United States

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

CBRE’s 2024 U.S. Hotel Industry Outlook

CBRE anticipates continued growth in the U.S. hotel industry in 2024, with a 3% RevPAR increase driven by recovery in international travel and strong segments performance, amidst challenges of increasing operational costs and pressure on profit margins.
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Marriott and Hilton Embrace Dividends and Stock Buybacks

DJIA rose 391 points, Nasdaq up 277, and S&P 500 rose 68, with notable movements in lodging stocks, Hilton, and Marriott. PwC predicts economic challenges for hotels through 2024. CBRE reports mixed trends in the U.S. hotel industry, with RevPAR contraction, short-term rentals gaining market share, and outbound U.S. travelers surpassing inbound. Several hotel developments and expansions are underway, including in Banff, Nashville, and Park City. Hilton expands to Monaco, Marriott brings The Luxury Collection to Greece, and Minor Hotels debuts in Paris. Various hotel acquisitions, developments, and renovations are announced across the United States, reflecting a dynamic and evolving hospitality landscape.
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Hotel-Branded Residential Developments Grow in Popularity

Stock market performance: DJIA up 66 points, Nasdaq up 97, S&P 500 up 19 points, and 10-year treasury yield down to 4.60%. Lodging industry updates: US hotel RevPAR increased 5.2%, Group RevPAR was up 29.5%. Stifel lowered target price on Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, while Exane BNP Paribas downgraded IHG Hotels & Resorts. International travel data: International visitors spent $19.0 billion on US travel in August 2023, with a trade surplus of $1.8 billion. Travel and tourism accounted for 7.4% of US exports of goods and services in August 2023.
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Sonder Announces Reverse Split, Hopes to Stay on Nasdaq

Sonder Holdings announces a 1 for 20 reverse split to maintain its Nasdaq listing, with Selina also considering a reverse split. STR reports US hotel data with a slight increase in US hotel RevPAR but a decrease in Group RevPAR for the week ending 9/16. Various hotel acquisitions and developments are underway, including Omni Hotels & Resorts in Raleigh, Travel + Leisure Co.’s sports-themed resorts, Life House in Palm Springs, and more.
North America

Global Hotel Construction Sees Upscale Domination in Q2 ’23 With Hilton and Marriott Leading

Q2 ’23 saw 14,572 global hotel projects. Luxury and upscale chains dominate, led by Hilton, Marriott, and IHG. Urban hotels lag in post-pandemic recovery compared to resorts and suburban counterparts, with rate management playing a vital role. Notable new hotels, rebranding, and appointments are taking place, with Hilton, Riu Caribe, Choice Hotels, and Sonder making moves. London’s Broadwick Soho hotel is set to open with unique additions.
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Selina Is in Danger of Stock Market Delisting

Market Movement:DJIA up 26, Nasdaq down 26, S&P 500 down 1, 10-year treasury yield down to 4.25%. Selina Hospitality Woes:Selina Hospitality’s stock plunged 41%, facing financial struggles and a revised SEC prospectus. Other lodging stocks also hit new lows. Hotel Industry Highlights: Airbnb’s price target raised to $110 by Morgan Stanley. American Hotel & Lodging Association praised new federal travel rates. Blackstone sold three hotels for $64.3 million. Various hotel developments and renovations announced. Hotel La Jolla undergoes $8M renovation. David Meisner rejoins White Lodging as Regional VP.
North America

U.S. Hotel Construction Projects Up

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust beat expectations in Q2, aided by higher business interruption insurance proceeds and share repurchases. U.S. hotel construction pipeline sees steady growth with significant upscale and upper midscale projects. Several new hotel developments and acquisitions are planned, including a boutique Kimpton Virgilio in Mexico City and the first Hyatt Centric in Winnipeg .
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Relative Optimism for Hotel Earnings Season Among Analysts

Truist expects varied 2Q earnings for the hotel sector, with C-Corps’ results depending on geography and customer mix. U.S. hotel industry performance in June 2023 showed improvements from the previous month but lower year-over-year changes. RLJ Lodging Trust ‘s Nashville property joins Hilton’s Tapestry Collection after a comprehensive renovation, marking the company’s third conversion in 2023.
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.