Articles tagged “accor”

When Work From Home Turns Into Work From a Hotel Suite: The New Corporate Travel

When Work From Home Turns Into Work From a Hotel Suite: The New Corporate Travel

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Freed from the shackles of the office, the emerging "work from anywhere" trend is tempting for employees — and hotels. Some employers might have a different view.

1 day ago

Accor and SBE Begin Global Expansion of Delano Hotel Brand Despite the Pandemic

Accor and SBE Begin Global Expansion of Delano Hotel Brand Despite the Pandemic

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The worst time ever to launch a global expansion of an iconic luxury hotel brand? Maybe not, if you are players like Accor and SBE with enough capital and Delano brand awareness.

2 days ago

Accor’s Pandemic Shakeout Includes Shedding 1,000 Jobs, Possible Sale of Iconic Paris HQ

Accor’s Pandemic Shakeout Includes Shedding 1,000 Jobs, Possible Sale of Iconic Paris HQ

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The cost cutting program, unfortunately, was inevitable. The healthy occupancy rates from China, France, and Germany were unexpected. Is recovery in sight?

1 week ago

IHG, Hilton, Marriott Among Hotel Giants Battling for UK Budget Hotel Chain

IHG, Hilton, Marriott Among Hotel Giants Battling for UK Budget Hotel Chain

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Major hotel companies are swooping into the negotiating room for a deal with Travelodge's UK landlords because they represent the most durable line of business in the volatile industry at the moment: economy, drive-to properties.

1 month ago

Accor Still Keen to Find Investors for Its Software Business Despite Pandemic Fallout

Accor Still Keen to Find Investors for Its Software Business Despite Pandemic Fallout

Sean O'Neill, Skift

D-Edge needs a financial partner besides Accor to fuel its dreams of hotel tech expansion. Expect other hotel groups to join Accor in rethinking their tech plays.

1 month ago

A European Summer Without Americans Threatens Already Struggling Luxury Hotels

A European Summer Without Americans Threatens Already Struggling Luxury Hotels

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The EU's ban on American travelers is another revenue hit for European hoteliers, but also an opportunity to build up a domestic travel base.

1 month ago

IHG and Accor Leaders See Short-Term Virus Response Fueling Longer-Term European Hotel Strategies

IHG and Accor Leaders See Short-Term Virus Response Fueling Longer-Term European Hotel Strategies

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The hotel sector is nothing if not inventive, and IHG and Accor have bold ideas to take advantage of what's shaping up to be a mostly domestic summer season.

2 months ago

Marriott and Accor CEOs Disagree on How Quickly Europe’s Hotels Will Recover

Marriott and Accor CEOs Disagree on How Quickly Europe’s Hotels Will Recover

Cameron Sperance, Skift

As long as Europe can create a strong network of travel bubbles or reopen as much of the Schengen Area without coronavirus travel restrictions, its hotel recovery timeline may surprise hotel executives like Marriott's Arne Sorenson.

2 months ago

Your Guide to Hotel Companies’ Coronavirus Safety and Cleaning Initiatives

Your Guide to Hotel Companies’ Coronavirus Safety and Cleaning Initiatives

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Hotel companies' similar new and heightened health and safety standards don't leave a lot of room for brand distinction unless the brand is the one lacking a new approach to cleaning.

3 months ago

France Launches $19 Billion Bailout for Ravaged Tourism Sector

France Launches $19 Billion Bailout for Ravaged Tourism Sector

Michel Rose, Reuters

The significant tourism-focused bailout in France aims to salvage a variety of hospitality sectors as well as activities that make up the French identity. But summer in Paris will still look a lot different this year.

3 months ago

Accor’s Real Estate Arm Will Not Pursue French Coronavirus Relief Package

Accor’s Real Estate Arm Will Not Pursue French Coronavirus Relief Package

Benoit Van Overstraeten, Blandine Henault, and Sarah White, Reuters

AccorInvest isn't turning to the French government to buoy it into coronavirus recovery mode, but Accor has made it clear it isn't looking to invest equity in struggling hotels either.

4 months ago

Hilton, Lysol, and the Mayo Clinic Team Up on New Cleaning Standard for Hotels

Hilton, Lysol, and the Mayo Clinic Team Up on New Cleaning Standard for Hotels

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Are enhanced cleaning standards enough to calm travelers' nerves once social distancing goes away? We'll find out this summer.

4 months ago