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U.S. Hotel Unemployment Falls to Pandemic Low

The November jobs report sent many mixed signals, but the hotel industry notched a win — even if it is mere optics.

U.S. Hotel Unemployment Falls to Pandemic Low

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The Best of Daily Lodging Report for the Week Ending December 3

The Omicron variant hasn't impacted the global hotel industry as far as weekly performance data yet, but government regulations are already unfurling and pointing to a difficult winter ahead.

The Best of Daily Lodging Report for the Week Ending December 3

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Kayak’s Hotel Partner Life House Receives $60 Million in New Financing

Kayak's investment gets it deeper into the hotel software industry. And it will soon have three Kayak-branded hotels as an everyday test lab.

Kayak’s Hotel Partner Life House Receives $60 Million in New Financing

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Selina Aims to Go Public at $1.2 Billion Valuation Via Blank Check Deal

Kudos to Rafael Museri and Daniel Rudasevski who co-founded Selina in 2015 and brought the company to this point. But investors face a tricky decision about how to value this startup compared to traditional lodging groups.

Selina Aims to Go Public at $1.2 Billion Valuation Via Blank Check Deal
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Examining Accor’s Vision for Branded Residences

With robust growth even through the pandemic, Accor’s residential offerings across brands like Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, SLS, and many more have a bright future ahead — and an edge over competitors in the market.

Examining Accor’s Vision for Branded Residences

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Omicron Pushes Hotel Industry to Look for Hard Lessons From Delta Variant

Here we go again. Maybe.

Omicron Pushes Hotel Industry to Look for Hard Lessons From Delta Variant

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Hotel Industry Faces Omicron Variant With Concerns About Travel Bans

We’re still weeks away from knowing just how much of an impact the Omicron variant will have on the travel industry. But companies can already discern just how much of a role government can have in altering the course of recovery.

Hotel Industry Faces Omicron Variant With Concerns About Travel Bans

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Accor’s All-Inclusive Resort Growth Plan Strengthens Company Grip on Luxury

Accor is staying busy with brand rollouts and expansion into newer sectors like all-inclusive resorts, but make no mistake: This is all about elbowing out the competition to win over luxury customers.

Accor’s All-Inclusive Resort Growth Plan Strengthens Company Grip on Luxury

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The Best of Daily Lodging Report for the Week Ending November 26

It's a week of good news for major U.S. cities while Asia Pacific sends mixed signals on reopening, much to the economic detriment of countries without much of a domestic traveler base.

The Best of Daily Lodging Report for the Week Ending November 26

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Accor’s New Brand Says a Lot About the Future of Luxury Hotels

Yes, it’s easy to scoff at Accor launching yet another brand. But inking deals with independent luxury hotel owners requires a collection the Paris-based hotel company didn’t readily have in its line-up of more than 40 brands.

Accor’s New Brand Says a Lot About the Future of Luxury Hotels

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This Hotel CEO Sees a Niche for Cool Brands in Smaller Cities

Folks in small cities still have money to spend on trendy bars and restaurants. There’s a new playbook for high-end, lifestyle hotels that doesn’t require a massive, global city to usher in success.

This Hotel CEO Sees a Niche for Cool Brands in Smaller Cities

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Marriott Vacations CEO Weighs in on the Timeshare Rollup During the Recovery

Providing younger travelers with more flexibility makes the timeshare sector more appealing to millennials with disposable income. And that makes properties in the sector more attractive for M&A.

Marriott Vacations CEO Weighs in on the Timeshare Rollup During the Recovery