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Senior Hospitality Editor

Recent Stories from Deanna Ting:

Skift Forum Europe: Ennismore CEO Sharan Pasricha on Reimagining Hospitality

Skift Forum Europe: Ennismore CEO Sharan Pasricha on Reimagining Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

The success of Ennismore’s Hoxton hotels brand is founded on the fact that you don’t have to completely reinvent something to make it exciting or lasting. You just need to know what elements bring you — and your guests — joy (while also making a profit).

4 days ago

What Marriott’s CEO Had to Say About Airbnb, Amazon and Google

What Marriott’s CEO Had to Say About Airbnb, Amazon and Google

Deanna Ting, Skift

Unlike some of its hotel peers, Marriott isn't giving up on its hopes of being the world's favorite travel company.

5 days ago

How Marriott Plans to Supercharge Growth Starting With 1,700 New Hotels in 3 Years

How Marriott Plans to Supercharge Growth Starting With 1,700 New Hotels in 3 Years

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott says you really can have it all when it comes to a hotel company — both scale and quality. But can you really do that without sacrificing one for the other? Guess we'll find out over the next three years.

6 days ago

Airbnb Is Buying HotelTonight: Here’s What That Means

Airbnb Is Buying HotelTonight: Here’s What That Means

Deanna Ting, Skift

Will Airbnb stick to its boutique and independent-only stance on hotels? It could put it at a serious disadvantage when it comes to competitors like Booking or Expedia in the long run. But if Airbnb winds up offering a wider swath of hotels, it could boost its brand even further. Either way, it's guaranteed to be interesting. We'll get the popcorn ready.

2 weeks ago

Hyatt Doubles Down on Its Asset Lighter Approach

Hyatt Doubles Down on Its Asset Lighter Approach

Deanna Ting, Skift

Because, you know, it's all about that shareholder value.

3 weeks ago

Who’s Really Winning the Direct Booking Wars Between Hotels and Online Travel Agencies?

Who’s Really Winning the Direct Booking Wars Between Hotels and Online Travel Agencies?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Arguments can be made for a number of sides, but the truth is there's no true winner or loser here, if we're being totally honest.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb’s Response to Booking.com? We’ve Got More Listings

Airbnb’s Response to Booking.com? We’ve Got More Listings

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb to Booking: "Yeah, right."

3 weeks ago

Marriott Cites Growing Pains Following Data Breach, Labor Strikes

Marriott Cites Growing Pains Following Data Breach, Labor Strikes

Deanna Ting, Skift

Being bigger, Marriott is discovering, may not always be better in the short term. But if the company can weather a massive cyberattack and some debilitating labor strikes, the future shouldn't be nearly as challenging, executives hope.

3 weeks ago

IHG to Replicate Its Light-Touch Kimpton Approach With Six Senses

IHG to Replicate Its Light-Touch Kimpton Approach With Six Senses

Deanna Ting, Skift

Let's just hope, for everyone's sake, IHG sticks to its word here and lets Six Senses be Six Senses.

4 weeks ago

This Is What Hotel CEOs Really Think About Homesharing

This Is What Hotel CEOs Really Think About Homesharing

Deanna Ting, Skift

While most still don't think it's necessarily for them, there are a few who are starting to be open to giving it a try.

4 weeks ago

Marriott’s New Marketing Campaign Aims to Make Bonvoy a Thing

Marriott’s New Marketing Campaign Aims to Make Bonvoy a Thing

Deanna Ting, Skift

We can just imagine what some befuddled viewers of the Oscars were thinking Sunday night, but here are a few guesses: Uhhh, what does Bonvoy mean? Bon Voy ... age? Also, stop trying to make Bonvoy happen.

4 weeks ago

The New Signia Hilton Is Designed for Meetings and Events

The New Signia Hilton Is Designed for Meetings and Events

Deanna Ting, Skift

In other words, think of the Signia Hilton as Hilton's take on Crowne Plaza, Marriott Marquis, Sheraton Grand, and Dolce Hotels.

1 month ago