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Hyatt (H) Boosts Its Lifestyle Brand Line-up With New Hotel

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H - Free Report) recently announced the opening of Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis in Memphis. This also marks the addition of Caption by Hyatt to its lifestyle brand portfolio.

Located in the heart of the Memphis Entertainment District, the 136-room hotel showcases vibrant design, accommodations and seamless amenities. It includes access to meeting spaces, a full-service restaurant, a rooftop bar and a fitness center. Also, features such as streamlined check-in, mobile key and mobile-order food service are available. The property is close to several leisure attractions such as Orpheum Theater, the Memphis Rock n’ Soul Museum, FedEx Forum, and Sun Studios.

With respect to the opening, Sarah Titus, area general manager, Hyatt, stated, “Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis is a first-of-its-kind property that offers conscientious travelers a true Memphian lifestyle experience. By creating a welcoming space for both locals and travelers to be themselves and feel connected to the community, we are proud to create a space that shares a taste of all the local culture and cuisine there is to savor.”

Focus On Expansion

Hyatt aims to distinguish its brands by providing distinct travel experiences. It is also consistently trying to expand its presence worldwide and plans to expand in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

During the first quarter of 2022, 13 new hotels (or 2,690 rooms) joined Hyatt's system contributing to strong net room growth of 18.6% year over year. As of Mar 31, 2022, the company had executed management or franchise contracts for approximately 540 hotels (or 113,000 rooms).

The company plans to boost Caption by Hyatt brand’s presence in additional metropolitan and downtown markets, including Shanghai, Osaka, Tokyo and Saigon. Expansion in these markets will likely help the company gain market share in the hospitality industry and boost business. In 2022, the company anticipates unit growth to increase by approximately 6% on a net-room basis.

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In the past year, shares of the company have declined 4.2% compared with the industry’s 13.6% fall.

Zacks Rank & Key Picks

Hyatt currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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