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Fitch Ratings on Industry’s ‘Capital Conundrum’

Fitch Ratings on Industry’s ‘Capital Conundrum’

Corporates, or strategic buyers, may participate in more merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in the U.S. lodging industry if the capital conundrum for private equity (PE) firms persists, Fitch Ratings says. Lower investor demand for high yield bonds and loans ...

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Business Travel Forecast Predicts Modest Price Gains in 2016

Business Travel Forecast Predicts Modest Price Gains in 2016

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The American Express Global Business Travel Forecast 2016, predicts ahotel prices will see modest gains in 2016, as a slowly-improving global economy and stronger demand outpace increases in supply. Global hotel performance is also expected to improve moderately ...

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Investment in Uber-Lux Hotels Ramps Up

Investment in Uber-Lux Hotels Ramps Up

Travelers’ increased desire for a unique hotel experience has given way to the uber-lux hotel, a brand-associated luxury property that provides guests with a distinct stay. Teresa Goebel, a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Business Law Department and a member of ...

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Revenue Premiums Offset Great Costs in Historic Hotels

Revenue Premiums Offset Great Costs in Historic Hotels

When old hotels age gracefully and purposefully, they are able to achieve “grande dame” status. These properties typically compete in the luxury or upper-upscale market segments and frequently outperform the contemporary competition when it comes to occupancy and average daily ...

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The Developing Story: Nashville

The Developing Story: Nashville

Due to its vibrant country music scene, Nashville, Tenn., is known to many as “Music City.” However, this booming metropolis is home to more than just successful singers and songwriters. Health care, banking, insurance, and religious printing and publishing companies ...

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Fitch: Softer Transient Demand Subdues Confidence

Fitch: Softer Transient Demand Subdues Confidence

NEW YORK—The U.S. lodging upcycle remains solidly intact notwithstanding the litany of concerns that have overtaken investor sentiment this year, according to Fitch Ratings. Falling stock prices (since January), selected guidance cuts (late summer), weak August industry RevPAR data, and ...

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