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North America

Raines Buys HP Hotels, Hilton to Expand in France

Raines announced they acquired HP Hotels , a full-service, third party hotel management company. Raines said this will result in operational expansion throughout the Southeast and Southwestern U.S. The Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach Downtown announced the addition of two Topgolf Swing Suites at their 216-room hotel. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa , in Atlantic City, New Jersey , is embarking on a $55 million redesign and rebranding of The Water Club, in time for the resort’s twentieth anniversary.
North America

Disney’s Star Wars Hotel Is No Blockbuster

Walt Disney World’s Star Wars hotel has seen demand cool so dramatically that the Florida theme park giant has been forced to reduce dates during the busy Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Membership Collective Group reported strong 4Q results, a profitable quarter, today STR reported U.S. lodging data for the week ended March 4. Hotel RevPAR was up 12.1% year over year for the week.
North America

Baird’s 2023 REIT Outlook Is Cautious

Lodging stocks were higher with the only big mover of note once again being AHT, up another 6%. Baird gave their 2023 Hotel REIT outlook saying they are taking a more balanced approach in early 2023 as macroeconomic risks and growing expense pressures keep them selective. STR announced U.S. lodging data for the week ended January 7th. Year over year RevPAR was up 21.8% on easy comps due to holiday/school timing and the Omicron outbreak last year.
North America

Playa Hotels Says Demand Is Strong

The D JIA was up 36 points, Nasdaq was down 116, the S&P 500 fell 24 points and the 10 year treasury yield is knocking on the door of 4%, up .05 to 3.94%. Truist Securities reported on investor meetings they held with Playa Hotels & Resorts management. Demand trends were among the most discussed topics but management saying business on the books looks great, reiterating the strength of demand . Pacifica Hotels announced the $32.9 million purchase of the Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland .