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Hyatt Is Pursuing Its ‘Asset-Lighter’ Strategy With Plan to Sell More Properties

Hyatt Is Pursuing Its ‘Asset-Lighter’ Strategy With Plan to Sell More Properties

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's hard to predict where markets will go, but it seems Hyatt is selling these two properties at an opportune time. How much higher can hotel real estate prices go?

1 week ago

Hilton’s CEO Says New York’s Waldorf Astoria Is Not for Sale

Hilton’s CEO Says New York’s Waldorf Astoria Is Not for Sale

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Sure, it's not for sale. But wouldn't things be easier for everyone if it was?

2 weeks ago

Hilton CEO Believes Direct Booking Campaign Is Key to Improved Guest Experience

Hilton CEO Believes Direct Booking Campaign Is Key to Improved Guest Experience

Deanna Ting, Skift

The direct booking wars are the true infinity war, at least in hospitality. In other words, don't expect a truce anytime soon.

2 weeks ago

Wyndham Hotel Group Is Still in Deal-Making Mode

Wyndham Hotel Group Is Still in Deal-Making Mode

Deanna Ting, Skift

What else could — or should — Wyndham buy this year? Or what new brands could it possibly add at this point?

2 weeks ago

Duetto Raises $80 Million to Give Hotel Booking an E-Commerce Makeover

Duetto Raises $80 Million to Give Hotel Booking an E-Commerce Makeover

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Duetto has raised more money to ramp up its operations and continue to develop its hotel revenue management platform. The space is crowded, but powerful software-as-a-service tools are needed desperately by hotel revenue managers.

2 weeks ago

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Operating and Branding Strategies for Hotel Owners

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Operating and Branding Strategies for Hotel Owners

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

There may not be a "one size fits all" model for all hotel properties, but our latest research report highlights key items for hotel owners to think about when it comes to operating structures and branding strategies in today's environment.

2 weeks ago

Smart Hotel Guest Rooms Are Almost Here

Smart Hotel Guest Rooms Are Almost Here

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The smart guest room of the future is still in development. A strong return on investment for hotel owners who invest in updated technology, however, will help push these innovations into the mainstream.

2 weeks ago

Blackstone Has Its Eye on Hotel Assets It Sold to Anbang

Blackstone Has Its Eye on Hotel Assets It Sold to Anbang

Bloomberg

Blackstone has its eyes on the assets it sold, and knows it can now get them at a fraction of the cost if it wants them. Not a bad position to be in.

2 weeks ago

Carlson Rezidor Is Rebranding Itself as Radisson Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Is Rebranding Itself as Radisson Hotel Group

Deanna Ting, Skift

Carlson Rezidor hasn't taken advantage of its vast potential. This new name and strategy may help.

2 weeks ago

Getting Rid of Steve Wynn Could Help the Gaming Company in Giant Macau Market

Getting Rid of Steve Wynn Could Help the Gaming Company in Giant Macau Market

Daniela Wei and Bruce Einhorn, Bloomberg

The new license was going to be tough, and Wynn's behavior would have been a factor. The hotel giant needs to make sure it has serious and talented management in place now that he's gone – he can't be secretly operating behind the scenes.

2 weeks ago

Hotels Reveal Distribution Strategies and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Hotels Reveal Distribution Strategies and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Airbnb announced a partnership with SiteMinder and Steve Wynn resigned as CEO of Wynn Resorts amid sexual misconduct allegations. For a longer read, don't miss our analysis of the love-hate relationship between hotels and online travel agencies.

2 weeks ago

South Africa Hotel Operator Plans Tapping Its Own Water Supply to Battle Drought

South Africa Hotel Operator Plans Tapping Its Own Water Supply to Battle Drought

Thembisile Dzonzi, Bloomberg

Hotel guests lacking ice, saunas, and swimming pools could soon be relatively minor concerns when considering the drought in South Africa. But Tsogo Sun is smart to work ahead. Building your own desalination plant, though, isn't free so this solution isn't available to every hotel.

2 weeks ago