Articles tagged “accor”

Marriott and AccorHotels Mega Merger Activity Created Luxury Powerhouses

Marriott and AccorHotels Mega Merger Activity Created Luxury Powerhouses

Deanna Ting, Skift

Perhaps being bigger isn't always better, at least when it comes to luxury hotels. When you're bigger, the challenges can be, too.

5 hours ago

AccorHotels Is Working on a Smart Room That’s Accessible and Personalized

AccorHotels Is Working on a Smart Room That’s Accessible and Personalized

Deanna Ting, Skift

That AccorHotels is using the Internet of Things and other innovative tech to create more personalized and accessible guest rooms is an idea we can definitely get behind. But we wonder what the company's plans might be to incorporate loyalty into the initiative. It would be crucial in adding value for Accorhotels, property owners, and guests.

4 weeks ago

AccorHotels Has a Community Hub Strategy With Local Services App

AccorHotels Has a Community Hub Strategy With Local Services App

Deanna Ting, Skift

This is a sign of a much bigger shift in the entire travel industry where travel brands no longer want to just be "travel" brands. Hotels don't want to just be hotels. Instead, they want to be platforms for offering you experiences whenever and wherever you may be.

1 month ago

AccorHotels Ends Its Quest to Be a Booking Engine for Independent Hotels

AccorHotels Ends Its Quest to Be a Booking Engine for Independent Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

Signs that this experiment wasn't going well were already evident. But given that the online travel agencies aren't faring so well, either, at the moment, we wonder: Does this mean there might be something fundamentally wrong with this type of intermediary relationship? How do hotels and online travel agencies need to evolve to survive then?

1 month ago

HNA Group May Want to Sell Its Stake in a Spanish Hotel Company

HNA Group May Want to Sell Its Stake in a Spanish Hotel Company

Prudence Ho and Lianting Tu, Bloomberg

Changes in China look to be curbing the spending power of HNA Group, making it much harder for the conglomerate to take full control of NH Hotels. A sale in this case would make sense with acquisition-hungry AccorHotels touted as a likely suitor.

1 month ago

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.

2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 months ago