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Our hotels team bring readers exclusive reporting and insights into hotel deals and development, and how those trends are making an impact across the travel industry.

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Roadside Hotels Could Draw Investor Interest From a Biden Boost for Infrastructure

Building better roads and airports across the U.S. will help build hotel profits, but not everyone will see an infrastructure windfall. This is largely a boost to brands like Choice and Wyndham — already profitable and not facing the uncertain recovery hurdles that some competitors face with business travel.

Roadside Hotels Could Draw Investor Interest From a Biden Boost for Infrastructure

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Expect Marriott to Tell This Growth Story This Week

Nobody is anticipating any major financial windfall news from Marriott this week, but shareholders still want to hear where future growth is coming from during an investor update. All-inclusive resorts and home rentals, relatively new divisions of the company, will certainly be on the list.

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What Hilton, Hyatt and IHG Could Reveal This Week on Development Deals

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.

What Hilton, Hyatt and IHG Could Reveal This Week on Development Deals

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Where Las Vegas Sands Could Park the $6.25 Billion From Its Sin City Resort Sale

Leaving Las Vegas gives Las Vegas Sands more than $6 billion in capital to beef up non-gaming assets in markets like Singapore and Macau and potentially dip its toes in the uncharted gambling waters of Texas.

Where Las Vegas Sands Could Park the $6.25 Billion From Its Sin City Resort Sale

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Why Hilton Grand Vacations Upped the Bid in $1.4 Billion Timeshare Takeover

Major travel companies like Hilton Grand Vacations are pumping millions, if not billions, of dollars into the idea travelers favor the familiarity of a brand. If it pays off, the vacuum of boutique offerings will be the next travel investment opportunity.

Why Hilton Grand Vacations Upped the Bid in $1.4 Billion Timeshare Takeover

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Hotel Construction Is Dwindling in the Middle East Despite Big Brand Interest

The pace of hotel development in the Middle East has fallen for more than a year, but companies aren't shying away from introducing new brands to the region. If it can sustain its winter travel appeal — and that's a big if — expect the development pendulum to swing in a positive direction.

Hotel Construction Is Dwindling in the Middle East Despite Big Brand Interest

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Japan Added Thousands of Hotel Rooms Ahead of the Olympics: Now What?

The pandemic shows just how futile it is to build a hotel just for the sake of an event like the Olympics. Real estate is a long-term play.

Japan Added Thousands of Hotel Rooms Ahead of the Olympics: Now What?

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The Biggest Hotel Deal of the Pandemic So Far Does Not Signal Future Deals

What distress? The $6 billion price tag on Extended Stay America is a result of its real estate and durable customer base. Period. That is why it is significantly outpacing the rest of the hotel industry during the pandemic.

The Biggest Hotel Deal of the Pandemic So Far Does Not Signal Future Deals

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This $1.4 Billion Deal Underscores How Hungry Big Hotel-Branded Timeshares Are to Expand

The timeshare sector continues to see a significant level of acquisitions fit into the branded-is-better argument. Other types of hotel deals are still a ways off, if at all, due to uncertainty in the recovery.

This $1.4 Billion Deal Underscores How Hungry Big Hotel-Branded Timeshares Are to Expand

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What a $6.25 Billion Sale in Vegas Says About the Future of Convention Hotels

What Las Vegas convention travel downturn? The $6.25 billion Las Vegas Sands sale last week is more a testament to confidence in the meetings and event travel rebound than it is to the current business climate.

What a $6.25 Billion Sale in Vegas Says About the Future of Convention Hotels