Articles tagged “accor”

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.

2 weeks 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 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Accor CEO: We Won’t Be Investing Equity in Our Struggling Hotels

Accor CEO: We Won’t Be Investing Equity in Our Struggling Hotels

Cameron Sperance, Skift

It is impossible to predict a hotel company's overall 2020 financial performance until the spread of coronavirus stabilizes, and until operators can see what type of travel returns first.

1 month ago

Hotels Chains Maneuver to Deal With Coronavirus Gut Punch

Hotels Chains Maneuver to Deal With Coronavirus Gut Punch

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Major hotel chains are undertaking financial moves to get past the coronavirus crisis. But without governmental relief, it likely won't be enough.

3 months ago

IHG Is the Model for Hotel Chains on Cancellations as Crisis Mounts

IHG Is the Model for Hotel Chains on Cancellations as Crisis Mounts

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Of the big global hotel chains, IHG is so far leading the way in terms of a customer-centric cancellation policy. Its rivals should take note.

3 months ago

How Travel Companies Themselves Are Taking Coronavirus Precautions

How Travel Companies Themselves Are Taking Coronavirus Precautions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Travel companies are having to adapt not just to a new world for their customers, but for their staff too. This might be a temporary change, but when things return to normal, will our working habits revert as well?

3 months ago

Accor Presses Fast-Forward on Luxury Transformation

Accor Presses Fast-Forward on Luxury Transformation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Although CEO S├ębastien Bazin said the transformation of Accor was pretty much done, he's not taking his foot off the pedal just yet in terms of moving the company more toward the luxury and lifestyle end of the hospitality market.

3 months ago

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Accor Accelerates Luxury Growth to Stay Ahead of the Pack

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Accor Accelerates Luxury Growth to Stay Ahead of the Pack

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Accor's transformation over the past few years has been remarkable, but now it's facing a new challenge in Europe from the likes of Oyo. Can its accelerating development of upscale brands help offset growing competition in the midrange and economy sectors?

4 months ago

Most Big Hotel Chains Are Now Committed on Plastics: Here’s the Problem With Promises

Most Big Hotel Chains Are Now Committed on Plastics: Here’s the Problem With Promises

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

We're drowning in press releases about global hotel companies promising to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics. Most of these items require alternatives though, so what are they?

4 months ago

Accor Taps Sabre for Pilot of Major Hotel Tech Project

Accor Taps Sabre for Pilot of Major Hotel Tech Project

Nancy Trejos and Sean O'Neill, Skift

Accor recently rebranded its loyalty program under the phrase "Live Limitless." The company needs to replace its limited technology structure to meet that ambition, and this deal represents a huge commercial win for Sabre.

4 months ago