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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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SkiftDesign: Ikea looks to open 100 low-cost boutique hotels in Europe

Ikea probably realized they were furnishing a growing number of 'budget design' hotels and decided to cut out the middleman and make their own, although the hotels won’t carry the brand name.

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10 things a hotel insider hates about hotels and restaurants

Some people can be rather particular, can't they? It appears that even Britons descended from a line of distinguished hoteliers are still notoriously bad tippers in the U.S.

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Israeli hotels return to a star system after more than two decades to realize it’s not that bright

Star ratings for hotels are just about the most misunderstood ratings for consumers. Outside of Italy, France, and Germany, there are few destinations where stars aren't meaningless. And even where they mean something they need to be update for the Wi-Fi generation.

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Locals look to U.S. political conventions to make a buck off their apartments and homes

Not that we're going to tell Mr. Weiss how to do his job, but writing a story about political conventions and apartment rentals without making even the tiniest reference to Airbnb seems a little sloppy, doesn't it?

Locals look to U.S. political conventions to make a buck off their apartments and homes

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SkiftDesign: Westin introduces Vertical Gardens for lobby oasis

Westin's Vertical Gardens aren't a substitute for a balcony with an ocean view and they won't solve the presentation or meeting that didn't go well, but the hotel chain is on the right track with its new lobby design.

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NYC Essex House to be bought for $375 million by Chicago’s Strategic Hotels

Essex House was owned by Jumeriah, part of Dubai Investment Group, for seven years and is the second notorious NYC hotel, following the Plaza's purchase last month, to switch hands this summer.

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US hotel buyouts see drop in luxury segment, but new high-end developments thriving

The action is on the very high end of the market, or the low/economy end, when it comes to new hotel development.

Business Travel

This summer business travelers learned to deal weather, conventions, and more

Fires, hurricanes, and Republicans – oh my! Business travelers are advised to use trains instead of planes, book rooms far in advance, and allot extra time to stay on track despite the travel hurdles ahead.

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Groupon is bypassing Expedia to sell travel directly to consumers

In its direct-travel sales, Groupon could be taking a page out of Expedia's playbook -- partner with a company, learn the ropes, and eventually shut them out and do it on your own.

Groupon is bypassing Expedia to sell travel directly to consumers

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Canadian hotels adding inclusive services for mobility-impaired travelers

Where there is a need, there is a market, good to see hotels aiming solutions at mobility-impaired travelers.