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Senior Hospitality Editor

Recent Stories from Deanna Ting:

Red Roof Adds an Economy Extended Stay Brand to Its Portfolio

Red Roof Adds an Economy Extended Stay Brand to Its Portfolio

Deanna Ting, Skift

If it's an economy/midscale or extended stay brand, expect hotel companies to keep launching them until eternity at this point.

3 days ago

Tenants of the Latest Airbnb-Branded Complex in Nashville Feel Blindsided

Tenants of the Latest Airbnb-Branded Complex in Nashville Feel Blindsided

Deanna Ting, Skift

Oops, they did it again. Will the Airbnb-branded apart-hotel developer Niido ever learn its lesson?

3 days ago

Megatrends Video: The Hotel of the Future Is Here Today

Megatrends Video: The Hotel of the Future Is Here Today

Deanna Ting, Skift

This doesn’t mean every hotel has to be the same, or attempt to appeal to the lowest common denominator. It’s about individual hotels taking control of their unique identities but reconfiguring them so they appeal to the many, many needs all guests have today.

4 days ago

What You Need to Know About the Possible Sale of Luxury Hotelier Belmond

What You Need to Know About the Possible Sale of Luxury Hotelier Belmond

Deanna Ting, Skift

Shareholders are no doubt elated, but luxury travelers are concerned. They don't want Belmond to become another Ritz-Carlton, and get folded into another mega-hospitality giant.

1 week ago

Luxury Hotelier Belmond Considers Putting Itself Up for Sale

Luxury Hotelier Belmond Considers Putting Itself Up for Sale

Deanna Ting, Skift

Now the question is: Who will buy it, and does the company name happen to end with “riot”?

1 week ago

Choice Hotels Sees Promise of Tax Cuts For Travel, Just Not Yet

Choice Hotels Sees Promise of Tax Cuts For Travel, Just Not Yet

Deanna Ting, Skift

That corporate tax rate has helped companies with their balance sheets, but will those extra dollars actually translate to increased travel?

1 week ago

Marriott Still Working Through Starwood Integration Two Years After Deal

Marriott Still Working Through Starwood Integration Two Years After Deal

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can Marriott hold onto hotel owners and SPG elites? That was the underlying question on many analysts' minds during Marriott's second quarter earnings call. After all, the bigger you are, the harder you have to fall, right? But the world's largest hotel company, not surprisingly, doesn't see things that way.

2 weeks ago

IHG CEO: Amazon Is a Threat to Online Travel Agencies, Not Hotels

IHG CEO: Amazon Is a Threat to Online Travel Agencies, Not Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

IHG CEO Keith Barr’s take on how we’ll be using technology now and in the future is both contrarian and perhaps more pragmatic than the views of some of his travel industry peers.

2 weeks ago

Video: Hilton Pledges to Keep Innovating for the Next 100 Years

Video: Hilton Pledges to Keep Innovating for the Next 100 Years

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hilton knows that while technology can be a great problem-solver, the company can't ever forget that it's rooted in the hospitality industry, where, oftentimes, service and true hospitality simply can't be automated.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Is Quietly Borrowing Ideas From the Hotel Industry to Build Up Its Inventory

Airbnb Is Quietly Borrowing Ideas From the Hotel Industry to Build Up Its Inventory

Deanna Ting, Skift

A classic case of the innovator's dilemma.

2 weeks ago

Hyatt’s $22 Million Charge Underscores Hotels’ Homesharing Struggles

Hyatt’s $22 Million Charge Underscores Hotels’ Homesharing Struggles

Deanna Ting, Skift

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.

2 weeks ago

Hyatt’s New Alliance Hints at the Future of Hotel Loyalty Programs

Hyatt’s New Alliance Hints at the Future of Hotel Loyalty Programs

Deanna Ting, Skift

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?

2 weeks ago