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Minor Sues Marriott and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Minor Sues Marriott and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, Minor International is suing Marriott International for a property's "highly disappointing" performance, possibly setting a noteworthy precedent. Then we look at Airbnb's acquisition of HotelTonight ahead of a broader discussion at Skift Global Forum this week.

16 hours ago

Tokyo’s Iconic Okura Hotel Is Back With $1 Billion Makeover

Tokyo’s Iconic Okura Hotel Is Back With $1 Billion Makeover

Reed Stevenson, Bloomberg

The famed hotel is best known for hosting foreign leaders, including U.S. presidents. But the rebuild, featuring two new buildings, also offers owners the opportunity to benefit from other mixed-use real estate developments scheduled in the area.

2 days ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Vacasa Dominates Vacation Rentals With Acquisitions and Digital Tech

Skift Global Forum Preview: Vacasa Dominates Vacation Rentals With Acquisitions and Digital Tech

Danni Santana, Skift

The hospitality industry is still working to figure out the vacation home rental market. Vacasa, the market leader in the space with respect to total managed properties, may just have a leg up on the competition.

2 days ago

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Winning the War for Talent: 5 Ways Hospitality Brands Can Attract and Keep Great Employees

Winning the War for Talent: 5 Ways Hospitality Brands Can Attract and Keep Great Employees

FPG + Skift

The hospitality industry in particular has struggled with recruiting and retaining workers over the last few years, as unemployment rates have dropped and tighter restrictions on immigration and work visas have been enforced. But there are a few things companies can do to develop a strong workforce.

2 weeks ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Inspirato Pass Offers a Discounted Luxury Ticket Around the World

Skift Global Forum Preview: Inspirato Pass Offers a Discounted Luxury Ticket Around the World

Danni Santana, Skift

The best way for travelers to get the most out of their Inspirato Pass is to book early and often. That way shelling out $30,000 a year for the subscription will essentially pay for itself, given the number of high-end trips customers will wind up taking.

3 days ago

Anbang Sells Its U.S. Luxury Hotels to South Korea’s Mirae for $5.8 Billion

Anbang Sells Its U.S. Luxury Hotels to South Korea’s Mirae for $5.8 Billion

Patrick Clark and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Anbang bought the U.S. trophy hotels for $5.5 billion in 2016 and now offloads it to Mirae for a little more than $5.8 billion — seems a good price for the South Korean firm.

5 days ago

Boutique Hotel Brands Rethink Grand Opening Events to Loop in Community

Boutique Hotel Brands Rethink Grand Opening Events to Loop in Community

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Boutique brands are discovering that creating splashy grand openings is a way to build buzz while creating community connections. Expect more investment in these one-time celebrations.

6 days ago

Minor Vs. Marriott Lawsuit in Thailand Shows Risks of Chain Consolidation

Minor Vs. Marriott Lawsuit in Thailand Shows Risks of Chain Consolidation

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Global chains and hotel owners will watch this case closely as it addresses the contentious issue of whether brand consolidation affects the ability of chains to drive business to a hotel.

7 days ago

Airbnb Can Inform on Rivals and 11 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Can Inform on Rivals and 11 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, new Airbnb settlements with Boston and Miami Beach could begin to level the playing field. Then we ask meeting planners, what would happen if Trump held the G7 at his Miami resort?

1 week ago

U.S. Jobs Data Predict Slowdown in Hospitality Sector Employment

U.S. Jobs Data Predict Slowdown in Hospitality Sector Employment

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Look beyond monthly jobs reports to see a bigger picture. The U.S. leisure and hospitality sector will cut its employment growth by roughly half over the next decade, according to a government forecast. Hoteliers will cope by boosting the productivity of their existing workforce through training.

1 week ago

The Savoy’s Carpenter Hammers Away to Make the Storied Hotel Instagrammable

The Savoy’s Carpenter Hammers Away to Make the Storied Hotel Instagrammable

Rosie Spinks, Skift

As The Savoy's in-house carpenter, Sam Beer gets to "make things that people want to take pictures of." It's a big part of his job. Turns out, that's as fun for him as it is for the luxury hotel's guests.

1 week ago

Langham Lands a New Deal Located Within a UNESCO German Palace

Langham Lands a New Deal Located Within a UNESCO German Palace

Raini Hamdi, Skift

With all the current troubles in Hong Kong, diversifying the business surely is a bigger priority. Langham has said it wants to expand big-time in Europe. It is reentering the continent with style.

2 weeks ago