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Moscow and St. Petersburg Hotel Markets Deliver Mixed Results in 2017

Moscow and St. Petersburg Hotel Markets Deliver Mixed Results in 2017

Both Moscow and St. Petersburg luxury segments' Average Daily Revenue (ADR) crossed a threshold of RUB18K for the first time. Read More »


SEC Qualifies Aspen REIT's Initial Public Offering

SEC Qualifies Aspen REIT's Initial Public Offering

Colorado-based Aspen REIT, Inc. offering statement on Form 1-A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its planned $33.5 million Regulation A+ initial public offering. Read More »

Middle East Hotels' Performance Dips in 2017, Yet Africa Hotels Uptick

Middle East Hotels' Performance Dips in 2017, Yet Africa Hotels Uptick

According to STR, hotels in the Middle East reported negative 2017 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics. Read More »

SEC Qualifies Aspen REIT's Initial Public Offering

SEC Qualifies Aspen REIT's Initial Public Offering

Colorado-based Aspen REIT, Inc. offering statement on Form 1-A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its planned $33.5 million Regulation A+ initial public offering. Read More »


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The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

While investors in Sunbelt real estate have watched their property values slip and slide over the past year, those who discovered the tiny island of St. Lucia have smiles on their faces. Read More »


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Last Updated February 9, 2018 9:32 AM ET

North America

Is it Valentine's Day already??? Seems like it was just New Year's Day! Yes, the day of romance is here. It's a day to snuggle with your Valentine, to enjoy good food and good wine, and flowers and other gifts that say you care.

Colorado-based Aspen REIT, Inc. offering statement on Form 1-A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its planned $33.5 million Regulation A+ initial public offering.

It's been a doozy of a winter so far in the U.S. More snow, in some places, than many of us have ever seen in our lifetimes. More ice, more freezing roads, more sub-zero temperatures. In fact, it seems to be that kind of winter in many parts of the world.

It's ski season! And ski buffs all over America - and all over the world - are busy getting their equipment together, waxing their skis, and looking at their calendars.

Total European hotel investment volumes increased by 33% year-on-year, for the third quarter of 2017. This contributed to a 16% year-on-year increase on the year- to-date.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is estimating that 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year.

Last Updated June 2, 2017 9:00 AM ET

Latin America

Billionaire real estate developer and U.S. President Donald Trump, who once considered building luxury hotels in Cuba, is getting set to swing a sky-high verbal crane over the tiny Communist-governed nation.

More than 33,830 rooms in 199 hotel projects are under contract in the Caribbean and Mexico. The total represents a 4.4% increase in rooms under contract compared with January 2016.

Cuban President Raul Castro has confronted U.S. President-Elect Donald J. Trump's hardball pitch to possibly break up President Obama's one year-old detente with the Communist island nation with a hardball gesture of his own.

According to STR, hotels in the Central and South America regions recorded mixed results in the three key performance metrics when reported in U.S. dollar constant currency during July 2016.

According to STR, hotels in Central and South America recorded mixed Q2, 2016 results when reported in U.S. dollar constant currency.

According to STR's June 2016 Pipeline Report for Central and South America, over 66,352 hotel rooms in 417 projects Under Contract in the Central/South America region.

Last Updated February 20, 2018 8:02 AM ET

Europe

Both Moscow and St. Petersburg luxury segments' Average Daily Revenue (ADR) crossed a threshold of RUB18K for the first time.

The market in the Russian capital is still riding strong, gaining volume of rooms sold in most segments and rates in some. Overall, the weighted market average occupancy of the quality hotels in the Russian capital had risen 2.6 ppt.

Homebuyers now adopt a 5 to 10-year view when purchasing a ski home, and increasingly place great value on the liquidity of their asset.

According to STR, the United Kingdom's hotel industry is in the midst of 30 consecutive months of moving average revenue-per-available-room (RevPAR) growth.

Hotel consultant STR is reporting this week that 2015 marked the first year since 2010 in which the European hotel industry passed hotels in the U.S. in year-over-year revenue per available room (RevPAR) growth.

I travel a lot. And while I'm not a proponent of spending a great deal of money for a hotel, I certainly enjoy the amenities of five-star lodging. Especially if the client is paying for it. I prefer instead, to eat and drink my way around a town.

Last Updated November 15, 2017 9:02 AM ET

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong led the Asia Pacific region by volume of hotel investment transactions, with 11 deals worth a total of nearly $1.5 billion in the year to September 2017.

Asia hotel investors during the first half of 2017 remained focused on gateway cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, as they offer positive tourism and trading fundamentals.

According to a new report by JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group, the flurry of hotel mergers and acquisitions seen in 2016, with high-profile deals such as Marriott International's acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

According to global hotel consultant STR, Japan's hotel industry has benefited substantially from the devaluation of the Japanese yen.

It's good to be a hotel owner these days as 2015 is on track to be a record year for foreign investment into hotels says JLL.

A new island resort in the Maldives by an accomplished hotel operator with the rare opportunity of property for sale has been unveiled this month.

Last Updated February 13, 2018 8:00 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

According to STR, hotels in the Middle East reported negative 2017 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics.

According to STR, the hotel industry in Dubai, recorded strong occupancy levels during the first quarter of 2017 despite continued and significant supply growth.

According to STR, the first half of Ramadan 2016 indicates that Mecca, Saudi Arabia, was the only major hotel market in the Middle East to experience an increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR) during the first two weeks of the holiday.

With the official start of summer this Memorial Day weekend, are you looking for an out-of-the-ordinary summer escape, away from the crowds? Well...there are some great ones!

A newly published report by the prestigious Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews shows there are 34,011 golf facilities in 206 countries.

According to STR Global, the Middle East-Africa region reported positive year-over-year performance results in two of the three major metrics during January 2015 when reported in U.S. dollars.

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