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Full Video: Ennismore Founder Sharan Pasricha at Skift Global Forum 2022

Here's what's on the mind of one of the hottest hoteliers in the world today.

Full Video: Ennismore Founder Sharan Pasricha at Skift Global Forum 2022

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Accor Expects Fatter Earnings Than Forecast and Plans to Sell HQ for $450 Million

Accor, the Paris-based hotel group, said on Wednesday it would return to breakeven before the end of the year for its sales, marketing, distribution, and loyalty activities for owners of its branded hotels. Accor said robust sales and earnings this summer along with tight control of costs had led the group's management to raise its…

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Standard Hotels Bets Big on Thailand

U.S. hotel operator Standard International is betting on Thailand’s post-pandemic tourism recovery. Bloomberg said Standard is hoping to power an expansion in Asia that will see it open properties in popular and less-explored destinations. Thai developer Sansiri is the majority owner of Standard. The plan is to open boutique hotels under the flagship brand ‘The Standard’ in the seaside resort…

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Jumeirah Hires New CEO From Radisson’s Asia Operations

Jumeirah Group said Wednesday it hired Katerina Giannouka, a top executive for Radisson in Asia, as its new CEO. The announcement was made by Dubai Holding, a global investment firm owned by the ruler of Dubai for which Jumeirah is part of. Giannouka, who will be taking over as the CEO in December, succeeds Jose…

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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…