Articles tagged “best western”

Hospitality

Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts Valuations Tank on Chinese Crackdown

Increased oversight from Chinese regulators in Macau threatens a massive financial hit to U.S. gaming resort operators. But don’t expect this to lead to a mass exodus to other gaming markets in Asia.

Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts Valuations Tank on Chinese Crackdown

Coronavirus

Retirement of Best Western’s Longtime Chief David Kong Sets Stage for Competitive CEO Search

David Kong took Best Western into a new era of multiple brands across a variety of price points. The next CEO has to take the reins and throttle the company out of an uncertain pandemic recovery.

Retirement of Best Western’s Longtime Chief David Kong Sets Stage for Competitive CEO Search

Business Travel

Hotels Are Deciding Whether Selling Co-Working Space Instead of Beds Is Worth It

Hoteliers will need to crack new metrics like desk occupancy, pricing plans and even social media credibility to help any co-working venture succeed.

Hotels Are Deciding Whether Selling Co-Working Space Instead of Beds Is Worth It

Coronavirus

Hotels Elevate Brand Strategy With New Mantra: Eat or Be Eaten

The competition is brutal when it comes to making new brand deals in a downturn. Smaller companies have to be nimble and appeal in franchise negotiations with lower-cost terms to win out against the global giants.

Hotels Elevate Brand Strategy With New Mantra: Eat or Be Eaten

Coronavirus

Video: How Hotels Can Stand Out and Drive Demand

Watch a full session from our recent online event devoted to hotels and hospitality, and post-pandemic marketing strategy and planning.

Video: How Hotels Can Stand Out and Drive Demand

Coronavirus

Hotel Marketing in U.S. May Be Easy for This Summer But Then What?

Hotel rooms and short-term rentals will sell themselves this summer as U.S. travelers rush to take long-delayed vacations. Bookings look strong enough through the fall for industry leaders to think the recovery is real and lasting.

Hotel Marketing in U.S. May Be Easy for This Summer But Then What?

Coronavirus

Best Western’s Boutique Hotel Push Faces Onslaught of New Competitors

Best Western’s expansion from economy, roadside hotels to boutique brands in recent years faces stiff competition coming out of the pandemic. The company can be a success if, and only if, more of its long-time operators upgrade to the boutique model.

Best Western’s Boutique Hotel Push Faces Onslaught of New Competitors

Coronavirus

Best Western CEO Says U.S. Hotels Need 6-Month Lifeline From D.C. to Survive, Not Just to Recover

Best Western CEO David Kong wants hotel-specific economic relief from Washington like anyone else in the industry, but he's among the few publicly to recognize what is realistic and needs to happen to survive into 2021.

Best Western CEO Says U.S. Hotels Need 6-Month Lifeline From D.C. to Survive, Not Just to Recover

Coronavirus

Hotel CEOs Say Protests Are Our ‘Call to Action’ to Do More to Promote Racial Justice

U.S. hotel leaders say repeated examples of prejudice and racial inequality are a call for them to do more given their diverse workforces. What materializes from such a call? A whole world is waiting.

Hotel CEOs Say Protests Are Our ‘Call to Action’ to Do More to Promote Racial Justice

Tourism

Cannabis Tourism Needs to Get Past Stigma to Grow in Asia

Thailand is in a good position to tap the green rush and forge a path in medical marijuana tourism. Its neighbors are keenly watching its developments, even as the region's pace toward marijuana legalization is still slow.

Cannabis Tourism Needs to Get Past Stigma to Grow in Asia