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Four Seasons Shows That Hospitality Can Be a Passport to a Global Career

Four Seasons Shows That Hospitality Can Be a Passport to a Global Career

Colin Nagy, Skift

Hospitality can be the gateway to a richly rewarding global career. But even some of the top brands aren’t making this sell well enough to the next generation of talent. Here’s how to do it.

3 days ago

Marriott to Build World’s Tallest Modular Hotel in Manhattan

Marriott to Build World’s Tallest Modular Hotel in Manhattan

Patrick Clark , Bloomberg

This unusual style of construction has been gaining popularity over the past few years. Still, despite its advantages, upfront costs and limited factory size could make more widespread adoption slow.

4 days ago

Las Vegas Resort Named for Developer’s Son Set to Open in 2022

Las Vegas Resort Named for Developer’s Son Set to Open in 2022

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

In a thoughtful touch, real estate mogul Steven Witkoff is naming Drew Las Vegas after his late son who died of an opioid addiction, and Witkoff plans to use some of the revenues to fund a foundation that battles addiction. The resort will be a Marriott property on the north end of The Strip that will emphasize non-gaming options.

5 days ago

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New Research: The Evolution of Online Hotel Distribution in Europe

New Research: The Evolution of Online Hotel Distribution in Europe

D-EDGE + Skift

A new whitepaper examining distribution trends in Europe’s online hotel sector suggests that flexibility is a critical success factor for the region’s hospitality operators. Hotel executives must constantly review and optimize their channel mix if they hope to succeed and thrive in this highly competitive environment.

3 days ago

Skift Forum Asia: Why Oyo’s Founder Calls Himself the Chief Clarity Officer

Skift Forum Asia: Why Oyo’s Founder Calls Himself the Chief Clarity Officer

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Who has ever built a portfolio of half a million rooms in six years? Oyo, that’s who. And founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal, who will be speaking at the first Skift Forum Asia on May 27, says his journey has just begun.

5 days ago

Skift Forum Europe: Mobility Mojo Wants Hotels to Promote Their Existing Strengths

Skift Forum Europe: Mobility Mojo Wants Hotels to Promote Their Existing Strengths

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Accessibility for travelers with disabilities may be a difficult topic of conversation for some hoteliers, but Mobility Mojo is ready to make that dialog a little easier for everyone.

6 days ago

Peninsula’s Personalization Plans Include Reducing Size of Hotels

Peninsula’s Personalization Plans Include Reducing Size of Hotels

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Think Peninsula Hotels and what comes to mind is white-glove, green-Rolls Royce, and red-carpet treatment. Think again: This is one of the meanest machines in luxury hotel technology. It only gets meaner — and leaner — as ultra high-end guests become more uncharitable when their individual needs aren’t met.

6 days ago

Oyo Taps Hotelbeds to Increase Travel Distribution

Oyo Taps Hotelbeds to Increase Travel Distribution

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Oyo has had plenty of success in its home market of India going direct to consumers, but if it’s to continue its global expansion plans it needs more routes to market.

1 week ago

What Retailer Muji Gets Right With Its New Flagship Hotel in Tokyo

What Retailer Muji Gets Right With Its New Flagship Hotel in Tokyo

Colin Nagy, Skift

More travelers want a lower price point without sacrificing aesthetics and vibe. Much can be learned from Muji's example in Tokyo, particularly the product integration and room design.

1 week ago

Marriott’s New Contract With Expedia Signals a Shift in the Direct Booking Wars

Marriott’s New Contract With Expedia Signals a Shift in the Direct Booking Wars

Deanna Ting, Skift

As the saying goes, keep your friends close and your rivals closer. Or in this case, that rival might turn out to be a friend, after all, once you've become the world's biggest hotel company.

2 weeks ago

Expedia and Marriott Finally Sign a New Contract

Expedia and Marriott Finally Sign a New Contract

Dennis Schaal, Skift

For pundits looking for a headline that Marriott won reduced commissions from Expedia, the reality is likely far more complex than that, and it might take an audit over the next few years to truly sort out the revenue impact. The new deal has Marriott properties remaining for sale on Expedia brands, as the two companies march off into the sunset maintaining their rough-and-tumble, if symbiotic relationship.

2 weeks ago

Skift Forum Europe: Nordic Choice’s Lisa Farrar on Hotels Using Tech to Go Direct

Skift Forum Europe: Nordic Choice’s Lisa Farrar on Hotels Using Tech to Go Direct

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Lisa Farrar, who leads a tech subsidiary for Nordic Choice Hotels, is a vocal advocate about how hotels can tighten control of their distribution and more effectively engage with their guests. You won’t want to miss hearing her talk at Skift Forum Europe in London on April 30.

2 weeks ago