Articles tagged “best western”

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

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

Cameron Sperance, Skift

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.

4 days ago

Cannabis Tourism Needs to Get Past Stigma to Grow in Asia

Cannabis Tourism Needs to Get Past Stigma to Grow in Asia

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

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.

3 months ago

Best Western: A Hotels Anomaly Ripe for Change

Best Western: A Hotels Anomaly Ripe for Change

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Best Western's unique longstanding model gives much power to its member hotels. But as changes quickly alter the industry's landscape, can the chain still compete effectively under the old ways?

3 months ago

Best Western’s Newest Acquisition Points to Long-Term Reservations Strategy

Best Western’s Newest Acquisition Points to Long-Term Reservations Strategy

Danni Santana, Skift

Property management systems are not the most exciting topic to discuss when assessing a hotel's tech prowess, but they are core to any company's ability to sell as many rooms as possible.

9 months ago

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.

12 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago