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Omni Adds a Lifestyle Hotel Flavor to Hedge Against Convention Business

Omni's strategy for convention hotels is stuffing the ground floor with local restaurants and bars, offering a revenue lift in tough times. But it also costs a lot of money to develop. If you build it, it better be cool enough to motivate local residents to show up.

Omni Adds a Lifestyle Hotel Flavor to Hedge Against Convention Business

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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

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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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Marriott Signals a W Hotels Refresh Finally Under Way

Marriott has been promising a W Hotels makeover for years, but a recent string of openings and deal signings show there is finally some momentum in reviving the brand.

Marriott Signals a W Hotels Refresh Finally Under Way

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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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Radisson Will Need More Than a New CEO to Get Back on Track

It's time to think big and give some distinct purpose to individual brands if Radisson wants to stay relevant against the competitors that are eating its lunch.

Radisson Will Need More Than a New CEO to  Get Back on Track

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Future Hotel Acquisitions Will Not Target the Usual Suspects

Just because a company isn't in the business of renting out guest rooms to travelers doesn't mean they aren't attractive in the eyes of a hotel mergers-and-acquisitions team. Future hospitality M&A is going to be more creative than in prior decades.

Future Hotel Acquisitions Will Not Target the Usual Suspects

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Omicron Variant So Far Just a Speed Bump for Hotel Developers

Real estate developers haven’t slowed down or dimmed interest in the hotel sector during the pandemic, even in parts of the world suffering the most from new variants.

Omicron Variant So Far Just a Speed Bump for Hotel Developers

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Accor’s All-Inclusive Resort Growth Plan Strengthens Company Grip on Luxury

Accor is staying busy with brand rollouts and expansion into newer sectors like all-inclusive resorts, but make no mistake: This is all about elbowing out the competition to win over luxury customers.

Accor’s All-Inclusive Resort Growth Plan Strengthens Company Grip on Luxury

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Marriott Vacations CEO Weighs in on the Timeshare Rollup During the Recovery

Providing younger travelers with more flexibility makes the timeshare sector more appealing to millennials with disposable income. And that makes properties in the sector more attractive for M&A.

Marriott Vacations CEO Weighs in on the Timeshare Rollup During the Recovery