SOURCE: StockCall


November 29, 2010 09:06 ET

Equity Research on Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and Marriott International Inc. -- Occupancy Rising but Room Rates Lagging

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - November 29, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the lodging industry and has completed analytical research on Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) and Marriott International Inc. (NYSE: MAR). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Hotels and resorts have continued to post positive results of late, as people return to both leisure and business travel. In October, U.S. hotels saw occupancy rise by almost 7 percent over the same period last year. Europe has also been experiencing higher occupancy, with Germany and the U.K. leading the pack. With the Olympics and now a royal wedding on the horizon London hotels are looking forward to continued growth. Worldwide companies are gearing up for the holiday season with special offers such as free breakfasts, spa treatments or discounts to lure in more customers. 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 Marriott International Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Rising occupancy is positive for the industry; however, room rates in the U.S. remain low. This is concerning as room rates are an important indicator of overall industry health, with low room rates revealing a lack of confidence and high levels of competition. Even so, companies like Starwood are still investing in their U.S. hotels. Spas are the new must have facility and numerous building projects are underway. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Companies such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and Marriott International Inc. which have been seeing profits are also looking to expansion abroad. While European and U.S. hotel markets are somewhat saturated, emerging markets with fast growing GDPs have a paltry number of hotels. Asia and South America are especially high on the list and many have projects underway or in the pipeline in these areas. Marriott International Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at

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