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Wyndham Signs 60 More Extended-Stay Hotels

Stock markets showed mixed results with DJIA up 27 points, Nasdaq up 86, and S&P 500 up 13, while 10-year treasury yield increased to 3.91%. Wyndham Rewards topped the list in the 2023-2024 Best Travel Rewards Programs, and Hilton is set to open Motto by Hilton in New York City Times Square. Pennbridge Lodging plans to construct two Marriott brands in downtown Boise, and Four Seasons Hotels announced a project in Jacksonville, Florida.
North America

Analysts Become Modestly Less Bullish on U.S. Hotel Companies

Stock market indices, including the DJIA, Nasdaq, and S&P 500, experienced declines on Friday, while the 10-year treasury yield saw a slight increase. Barclays expects some REITs, such as Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and DiamondRock , to be disproportionately impacted by below-expectation revenue per available room (RevPAR), while they believe Apple Hospitality will outperform. Oppenheimer slashed price targets on several lodging stocks, including Chatham Lodging Trust , RLJ Lodging Trust , Braemar , and Apple Hospitality , while maintaining their Outperform ratings on these companies.
North America

Aimbridge Acquires 71 Terrapin Management Contracts

Aimbridge Hospitality has acquired the management arm of Terrapin Hospitality , with 71 hotels located in 21 states. This aggregates to over 8,100 keys transitioning to Aimbridge management. B.Riley lowered their price target on Ashford Inc. to $14 from $18, they maintained their Neutral rating on the stock. IHG Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of a new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel in Glendale, California .
North America

The Earnings Parade Continues

The earnings parade continues with REITs dominating the past 24 hours. PebbleBrook Hotel Trust reported 4Q results that matched their pre-announcement but gave 1Q guidance that was softer than expected. Sunstone Hotel Investors results came in slightly ahead for 4Q with an extra $10 million insurance gain also put in there. Park Hotels reported strong results even with San Francisco continued weakness. PK said group revenue is back to 83% of pre-pandemic levels.
North America

Marriott Leads the Construction Pipeline in the U.S.

Ryman Hospitality Properties beat 3Q EBITDA estimates while giving a small 4Q guidance raise. Lodging stocks were mixed. SOND rose 8% but Selina (SLNA) plunged another -23% and is now down to near where it was in price when they completed the merger with BOA. Timeshare is definitely a mixed bag this earnings season. Following up on TNL’s disappointing results, Marriott Vacations gave a mixed 3Q along with guidance that seems mixed as well.
North America

Global Hotel Groups Are Sitting on Piles of Cash

The  DJIA  rose 61 points,  Nasdaq  was up 50, the  S&P 500  was up 12 points and the  10-year Treasury yield  is quickly rising to where it peaked in June, up another .05 to 3.11%. STR said US RevPAR  for the week ended 8/20 was up 16.9% versus the same week last year. Global hotel groups are holding near-record amounts of cash.  Seven of the best-known hotel groups were collectively sitting on about $7.3 billion in cash and short-term investments as of the end of June .