Articles tagged “accor”

Hotels Finally Embrace Homesharing: Now What?

Hotels Finally Embrace Homesharing: Now What?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Just as challenging as it is for Airbnb to offer more hotel-like options, it seems in some ways even more daunting for hotel companies to start offering more Airbnb-like accommodations.

2 months ago

How Accor Landed Its First Orient Express Hotel in Bangkok Bumping a Planned Marriott Edition

How Accor Landed Its First Orient Express Hotel in Bangkok Bumping a Planned Marriott Edition

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Christmas comes early for Accor, which announced its first Orient-Express Hotel in Bangkok, a 154-room property that was originally meant to be an Edition hotel. But there is still much for Accor to do as luxury players find the old new brand "confusing."

2 months ago

AccorHotels Wants to Buy Out Its Largest Eastern European Franchisee

AccorHotels Wants to Buy Out Its Largest Eastern European Franchisee

Deanna Ting, Skift

Why go asset light when you can be asset right, or get into "active asset management" as AccorHotels likes to call it?

3 months ago

AccorHotels Balances Asset-Light and Acquisition Strategies: New Skift Research Report

AccorHotels Balances Asset-Light and Acquisition Strategies: New Skift Research Report

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

With the sale of a majority stake in the company's owned and leased hotel business, AccorHotels is a more stable, nimble company, with the ability to pursue additional acquisitions and other strategic initiatives. In our latest research report, we break down what going asset-light means for the company and tackle ways of measuring the success of its M&A strategy.

3 months ago

AccorHotels Is Still Struggling to Make Onefinestay and John Paul Profitable

AccorHotels Is Still Struggling to Make Onefinestay and John Paul Profitable

Deanna Ting, Skift

The first step to making things right is to admit things are wrong, followed by figuring out how to make things right again. At this point, we're not sure we know how AccorHotels wants to fix its problems with Onefinestay and John Paul, but at least it admits something is wrong.

4 months ago

SBE CEO Warns of the Wal-Mart Risk in Hospitality

SBE CEO Warns of the Wal-Mart Risk in Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can you ever really have the independence to do your own thing and have all that scale? SBE's Sam Nazarian will find out soon enough.

4 months ago

25hours Hotels Pilots Its Own Concierge Service for Local Communities

25hours Hotels Pilots Its Own Concierge Service for Local Communities

Deanna Ting, Skift

Another day, another attempt from a hotel company to reinvent the role of the hotel concierge.

5 months ago

What You Need to Know About the Possible Sale of Luxury Hotelier Belmond

What You Need to Know About the Possible Sale of Luxury Hotelier Belmond

Deanna Ting, Skift

Shareholders are no doubt elated, but luxury travelers are concerned. They don't want Belmond to become another Ritz-Carlton, and get folded into another mega-hospitality giant.

7 months ago

HNA Group May Sell Radisson to Rival Chinese Conglomerate Jin Jiang

HNA Group May Sell Radisson to Rival Chinese Conglomerate Jin Jiang

Bloomberg

Nearly two years after HNA Group announced it would sell off Radisson Hotel Group to pay off some of its mounting debt, another Chinese conglomerate wants to add to its portfolio. Jin Jiang has been patiently growing its hospitality holdings, but may end up in a similar debt trap to HNA Group in the end.

7 months ago

Hyatt’s $22 Million Charge Underscores Hotels’ Homesharing Struggles

Hyatt’s $22 Million Charge Underscores Hotels’ Homesharing Struggles

Deanna Ting, Skift

Seems like both Hyatt and AccorHotels are struggling to find ways to make private accommodations work with their current business models. But we don't think they should give up hope just yet.

7 months ago

AccorHotels Finally Combines Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel Loyalty Programs With Its Own

AccorHotels Finally Combines Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel Loyalty Programs With Its Own

Deanna Ting, Skift

There's so much more AccorHotels could be doing with its loyalty program, including integrating it with its Accor Local mobile app. For now, however, the company seems more focused on making sure it doesn't upset any elite loyalty members from Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel.

8 months ago

AccorHotels Is Buying Half of SBE Entertainment Group for $319 Million

AccorHotels Is Buying Half of SBE Entertainment Group for $319 Million

Deanna Ting, Skift

This AccorHotels investment in SBE aligns with its strategy for growth in North America as it adds more properties in key cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Miami. It does, though, contradict, in some respects, the chain's push to go asset-light.

8 months ago