Hotels

Hilton Sets Lofty, Sustainable Tourism Goals: Will it Matter?

Hilton Sets Lofty, Sustainable Tourism Goals: Will it Matter?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hilton's goals are both lofty and commendable, and it's clear from the data that travelers do care about sustainability and having a positive social impact. But is caring enough to translate into real action? That's the even bigger challenge.

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Blackstone Swoops Back Into Hotels With $4.8 Billion Offer for LaSalle

Blackstone Swoops Back Into Hotels With $4.8 Billion Offer for LaSalle

Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

That didn't take long. No sooner did private equity powerhouse Blackstone say it was exiting Hilton completely than it emerges three days later with a bid for LaSalle Hotel Properties. Maybe the $14 billion it made on Hilton has something to do with being keen to get back into hotels.

2 days ago

My Place Hotels CEO: The Economy Hotel of Yesteryear Is Dying

My Place Hotels CEO: The Economy Hotel of Yesteryear Is Dying

Deanna Ting, Skift

My Place Hotels CEO Ryan Rivett's views on hospitality are contrarian, but judging from the growth of his brand, he just might be onto something.

2 days ago

Highest Earning Hotel CEOs and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Highest Earning Hotel CEOs and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week, we examined the compensation of hotel CEOs and found that a now-disgraced executive ended up on top again. Meanwhile, a private equity firm ended its long relationship with Hilton.

3 days ago

Elaine Wynn Emerges as a Shareholder Activist With a Refreshing Approach

Elaine Wynn Emerges as a Shareholder Activist With a Refreshing Approach

Joe Nocera, Bloomberg

Bloomberg columnist Joe Nocera adds up the victories by Steve Wynn's ex-wife Elaine as she attempts to clean up Wynn Resorts. He rightfully calls her a shareholder activist who breaks the mold because she doesn't have a cut-and-run mindset. Now there's a model for others to follow.

3 days ago

Club Med Parent Fosun Mulls Acquisitions in North America

Club Med Parent Fosun Mulls Acquisitions in North America

Bloomberg

Another Chinese conglomerate, this one with insurance, pharmaceutical, and tourism holdings, is looking to expand globally through acquisitions. Given that HNA Group, Dalian Wanda Group. and Anbang are scurrying to unload assets, does Fosun's strategy raise any red flags?

3 days ago

Some of the Plaza Hotel’s Owners Are Suing Its Other Owners

Some of the Plaza Hotel’s Owners Are Suing Its Other Owners

Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

When it comes to selling and buying The Plaza Hotel, nothing is ever simple or easy, it seems.

4 days ago

What Private Equity Giant Blackstone Has Meant to Hilton

What Private Equity Giant Blackstone Has Meant to Hilton

Deanna Ting, Skift

Now we have to wonder: What will Blackstone buy next?

5 days ago

Investment Firm Blackstone Reportedly to Sell Remaining Stake in Hilton

Investment Firm Blackstone Reportedly to Sell Remaining Stake in Hilton

Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

The hospitality world all wondered when private equity powerhouse Blackstone would take its exit from Hilton. Now we know. So ends a storied chapter where Blackstone took Hilton private, and then public. All along the way, you know Blackstone was lining its pockets.

5 days ago

Apple Leisure Partners With NH Hotels to Expand All-Inclusive Brands in Europe

Apple Leisure Partners With NH Hotels to Expand All-Inclusive Brands in Europe

Skift, Deanna Ting

While this is a pairing that does make sense on some level — Apple wants to leverage NH's regional expertise — it's also an interesting one between a primarily all-inclusive hospitality expert and an urban hotel company.

6 days ago

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How to Solve the Hotel Content Conundrum

How to Solve the Hotel Content Conundrum

DerbySoft + Skift

There’s still a lot of room for improvement when it comes to how hotels can tell their story through content and distribution. Here, Dee Thomas of DerbySoft talks about the current state of content in the hospitality industry.

6 days ago

The Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2017

The Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

We can only hope that a large portion of Steve Wynn's $34 million compensation from last year will go to his multiple alleged victims.

6 days ago