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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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What an interior designer thinks about the bad things people do in hotel rooms

There's nothing like a good story about BCP (read the story) to encourage the staycation movement.


What does it take to make you complain about a hotel stay?

In the era of tweets and TripAdvisor it's become a quandary for travelers to know the best way to voice their displeasure and think it will actually be heard by the right person.


Hotels piggyback on success of Fifty Shades of Grey with package deals

Every pop culture hit gets its own tourism tie-ins. It's just that this one is more titillating than New York's "Spider Man Week."


Harrods department store to go global as a luxury hotel brand

The Qatari owners have an edge already: They own prime real estate in many of the world's top destinations.


Room 77 to remain in the cloud after Amazon outage

Travel companies should fine-tune their cloud strategies after an Amazon Web Services outage took down Room 77, Pinterest, Instagram and Netflix. Given the cost-savings and efficiencies of cloud computing, travel companies won't be abandoning such services -- nor should they -- any time soon.


New York City hotels lead the rooftop bar trend

As summer heats up, evening activities migrate to outdoor spaces. Here's how New York stays ahead of the game.


Portico Club and Inspirato face off for vacation club supremacy

Can Portico by Exclusive Resorts and Inspirato resort to marketing super-exclusive vacation clubs to the mega wealthy? What Greek debt crisis? There probably is a market for this, and Steve Case and a bunch of other venture capitalists are making a downpayment on these clubs' viability.


How 21c museum hotel and other small boutiques are trying to expand

21c has built its success on creating innovative properties in overlooked, third-tier U.S. cities. Wil investment require expansion to major markets that are fiercely competitive?


SkiftDesign: CitizenM: Pre-fab luxe hotel chain runs with the Ikea model

Trendiness without the costs: the siren call of a post-recessionary world.


Every part of the world saw better hotel rates this May than last year

Despite the debt crisis and other uncertainty, both business and leisure consumers paid more money for their hotel rooms this May.