Articles tagged “chains”

Booking Holdings Faces a Hotel Chain Challenge in U.S. Competition With Expedia

Booking Holdings Faces a Hotel Chain Challenge in U.S. Competition With Expedia

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com has been making strides in the U.S. market for several years, but the challenges are formidable. Expedia is outspending Booking.com on U.S. TV, and then there is Airbnb to throw into the equation.

9 months ago

Hotel Chains Make Comeback With Chinese Travelers

Hotel Chains Make Comeback With Chinese Travelers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The likes and dislikes of Chinese international travelers are in transformation mode as they increasingly travel and discover the world outside their home country. They are traveling more independently, booking online or via mobile apps, and giving big hotel chains a chance.

5 years ago

Global hotel groups ditch real estate to focus on branding revenues

As hotel groups’ franchised portfolios continue to grow, properties don’t even need to brand themselves with a big name to access chains’ customer bases given the newest wave of demand distribution models.

6 years ago

Why big chain hotels in the U.S. have the edge on creating digital brands

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although the Internet does spread the word on quaint B&Bs, chains like the Four Seasons and Marriott forever have the advantage of holding enough resources to experiment online, and the experience to avoid hucksters selling 360 photo galleries and other dubious digital features.

7 years ago

Happy birthday Holiday Inn! Only two years until you get the AARP rate in your own hotels

Wayne Risher, Commercial Appeal

From Tennessee back roads to Chinese mountains, the McDonalds of the hotel industry democratized hotel travel and continues to grow today, thanks to a $1 billion facelift in 2007.

7 years ago

The Chinese hotel chain that opens a new property every two days

The always entertaining Richard Quest takes us inside the Chinese budget hotel chain inspired by Accor and driven by the booming middle class economy in China.

7 years ago