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North America

Hyatt Expands in New Orleans

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the addition of Maison Metier and The Barnett in New Orleans to their portfolio, both expected to join Hyatt’s independent collections in 2024 under new branding and management by HRI Hospitality.
North America

Hilton Lays out Plans to Expand in Caribbean and Latin America

Hilton plans to exceed 300 hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America within three years, expanding its presence significantly in countries like Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil, while introducing new brands and entering new markets.
North America

Las Vegas’ Mirage Hotel and Casino to Close

Hard Rock International will cease operations of The Mirage Hotel & Casino to begin transforming the venue into the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Guitar Hotel Las Vegas. The new resort will feature a guitar-shaped hotel nearly 700 feet in height.
North America

Wyndham Expands in the Extended-Stay Sector

WaterWalk, Wyndham’s 25th brandstands out from other hotel brands in that it lets owners sell a mix of rooms, with about 60% marketed as extended-stay hotel rooms and about 40% marketed as short-term rentals.
North America

IHG’s New Prototypes for 3 Brands

IHG Hotels & Resorts unveiled new prototype options for Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, and Atwell Suites, set to roll out by Q2 2024 and debut in properties as early as 2025.
North America

Choice Hotels Tries Another Time With Wyndham

Choice Hotels issued a press release urging Wyndham stockholders to tender their shares before the March 8 deadline. We would characterize the press release as of begging WH shareholders to threaten they will pull the plug.
North America

Host Hotels and Pebblebrook Report Earnings

The earnings season for hotel companies kicked into high gear with Host Hotels and Pebblebrook becoming the first REITs to show their hand.