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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.
North America

Selina Receives Nasdaq Delisting Warning

Selina Hospitality received a delisting notice from Nasdaq due to its low stock price, but plans to implement a reverse stock split to regain compliance.
North America

Rosewood Talks Its Global Pipeline

The Rosewood Hotel Group is set to expand its global presence and enhance its portfolio, which currently includes 48 properties across 23 countries, with new openings in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and the Americas, alongside growing its residential business.
North America

Choice Hotels Ends Bid to Acquire Wyndham

The market liked this conclusion: both companies’ stock prices rose, with Choice Hotels up 6% and Wyndham Hotels 2%, indicating investor relief – or strategic reassessment.
North America

Hotel Brands See Guest Satisfaction Boost

Upper upscale hotels, the property types most associated with business travel, are well represented in the U.S. development pipeline . According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Travel Study 2022-2023, satisfaction across all four industries measured, airlines, hotels, car rentals, and online travel agencies, is up . STR reported US lodging data for the week ended 4/15. US hotel RevPAR was up 8.6% year over year.
North America

NewcrestImage Plans to Acquire 100+ Hotels This Year

NewcrestImage has plans to acquire more than 100 hotels this year , reported CoStar. So far in 2023, the company has finalized its purchase of a 45-hotel portfolio in 11 states. Key International and Shaner Hotels announced the grand opening of the 156-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront in Florida . Midas Hospitality announced the opening of the 170-room Residence Inn by Marriott , the first hotel to be built in Clayton, Missouri, in 30 years.
North America

Aimbridge Acquires 71 Terrapin Management Contracts

Aimbridge Hospitality has acquired the management arm of Terrapin Hospitality , with 71 hotels located in 21 states. This aggregates to over 8,100 keys transitioning to Aimbridge management. B.Riley lowered their price target on Ashford Inc. to $14 from $18, they maintained their Neutral rating on the stock. IHG Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of a new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel in Glendale, California .
North America

Hotels Change Hands, Brands Enter New Markets

Lodging stocks were mostly lower. VCSA was down -12%, SOND was down -8% but MCG was up 5% on a new Buy rating. Northland Capital Markets initiated coverage on Selina Hospitality Group with an Outperform rating and $4.50 target price. The scheduled auction of the downtown Hilton Hotel Minneapolis , previously slated for Friday, has been postponed.
North America

Jefferies Downgrades Marriott and Hilton

Jefferies downgraded both Marriott and Hilton to Hold , leaving only Wyndham with a Buy rating in their C-Corp coverage. They continue to favor Host Hotels and Hersha Hospitality. 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay is opening on February 15 on Kauai’s north shore. The resort will be the flagship hotel for 1 Hotels. The DJIA fell 113 points, Nasdaq was up 66, the S&P 500 was down 3 points and the 10-year treasury yield was down .05 to 3.52%. How was that for a mixed market?
North America

U.S. Leisure Travel Expected to End 2022 14% Higher Than 2019 Levels

The DJIA fell 100 points, Nasdaq was down 92, the S&P 500 was down 25 and the reason for the punch bowl being taken away from the recent rally was the 10 year treasury yield spiking. STR said US RevPAR was up 26.7% year over year for the week ending 10/15. A new analysis projects U.S. hotel leisure travel revenue to be 14% higher by the end of this year than it was in 2019.