Articles tagged “boutique hotels”

Why Is It Getting Harder for Boutique Hotel Brands to Expand in Asia?

Why Is It Getting Harder for Boutique Hotel Brands to Expand in Asia?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Boutique American and European hotel brands aim to expand in Asia, but will soon realize it’s more difficult than they imagined, and it’s only going to get harder. Here’s why, and how they can make a go of it.

6 days ago

Michelin Guide Owner Buys Tablet Hotels to Build a Travel Business

Michelin Guide Owner Buys Tablet Hotels to Build a Travel Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Tablet Hotels found itself a world-class strategic buyer to propel its growth. Tablet as part of Michelin will face huge marketing hurdles, and the challenge of trying to reshape Michelin's legacy guide offerings.

7 days ago

Ian Schrager on How Hotels Get Technology Wrong

Ian Schrager on How Hotels Get Technology Wrong

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The hospitality industry shouldn't forget its humanity, while continuing to innovate - just in a sensible and appropriate way. Strong message.

2 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.

2 months ago

Two Roads Hospitality to Manage New $50 Million Boutique Hotel in Jersey Tech Hub

Two Roads Hospitality to Manage New $50 Million Boutique Hotel in Jersey Tech Hub

Kristy Westgard, Bloomberg

The transformation of older landmark buildings into hotels continues. In this case, the property is set to cater to business travelers visiting an up-and-coming center of tech, art, and culture.

3 months ago

Mr & Mrs Smith Targets Expansion With Crowdfunding Campaign

Mr & Mrs Smith Targets Expansion With Crowdfunding Campaign

David Hellier and Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Mr & Mrs Smith has flown under the radar for a number of years but now wants to use crowdfunding to raise money for expansion. It might not seem like a huge amount of cash for such an established company but if successful should help it grow in markets like the U.S.

3 months ago

Tourists Drift From Overexposed Aspen to Carbondale for Local Flavor

Tourists Drift From Overexposed Aspen to Carbondale for Local Flavor

Alex Schechter, Bloomberg

Anyone else have trouble telling the difference between midsize American cities? Seattle, Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, whatever, let's go to Carbondale then, until its distillery inn makes it the next Aspen, then we'll push the same design elements onto some other town.

6 months ago

The First W Hotel Is No Longer a W Hotel

The First W Hotel Is No Longer a W Hotel

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

It's particularly bittersweet that the hotel largely responsible for bringing boutique lodging into the mainstream no longer bears the "W" brand. Its fate also serves as a cautionary tale for hoteliers on maintaining relevancy in hospitality: Just because you were cool before doesn't mean you always will be.

7 months ago

Airbnb Makes Its Battle Against Booking and Expedia Official With New Hotel Campaign

Airbnb Makes Its Battle Against Booking and Expedia Official With New Hotel Campaign

Deanna Ting, Skift

The battle for online travel dominance began long ago, but now it's really getting serious. Count this as Airbnb's official opening shot toward Booking and Expedia.

9 months ago

A Boutique Hotelier’s Perspective on Co-Working and the Future of Hospitality

A Boutique Hotelier’s Perspective on Co-Working and the Future of Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

The beauty of Ennismore's flagship brand, The Hoxton hotels, is how it distills what the original boutique hotel pioneers did, but makes it relevant to today's audiences on a more equitable, democratic scale. CEO Sharan Pasricha's approach to hospitality — an outsider's perspective, if you will — is equally refreshing.

9 months ago

This Is How Airbnb Plans to Win Over Hotels

This Is How Airbnb Plans to Win Over Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

Oh, how times have changed. Instead of feeling threatened by Airbnb, some hotels are being wooed by the company. Online travel agencies, on the other hand, are about to get a taste of what it feels like to be disrupted by the likes of Airbnb.

10 months ago

Breaking Away From the Boutique Hotel Hype Formula

Breaking Away From the Boutique Hotel Hype Formula

Colin Nagy, Skift

To avoid the sugar high and then the inevitable crash when launching a new property, brands need to adopt a mindset of reciprocity and be a participant, and not a drain on the artistic ecosystem of a city.

10 months ago