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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Chinese Hotel Chains Expand into Southeast Asia

Domestic Chinese hotel chains are expanding internationally, with notable investments in Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia, driven by the rising number of Chinese travelers.

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Land Values Are Soaring in Ras Al Khaimah on Hopes of Legal Casinos

Just a few years ago, it was a floating patch of dirt with a few hotels. Now, Marjan Island is a place people are betting their life savings, and that's even before the casino is open.

Land Values Are Soaring in Ras Al Khaimah on Hopes of Legal Casinos

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Timeshare and Casino Earnings Spook Investors

Investors are concerned as Travel + Leisure Co. and Red Rock Resorts reported modest or solid earnings but saw stock declines, reflecting nervousness and a shoot-first-ask-later mentality on Wall Street.

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H World Reveals $2 Billion Shareholder Return Plan

H World Group approved a three-year, $2 billion shareholder return plan, including dividends and repurchases, effective from July 23.

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Los Angeles’ Trio of Grafitti’d Hotel and Condo Towers Gets a Bidder

A stalking-horse buyer has offered $500 million for the abandoned Oceanwide Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles, which includes a partially built Park Hyatt hotel.

Los Angeles’ Trio of Grafitti’d Hotel and Condo Towers Gets a Bidder

Business Travel

5 Fastest-Growing U.S. Business Travel Markets: Amex Hotel Data

Business travel is back, but Princeton, N.J., led U.S. markets in doing better than others, according to American Express.

5 Fastest-Growing U.S. Business Travel Markets: Amex Hotel Data

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Japan Considers Lodging Tax to Address Tourism Surge

In Japan, local governments are considering and implementing lodging taxes to manage overtourism, despite opposition from hotel businesses fearing loss of guests to neighboring areas.

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Marriott Expands Branded Residences Globally

Marriott International is expanding its Marriott Branded Residences globally, enhancing benefits for Residence Owners through the ONVIA platform and leveraging Marriott’s hospitality expertise to attract developers and buyers.

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Selina Collapses in Liquidity Crisis, Seeks Buyers

Selina billed itself as a pioneer in the "digital nomad" hospitality sector. But it can no longer avoid insolvency. Its woes can be partly traced back to its ill-fated SPAC merger in October 2022.

Selina Collapses in Liquidity Crisis, Seeks Buyers

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Manila’s Newport World Resorts to Get $170 Million Upgrade

Alliance Global Corp plans to spend nearly $170 million this year, mainly on upgrading facilities at Newport World Resorts and developing Westside City.