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May 24, 2011 09:16 ET

Equity Research on Diamondrock Hospitality Co. and Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. -- REIT- Hotel/ Motel Sector Recovering

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the REIT - Hotel/Motel industry and has completed analytical research on Diamondrock Hospitality Co. (NYSE: DRH) and Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: HST). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches.

The recovery in the macro economy has greatly increased the amount of commerce taking place and consequently caused an increase in business travel. Recreational travel has improved also, though in a less robust manner. Together, these two trends have been great news for the REIT- Hotel/Motel sector. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the REIT - Hotel/Motel industry.

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More demand for rooms, especially at the higher-end hotels where business travelers primarily stay, has helped boost revenues around the industry. For example, Diamondrock Hospitality Co. saw its first quarter revenues increase 8.4% to $122.3 million. Diamondrock Hospitality Co. research report is accessible for free by registering today at www.stockcall.com/DRH240511.pdf.

Higher occupancy and better room rates have been pushing the key metric, funds from operations (FFO), up throughout the sector. Operator of high-end hotels, Host Hotels & Resorts saw its FFO improve from 8 cents per share in last year's first quarter to 11 cents per share this year. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at www.stockcall.com/HST240511.pdf.

So long as business levels remain stable, the companies focusing on these higher end properties should perform well. There is some concern for lower end operators however as higher fuel prices typically discourage tourists who are their primary customers. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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