Sean O'Neill

Sean O’Neill is Skift's senior hospitality editor, reporting on hotels. Send him news tips at [email protected]. He's been a full-time journalist for two decades. He lives in Washington, D.C. Stop him before he starts another home improvement project.

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Hotels

NYC Hotel Rates Soar Amid Airbnb Crackdown and Migrant Policy

New York hotels have faced a price crunch after the city lost about 10% of its travel lodging supply between new restrictions on short-term rentals and a program to convert many hotels into shelter for migrants.

NYC Hotel Rates Soar Amid Airbnb Crackdown and Migrant Policy

Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Investor Day: More Ships, More Premium – And Cost Cuts

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is setting its sights on the premium market, enticing well-heeled travelers with the promise of more balcony cabins and a "ship-within-a-ship" concept that caters to multigenerational cruisers.

Norwegian Cruise Investor Day: More Ships, More Premium – And Cost Cuts

Hotels

Kempinski Hotels Names Former Silversea CEO as First Female CEO

Barbara Muckermann, the trailblazing former CEO of Silversea, will become the first female CEO at Europe's oldest luxury hotel group. Muckermann is poised to usher in a fresh era of opulence and innovation at Kempinski.

Kempinski Hotels Names Former Silversea CEO as First Female CEO

Hotels

Minor Hotels Aims to Expand Portfolio by a Third by 2027

Minor Hotels, the hotel group behind brands like NH Hotels and Anantara, is going all-in on post-pandemic growth. It plans to increase its hotel portfolio by 36% by the end of 2026.

Minor Hotels Aims to Expand Portfolio by a Third by 2027

Hotels

Marriott vs. Hilton: A Fee Fight for Hotel Dominance

While analysts fixate on room count and loyalty program growth, the real battle between hotel giants Marriott and Hilton is over the fees they charge owners and credit-card issuers.

Marriott vs. Hilton: A Fee Fight for Hotel Dominance

Hotels

Florida Hotels Are Beating U.S. Averages in Pricing Power and Revenue Growth

A forthcoming report from JLL Hotels & Hospitality reveals that the state's top 10 lodging markets have consistently outperformed national averages for revenue growth.

Florida Hotels Are Beating U.S. Averages in Pricing Power and Revenue Growth

Hotels

Gen Z Gives Surprising Boost to Some Hotels

Some hoteliers that cater to Gen Z see many of today's young people spending a larger share of their discretionary income on travel than Millennials did.

Gen Z Gives Surprising Boost to Some Hotels

Hotels

Wyndham Adds All-Inclusive Resorts in Franchise Brand Deal

Surf's up. The partnership will add nine Decameron properties across Mexico, Panama, and Jamaica to Wyndham's portfolio, bringing its total all-inclusive offerings to more than 50 resorts worldwide.

Wyndham Adds All-Inclusive Resorts in Franchise Brand Deal

Online Travel

Booking.com Hit With EU’s ‘Gatekeeper’ Status, Faces Tighter Regulation

Online travel giant Booking.com will be held to a stricter regulatory standard in 27 European countries, but it remains to be seen what the true impact will be.

Booking.com Hit With EU’s ‘Gatekeeper’ Status, Faces Tighter Regulation

Hotels

Soho House Check-Up Months After Dire Report: What the Latest Numbers Show

Soho House is continuing its streak of losing money every year since its founding in 1995. But it also appears to be improving on key metrics.

Soho House Check-Up Months After Dire Report: What the Latest Numbers Show