Sonesta International Hotels Corporation

North America

Hyatt Announces Plans for New Short-Term Vacation Rental Platform

Barclays expects a weak quarter for lodging REITs in 3Q23 and adjusted price targets for several hotel stocks. Various hotels across the US, including Marriott Vail and Signia by Hilton Atlanta, are undergoing construction or renovation. Hyatt Hotels plans to launch a vacation rental platform, Homes & Hideaways, while Sonesta opens a new hotel in Houston and Mandarina Oriental expands into Zurich.
North America

International Spending in U.S. Improves 24% Year Over Year

TD Cowen increased price targets for Hilton and Marriott, maintaining Outperform ratings. U.S. international travel spending surged in July 2023, with a trade surplus of $777 million. Various hotel developments and management changes were announced, including HEI Hotels & Resorts’ management of Aloft Tampa Downtown and plans for new properties in New Brunswick and Denver, as well as a significant renovation of The Olana mansion in Texas.
North America

Hilton to Create Largest EV Charging Network in Hospitality Sector

Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Hilton Grand Vacations with a Buy rating and a $59 price target, citing compelling stock levels. Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian observed a return to offices in big cities, indicating potential growth in business transient travel. Hilton plans to install up to 20,000 Tesla Universal Wall Connectors at 2,000 hotels in North America, creating the largest EV charging network in the hospitality industry.
North America

Hotels May End the Year Strong Thanks to Group Business

Truist reports strong trends in the U.S. hotel industry, with no signs of demand slowdown and expectations of growth in Q4 2023, driven by group business, business travel, and international visitors. CoStar data indicates a shift in U.S. hotel occupancy trends, with family travel slowing, group events strengthening, and a return of business travel, particularly during weekdays. Various hotel-related developments include property updates, new hotel constructions, and management changes across different locations in the United States.
North America

SVC Likely Done Buying Hotels This Year

Major stock indexes and several lodging stocks experienced declines. Service Properties Trust signaled a shift away from hotel acquisitions after buying the Nautilus Hotel in Miami. New hotels opened in Cincinnati , Yuba City , Orange , TX, and Pennsylvania . Notable construction and restoration projects are underway in Houston, Hastings, and Longmont. Several properties announced upcoming renovations or management changes. RobertDouglas managed a $60 million sale of three properties; Cronheim Hotel Capital refinanced Hotel Phillips in Kansas City. Key personnel changes occurred at Valor Hospitality Partners and the Rosewood Hotel Group .
North America

Earnings Season’s Worst Day This Quarter

Marriott Vacations had the worst earnings report, with a significant miss on analyst estimates and a reduced guide. Hyatt and Host Hotels also missed estimates, with Hyatt’s miss tied to leisure and resort exposure. The U.S. hotel construction pipeline is active in markets like Dallas , Atlanta , Phoenix , Nashville , and Los Angeles .
North America

Omni Hotels Rolls out a New Identity

Xenia Hotels & Resorts reported an in-line to a modest miss result and narrowed guidance. They repurchased common stock in the quarter. Chatham Lodging Trust had a 5% increase in RevPAR year over year and a 5% AFFO rise, with RevPAR down less than -2% from 2019. Several hotels announced new openings, acquisitions, and rebranding, including Omni Hotels & Resorts , Sonesta , Braintree Group , Elise Capital , Hyatt Hotels Corporation , and DiamondRock Hospitality Company .
North America

Analysts Favor Hotel Brands Over Airbnb

The DJIA rose 27 points while Nasdaq was up 71, the S&P 500 was down 12 points, and the 10-year treasury yield was up .08 to 4.03%. MAR was up about 1.45% at the close.
North America

Certares Closes $284 Million Hospitality Fund

Market Summary: DJIA rose 82 points, Nasdaq fell 17, S&P 500 down 1 point, 10-year treasury yield down to 3.85%. Uncertainty remains about the Fed’s rate hike decision. Certares Real Estate Hospitality Fund : Certares closes its first real estate fund with $284 million in equity commitments, investing in 10 U.S. hotels. Hilton and Travel + Leisure face mixed responses from investors. JD Power study highlights staff service as the highest contributor to guest satisfaction in hotels.
North America

Marriott’s Next New Midscale Brand

Marriott International, Sonesta International Hotel Corporation, and Pyramid Global Hospitality , announced plans for expansion and introduced new brands in different locations, including Latin America, Canada, and several U.S. states. Accor highlighted the progress of its branded residences business, with numerous projects under development worldwide, including Dubai, Australia, and South Korea. The Plasencia Group facilitated the sale of The Westin Tampa Bay, and Dan Hansen returned from retirement to lead Hyatt’s new mid-market extended-stay brand, Hyatt Studios, with a significant development pipeline.