Hersha Hospitality Trust

North America

Melia Hotels Announces International Push

In 2024, the company’s expansion plans include an initial goal of opening more than twenty hotels and continuing to sign as many new projects.
North America

Hilton and Marriott’s Banner 2023

Hilton said they ended 2023 with the strongest development quarter in its history while Marriott International, Inc. announced the company’s record year of global signings with 52% more organic rooms signed in 2023 than the previous year.
North America

Four Seasons Unveils Expansion of Residential Offerings

Four Seasons will develop the Four Seasons Residences at The Ocean Club in Nassau, Bahamas. This project, set to open in 2027, will include 67 Private Residences with luxurious amenities including an oceanfront pool, private cabanas, a beachfront restaurant, a spa, and more.
North America

Morgan Stanley Is Bullish on Hotel Sector

Morgan Stanley remains optimistic about the hotel industry’s growth, forecasting a 2% RevPAR growth globally for next year, with potential for higher growth. Selina Hospitality faces stock value decline and plans for delisting from Nasdaq. The Leading Hotels of the World welcomed new members, including newly opened or renovated hotels in New York, California, China, France, Greece, Spain, Italy, and Venice.
North America

New York City Market Dominating Recent Hotel Sales

As of November 11, 2023, 79% of markets showed growth in Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) compared to 2019, with leadership positions shifting from Europe to other regions as the Northern Hemisphere approaches winter. New York City led U.S. hotel sales in the last three months with transactions totaling $1.35 billion, despite a significant decrease in overall disclosed hotel transaction volume in 2023 compared to 2022. Several key hotel developments and acquisitions include KSL Capital Partners acquiring Hersha Hospitality Trust, the opening of the avid hotel Chattanooga South – Ringgold, and proposed sales like the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport hotel.
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Hyatt Plans to Double Canadian Footprint by 2026

The DJIA jumped 490 points while Nasdaq surged 327. The S&P 500 rose 84 points and the 10-year treasury yield was down .19 to 4.44%, all on a low inflation report. HLT and HT hit new highs while…
North America

Hilton to Open a Bevy of New Properties in 2024

Braemar Hotels (BRH) and Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) reported 3Q results, with BRH missing estimates due to its resort/leisure focus, experiencing a -7.1% decline in RevPAR growth. AHT’s results exceeded expectations, especially in urban assets, with a 4% growth in RevPAR. Hersha Hospitality shareholders approved a $1.4 billion, all-cash deal for KSL Capital Partners to acquire the hotel REIT, taking them private. The deal, valued at $10 per share, is expected to close in the current quarter. The Global Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey by JLL revealed a surge in lodging demand, with global RevPAR up 10.2% relative to 2019. Key findings include 81% of investors planning to be net buyers, a preference for urban markets (84%), and a focus on luxury and select-service hotels. Investors anticipate a rise in hotel pricing per key and face challenges like the cost of capital, rising insurance costs due to climate risk, and deferred capital expenditures.  
North America

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Expands Branded Residences in High-Demand Markets

U.S. hotel industry saw positive growth in RevPAR and rates for the week ending September 30, with Group RevPAR showing significant improvement. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is expanding its branded residence portfolio especially in Europe. Various hotel projects and developments are underway in different locations, including downtown Springfield, Norfolk, San Antonio, Beaufort, and Las Vegas, with a range of amenities and timelines.
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Hilton Plans to Display Mandatory Fees Upfront

Stock markets experienced mixed performance, with DJIA and Nasdaq rising, while S&P 500 increased. Mortgage holders who didn’t lock in rates may regret their decision as the 10-year treasury yield rose. Several lodging stocks had varied results, with SHCO and SLNA showing gains, while AINC rebounded and INN, AHT, and VAC hit new lows. SOND declined. B of A Securities raised the price target for Soho House, Argus Research initiated coverage on Choice Hotels, and Baird discussed Hersha Hospitality Trust’s preliminary proxy statement.
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Speculation Blooms After Hersha Hospitality/KSL Deal

DJIA, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 all experienced gains, while 10-year treasury yield decreased. Lodging stocks surged, led by lodging REITs AINC and ABNB, potentially narrowing the gap between NAV and stock prices. Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group takes over management of Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites in Los Angeles. Manhattan’s Park Lane Hotel sold to Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund. Wingate by Wyndham near LAX sold to Greens Group. IHG announces new Crowne Plaza in Saint John, New Brunswick. Kintetsu Group plans new hotel in Plano, Texas. Choice Hotels breaks ground on Cambria Hotel in East Tampa, Florida. Evans’ Tempo by Hilton project falls apart. Philadelphia’s former Family Court building to be transformed into a boutique hotel with an African American Museum nearby. East Bay Resort rebrands as Salterra Resort and Spa in Turks and Caicos after major renovation.