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  • Exterior of Choice Hotels International, Rockville Corporate Headquarters
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    Choice Hotels ends pursuit to acquire Wyndham

    The hotel company will not extend its exchange offer and is withdrawing its slate of director nominees vying for Wyndham board seats to focus on its standalone strategy.

    By March 11, 2024
  • Choice Hotels expanded its Everhome Suites brand to the East Coast.
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    Choice Hotels bets on dual-property concept with latest Everhome opening

    The company opened the midscale extended stay hotel on a shared site property alongside its economy WoodSpring Suites brand, hoping to appeal to a wider range of travelers.

    By March 8, 2024
  • An image of the Bellagio Las Vegas, now part of MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy.
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    MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy begins taking bookings

    With the brand, Marriott has converted several prominent MGM properties in Las Vegas under its reservation system, expanding its reach in the leisure and entertainment market.

    By March 7, 2024
  • An image of Choice Hotels International's Phoenix Corporate Headquarters
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    Choice Hotels urges Wyndham stockholders to tender shares

    As Choice’s March 8 exchange offer deadline approaches, the hotel company reiterated that its acquisition offer provides value far exceeding what Wyndham can achieve alone.

    By March 6, 2024
  • The Nashville skyline can be seen from a hotel room window.
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    Boutique brand Drift Hotels expands to Nashville

    The 87-room Drift Nashville opening comes after TMC Hospitality expanded the brand in California last year.

    By March 4, 2024
  • An exterior image of the Loews Minneapolis Hotel, which will be rebranded to Hilton.
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    Loews Minneapolis Hotel rebranded to Hilton following sale

    New owner and management company Marcus Hotels & Resorts will immediately convert the property to The Lofton Hotel under lifestyle brand Tapestry Collection by Hilton.

    By March 4, 2024
  • The interior of a hotel room at Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.
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    Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas to join Hyatt brand after $340M renovation

    The Destination by Hyatt property will help the hotel company grow its footprint in the “leading leisure and convention travel market,” keeping up with peers like Marriott International.

    By March 4, 2024
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    IHG opens 2 wellness-focused hotels in Texas

    The Even hotels in Austin and Waco, Texas, will offer in-room fitness amenities, part of a growing trend to court wellness travelers.

    By March 1, 2024
  • The coast of an island off South Carolina.
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    IHG’s Six Senses to open first US resort in South Carolina

    The wellness-focused spa, resort and residential community brand, founded in Thailand, is expanding as part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ ongoing luxury and lifestyle push.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committee hearing on January 11, 2024 in Washington, DC.
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    Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls on FTC to ‘closely scrutinize’ Choice-Wyndham merger

    In a letter to FTC Chair Lina Khan, the senator raised concerns about Choice’s “hostile takeover,” asking the agency to block the deal if it violates antitrust law.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
  • Hilton partners with AutoCamp on glamping, outdoor-centric boutique stays near national parks.
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    Hilton partners with AutoCamp on outdoor-centric, boutique stays

    The collaboration, allowing guests to book “glamping” experiences near national parks, comes as travelers increasingly prioritize adventure and exploration.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
  • Taylor Swift at the Eras Tour movie premiere.
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    Marriott Bonvoy takes members to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour

    There's no cruel summer in sight for loyalty members, who can now enter a sweepstakes to win tickets to see the star in concert and soon redeem points on a Swift-themed package.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
  • An aerial shot of hotels near Universal Studios at night.
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    B&B Hotels begins US expansion with Florida opening

    The European midscale brand, which has nearly 800 hotels across 17 countries, opened its first American property in Orlando.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Earnings

    Hotel trends that drove Q4 revenue, portfolio growth

    Despite a still-challenged lending environment and economic uncertainty, hotel operators focused on conversions and the booming midscale and luxury segments to fuel growth.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Hyatt forecasts continued RevPAR, portfolio growth in 2024

    Following a year of solid results, the hotel company will continue to expand its record pipeline as travel demand, particularly group, remains strong.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Luxury hotels, CoStar sued over price-fixing ‘scheme’

    Plaintiffs claim Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and others conspired with CoStar subsidiary STR in an “unlawful” information exchange that drove inflated room rates in top U.S. markets.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
  • A rendering of the exterior of a Garner hotel.
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    IHG midscale conversion brand Garner expands globally

    The brand, launched under a year ago, opened two additional U.S. hotels and announced signings in Osaka, Japan.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Choice Hotels opens California Cambria amid upscale push

    The hotel company is ramping up investment in its upscale brands to differentiate itself as a competitor in the segment, including with the opening of Cambria Hotel Burbank Airport.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
  • The outside of the Garner Auburn – Seattle on a sunny day.
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    IHG posts RevPAR, portfolio gains for full-year 2023

    Hotel conversions, making up a significant portion of the company’s openings and signings in the year, will continue to drive portfolio growth alongside luxury and lifestyle deals. 

    By Feb. 20, 2024
  • Exterior of Choice Hotels International, Rockville Corporate Headquarters
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    Choice Hotels posts record performance amid pursuit to acquire Wyndham

    Choice President and CEO Patrick Pacious said full-year revenue and portfolio growth support the company's plans to buy Wyndham.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
  • A rendering of a hotel room at Thompson Houston.
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    Hyatt unveils Thompson Houston amid luxury lifestyle push

    The opening comes on the heels of record pipeline growth for Hyatt, which plans to open other Thompson hotels across the U.S. later this year.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
  • The second Tempo by Hilton hotel has opened in Nashville.
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    Second Tempo by Hilton hotel opens in Nashville

    The property is part of Hilton’s expansion in the burgeoning lifestyle space.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
  • A rendering of Loews Arlington Hotel and Convention Center.
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    Loews Hotels opens $550M resort, convention destination near Dallas

    The Loews Arlington Hotel and Convention Center will cater to increasing group demand, particularly from sports and entertainment tourists visiting two nearby stadiums.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
  • A rendering of a LivAway Suites hotel.
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    LivAway Suites expands as infrastructure spending boosts extended stay demand

    The brand’s latest hotel groundbreaking in Dewitt, New York, is poised to benefit from a nearby $100 billion factory project, the result of a passed infrastructure spending package.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Marriott CEO touts new midscale brand amid segment push

    After entering the midscale segment in the U.S. and Canada in 2023, the hotel company plans to continue growth in the space with groundbreakings on StudioRes and a looming brand launch.

    By Feb. 13, 2024