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Wyndham Hotels Still Struggles to Add Improved Rooms in U.S.

Wyndham Hotels Still Struggles to Add Improved Rooms in U.S.

Isaac Carey, Skift

The hotel conglomerate shouldn't rely too much on one brand to drive domestic growth, but so far that's exactly what's happening.

1 week ago

What a Healthy Hilton Says About the Hotel Industry Now

What a Healthy Hilton Says About the Hotel Industry Now

Deanna Ting, Skift

As we reach (or surpass) peak cycle, it seems like everyone is a bit of a hypochondriac these days when it comes to the health of the hotel industry.

1 week ago

InterContinental Hotels Makes Asia Luxury Push With Six Senses Acquisition

InterContinental Hotels Makes Asia Luxury Push With Six Senses Acquisition

Raini Hamdi, Skift

InterContinental Hotel Group’s purchase of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is consistent with its drive to boost its luxury portfolio with small yet well-defined brands that do not cannibalize one another. So smart.

1 week ago

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How Hyatt Is Taking Steps to Incorporate Wellness Into Every Aspect of Its Business

How Hyatt Is Taking Steps to Incorporate Wellness Into Every Aspect of Its Business

Hyatt + Skift

With so many hospitality brands jumping on the wellness bandwagon today, the companies that are actually going to resonate with customers are those that create true opportunities for customers to enhance their well-being.

1 month ago

How Hyatt Is Making Waves: Latest Skift Research Report

How Hyatt Is Making Waves: Latest Skift Research Report

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

As earnings season for 2018 results for the hotel companies begins, Skift Research is out with a deep dive report on Hyatt assessing some of the company's key developments. With the company's recent acquisitions in the management space, dispositions of owned real estate, and increased focus on wellness offerings, we think Hyatt is smartly positioning itself for an uncertain future.

1 week ago

How to Make Improving the Guest Experience a Joyful Task

How to Make Improving the Guest Experience a Joyful Task

Colin Nagy, Skift

Meeting guest experience requirements is too often a series of boring checklists. But improving the end-to-end experience can be a joyful, creative project that involves everyone from the general manager to the most junior staff. Here’s a way to think about it.

1 week ago

Airbnb Hires New Transportation Head and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Hires New Transportation Head and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in hospitality, Airbnb picks a former Delta president to lead transportation, budget hotel chain Oyo enters the U.S. market, and Hilton CEO discusses what it means to "own a customer."

2 weeks ago

Grand Hyatt New York Will Give Way to a New Hotel and Retail Space

Grand Hyatt New York Will Give Way to a New Hotel and Retail Space

Patrick Clark and Lily Katz, Bloomberg

Midtown Manhattan is rapidly changing, thanks to new zoning laws, and Trump might be feeling edged out. One of his first big projects is being torn down forever, and who knows — maybe he'll get nostalgic. There will be taller buildings, and the Grand Central train station will get a facelift.

2 weeks ago

What Oyo’s Latest Results Say About the Business of Budget Hotels

What Oyo’s Latest Results Say About the Business of Budget Hotels

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The business of budget hotels is obviously hard when you consider Oyo’s latest financial report. But the startup, now five years in operation and bankrolled by SoftBank, appears to have the stamina to reach the breakeven point in the next few years.

2 weeks ago

IHG CEO Sees More Nimble Hotel Group From What He Inherited

IHG CEO Sees More Nimble Hotel Group From What He Inherited

Deanna Ting, Skift

Nearly two years after he assumed the top role at InterContinental Hotels Group, CEO Keith Barr's vision for a nimbler and more risk-taking hospitality company is becoming a reality.

2 weeks ago

Hilton CEO: ‘We’re Not Trying to Compete With Google, Amazon and Apple’

Hilton CEO: ‘We’re Not Trying to Compete With Google, Amazon and Apple’

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can a single brand ever really own a customer? We think Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta is onto something here, but that won't necessarily stop his travel peers from trying to do that in their own ways.

2 weeks ago

Caesars Debuts Non-Gaming Hotel Brand and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Caesars Debuts Non-Gaming Hotel Brand and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in hospitality, Caesars responds to changing consumer demand, a report finds that direct booking keeps customers in loyalty programs, and a "glamping" startup raises $115 million.

3 weeks ago