Hotels

Watchdog Finds Trump D.C. Hotel Should Not Have Been Cleared on Foreign Payments

Watchdog Finds Trump D.C. Hotel Should Not Have Been Cleared on Foreign Payments

Shahien Nasiripour, Bloomberg

If it smells like it violates the U.S. Constitution, it probably violates the U.S. Constitution.

4 hours ago

Marriott Bonvoy Is the New Name of the Hotel Chain’s Loyalty Program

Marriott Bonvoy Is the New Name of the Hotel Chain’s Loyalty Program

Deanna Ting, Skift

We're pretty sure everyone is thinking: "Is it short for 'Bon Voyage?'" Personally, we were betting on Marriott Moments.

1 day ago

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.

2 days ago

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How Hyatt Is Taking Steps to Incorporate Wellness Into Every Aspect of Its Business

How Hyatt Is Taking Steps to Incorporate Wellness Into Every Aspect of Its Business

Hyatt + Skift

With so many hospitality brands jumping on the wellness bandwagon today, the companies that are actually going to resonate with customers are those that create true opportunities for customers to enhance their well-being.

1 day ago

‘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.

2 days ago

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.

3 days 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.

4 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.

6 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.

1 week 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