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

Wyndham Adds 25th Brand, Hybrid of Hotels and Short-Term Rentals

Unfinished hotel rooms are something new for a major hotel group. That's what Wyndham is offering in roughly 40% of the rooms of its newest brand.

Wyndham Adds 25th Brand, Hybrid of Hotels and Short-Term Rentals

Hotels

Young U.S. Travelers Ditch Online Travel Agents for Bank Booking Sites: Skift Research

Young Americans are shunning online travel giants like Expedia and Booking.com in favor of credit card travel portals, such as Chase Travel and Capital One Travel, a Skift Research survey found.

Young U.S. Travelers Ditch Online Travel Agents for Bank Booking Sites: Skift Research

Tourism

Most U.S. Travelers Can’t Afford Their Dream Vacation: Skift Research

It's a post-pandemic world, but most Americans don't feel their dream getaways have become more attainable. Brands would be wise to understand that sentiment as they compete to sell travel in the marketplace.

Most U.S. Travelers Can’t Afford Their Dream Vacation: Skift Research

Hotels

DOJ and FTC Weigh in on Hotel Price Collusion Case

Two U.S. federal agencies warned hotel companies that using the same pricing software as rivals use may risk violating antitrust law in highly concentrated markets.

DOJ and FTC Weigh in on Hotel Price Collusion Case

Hotels

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Bets on Big Cities With New Timeshare Collection

Think beyond the beach. Marriott Vacations Worldwide is shaking up the timeshare game by debuting a City Collection of properties in response to growing demand.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Bets on Big Cities With New Timeshare Collection

Hotels

CitizenM Explores Potential Sale as Hotel Chain Seeks Capital

CitizenM is looking for new growth capital. Might it sell to one of the large hotel groups?

CitizenM Explores Potential Sale as Hotel Chain Seeks Capital

Cruises

Four Seasons Yachts: 5 Facts and First Look at 2026 Itineraries

Superyachts run by the Four Seasons brand are creating a buzzy new offering. Competitors include Marriott's Ritz-Carlton and Accor's Orient Express.

Four Seasons Yachts: 5 Facts and First Look at 2026 Itineraries

Hotels

Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta Talks Hotel Pipeline, Loyalty, and More

In a recent interview, Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta discussed the hotel giant's record-breaking year for hotel development, the drivers behind its loyalty program's growth, and how it's trying to tame its carbon emissions.

Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta Talks Hotel Pipeline, Loyalty, and More

Hotels

Highest Paid Timeshare CEOs in 2023

It's not wholly surprising that Michael Brown, CEO of Travel and Leisure Co., topped the list of compensation among the top bosses of timeshare operators. His company led its peers in revenue and net income last year.

Highest Paid Timeshare CEOs in 2023

Hotels

Hilton Investor Day: 3 Top Takeaways From the Hotel Group’s Presentation

Hilton's "investor day" on Tuesday included a 223-slide presentation. Here are three assertions that stood out to us.

Hilton Investor Day: 3 Top Takeaways From the Hotel Group’s Presentation