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Top 5 Western Vacation Ranches In America Revealed!

Top 5 Western Vacation Ranches In America Revealed!

As the winter snows melt and springtime comes to the vast expanses of the American West, the land comes alive. And one of the best ways to experience the awakening West is on a ranch. Read More »


Super Bowl 51 was a Significant Win for Tom Brady and Houston's Hotel Industry

Super Bowl 51 was a Significant Win for Tom Brady and Houston's Hotel Industry

Not only was Super Bowl 51 a big win for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, it was a big win for the city of Houston itself. Read More »

Global Hotel Investor Outlook for 2017 Revealed

Global Hotel Investor Outlook for 2017 Revealed

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. Read More »

Caribbean, Mexico Hotel Development Pipeline Upticks in 2017

Caribbean, Mexico Hotel Development Pipeline Upticks in 2017

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. Read More »


Vacation Property Spotlight

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 »


Regional Vacation Real Estate News

Last Updated March 24, 2017 9:04 AM ET

North America

As the winter snows melt and springtime comes to the vast expanses of the American West, the land comes alive. And one of the best ways to experience the awakening West is on a ranch.

According to STR, the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index increased 0.7% in February 2017, closing the month at 3,750. Through the first two months of 2017, the index was up 1.3%. Hotel stocks underperformed the broader indices in February as industry trends remained sluggish.

Not only was Super Bowl 51 a big win for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, it was a big win for the city of Houston itself.

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.

With Valentine's Day holiday right around the corner, here are my 2017 picks for the most romantic getaways in the U.S. for you and your loved one.

According to STR, the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index closed January 2017 out at 3,723, up 0.5% from the end of 2016.

Last Updated February 16, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Latin America

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.

The developer of West Enclave, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence, located in Los Cabos, Mexico, has opened sales to the public for a limited collection of 27 single-family Residences, following $70 million in pre-sales.

Last Updated October 5, 2016 12:30 PM ET

Europe

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.

Dublin is suffering a major shortage in hotel rooms, and that it has an urgent need for an additional 3,000 rooms to satisfy current demand.

According to Christie + Co., the remarkable resurgence of hotel investment in Spain will continue to be a key story in 2016. This is based on their new report titled 'The Keys to the Spanish Hotel Market Recovery'.

Last Updated February 17, 2017 10:03 AM ET

Asia Pacific

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.

According to CBRE, Asian investment in European hotels will reach US$22.7 billion in 2015, fueled by the liberalization of domestic controls governing outbound investment.

A recovery that began to emerge late in the third quarter of 2014 couldn't help Thailand's hotel industry overcome a dismal first half of the year as the industry reported an occupancy decline of 11.3 percent.

Last Updated June 28, 2016 9:19 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

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.

French Minister of Culture and Communication, along with a French delegation visits Saadiyat.

Master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, announced today the full installation of the Louvre Abu Dhabi dome structure.

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