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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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Hotels

Wyndham CEO says Dubai’s grandiose hotels are monstrous

Wyndham plays on the middle and low end of the market, so the CEO has a reason for saying what he did. But he is right, opulence for opulence sake is Dubai's specialty.

Airlines

That now-infamous Moscow airport hotel of Edward Snowden, inside and out

Airport hotels are rarely happy places, so experts recommend sticking to budget accommodations and saving your money for your final destination, whether that be Ecuador or U.S. federal court, in this particular case.

Hotels

Trend alert: Hotels embracing late checkouts on Sundays

Improving user experience above all else in the new smart trend in hospitality, hope it catches on more widely.

Trend alert: Hotels embracing late checkouts on Sundays

Hotels

Starwood wants to sell its three hotels near Philadelphia’s airport

The Philadelphia airport hotels aren't marquee properties in Starwood's quiver, but the latter's willingness to put the hotels up for sale speaks to the desire for hotel companies to rid themselves of real estate and focus on management.

Hotels

Southern Living partners with hotels to launch branded lifestyle collection

Such a partnership between a lifestyle brand looking to expand customer interactions and hotels looking to brand their guests’ experience is all part of growing trend in which hotels define stays for a specific genre of guest.

Southern Living partners with hotels to launch branded lifestyle collection

Hotels

Online travel agencies owe Chicago millions of dollars in back hotel taxes, judge rules

This is a big ruling because Chicago is a large city with lots of hotels. But, the online travel agencies will undoubtedly appeal the decision in this seven-year-old case, and the dispute will continue in Chicago and elsewhere.

Hotels

Will branded Chinese hotels succeed in global markets?

Dalian Wanda aims to build a hotel that attracts Chinese and foreigners in a market currently dominated by Western brands; however, opportune timing could turn the brand into a beacon for Chinese travelers abroad.

Will branded Chinese hotels succeed in global markets?

Hotels

Revel rebrands and admits it’s a casino to reach Atlantic City gamblers

Revel is at last executing a marketing strategy that speaks to Atlantic City’s primary visitors, who come for gaming and entertainment, rather than relying on New York weekenders to fill rooms.

Revel rebrands and admits it’s a casino to reach Atlantic City gamblers

Hotels

Newly reflagged Essex House was a significant loss to departing Jumeirah Group

Strategic was indeed strategic. It sold at the height of the U.S. real estate market, watched as Jumeirah poured in millions in renovations, then bought the recently revamped property for almost $80 million less than it had sold it for seven years earlier.

Hotels

Latest Marriott sale adds to Waikiki’s recent hotel drama

With no worries of bubbles and record tourist numbers, everyone wants to be in Hawaii right now.