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Hotels Crank Up TikTok Marketing in Pursuit of Authenticity-Seeking Guests

Well-done short-form videos create a feeling of authenticity. No wonder savvy independent hotel brands are using the social media app TikTok to offer casual, energizing peeks at their properties.

Hotels Crank Up TikTok Marketing in Pursuit of Authenticity-Seeking Guests

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Independent Hotels Tap Social Media to Drive Direct Bookings

Independent hoteliers don't have a level playing field with the big brands when it comes to attracting direct bookings. But a savvy use of social media can improve things a lot.

Independent Hotels Tap Social Media to Drive Direct Bookings
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Wyndham Debuts Digital Tipping of Housekeepers Via Mobile App

A mobile tipping solution is a trend we welcome. Who carries small amounts of cash anymore? Plus, news in hotel deals and development worldwide.

Wyndham Debuts Digital Tipping of Housekeepers Via Mobile App

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Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund to Buy Majority Stake in Resort Group Valued at $2.2 Billion

The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation has acquired a majority stake in Sani/Ikos Group, a luxury beach resort group in the Mediterranean, for an undisclosed amount. The transaction that is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022, subject to regulatory approval, values the Mediterranean-based luxury resort operator at $2.27 billion. U.S.-based Oaktree Capital…

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Jumeirah CEO Steps Down, Thomas Meier Named Interim CEO

Jumeirah Group CEO José Silva said in a company email he would step down. Thomas Meier, named chief operating officer last year, will be interim CEO, as Hotelier Middle East first reported on Thursday. For five years, Silva led the Dubai-based hotel group, championing a scale up worldwide. Silva also led a refresh of the…

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Hyatt Hotels to Debut Atona Brand in Japan That Distills and Updates Ryokan Concept

For centuries, Japan has offered ryokans, which are minimalist guest houses typically located near onsen, or natural hot springs used for bathing. Hyatt Hotels said Wednesday that it planned to launch a new brand, Atona, that will distill the elements of traditional ryokans while adding some modern comforts. Hyatt has entered a fifty-fifty joint venture…

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Potato Head Finds a Balance in Sustainability in Bali

Potato Head offers a deeper approach rooted in Bali traditions of "duality" when it comes to its sustainability efforts. Take notice, travel industry.

Potato Head Finds a Balance in Sustainability in Bali

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Marriott Is Happy With Its Size

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Marriott’s growth plans, American Airlines’ hopes for blended travel, and Expedia’s chairman’s thoughts about WFH.

Marriott Is Happy With Its Size

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Ennismore Top Boss Sees Impact of Great Merging on Lifestyle Hotels and Co-Working

Ennismore is one of the hottest hospitality groups in the world, and founder and co-CEO Sharan Pasricha anticipates coworking, food-and-beverage, and lifestyle lodging as a way for real estate partners to diversify their revenues.

Ennismore Top Boss Sees Impact of Great Merging on Lifestyle Hotels and Co-Working

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What Marriott’s CEO Says About the Prospect of Another Mega-Merger

Anthony Capuano, CEO of Marriott International, will not be surprised if a big merger or acquisition shakes up the hotel industry, but it most likely won't involve his brand.

What Marriott’s CEO Says About the Prospect of Another Mega-Merger