Hotels

Hilton CEO: Spinoffs Have Freed Us Up for Organic Growth, More Direct Bookings

Hilton CEO: Spinoffs Have Freed Us Up for Organic Growth, More Direct Bookings

Deanna Ting, Skift

For Hilton, focusing on building direct customer relationships, improving loyalty, and launching new brands will always be top priorities, at least for this year.

1 week ago

A Portuguese Hotel Group Is Charging Below-Market Rates, Angering Rivals

A Portuguese Hotel Group Is Charging Below-Market Rates, Angering Rivals

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

That's capitalism. Private equity firms swooped in to buy hotels when the market was weak and now they are positioned to undercut the competition. No one ever accused private equity of playing fair.

1 week ago

Hotel Revenue Managers Say They Want a Revolution

Hotel Revenue Managers Say They Want a Revolution

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Change has not come as fast as a 2010 survey had predicted. This study offers a few reasons why, but misses a big one: The industry is in desperate need of loud champions of new techniques and strategies.

1 week ago

What Marriott Learned From Starwood’s Loyalty and Digital Expertise

What Marriott Learned From Starwood’s Loyalty and Digital Expertise

Deanna Ting, Skift

Big data, AI, and geo-fencing are coming together to reshape the hotel guest experience, and their combined influence will no doubt change the way hotel brands manage their loyalty programs.

2 weeks ago

Trump Hotels CEO on Domestic Growth and 9 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Trump Hotels CEO on Domestic Growth and 9 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week.

2 weeks ago

Singapore Hotels Seek Rebound by Moving Away From Luxury

Singapore Hotels Seek Rebound by Moving Away From Luxury

Aradhana Aravindan, Reuters

Singapore overbuilt luxury hotel rooms. Changing business traveler tastes spelled trouble for the Southeast Asian country which is now witnessing a rising popularity in new mid-scale hotels.

2 weeks ago

Rezidor Hotels Points to Terrorism and Oil Prices as Earnings Wane

Rezidor Hotels Points to Terrorism and Oil Prices as Earnings Wane

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While Rezidor is still suffering from the impact of terrorism, its outlook is likely to improve if and when it is taken over by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, which would undoubtedly help it capture a bigger slice of the tourism market.

2 weeks ago

AccorHotels Plans to Test Selling Flights on Its Website

AccorHotels Plans to Test Selling Flights on Its Website

Deanna Ting, Skift

Leave it to AccorHotels to be a pioneer. Whether it's buying an alternative accommodations provider like onefinestay or adding independent hotels to its online booking channels, the company isn't afraid to pilot new concepts and ways of doing things.

2 weeks ago

Caribbean Resort Licensing Deal Tests Trump’s Promise of No New Foreign Projects

Caribbean Resort Licensing Deal Tests Trump’s Promise of No New Foreign Projects

Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press

This won't the be the last report of a number of potential conflicts on interest with the Trump Organization and its future business plans.

2 weeks ago

Rethinking Sustainable Tourism — Digital Marketing News This Week

Rethinking Sustainable Tourism — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressman, Skift

Overtourism is a growing problem, so it's heartening to see Booking.com taking on the problem of sustainability in an innovative way. That said, it's still too early to tell if this is a genuine commitment to sustainability, or just a "feel-good" move to create PR headlines.

2 weeks ago

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Skift Trends Brief: The Trends Shaping Luxury Meetings and Events in 2017

Skift Trends Brief: The Trends Shaping Luxury Meetings and Events in 2017

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts + Skift

As attendees demand more immersive, authentic and unique experiences, the next generation of meetings deliver content that resonates both professionally and personally.

2 weeks ago

Trump Hotels CEO Interview: With International Expansion off the Table, Domestic Growth Gets Full Focus

Trump Hotels CEO Interview: With International Expansion off the Table, Domestic Growth Gets Full Focus

Deanna Ting, Skift

The hotel business will always be a challenging one, regardless of whether your founder happens to be the 45th President of the United States or not. Whether the Trump Hotels company can continue its focus on domestic growth, while avoiding the many conflicts of interest and challenges that arise in this unprecedented situation, we'll have to wait and see.

2 weeks ago