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New Skift Research Suggests Homesharing Will Erode Even More Hotel Market Share

New Skift Research Suggests Homesharing Will Erode Even More Hotel Market Share

Haixia Wang , Skift Research

As one of the largest travel sectors, accommodations will continue to grow as travel becomes an even more integral part of consumer lifestyles. Yet it remains to be seen if the disruption from alternative accommodations will fundamentally shake up the entire sector.

1 week ago

Equinox Hotels Represents the Next Generation of Lifestyle Branding

Equinox Hotels Represents the Next Generation of Lifestyle Branding

Deanna Ting, Skift

How does a brand become a lifestyle, and vice versa? Equinox is an ideal case study for exploring that very concept.

1 week ago

What Happens When Hotels Pledge to Reduce Plastics?

What Happens When Hotels Pledge to Reduce Plastics?

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

It's one thing for a hotel to join a coalition and promise to reduce its plastic footprint, and another to make measurable progress.

2 weeks ago

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New Insights Deck: A Hotelier’s Guide to the Future of Hospitality Merchandising

New Insights Deck: A Hotelier’s Guide to the Future of Hospitality Merchandising

Sabre Hospitality Solutions + Skift

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1 week ago

Marriott CEO on Cancer Diagnosis: ‘We Are Going to Soldier On’

Marriott CEO on Cancer Diagnosis: ‘We Are Going to Soldier On’

Danni Santana, Skift

Arne Sorenson thanked all his well-wishers Friday but then got right to business. Marriott had a so-so quarter but held out great promise for its expanded homesharing business. But you'll have to wait until 2020 to see any results.

2 weeks ago

London’s Landmark Hotel The Cavendish Is Up for Sale

London’s Landmark Hotel The Cavendish Is Up for Sale

William Mathis and Jack Sidders, Bloomberg

The owners of London’s Cavendish hotel have hired brokers to sell it for about $325 million (£250 million). They're betting it's a desirable property. A stay in the four-star hotel costs up to $1,400 a night.

2 weeks ago

Choice Hotels Looks to High-End Travelers to Boost Revenue

Choice Hotels Looks to High-End Travelers to Boost Revenue

Isaac Carey, Skift

Choice knows where the money is, and right now it's not in midscale brands. Will upgrading Comfort Inn be enough to lift room rates?

2 weeks ago

IHG Likes Third-Party Bookings When Other Hotels Prefer Direct Reservations

IHG Likes Third-Party Bookings When Other Hotels Prefer Direct Reservations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

InterContinental Hotels Group has frequently been contrarian over the years when it comes to travel distribution. The chain recognizes that not all guests are brand loyal, and that it is wise to maintain healthy relationships with online travel agencies and metasearch engines.

2 weeks ago

Cvent Research Points to Lasting Group Booking Slowdown

Cvent Research Points to Lasting Group Booking Slowdown

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cvent's group booking research shows that consolidation and increased costs have likely caused the hot meetings market in North America to cool down on its platform. It could signal something bad for the sector on the horizon.

2 weeks ago

IHG Talking to Its Hotel Owners on Plastics Problem

IHG Talking to Its Hotel Owners on Plastics Problem

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While there is still plenty to do, it's good to see public companies — and the financial analysts who cover them — paying closer attention to the plastics problem.

3 weeks ago

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

3 weeks ago

Hyatt CEO Found Homesharing Experiments ‘Challenging’

Hyatt CEO Found Homesharing Experiments ‘Challenging’

Deanna Ting, Skift

But Mark Hoplamazian didn't say Hyatt would never try it out again.

3 weeks ago