Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This weekend roundup examines hospitality.
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>>By owning hotels on its properties, Disney is able to maintain an immersive experience, leading to high occupancy rates and steady growth in spending per room. The theme parks feed the hotels with guests and the hotels reinforce the park experience: Understanding Disney’s Domestic Hotel Strategy
>>Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian knows the key to managing disruption and challenges is to focus on the basics: the customer, and the people serving them: Hyatt CEO Interview: We’re Looking Beyond Hotels to Serve Evolving Needs of Guests
>>It does seem the Marriott CEO is open to working with the new administration, but he’s also very concerned about Trump’s more xenophobic policies: Marriott CEO Doesn’t See Powerful Evidence of a Trump Effect on Business Travel
>>For the “Two Bellmen Three” film set in Seoul, Marriott’s Content Studio developed a storyline around a young Korean wedding couple, no-nonsense parents, parkour, and K-pop to engage the Asian romance travel market: Marriott’s New Two Bellmen Film Is Targeted Squarely at Asian Consumers
>>Purchasing a brand like Miraval to enter into the wellness space is a smart move on Hyatt’s part, as wellness becomes an increasingly global desire among all consumers, especially among the high-end travelers Hyatt has in its sights: Hyatt Acquires Wellness Resort and Spa Company Miraval Group
>>Unlike Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta finds a bit of optimism in the new U.S. administration change: Hilton CEO Sees Optimism Lifting Business Travel in 2017