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Articles tagged “blackstone”

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Blackstone Makes $6.3 Billion Bid for Troubled Crown Resorts

Blackstone's streak of casino resort acquisitions now extends to Australia, but Crown Resorts is in more turmoil than the investment firm's prior resort purchases in Las Vegas. It's going to take years to right this ship.

Blackstone Makes $6.3 Billion Bid for Troubled Crown Resorts

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How Hyatt Plans to Leverage Newly Acquired Apple Leisure for Global Growth

Hyatt is banking on a mix of organic brand growth as well as the $2.7 billion Apple acquisition to significantly ramp up its portfolio development in the next few years. All-inclusive resorts as well as the Hyatt Place brand are especially going to be the ones to watch.

How Hyatt Plans to Leverage Newly Acquired Apple Leisure for Global Growth

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Anxious for Japan Reopening and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, tour operators prepare for Japan to reopen to tourists this year, short-term rental properties in the U.S. become more expensive, and Booking and Expedia develop Super Bowl ads.

Tour Operators Anxious for Japan Reopening and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Hotels

Marriott Flexes Its Extended Stay Muscle

Don’t let the multibillion-dollar deals from Blackstone and Starwood Capital for brands like Extended Stay America cloud one's brand judgment. Marriott is the massive player in the extended stay hotel sandbox — and has a leg up in appealing to more lucrative business travel.

Marriott Flexes Its Extended Stay Muscle

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Blackstone and Starwood’s $1.5 Billion Deal Throws Fuel on Extended Stay

Investors liked the durability and continual operation of extended-stay hotels during the worst of the pandemic. But a $1.5 billion play for a portfolio and not even the entire WoodSpring Suites brand shows where investors see travel demand concentrating during the recovery.

Blackstone and Starwood’s $1.5 Billion Deal Throws Fuel on Extended Stay

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Expect a Hotel Dealmaking Deluge This Year

With the two-year anniversary of the pandemic just around the corner, hotel companies are going to be eager to buy and sell around the premise the travel industry is settling into a new normal.

Expect a Hotel Dealmaking Deluge This Year

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Hotel Companies and Governments Take Long View on Omicron Impact

The world may be on edge with a surge of new cases stemming from the Omicron variant, but governments are generally staying the course in keeping borders open. Hotel companies are maintaining growth mode with new deals and a potential blockbuster sale.

Hotel Companies and Governments Take Long View on Omicron Impact

Hotels

Hilton, Accor Won’t Have a China Growth Story to Tell Shareholders This Week

Hotel executives presented China as a definitive, massive growth opportunity to shareholders during the pandemic. But volatility in the development world as well as tough government oversight mean CEOs at companies like Hilton, Accor, and Wyndham need to find a new way to show strength.

Hilton, Accor Won’t Have a China Growth Story to Tell Shareholders This Week

Hotels

Blackstone Claims Most Profitable Asset Sale With $5.6 Billion Cosmopolitan Deal

This record-breaking profit on the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas proves Sin City continues to be Blackstone’s playground for dealmaking.

Blackstone Claims Most Profitable Asset Sale With $5.6 Billion Cosmopolitan Deal

Hotels

Blackstone’s $305 Million Hotel Grab Shines Light on Acquisition Climate

Major real estate and investment groups like Blackstone and MCR Hotels will garner the most headlines around hotel acquisitions coming out of the pandemic. There's simply not enough brands out there for a company like Marriott to make a splash on the M&A front.

Blackstone’s $305 Million Hotel Grab Shines Light on Acquisition Climate