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Hotels Should Be Careful Not to Underestimate the Impact of the U.S. Government Shutdown

Hotels Should Be Careful Not to Underestimate the Impact of the U.S. Government Shutdown

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

As yet another day is added to the shutdown, the impact is felt more deeply. If hotels are forced to send employees home, even more Americans will miss out on paychecks.

4 hours ago

Premier Inn Owner Looks to Put Pressure on Independent Hotels

Premier Inn Owner Looks to Put Pressure on Independent Hotels

Patrick Whyte, Skift

In an economic downturn there are winners as well as losers. Whitbread will be hoping Premier Inn comes out on top when Brexit starts to bite.

4 hours ago

Watchdog Finds Trump D.C. Hotel Should Not Have Been Cleared on Foreign Payments

Watchdog Finds Trump D.C. Hotel Should Not Have Been Cleared on Foreign Payments

Shahien Nasiripour, Bloomberg

If it smells like it violates the U.S. Constitution, it probably violates the U.S. Constitution.

10 hours ago

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How Hyatt Is Taking Steps to Incorporate Wellness Into Every Aspect of Its Business

How Hyatt Is Taking Steps to Incorporate Wellness Into Every Aspect of Its Business

Hyatt + Skift

With so many hospitality brands jumping on the wellness bandwagon today, the companies that are actually going to resonate with customers are those that create true opportunities for customers to enhance their well-being.

1 day ago

Airbnb Claims It Was Profitable in 2018

Airbnb Claims It Was Profitable in 2018

Krista Gmelich, Bloomberg

This would mark the second straight year Airbnb made it into the black but, again, we'll have to take the company's word for it. The company's long-awaited IPO will shed some light on its finances.

1 day ago

Marriott Bonvoy Is the New Name of the Hotel Chain’s Loyalty Program

Marriott Bonvoy Is the New Name of the Hotel Chain’s Loyalty Program

Deanna Ting, Skift

We're pretty sure everyone is thinking: "Is it short for 'Bon Voyage?'" Personally, we were betting on Marriott Moments.

1 day ago

The Method to the Madness Behind Vietnam’s Crazy Hotel Boom

The Method to the Madness Behind Vietnam’s Crazy Hotel Boom

Raini Hamdi, Skift

A pending 40 percent increase in room supply should keep investors at bay, you would think. But Vietnam still attracts them like flies. Development is off the charts. Here's why.

3 days ago

‘Conscious’ Travel Emerging as Yet Another Hot Luxury Trend

‘Conscious’ Travel Emerging as Yet Another Hot Luxury Trend

Deanna Ting, Skift

Do compassion and social consciousness go hand in hand with luxury travel? That's what some luxury travel executives are seeing — and hoping for.

3 days ago

Jumeirah Group Owner Eyes Some of Europe’s Most Famous Luxury Hotels

Jumeirah Group Owner Eyes Some of Europe’s Most Famous Luxury Hotels

Asli Kandemir, Ercan Ersoy, and Dinesh Nair, Bloomberg

If this deal comes through, it looks like Jumeirah Group will be adding heavily to its hotel portfolio.

3 days ago

Google’s Front Desk Tool and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Google’s Front Desk Tool and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, Google is working with Hyatt among others on a translation device for front desks, and luxury car companies are partnering with high-end hotels. And don't miss our upcoming Skift Call on Jan. 16 about what's really going on with financial pessimism in 2019.

4 days ago

U.S. Shutdown Is Hurting D.C.-Area Hotels: Will the Pain Spread?

U.S. Shutdown Is Hurting D.C.-Area Hotels: Will the Pain Spread?

Deanna Ting, Skift

If the shutdown continues, you can count on a negative impact in markets beyond the Beltway.

6 days ago

Hilton’s Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood Could Fetch $1 Billion

Hilton’s Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood Could Fetch $1 Billion

Patrick Clark and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Brookfield paid $460 million for the Florida resort in 2014. It could now fetch $1 billion. That is what asset management companies do.

1 week ago