Hotel News

Extensive coverage of news stories specifically curated for travel industry professionals seeking to stay informed about the latest developments, trends, and opportunities in the global hotel sector. The archive provides a comprehensive overview of the industry, covering various aspects of hotel management, operations, guest experience, and marketing. In-depth analysis and expert opinions are presented by Skift editors and contributors, examining the challenges and opportunities faced by hoteliers in different regions and market segments. The archive also highlights the influence of global events, regulations, and changing traveler preferences on the industry.

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IHG Plans to Double Hotel Indigo Portfolio 

IHG Hotels & Resorts plans to double the Hotel Indigo portfolio within three to five years, adding new properties in diverse locations such as the Cayman Islands, Oman, Mexico, and more, with several openings scheduled throughout 2024.

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Travel Tech Startup Lighthouse Buys HQ Revenue in Talent Grab

Lighthouse, the travel startup formerly known as OTA Insight, has bought Berlin-based HQ revenue. The deal marks another step in Lighthouse's strategy of expanding through talent and technology acquisition rather than accumulating customer lists.

Travel Tech Startup Lighthouse Buys HQ Revenue in Talent Grab

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Ennismore to Add Lifestyle Hotel Brand Our Habitas to Its Portfolio

With Ennismore's backing and Accor's distribution, Our Habitas is poised for some major growth. The brand already has multiple projects in the works, with a focus on Saudi Arabia and Asia.

Ennismore to Add Lifestyle Hotel Brand Our Habitas to Its Portfolio

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Full Tourism Recovery in APAC Forecast for Early 2025

Fitch Ratings projects China outbound tourism to the Asia Pacific region will recover to 86% of pre-Covid levels in 2024, with full APAC tourism recovery expected by the first half of 2025.

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Choice Hotels Unveils Renovations for Radisson and Radisson Blu

Choice Hotels International is refreshing over 50 properties in its Radisson and Radisson Blu brands with contemporary designs and personalized service, featuring Scandinavian-inspired minimalist styles.

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Hilton Garden Inn to Expand in China

Hilton plans to open around two dozen new Hilton Garden Inn hotels in China over the next year, including locations in Beijing, Nanjing, Chengdu, Chengde, and Jinan.

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Lodging Stocks Rise With the Broader Market

The U.S. stock market rose again today and most lodging stocks came along for the ride upward.

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Vietnam’s Hotels Increasingly Face Financial Difficulties

Despite a rebound in tourism, many Vietnamese hotels across the country face financial troubles and are being auctioned.

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IHG Opposes Marriott’s City Express Trademark Bid

InterContinental Hotels Group is challenging Marriott International's attempt to trademark City Express by Marriott, citing potential confusion with its Holiday Inn Express brand.

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Minor Hotels CEO Has Ambitious Plans to Fill Portfolio Gaps

Minor, with 540 hotels, aims to solidify its position as a major player. Expect it to expand its portfolio by 200 hotels by 2026, possibly through some M&A.

Minor Hotels CEO Has Ambitious Plans to Fill Portfolio Gaps