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North America

U.S. Investors Optimistic About the Hotel Market

The 2024 CBRE Global Hotel Investors Intentions Survey indicates U.S. hotel investors are optimistic, with plans to increase investments, despite challenges like debt servicing and rising costs, favoring urban and leisure markets such as New York City, Miami, Charleston, and Boston.
North America

Club Med Says It’s Hit a Milestone

Club Med released new data showing the company has reached a fresh milestone by achieving more than $2 billion in international business volume for the first time ever.
North America

Nearly 75% of Americans Plan to Maintain or Increase Hotel Stays in 2024

Almost three quarters of Americans plan to either maintain or increase their number of hotel stays in 2024 compared to 2023, and hotels remain the top lodging choice for likely travelers, according to a survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
North America

Hilton’s Names its New Extended Stay Brand

Hilton announced LivSmart Studios by Hilton is the official name of its new studio apartment-style, extended-stay hotel brand. LivSmart Studios already has more that 350 deals in various stages of negotiation.
North America

U.S. Average Daily Rates Continue Increase

The  DJIA  fell 285 points,  Nasdaq  was down 174, the  S&P 500  fell 38 points, and the 10-year treasury yield was down nearly .10 to 3.91%. Let’s hope the first two trading days do not represent the rest of the year. STR’s  global “bubble chart” update through December 16, 2023 showed 75% of markets with growth in RevPAR compared to 2019. Could there be a hotel building moratorium in one of the most popular areas of Southern Florida?
North America

Dolly Parton Could Open a Nashville Hotel 

Truist reports that lodging companies aren’t experiencing recession-driven demand declines, with strong group and individual business but weak domestic leisure. Dolly Parton may be venturing into Nashville’s hotel market with a $75 million building acquisition, and Toftrees Golf Resort in Pennsylvania announces a $50 million renovation. A new $175 million development in Mishawaka, Indiana, includes apartments, townhomes, and a 125-room hotel.
North America

New CEOs for Fairmont and Orient Express

Truist remains optimistic about US hotel demand and RevPAR, favoring C-Corp stocks like HLT, MAR, and H, and recommending Hyatt and Ryman Hospitality among REITs. Hilton is expanding in Baja California, Mexico with Tapestry Collection hotels. Ashford Hospitality Trust faces lawsuits over loan defaults. Accor announced executive appointments and a new hotel in Poland with Allenort Group.