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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

Blackstone Raises a $30 Billion Investment Fund

Blackstone announced the final close of its Blackstone Real Estate Partners X fund with $30.4 billion of total capital commitments, the largest real estate or private equity drawdown fund ever raised. Truist lowered their target price on Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, saying they have concerns over 2024 San Francisco conventions along with rising hotel-level costs. Celebrating its five-year anniversary, the Hard Rock Hotel Dayton Beach in Florida debuted a multimillion renovation including refreshed guestrooms and youth club and revamped memorabilia.
North America

Dividend Announcements Buoy Lodging Stocks

On Friday lodging stocks ended higher: BHR rose 12% while AINC was up 7%. SOND fell -7% on the day. Raymond James downgraded Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and Xenia Hotels & Resorts to Market Perform from Outperform while cutting Sunstone Hotel Investors to Underperform from Market Perform. Ryman Hospitality also announced they were boosting their quarterly dividend, declaring the 4Q dividend of $0.25 per share.