Articles tagged “best western”

Best Western Doubles Down on Boutique Hotels

Best Western Doubles Down on Boutique Hotels

Danni Santana, Skift

One could find Best Western's boutique hotel strategy confusing on price comparisons, but it’s the customer’s choice if they want to pay for the experience.

1 week ago

Can Best Western Really Do Luxury?

Can Best Western Really Do Luxury?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Change is good, but it requires spending a decent chunk of cash and having a coherent strategy.

3 months ago

Best Western’s New Corporate Brand BWH Hotel Group Signals Big Changes

Best Western’s New Corporate Brand BWH Hotel Group Signals Big Changes

Raini Hamdi, Skift

BWH Hotel Group? That's Best Western's new corporate identity, the first change in decades and one that is designed to build its new image as a chain that can offer everything from mid-market to luxury.

3 months ago

This Is What Hotel CEOs Really Think About Homesharing

This Is What Hotel CEOs Really Think About Homesharing

Deanna Ting, Skift

While most still don't think it's necessarily for them, there are a few who are starting to be open to giving it a try.

4 months ago

Best Western Plugs Luxury Gap by Buying WorldHotels

Best Western Plugs Luxury Gap by Buying WorldHotels

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Is this the beginning of a new cycle of global hotel chains buying independent hotel groups? As competition intensifies for soft brands, more of such consolidations should not surprise anyone.

4 months ago

Leading Hotels of the World Relaunches Its Pay-to-Play Loyalty Program

Leading Hotels of the World Relaunches Its Pay-to-Play Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

Leading Hotels of the World's $175 annual fee to join its loyalty program may be off-putting to some frugal frequent travelers. But the Leaders Club, ostensibly, is not for the frugal frequent traveler.

9 months ago

Best Western Debuts Two New Boutique Hotel Brands

Best Western Debuts Two New Boutique Hotel Brands

Deanna Ting, Skift

There's been a sea change in terms of how new boutique hotel brands are named: Instead of recycling other brand names (ahem, Clarion Pointe) and looking to active adjectives (hello, Avid and Tru), we've now entered the era of brands on a first-name basis.

9 months ago

Here Are the Travel Companies That Have Cut Ties With the NRA

Here Are the Travel Companies That Have Cut Ties With the NRA

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We're having a moment. In the wake of the Florida school shooting, travel companies are abandoning the National Rifle Association and its assault rifle advocacy. History would tell us that no substantial reforms will come out of this. But perhaps student and corporate pressure will make things different this time.

1 year ago

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

As we've noted before, as much as hotels and online travel agencies may not necessarily love one another, they certainly need each other. Their current love-hate relationship will certainly change, however, if and when other players like Airbnb or Google become bigger players in the hotel booking space.

1 year ago

Issues the Hospitality Industry Will Ignore at Its Own Peril

Issues the Hospitality Industry Will Ignore at Its Own Peril

Deanna Ting, Skift

The answers vary but there's at least one overriding shared sentiment. Even if times are good, there's always room for improvement in any industry.

1 year ago

The U.S. Hotel Industry Is Optimistic About the Future But What Comes Next?

The U.S. Hotel Industry Is Optimistic About the Future But What Comes Next?

Deanna Ting, Skift

More conservative folks might talk about being "cautiously optimistic," but positivity is the prevailing sentiment this year in the hospitality industry.

1 year ago

Best Western Launches Its Third Soft Brand Collection

Best Western Launches Its Third Soft Brand Collection

Deanna Ting, Skift

Another day, another hotel soft brand collection. So, who's next? Hilton or IHG?

2 years ago