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Best Performing Hotel REIT Stocks of 2021

Updated Apr 1, 2021
Recreation, vacation and leisure are some of the basic needs of human life. Hotels and vacation destination help fulfill these needs. A well planned infrastructure and real estate is required to acquire, build, operate, manage the properties related to such activities. For instance, a luxury resort on the beach may be a failure if there is no suitable approach road to it from the mainlands. To support this infrastructure, a special class of security called REITs are available. They typically work by collecting money from investors and making investments in such properties and infrastructure. (See also, List of Best Performing REIT)
One can take investment exposure to such real estate securities by taking shares/units of these REITs. The Hotel REITs are financial securities which are listed on the stock exchange, and belong to the category of hote and motel real estate sub-sector. They are also known by the names of hospitality REITs, Lodging REITs, or Motel REITs. These companies, or trusts, work by acquiring, building, owning and managing several properties, real estate and associated services that are used for recereational, travel and leisure purpose. Hotels, motels, luxury resorts, business-class hotels and leased out space in the properties to guests are some of the examples of properties of the Hotel REITs.
Explore more: See the best performing REITs lists of Healthcare REITs, Industrial REITs, Hotel REITs, Retail REITs, Office REITs, Residential REITs, Diversified REITs and Mortgage REITs.

Among the various available property-linked securitites in the category of Hotel REITs, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Hotel REIT stocks?
This article provides a list of Hotel REIT stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2021 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Hotel REIT stocks between the end of the previous year and , and the top 10 return generating Hotel REIT stocks are listed below.

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Top Hotel REIT Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Hotel REIT sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Sotherly Hotels Inc. (SOHOO) 2) Sotherly Hotels Inc. (SOHOB) 3) Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) 4) CorePoint Lodging Inc. (CPLG) 5) Braemar Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (BHR)
 6) Xenia Hotels and Resorts, Inc. (XHR) 7) Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) 8) Diamondrock Hospitality Company (DRH) 9) Park Hotels and Resorts Inc. (PK) 10) Sotherly Hotels Inc. (SOHO)

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Performance of Top Hotel REIT Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Sotherly Hotels

Sotherly Hotels Inc. is a self-managed and self-administered lodging REIT focused on the acquisition, renovation, upbranding and repositioning of upscale to upper-upscale full-service hotels in the Southern Uni ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sotherly Hotels.
The Williamsburg, VA-based Real Estate sector company Sotherly Hotels Inc. (SOHOO) holds the number one spot among the best performing stocks of the Hotel REIT sector. Classified as the Real Estate business, the stock price of Sotherly Hotels ended the previous year at a price of $11.49 per share while it reached the level of $17.63 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 53.44%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $78.91 million.

Sotherly Hotels

Sotherly Hotels Inc., incorporated on August 20, 2004, is a self-managed and self-administered lodging real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is focused on the acquisition, renovation, upbranding and repositioning ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sotherly Hotels.
The Virginia, VA-headquartered company Sotherly Hotels Inc. (SOHOB) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Hotel REIT of 2021. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Real Estate Investment Trusts industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Sotherly Hotels has changed by 52.8 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $11.61 per share and year-to-date closing price of $17.74 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $51.44 million to $78.62 million during the same period. Along with Hotel REIT, the company is also in the business of REIT, Consumer Services, Real Estate Investment Trusts, REIT, Real Estate, among other usual products and services.

Hersha Hospitality Trust

Hersha Hospitality Trust, incorporated on May 27, 1998, is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests primarily in institutional grade hotels in urban gateway markets, including New ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Hersha Hospitality Trust.
During the given months of the year 2021, Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) was successful in generating YTD returns of 36.25 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Pennsylvania, PA-based Hersha Hospitality Trust closed at a price of $7.89 per share, while it traded at a price of $10.75 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $306.48 million to $420.67 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Consumer Services industry sector and further specialized as a Real Estate Investment Trusts sector business.

CorePoint Lodging

CorePoint Lodging Inc., a real estate investment trust company, focuses on midscale and upper-midscale lodging business. As of May 31, 2018, it had a portfolio of 316 hotels and approximately 40,000 rooms acros ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of CorePoint Lodging.
The Irving, TX-based CorePoint Lodging Inc. (CPLG) belongs to the Real Estate sector and is categorized as a Real Estate company. The stock of CorePoint Lodging ended the previous year at a price of $6.88 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $9.31 apiece, which indicates a change of 35.32 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Hotel REIT for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $400.15 million. It has now changed to $539.99 million as of writing. CorePoint Lodging continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Braemar Hotels & Resorts

Braemar Hotels & Resorts is a conservatively capitalized REIT that invests primarily in high RevPAR, full-service luxury hotels and resorts. We are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHR and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Braemar Hotels & Resorts.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Braemar Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (BHR) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, the Real Estate sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Real Estate. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Braemar Hotels & Resorts has so far gained 34.92 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $4.61 per share and year-to-date price of $6.22 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $169.13 million to $255.79 million. The stock of Braemar Hotels & Resorts continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Xenia Hotels and Resorts

Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc., incorporated on August 27, 2014, is a self-advised and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in premium full service, lifestyle and urban ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Xenia Hotels and Resorts.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Xenia Hotels and Resorts, Inc. (XHR), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $15.2 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $19.91 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 30.99 percentage. The Florida, FL-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $1.73 billion to $2.27 billion. The Hotels Resorts specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) organized to opportunistically acquire and invest primarily in upper upscale, full-service hotels located in urban ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust.
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) has moved by 29.57 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $18.8 apiece to the price of $24.36 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the Maryland, MD-based Real Estate Investment Trusts sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $2.46 billion to $3.2 billion over the same duration. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Diamondrock Hospitality

DiamondRock Hospitality Company is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) that is an owner of a leading portfolio of geographically diversified hotels concentrated in top gateway markets a ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Diamondrock Hospitality.
Based on the market-cap change from $1.65 billion to $2.22 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $8.25 per share to a price of $10.5 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, Diamondrock Hospitality Company (DRH) was successful in generating YTD returns of 27.27 percentage. Standing at the number eight rank in the top performing list of Hotel REIT stocks, the Maryland, MD-based Diamondrock Hospitality is categorized as the Real Estate Investment Trusts sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Services sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Park Hotels and Resorts

Park is the second largest publicly traded lodging REIT with a diverse portfolio of market-leading hotels and resorts with significant underlying real estate value. Park's portfolio consists of 54 premium-brand ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Park Hotels and Resorts.
Park Hotels and Resorts (PK) generated percentage returns of 27.23 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $17.15 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $21.82 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $4.04 billion to $5.16 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Services speciality business with further classification in the Hotels Resorts sub-category. Based in Tysons, VA, the YTD performance of the Hotel REIT sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Sotherly Hotels

Sotherly Hotels Inc. is a self-managed and self-administered lodging REIT focused on the acquisition, renovation, upbranding and repositioning of upscale to upper-upscale full-service hotels in the Southern Uni ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sotherly Hotels.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Hotel REIT sector is taken by Sotherly Hotels Inc. (SOHO). The company's stock price changed from $2.5 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $3.17 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 26.8 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Williamsburg, VA-based Consumer Services sector company was from $37.65 million to $48.11 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Hotel REIT sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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