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Hotels

Hotels Refresh Better Sleep Strategies for Reimagined Wellness

When it comes to sleeping and good sleep habits, hotels would be best served to market the experiential, not just just the material — especially if science supports the potential benefits.

Hotels Refresh Better Sleep Strategies for Reimagined Wellness

Hotels

Wynn to Build UAE Luxury Resort Paving Way for Possible Gambling

The resort, located on man-made island Al Marjan, won't be ready until 2026. The question is whether the sheikhdom will have relaxed the rules around gambling by that point.

Wynn to Build UAE Luxury Resort Paving Way for Possible Gambling

Hotels

Marriott Flexes Its Extended Stay Muscle

Don’t let the multibillion-dollar deals from Blackstone and Starwood Capital for brands like Extended Stay America cloud one's brand judgment. Marriott is the massive player in the extended stay hotel sandbox — and has a leg up in appealing to more lucrative business travel.

Marriott Flexes Its Extended Stay Muscle

Hotels

Daily Podcast: Omicron Batters Hotels Worldwide

Good morning from Skift. It's Monday, January 24, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Omicron Batters Hotels Worldwide
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Airlines

How Airlines and Hospitality Companies Can Engage and Attract Talent for the Future

With airline and hospitality industries set for a strong recovery in 2022, the smartest companies are positioning themselves to attract a pool of global talent in an ever more competitive environment, embracing the opportunities and challenges that come along with it.

How Airlines and Hospitality Companies Can Engage and Attract Talent for the Future

Coronavirus

Blackstone and Starwood’s $1.5 Billion Deal Throws Fuel on Extended Stay

Investors liked the durability and continual operation of extended-stay hotels during the worst of the pandemic. But a $1.5 billion play for a portfolio and not even the entire WoodSpring Suites brand shows where investors see travel demand concentrating during the recovery.

Blackstone and Starwood’s $1.5 Billion Deal Throws Fuel on Extended Stay

Coronavirus

Omicron Finally Stings Across All 3 of the World’s Largest Hotel Markets

Leisure travel can only do so much. The lack of business travel finally pushed the nose down on U.S. hotel performance during the latest coronavirus variant.

Omicron Finally Stings Across All 3 of the World’s Largest Hotel Markets

Hotels

Hotels Not Ready to Flush Away the Open-Concept Bathroom Design

A design aesthetic that is easier to maintain and gives guest rooms the sense of a larger space and more light — but often a view of the toilet — needs to be artfully executed for post-pandemic hospitality marketing.

Hotels Not Ready to Flush Away the Open-Concept Bathroom Design

Coronavirus

Hotel Investors Rally Around Leisure Strategy

Analysts signaled they like what's happening with Hyatt's push into more leisure-oriented properties following a nearly $2.7 billion acquisition.

Hotel Investors Rally Around Leisure Strategy

Hotels

India’s Oyo Hotel Startup to Target $9 Billion Valuation in IPO

Among Softbank's holdings, Oyo does not appear to be another WeWork calamity. However, under the glare of being a public company, Oyo would be challenged to get to profitability, and to remedy its ongoing brand reputation challenges.

India’s Oyo Hotel Startup to Target $9 Billion Valuation in IPO

Hotels

Hilton’s Latest Employee Benefit Leans Into the Labor Shortage Crisis

Hotels are struggling to hire workers, and analysts think a lot of the recruiting issues have to do with lower pay and unclear career advancement opportunities. Hilton's new partnership can tackle both issues — if it gets enough employee participation.

Hilton’s Latest Employee Benefit Leans Into the Labor Shortage Crisis

Hotels

Daily Podcast: Inflation Boosts Hotels’ Recovery

Good morning from Skift. It's Monday, January 17, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Inflation Boosts Hotels’ Recovery