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Oyo’s Annual Losses Ballooned to $335 Million in 2019

Oyo’s Annual Losses Ballooned to $335 Million in 2019

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

Oyo appears to be taking its once-explosive global expansion strategy down a few notches, and that could be a good thing for the young company in the face of still-uncertain impacts from the coronavirus and the reputational damage it recently suffered. These losses aren't pretty.

15 hours ago

Hilton Predicts Ongoing Impact From Coronavirus and 9 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Hilton Predicts Ongoing Impact From Coronavirus and 9 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in hospitality news, the far-reaching impact of coronavirus on the industry is becoming clearer, with Hilton CEO predicting business to be affected for up to a year after closing hundreds of hotels in China. Plus, Vacasa's CEO steps aside as company looks to go public.

2 days ago

More Properties in Europe Want the Luxury Eco-Resort Label

More Properties in Europe Want the Luxury Eco-Resort Label

Leslie Barrie, Skift

As luxury resorts jockey for ways to differentiate themselves from the pack, a shift toward more environmental practices may help them find new customers. The key, though, is making sure those green efforts come from an authentic — and not purely financial — place.

4 days ago

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How Hilton’s Luxury Brands Are Evolving Their Strategies to Prioritize Food and Beverage-Driven Experiences

How Hilton’s Luxury Brands Are Evolving Their Strategies to Prioritize Food and Beverage-Driven Experiences

Hilton Luxury Group + Skift

Seeking out unique food and beverage experiences while traveling is one trend that has proven to be here to stay — but the focus has shifted from high-end dining to dining that is much more inclusive and democratic. By looking at Hilton Luxury Group’s approach to its food and beverage program, one can witness this change in consumer preference.

3 weeks ago

Wyndham’s China Coronavirus Woes: 70 Percent of Hotels Closed

Wyndham’s China Coronavirus Woes: 70 Percent of Hotels Closed

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has closed about 1,000 of its hotels in China because of coronavirus. Those that remain are welcoming fewer guests. The outbreak continues to wreak havoc on the travel industry.

4 days ago

Europe Is Shaping the Luxury Eco-Resort Movement

Europe Is Shaping the Luxury Eco-Resort Movement

Laura Powell, Skift

You may start seeing the term "eco-resort" pop up more and more. But in investigating the trend, we discovered a variety of definitions, which makes the actual meaning of the term nebulous. It’s best to look to Europe for clarification.

5 days ago

Building an Indonesian Lifestyle Brand From the Ground Up

Building an Indonesian Lifestyle Brand From the Ground Up

Colin Nagy, Skift

Lifestyle brands can feel like the forced product of one too many focus groups. Potato Head is the opposite: It's an Indonesian-born lifestyle brand that has been slowly built from the ground up with an emphasis on community, art, and culture.

5 days ago

How Anxious Should Event Planners Be as Coronavirus Impact Looms?

How Anxious Should Event Planners Be as Coronavirus Impact Looms?

Lauren Ward, Skift

Event planners can expect increasingly aggressive pitches from hotels as group bookings decline and the threat of coronavirus continues to loom. The new year is already taking some unique turns.

5 days ago

MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren Is Leaving Before Contract Expires

MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren Is Leaving Before Contract Expires

Sanjana Shivdas and Abhishek Manikandan, Reuters

When a CEO announces his departure and the shares jump, you know somebody is happy for change. The search for Jim Murren's successor at MGM Resorts is a huge opportunity to do things differently. Let's see if the board goes bold with its pick.

5 days ago

Hilton CEO Says Business Could Be Impacted for Up to a Year From Coronavirus

Hilton CEO Says Business Could Be Impacted for Up to a Year From Coronavirus

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Hilton and many other major hotel companies have had to close hundreds of hotels in China in response to the coronavirus. The outbreak could have long-lasting effects on the hotel industry, which has already been grappling with a slowing global economy and other geopolitical issues.

6 days ago

Uber Co-Founder Travis Kalanick Backs Hotel Company Using 3D Printing Tech

Uber Co-Founder Travis Kalanick Backs Hotel Company Using 3D Printing Tech

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The figure $20 million might not sound like a huge amount, but in the world of flat-pack hotels, it can probably get you quite far.

1 week ago

Europe’s Meininger Hotels Mulls Going Public: Report

Europe’s Meininger Hotels Mulls Going Public: Report

Patrick Whyte, Skift

After months of problems, Mumbai-headquartered Cox & Kings is now undergoing insolvency proceedings in India. Will Meininger, its hybrid hotel chain, get a new lease on life?

1 week ago