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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

USA Today’s hotel industry dependency could lead to its downfall

That's the question the new publisher Larry Kramer has been tasked to answer, and in fairness, the company's trying by going digital, even in hotels through co-branded Wi-Fi deals.

Hotels

Starwood opens its first W Hotel in Singapore, its seventh hotel in the region

Tourism in the Southeast Asia continues to grow and international brands have realized to do well they must find a way to infuse local culture into high-end amenities guests are accustomed to from home.

Hotels

The lodging industry can rest easy: Stephen King’s The Shining sequel doesn’t happen at a hotel

The horrors of at the fictional Overlook Hotel have likely driven down offseason bookings at scenic lodges for a generation. Here's hoping the sequel will allow a bit of thaw for the industry.

Business Travel

Luxury travel is on a steady slow incline thanks to increased business bookings

Businesses are slowly spending more on conferences and events, and although leisure travel is also increasing, it remained more stable during the recession thanks to ultrawealthy travelers.

Luxury travel is on a steady slow incline thanks to increased business bookings

Hotels

HotelMe attracts $3M in funding and USA Today as partner for unique hotel review site

HotelMe's authenticated hotel review proposition is one of those things that may you wonder why no one has done it until now. The startup is very late to the hotel-review game, but it has a powerful marketing partner in USA Today.

HotelMe attracts $3M in funding and USA Today as partner for unique hotel review site

Hotels

HotelTonight adds personalized offers and user ratings for greater choice

The app’s limited options are popular with bookers who want to make a quick decision, but personalization can lead to fewer options which may be a downside in markets with already limited tonight-only inventory.

Hotels

Four Seasons adds complimentary Wi-Fi to house cars and limos

Four Seasons is putting hotels that still charge for basic Wi-Fi to shame and sending the message that they know what business travelers want by adding wireless connection to its car services.

Hotels

W Hotels headed to Central America for the first time with 50-story W Panama

The move is as much an endorsement of Panama City's emergence as the region's hub for growth as it is the W's ambitions to spread its form of hotel style to new international markets.

Hotels

Nobody’s too cool for school at these five redesigned high-end hotels

They have everything a well-done theme hotel should: a bit of history, a lot of design, thought-out amenities, and the opportunity to pretend you’re someone or somewhere outside your reality.

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Hotel menus replace beers and fries for anti-inflammatory ginger juices

Hotel menus are going on a diet and catering to a new generation of marathon-running, juice guzzling execs by offering juice cleanses for guests who break the stereotype of misbehaving business travelers.

Hotel menus replace beers and fries for anti-inflammatory ginger juices