SOURCE: StockCall


October 18, 2010 08:42 ET

Equity Research on Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and Hyatt Hotels Corporation - Lodging Industry Waking up to Recovery and Growth

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the lodging industry and has completed analytical research on Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

The lodging industry suffered terribly during the recession as business and leisure travel were drastically cut back in a bid to save money. However, many have donned 2010 the transition year for the industry as the world economy is strengthening and industry players are more streamlined and efficient than ever before. Figures so far this year have been mostly positive. In the U.S., occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room were all up over last year for the first week of October. For some areas, even development figures are positive with key markets such as New York reporting continued growth in September. Despite these positive signs the recovery of the U.S. lodgings market is still proving somewhat slower than anticipated. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the lodging industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the lodging industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and Hyatt Hotels Corporation; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

On the other hand, the international market has been recovering much faster. The most impressive rebound has been in the Asia/Pacific region where companies are seeing higher occupancy and accordingly are managing to raise their room rates relatively quickly. Industry players like Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and Hyatt Hotels Corporation are seeing the growing potential in countries such as China and they are working hard to establish themselves in these emerging markets by opening new hotels in major and expanding cities. Other companies are looking to increase their reach through partnerships which provide established entry into markets such as Europe and Latin America. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and Hyatt Hotels Corporation research reports are accessible for free by registering today at or

Members of the lodging industry are continuing to focus on improving customer satisfaction. Customer demand for rooms with the latest technology as well as hotels with environmental awareness has been driving the industry to improve in these areas.

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