October 07, 2013 at 08:00 AM EDT
New Travel Trends, Partnerships, Expansions, Spin-offs, and Property Improvements - Research Report on Expedia, Marriott, Wyndham, Penn National, and Hyatt Hotels
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NEW YORK, October 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), Marriott International Inc. (NYSE: MAR), Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN), and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Expedia Inc. Research Report

On September 24, 2013, Hotels.com, a part of Expedia Inc. (Expedia) reported that due to the changing dynamics of today's family travel, the experts at Hotels.com used their latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) to spot the top trends and some of the destinations that best suit the family travelers' core needs. In HPI's latest edition, the Family Travel Spotlight identified 5 key characteristics of family travelers: value-consciousness, making memories, staying healthy and safe, providing activities for both kids and adults and staying close to home. And accordingly, Hotels.com recommended a variety of hotels in top destinations to give families what they desire. The Full Research Report on Expedia Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/87a7_EXPE]

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Marriott International Inc. Research Report

On October 1, 2013, Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International Inc. (Marriott) and THANN, a natural Thai skincare line, announced their partnership to reinvigorate the guestroom beauty experience by introducing new amenities throughout Marriott properties in the Americas and Asia. Commenting on the partnership, Matthew Carroll, Vice President, Brand Management, Marriott Hotels said, "Marriott Hotels is on a journey to reimagine the future of travel and THANN amenities will elevate the guest experience at our hotels. Our research shows that customers rank bathroom amenities among the top five most important influences on their overall guest room experience. Partnering with THANN will also enable Marriott to meet another customer desire for the introduction of new amenities on a regular basis. As THANN's products continue to become available in North America, we are excited to be among the first to offer the brand's products to our guests." The Full Research Report on Marriott International Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/9608_MAR]

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Wyndham Worldwide Corporation Research Report

On October 2, 2013, Wyndham Hotel Group (Wyndham Hotel), a part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, announced the launch of the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai, the first hotel to fly the group's extended stay Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham brand flag in the Middle East. Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group's Senior Vice President and Managing Director for EMEA, stated, "We are seeing increased demand for hotel products which allow guests to maintain their routines with a home away from home. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham caters perfectly to this audience, while also providing the additional space and flexibility required by many families travelling to Dubai from across the Gulf." The Company informed that the 188-room Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai is located at the heart of the Jumeirah Beach Residence, and the property includes studio apartments, one- and two-bedroom suites and a penthouse with panoramic views of both the sea and Dubai Marina. Wyndham Hotel stated that along with the in-room kitchenettes, there is an all-day dining restaurant with inside and outside seating, a coffee shop and 24-hour room service to ensure that guests are well catered to throughout the duration of their stay. The Full Research Report on Wyndham Worldwide Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/a674_WYN]

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Penn National Gaming, Inc. Research Report

On September 26, 2013, Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Penn National) announced that its Board of Directors has approved, subject to certain terms and conditions, the tax-free spin-off of substantially all of the Company's real property assets to its shareholders through the distribution of the shares of common stock of its subsidiary, Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI). The Company expects the distribution to take place on November 1, 2013, where each shareholder will receive one share of GLPI's common stock for every share of Penn National common stock held by such shareholder at the close of business on October 16, 2013, the record date for the spin-off. Following the spin-off, the Company will continue to be listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "PENN" and GLPI expects to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "GLPI." The Full Research Report on Penn National Gaming, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/0a54_PENN]

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation Research Report

On October 2, 2013, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (Hyatt) together with DiNapoli Capital Partners and Rockwood Capital, LLC, announced the opening of Hyatt Place Denver/Cherry Creek. The hotel's rebranding and completion of $10 million in property-wide improvements including all new guestrooms, meeting spaces and a new dining area, marks the third Hyatt Place location in the Denver area. Its location provides guests with easy access to downtown Denver, and the upscale Cherry Creek area including Cherry Creek Mall and Cherry Creek North retail district. In addition, Hyatt informed that the hotel is close to the Infinity Park and less than five miles from the University of Denver and the Denver Botanic Gardens. The Full Research Report on Hyatt Hotels Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/fc98_H]

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