Articles tagged “accor”

Accor Finds Middle East Poses Unique Challenges After Acquisitions

Accor Finds Middle East Poses Unique Challenges After Acquisitions

Devina Divecha, Skift

If more than a month goes by without an acquisition or partnership announcement from Accor, does it even count? There are high expectations from the Middle East and Africa division in the wake of recent deals, especially from owners that may be anxious about potential disruptions.

6 days ago

Accor and Air France-KLM Link Loyalty Accounts in Unique Partnership

Accor and Air France-KLM Link Loyalty Accounts in Unique Partnership

Grant Martin, Skift

A new partnership launched by France's biggest hotel chain and biggest airline will allow loyalty members to benefit from spending money anywhere within the network. It's a lucrative and free perk for business travelers, which harks back to a more generous time in the loyalty game.

2 weeks ago

New Accor and Air France-KLM Loyalty Partnership Raises Bar for Targeting Biz Travelers

New Accor and Air France-KLM Loyalty Partnership Raises Bar for Targeting Biz Travelers

Grant Martin, Skift

Like a similar program now in place between American and Hyatt, the partnership between Accor and Air France-KLM aims to share customers between similar target markets. Unlike its American cousin though, this partnership is open to all loyalty tiers.

2 weeks ago

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Executive Q&A: Why Hospitality Leads the Future of Design

Executive Q&A: Why Hospitality Leads the Future of Design

Accor Group + Skift

There has been a fair amount of industry discussion about how the leading travel and hospitality brands are thinking about design today. But how should the industry evolve to be prepared for future shifts? Why does design matter at all, and why should it matter for travel and hospitality?

3 weeks ago

Lifestyle-Brand Veteran Dream Hotel Group to Expand Aggressively

Lifestyle-Brand Veteran Dream Hotel Group to Expand Aggressively

Danni Santana, Skift

It's no secret that lifestyle brands cater to a particular type of traveler, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of money still to be made in the space. As lifestyle veterans, Dream Hotel Group could have a leg up over larger chains that have more capital to play with.

3 weeks ago

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Executive Q&A: MGallery Hotel Collection Proves the Power of Storytelling in Luxury Hospitality

Executive Q&A: MGallery Hotel Collection Proves the Power of Storytelling in Luxury Hospitality

Accor Group + Skift

The definition of high-end hospitality has evolved over the last few years and has taken on different meanings to different audiences. At the MGallery Hotel Collection, this means finding inspiring ways to engage global explorers while carefully balancing the brand’s approach to storytelling, history, and aesthetics.

4 weeks ago

What If Accor Acquires Oyo?

What If Accor Acquires Oyo?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

A full-blown acquisition or a stake in a tech-focused budget hotel player by a global hotel chain would be yet another strange development in the hospitality industry. But as we've seen, nothing is really strange anymore. This is an interesting development to watch, as the implications could be far-reaching.

1 month ago

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New Skift Report: The Transformative Role of Design in Hospitality

New Skift Report: The Transformative Role of Design in Hospitality

Accor Group + Skift

Today, we know better than to treat design like a last-minute top coat on a finished project. Instead, design must become an integral part of how hospitality brands do business, how they interact with consumers, and how they leave their mark on the world.

1 month ago

The Hotels Paradox: Keeping Tech Cutting-Edge But Simple

The Hotels Paradox: Keeping Tech Cutting-Edge But Simple

Danni Santana, Skift

Hotel chains are always in search of the next big thing in innovation or loyalty that will give them an edge over the competition. But in discussions with industry professionals at the NYU Hospitality Conference this week, it seems most would be willing to settle for reliable Wi-Fi and USB ports in rooms. Maybe simple is better?

1 month ago

We Can Put the Quality Into Homesharing, Say Hotel CEOs

We Can Put the Quality Into Homesharing, Say Hotel CEOs

Danni Santana, Skift

It used to be that hotel CEOs outright dismissed homesharing. But now that more hospitality companies are taking the plunge, the top brass is making the case for why the hotel giants can do it better.

1 month ago

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Executive Q&A: Sofitel Redefines What It Means to Be a French Luxury Brand

Executive Q&A: Sofitel Redefines What It Means to Be a French Luxury Brand

Accor Group + Skift

Sofitel’s new brand campaign celebrates its French DNA, offering a modern take on gastronomy, arts and culture, design, and well-being. These four passions translate throughout the entire guest journey and reinforce the brand as an ambassador of French 'art de vivre' around the world.

2 months ago

Accor Backs Chatbot Tech Builder Mindsay in $10 Million Funding Round

Accor Backs Chatbot Tech Builder Mindsay in $10 Million Funding Round

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The funding of French startup Mindsay may be small news. But interviews with its customers Iberia and CWT suggest that a second wave of chatbot technology has stopped frustrating travelers with as many misunderstandings as the earlier tech did. That's a big deal for the sector.

2 months ago