Hotels

Airbnb Co-Founder Named Chairman of Airbnb China and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Co-Founder Named Chairman of Airbnb China and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week Airbnb had our attention, and its attention was on China as it chose a new chairman for the country. The homesharing giant also returned to affiliate partnerships and debuted new vacation rental tools.

2 days ago

IHG Is Planning to Create a New Luxury Brand

IHG Is Planning to Create a New Luxury Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IHG has fewer brands in its portfolio compared to most of its competitors, so adding a couple more makes sense.

3 days ago

IHG Is Finally Adding Kimpton to Its Loyalty Program

IHG Is Finally Adding Kimpton to Its Loyalty Program

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whatever IHG ultimately does as it proceeds with this loyalty program merger, the No. 1 thing they don't want to do is to anger Kimpton Karma elites. We also wonder: Will new IHG CEO Keith Barr start letting IHG's most elite loyalty members get access to his phone number too?

3 days ago

Belmond Looks to Solidify Its Brand Image Against Competitor With Its Old Name

Belmond Looks to Solidify Its Brand Image Against Competitor With Its Old Name

Laura Powell, Skift

While part of the goal of Belmond's new branding campaign is to establish itself as an entity apart from its former Orient Express moniker, we wonder if the images it presents may be just a little too reminiscent of its former self.

6 days ago

Hyatt Suffers Second Data Breach in Two Years

Hyatt Suffers Second Data Breach in Two Years

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hyatt isn't alone. But the bigger question is why does this keep happening at so many hotels? And why does it always take so long for customers to find out about these data breaches?

7 days ago

Business of Loyalty: World of Hyatt Adds Another Tours and Activities Partner

Business of Loyalty: World of Hyatt Adds Another Tours and Activities Partner

Grant Martin, Skift

Hyatt just launched another partnership for its loyalty program, signaling an interest in expanding further into the business of experiences.

7 days ago

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How Artist, Designer and Co-Founder of Flat Vernacular Finds Beauty in the Everyday

How Artist, Designer and Co-Founder of Flat Vernacular Finds Beauty in the Everyday

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Brian Kaspr, artist, designer and co-founder of design studio Flat Vernacular, has made it a point to put creativity first and foremost in his life. He finds inspiration in mundane, everyday situations and emphasizes the increasing importance of awareness and attention.

1 week ago

Standard Hotels CEO Talks Up Same-Day Booking and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Standard Hotels CEO Talks Up Same-Day Booking and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality we thought about removing friction. Airbnb's hotel-like concept could standardize homesharing; the Standard Hotels CEO sees value in easy, same-day booking, and hotels try to reduce guests' anxiety.

1 week ago

Opinion: Smart Hotels Don’t Pander to Millennial Desires

Opinion: Smart Hotels Don’t Pander to Millennial Desires

Colin Nagy, Skift

In an age of Permanxiety, there exists an opportunity for old, classic, elegant hotels to be newly relevant. High-touch and anti-digital is newly cool (for some).

2 weeks ago

Aman Hotels Will Enter the New York City Market in Targeted Urban Push

Aman Hotels Will Enter the New York City Market in Targeted Urban Push

Laura Powell, Skift

The Aman model of creating sanctuaries in remote settings has proven quite successful since the company's founding in 1988. But now, Aman is looking to translate its ethos into urban spaces.

2 weeks ago

The New Luxury Vacation Is Crunchier and Quieter

The New Luxury Vacation Is Crunchier and Quieter

Samantha Shankman, Skift

As guests seek personalization, authenticity, and experiences outside their daily grinds, these well-designed outdoor lodges hit a sweet spot by maintaining a low profile that appeals to their customers' underlying desire to disconnect.

2 weeks ago

Trump Resorts in Scotland See Losses More Than Double

Trump Resorts in Scotland See Losses More Than Double

Bernard Condon and Paul Kelbie , Associated Press

Donald Trump's golf resorts in Scotland didn't win many friends even before he became President, and his election — and policies — have exacerbated the properties' struggles.

2 weeks ago