Hotels

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.

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‘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.

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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.

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CEO Interview: Franck Gervais of AccorHotels Europe, on What European Hospitality Looks Like Today

CEO Interview: Franck Gervais of AccorHotels Europe, on What European Hospitality Looks Like Today

AccorHotels + Skift

Europe’s appetite for cutting-edge design, community-driven approaches, and contemporary food and beverage concepts is constantly evolving. Hotel brands, developers, and other leaders in the industry should take note.

1 month 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.

3 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.

4 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.

6 days ago

Marriott Shares New Details About Hacked Starwood Accounts

Marriott Shares New Details About Hacked Starwood Accounts

Grant Martin, Skift

Data from Marriott suggest that its 2018 breach wasn't as massive as originally feared — but the hack still affected over 300 million records.

1 week ago

Marriott Data Breach Update and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Marriott Data Breach Update and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, Marriott said its massive data breach wasn't quite as bad as originally thought. Then, we have a long read on how hotels are navigating the rocky road of incorporating homesharing into their businesses.

2 weeks ago

Minor Out of Race for India’s Leela Luxury Hotels as Brookfield Closes In

Minor Out of Race for India’s Leela Luxury Hotels as Brookfield Closes In

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Leela Hotels would be nice for anyone to have, because of its storied name and luxurious feel. Minor backing off shows its discipline in investing.

2 weeks ago

Honduran Butterfly Farmer Puts Conservation Before Luxury at Ecolodge

Honduran Butterfly Farmer Puts Conservation Before Luxury at Ecolodge

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Many travelers don't realize that Honduras' ecotourism industry has a luxury side to it, but that doesn't mean conservation is an afterthought.

2 weeks ago

Marriott Says 5 Million Unencrypted Passport Numbers Part of Breach

Marriott Says 5 Million Unencrypted Passport Numbers Part of Breach

Deanna Ting, Skift

In short: The data breach was not as bad as we originally thought, but it was still pretty bad, and fairly big.

2 weeks ago