Hotel stocks in general have performed exceptionally well throughout 2012 and much of 2013. Occupancy and pricing went up around 4.5% this year. As the entire market starts to reach higher and higher valuations, hotels are emerging as one of the few remaining growth industries looking into 2014, especially in emerging markets.Hilton obviously hopes that trend will continue, as it expects to raise about $2.5 billion with its IPO. While we're waiting for their offering, are there other investing ideas among hotel stocks? We compiled a list of hospitality and lodging stocks to consider. Click on the interactive chart to view market capitalization for these stocks over time. Do you see growth opportunities in the hotel industry? Use the list below to begin your own analysis. 1. Hyatt Hotels Corporation ( H): Engages in the management, franchising, ownership, and development of Hyatt-branded hotels worldwide. Market cap at $7.75B, most recent closing price at $48.37.
2. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. ( HOT): Operates as a hotel and leisure company worldwide. Market cap at $14.36B, most recent closing price at $74.48.
3. Intercontinental Hotels Group plc ( IHG): Owns, manages, franchises, and leases hotels and resorts. Market cap at $8.34B, most recent closing price at $31.15.
4. Marriott International, Inc. ( MAR): Operates and franchises hotels and related lodging facilities worldwide. Market cap at $14.07B, most recent closing price at $47.02.
5. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation ( WYN): Provides various hospitality products and services to individual consumers and business customers in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $9.44B, most recent closing price at $71.71.
( List compiled by James Dennin, a Kapitall Writer. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research, all other data sourced from Finviz.)