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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

Four Seasons Hotel and Condos Coming to Telluride

STR reported US lodging data for the week ended December 30. RevPAR was down -9.7% led by a -7.1% decline in occupancy. Speculators are questioning whether everyone is thinking the Fed is going to cut interest rates more than they really will. Real estate developers  Fort Partners and Merrimac Ventures  are building a  Four Seasons  hotel and condo resort in  Telluride, Colorado .
North America

Wyndham Gets a Vote of Confidence

The DJIA ended its winning streak with a 237-point drop, Nasdaq was down 77, and the S&P 500 fell 29 points. The 10-year treasury yield surged by 0.16, closing at a yield of 4.01%. Wyndham reported positive results, with its development pipeline rising and a significant stock buyback. Accor raised its annual profit outlook despite being slightly below analyst expectations. Senators Klobuchar and Moran introduced the Hotel Fees Transparency Act , aiming to crack down on hidden resort fees. They propose federal guidelines for pricing transparency in hotel stays.
North America

Great Wolf Opening Largest Property to Date in Maryland

Lodging stocks were higher. ABNB led the group with a 7% rise while MCG was up 5%. Raymond James upped their price target on Hilton to $165 from $150. They maintained their Outperform rating. Ian Schrager and Ed Sheetz have stepped in to possibly partner with Chetrit Group , to rescue its landmark Bossert Hotel , located in Brooklyn Heights, New York.
North America

Business Travel Shows No Sign of a Recession

The  DJIA fell another 0.6% on Tuesday, Nasdaq was down 0.1%, the S&P 500 fell 0.5% and the 10-year treasury yield rose to 3.963%, its peak since 2010. Truist reported on a conference call it held with corporate travel data company Tripbam . Takeaways included that any indications of a recession have not yet shown up in business travel bookings and pricing data . Evercore ISI Group upped its rating on Hyatt to Outperform from In Line. Their price target is $100.