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Asia-Pacific

One of the Worst Hotel Ideas in Macau Ever

Alongside a relatively strong projected occupancy rate this summer, one of Macau’s most notable hotel failures has reopened its doors despite bankruptcy.
Asia-Pacific

Japan’s RevPAR Impresses Despite Yen Depreciation

Japan’s hotel business has seen impressive RevPAR growth over the past 15 months due to a late post-pandemic reopening, high inflation, international demand, and a depreciating yen – all despite minimal return of Chinese travelers.
Asia-Pacific

India Hotel Investment Activity Recap

India’s hospitality sector in 2023 saw a record investment of $401 million, marking a near fourfold increase from 2022, with robust growth in hotel transactions, signings, and openings, particularly in tier-two cities, and an optimistic revenue growth forecast for FY2025 driven by spiritual tourism.
North America

Blackwells Withdraws Offer to Purchase Braemar Hotels

Blackwells Capital attempted to buy Braemar Hotels & Resorts, failed, and is now trying to elect four directors to BHR’s board despite owning a minimal amount of shares, facing opposition and legal action from BHR.
Asia-Pacific

Hyatt Plans 7 New Hotels in India

Hyatt Hotels said they plan to expand their footprint in India by opening seven new hotels and adding 1,115 keys across leisure and city destinations in 2024.
North America

Global Hotel Rate Bubble Watch

A new report for 2023 shows 85% of markets with RevPAR higher than 2019. In terms of top-line performance, that means most markets have recovered from the significant declines caused by the pandemic.
Asia-Pacific

Ascott to Add 8 Lyf-Branded Properties

CapitaLand Investment’s the Ascott Limited, is adding eight new properties to its lyf brand portfolio. The additions mark Ascott’s expansion into various global city and resort destinations including Bali, Penang, and Sydney.
North America

Accor Reveals European Portfolio Growth

STR reported a 3.3% increase in U.S. Hotel RevPAR, led by a 4.5% rise in ADR and a 5.1% increase in Group RevPAR. Deutsche Bank provided a cautious 2024 outlook for the hotel industry, highlighting a balanced risk-reward scenario with potential bull and bear cases. Keybanc reduced their price target on Xenia Hotels & Resorts, while Truist offered a differing view on Airbnb compared to Barclays.