Sunday, July 9, 2023
North America

Ashford REIT to Return 19 Hotels To Lenders

  • Financial markets experienced declines with the DJIA falling 187 points and the S&P 500 down 13 points, while Nasdaq dropped 18 points. However, lodging stocks showed mixed to higher performance despite the overall market decline.
  • Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) expects to return 19 hotels to lenders in various cities, including Las Vegas and Atlanta, due to missed repayment deadlines on a $982 million mortgage pool. AHT faced negative equity in the properties and opted not to pay for an extension, potentially impacting the hotel industry’s debt situation.
  • STR’s global “bubble chart” update revealed that 85% of markets saw growth in Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) compared to 2019. Occupancy rates played a significant role in driving RevPAR, with coastal countries along the Mediterranean Sea showing strong growth. However, Saudi Arabia experienced the largest decline in RevPAR at 51%.

The DJIA fell 187 points on Friday while Nasdaq was down 18, the S&P 500 fell 13 points and the 10-year treasury yield was up .01 to 4.05%. Lodging stocks were mixed to higher despite the overall market decline. SOND was back up 9%, BHR and AHT were both up 6%. We expect a lot more jingle mail than just from Park Hotels. Ashford […]