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Marriott CEO Sorenson Offers Update on Cancer Treatment

Marriott CEO Sorenson Offers Update on Cancer Treatment

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Marriott keeps growing despite a drop in earnings this quarter. CEO Arne Sorenson is optimistic, even as he prepares for surgery to treat his pancreatic cancer. Sorenson isn't missing his morning workouts, and said he would be healthy for the next earnings call in 2020.

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Case Studies in Wellness Tourism That Go Beyond the Spa: New Skift Research

Case Studies in Wellness Tourism That Go Beyond the Spa: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

Wellness tourism is here for the long term. Understanding what it is today can help stakeholders find their place in this booming sector.

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What Luxe Hospitality Can Learn About Engaging the Senses From a Live-Fire Chef

What Luxe Hospitality Can Learn About Engaging the Senses From a Live-Fire Chef

Colin Nagy, Skift

The state of luxury is evolving and morphing. And the commonality of those who are forging resonant experiences is that they are looking outside of some of the tried-and-true formulas, mining heightened sensory territories that evoke something deeper in guests.

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Executive Q&A: Posadas Is Building a Hospitality Brand Equipped for the Future

Executive Q&A: Posadas Is Building a Hospitality Brand Equipped for the Future

Posadas + Skift

Posadas, the largest hotel operator in Mexico, is looking toward the future of the hospitality business and is taking big steps — including in-depth customer research, new brand concepts, and big investments in technology and marketing — to ensure the company and its brands remain a market leader.

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Boutique Hotels Say They Face Unique Challenges Going Plastics-Free

Boutique Hotels Say They Face Unique Challenges Going Plastics-Free

Micheline Maynard, Skift

For boutique hotels to cut back on plastics, customers have to demand it — and then cooperate.

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China’s Huazhu Group Is Spending $802 Million on a German Hotel Group

China’s Huazhu Group Is Spending $802 Million on a German Hotel Group

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Deutsche Hospitality isn't a massive player on the European hospitality scene, but it has some pretty ambitious plans, ones you would assume that Huazhu would now be able to help execute.

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Wyndham’s Southeast Asia Push and 13 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Wyndham’s Southeast Asia Push and 13 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in hospitality, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has been seeing vast growth in its Southeast Asian market. Meanwhile, small short-term luxury rentals aim to separate themselves from the bigger names to stay in the game.

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The Historic Ritz London Could Sell for $1 Billion

The Historic Ritz London Could Sell for $1 Billion

Jack Sidders, David Hellier and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

London’s super-prime hotels don't go on the market very often. The Ritz London could be the next one as its owners hire a team to pursue a deal. Only a small group of wealthy investors will get a chance to bid on it, but luxury hotel groups could swoop in to nab the storied hotel.

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Marriott Sells St. Regis New York to Qatar for $310 Million

Marriott Sells St. Regis New York to Qatar for $310 Million

Patrick Clark and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Yet another trophy asset for the Qatar Investment Authority, which is making good its plans to take direct stakes in companies and assets in North America and Asia.

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All of Oyo’s Brands Explained: New Skift Research

All of Oyo’s Brands Explained: New Skift Research

Seth Borko and Danni Santana, Skift Research

Oyo's multi-brand strategy speaks to its ambition to expand out of the budget category it started in. For now most of these brands are concentrated in India, which serves as a test market for Oyo. It will be interesting to watch how these regional offerings fare and evolve to fit into foreign markets.

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Wyndham Is Expanding Overseas With Biggest Gains in Southeast Asia

Wyndham Is Expanding Overseas With Biggest Gains in Southeast Asia

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts took drastic measures last year, buying La Quinta Holdings and splitting from its parent company. It had a mixed third quarter, but the company promises to keep pushing into new territory, especially outside the U.S.

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Oyo’s Tech Nightmare for Hotel Owners and 11 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Oyo’s Tech Nightmare for Hotel Owners and 11 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in hospitality, don't miss our deep dive into the struggles hotel owners face with budget chain Oyo. Going back, we take a look at the company's startup six years ago and its strategy to make a profit.

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