Hotels

Expedia Is Now Selling Hotel Rooms in Cuba

Expedia Is Now Selling Hotel Rooms in Cuba

Sarah Marsh, Reuters

"Potential" is the key word here, at least until the market is better developed — especially outside of Havana.

5 hours ago

New Research Report: The State of Loyalty in Hospitality 2017

New Research Report: The State of Loyalty in Hospitality 2017

Luke Bujarski, Skift

For today's hospitality brands, loyalty programs are as much about repeat customers as they are about controlling distribution costs. Often times that means strategy at the property level, rather than at the brand level.

11 hours ago

Long-Delayed Baha Mar Resort Is Finally Open, But Atlantis Isn’t Worried

Long-Delayed Baha Mar Resort Is Finally Open, But Atlantis Isn’t Worried

Deanna Ting, Skift

Well, that only took a few years. It'll be interesting to see how tourism to the Bahamas changes now that the long-beleaguered mega resort has finally opened.

20 hours ago

Hotel Union Questions Anbang’s Motives During Contract Negotiations

Hotel Union Questions Anbang’s Motives During Contract Negotiations

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

It was probably for the best that Anbang didn't wind up triumphing over Marriott to buy Starwood, especially given the confusing nature of its ownership structure.

1 day ago

Wellness Executives Question Hotel Chains’ Capabilities in the Sector

Wellness Executives Question Hotel Chains’ Capabilities in the Sector

Deanna Ting, Skift

Everyone in hospitality, it seems, is focusing on more wellness offerings, whether through mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, or enhanced programming — but what do the wellness vets think? Does this trend have staying power or is it just a fad?

2 days ago

Accor’s New Flight and Hotel Packages and 2 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Accor’s New Flight and Hotel Packages and 2 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

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

2 days ago

CEO Interview: Hoshino Resorts Wants to Introduce the World to Japanese Hospitality

CEO Interview: Hoshino Resorts Wants to Introduce the World to Japanese Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

This fourth-generation hotelier isn’t afraid to think differently, and he has grand plans for introducing the rest of the world to his family’s luxe interpretations of Japanese hospitality.

6 days ago

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

Deanna Ting, Skift

Yet again, Steve Wynn keeps winning, as are his gaming counterparts. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, who managed to win an all-out battle for Starwood last year, was the top-ranked non-gaming CEO.

1 week ago

AccorHotels’ New Flight and Hotel Packages Target Loyalty Members First

AccorHotels’ New Flight and Hotel Packages Target Loyalty Members First

Deanna Ting, Skift

In its attempt to own more of the traveler experience from start to finish, AccorHotels is leveraging the power of its loyalty program — something its peers, no doubt, will also want to do going forward.

1 week ago

How Do Hotels and Online Travel Agencies Really Define a Direct Booking?

How Do Hotels and Online Travel Agencies Really Define a Direct Booking?

Dave Montali, Skift

There ain't no such thing as a free booking.

1 week ago

Generator Hostels CEO Departs and 9 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Generator Hostels CEO Departs and 9 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

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

1 week ago

Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel Brand Isn’t Dead After All

Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel Brand Isn’t Dead After All

Deanna Ting, Skift

If anyone can reinvent a hotel brand, or the hospitality industry as a whole, time and time again, we're placing our money on Ian Schrager.

2 weeks ago