Articles tagged “asset-light”

Wellness Represents Big Opportunity for Hyatt: Latest Skift Research

Wellness Represents Big Opportunity for Hyatt: Latest Skift Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

Arguably, no one else in the hospitality industry has made wellness as much of a priority and focus as Hyatt has. Our latest research suggests there's a lot of opportunity for the company to tap into this quickly growing segment to drive increased customer loyalty.

1 month ago

How Hyatt Is Making Waves: Latest Skift Research Report

How Hyatt Is Making Waves: Latest Skift Research Report

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

As earnings season for 2018 results for the hotel companies begins, Skift Research is out with a deep dive report on Hyatt assessing some of the company's key developments. With the company's recent acquisitions in the management space, dispositions of owned real estate, and increased focus on wellness offerings, we think Hyatt is smartly positioning itself for an uncertain future.

1 month ago

AccorHotels Balances Asset-Light and Acquisition Strategies: New Skift Research Report

AccorHotels Balances Asset-Light and Acquisition Strategies: New Skift Research Report

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

With the sale of a majority stake in the company's owned and leased hotel business, AccorHotels is a more stable, nimble company, with the ability to pursue additional acquisitions and other strategic initiatives. In our latest research report, we break down what going asset-light means for the company and tackle ways of measuring the success of its M&A strategy.

4 months ago

Hyatt Is Pursuing Its ‘Asset-Lighter’ Strategy With Plan to Sell More Properties

Hyatt Is Pursuing Its ‘Asset-Lighter’ Strategy With Plan to Sell More Properties

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's hard to predict where markets will go, but it seems Hyatt is selling these two properties at an opportune time. How much higher can hotel real estate prices go?

1 year ago

Extended Stay America’s New CEO Looks to Business Model Changes to Drive Growth

Extended Stay America’s New CEO Looks to Business Model Changes to Drive Growth

Deanna Ting, Skift

Given the rise of homesharing and shared workspaces, there are plenty of more external forces at work that will impact the extended stay market in the coming years. The key to success for Extended Stay America's new CEO will be taking these all into account.

1 year ago

8 Financial Themes Shaping the Hotel Industry in 2018 and Beyond

8 Financial Themes Shaping the Hotel Industry in 2018 and Beyond

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

After pouring over third quarter earnings results and investor calls, it’s clear the big hotel chains have embarked on a new, but potentially arduous road.

1 year ago

Red Lion Parent Is Going Asset Light to Buy Up More Hotel Companies You Haven’t Heard Of

Red Lion Parent Is Going Asset Light to Buy Up More Hotel Companies You Haven’t Heard Of

Deanna Ting, Skift

Last year, Red Lion's parent bought Vantage Hospitality. So, who's next?

1 year ago

Hilton’s Largest Shareholder Sees More Industry Consolidation Ahead

Hilton’s Largest Shareholder Sees More Industry Consolidation Ahead

Oshrat Carmiel and Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

Blackstone has recently been on the leading edge when it comes to hospitality. But at some point being ahead of the curve turns into watching your back, which is where we think it may be right now.

3 years ago

Blackstone to Sell $1.1 Billion in European Hotel Properties

Blackstone to Sell $1.1 Billion in European Hotel Properties

Neil Callanan and Dalia Fahmy, Bloomberg

Blackstone has a mixed strategy when it comes to buying and selling hotel real estate. Apparently it sees an opportunity to unload a few overvalued properties here.

3 years ago

Hilton Will Spin Off Properties and Timeshares to Accelerate Asset-Light Strategy

Hilton Will Spin Off Properties and Timeshares to Accelerate Asset-Light Strategy

Hui-yong Yu and Dalia Fahmy, Bloomberg

We're not saying this is necessarily the worst strategy, we're just saying that following what Marriott did over a decade ago may not be the right move for 2016.

3 years ago

NYC’s St. Regis May Be on the Block As Starwood Unloads Assets

NYC’s St. Regis May Be on the Block As Starwood Unloads Assets

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

This is a good time to go asset-light as Starwood is finding out as it tries to sell the St. Regis in New York and other landmark properties in the run-up to the Marriott takeover.

3 years ago

U.S. Hotels Will Spend $6.4 Billion on Renovations and Upgrades in 2015

U.S. Hotels Will Spend $6.4 Billion on Renovations and Upgrades in 2015

Dan Peltier, Skift

After some very bad years following the 2008 financial collapse hotels feel safe to spend again.

3 years ago