RLJ Lodging Trust

North America

Canadian Hotels Enjoy Record Average Daily Rates

DJIA, Nasdaq down; S&P 500 fell; 10-year treasury yield up. Hotel Trends: Global RevPAR growth; Canada’s record ADR and RevPAR; mixed occupancy rates. Developments: Hotel expansions, renovations; Hyatt Vacation Club launch; new CEOs, brand in Croatia.
North America

Apple Hospitality, RLJ and Sunstone Beat Estimates

Stock market indices, including DJIA, Nasdaq, and S&P 500, experienced declines on Friday, with the 10-year treasury yield also dropping notably. Some lodging companies reported mixed earnings, with Apple Hospitality , RLJ , and Sunstone Hotel Investors beating expectations, while DiamondRock Hospitality and Playa Hotels missed estimates. Several hotel chains, including Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and LuxUrban Hotels, Inc. , are making expansion deals, and various hotel properties are undergoing renovations and acquisitions in different locations.
North America

Relative Optimism for Hotel Earnings Season Among Analysts

Truist expects varied 2Q earnings for the hotel sector, with C-Corps’ results depending on geography and customer mix. U.S. hotel industry performance in June 2023 showed improvements from the previous month but lower year-over-year changes. RLJ Lodging Trust ‘s Nashville property joins Hilton’s Tapestry Collection after a comprehensive renovation, marking the company’s third conversion in 2023.
North America

Positive Outlook for RLJ Lodging Trust

Stock Market Update: DJIA, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 all ended the day with gains, reflecting a broad market RLJ Lodging Trust : Baird reports positive investor meetings, highlighting underappreciated growth outlook and company drivers. Hotel Developments: AC Hotels by Marriott planned in East Memphis , acquisition of Westin Annapolis , and Equinox Hospitality ‘s acquisition and rebranding of Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael Marin County.
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

Marriott Doesn’t See Price Sensitivity Yet

Stock market: DJIA fell 233 points, Nasdaq rose by 53 points, and S&P 500 increased by 4 points Federal Reserve: Paused interest rate hikes but anticipates at least two more in the next 6 months, causing confusion in the financial markets Lodging industry: SOND experienced a notable decline of -7%, while other lodging stocks were modestly lower. Various hotel companies reported on post-pandemic themes, opportunities for rate growth, and potential impacts of a recession scenario.
North America

IHG to Get New CEO Elie Maalouf

InterContinental Hotels Group announced Keith Barr has informed the Board of his decision to step down from his role as Group Chief Executive Officer and from the IHG Board. Playa Hotels & Resorts reported a 1Q beat and repurchased 5 million shares for $42.6 million in 1Q as well as another 2.1 million shares for $20 million in April. During Q1 2023, RevPAR grew 13% compared to 2019 , fueled by higher ADR and growth in business and group demand as well as strong leisure travel, according to JLL’s latest U.S. Hotel Investment Trends report.
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Wells Fargo Cuts Lodging Stock Targets While Global RevPAR Grows

Wells Fargo has cut price targets on lodging stocks under coverage due to concerns over regional banks and their impact on the hotel industry. The bank only downgraded two names – Park Hotels and Xenia Hotels – but reduced price targets on many others, including Hilton, Marriott, and Hyatt. STR’s global “bubble chart” update shows growing momentum in the Asia Pacific region and more than half of markets globally with better than 20% growth in RevPAR versus 2019. Israel, Switzerland, Singapore, the Dominican Republic, and New Zealand led in RevPAR on an actual basis. HEI Hotels & Resorts has taken over management of the Marriott Jacksonville Downtown Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, which will undergo a comprehensive renovation in the planning stages with completion anticipated in the first quarter of 2024.
North America

Belmond and the Cipriani Family Make Peace

RLJ Lodging Trust reported in-line results with some limited guidance they gave in January at ALIS. Summit Hotel Properties reported 4Q results ahead of estimates with strong earnings contributions from the recently acquired properties, including NewcrestImage. Argus Research upped their rating on Airbnb to Buy from Hold with a $144 price target.
North America

Morgan Stanley Sees Airbnb’s Property Supply Slowing

Morgan Stanley cut their rating on Airbnb to Underweight from Equal Weight, slashing its target price to $80 from $100. Marriott International announced plans to introduce more than 35 luxury hotels in 2023 to its portfolio of luxury brands. STR reported US lodging data for the week ended 12/3. Hotel RevPAR was up 11.7% year over year while up 1.2% versus 2019.