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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.
North America

$133 Million Margaritaville Hotel Approved in Kentucky

HSBC initiates stock coverage in the leisure and travel sector, including Buy ratings for Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, and Host Hotels, along with Hold ratings for Park Hotels, Choice Hotels, and Service Properties Trust. Several hotel projects and acquisitions are highlighted, including the opening of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Portland, a new property by Maverick Hotels and Restaurants in Rockford, and North American Properties’ approval for a Margaritaville hotel in Newport, Kentucky. Notable developments and changes in the international hotel industry, such as Adrian Messerli’s promotion at Four Seasons, Hilton’s plans to open Italy’s first LXR Hotels & Resorts property, and Riu Hotels and Resorts opening a new all-inclusive resort in Jamaica next year.
North America

Hyatt Plans 30+ Properties in the Americas

B of A Securities gives IHG Hotels & Resorts a Buy rating. Sonder announces a 1-for-20 reverse stock split. Hyatt plans to expand with over 30 new hotels in the Americas by 2025, emphasizing luxury, resort, and lifestyle rooms. Miraval Resorts unveils its spa after a $60 million renovation. Raffles Boston and The Fontainebleau Las Vegas announce their openings.
North America

Choice and Wyndham Maintain Baird’s Outperform Ratings

DJIA and S&P 500 rose, Nasdaq was up, and the 10-year treasury yield decreased. Airbnb Co-founder Joe Gebbia sold over $1 billion worth of stock, while ABNB reached a 52-week high. U.S. hotel RevPAR increased, new hotel constructions and acquisitions were announced, and a hotel opening was delayed in Portland.
North America

U.S. Hotels See RevPAR Surge

Stock market indices experienced a decline, with DJIA falling 102 points, Nasdaq down 165 points, and S&P 500 falling 23 points. The American Hotel & Lodging Association successfully lobbied for new PPP eligibility guidelines, allowing hotel owners who used third-party management companies to qualify for loan forgiveness. The U.S. hotel industry reported improved performance in May 2023 compared to the previous year, with increased occupancy, ADR, and RevPAR, particularly in the top 25 markets.
North America

New York Delays Airbnb Crackdown

Stock market: DJIA, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 showed gains, while lodging stocks were mixed. American travelers: High excitement for travel, but concerns about finances and travel costs have increased. Hotel developments: Renovations and new constructions announced in various locations, including Alabama, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Massachusetts.
North America

Hotel Industry Expected to Weather Potential Recession

Deutsche Bank issued a report, commenting on what they think the trading action in gaming and lodging stocks are telling them. Jefferies believes the primary issue affecting stock prices in the group the past week is the banking crisis, notably the pressure on regional banks and its prospective prospective impact on financing of new properties. Most economists agree the U.S. will experience a recession to some degree in 2023, but hotel industry analysts say sustainable job growth, strong hotel rates and demand, and the yet-unrealized wave of international travelers will help the industry keep its head above water.
North America

The Earnings Parade Continues

The earnings parade continues with REITs dominating the past 24 hours. PebbleBrook Hotel Trust reported 4Q results that matched their pre-announcement but gave 1Q guidance that was softer than expected. Sunstone Hotel Investors results came in slightly ahead for 4Q with an extra $10 million insurance gain also put in there. Park Hotels reported strong results even with San Francisco continued weakness. PK said group revenue is back to 83% of pre-pandemic levels.
North America

Hyatt’s Grand Ambitions for 2023

Lodging stocks were higher. SLNA topped the list with a 10% gain followed by AHT and VCSA, both up 6%. We start today’s newsletter on a sad note as many of you probably heard that Bruce White , the founder and chairman of White Lodging , passed away at the age of 70. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust gave a January operations update and include an update on 4Q preliminary results. Remember they roiled the Lodging REIT stocks when they preannounced weaker than expected 4Q results.