Articles tagged “accorhotels”

Hoteliers Are Taking Different Approaches to Luxury Travel Innovation

Hoteliers Are Taking Different Approaches to Luxury Travel Innovation

Deanna Ting, Skift

Everyone has different ideas and approaches for the next big thing in luxury hospitality, from digital innovation and more personalization to smarter, more intuitive service, and better dining experiences.

2 weeks ago

Luxury Travel’s Next Phase Could Be in Vacation Rental Consolidation

Luxury Travel’s Next Phase Could Be in Vacation Rental Consolidation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Luxury travelers are increasingly looking to vacation rentals for a different type of experience. This presents opportunities for both established players and newcomers.

4 weeks ago

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.

1 month ago

AccorHotels Copes With the Airbnb Factor in Australia

AccorHotels Copes With the Airbnb Factor in Australia

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

With the sharing economy accounting for almost one in three vacation beds in Australia, the impact of Airbnb and Stayz is being widely questioned. But with hotel occupancy levels and room prices still rising, hotels and lobbying groups' efforts to restrict private rentals seem like an overreaction.

1 month ago

Hotels Use Technology and Design to Evolve the Healthy Room

Hotels Use Technology and Design to Evolve the Healthy Room

Laura Powell, Skift

Wouldn't it be nice if a hotel room could enhance your sleep, whip you into shape or make you relax? Four Seasons, MGM and SwissĂ´tel are among the brands experimenting with accommodations designed to make guests feel healthier.

1 month ago

Onefinestay CEO Views Hyper Personalization as Next Stage of Luxury Rentals

Onefinestay CEO Views Hyper Personalization as Next Stage of Luxury Rentals

Deanna Ting, Skift

In other words, don't expect AccorHotels to be vying for Wyndham's European vacation rental business anytime soon.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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?

2 months ago