Hotels

No Trump Revenue Bump So Far at his Controversial Washington Hotel

No Trump Revenue Bump So Far at his Controversial Washington Hotel

Caleb Melby and Bill Allison, Bloomberg

Trump's financial disclosures don't provide a full picture about the health of his hotel assets and income. With three pending lawsuits alleging that his holdings violate the U.S. Constitution's emoluments clause, we should learn more in due time.

1 week ago

Consumers Are Facing a Glut of Loyalty Programs in Hospitality

Consumers Are Facing a Glut of Loyalty Programs in Hospitality

Dave Montali, Skift

With OTAs offering their own loyalty programs consumers are faced with endless programs in the hotel space. Everyone is a loyalty program member everywhere, that's loyalty in 2017.

2 weeks ago

Hyatt Plays Hardball With Expedia Over Contract Negotiations

Hyatt Plays Hardball With Expedia Over Contract Negotiations

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hyatt, like every other hotel company out there, wants to get better rates from online travel agencies like Expedia. But does it have the scale (and the muscle) to do it?

2 weeks ago

Most Hotel CEOs Dismiss Airbnb’s Impact But Demand Level Playing Field

Most Hotel CEOs Dismiss Airbnb’s Impact But Demand Level Playing Field

Deanna Ting, Skift

Most CEOs said the same thing they’ve said about Airbnb countless times before — ‘We need a level playing field’ — but there are signs that some are starting to take the $31 billion alternative accommodations provider a bit more seriously.

2 weeks ago

A Scenario-Based Guide to Hotels for Business Travel in Hong Kong

A Scenario-Based Guide to Hotels for Business Travel in Hong Kong

Colin Nagy, Skift

A quick, no-nonsense guide to where to stay for business trips in one of the world's most spectacular cities: Hong Kong.

2 weeks ago

Upscale Hotel Brands Are Forgoing FitTech to Focus on Holistic Wellness

Upscale Hotel Brands Are Forgoing FitTech to Focus on Holistic Wellness

Greg Oates, Skift

Hotel brands are developing more all-encompassing wellness retreats and partnering with trendy health brands in an attempt to deliver transformative travel experiences.

2 weeks ago

Business of Loyalty: The Assault on Redemptions and Airline Loyalty

Business of Loyalty: The Assault on Redemptions and Airline Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

Are old-school U.S. airlines too focused on short-term profits and competing against low-cost carriers to deliver a quality product to their loyal passengers?

2 weeks ago

Trump Hotels CEO Says Business Has ‘Zero Conflict’ With Presidential Restrictions

Trump Hotels CEO Says Business Has ‘Zero Conflict’ With Presidential Restrictions

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

As for those "zero conflicts," that Trump Hotels has with the President, let's just see how that lawsuit from the attorneys general of D.C. and Maryland goes.

2 weeks ago

Interview: Ian Schrager on the Next Generation of Boutique Hotels

Interview: Ian Schrager on the Next Generation of Boutique Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

The next generation of boutique hotels, according to Ian Schrager, is about adding technology and business smarts to the tried-and-true formula that he and other boutique pioneers perfected nearly 40 years ago.

2 weeks ago

Hotel CEOs Push Back on Trump And 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Hotel CEOs Push Back on Trump And 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Daniel Peltier, Skift

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

2 weeks ago

Four Seasons CEO Sees ‘Airbnb Effect’ in Luxury Hospitality

Four Seasons CEO Sees ‘Airbnb Effect’ in Luxury Hospitality

Kim Chipman, Bloomberg

At a time when most hotel CEOs say Airbnb isn't a threat at all, Smith is one of the few who seems to be paying much closer attention than most to its potential impact on his company's business.

3 weeks ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: InterContinental CEO on Guests Who Want It All

Skift Backstage Podcast: InterContinental CEO on Guests Who Want It All

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear insight from a leading hotel executive about the quest to get customers in the door — and understand them better.

3 weeks ago