Hyatt Hotels

  • Into Africa Via Hotels

    By Reuben Brewer - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: H, MAR, HOT

    As far as emerging markets go, Africa has been a distant also ran to China. However, the hoteliers are quickly building their businesses on the continent. It might be worth following Starwood (NYSE: HOT), Marriott (NYSE: MAR), and Hyatt (NYSE: H) into this uncharted region.

    According to Bloomberg, a rising middle class, increasing travel, and foreign business development, particularly from China, are combining to drive "the fastest pace of hotel more »

  • Should You Book This Investment?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: H, MAR, HOT

    Hyatt Hotels (NYSE: H) has 492 properties spread out over six continents, so its got geographic diversification covered. On the other hand, there are several reasons why it might not be an ideal investment right now. Let's look at both sides of the argument and see which side is best.

    A quality operation

    One thing that is indisputable is Hyatt is a high-quality operation. For instance, Hyatt has won more »

  • A Hot and Cold Investment

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: H, MAR, HOT

    If you believe in the economic recovery, then Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT) should be on your radar. If the job market continues to improve, consumers will have more discretionary income. This could lead to higher occupancy rates for Starwood and its peers. The entire industry seems to be very confident about the direction of the economy and consumption. They should be optimistic after last year’s performance. However, something more »

  • Which Hotel Company Is the Best Stay for Your Portfolio?

    By Mark Yagalla - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: H, MAR, HOT

    One segment of the market that continues to be strong is the international hotel business. Particularly in Asia, there's a building boom of new hotels as countries prosper and attract more international travelers. Hotel companies that have an international presence are able to leverage their brands and develop a loyal clientele. By having all price points, these hotel companies are also able to appeal to a wider range of more »

  • The US lodging industry post crisis

    By patricio kehoe - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: H, HOT, WYN

    Some investors view the luxury sector as recession proof. As the US economy is struggling to get back on the growth track, the lodging industry has followed the trend. According to the 2013 Host Almanac, the hotel sector in the US has reached a new high of $155.5 billion in revenue for 2012 and profitability margins are reaching the pre-crisis levels. All these data could be misleading if we more »

  • Can Hotel Companies Provide You with Stability and Growth?

    By Paul Sangrey - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: H, IHG, MAR, HOT, WYN

    One of the keys in investing is to find companies that have low downside risk but still have a great deal of upside potential.  This is exactly what Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE: HOT) gives you. It has an established position in the luxury hotel market and has weathered the most recent recession reasonably well. At the same time it is in the process of a major expansion into China more »

  • Luxury Hotels Look to Expand in Emerging Markets

    By Eileen Rojas - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: H, MNOIY, HOT

    At a recent hospitality investment conference held at New York University, hotel owners and investors discussed the importance of developing nations and their role in future expansion. Countries beyond North America and Europe are attracting the attention of the luxury hotel market, which has rebounded nicely from the recession. Travel Weekly reports that demand increased “4.4% in the Americas, 3.7% in Europe, and 4.9% in Asia-Pacific and more »

  • Should You Wager on this Casino Resort Company?

    By Dan Moskowitz - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: H, LVS, MGM, WYNN

    MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has cut costs, improved efficiency, and consistently improved revenues over the past three years. MGM reported a loss in 2012, but it managed to turn a small profit last quarter. Though revenue has been impressive, investing in a company that is unable to consistently deliver profitable quarters is risky.

    Will CEO Jim Murren continue to lead MGM in the right direction so profits become commonplace more »

  • 2 Hotels to Love, 1 to Question, 1 to Avoid

    By Erin McBride - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: H, MAR, HOT, WYN

    As the U.S. economy improves, both personal travelers and corporate travelers are returning to the road with a little more money to spend. The lodging industry has begun to see considerable improvement as a result, with many chains reporting pre-recession earnings.

    A TripAdvisor survey revealed 42% of U.S. travelers are planning to increase travel spending this year, and 79% of U.S. hoteliers are optimistic about increased profit more »

  • Enhancing Returns Through Expansions and Acquisitions

    By Shweta Dubey - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: H, MAR, HOT

    Good response in 2012 from international markets led to a positive and optimistic outlook for 2013 for the hotel industry. The industry reported high double-digit gains in “revenue per available room” or RevPAR, and expects to see good growth in the U.S. this year.

    This growth is expected to be driven by the increase in the “average daily rate” and the “occupancy rate.” With macro trends indicating positive growth more »

  • Cornell Data: High-End Hotel Prices Moderating

    By Dorothy Paris - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: H, MAR, HOT

    2012 Q4 Report shows Price Increases Slow for Larger Hotel Deals


    By the end of 2012, transactions were brisk on the high-end, as well as with the smaller deals in the hotel business, but prices are leveling off, according to the latest edition of the Cornell's real estate market indices.

    The fourth quarter of 2012 is analyzed in a report "Cornell Hotel Indices, Fourth Quarter 2012 more »

  • What's in a Name? For American Hotels, Plenty

    By Dorothy Paris - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: CHH, H, MAR, HOT

    Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH) announced its overseas expansion into Europe, but the hotel chain is not alone in its pursuit to push the "Made in America" brand overseas. How does this affect investors?  Don't expect any short-term gains, but expect that the hospitality industry overall is planning for the long haul.

    The Silver Spring, Md.-based company -- parent to such names as Comfort Suites, Comfort Inn, Cambria Suites more »

  • Long Term Value Opportunites in Hotels

    By Joshua Bondy - January 18, 2013 | Tickers: H, MAR, HOT, WYN

    The world is an interesting place. Asia continues to grow though China's demographics have already reached their peak. Europe continues to suffer periodic repercussions from its debt crisis. Austerity measures are dragging down the weaker countries which are starting to impact Germany and France. The United States has entered into a low growth period with highly elevated levels of unemployment from the 2008 recession. It is in this environment more »

  • The Hotel Company of the Future

    By Matthew Frankel - January 9, 2013 | Tickers: H, IHG, MAR, HOT

    Starwood Hotels (NYSE: HOT) is one of the world’s largest hotel companies, with hotels in about 100 countries that operate under nine very recognizable brand names.  The company has rebounded very nicely since its 2009 low of $9.00 (congrats to everyone with the foresight to have bought then), however I believe there is still growth to be had in this best-in-breed company.

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    First, I’ll give you a more »

  • 4 Stocks from a Deep Value Investor

    By Federico Zaldua - January 8, 2013 | Tickers: ATNY, EA, H, SIX

    In this article I analyze Hayman Advisors portfolio. Kyle Bass is the managing member and principal of Hayman Advisors, which he founded in late 2005 at Dallas. Hayman is a deep-value oriented hedge fund that specializes in recognizing distressed debt and special situations at the micro level. The fund holds a highly concentrated portfolio of just five equity positions. Be sure that every purchase was deeply analyzed.

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  • 5 Hotel Stocks Hedge Funds Love

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 7, 2012 | Tickers: H, IHG, MAR, HOT, WYN

    After identifying the most popular stocks among hedge funds according to their third quarter 13F filings, we have decided to break down the top five stocks that hedge funds love in the hotel industry. As a whole, the hotel industry is expected to see positive growth in the interim as demand grows in the low-single digits in 2012 and 2013; hotel room pricing and occupancy improved 3.7% and 4 more »

  • A Five Star Hotel Stock

    By Andrés Cardenal - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: H, IHG, MAR, HOT, WYN

    The hotel business has been experiencing tough times over the last years due to oversupply on an industry level and uninspiring economic growth on a global scale. But things are slowly turning around for the industry, and one hotel company stands above most competitors in terms of profitability and potential for growth. InterContinental (NYSE: IHG) is a superior hotel operator offering an attractive valuation and solid long term potential.

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  • 2 Hotel Stocks to Buy, 1 to Avoid

    By Anjali Paliwal - October 19, 2012 | Tickers: H, MAR, HOT, WYN

    The shares of hotel companies like Marriott International (NYSE: MAR), Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide (NYSE: HOT), Hyatt Hotels (NYSE: H) and Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE: WYN) have all shown solid performances over the last 3 months. The following chart summarizes the stock price movement of these companies with respect to the S&P500 over the last 3 months.

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    As a result, these companies are gaining investors’ attention. I see more »

  • Are Marriott’s Hotels Cheap or Expensive?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 11, 2012 | Tickers: H, IHG, MAR, HOT, WYN

    Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) spun out its vacation ownership business a little less than a year ago (in November 2011) and the stock is up about 28% so far in 2012. It’s possible not only that those operations were more valuable as a stand-alone business, but also that Marriott’s management has been better able to focus on core operations without having to devote time and effort to more »

  • Hotel Fantasies

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - October 2, 2012 | Tickers: H, IHG, MAR, HOT, WYN

    Full disclosure: I love to stay in hotels, nice ones. I had a childhood friend whose father was the general manager of a Hilton and it seemed like he had the most glamorous childhood ever. Ideally, I would be a perpetual traveler mostly living by sugar sand beaches with hot and cold running Mojitos. I’m not the only one who shares this fantasy of hotel living. It has inspired more »

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