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Minor Hotels Seeks Scale to Capture More of the Chinese Travel Market

Minor Hotels Seeks Scale to Capture More of the Chinese Travel Market

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

In the current business environment, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single hotelier in possession of a healthy bank account must be in want of more hotels, and more brands.

1 week ago

The Roadblocks Airbnb Must Tackle on Its Way to Possible IPO: Skift’s Latest Research

The Roadblocks Airbnb Must Tackle on Its Way to Possible IPO: Skift’s Latest Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

What is hurting Airbnb’s ability to see true success? Increasing regulation, the company’s potential impact on local housing markets and the traditional hotel sector, and the company’s increasing role in hospitality and accommodation distribution. In this report, we attack all three.

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What European Luxury Hotels Can Learn From Their Midscale Cousins

What European Luxury Hotels Can Learn From Their Midscale Cousins

Laura Powell, Skift

Maybe it’s because Europe has a higher percentage of independent hotels. Maybe it’s because Europe is made up of so many distinct cultures. Regardless, it seems that for some reason, in Europe, hospitality industry innovation tilts toward individuality. Analysts tell us why that is the case.

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Executive Q&A: Susanne Hatje of Mandarin Oriental, New York on Thriving in an Ultra-Competitive Luxury Market

Executive Q&A: Susanne Hatje of Mandarin Oriental, New York on Thriving in an Ultra-Competitive Luxury Market

Mandarin Oriental + Skift

It can be hard to hold the attention of New York visitors for more than 15 minutes, let alone 15 years. But Mandarin Oriental, New York has managed to thrive in the city’s competitive luxury hotel sector, reinventing itself with an ever-changing mix of unique amenities, growing ties to the local neighborhood, and an ongoing commitment to top-tier service.

3 weeks ago

Hyatt Adds Spa While Dropping Vacation Partners From Loyalty Program

Hyatt Adds Spa While Dropping Vacation Partners From Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

Hyatt certainly has been creative in experimenting with ways to use loyalty points this year. Its latest move allows its World of Hyatt members to redeem points for spa experiences at Exhale properties.

1 week ago

Hyatt to Buy Two Roads Hospitality for $480 Million

Hyatt to Buy Two Roads Hospitality for $480 Million

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hyatt’s M&A strategy might be best summarized as this: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

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Luxury Hotel Loyalty Programs Are Missing Out on Experiences

Luxury Hotel Loyalty Programs Are Missing Out on Experiences

Deanna Ting, Skift

... But we have a feeling that things are certainly shifting in that area as more luxury brands see themselves as "experience platforms."

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Hyatt Adds Spa Biz to Loyalty and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Hyatt Adds Spa Biz to Loyalty and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, wellness is top of mind. Equinox goes deeper into travel, and World of Hyatt loyalty members can now earn and redeem points for fitness classes and spa treatments at participating Exhale locations.

2 weeks ago

Luxury Hotels Double Down on the Minibar

Luxury Hotels Double Down on the Minibar

Kerry Medina, Bloomberg

Why go mini when you can go maxi? At least, that's how enterprising luxury hoteliers are thinking of this in-room mainstay.

2 weeks ago

Hyatt Adds Its Spa Business Exhale to Loyalty Program

Hyatt Adds Its Spa Business Exhale to Loyalty Program

Deanna Ting, Skift

This makes a ton of sense for World of Hyatt, but again will scale prove to be a challenge for Hyatt and for Exhale?

2 weeks ago

New York City Is Home to the Most Expensive Hotel Suite in America

New York City Is Home to the Most Expensive Hotel Suite in America

Cator Sparks, Bloomberg

Whenever you start to complain about the price of your hotel room (or Airbnb) in New York City, just think of this place.

2 weeks ago

Hilton, Hyatt, and Blackstone Eyeing Belmond Hotels

Hilton, Hyatt, and Blackstone Eyeing Belmond Hotels

Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

These potential suitors all have their own reasons for wanting to buy Belmond, but a bigger question looms as to why the company is deciding to put itself up for sale now after years of rebuffing the idea and years of underperformance.

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