José Benito de Vega | Following the sharp fall compared to the Ibex 35 in the last two months of 2018 (-26% in November/December 2018 compared to the -4% of the Ibex 35), NH has performed relatively positively so far in 2019, with a rise of 22% compared to the 12% of the Ibex 35.
Spain is well on track for another record tourism year after welcoming 36.3 million tourists in the first half of 2017, a 11.6% increase from a year earlier, according to the Tourist Movement on Borders (Frontur) survey, released by the National Statistics Institute.
Sonia Ruiz de Garibay (GVC Gaesco) |Spain’s hotel chains NH Hoteles and Meliá are reaping the benefits of their restructuring and the adjustments made in the areas of operating costs and debt reduction. So these stocks are a good bet for locking in profits thanks to their attractive trading ratios.
China's HNA Group and Spain's company NH Hoteles announced the set up in 2012 of a hotel management company in China. HNA will inject €330 million into the Spanish company by December 15, according to the terms of the deal. The joint venture signals NH's use a growth strategy through low-risk deals, such as management of third-party owned hotels, to expand its business. Spain's NH Hoteles (see graphic with key financials) ranks…