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Why Oyo and Rivals May Not Be the Answer for Unchained Hotels in Asia

Why Oyo and Rivals May Not Be the Answer for Unchained Hotels in Asia

Yixin Ng, Skift

More than ever before, small independent hotels in Asia are in need of distribution and revenue management solutions. But Oyo and other budget hotel chains aren’t necessarily the ones that will be throwing them that lifeline.

1 day ago

Oyo Promotes Executive to Board to Aid Growth Efforts

Oyo Promotes Executive to Board to Aid Growth Efforts

Saritha Rai, Bloomberg

Looks like Oyo is taking a more sustainable approach to global growth rather than simply looking to boost hotel numbers at any cost. But will the new board appointment lead to a discernible change in strategy?

4 days ago

New Chapter Opens for Asia’s Soneva Hotels With a More Than $200 Million Investment

New Chapter Opens for Asia’s Soneva Hotels With a More Than $200 Million Investment

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Can an independent hotel group with just three properties now survive as the industry keeps consolidating? If the brand is Soneva, yes, and new backing is taking it forward.

4 days ago

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New Report: How Group Business Can Infuse Stability Into Hotel Revenue Management

New Report: How Group Business Can Infuse Stability Into Hotel Revenue Management

Cvent + Skift

In today’s uber-competitive group business space, technology can be a key differentiator. But to leverage the benefits that technology – and particularly data – provides, hotels must understand what capabilities and features they should acquire.

17 hours ago

High-End Hotels Opening in Historic Former Stock Exchange Buildings

High-End Hotels Opening in Historic Former Stock Exchange Buildings

Jennifer Parker, Bloomberg

Kudos to the hotel industry for finding a way to repurpose these architectural gems. Now there's something to get bullish about.

5 days ago

Minor International Will Get New Group CEO as Founder Bill Heinecke Plans Succession

Minor International Will Get New Group CEO as Founder Bill Heinecke Plans Succession

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Dillip Rajakarier’s biggest achievement is lasting a dozen years with the hugely driven Bill Heinecke, who was once known for short-lived CEOs. Rajakarier earned his stripes well, but if you think Heinecke is retiring — forget it.

5 days ago

Oyo’s Growing Losses and 7 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Oyo’s Growing Losses and 7 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in hospitality, Oyo Hotels and Homes disclosed bigger financial losses, mostly from China, as it continues its expansion. Meanwhile, Marriott is working to revitalize its W brand, and Selina hotels are moving fast to take on WeWork in South and Latin America.

6 days ago

Away Co-Founder’s Coach Seat Secret and Other Pro Tips for the Holiday Travel Crush

Away Co-Founder’s Coach Seat Secret and Other Pro Tips for the Holiday Travel Crush

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

It's the most wonderful time of the year — or the most stressful, if you're traveling. Here's how to sidestep the pitfalls of holiday travel.

6 days ago

Selina Hotels Step Up Against WeWork in Latin America

Selina Hotels Step Up Against WeWork in Latin America

Kristin Majcher, Skift

WeWork’s co-working model may be fledgling, but hotels are putting a twist on the concept to connect locals and digital nomads.

1 week ago

Hotels Experiment With Reducing Food Waste: Will All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Be History?

Hotels Experiment With Reducing Food Waste: Will All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Be History?

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Hotels are known for wanting to please their guests, and feeding them is one way of doing it. But food waste deteriorates the environment. Hotels are making an effort to cut down on it. So they are earning praise for trying, but they have a long way to go.

1 week ago

How Global Hotel Chains Differ in Approach to Asia-Pacific’s Huge Opportunity

How Global Hotel Chains Differ in Approach to Asia-Pacific’s Huge Opportunity

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Who has the best setup in Asia? No one-size-fits-all approaches there. But as competition increases amid a softer market, expect strategies and structures to evolve.

1 week ago

How IHG’s Latest Regional Revamp Is Rankling Asia Hotel Owners

How IHG’s Latest Regional Revamp Is Rankling Asia Hotel Owners

Raini Hamdi, Skift

InterContinental Hotels Group isn’t afraid to change how the traditional hotel chain is organized and structured. Its latest move is making sub-regional heads directly accountable for development — even if that risks having owners think it prioritizes its own pipeline over their hotels’ performance. Some in Asia already do.

1 week ago