MAR : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 31, 2014
    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 5, 2013
    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  3. McDonald's And Other Restaurant Stocks To Sell Now (DRI, MCD, ...

    September 24, 2013
    New research from Oppenheimer suggests that many leisure stocks may be overpriced now. The analysts suggest that investors ...
  4. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook

    July 31, 2013
    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook
  5. Starwood Element to Foray into China - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts' eco-friendly hotel brand, Element, is set to debut in China.
  6. Starwood Element Enters Canada - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Starwood's Element hotel brand debuted in Vaughan, Ontario.
  7. Host Hotels Vends Marriott Property - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Host Hotels sold "Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco" to an investment vehicle sponsored by Thayer Lodging Group for about ...
  8. IHG Boosts Presence in Ecuador - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Intercontinental unveiled a 122-room Holiday Inn branded property in association with BPO Asesores Empresariales S.A. in ...
  9. Hyatt Forms JV to Expand in Brazil - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    Hyatt Hotels recently cut a $270 million deal with FSA Group S.A. (FSA) to set up and own nine Hyatt Place-branded hotels ...
  10. Choice Hotels Boosts Presence in N.D. - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    Choice Hotels International is set to launch a new hotel under its contemporary brand - Cambria Suites - in West Fargo, N.D. ...
  11. Starwood Re-Opens Prince de Galles - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    Starwood completes renovation of Prince de Galles under Luxury Collection brand.
  12. RLJ Acquires Vantaggio Suites Cosmo - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    RLJ Lodging purchased a hotel - Vantaggio Suites Cosmo - in San Francisco.
  13. Highwoods Buys One Alliance Center - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    Highwoods bought One Alliance Center, the sister building of Two Alliance Center, in Buckhead submarket of Atlanta.
  14. Starwood Flourishes in Saudi Arabia - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    Starwood will open three properties in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
  15. Accenture Hospitality Service for Marriott? (revised) - Analyst ...

    June 25, 2013
    Marriott International made plans to transfer business services to Accenture.
  16. Accenture Hospitality Service for Marriott - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Accenture plc signed an outsourcing deal with bellwether hotelier, Marriott International Inc. for an undisclosed amount.
  17. Is the Hotel Industry Back to Booming? - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    The U.S. hotel industry is now witnessing rising demand and increasing lodging fundamentals.
  18. RLJ Lodging Acquires Hawaiian Asset - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2013
    RLJ Lodging recently bought the long-term leasehold interest in Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach for $75.3 million.
  19. Starwood's Aloft Forays into Cancun - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Aloft, one of the brands of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, unveiled a property in Cancun, Mexico.
  20. Hyatt Regency Debuts in Gurgaon - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Hyatt opened a Hyatt Regency branded property in Gurgaon.
  21. InterContinental Thrives in Central America - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Intercontinental Expands in Central America two Holiday Inn branded properties.
  22. Trip Advisor Continues Its Buying Binge

    May 10, 2013
    Trip Advisor's buying binge continued May 7 announcing it was buying Niumba.com, a Spanish vacation rental site.
  23. MAR's Flagship Brand in Bangalore - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    Marriott International Inc. (MAR), unveiled a property under its Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand in Bangalore, India, on ...
  24. Hyatt Expands in Chinese Market - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Consistent with its expansion activity, Chicago, Illinois-based leading global hotel chain Hyatt Hotels Corporation H) recently ...
  25. Starwood's Second Westin in Panama - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) recently unveiled a Westin branded property, The Westin Panama, in Panama. ...
  26. Starwood's Le Meridien in Chicago - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    In order to bolster the North American presence, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) is all set to unveil its ...
  27. Wyndham, Points.com Collaborate - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    Wyndham Worldwide Corporation's (WYN) lodging loyalty program Wyndham Rewards has collaborated with Points International ...
  28. Record Deals for Starwood in 2012 - Analyst Blog

    January 3, 2013
    Leading hospitality company Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (HOT) recently declared that amid such global macroeconomic ...
  29. New Look for Marriott New Orleans - Analyst Blog

    January 3, 2013
    As a part of its continued brand revitalization initiative, Marriott International Inc. (MAR) has recently come up with an ...
  30. Hyatt Place Debuts in India - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    In a bid to expand its presence in the promising Indian market, Chicago, Illinois-based, leading global hotel chain Hyatt ...
  31. Hyatt Expanding in Morocco - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    An affiliate of Chicago, Illinois-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation H) recently inked a management agreement with Societe d'Aménagement ...
  32. Hyatt Place Now in El Segundo - Analyst Blog

    December 28, 2012
    Chicago, Illinois-based, Hyatt Hotels Corporation H) recently declared the opening of a Hyatt Place branded hotel in El Segundo, ...
  33. Tampa to Get First Starwood Aloft - Analyst Blog

    December 28, 2012
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (HOT) in association with the Liberty Group is set to unveil an Aloft property ...
  34. Starwood Set to Open in Salvador - Analyst Blog

    December 26, 2012
    In order to beef up its Brazilian portfolio, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) is all set to introduce another ...
  35. Hyatt Set to Expand in Thailand - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    In order to gear up its spread in Thailand, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H) announced the debut of a Hyatt Place branded hotel ...
  36. Ritz-Carlton to Debut in Chengdu - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    In order to ramp-up its presence across the length and breadth of China, Marriott International Inc. (MAR), plans to unveil ...
  37. Hotel & Lodging Stock Update - Dec 2012 - Industry Outlook

    December 11, 2012
    The year 2012 is likely to end on a positive note for the hotel & lodging industry, with lodging performance indicators witnessing ...
  38. Marriott Debuts in Kazakhstan - Analyst Blog

    December 5, 2012
    The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott international Inc. (MAR), recently announced the ...
  39. Starwood Revamps Hawaiian Assets - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    As part of its continued brand revitalization, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) recently completed an extensive ...
  40. Hyatt Regency Sets Bangkok Footprint - Analyst Blog

    November 15, 2012
    In order to beef up its Asian portfolio, Hyatt Hotels Corporation H) is all set to introduce its first Hyatt Regency branded ...
  41. Orient-Express Hotels Rejects Tata Bid - Looks To Go It Alone

    November 13, 2012
    Orient-Express Hotels rejects $1.2 billion bid by the Tata Group's Indian Hotels division. It hires a new CEO and stocks ...
  42. Marriott to Boost Extended-stay Biz - Analyst Blog

    October 11, 2012
    Hotel chain operator, Marriott International Inc. (MAR), recently announced that its extended-stay portfolio now accounts ...
  43. Marriott's Profit Surges - Analyst Blog

    October 4, 2012
    Hotel chain operator, Marriott International Inc. (MAR) reported third quarter 2012 earnings of 44 cents per share, comfortably ...
  44. Marriott Adds JW Marriott in Mexico - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    In order to further ramp up its presence in Mexico, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand, one of the world class luxury brands ...
  45. New Look for Marriott St. Louis - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    As a part of its continued brand-revitalization, Marriott International Inc. (MAR) has decided to go forward with an extensive ...
  46. Four Points to Reach New Brunswick - Analyst Blog

    September 28, 2012
    In order to beef up its Canadian portfolio, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) is all set to introduce a Four ...
  47. JW Marriott Debuts in New York City - Analyst Blog

    September 20, 2012
    JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand, one of the world class luxury brands of Marriott International, Inc. (MAR), recently ...
  48. Starwood Introduces W in Singapore - Analyst Blog

    September 20, 2012
    In order to ramp up its presence in the flourishing Singaporean market, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) ...
  49. Marcus to Buy Cornhusker Hotel - Analyst Blog

    September 18, 2012
    The Marcus Corporation (MCS) recently announced that its operational arm Marcus Hotels & Resorts and associate MCS Capital ...
  50. SHO Sells Hotels to Reduce Debt - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (SHO), a lodging real estate investment trust (REIT), recently penned an agreement to sell ...
  51. The Ritz-Carlton Debuts in Vienna - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott international Inc. (MAR), recently announced ...
  52. Hyatt Debuts In Southwest China - Analyst Blog

    August 21, 2012
    Consistent with its expansion activity, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H) recently announced the opening of the hotel - Hyatt ...
  53. Hotel and Lodging Stock Outlook - August 2012 - Industry Outlook

    August 14, 2012
    The year 2012 started on a positive note for the hotel & lodging industry, with lodging performance indicators witnessing ...
  54. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - Aug. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    August 14, 2012
    The year 2012 started on a positive note for the hotel & lodging industry, with lodging performance indicators witnessing ...
  55. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - Aug. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    August 14, 2012
  56. Red Lion Goes to Cathedral City - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    Spokane, Washington-based Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLH) recently announced the signing of a franchise license agreement ...
  57. Hyatt Boosts Indian Presence - Analyst Blog

    July 16, 2012
    Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation H) recently announced that one of its affiliates has entered into management contracts ...
  58. Marriott In Line, Ups EPS Guidance - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2012
    Marriott International Inc. (MAR) reported second quarter 2012 earnings of 42 cents per share, in line with the Zacks Consensus ...
  59. Starwood Opens 4th Aloft in India - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    Stamford, Connecticut-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (HOT) recently announced the opening of a hotel - 'Aloft ...
  60. Starwood Enters Jiaozhou - Analyst Blog

    July 6, 2012
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) recently inaugurated a property in Jiaozhou, near Qingdao city in the Shandong ...
  61. Yet Another Starwood in San Diego - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) recently inaugurated a property in San Diego Downtown under its Four Points ...
  62. Hyatt Grows in Colombia - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2012
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation H) recently inked a management agreement with Bienes y Comercio, S.A. to unveil a Grand Hyatt hotel ...
  63. InterContinental Expands in Brazil - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2012
    Denham, United Kingdom-based InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently announced the opening of a 160-room hotel under ...
  64. Marriott Collaborates with OPIC - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    The leading worldwide hospitality company, Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) recently entered into a partnership with Overseas ...
  65. Starwood to Overhaul W - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) announced that more than 10 North American properties of one of its high-end ...
  66. Sheraton Debuts in Madrid - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2012
    White Plains, New York-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) recently opened Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra Hotel ...
  67. Orient to Sell The Observatory Hotel - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2012
    Hamilton, Bermuda-based Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. (OEH) recently announced the sale of its 'The Observatory Hotel' to an ...
  68. Second JW Marriott in Mexico City - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand, one of the world class luxury brands of Marriott International, Inc. (MAR), recently ...
  69. Westin to Step into San Jose in '13 - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    Westin, one of the upscale brands of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) is set to unveil a property in San Jose, ...
  70. Hotel Real Estate Rebounds Amid M&A

    June 7, 2012
    The lodging industry is quickly becoming a hotbed of acquisition activity in the commercial real estate space. Increasing ...
  71. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - May 2012 - Industry Outlook

    May 2, 2012
    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - May 2012 - Industry Outlook
  72. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - May 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    May 2, 2012
    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - May 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  73. Life Is A Carnival - Take Another Look

    March 6, 2012
    Carnival's shares are trading near a 52-week low. History suggests that investors should buy the stock before its price goes ...
  74. Gaylord Entertainment Is Looking Very Hospitable

    September 13, 2011
    Gaylord Entertainment's Q2 was its best in recent memory and its stock is cheap. I'll look at the reasons why now is the ...
  75. Sysco Hungry For Growth

    August 18, 2011
    Despite near-term headwinds, Sysco is still profitably growing market share.
  76. Marcus Corporation Is Priced To Move

    August 8, 2011
    Marcus Corporation is down 25% YTD despite a reasonably good fourth quarter. Now may be a good time to consider adding this ...
  77. Earnings Preview for July 13

    July 12, 2011
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on July 13.
  78. 4 Reasons To Love Expedia

    March 16, 2011
    Expedia's fourth quarter earnings missed by two pennies and the stock dropped by 13%. We'll look at why is a good time to ...
  79. Hotel Stocks Rise And Shine In 2010

    December 28, 2010
    As a profitable 2010 comes to a close, hotel owners and operators have reason to be optimistic.
  80. REITs With Yield And Upside

    October 7, 2010
    Could these relative laggards provide a boost to risk-tolerant investors?
  81. Hidden Value Or Hidden Bubble At Home Inns?

    August 27, 2010
    Exciting as the future of this company may be, investors may want to exercise a little patience and wait for a significantly ...
  82. The Best Large Cap Stocks In March 2010

    April 7, 2010
    The best performing large capitalization stocks in March 2010 were a varied lot, find out who made the list.
  83. Hyatt's IPO: Don't Even Go There

    September 24, 2009
    The Pritzker family is looking to take Hyatt Hotels public and investors should stay far away.
  84. Summer's Not Over Yet

    August 4, 2009
    With the economy where it is this summer Americans have bee holding off on vacation plans.
  85. Hotel Sector Ignores Fundamentals, Rises Higher

    June 3, 2009
    Hotel stocks have risen much higher although RevPAR, an important industry metric, is still declining at a double-digit rate.
  86. Micros Fuels Online Commerce

    May 22, 2009
    Popular specialty food manufacturer Stonewall Kitchen recently selected Micros as its technology partner for its web commerce. ...
  87. Finding Dividend Darlings In ETFs

    April 30, 2009
    In this article we mine an ETF fund for gems and come up with two promising companies, especially given the current economic ...
  88. Earnings Still A Split Decision, But Favors Bulls

    April 24, 2009
    A roundup of the most important earnings announcements from Thursday April 23, 2009.
  89. Insiders Cruising For Royal Caribbean Stocks

    March 10, 2009
    This cruise line's recent insider buys make it a company worth further consideration.
  90. Luxury Hotels See Massive RevPAR Declines

    November 18, 2008
    The lodging industry is hardly immune to the slowing economy, and industry experts predict the pain will continue well into ...
  91. Stay The Course With Steiner

    September 5, 2008
    Steiner Leisure is a leader in spa services, but business slowed thanks to the global economic slowdown. The company rebounded ...
  92. Three Hotels Cashing In On Vacation Spending

    July 16, 2008
    High gas prices have put a damper on many vacation plans. We look at three hotel operators that have managed to cope.
  93. Boost Your Returns With Share Buybacks

    June 9, 2008
    Share repurchases are a great way to spot undervalued companies. Investors can reap sizable profits by coattailing these ...
  94. Great Service? Great Investment

    May 20, 2008
    We examine 15 customer service leaders. $75,000 split among them five years ago, would be worth nearly $160,000 today, $34, ...
  95. December Q&A Encore

    December 10, 2007
    Questions include: Which companies could be headed to bankruptcy, and why should you avoid airline stocks?
  96. Dollar Thrifty Could Go To Fifty (DTG)

    July 2, 2007
    A Morgan Stanley analyst recently downgraded several car rental stocks, including Dollar Thrifty.
  97. Checkout Time At The Hilton (HLT)

    May 3, 2007
    Despite decent Q1 earnings, dwindling travel numbers will hurt the hotel chain in the near term.
  98. Intercontinental Decides to Make Beds Overseas (IHG)

    August 22, 2006
    With current valuations indicating this firm may be undervalued, and its future looking plush, investors are not likely to ...
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