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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Looks to Prevent Blackstone From Buying Its Rival

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Looks to Prevent Blackstone From Buying Its Rival

Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Consolidation is happening throughout the hospitality industry, and not just among the brands.

1 week ago

Accor’s Interest in Air France-KLM and 11 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Accor’s Interest in Air France-KLM and 11 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, we took a macro view on AccorHotels' interest in Air France-KLM and what it takes to become a superbrand of travel. Lest we forget about the small stuff, we also took a micro view on the value of luxury soap in hotel bathrooms.

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Rethinking the Tech Stack: Hotels Find Hidden Benefits as They Seek to Streamline Revenue and Distribution

Rethinking the Tech Stack: Hotels Find Hidden Benefits as They Seek to Streamline Revenue and Distribution

Duetto + Skift

The hotel industry is slowly making headway updating its "tech stack" software. While this type of technology has long been focused on helping properties boost revenue, today’s solutions offer a range of cross-functional applications and benefits that can “connect the dots” between a wide variety of business goals.

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Marriott CEO on Tech Giants: ‘We Are in an Absolute War for Who Owns the Customer’

Marriott CEO on Tech Giants: ‘We Are in an Absolute War for Who Owns the Customer’

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, along with his fellow hotel CEOs are right: It's not the "disruptors" like Airbnb that are the biggest threat, but the already established tech giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Alibaba, and others that are the real competition for the hotel industry.

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Skift Podcast: Why Marriott Is So Attached to Its 30 Brands

Skift Podcast: Why Marriott Is So Attached to Its 30 Brands

Hannah Sampson, Skift

One of the big questions when Marriott bought Starwood was which brands would survive. Executives at the company had the same question, and global brand officer Tina Edmundson explains what went into the decision to keep all 30.

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CEO Interview: Reimagining the Hotel Suite in the Battle Against Airbnb

CEO Interview: Reimagining the Hotel Suite in the Battle Against Airbnb

Suiteness + Skift

Airbnb lets today’s travelers book spacious accommodations easily and affordably. Hotels trying to compete by making a few “millennial-friendly” tweaks aren’t going to cut it. With Suiteness, hotels can simplify the way they sell their multi-room inventory and stand out in an increasingly crowded market.

2 weeks ago

Caesars Bets on Growing Its Business With Non-Gaming Hotels

Caesars Bets on Growing Its Business With Non-Gaming Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

We’re putting our money on the Cromwell and LINQ brands to do well with the hotel owner/developer set, which is increasingly looking for upscale lifestyle and select-service brands. As for the Caesars Palace and Flamingo brands — they're so inextricably tied to Vegas and to gaming, it'll be hard to convince guests otherwise.

2 weeks ago

It’s Not Just Airbnb — HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

It’s Not Just Airbnb — HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

Dennis Schaal, Skift

While Airbnb has been brashly adding independent hotels, HomeAway has been quietly doing the same — although it has been using an entirely different business model given its ties to parent Expedia. Curation may have its place, but all of these companies realize that the more inventory and choice they give consumers, the more likely they are to spend on a stay.

2 weeks ago

Thailand-Based Hotel and Restaurant Giant Minor to Take Over NH Hotels

Thailand-Based Hotel and Restaurant Giant Minor to Take Over NH Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

AccorHotels and the rest of the hotel industry have some competition in their respective quests to get bigger.

2 weeks ago

What Accor’s Interest in Air France-KLM Means for the Travel Industry

What Accor’s Interest in Air France-KLM Means for the Travel Industry

Deanna Ting, Skift

AccorHotels, Airbnb, and everyone else in travel are clearly thinking about what it'll take to be the "super brand of travel" before other mega brands like Amazon and Google deepen their own investments in the travel space.

2 weeks ago

All Attention Focused on This Singapore Hotel As Trump-Kim Meeting Nears

All Attention Focused on This Singapore Hotel As Trump-Kim Meeting Nears

Keith Zhai andJason Koutsoukis, Bloomberg

Singapore is no stranger to hosting events for world leaders. But can the city/state island handle one of the biggest summits since the end of the Cold War?

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Spain’s Barcelo Eyes HNA’s Stake in NH Hotels

Spain’s Barcelo Eyes HNA’s Stake in NH Hotels

Vinicy Chan and Manuel Baigorri, Bloomberg

Despite having an offer turned down earlier this year, Barcelo still appears keen on NH Hotels. Buying a minority stake would likely be the first step to consolidation within the Spanish hotel sector.

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