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Luxury Hotelier Jumeirah to Launch Neighborhood-Friendly Brand in 2019

Luxury Hotelier Jumeirah to Launch Neighborhood-Friendly Brand in 2019

Deanna Ting, Skift

And not only that, but it's also jumping on the luxury soft brand collection bandwagon, too.

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Why U.S. Travelers Return to the Same Spots: New Skift Research

Why U.S. Travelers Return to the Same Spots: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

Creating customer loyalty can be a challenge for brands in the travel industry, and this is especially true for destinations. The results of Skift Research’s U.S. Repeat Visitation Survey help decode visitors who choose to return to destinations.

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Why Is It Getting Harder for Boutique Hotel Brands to Expand in Asia?

Why Is It Getting Harder for Boutique Hotel Brands to Expand in Asia?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Boutique American and European hotel brands aim to expand in Asia, but will soon realize it’s more difficult than they imagined, and it’s only going to get harder. Here’s why, and how they can make a go of it.

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CEO Interview: Franck Gervais of AccorHotels Europe, on What European Hospitality Looks Like Today

CEO Interview: Franck Gervais of AccorHotels Europe, on What European Hospitality Looks Like Today

AccorHotels + Skift

Europe’s appetite for cutting-edge design, community-driven approaches, and contemporary food and beverage concepts is constantly evolving. Hotel brands, developers, and other leaders in the industry should take note.

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Data Breach Adds to Marriott’s Ongoing Loyalty Merger Challenges

Data Breach Adds to Marriott’s Ongoing Loyalty Merger Challenges

Grant Martin, Skift

In the midst of ironing out the kinks in its newly merged loyalty program, Marriott was hit with news of a massive data breach last week. Revealed on Friday, the breach affects over 500 million former Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty members.

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Marriott Contract Vote in San Francisco Could End Recent Labor Strife

Marriott Contract Vote in San Francisco Could End Recent Labor Strife

Associated Press

While the strike in San Francisco may soon end, Marriott faces labor issues in many cities around the U.S.

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Airbnb Touts One of Its Most Valuable Assets as It Prepares for IPO

Airbnb Touts One of Its Most Valuable Assets as It Prepares for IPO

Deanna Ting, Skift

Combatting host fatigue is a very real thing, but it'll probably take a lot more than this from Airbnb to make sure those Superhosts remain loyal.

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Marriott’s Data Breach and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Marriott’s Data Breach and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality, Marriott revealed a gargantuan security breach involving 500 million Starwood guests. And, as Airbnb continues on its path to going public, the company hired a longtime Amazon executive as its new chief financial officer.

2 weeks ago

Hotelier Ian Schrager Thinks Co-Living Is the Future of Hospitality

Hotelier Ian Schrager Thinks Co-Living Is the Future of Hospitality

Benjamin Solomon, Bloomberg

Here at Skift, we've been preaching this word for awhile now. Can we say we told you so?

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Loyalty Points Were Also a Target in Marriott Hack

Loyalty Points Were Also a Target in Marriott Hack

Jenny Surane and Katherine Chiglinsky, Bloomberg

We look forward to reading complaints in points message boards by hackers to dissatisfied with Marriott's new redemption structure.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Drops Proposed Tax Collection Deal With Mexico

Airbnb Drops Proposed Tax Collection Deal With Mexico

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Airbnb may have another crack at a deal with Mexico's new administration, but it's unclear whether a new attempt would be successful.

2 weeks ago

Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Joins a Decade-Long List of Hotel Data Exposures

Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Joins a Decade-Long List of Hotel Data Exposures

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Several years ago, the hotel industry fought U.S. federal watchdog efforts to fine chains for negligent data protection practices, arguing that hotels had things under control. Hmm. A rash of hotel security incidents since then undercuts the claims of hotels, which need to take a more bank-like approach to data protection.

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