Articles by Colin Nagy

7 Elements of Hotel Brands Built to Endure

7 Elements of Hotel Brands Built to Endure

Colin Nagy , Skift

Hotels built to last all have backbone, a strong bearing, and a reliable customer base even in the world of competitive online price warfare and disposable, digital consumer culture.

4 days ago

Interview: Bunkhouse’s Liz Lambert on Going Local With Hospitality Outsiders

Interview: Bunkhouse’s Liz Lambert on Going Local With Hospitality Outsiders

Colin Nagy , Skift

Here's one of hospitality's most interesting thinkers on hiring, her approach to service, and the importance of community when launching a development.

1 week ago

How the iPhone Changed the Way We Travel for Better or Worse

How the iPhone Changed the Way We Travel for Better or Worse

Colin Nagy, Skift

The hardware and evolving software on the iPhone removed friction for travelers in immeasurable ways. It also created friction. The iPhone beckons us whenever we have an idle moment, forcing us to miss some of the things that make travel, particularly solo travel, so beautiful.

1 week ago

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here are the brands that are innovating and getting the lounge experience right.

2 weeks ago

Historic Hotels Need to Flaunt Their Best Attributes

Historic Hotels Need to Flaunt Their Best Attributes

Colin Nagy, Skift

Historic hotels should do a better job in playing up what has occurred behind their walls. The hard-earned patina can be unique in a world that emphasizes the sparkling and new.

4 weeks ago

Clear Strives to Become an Airport Security Alternative for Supertravelers

Clear Strives to Become an Airport Security Alternative for Supertravelers

Colin Nagy, Skift

Clear's user experience has evolved significantly since its launch, and the service bears a look from supertravelers — and potentially beyond.

1 month ago

Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport Will Endure as a Global Hub

Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport Will Endure as a Global Hub

Colin Nagy, Skift

There's more hub competition heating up in the region, but Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok manages to capture the magic and inspiration of travel.

1 month ago

A New Breed of French Hoteliers Has a Budget Response to Airbnb

A New Breed of French Hoteliers Has a Budget Response to Airbnb

Colin Nagy, Skift

A beautiful, well designed room in Paris for 150 euros a night? This might be an interesting counter to the rise of Airbnb in the city.

2 months ago

Lux Bus Startup Hopes Design and Flat Beds Will Make Overnight Trips Appealing

Lux Bus Startup Hopes Design and Flat Beds Will Make Overnight Trips Appealing

Colin Nagy, Skift

Cabin seeks to bring style and a "moving hotel" approach to the overnight bus journey. They've nailed the design and approach, but will Californians choose it over flying?

2 months ago

Decoding the Hoshinoya Tokyo Hotel Experience

Decoding the Hoshinoya Tokyo Hotel Experience

Colin Nagy, Skift

The Hoshino Resorts brand melds Japanese tradition with modern design and incredible service. Its ambitions outside of Japan, if successful, may some day serve as powerful cultural diplomacy for the country.

2 months ago

Upper House Luxury Hotel Experience Aims for Custom Approach to Tech and Personalization

Upper House Luxury Hotel Experience Aims for Custom Approach to Tech and Personalization

Colin Nagy, Skift

Upper House's general manager details how the Hong Kong-based hotel finds the balance between tech, customer relationship management, and frontline service.

3 months ago

Business Travel Startups and Services for Those In-Between Moments

Business Travel Startups and Services for Those In-Between Moments

Colin Nagy, Skift

A series of innovators are trying to address the moments between arrival and check-in, work and play, and other found moments.

3 months ago