Articles tagged “accor”

Belmond Looks to Solidify Its Brand Image Against Competitor With Its Old Name

Belmond Looks to Solidify Its Brand Image Against Competitor With Its Old Name

Laura Powell, Skift

While part of the goal of Belmond's new branding campaign is to establish itself as an entity apart from its former Orient Express moniker, we wonder if the images it presents may be just a little too reminiscent of its former self.

3 days ago

AccorHotels Bids $930 Million for Australia’s Mantra Group

AccorHotels Bids $930 Million for Australia’s Mantra Group

Zoe Ma, Bloomberg

After pursuing companies in a host of different sectors, this deal looks like a relatively straightforward one for AccorHotels. The purchase of Mantra Group gives Accor a much-needed boost in the Asia-Pacific region.

2 weeks ago

AccorHotels Buys Into Orient Express to Remake an Iconic Brand

AccorHotels Buys Into Orient Express to Remake an Iconic Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While some of the deals done by AccorHotels have raised eyebrows, this one seems like a good strategic fit. The Orient Express brand is known the world over and will give AccorHotels a greater presence in the luxury space.

2 weeks ago

AccorHotels Makes Acquisition to Deliver Other Hotel Brands to Travel Agencies

AccorHotels Makes Acquisition to Deliver Other Hotel Brands to Travel Agencies

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Europe’s largest hotelier continues to pursue CEO Sébastien Bazin's goal of diversification. Valued at about $117 million, Gekko Group will help AccorHotels grow its business-to-business services.

3 weeks ago

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

So much for taking a summer vacation. This year, the hotel industry was busy making major moves and investments, as well as launching new brands, properties, and policies.

2 months ago

InterContinental Hotels Won’t Rush to Follow Rivals Into Alternative Accommodations

InterContinental Hotels Won’t Rush to Follow Rivals Into Alternative Accommodations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

InterContinental's new CEO Keith Barr seems happy — for now — to carry on with the work done by his predecessor. While rivals have explored other areas, IHG keeps doing the same thing, although it is developing a new midscale brand. Only time will tell which strategy is right.

2 months ago

Hyatt Is Investing in the Sharing Economy Again, This Time With Oasis

Hyatt Is Investing in the Sharing Economy Again, This Time With Oasis

Deanna Ting, Skift

We like to think of this as Hyatt's payback for AccorHotels stealing away onefinestay last year.

3 months ago

AccorHotels Finds Competing With Expedia Is Harder Than Expected

AccorHotels Finds Competing With Expedia Is Harder Than Expected

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The candid comments of the Accor CFO show just how difficult it is for hotel companies to compete with the big online travel agencies. You can't do it half-heartedly and AccorHotels will have to decide how much effort it is willing to put in to the initiative.

3 months ago

AccorHotels Combines Its Rental Brands Under Onefinestay Name

AccorHotels Combines Its Rental Brands Under Onefinestay Name

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's clear that AccorHotels needed to do something to turn Onefinestay around and by combining it with its other rental businesses it will at least be able to improve its reach. But at the same time one of the draws was the "handpicked" nature of the properties, which will surely be lost by increased scale.

3 months ago

AccorHotels Has a Lot of Work to Do With Onefinestay

AccorHotels Has a Lot of Work to Do With Onefinestay

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Onefinestay is a nice idea but like so many other nice ideas it isn’t a profitable one, at least not yet. AccorHotels has a lot of work to do to turn the business around and justify the millions of dollars it has already spent.

3 months ago

Hotel CEOs Push Back Against Trump on Travel Ban, Brand USA and Cuba

Hotel CEOs Push Back Against Trump on Travel Ban, Brand USA and Cuba

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hotel CEOs realize that if tourism to the U.S. drops, it could have a significant adverse impact not only on their own businesses but the industry, and the economy, as a whole.

5 months ago

Wellness Executives Question Hotel Chains’ Capabilities in the Sector

Wellness Executives Question Hotel Chains’ Capabilities in the Sector

Deanna Ting, Skift

Everyone in hospitality, it seems, is focusing on more wellness offerings, whether through mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, or enhanced programming — but what do the wellness vets think? Does this trend have staying power or is it just a fad?

5 months ago