Valor Hospitality Partners

North America

Wyndham Beats First-Quarter Expectations

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ first quarter results exceeded expectations, with stock buybacks increasing despite a hostile bid from Choice Hotels, maintaining a record growth pipeline for the 15th consecutive quarter.
North America

Wyndham and Hyatt Earnings Tripped Up in New Ways

Wyndham had their typical quarter, but WH did say fighting off CHH is going to cost them about $75 million, while Hyatt gave a late-night press release that stated their 4Q results would be delayed because they have not finalized accounting relating to ALG’s Unlimited Vacation Club.
Asia-Pacific

China’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Hits Record High

According to the latest China Construction pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics, China’s hotel construction pipeline ended 2023 with record-breaking project and room counts
North America

U.S. Hotels See Best Rates and Occupancy Since 2019

The DJIA ended Friday with a gain of 395 points, while NASDAQ was up 255, the S&P 500 rose 59 points and the 10-year treasury yield ticked up a little to 4.15%. Lodging stocks were mostly…
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

Vancouver’s Occupancy Levels Lead Canadian Rivals

Hotel industry updates: Canadian hotel RevPAR exceeds C$100 for third consecutive month, with Manitoba and Vancouver leading in occupancy rates. Renovations and expansions: Knoxville, Tennessee plans to add 350 hotel rooms, while a $12 million extended-stay hotel is set to open in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Company announcements: Hyatt Place Melbourne Airport opens in Florida, while LVMH scraps luxury hotel plans in Beverly Hills.
North America

Spark by Hilton Is a Conversion Favorite

BofA Securities initiated coverage on Marriott Vacations with a Neutral rating and a $180 price target. The Wall Street Journal published an article on how hotel companies are stepping up efforts to lure competitors’ hotels to their own brands. The article referenced Hilton’s new Spark by Hilton brand. We had heard those concerns about upcoming maturities from Service Properties Trust when we were positive about their resumption of the previous dividend, giving them an 11% yield at the time.
North America

U.S. Hotel Construction Increased in December

After 25 consecutive months of year-over-year declines, U.S. hotel construction increased slightly in December. Wells Fargo cut their price target on Airbnb to $130 from $165. They maintained their Overweight rating. STR said US hotel RevPAR the week ended 1/14 was up 33.1%. RevPAR was up 9.4% versus the same week in 2019.
Asia-Pacific

Western Australia Sees Surge of Singapore Visitors

Data from Tourism Western Australia shows Singapore is now the number one source of foreign visitors, with Singaporeans accounting for 24% of all international arrivals. The Ascott Ltd. has launched Citadines Connect in Lebuh Noordin, Georgetown, Penang , a hotel situated in a two-story pre-war building. Mohegan’s Inspire Entertainment Resort , under development in Incheon, South Korea , signed a management agreement with Hanwha Hotel & Resorts for the operation of five-star hotel towers in the property.
North America

U.S. Group Bookings Increase While Biz Travel Lags

The  DJIA  rose 323 points while  Nasdaq  jumped 208, the  S&P 500  rose 59 points, and the  10-year Treasury yield  took a breather, down .08 to 3.03%. Inflation, energy prices, supply chain challenges, labor shortages, and regional developments are  pushing the forecast for full recovery into 2026,  instead of the previously forecasted 2024. According to the latest monthly data from  STR  and  CoStar , the number of  groups booking U.S. hotel rooms  continued to increase in June, although individual business travel continued to lag.