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Hotel CEOs Say Protests Are Our ‘Call to Action’ to Do More to Promote Racial Justice

Hotel CEOs Say Protests Are Our ‘Call to Action’ to Do More to Promote Racial Justice

Cameron Sperance, Skift

U.S. hotel leaders say repeated examples of prejudice and racial inequality are a call for them to do more given their diverse workforces. What materializes from such a call? A whole world is waiting.

14 hours ago

The Long View This Week: Oyo CEO Ritesh Agarwal on the Future of His Company & Hospitality

The Long View This Week: Oyo CEO Ritesh Agarwal on the Future of His Company & Hospitality

Rafat Ali, Skift

A path to survival for Oyo was already compounded by mounting problems pre-pandemic. But CEO Ritesh Agarwal says he has a plan to ensure that Oyo will be around for a long time. Don't miss out on him telling me what is behind that strategy.

19 hours ago

Marriott CEO: Virtual Meetings and Remote Work Won’t Hurt Hotels Permanently

Marriott CEO: Virtual Meetings and Remote Work Won’t Hurt Hotels Permanently

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Marriott's Arne Sorenson is optimistic that hotels will eventually go back to pre-coronavirus performance levels, but the biggest uncertainty remains over how long group travel fears will prevent business from a full rebound.

2 days ago

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No matter the situation, hotel revenue managers need to figure out how to stack the right building blocks to forecast accurately, price with confidence, and maximize profitability. Taking small steps toward a more holistic approach to revenue planning and strategy is a smart — yet realistic — way to make this happen.

2 weeks ago

Greek Hotels Reopened Monday to Uncertain Summer Travel Season

Greek Hotels Reopened Monday to Uncertain Summer Travel Season

Renee Maltezou and Angeliki Koutantou, Reuters

Greece’s tourism sector is technically reopened to business, but a normal level of operation hinges on demand giving hoteliers a reason to resume business at temporarily shuttered properties.

2 days ago

Hilton Hall? Colleges Consider Hotels as Dormitories to Speed Up Return to Campus

Hilton Hall? Colleges Consider Hotels as Dormitories to Speed Up Return to Campus

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Residential hall deals with universities may be the rare type of group booking the hotel industry gets in 2020, and provide some operators with enough occupancy and revenue to buoy into recovery mode.

2 days ago

Hotel Industry Turns to 9/11 Legal Framework to Navigate Pandemic Insurance

Hotel Industry Turns to 9/11 Legal Framework to Navigate Pandemic Insurance

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Legislators may have a pandemic business interruption insurance solution — but it almost certainly won't help hoteliers currently struggling due to coronavirus-related drops in travel.

5 days ago

Boutique Hotels Push Back on Major Chain Brand Conversion Tactics

Boutique Hotels Push Back on Major Chain Brand Conversion Tactics

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Travelers may crave familiarity during the coronavirus recovery, but boutique hoteliers say familiarity can be achieved without making your property feel generic and sterile.

6 days ago

MGM Resorts Plans Early June Reopening for 4 Las Vegas Properties

MGM Resorts Plans Early June Reopening for 4 Las Vegas Properties

Sharon Bernstein, Reuters

The whirring sound of slot machines is coming back to the Las Vegas Strip, but it will be awhile before Sin City is back to normal operations.

7 days ago

Development Pipeline for New Hotels Throttles Ahead Remarkably to Record Highs — For Now

Development Pipeline for New Hotels Throttles Ahead Remarkably to Record Highs — For Now

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The U.S. hotel industry may already be inching into recovery territory while hotel construction has yet to begin a decline that could last years.

1 week ago

Godfather of Macau’s Rise Into a Gambling Destination, Stanley Ho, Dies at Age 98

Godfather of Macau’s Rise Into a Gambling Destination, Stanley Ho, Dies at Age 98

The Guardian, The Guardian

Stanley Ho's life was hardly a rags-to-riches story, but he nevertheless will be remembered for his enduring impact on modern gambling in China and Macau.

1 week ago

Booking’s Agoda Chops Staff and 11 Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Booking’s Agoda Chops Staff and 11 Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In coronavirus travel stories this week, we covered staff trims at Agoda, the future of vacations, social distancing on flights, and what it will take to see a hotel industry recovery.

2 weeks ago