Phoenix

North America

Wyndham Deal Expands its All-Inclusive Options

Wyndham Hotels and Decameron have formed an alliance to expand all-inclusive offerings with nine new resorts in Mexico, Panama, and Jamaica, with some joining the Trademark Collection and others joining the Ramada brand.
North America

Disney Vacation Club’s New Island Tower

Disney’s Island Tower at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, opening December 2024, says it will be an eco-friendly addition to Walt Disney World.
North America

Hotels See a Rebound in Business Travel 

A new report points to a resurgence in business travel, with group travel boosting hotels and companies increasingly sending employees on trips, challenging earlier predictions that virtual meetings would replace in-person business interactions permanently.
North America

U.S. Shows Increase in Hotel Pipeline Activity

The Americas is the only region to show an increase in hotel construction and development activity in the first quarter of 2024, contrasting with declines or slower growth in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa.
North America

Blackwells Withdraws Offer to Purchase Braemar Hotels

Blackwells Capital attempted to buy Braemar Hotels & Resorts, failed, and is now trying to elect four directors to BHR’s board despite owning a minimal amount of shares, facing opposition and legal action from BHR.
North America

Marriott to Expand Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott International, Inc. announced plans to further expand its new Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy brand offering with signed agreements in the United States, Italy, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
North America

Ennismore Reveals Plans for 18 More Hotels

Jefferies upgraded Park Hotels to Buy from Hold, reflecting positive changes like the removal of their San Francisco assets. Meanwhile, they downgraded Choice Hotels to Underperform from Hold due to concerns over its acquisition strategy, specifically regarding Wyndham Hotels. Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. announced the acquisition of the Springhill Suites by Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center for approximately $75 million. Bradford Allen Hospitality acquired two hotel properties in Riverhead, New York, planning significant renovations for both. PEG Companies opened The Moxy in the historic Luhrs Building in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Hawkeye Hotels commenced construction of a Fairfield Inn & Suites in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, targeting a spring 2025 opening.
North America

Hilton Unveils Plans for Luxury Hotels in 2024

Wells Fargo downgraded Sunstone Hotels and revised DiamondRock Hospitality and Apple Hospitality’s ratings. According to the National Travel and Tourism Office, international visitors to the U.S. in October 2023 spent $18.9 billion, marking a 23% increase from the previous year. In 2024, Hilton’s luxury portfolio, inclusive of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and LXR Hotels & Resorts will announce offerings that will provide guests with new brand signatures.