Starwood Capital Group

North America

U.S. Hotels Expect a Strong Next 12 Months

U.S. travel demand is robust across hotel segments, driven by higher-income leisure and business travelers, but lower-income travel is declining, and recovery varies by hotel type and market, with international travel lagging behind domestic recovery.
North America

Selina Shareholders Prepare for More Dilution

Selina Hospitality’s existing shareholders face dilution as Osprey International Limited expedites its $6 million investment, impacting the company’s total share structure unfavorably.
North America

Starwood Capital to Transfer 10 Hotels to a SPAC

Starwood Capital Group signed a deal with SPAC Jaws Mustang Acquisition to merge. If completed, the SPAC will become the direct or indirect owner of Starwood entities’ interests in an initial portfolio of 10 properties, including the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.
North America

MCR Refinances Its Hotel Portfolio

MCR has refinanced a 16-hotel portfolio for $333 million, generating $51 million of net proceeds. In less than three years, MCR doubled the portfolio’s new operating income, increasing it from $15 million at acquisition to $36 million.
North America

Vancouver Leads Canada’s Hotel Boom

Canada is seeing a surge of hotel construction in major cities, with Vancouver leading the way in new building applications. It is now seen as the most attractive bet by analysts because it leads the way in hotel profits and occupancy, which was almost 80% in October.
North America

Hilton’s Names its New Extended Stay Brand

Hilton announced LivSmart Studios by Hilton is the official name of its new studio apartment-style, extended-stay hotel brand. LivSmart Studios already has more that 350 deals in various stages of negotiation.
North America

JP Morgan Is Cautious About Hotel Earnings Season

Financial Markets: DJIA up 184 points, Nasdaq up 26, S&P 500 rose 18 points, and 10-year treasury yield up to 3.86%. Lodging stocks performed poorly despite overall market gains. JP Morgan anticipates unimpressive 2Q23 RevPAR results and mixed net rooms growth in the lodging sector. They remain cautious due to tougher year-over-year comparisons and potential effects from tightening credit conditions. Several hotels are being developed or opened, including a 100-room hotel in Northeast Philadelphia, a Marriott Residence Inn in West Vail, and a Fairfield Inn & Suites in Conway, South Carolina. Some projects are facing challenges, like the halted construction of a Homewood Suites in Skokie, Illinois, due to high-interest rates.
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.