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REITs own hotels in cities across the country with accommodations targeting vacationers, business travelers or group events.


REITs own some of the top properties in the country’s most popular destinations including the New York Marriott Marquis, Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville.

REITs in the Community

The Knickerbocker Hotel

In the heart of New York City, edging the bright lights of Broadway and the calm of Bryant Park, sits one of New York City’s landmark hotels, The Knickerbocker Hotel. Originally opened by John Jacob Astor IV in 1906, the Knickerbocker has undergone many name changes over the past 110 years and spent the bulk of that time functioning as an office building. It wasn’t until FelCor Lodging Trust acquired the property in 2013 and began a $115 million renovation that it was returned to its status as one of New York’s leading luxury hotels. In 2015, the historic New York City landmark was reborn in the heart of Times Square but maintained a familiar look thanks to FelCor maintaining the building’s distinctive facade.

Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook

Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ Grand Bohemian Hotel located in the Mountain Brook suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, was developed to fill a growing need in this expanding southern market. In addition to its 100 well-appointed guest rooms, the luxury boutique hotel boasts a grand ballroom and flexible meeting spaces, art gallery, spa, 24-hour fitness center, interactive cooking school, wine blending experience and tasting room, as well as a rooftop terrace and restaurant. The hotel is the first of its caliber in the state of Alabama and is located amidst the unique architectural charm of Mountain Brook while also being in close proximity to Birmingham, which is home to leading firms in the financial, medical, and automotive industries.

Georgian Terrace

The hotel has 326 guest rooms and a parking garage with nearly 700 spaces. Part of the Fox Theatre Historic District and a member of Historic Hotels of America. Approximately 170 employees make up the Georgian Terrace staff. The hotel hosts approximately 100 wedding receptions per year. The guestrooms at the Georgian Terrace average more than 800 square feet.

Business Travel as of 2019

  • Direct spending on business travel by domestic and international travelers, including expenditures on meetings, events and incentive programs (ME&I), totaled $334.2 billion in 2019.
  • ME&I travel accounted for $139.3 billion of all business travel spending.
  • U.S. residents logged 464.4 million person‐trips* for business purposes in 2019, with 38% for meetings and events.
    *Person-trip defined as one person on a trip away from home overnight in paid accommodations or on a day or overnight trip to places 50 miles or more [ one-way ] away from home
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Top 10 U.S. Travel DestinationsREIT owned Properties

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Wherever your travel plans take you, chances are there is a REIT-owned hotel or resort nearby. And because REITs provide everyday Americans with the opportunity to invest in valuable real estate, that hotel you’re staying at during a vacation or business trip might also be an investment in your portfolio.