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Coronavirus

Omicron Finally Stings Across All 3 of the World’s Largest Hotel Markets

Leisure travel can only do so much. The lack of business travel finally pushed the nose down on U.S. hotel performance during the latest coronavirus variant.

Omicron Finally Stings Across All 3 of the World’s Largest Hotel Markets

Hotels

Hotels Not Ready to Flush Away the Open-Concept Bathroom Design

A design aesthetic that is easier to maintain and gives guest rooms the sense of a larger space and more light — but often a view of the toilet — needs to be artfully executed for post-pandemic hospitality marketing.

Hotels Not Ready to Flush Away the Open-Concept Bathroom Design

Coronavirus

Hotel Investors Rally Around Leisure Strategy

Analysts signaled they like what's happening with Hyatt's push into more leisure-oriented properties following a nearly $2.7 billion acquisition.

Hotel Investors Rally Around Leisure Strategy

Hotels

India’s Oyo Hotel Startup to Target $9 Billion Valuation in IPO

Among Softbank's holdings, Oyo does not appear to be another WeWork calamity. However, under the glare of being a public company, Oyo would be challenged to get to profitability, and to remedy its ongoing brand reputation challenges.

India’s Oyo Hotel Startup to Target $9 Billion Valuation in IPO
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Airlines

How Airlines and Hospitality Companies Can Engage and Attract Talent for the Future

With airline and hospitality industries set for a strong recovery in 2022, the smartest companies are positioning themselves to attract a pool of global talent in an ever more competitive environment, embracing the opportunities and challenges that come along with it.

How Airlines and Hospitality Companies Can Engage and Attract Talent for the Future

Hotels

Hilton’s Latest Employee Benefit Leans Into the Labor Shortage Crisis

Hotels are struggling to hire workers, and analysts think a lot of the recruiting issues have to do with lower pay and unclear career advancement opportunities. Hilton's new partnership can tackle both issues — if it gets enough employee participation.

Hilton’s Latest Employee Benefit Leans Into the Labor Shortage Crisis

Hotels

Daily Podcast: Inflation Boosts Hotels’ Recovery

Good morning from Skift. It's Monday, January 17, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Inflation Boosts Hotels’ Recovery

Hotels

Marriott’s Refresh of W Hotels and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Marriott indicates W Hotels will get a makeover, Google Maps was the most downloaded travel app in 2021, and Omicron batters European hotels.

Marriott’s Refresh of W Hotels and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Airlines

Hotels vs. Airlines: Who Can Ride Inflation to a Full Recovery?

Inflation can be a good thing for travel sectors able to play the rate game. But volume eventually has to catch up and play a part in the rebound. Otherwise, you run the risk of driving customers, no matter how desperate they are to travel, to just say no to high costs.

Hotels vs. Airlines: Who Can Ride Inflation to a Full Recovery?

Coronavirus

Hospitality Brands Hype Growth While Omicron Rages

Omicron cases are still surging around the world, but major brands like Marriott and Radisson and brands-on-the-rise like CitizenM are all signaling moves to accommodate travel demand and operations for the other side of this latest variant.

Hospitality Brands Hype Growth While Omicron Rages

Coronavirus

CitizenM Targets U.S. for Next Wave of Expansion

Major American hotel companies like Marriott and Hilton might keep some international competitors from elbowing into the U.S., but Dutch brand CitizenM’s North American expansion shows there is a hunger for lesser-known players on the hotel scene.

CitizenM Targets U.S. for Next Wave of Expansion

Hotels

Premier Inn Sales Rose Along With Omicron

Hotels and other travel brands did see good numbers as they headed into the holiday season, but we're likely to see signs of consumers tapping the breaks in the early part of 2022. Let's hope that will be short-lived.

Premier Inn Sales Rose Along With Omicron