Articles tagged “boutique hotels”

New York’s Plaza Hotel Quietly Took on New Investor With Ambition

New York’s Plaza Hotel Quietly Took on New Investor With Ambition

Miles Weiss, Bloomberg

Manhattan sometimes seems like a Monopoly game board for Middle Eastern princes. One of the world’s richest businessmen, Saudi Arabia's Alwaleed bin Talal, may soon be outplayed in control of The Plaza by Qatari Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani.

1 week ago

Pod Hotels Owner Is Thinking Small to Grow Big

Pod Hotels Owner Is Thinking Small to Grow Big

Deanna Ting, Skift

Boutique hotelier Richard Born is betting big on micro-hotels — and he isn't alone these days. Will most hotels going forward take the same approach? Or will hotel guests eventually tire of tiny rooms?

5 months ago

Interview: Kimpton CEO Sees IHG Helping to Propel Its International Expansion

Interview: Kimpton CEO Sees IHG Helping to Propel Its International Expansion

Deanna Ting, Skift

The hotel company that started the boutique hotels movement in the U.S. wants to set a precedent for scaling up — without losing its soul in the process. But can it succeed?

5 months ago

Interview: Ian Schrager on the Next Generation of Boutique Hotels

Interview: Ian Schrager on the Next Generation of Boutique Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

The next generation of boutique hotels, according to Ian Schrager, is about adding technology and business smarts to the tried-and-true formula that he and other boutique pioneers perfected nearly 40 years ago.

6 months ago

Boutique Group Graduate Hotels Finds Its Niche in University Towns

Boutique Group Graduate Hotels Finds Its Niche in University Towns

Deanna Ting, Skift

This boutique hotel chain's strategy? Speed wins.

6 months ago

Video: Design Hotels CEO on the Next Big Innovation in Hospitality

Video: Design Hotels CEO on the Next Big Innovation in Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

Claus Sendlinger's thoughts on curation and programming are something the hotel industry should be paying more attention to.

7 months ago

How Boutique Hotels Changed the Way We Design Hotels

How Boutique Hotels Changed the Way We Design Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

Design was just one ingredient, albeit an essential one, for creating a boutique hotel both then and now.

8 months ago

What It Was Like to Work with Boutique Hotel Pioneer Bill Kimpton

What It Was Like to Work with Boutique Hotel Pioneer Bill Kimpton

Deanna Ting, Skift

If there were ever someone who truly influenced and mentored an entire generation of hotel leaders, Bill Kimpton would be at the very top of that list.

8 months ago

Skift Forum Europe: Mr. and Mrs. Smith Look to the Future of Loyalty

Skift Forum Europe: Mr. and Mrs. Smith Look to the Future of Loyalty

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It's one thing to sell a curated portfolio of hotel rooms to luxury travelers. It's another thing altogether to keep them coming back, and branch out into selling experiences that are more than just a hotel stay.

9 months ago

Building a Budget Hotel Brand Without Trashing Your Boutique Reputation

Building a Budget Hotel Brand Without Trashing Your Boutique Reputation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While The Hoxton range of hotels is pretty wallet-friendly, they only work in certain key cities. By taking the best aspects of the brand but at a much lower cost base, owner Ennismore might just have chanced on a winning strategy with NoCo.

12 months ago

5 Hospitality Disruption Takeaways From Skift Mini-Forum at World Travel Market London

5 Hospitality Disruption Takeaways From Skift Mini-Forum at World Travel Market London

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Disruption makes for strange bedfellows and in hospitality, that means partnering with a cool eatery or food delivery service, or chucking the decades-old, tried-and-true but dated technology and signing up with a new computer-in-the-cloud vendor. Above all, being bland and the same as everyone else is a deal-breaker.

1 year ago

The Lifestyle Hotel Sector Needs a New Story to Tell in an Airbnb Era

The Lifestyle Hotel Sector Needs a New Story to Tell in an Airbnb Era

Greg Oates, Skift

Smaller lifestyle hotel groups are no longer disruptors in hospitality, so they need to evolve beyond the oversimplified "boutique is better" message.

1 year ago