Hotels

What It Was Like to Work With Ace Hotels Co-Founder Alex Calderwood

What It Was Like to Work With Ace Hotels Co-Founder Alex Calderwood

Deanna Ting and Greg Oates, Skift

It’s hard to imagine Ace Hotels becoming what it is today without the visionary drive of its late co-founder, Alex Calderwood.

2 days ago

Trump Hotels Want to Get Bigger, No Matter the Conflicts

Trump Hotels Want to Get Bigger, No Matter the Conflicts

David Koenig and Bernard Condon, Associated Press

The Trump organization is clearly profiting off of the president's position and power. It is a shame, both for the presidency, and for the brand long term.

2 days ago

Airbnb Rebrands in China and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Rebrands in China and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week.

2 days ago

Federal Agency Says Trump D.C. Hotel Doesn’t Violate Lease

Federal Agency Says Trump D.C. Hotel Doesn’t Violate Lease

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press

So, remind me again what the definition of a government official is?

5 days ago

What It Was Like to Work with Boutique Hotel Pioneer Bill Kimpton

What It Was Like to Work with Boutique Hotel Pioneer Bill Kimpton

Deanna Ting, Skift

If there were ever someone who truly influenced and mentored an entire generation of hotel leaders, Bill Kimpton would be at the very top of that list.

6 days ago

Trump Hotels’ U.S. Expansion Hampered by Ethical Concerns

Trump Hotels’ U.S. Expansion Hampered by Ethical Concerns

David Koenig and Bernard Condon, Associated Press

Trump Hotels wants to proceed with its growth plans and act like it's business as usual. But can that really be when your former CEO is now the POTUS? And the entangled web of ties between his family and the White House is so thick?

6 days ago

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Spencer Soper and Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

So, what happened to Google Home?

6 days ago

6 Takeaways From Marriott Investor Day

6 Takeaways From Marriott Investor Day

Deanna Ting, Skift

It will be interesting to see if Marriott can really turn around Sheraton as it has before with other brands. We'll wait, and see what develops.

1 week ago

Marriott Expands Reach Into Tours and Activities With Its Latest Investment

Marriott Expands Reach Into Tours and Activities With Its Latest Investment

Deanna Ting, Skift

It seems like everyone in hospitality (and travel in general) is looking at the tours and activities space these days.

1 week ago

Accor and Banyan Tree Hotel Partnership Could Be a Very Tricky Maneuver

Accor and Banyan Tree Hotel Partnership Could Be a Very Tricky Maneuver

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Will Accor-Banyan Tree be the model for Asian hotel groups to grow globally without losing their independence and brand value? The devil may be in the execution. Hoteliers are watching how this works out and many believe it could be tough-going.

1 week ago

New Hotel at Mount Washington Summit Draws Ire of Environmental Groups

New Hotel at Mount Washington Summit Draws Ire of Environmental Groups

Michael Casey, Associated Press

Yet another overtourism case study in the careful balance of meeting tourism demands with the need to protect natural resources.

1 week ago

Airbnb’s IPO ‘Halfway’ Ready and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb’s IPO ‘Halfway’ Ready and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week.

1 week ago