Articles by Deanna Ting

Marriott CEO Details How the Company Messed Up in China

Marriott CEO Details How the Company Messed Up in China

Deanna Ting, Skift

If there's anything for other businesses to learn about this snafu, it's this: Don't mess with China.

7 days ago

Wyndham Sells Its European Vacation Rental Business to a Private Equity Firm for $1.3 Billion

Wyndham Sells Its European Vacation Rental Business to a Private Equity Firm for $1.3 Billion

Deanna Ting, Skift

Sorry, Airbnb. Those who follow the vacation rental business closely had a hunch that the business would be gobbled up by private equity and they were right.

7 days ago

Hilton CEO Believes Direct Booking Campaign Is Key to Improved Guest Experience

Hilton CEO Believes Direct Booking Campaign Is Key to Improved Guest Experience

Deanna Ting, Skift

The direct booking wars are the true infinity war, at least in hospitality. In other words, don't expect a truce anytime soon.

1 week ago

Wyndham Hotel Group Is Still in Deal-Making Mode

Wyndham Hotel Group Is Still in Deal-Making Mode

Deanna Ting, Skift

What else could — or should — Wyndham buy this year? Or what new brands could it possibly add at this point?

1 week ago

Airbnb Is Set to Launch a New Tier of Select Properties

Airbnb Is Set to Launch a New Tier of Select Properties

Deanna Ting, Skift

You know the saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same"? When it comes to Airbnb's new endeavors in the accommodations space, it is certainly being inventive, but the company is also borrowing heavily from what hotels have been doing for centuries.

1 week ago

Carlson Rezidor Is Rebranding Itself as Radisson Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Is Rebranding Itself as Radisson Hotel Group

Deanna Ting, Skift

Carlson Rezidor hasn't taken advantage of its vast potential. This new name and strategy may help.

1 week ago

Brexit and North Korea Tensions Are Hurting Millennium Hotels

Brexit and North Korea Tensions Are Hurting Millennium Hotels

Joe Easton, Bloomberg

Millennium's troubles aren't limited to the company alone. The ramifications of Brexit and increasing tensions with North Korea don't bode well for anyone in the travel industry with assets in the UK and the Korean peninsula.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Strikes Deal to Make a Bigger Hotel Push

Airbnb Strikes Deal to Make a Bigger Hotel Push

Deanna Ting, Skift

Anyone willing to bet that you may find your favorite "mass-produced" hotel chains on Airbnb in the not-too-distant future?

2 weeks ago

Wynn’s Departure Signals an Opportunity for Women to Rise in Gaming Leadership

Wynn’s Departure Signals an Opportunity for Women to Rise in Gaming Leadership

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Time's up for hospitality and gaming companies: the dearth of women in leadership roles needs to be fixed.

2 weeks ago

Small Luxury Hotels CEO: Soft Brands Aren’t Hurting Our Business

Small Luxury Hotels CEO: Soft Brands Aren’t Hurting Our Business

Deanna Ting, Skift

There's nothing better than a travel CEO, like Filip Boyen of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, who isn't afraid to speak his mind.

2 weeks ago

Steve Wynn Is Out as Wynn Resorts CEO Effective Immediately

Steve Wynn Is Out as Wynn Resorts CEO Effective Immediately

Deanna Ting, Skift

Wynn's departure has us thinking about another hotelier (a hotel brand, really) with much less success in the gaming industry, and even more proof of having committed assaults against women. But, alas, it's proving much tougher to get him to resign.

2 weeks ago

The Inside Story of Airbnb’s Management Shakeup and Battle to Stay Private

The Inside Story of Airbnb’s Management Shakeup and Battle to Stay Private

Olivia Zaleski and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Who needs an IPO when you can control the limits of space and time on an "infinite time horizon" like Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky? Also, if two-thirds of the company's profits were being generated by ex-CFO Tosi's hedge fund within the company, how will the company fare without him?

2 weeks ago