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Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Wants a Closer Relationship With Corporate Travel Agents

Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Wants a Closer Relationship With Corporate Travel Agents

Patrick Whyte, Skift

In a tougher operating environment, it makes sense to look at new ways to attract more business. Whitbread has been one of the few hotel chains to totally ignore online travel agents in the past. Now it's signaling a change in strategy at least for corporate customers.

2 weeks ago

Hyatt’s Partnership With Headspace Elevates Wellness Strategy

Hyatt’s Partnership With Headspace Elevates Wellness Strategy

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Hyatt Hotels is teaming up with meditation and wellness company Headspace to help its guests and employees lead healthier lives while traveling and working. Is this the way to gain their hearts and minds?

2 weeks ago

MGM Resorts Enters Deal With Private Equity Giant Blackstone Over Las Vegas Properties

MGM Resorts Enters Deal With Private Equity Giant Blackstone Over Las Vegas Properties

Nancy Trejos, Skift

MGM Resorts has agreed to sell two of its most notable Las Vegas properties, MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay, to a joint venture including real estate giant Blackstone. The company is going asset-light following its sale of the Bellagio last year.

2 weeks ago

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Augmented Hospitality is Changing the Way We Experience Cities

Augmented Hospitality is Changing the Way We Experience Cities

Accor Group + Skift

As new concepts of urban living evolve and cities become even more attractive destinations for both working and living, hospitality brands will need to rethink the role they play for visitors and locals alike.

7 days ago

Oyo Axes Staff and Pares Back Ambitions: Where Does It Go From Here?

Oyo Axes Staff and Pares Back Ambitions: Where Does It Go From Here?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Those unbelievable expansion numbers that Ritesh Agarwal used to rattle off? We won’t be hearing them again in 2020. The Oyo founder is forced to think of business sustainability. Let’s see if he’s adept at it.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Cracks Down on Party Houses and 9 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Airbnb Cracks Down on Party Houses and 9 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in hospitality news, Airbnb began its promised crackdown on party houses in Los Angeles, plus Marriott is still waiting to see exactly how much it has to pay in European fines stemming from a massive data breach.

2 weeks ago

Rivalries Between Boutique Hotels Heat Up in College Towns

Rivalries Between Boutique Hotels Heat Up in College Towns

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Graduate Hotels has grown to 22 hotels in college towns in six years. Now it intends to face down new competition by branching out to larger urban markets where it can continue to appeal to people involved in universities but also attract other clientele.

3 weeks ago

Will Concierge Fashion Services Shape Luxury Travel?

Will Concierge Fashion Services Shape Luxury Travel?

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Luxury travel, fashion concierge services have started taking off, and different companies are vying to grab the top spot. Right now it seems the front-runner is Rent the Runway, but more niche brands could find traction too.

3 weeks ago

A New Market for On-Demand Luxury Fashion Delivers

A New Market for On-Demand Luxury Fashion Delivers

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Rental is the future of fashion, and the trend could transform how we pack and plan for upcoming trips. What businesses are ready to serve the demand?

3 weeks ago

Hotel Development Plans in Washington, D.C. Hit a Supply-and-Demand Snag

Hotel Development Plans in Washington, D.C. Hit a Supply-and-Demand Snag

Nancy Trejos, Skift

More people are visiting the U.S. capital, but occupancy rates and revenue per room have not budged much. Chalk it up to an old-fashioned economics problem of supply and demand, but that's not stopping developers from building more hotels.

3 weeks ago

Minor’s NH Swoops Up Portfolio Paving Way for More Anantara Hotels in Europe

Minor’s NH Swoops Up Portfolio Paving Way for More Anantara Hotels in Europe

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Getting not one but eight fancy hotels in prime locations in Europe in one fell swoop is a rare deal, and Thailand’s Minor International is off to a good start in 2020 with this coup by its subsidiary NH Hotel Group.

3 weeks ago

Latest Funding for The Guild Showcases New Housing Model for Business Travelers

Latest Funding for The Guild Showcases New Housing Model for Business Travelers

Nancy Trejos, Skift

The Guild, a hospitality startup, is not quite a hotel but not quite Airbnb. It's betting on $25 million in new funding to expand its apartment-like accommodations to urban centers to attract more business travelers.

3 weeks ago