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Keeping Up With the Escalating Standards in Luxury Hospitality

Keeping Up With the Escalating Standards in Luxury Hospitality

Colin Nagy, Skift

The level of competition at the ultra-premium end of hospitality is unimaginably high, and it keeps getting higher. Extraordinary service and experiences quickly become table stakes as guest expectations continue to skyrocket. A culture of creativity gives the best hoteliers that distinctive edge.

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Ritz-Carlton Central Park May Be Sold

Ritz-Carlton Central Park May Be Sold

Gillian Tan and Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

A nationwide slowdown in room demand has hit New York City hotels harder than most cities and the owners of Ritz-Carlton Central Park are looking for a way out.

1 week ago

IHG to Launch New Upper-Midscale Brand Atwell Suites

IHG to Launch New Upper-Midscale Brand Atwell Suites

Isaac Carey, Skift

The hotel group is pushing forward on its goal of quickly adding new brands across the hospitality spectrum. The only question is: What will it add next?

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How Accor Developed a Unique Digital Ecosystem to Best Serve Its Hotel Owners

How Accor Developed a Unique Digital Ecosystem to Best Serve Its Hotel Owners

Accor Group + Skift

Hotel groups are constantly developing new digital initiatives to improve the experiences of their hotel guests. Accor believes that the experiences of the hotel owners they work with are just as important.

2 days ago

Consolidation Sweeps European Short-Term Rental Managers With Altido Launch

Consolidation Sweeps European Short-Term Rental Managers With Altido Launch

Sean O'Neill, Skift

As external capital pours into the vacation rental sector, it makes sense that some property management companies believe they need to merge to thrive. It's also notable that Marriott has already begun working with some of Altido's properties for its new homesharing effort.

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Hilton and Lyft Launch Loyalty Partnership

Hilton and Lyft Launch Loyalty Partnership

Grant Martin, Skift

Hilton and Lyft's new loyalty partnership is a win-win for travelers. On one hand, Hilton members get completely free points for riding in Lyfts. On the other, it'll also soon be possible to book rides with extra loyalty points.

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An Accor Deal for Oyo Rival Treebo Could Give It a Brand Foothold in Europe

An Accor Deal for Oyo Rival Treebo Could Give It a Brand Foothold in Europe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Accor is still seemingly on the hunt for acquisitions, and this one is pretty eye-catching. Treebo and its rival Oyo have disrupted the Indian hotel market, and now it looks like they will do the same in Europe and elsewhere.

2 weeks ago

New Skift Research Suggests Homesharing Will Erode Even More Hotel Market Share

New Skift Research Suggests Homesharing Will Erode Even More Hotel Market Share

Haixia Wang , Skift Research

As one of the largest travel sectors, accommodations will continue to grow as travel becomes an even more integral part of consumer lifestyles. Yet it remains to be seen if the disruption from alternative accommodations will fundamentally shake up the entire sector.

2 weeks ago

Equinox Hotels Represents the Next Generation of Lifestyle Branding

Equinox Hotels Represents the Next Generation of Lifestyle Branding

Deanna Ting, Skift

How does a brand become a lifestyle, and vice versa? Equinox is an ideal case study for exploring that very concept.

2 weeks ago

What Happens When Hotels Pledge to Reduce Plastics?

What Happens When Hotels Pledge to Reduce Plastics?

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

It's one thing for a hotel to join a coalition and promise to reduce its plastic footprint, and another to make measurable progress.

2 weeks ago

Who’s Cracked the Code on High-End Homesharing?

Who’s Cracked the Code on High-End Homesharing?

Colin Nagy, Skift

ThirdHome just might have the winning formula on what affluent homeowners want when sharing properties. Scaling quality and keeping up a high level of trust will be key as it grows.

2 weeks ago

IHG Likes Third-Party Bookings and 4 Other Hospitality Trends this Week

IHG Likes Third-Party Bookings and 4 Other Hospitality Trends this Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in hospitality, IHG goes its own way when it comes to reservations, Cvent is having trouble attracting group bookings, and Choice Hotels hopes to expand its presence in the upscale market.

2 weeks ago