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Ski Resorts Struggling With Climate Change Take Double Hit With Coronavirus

Ski Resorts Struggling With Climate Change Take Double Hit With Coronavirus

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Climate change is forcing ski resorts to get creative to keep high-end travelers on the slopes — and pull in a new wave of customers. Now with the coronavirus epidemic impacting the end of this season, and potentially future seasons, the industry needs to do even more problem solving.

3 weeks ago

How Hyatt’s Miraval Resorts and Others Are Tuning In to Sound Healing

How Hyatt’s Miraval Resorts and Others Are Tuning In to Sound Healing

Laura Powell, Skift

If you have been noticing more spas offering treatments that incorporate Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, or gongs, you aren’t alone. Sound therapies are starting to make waves in the spa industry.

4 weeks ago

Aman Expands in New Direction With Launch of Community-Focused Luxury Brand

Aman Expands in New Direction With Launch of Community-Focused Luxury Brand

Colin Nagy, Skift

Aman launches a new sister brand. The opportunity? To give creative class travelers more connected and social experiences while in the familiar aesthetic considerations (and a lower price point) of the elder sister brand Aman. Right now it's all theoretical, but the rationale is rock solid.

1 month ago

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Why Independent Hotels Will Continue to Rise

Why Independent Hotels Will Continue to Rise

Preferred Hotels & Resorts + Skift

Independent hotels are well-positioned to capitalize on a growing consumer appetite for experiential destinations and one-of-a-kind moments. Enduring soft brands like Preferred Hotels & Resorts are now taking advantage of this shift by tapping their 50-plus years of experience delivering for consumers while boosting revenues and lowering costs for hotel owners.

5 months ago

Can Luxury Hotels Like Four Seasons and The Peninsula Make a Social Impact?

Can Luxury Hotels Like Four Seasons and The Peninsula Make a Social Impact?

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Luxury travelers increasingly want to stay at hotels with a social conscience. While it's great that locations like Four Seasons Chicago and The Peninsula are working with the refugee-helping nonprofit Heartland Alliance, it should be thought of as just that — a small move in the right direction.

1 month ago

How to Get Music Right in Luxury Lifestyle Hotels

How to Get Music Right in Luxury Lifestyle Hotels

Colin Nagy, Skift

Music is getting better at hotels. What was once piped through in muted tones has now moved front and center. The strongest hospitality companies are investing in experiences in an effort to map from the soul of a brand and capture its signature sound. And, as Sister City has shown with its Björk collaboration, hotel music can become high-concept performance.

1 month ago

How The Peninsula and Others Are Welcoming Refugees With Job Training

How The Peninsula and Others Are Welcoming Refugees With Job Training

Laura Powell, Skift

The U.S. government in 2020 may have severely limited the number of refugees it would resettle, but a luxury hospitality program taking place in America's heartland is proof that refugees are still welcome here.

1 month ago

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Black Tomato Leads the Charge on the Mindful Travel Movement

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Black Tomato Leads the Charge on the Mindful Travel Movement

Leslie Barrie, Skift

As long as luxury travelers continue to want one-of-a-kind experiences, companies like Black Tomato will likely find success delivering these rare, transformational itineraries.

1 month ago

The Novel Way Some Luxury Travel Companies Are Helping Guests Disconnect

The Novel Way Some Luxury Travel Companies Are Helping Guests Disconnect

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Getting new books in the hands of luxury travelers benefits everyone. It improves the guest experience, drives loyalty to hotels, and raises the profile of authors. Because of this, we'll likely see more luxury properties partnering with Bedside Reading, the company that's making it happen.

1 month ago

Building an Indonesian Lifestyle Brand From the Ground Up

Building an Indonesian Lifestyle Brand From the Ground Up

Colin Nagy, Skift

Lifestyle brands can feel like the forced product of one too many focus groups. Potato Head is the opposite: It's an Indonesian-born lifestyle brand that has been slowly built from the ground up with an emphasis on community, art, and culture.

2 months ago

What Luxury Family Travel Looks Like in 2020

What Luxury Family Travel Looks Like in 2020

Leslie Barrie, Skift

The future of luxury family travel is sustainable, eco-friendly adventures. Luxury properties would be wise to think about how they can appeal to this environmentally-conscious set of travelers.

2 months ago

Designing a Better Airline Lounge Experience

Designing a Better Airline Lounge Experience

Colin Nagy, Skift

Despite the investment and focus on lounges to compete for and retain premium passengers, there's a lot of thinking left on the table. Here are some simple fixes to design a better experience on the ground.

2 months ago