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North America

State of Global Tourism, According to the UN

International tourism nearly reached pre-pandemic levels in early 2024, with notable growth in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa, and a full recovery projected for the year.
North America

Park Hotels Beats First-Quarter Estimates 

Park Hotels exceeded adjusted EBITDA and AFFO estimates and raised their financial guidance, citing optimism in their group and leisure outlook, likely due to recently renovated properties.
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Selina’s Leaders Move to Soothe Worries

Selina Hospitality issued an update, emphasizing management’s confidence through executive stock conversions and alignment with shareholders, clarifying that insider stock sales were automatic transactions for tax purposes, not discretionary market sales.
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Hilton Increases Canadian Portfolio

Hilton’s expansion in Canada includes nearly 20 deals signed in 2023, with plans to introduce Spark by Hilton and Motto by Hilton in 2024 – aiming to surpass 200 hotels.
North America

Major Brands Acquiring Key Properties

Apple Hospitality REIT declared a regular monthly cash dividend and a special distribution. Bluegreen Vacation Holdings’ acquisition by Hilton Grand Vacations moved forward with the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Several new hotel openings and acquisitions were announced, including AC Hotels by Marriott in Naples, Moxy by Marriott in Houston, IHG’s first Garner hotel, and Choice Hotels International’s 100th Suburban Studios hotel.
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Business Travel Close to a Full Recovery

JP Morgan downgraded IHG Hotels & Resorts from Neutral to Underweight, favoring Premier Inn owner Whitbread in the European hotels sector. Canada has 275 hotel construction projects with 37,780 rooms in its pipeline, with 22 new projects announced in Q3. Ontario leads with 160 projects, and Toronto has the most projects with 61. A total of 16 new hotels opened in the first three quarters of 2023, with more expected in the last quarter and beyond. The latest GBTA Business Travel Outlook Poll reports that domestic business travel bookings have reached 75% of 2019 levels, while international bookings are at 70%. Spending on domestic business travel is at 77%, and international spend is at 74%.
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Accor and Hyatt Continue European Expansion

Jefferies downgraded Marriott Vacations to “Hold” from “Buy” and reduced their target price, expressing concerns over the macroeconomic outlook, particularly in consumer credit and interest rates. The 2023 survey from the Hospitality Asset Managers Association indicates optimism about RevPAR’s return to 2019 levels, while various hotels announce new completions, renovations, and sales across the U.S. Key personnel appointments are announced in major hotel groups, and international brands like Wyndham, Accor, and Hyatt unveil expansion plans and new properties in locations such as Barbados, France, and Spain.
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Las Vegas’ and Charleston, S.C.’s Four Seasons

It was a rough one for Airbnb as investors seemed blindsided by their guidance. The 1Q results were in line but ABNB said they expect 2Q bookings to have slower growth . The best thing to be said about Vacasa’s earnings report came from JP Morgan . Their headline was the quarter was better than feared. STR reported US lodging data for the week ended 5/6. US hotel RevPAR was up 8.4% year over year.
North America

International Arrivals to U.S. in November Increased 61% YoY

Wells Fargo changed price targets on a bunch of hotel names in their coverage. In November 2022, total non-US resident international visitor volume to the United States increased 61.3% compared to November 2021 According to the Q4 2022 Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report for Canada by Lodging Econometrics, Canada’s total construction pipeline stands at 267 projects/35,758 rooms.