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This week in hospitality, we dug into Hyatt's strategies on loyalty, private accommodations, and its pursuit of NH Hotel Group.

Hotel News Weekly Roundup

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 hotels.

For all of our weekend roundups, go here.

>>Seems like both Hyatt and AccorHotels are struggling to find ways to make private accommodations work with their current business models. But we don’t think they should give up hope just yet: Hyatt’s $22 Million Charge Underscores Hotels’ Homesharing Struggles

>>If independent hotel collections like Small Luxury Hotels of the World and its peers want to thrive, pursuing more loyalty tie-ins seems likely, but they have to be careful to stress the additional value they can bring for independent hotels. Otherwise, what’s stopping independents from flocking to the hotel soft brands? Hyatt’s New Alliance Hints at the Future of Hotel Loyalty Programs

>>Would NH Hotel Group have been better off with Hyatt? Perhaps we’ll never know. But maybe there’s another company out there that isn’t afraid to get into a bidding war with Minor? Making Sense of the Hyatt, NH Hotels, Minor International Saga Thus Far

>>Again, we ask ourselves, what is out there that AccorHotels will not buy? AccorHotels Buys Majority Stake in Boutique Lifestyle Chain 21c Museum Hotels

>>Two of Accor’s high-end deals have failed to to live up to expectations. The big question now is: Can the company fix things? AccorHotels’ High-End Acquisition Problem

>>A classic case of the innovator’s dilemma: Airbnb Is Quietly Borrowing Ideas From the Hotel Industry to Build Up Its Inventory

>>Having finally stepped out on its own, Wyndham Hotels is in pursuit of what every major hospitality company is today: more scale, improved guest experiences, and more bookings: Wyndham Hotels Maps Out Growth Plans in First Earnings Call Since Spinoff

>>Belize should serve as a case study for conscious luxury development. There will be successes and lessons to watch for in the coming years as the effects of a small group of hoteliers’ decisions play out in the local environment and culture: Belize Is Latest Test Ground for Luxury Development and Environment


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Photo credit: Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas. Hyatt is struggling to make private accommodations work. Hyatt

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