Marriott International, Inc.

  • Profit From This Boom

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: IHG, MAR, WYN

    If you’re going to invest in hospitality, then you might want to consider the biggest provider of hotel rooms in the world.

    Popular brands 

    It’s possible that you have never heard of InterContinental Hotels (NYSE: IHG). However, there's an excellent chance that you have heard of its brand hotels, such as Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Crowne Plaza. You might also want to familiarize yourself with more »

  • 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 »

  • Checking In With One of the World's Top Hotel Chains

    By Brian Hill - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: IHG, MAR, WYNN

    You've probably had experiences at hotels that range from truly enjoyable to "never goin' back to that dump again." Today, we look at a hotel chain that excels at providing top-flight customer service as well as furthering the goals of its franchisees and stockholders. In other words, a hotel chain that gets it right.

    Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) operates and franchises hotels across the globe. Among the company's more »

  • Catch the "Wynd" of Increasing Travel

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: MAR, HOT, WYN

    With the average daily rate of hotel rooms increasing by about 5% so far this year, hoteliers are gearing up for profit surges. I expect that to last for at least the next several years as international travel ramps up.

    Wyndham expands in developing world

    Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) is looking to expand in the developing world, and that is a strategy many of the top companies are taking. The 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 »

  • 3 Hotel Companies for Luxurious Returns

    By Shweta Dubey - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: IHG, MAR, HOT

    With the global economy on the path to recovery, it will lead to a rise in the spending capacity of the population. This directly impacts the demand for hotel rooms, as the tourism industry gets a boost. According to PFK Hospitality Research, residents staying away from home for more than one day are expected to rise to 3.3% this year. Compare that to the increase in supply of hotel 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 »

  • Don't Stay In These Chinese Hotels

    By Jeremy Worthington - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: SVN, HTHT, HMIN, IHG, MAR

    There are three hotel groups in China that control a significant part of the Chinese hotel market. The three are Home Inns & Hotel Management Inc. (NASDAQ: HMIN), China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ: HTHT) and Seven Days Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: SVN). All three of them have had completely different results, with Home Inns going up and down sharply, China Lodging mostly staying even and 7 Days pretty much at its 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 »

  • This Travel Industry Is Hot

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: MAR, HOT, WYN

    With the rebounding economy, the hotel industry is heating up and it appears that Starwood Hotels (NYSE: HOT) is the hottest. Starwood is a leading hotel and leisure company, with brands that include St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton, Four Points and Element -- having over 1,000 hotels in 100 countries.  

    S&P noted that hotel room pricing was up 4.2% and occupancy was up 2.5%. Meanwhile, revenue per available more »

  • Movie Theaters and Hotels for an Uncertain Future

    By Eric Novinson - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: MAR, RGC, MCS

    The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS) offers a decent dividend payout and a resilient business model. This company owns both hotels and movie theaters, so it benefits from diversification. Marcus has a limited geographic footprint, with many of its properties in the Midwest, so it has room to expand. The company has also invested in modern theater technology, such as 3D-capable screens. Marcus could be a better long term pick than more »

  • A Few Companies that Are Mom Approved

    By Grant Hosticka - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: COH, LULU, MAR, KORS

    Moms are awesome, there is no doubt about that. At times they do become finicky and insist on something happening, and there is nothing the family can do about it. If it makes Mom happy, odds are its going to happen. With this thought in mind, I will cover three stocks that my mother is a strong supporter of, which in my eyes means they are potential investments.

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  • 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 »

  • 5 Value Stocks with Strong Values

    By Erin McBride - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: JBLU, MAR, SALM, TSN, WMT

    Invierte con Dios!  Invest with God! 

    Are companies with religious owners and ethics better investments? That's a hard call to make, but it is interesting to note that publicly traded companies that started out with owners with strong religious values do have a few similarities between them.

    A Bible in the nightstand

    Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) started out as a family-owned chain of soda shoppes, and is now an more »

  • Making Room for Expansion: The Lodging Industry

    By Damian Illia - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: IHG, MAR, WYN

    The lodging industry took a huge blow with the last world economic recession. Some went under, others managed to stay alive. For those who remained in the game, recovery was not easy. Marriott International (NYSE: MAR), Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), and Intercontinental Hotels (NYSE: IHG) are three companies that were able to stay at the table. Today, all three hold good future prospects, although some are better than others.

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  • Lodging Industry Set to Reap Huge Profits

    By Ted Cooper - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: MAR, HOT, WYN

    In most markets, the price of a good is dictated by supply and demand. When supply outstrips demand, prices fall; when demand outstrips supply, prices can rise rapidly. The latter scenario currently exists in the lodging industry and is likely to persist for many years to come. Companies in this industry will likely experience large increases in profitability over the next few years as a result of the growing shortage more »

  • This Little-Known REIT Has One of the Best Dividends in the Industry

    By Nur Tarkak - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: MAR, RHP, HOT, WYNN

    Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP) is among the least known stocks in the market. Ryman is a small cap lodging REIT firm, with a market capitalization of $1.77 billion. Its P/E ratio of 82.88 is well above the P/E ratio of the S&P 500 at 18.7. However, its price to cash flow ratio of 16.3 is enough to cover the current dividends. The more »

  • The Travel Business Should Thrive In This Economy

    By Matthew Frankel - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: MAR, VAC, PCLN, HOT

    The travel business has always been very dependent on the health of the economy, particularly the unemployment rate and consumer confidence level. With the economic recovery beginning to actually look sustainable, maybe now is a good time to get back into this sector. One of my favorite plays on the increase in travel over the next few years is Marriott International (NYSE: MAR), one of the world’s largest hotel 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 »

  • These 3 Stocks Should Benefit From a Growing Travel Market

    By John Timmes - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: IHG, MAR, HOT

    TripAdvisor recently published a bi-annual survey showing that travel spending and hotel profitability should increase in 2013. The report states that 42% of U.S. travelers are planning to increase their travel spending in 2013. Globally, 68% of hoteliers are optimistic that profits will increase in 2013. Additionally, 40% of global accommodations were planning to increase their room rates within three months of the report, which was published March 6 more »

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