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Why Brexit Makes Premier Inn Owner Whitbread an Attractive Takeover Target

Why Brexit Makes Premier Inn Owner Whitbread an Attractive Takeover Target

Andrea Felsted, Bloomberg

Unlike a lot of hotel companies, Whitbread has held onto its property portfolio. With Brexit making UK companies cheaper to buy, there'll be a few companies looking at it as a potential acquisition.

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5 Luxury Takeaways From the Latest Hotel Earnings Season

5 Luxury Takeaways From the Latest Hotel Earnings Season

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The luxury hotel market continues to evolve. While many of the big hotel companies seem pretty happy with their portfolios, we could see significant changes at Hilton over the coming years.

3 days ago

Barcelona Openings Underline a Luxury Market in Transition

Barcelona Openings Underline a Luxury Market in Transition

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Sophisticated serenity is the best way to describe luxury hospitality in the Catalan capital where troubles including sky-high petty crime rates, legality surrounding Airbnb, and political tensions bubble under the surface. For a city once considered the coolest in Europe, its development is useful to watch for other cities just now entering their gilded age of tourism.

3 days ago

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New Report: Skift’s 2019 State of the Travel Advisor

New Report: Skift’s 2019 State of the Travel Advisor

IHG + Skift

The travel advisor sector is in the midst of a transformative shift as industry practitioners try to reinvent their role for the digital age. How is the travel advisor sector evolving in the face of this challenge? And how will the changes impact advisors’ relationship with suppliers like hotels? We investigate these questions and much more in this new report.

3 weeks ago

Why Marriott’s New Dynamic Pricing May Not Leave Bonvoy Members Joyous

Why Marriott’s New Dynamic Pricing May Not Leave Bonvoy Members Joyous

Grant Martin, Skift

Marriott's new pricing structure will help it better control inventory during high and low seasons — but as a result, some travelers may find it harder to find deals on their favorite vacation properties.

3 days ago

Hotel Budget Brand RedDoorz Captures Another $70 Million in Funding

Hotel Budget Brand RedDoorz Captures Another $70 Million in Funding

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The super-budget accommodation sector in Southeast Asia has so much potential. That’s old news. What’s new is super investors have finally warmed up to the idea and are backing RedDoorz in the face of Oyo’s entry into the region.

4 days ago

Nobu Now Sees Lodging as Its ‘Speedboat’

Nobu Now Sees Lodging as Its ‘Speedboat’

Danni Santana, Skift

With 18 hotels signed, opened, or under construction, Nobu Hotels is growing its hotel portfolio rapidly. But the chain is focused only on major global markets.

4 days ago

Private Equity Firm Accel-KKR’s Latest Fix: Hotel Enterprise Software

Private Equity Firm Accel-KKR’s Latest Fix: Hotel Enterprise Software

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The short-term goal of the deals is to win more work from hotel management companies. The long-term goal is to sell the combined portfolio. We look at the merits of Accel-KKR-owned Cendyn's acquisition of Rainmaker. We also look at potential acquisition targets.

4 days ago

Marriott to Introduce Dynamic Pricing for Bonvoy Award Bookings

Marriott to Introduce Dynamic Pricing for Bonvoy Award Bookings

Grant Martin, Skift

Marriott's new dynamic pricing will make award nights more expensive for those who can only travel during peak season. Those with some flexibility in their schedules, however, may be in for a treat.

1 week ago

The Standard Hotels’ One Night to Launch New App Where Customers Operate as Travel Advisors

The Standard Hotels’ One Night to Launch New App Where Customers Operate as Travel Advisors

Danni Santana, Skift

Crowdsourcing the booking process, if you will, is a smart strategy to make guests feel involved in the business.

1 week ago

Hospitality Brands Go All-In on the Sleep Movement

Hospitality Brands Go All-In on the Sleep Movement

Leslie Barrie, Skift

As our Skift Megatrend 2019 forecasted, wellness is the new hook in travel marketing, and it's been gaining speed. The rise of wellness culture has made caring about sleep cool — and since weariness is a top complaint of travelers, it's good business sense that the hospitality industry is upgrading its sleep offerings.

1 week ago

Hong Kong Hotels Revenue Tumbles as Chinese Tourists Stay Away

Hong Kong Hotels Revenue Tumbles as Chinese Tourists Stay Away

Bloomberg News

It's unsurprising that Hong Kong hotels' revenue is taking a hit from the protests as Chinese tourists — Hong Kong's largest source — stay away and room rates tumble drastically.

1 week ago