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Hotel companies with a strong focus on leisure and drive-to properties are going to show the strongest development numbers this cycle, but don't expect a massive downturn in construction from even the more business-oriented brands. Real estate is a long-term play.

Series: Early Check-In

Early Check-In

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First thing every Monday morning, hospitality reporter Cameron Sperance brings readers exclusive reporting and insights into hotel deals and development, and how those trends are making an impact across the travel industry. Start your week by being smarter.

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A bulk of the world’s largest hotel companies will report their first quarter earnings over the next two weeks, and it will give insight into how successful their branded-is-better development logic has been over the duration of the pandemic. Hilton, Hyatt, and IHG report th