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Homesharing Will Take a Bigger Bite of Hotel Market Share: New Skift Research

Homesharing Will Take a Bigger Bite of Hotel Market Share: New Skift Research

Haixia Wang , Skift Research

As one of the largest travel sectors, accommodations will continue to grow as travel becomes an even more integral part of consumer lifestyles. Yet it remains to be seen if the disruption from alternative accommodations will fundamentally shake up the entire sector.

3 days ago

Goldman Is in Talks to Buy B&B Hotels for $2.2 Billion

Goldman Is in Talks to Buy B&B Hotels for $2.2 Billion

Sarah Syed, Bloomberg

PAI Partners has been attempting to offload the budget hotel brand for some time, having bought the French hotelier in 2016.

3 days ago

The Escalating Standards of Luxury and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

The Escalating Standards of Luxury and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in hospitality, an esteemed hotelier talks about the importance of creativity in luxury brands, Hilton loyalty members can now get perks from Lyft rides, and Airbnb has big hopes for Asia-Pacific.

4 days ago

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How Accor Developed a Unique Digital Ecosystem to Best Serve Its Hotel Owners

How Accor Developed a Unique Digital Ecosystem to Best Serve Its Hotel Owners

Accor Group + Skift

Hotel groups are constantly developing new digital initiatives to improve the experiences of their hotel guests. Accor believes that the experiences of the hotel owners they work with are just as important.

1 day ago

Wynn Resorts May Sell New Boston-Area Casino to MGM Resorts

Wynn Resorts May Sell New Boston-Area Casino to MGM Resorts

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Wynn Resorts fought hard to win the right to open this casino outside Boston. But business priorities change, and this seems less important to the company now.

5 days ago

Tata’s Indian Hotels Company to Invest $600 Million in Buying New Properties

Tata’s Indian Hotels Company to Invest $600 Million in Buying New Properties

P R Sanjai, Bloomberg

New fully operational hotels will be purchased in partnership with Singapore wealth fund GIC Pte., with deals announced through the end of 2022.

6 days ago

JFK Airport’s TWA Hotel Opens to Mixed Reviews

JFK Airport’s TWA Hotel Opens to Mixed Reviews

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

For a hotel so many years in the making, it needed its first night to be a resounding success. But it wasn't that bad: All guests loved themselves some 400 megabits per second Wi-Fi.

7 days ago

Taco Bell Will Open a Boutique Hotel This Summer

Taco Bell Will Open a Boutique Hotel This Summer

Danni Santana, Skift

There is little doubt that a limited-time hotel offering will attract the fast food chain's superfans in droves — and result in some extra revenue for the company.

7 days ago

Skift Forum Asia: China Is on Track to Be Airbnb’s Top Origin Market by 2020

Skift Forum Asia: China Is on Track to Be Airbnb’s Top Origin Market by 2020

Dennis Schaal and Deanna Ting, Skift

Will Airbnb be able to break through in China and other parts of Asia Pacific where other Western companies have fallen off their scooters? We'll discuss these issues with Siew Kum Hong, one of Airbnb's earliest employees in the region, at Skift Forum Asia in Singapore.

1 week ago

Keeping Up With the Escalating Standards in Luxury Hospitality

Keeping Up With the Escalating Standards in Luxury Hospitality

Colin Nagy, Skift

The level of competition at the ultra-premium end of hospitality is unimaginably high, and it keeps getting higher. Extraordinary service and experiences quickly become table stakes as guest expectations continue to skyrocket. A culture of creativity gives the best hoteliers that distinctive edge.

1 week ago

Ritz-Carlton Central Park May Be Sold

Ritz-Carlton Central Park May Be Sold

Gillian Tan and Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

A nationwide slowdown in room demand has hit New York City hotels harder than most cities and the owners of Ritz-Carlton Central Park are looking for a way out.

1 week ago

IHG to Launch New Upper-Midscale Brand Atwell Suites

IHG to Launch New Upper-Midscale Brand Atwell Suites

Isaac Carey, Skift

The hotel group is pushing forward on its goal of quickly adding new brands across the hospitality spectrum. The only question is: What will it add next?

1 week ago