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Jumeirah Hotels Has New Lifestyle Brand and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Jumeirah Hotels Has New Lifestyle Brand and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, lifestyle brands strike again, specifically at Jumeirah and Rosewood. How many lifestyle brands do we need and have we reached the saturation point?

10 hours ago

Technology Is Top of Mind for Hotels

Technology Is Top of Mind for Hotels

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

The heads of luxury brands at Marriott and Hilton and other leading industry experts have some bold 2018 predictions ranging from the disappearance of turndown service to the rise of Internet-connected guest rooms.

1 day ago

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Video: How Jason Schott of Schott NYC Is Driving the Brand’s Made-in-America Heritage

Video: How Jason Schott of Schott NYC Is Driving the Brand’s Made-in-America Heritage

The Unbound Collection by Hyatt™ + Skift

Jason Schott, chief operating officer and fourth-generation family member of Schott NYC, talks about how the 104-year old company values its rich history and the craftsmanship behind their jackets and defies conventional manufacturing rules.

2 days ago

Ian Schrager Calls Out Hotel Industry’s Airbnb Strategy as Misguided

Ian Schrager Calls Out Hotel Industry’s Airbnb Strategy as Misguided

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If hotels could out-innovate Airbnb, then Schrager is right that would certainly be part of the answer to the threat posed by the homesharing company. However, Airbnb is more nimble than many big chains. And they are unlikely to give up their legislative efforts anytime soon.

3 days ago

HNA Group Contemplating Asset Sales as Debt Crisis Grows

HNA Group Contemplating Asset Sales as Debt Crisis Grows

Bloomberg

HNA Group has stakes in Hilton, NH Hotels, and owns Carlson Hotels outright. With debt costs rising, might it look to offload some of these hospitality assets?

3 days ago

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Quantifying the Impact of Sustainability Efforts in the Hotel Industry

Quantifying the Impact of Sustainability Efforts in the Hotel Industry

International Tourism Partnership + Skift

As the next generation wises up to the realities of climate change, sustainability is no longer an optional, PR-friendly communication tactic for hotel groups. It’s a core pillar for future-focused hoteliers and the leaders in the space are holding themselves accountable.   

3 days ago

Hilton Unveils Plans for Its Smart Hotel Room Rollout in 2018

Hilton Unveils Plans for Its Smart Hotel Room Rollout in 2018

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airbnb has gained in popularity on the claim that chain hotels offer a cookie-cutter experience. Hilton can fight back with technology that enables guests to personalize their experience.

4 days ago

Rosewood’s Newest Brand Is Aimed at Modern Business Travelers

Rosewood’s Newest Brand Is Aimed at Modern Business Travelers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Again, do we really need another lifestyle brand? We'll just have to see if this new brand, Khos, makes strides in reinventing hospitality for business travelers.

4 days ago

Expedia Signs Loyalty Program Enrollment Deal With Motel 6 Parent

Expedia Signs Loyalty Program Enrollment Deal With Motel 6 Parent

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia penned its second loyalty-enrollment agreement with a hotel chain, but like the previous pact with Red Lion's parent, the G6 Hospitality deal isn't any kind of game-changer for Expedia as it tries to soften the effects of the the big chains' direct-booking campaigns.

4 days ago

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

With many global markets showing healthy signs of growth and consumer and business confidence high, we expect the travel industry to benefit from a solid year of macroeconomic growth in 2018.

5 days ago

Marriott CEO Sees the Line Between Leisure and Business Travel Blurring

Marriott CEO Sees the Line Between Leisure and Business Travel Blurring

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Marriott recognizes that business travelers want more than just fast Wi-Fi, convenient locations, and flexible cancellation policies. CEO Arne Sorenson is right to be considering the kind of emotional experience the hotel company is delivering to road warriors.

6 days ago

Launching Skift Take Studio Series 2017

Launching Skift Take Studio Series 2017

Jason Clampet, Skift

Discover what travel's top innovators have to say about the industry in short, exclusive interviews from this year's Skift Global Forum.

6 days ago