North America

Soho House Rejects Takeover Offer

Soho House dissolved its Independent Special Committee after rejecting an offer for strategic transactions, causing discontent among shareholders due to the stock’s low trading price.
North America

U.S. Hotel Profitability Lags Pre-Covid Levels

A new report indicates that U.S. hotel debt maturities, exacerbated by lagging profitability, high interest rates, and rising insurance costs, will drive increased transactions in 2024, especially in top gateway markets.
North America

Disney Vacation Club’s New Island Tower

Disney’s Island Tower at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, opening December 2024, says it will be an eco-friendly addition to Walt Disney World.
North America

Wyndham Orlando Resort Likely to Close

The Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive is set to close on April 30, with potential plans for partial preservation and redevelopment by owner Unicorp National Developments Inc.

Hotel Franchising Doubles in Southeast Asia

A new report says that hotel franchising is rapidly expanding in Southeast Asia, providing local hotel owners significant growth opportunities despite market challenges.
North America

JP Morgan States Its Q1 Hotel Performance Expectations

JP Morgan forecasts mixed 1Q24 results for the lodging sector, with slow RevPAR growth, strong net rooms growth, and moderating pipeline expansion, recommending selectiveness due to varied performance across companies.
North America

Las Vegas Lifts U.S. Hotel Performance

U.S. hotel performance in February 2024 saw modest revenue gains driven largely by Las Vegas and major events, with luxury and upscale chains leading growth amidst varied demand across other segments.
North America

Hotel Job Growth Slows Down

While U.S. unemployment remains below 4%, employment growth has been slowing and hotel job openings have also slowed. Wage growth outpaced inflation, but RevPAR contracted again in January.