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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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Marriott loses appeal in its case against owners of Miami’s Eden Roc Hotel

Getting ousted from a high-profile property is a black eye for any company, but this is the second time this year that owners didn't think Marriott was living up to the terms of its agreement.

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Russian booking site Ostrovok gets $25 million funding in Russian-American pact

With only about 8% of hotel bookings in Russia taking place online, Ostrovok and its peers have epic room for growth.

Russian booking site Ostrovok gets $25 million funding in Russian-American pact

Hotels

Extended-stays, the sleeper hit in the hotel industry

Hotels

TripAdvisor’s CEO dumps on Expedia reviews and worries about Apple

TripAdvisor's key competitor is Google, and it's somewhat surprising that Kaufer cites former parent Expedia as a threat. Notice how Samsung edges its way into the conversation, as well.

Hotels

The $2.4 billion Revel resort files for bankruptcy, 11 months after opening

Atlantic City's own crumbling fortunes can't be divorced from its glitzy gambling business and boardwalk businesses, and Revel is just the highest profile symptom of the deeper issues that lie below the surface.

The $2.4 billion Revel resort files for bankruptcy, 11 months after opening

Hotels

Ten trends the hotel industry should watch for during Chinese tourism boom

These trends are generalizations at best and stereotypes at worst, but attempt to give hotels an inside look at what drives the decisions of their most coveted travelers.

Ten trends the hotel industry should watch for during Chinese tourism boom

Business Travel

InterContinental Hotels commits to free Internet for all loyalty program members

Guests will undoubtedly pay for the "free" Internet in some way in the room rate, but this is still a great move and will boost the ranks of InterContinental's rewards program. Other big chains would be smart to follow InterContinental's lead.

InterContinental Hotels commits to free Internet for all loyalty program members

Ground Transport

Private equity giant Cerberus patiently waits for payoff from Japanese rail giant

The combination of public and private funds that drive Japan's rail industry are a model for other nations and a reminder of the immense value just waiting there for properly managed transportation networks.

Private equity giant Cerberus patiently waits for payoff from Japanese rail giant

Hotels

Hotel room-in-a-box, for those urban empty spaces

Hotel room-in-a-box, for those urban empty spaces

Hotels

The guy who created the all-suites hotel is back, with a new chain