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It’s Still A Waiting Game For Hotel Investors, As Owners Still Have High Valuations In Mind

It’s Still A Waiting Game For Hotel Investors, As Owners Still Have High Valuations In Mind

Cameron Sperance, Skift

It's nearly time for opportunistic investors like Starwood Capital's Barry Sternlicht to swoop in on distressed hotel assets, but they'd better have the pockets to stomach at least another year of no returns on investment.

36 mins ago

What’s Going On With Oyo, 10 Months Into the Pandemic

What’s Going On With Oyo, 10 Months Into the Pandemic

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Oyo and its founder have long been accused of being heavy on spin even though all acknowledge that the hotel chain has been a category creator. This interview is excellent because Agarwal faced tough questioning. We know a politician who would have walked out.

3 hours ago

The Rescheduled Summer Olympics Won’t Save Struggling Japanese Hotels

The Rescheduled Summer Olympics Won’t Save Struggling Japanese Hotels

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Athletes go for gold at the Olympic Games, but hoteliers don't typically walk away with many prizes in the form of long-term revenue gains from the global mega-event.

7 hours ago

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2 weeks ago

Accor’s Lifestyle Brand Expansion Continues With Mondrian Return to London

Accor’s Lifestyle Brand Expansion Continues With Mondrian Return to London

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Mondrian's London return may only entail one hotel, but it represents the beginning of a massive development pipeline for Accor's lifestyle hotel division in partnership with SBE.

17 hours ago

Victories Are All Relative Now for Hotel Giant IHG

Victories Are All Relative Now for Hotel Giant IHG

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Revenue improved for IHG in the third quarter, but there is still too much weakness in the travel economy (and IHG's own portfolio) to call this a win.

3 days ago

Accor Explores Corporate Partnerships to Revive Cratered Revenue

Accor Explores Corporate Partnerships to Revive Cratered Revenue

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Accor sees plenty of revenue growth opportunities, but it needs to move swiftly against competitors to dig out of current financial realities and pandemic misery.

4 days ago

China Is First Country in the World to See Year-Over-Year Hotel Revenue Growth During Pandemic

China Is First Country in the World to See Year-Over-Year Hotel Revenue Growth During Pandemic

Cameron Sperance, Skift

A holiday with plenty of reasons to celebrate: Golden Week reaffirmed projections that hotels in China are on track to recover to pre-pandemic revenue levels by next year.

6 days ago

U.S. Leads the World in Hotel Construction During Pandemic

U.S. Leads the World in Hotel Construction During Pandemic

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Don't be fooled by these numbers in the United States. It will be years for hotel construction to once again hit peak levels seen only months ago.

7 days ago

Hyatt’s Potential Defections and 12 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Hyatt’s Potential Defections and 12 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In Skift's top stories this week, we covered Sonesta's rapid growth at the expense of Marriott and IHG, Asia's travel recovery, AirAsia's digital transformation, and Southwest's business travel strategy, among others.

1 week ago

Hotel Industry Finally Gets a Relief Bill in Congress: What Are Its Chances?

Hotel Industry Finally Gets a Relief Bill in Congress: What Are Its Chances?

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The hospitality industry got some love from Washington, but stakeholders shouldn't hold their breath waiting for industry-targeted relief to pass.

2 weeks ago

Fall Travel Is Off to a Worrisome Start: Latest Skift U.S. Travel Tracker Survey

Fall Travel Is Off to a Worrisome Start: Latest Skift U.S. Travel Tracker Survey

Haixia Wang, Skift Research

Labor Day weekend didn’t provide a much-needed boost for the U.S travel sector. In September, 37 percent of Americans traveled, barely one percentage point higher than in August. The path of travel recovery ahead might be even rockier with summer vacation officially behind us.

2 weeks ago