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U.S. Lodging Fundamentals Portend Improved RevPAR Growth
May 16, 2018
Fitch Ratings-New York/Chicago-16 May 2018: U.S. lodging RevPAR growth will be in the 2% - 4% range in 2018, according to Fitch Ratings. The agency raised its...
Fitch: Hotel Oversupply Raising US CMBS Loan Concern
January 30, 2018
Early warning signs of declining hotel performance have emerged, says Fitch Ratings. Fitch has seen an increase in the volume of hotel loans transferring to...
Fitch’s 2018 Outlook for U.S. Lodging: Fitch Predicts Uninspiring Growth, with Some Upside Risk from Brighter Corporate Outlook
December 7, 2017
Sector Outlook and Rating Trajectory
Fitch’s Sector Outlook: Stable
Fitch Ratings has a stable U.S. lodging sector outlook for 2018, based on...
U.S. Lodging RevPAR to Decelerate According to Fitch
June 22, 2017
Fitch Ratings-New York-22 June 2017: Fitch Ratings expects U.S. lodging RevPAR will decelerate in 2H17, but remain positive, allowing the strongest and second...
Smaller US Hoteliers Will Take More Risk to Stay Relevant
February 21, 2017
Fitch Ratings-New York-21 February 2017: Smaller hotel brand owners and operators are flexing their balance sheets to support rooms system growth to stay...
Healthy Consumer, Spending Shifts Benefit U.S. Lodging & Leisure
February 10, 2017
Fitch Ratings-New York-10 February 2017: A healthy U.S. consumer bodes well in the near term for the U.S. lodging and leisure sectors, according to the first...
Fitch Expects 1-2% US Lodging RevPAR Growth in 2017
November 28, 2016
November 28, 2016 - U.S. lodging RevPAR will grow 1-2% in 2017, according to Fitch Ratings' outlook for U.S. lodging & leisure companies. Solid leisure...
Cyclical Challenges Drive Gaming, Lodging, & Restaurant Bankruptcies
October 27, 2016
Fitch Ratings-New York-27 October 2016: Distressed gaming, lodging and restaurant companies often find themselves on the road to bankruptcy during periods of...
With U.S. Hotels at Peak, CMBS Being Watched with a Wary Eye
August 8, 2016
The days of strong RevPAR growth and occupancy rates are over for U.S. hotels, which could impair loan performance for CMBS as interest rates rise, according...
US RevPAR Forecast Lowered to 3%-4% Amid Signs of Fatigue
August 2, 2016
NEW YORK - August 2, 2016 - US lodging fundamentals are decelerating and signs of fatigue are signaling a negative turn could be ahead, according to Fitch...
Tourism Spending to Buoy US Leisure Sector Demand
July 26, 2016
Fitch Ratings-New York-26 July 2016: US leisure company growth will decelerate but remain positive for the balance of 2016, according to Fitch Ratings. Tourism...
U.S. Hotels Gain Incremental Negotiating Strength Over OTAs
May 26, 2016
Fitch Ratings-New York-26 May 2016: The balance of power has shifted in favor of U.S. hospitality companies in their tenuous relationship with online travel...
US Lodging in Twilight of Latest Upcycle; Caution Ahead
May 5, 2016
Fitch Ratings-New York-05 May 2016: The US lodging industry is in the twilight of the current upcycle, according to Fitch Ratings. The recovery is now the...
Flexible Models Ease US Leisure Cos. Cuban Market Entry Says Fitch Ratings
April 12, 2016
Fitch Ratings-New York-12 April 2016: Flexible and less capital-intensive business models should facilitate US leisure companies', including cruise...
Revised Starwood Offer Likely Delays Marriott’s Ratings Momentum
March 22, 2016
Fitch Ratings-New York-22 March 2016: Fitch Ratings continues to see positive ratings momentum for Marriott International stemming from its planned merger with...
China Investors in US Hotels Pursue Core-At-Any-Cost Plan
March 21, 2016
Fitch Ratings-New York-21 March 2016: Decelerating industry fundamentals and weakness in forward-looking equity market prices for hotel-related companies...
Starwood Merger Termination Would Temper Marriott’s Ratings Momentum
March 15, 2016
Fitch Ratings-New York-15 March 2016: Fitch Ratings would likely revise its Rating Outlook for Marriott International to Stable from Positive if Starwood...
US RevPAR Forecast Trimmed on Weak Transient Trends Says Fitch
March 3, 2016
Fitch Ratings-New York-03 March 2016: Fitch Ratings has lowered its 2016 U.S. RevPAR growth forecast to 4%-5% from 4%-6%. RevPAR growth will not likely exceed...
Hotel Lenders Tightening the Screws
February 8, 2016
Fitch Ratings-New York-08 February 2016: Hotel owners will encounter a more challenging debt financing environment during 2016 as lenders respond to the broad...
2016 Global Hotel Outlook Stable on Favorable Global Travel Trends
December 11, 2015
Fitch Ratings-New York-11 December 2015: The 2016 outlook for the global hotel industry is Stable as favorable travel trends and stable financial policies...