Hotels

Luxury Hotels Are Changing the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles From Seedy to Swanky

Luxury Hotels Are Changing the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles From Seedy to Swanky

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

If there's one constant in Los Angeles, it's that everything always changes.

13 hours ago

Marriott Loyalty Rebrand Enables Everyone to Move On With the Merger

Marriott Loyalty Rebrand Enables Everyone to Move On With the Merger

Grant Martin, Skift

In February, Marriott will unite its former three loyalty programs under a new flagship brand called Marriott Bonvoy.

1 day ago

Luxury Travelers Are Paying Premium Prices to Stay in Unheated Igloo Hotels

Luxury Travelers Are Paying Premium Prices to Stay in Unheated Igloo Hotels

David Rocks, Bloomberg

These igloo villages are in the Swiss Alps, with snow tunnels connecting the huts to a sauna, hot tub, and an icy dining room. The rooms — including all the furniture - are carved entirely out of snow, and it's so cold most travelers only stay for one night. Well, these stays certainly fit into the experiences trend.

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.

7 days ago

Jonas Software Rolls Up Hospitality Tech Group to Compete Against Bigger Players

Jonas Software Rolls Up Hospitality Tech Group to Compete Against Bigger Players

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The hotel tech group that Jonas Hospitality has put together through acquisitions of Leonardo, MSI, Springer-Miller, and BookAssist is admittedly small. But its creation says a lot about the pressures to consolidate in hotel tech. Experts debate the pros and cons of such roll-ups.

2 days ago

Hotels Should Be Careful Not to Underestimate the Impact of the U.S. Government Shutdown

Hotels Should Be Careful Not to Underestimate the Impact of the U.S. Government Shutdown

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

As yet another day is added to the shutdown, the impact is felt more deeply. If hotels are forced to send employees home, even more Americans will miss out on paychecks.

5 days ago

Premier Inn Owner Looks to Put Pressure on Independent Hotels

Premier Inn Owner Looks to Put Pressure on Independent Hotels

Patrick Whyte, Skift

In an economic downturn there are winners as well as losers. Whitbread will be hoping Premier Inn comes out on top when Brexit starts to bite.

5 days ago

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.

6 days 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.

7 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago