Hotels

Marriott CEO Sees the Line Between Leisure and Business Travel Blurring

Marriott CEO Sees the Line Between Leisure and Business Travel Blurring

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Marriott recognizes that business travelers want more than just fast Wi-Fi, convenient locations, and flexible cancellation policies. CEO Arne Sorenson is right to be considering the kind of emotional experience the hotel company is delivering to road warriors.

6 days ago

Launching Skift Take Studio Series 2017

Launching Skift Take Studio Series 2017

Jason Clampet, Skift

Discover what travel's top innovators have to say about the industry in short, exclusive interviews from this year's Skift Global Forum.

6 days ago

Jumeirah Hotels Is Launching a New Lifestyle Brand in Early 2018

Jumeirah Hotels Is Launching a New Lifestyle Brand in Early 2018

Deanna Ting, Skift

Brand proliferation continues, but we wonder: Will there be a point where there are simply just too many hotel brands out there? Or have we already reached it?

7 days ago

Study Hotels Founder on Why True Independence Matters More Than Ever

Study Hotels Founder on Why True Independence Matters More Than Ever

Deanna Ting, Skift

When everyone else in hospitality is going asset light or turning to soft brands, Study Hotels is content to do its own thing and at its own pace.

1 week ago

Video: IHG CEO on Where He’ll Break New Ground

Video: IHG CEO on Where He’ll Break New Ground

Dan Peltier, Skift

Barr is touting his experience in China and his company's long presence there as an advantage in understanding global consumer trends. But is that enough to raise the company's cool factor in western markets?

1 week ago

Airbnb’s Split Payments and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb’s Split Payments and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, AccorHotels' Onefinestay and Hilton's Conrad are stepping up in the luxury space, and Airbnb launched long-awaited split payments for group travel.

1 week ago

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Video: How Emily Fischer, Founder of Haptic Lab, Uses Design to Drive Positive Change

Video: How Emily Fischer, Founder of Haptic Lab, Uses Design to Drive Positive Change

The Unbound Collection by Hyatt™ + Skift

Through her design studio, Haptic Lab, Emily Fischer seeks to bring about transparency, simplicity, sustainability and consciousness in the way products are created and designed.

1 week ago

Marriott Edges Out Hyatt for Top Honors in J.D. Power’s Hotel Loyalty Survey

Marriott Edges Out Hyatt for Top Honors in J.D. Power’s Hotel Loyalty Survey

Deanna Ting, Skift

Should other hotel loyalty programs follow World of Hyatt's lead in being much more revenue-based and geared toward high-end travelers? This survey's findings seem to suggest it, but we have some reservations.

2 weeks ago

Video: Aman Resorts Places Big Bet on City Hotels

Video: Aman Resorts Places Big Bet on City Hotels

Brian Sumers, Skift

Aman is still not an ordinary hotel company. But it's no longer as unusual as it once was. It's a little more mainstream.

2 weeks ago

Hotel Chains Are Scrambling to Keep Up With Demand in Africa

Hotel Chains Are Scrambling to Keep Up With Demand in Africa

Richard Holmes, Skift

Despite its infrastructure challenges and a reputation for red tape, the world’s biggest hotel brands can’t seem to get enough of Africa. With thousands of rooms in the development pipeline, African cities will soon be festooned with a slew of international brands. It’s good news for global travelers and local economies alike.

2 weeks ago

Trump Panama Hotel Owners Want His Name Removed

Trump Panama Hotel Owners Want His Name Removed

Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press

Trump Soho wasn't the first, and it likely won't be the last of Trump's hotels that want to dump the Trump name.

2 weeks ago

8 Financial Themes Shaping the Hotel Industry in 2018 and Beyond

8 Financial Themes Shaping the Hotel Industry in 2018 and Beyond

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

After pouring over third quarter earnings results and investor calls, it’s clear the big hotel chains have embarked on a new, but potentially arduous road.

2 weeks ago