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Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats

Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Once again — and this time it's the issue of pricing transparency in alternative lodging — European regulators are out in front of their counterparts in other parts of the world, including those in the United States. Travelers shouldn't have to be detectives in trying to figure out what their lodging tab will be.

2 days ago

Marriott Resort Fee Lawsuit Puts New Target on Long-Held Hotel Industry Practice

Marriott Resort Fee Lawsuit Puts New Target on Long-Held Hotel Industry Practice

Danni Santana, Skift

Do not think that this lawsuit only matters to Marriott. Competitors are keeping a close eye on the case, knowing they could be next. The industry has a big decision to make about how it charges amenity fees, if at all.

2 days ago

Oyo Claims It Has Overtaken IHG and 13 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Oyo Claims It Has Overtaken IHG and 13 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in hospitality, Oyo is jostling to become one of the largest hotel brands worldwide, expanding aggressively into new markets and leveraging its ability to offer lower prices. Meanwhile, Marriott encounters difficulties related to resort fees and a recent data breach.

3 days ago

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1 week ago

Wynn Resorts Unveils $2 Billion Expansion Plan in Macau

Wynn Resorts Unveils $2 Billion Expansion Plan in Macau

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Wynn Resorts sees a prime opportunity in Asia, with both China and Japan becoming more receptive to gambling and foreign tourism lately. The question is will growth in those markets warrant pricey construction costs?

3 days ago

Marriott, Hilton, Choice Hotels Refuse to Serve as Detention Centers in Trump-Backed Immigration Raids

Marriott, Hilton, Choice Hotels Refuse to Serve as Detention Centers in Trump-Backed Immigration Raids

Danni Santana, Skift

Want to talk about an easy public relations win? This is it. Hotel business and politics don't mix.

4 days ago

Generator Hostels Backer Is Spending $400 Million to Buy Micro-Hotel Operator Freehand

Generator Hostels Backer Is Spending $400 Million to Buy Micro-Hotel Operator Freehand

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Hostels and micro-hotels have been sexy again for the last few years. Sydell Group and Ron Burkle are cashing in as Generator works to move away from its hostel roots and into the wider world of boutique hospitality.

4 days ago

Hotel Startup Life House’s Hedge: Selling Its Own Tech as Well as Rooms

Hotel Startup Life House’s Hedge: Selling Its Own Tech as Well as Rooms

Danni Santana, Skift

The lifestyle hotel space has gotten very crowded, especially over the last 18 months. But it appears Life House has a viable fallback plan in place in case expansion plans don't work out.

5 days ago

Agoda Dubbed ‘Hotel California’ in Asia as Hotel Suppliers Say They Can Never Leave

Agoda Dubbed ‘Hotel California’ in Asia as Hotel Suppliers Say They Can Never Leave

Raini Hamdi, Skift

There appears to be a growing chorus of voices saying they are not able to completely delist themselves from Agoda, which begs the question why they want to do so in the first place.

6 days ago

Oyo Claims It Has Overtaken IHG as World’s Third Largest Chain

Oyo Claims It Has Overtaken IHG as World’s Third Largest Chain

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Oyo has been making upbeat announcements more than usual in the past few weeks. Is it building itself up toward an IPO or more funding, or is it fending off critics, skeptics, and issues in India and China?

6 days ago

Marriott Is Sued by D.C. as Hotel Resort Fees Come Under Renewed Fire

Marriott Is Sued by D.C. as Hotel Resort Fees Come Under Renewed Fire

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Resort fees are embedded into many hotels' business models, so it would take a lot to upend them. But the prospect is picking up a lot of momentum.

1 week ago

UK Investor Group Makes Move for Anbang’s Luxury Hotel Portfolio

UK Investor Group Makes Move for Anbang’s Luxury Hotel Portfolio

Manuel Baigorri, David Hellier, and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

It looks like a bidding war is on for Anbang's luxury hotel portfolio. Investor Richard Faber has turned to sovereign wealth funds to outspend the other investment groups jockeying to win the deal.

1 week ago