Hotels

Scandic Hotels Delighted With Restel Integration as Profits Rise

Scandic Hotels Delighted With Restel Integration as Profits Rise

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It sounds like the Restel deal has gone relatively smoothly for Scandic. Might the company now set its sights on other targets? Or will it become a target itself?

4 hours ago

Ace Hotels Is Entering the Luxury Space With New Project

Ace Hotels Is Entering the Luxury Space With New Project

Deanna Ting, Skift

It will certainly be interesting to see how Ace approaches both luxury and micro-hotels starting in the next few months.

2 days ago

More Luxury Hotels Set Aside Ultra-Secret Suites for Their Top Guests

More Luxury Hotels Set Aside Ultra-Secret Suites for Their Top Guests

Mark Ellwood, Bloomberg

Yet another reason why it might pay to book direct?

3 days ago

MGM Sues Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims to Avoid Being Sued By Them

MGM Sues Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims to Avoid Being Sued By Them

Associated Press

Last October's mass shooting in Las Vegas has had a negative impact on MGM Resorts' profits and will likely continue to do so for some time. But let's not forget that it also took the lives of 58 people and seriously injured hundreds more. This legal maneuvering by MGM is rightfully earning the company outrage in the public sphere.

3 days ago

Opportunities for the 15 Ways Travelers Use Mobile: Skift Research

Opportunities for the 15 Ways Travelers Use Mobile: Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

If there is a common thread throughout the in-destination journey today, it’s mobile. Even so, gaps exist in mobile usage between parts of the journey and the key players in each part. For those that are behind, it’s urgent to play catch-up.

3 days ago

Meet the Hospitality CEO Who Embraces Airbnb

Meet the Hospitality CEO Who Embraces Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

In addition to dreaming up new hotel brands, we're surprised more hotel companies aren't thinking of launching more of their own serviced residence brands — or buying up others.

3 days ago

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Video: How Bridgestreet is Reimagining Extended Stay for the Era of the Sharing Economy

Video: How Bridgestreet is Reimagining Extended Stay for the Era of the Sharing Economy

Demand for extended stay and alternative accommodation options is on the rise in the business travel sector. But according to Bridgestreet CEO & President Sean Worker, not all extended stay inventory is created equal.

4 days ago

Grassroots Hospitality School Teaches New Generation of Hoteliers Local Diplomacy

Grassroots Hospitality School Teaches New Generation of Hoteliers Local Diplomacy

Colin Nagy

A hotel is only as good as its frontline staff. Saira, a grassroots hospitality program, partners with opening hotels to teach locals the craft of hospitality. The result is real service, lower turnover, a link to the community, and sustainable economic development.

4 days ago

Airbnb China’s New President and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb China’s New President and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, Airbnb China named a new president, plus we have videos of Airbnb and Accor execs talking strategy at Skift Forum Europe.

5 days ago

Hawaii Ruling Stands That B&B Discriminated Against Same-Sex Couple

Hawaii Ruling Stands That B&B Discriminated Against Same-Sex Couple

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

Hopefully this will put pressure on all kinds of travel brands, from small businesses to the largest companies, to be more welcoming of all travelers.

1 week ago

All The Ways U.S. Travelers Use Mobile at Destinations: New Skift Research

All The Ways U.S. Travelers Use Mobile at Destinations: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

From finding things to do, to making spontaneous bookings, and more, mobile has a role to play at each part of the in-destination journey. Travel brands that can add value to this mobile journey have a lot to gain.

1 week ago

Motel 6 Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Over Immigration Allegations

Motel 6 Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Over Immigration Allegations

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press

Shame on Motel 6 and any other travel company that would employ the same practices.

2 weeks ago