Articles tagged “starwood capital”

Hotels

New Field & Stream Hotel Brand Backed by Starwood Wagers on Outdoor Travel Growth

Congratulations, Mr. Sternlicht. You just invented motels. Econolodge without the econo. We look at the new brand's pitch deck.

New Field & Stream Hotel Brand Backed by Starwood Wagers on Outdoor Travel Growth

Hotels

Starwood’s SH Hotels Looks for Developers Aligned on Luxury and Sustainability

Starwood Capital has bet on two trends with SH Hotels. It seems likely that the rich will get richer, boosting demand for luxury hotels. It also seems likely climate change will worsen, increasing the demand for sustainability.

Starwood’s SH Hotels Looks for Developers Aligned on Luxury and Sustainability

Hotels

Blackstone, Starwood, Other Big Hotel Investors Prep for Dealmaking Rush Later This Year

When every investor in a sector says they're "cautiously optimistic," watch out.

Blackstone, Starwood, Other Big Hotel Investors Prep for Dealmaking Rush Later This Year

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

Coronavirus

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

Business Travel

Behind the WeWork IPO Financing It Hopes Takes the Target Off Its Back

The world’s most famous flexible co-working space provider has a new lease on life following its SPAC deal, but is its model still relevant for the post-pandemic workforce? Its backers are betting so.

Behind the WeWork IPO Financing It Hopes Takes the Target Off Its Back

Hotels

Barry Sternlicht Faces Tough Investor Climate for Hotel Bargains

Investors like Barry Sternlicht tout the hotel industry as an opportunistic place to park capital during the travel recovery. But discounts aren’t coming in as steep as some hoped thanks to Uncle Sam and forgiving lenders.

Barry Sternlicht Faces Tough Investor Climate for Hotel Bargains

Coronavirus

Reintroducing Costly Hotel Brand Standards Threaten Owners Just Getting a Taste of Recovery

The U.S. hotel sector is performing relatively well this summer, but there is too much uncertainty heading into fall in cities that rely on business travelers. Hotel companies shouldn’t take a few months of strong performance as a signal to reintroduce brand standards and costly renovation mandates.

Reintroducing Costly Hotel Brand Standards Threaten Owners Just Getting a Taste of Recovery

Coronavirus

Extended Stay America CEO on the Brand’s Next Steps After $6 Billion Takeover

Extended Stay America's launch of a higher-end brand isn't the sign of new owners Blackstone and Starwood Capital wanting some grandiose push into the upscale sector. It's about appealing to a segment of business travelers who may not have considered the brand as an option in the past.

Extended Stay America CEO on the Brand’s Next Steps After $6 Billion Takeover

Coronavirus

Soho House IPO Filing Reveals Plan to Leverage Cool Factor for Better Rent

Nothing in life (and business) is fair. Soho House is able to expand at lower development costs with a special landlord-tenant relationship unavailable to the average mom-and-pop company.

Soho House IPO Filing Reveals Plan to Leverage Cool Factor for Better Rent