North America

North America

IHG Opposes Marriott’s City Express Trademark Bid

InterContinental Hotels Group is challenging Marriott International’s attempt to trademark City Express by Marriott, citing potential confusion with its Holiday Inn Express brand.
North America

Kimpton Unveils Plans for Hawaii 

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is partnering with Coco Palms Resort to open a luxury resort in Kauai, Hawaii in 2026, featuring 350 accommodations, a coconut grove, spa, pools, and dining options.
North America

Ritz-Carlton Expands to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

The Ritz-Carlton brand will make its debut on Mexico’s Caribbean coast with The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Riviera Maya, featuring 127 residences, with sales and construction starting this year and the first phase debuting in 2026.
North America

Dolly Parton Confirms Plans for Nashville Hotel

Dolly Parton has announced plans for a downtown Nashville hotel called Songteller Hotel, along with a museum showcasing her fashion and career artifacts.
North America

NYU, NAREIT, and Investor Conferences Special

The NYU Conference had mixed opinions on its tone and mood, with Barclays finding it muted and Truist noting a lack of extreme bullishness, while discussions on hotel REITs highlighted concerns about investment strategies and the influence of hedge funds.
North America

Soho House Rejects Takeover Offer

Soho House dissolved its Independent Special Committee after rejecting an offer for strategic transactions, causing discontent among shareholders due to the stock’s low trading price.