Articles tagged “choice hotels”

Choice Hotels Bets Big on a New Cloud-Based Reservations System

Choice Hotels Bets Big on a New Cloud-Based Reservations System

Brian Sumers, Skift

Choice Hotels executives talk a big game about the company's new reservations system, debuting early next year. They even use buzz phrases like, "transformative platform" and "innovative tools." But will the new system be a panacea for the hotel chain? We'll soon find out.

2 weeks ago

Marriott and Choice Take Varied Approaches to Reviving Classic Midscale Brands

Marriott and Choice Take Varied Approaches to Reviving Classic Midscale Brands

Deanna Ting, Skift

This makes a lot of sense, but can Marriott and Choice make their established midscale brands stand out among all of the more design-driven newcomers that others are unleashing? Or do consumers and developers not really care as long as they save or make money?

1 month ago

Interview: New Choice Hotels CEO Is Ready to Dominate His Sectors

Interview: New Choice Hotels CEO Is Ready to Dominate His Sectors

Deanna Ting, Skift

It'll be interesting to see how Pacious' understanding of digital technology and online distribution will inform Choice's future business strategy.

3 months ago

Travel This Week: ASTA Conference Opens at a Beleaguered SeaWorld

Travel This Week: ASTA Conference Opens at a Beleaguered SeaWorld

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Responsible travel brands are taking steps to ban bookings of tourist attractions involving direct human interactions with animals. Given all the SeaWorld controversies that the film "Blackfish" uncovered, coupled with ongoing federal probes, couldn't ASTA have picked an alternative venue for its opening reception?

3 months ago

Hilton CEO Looks to Airbnb as Hedge Against Power of Expedia and Booking.com

Hilton CEO Looks to Airbnb as Hedge Against Power of Expedia and Booking.com

Deanna Ting, Skift

In some cases, the hotel-online travel agency relationship is still a tense situation, but for most big hotel companies, it's still business as usual.

3 months ago

New Choice Hotels CEO Is Starting Earlier Than He Thought

New Choice Hotels CEO Is Starting Earlier Than He Thought

Deanna Ting, Skift

Well, that happened quickly. But given the fact that Pacious has been with Choice for more than a decade and was already planning on becoming CEO by year’s end, the timing of this doesn’t seem like it’ll be a big deal for the company.

4 months ago

Five Takeaways From Choice Hotels’ Second Quarter Earnings Call

Five Takeaways From Choice Hotels’ Second Quarter Earnings Call

Deanna Ting, Skift

Choice Hotels' message to investors? "Don't worry. We got this."

4 months ago

Choice Hotels Appoints Pat Pacious as New CEO Beginning in 2018

Choice Hotels Appoints Pat Pacious as New CEO Beginning in 2018

Deanna Ting, Skift

The signs of this succession were right there all along.

4 months ago

Choice Hotels CEO to Trump: Travel Rhetoric Is ‘Offensive’ and ‘Incongruent’

Choice Hotels CEO to Trump: Travel Rhetoric Is ‘Offensive’ and ‘Incongruent’

Deanna Ting, Skift

Count Stephen P. Joyce as yet another hotel CEO determined to make travel and tourism a priority for the Trump Administration.

6 months ago

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

Deanna Ting, Skift

Yet again, Steve Wynn keeps winning, as are his gaming counterparts. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, who managed to win an all-out battle for Starwood last year, was the top-ranked non-gaming CEO.

6 months ago

4 Takeaways From Choice Hotels’ First Quarter 2017 Earnings

4 Takeaways From Choice Hotels’ First Quarter 2017 Earnings

Deanna Ting, Skift

Choice Hotels seems confident that its strategies to push more direct bookings, as well as grow in secondary and tertiary urban markets with upscale brands, is a formula for success. First quarter results seem to agree but it's still early in the year.

7 months ago

Here’s What Hotel CEOs Think of Trump’s Travel Ban

Here’s What Hotel CEOs Think of Trump’s Travel Ban

Deanna Ting, Skift

We'll see what the hotel industry has to say (or doesn't say) when Trump issues his revised travel ban plans next week.

9 months ago