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Articles tagged “choice hotels”

Choice Hotels Eyes an Unfamiliar and New Upscale Market

Choice Hotels Eyes an Unfamiliar and New Upscale Market

Deanna Ting, Skift

Choice Hotels CEO Stephen P. Joyce knows that future success for his company depends on smart acquisitions and investments in technology, loyalty, and the sharing economy.

1 month ago

Choice Hotels Beat Analysts Estimates With Room Revenue a Standout

Choice Hotels Beat Analysts Estimates With Room Revenue a Standout

Associated Press

Choice Hotels reports that its domestic room revenue in the third quarter outpaced that of rivals. The chain beat analysts' expectations on profits and revenue, too. Not a bad quarter.

1 month ago

Wyndham Rewards Tops Another List of Loyalty Program Rankings

Wyndham Rewards Tops Another List of Loyalty Program Rankings

Deanna Ting, Skift

This survey, which had Wyndham as its winner, only looked at the value you get when you redeem your points for free nights, and it didn't necessarily take into account other loyalty program perks or benefits that can transform a guest into a loyal customer.

2 months ago

Big Hotel Chains Ditch Full-Service Properties in Favor of the Light-Touch Approach

Big Hotel Chains Ditch Full-Service Properties in Favor of the Light-Touch Approach

Deanna Ting, Skift

The growth of select-service brands from the major hotel companies isn't slowing down at all, and for good reason: They're easier to finance, build, and there's a clear demand for them. In short, it's a clear sign that hotels are learning to listen to what customers really want, as well as adapt to the new on-demand economy.

4 months ago

Choice Hotels Joins the Direct-Booking Pack With New Loyalty Rates

Choice Hotels Joins the Direct-Booking Pack With New Loyalty Rates

Deanna Ting, Skift

Choice thus joins its peers and fellow Room Key partners, Marriott, Hilton, InterContinental, Hyatt and Wyndham in luring customers to book direct.

5 months ago

4 Worries That Keep Hotel Executives Up at Night

4 Worries That Keep Hotel Executives Up at Night

Deanna Ting, Skift

From direct booking wars and political instability (hello, Brexit) to figuring out what customers really want and handling issues of labor, these hotel executives have a lot on their minds these days.

5 months ago

CEOs of 5 Leading Hotel Brands on Their Hopes and Fears in 2016

CEOs of 5 Leading Hotel Brands on Their Hopes and Fears in 2016

Greg Oates, Skift

The hotel industry has never had a more promising future, but terrorism, disease, and the rise of nationalism worldwide pose varying threats.

6 months ago

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Why the Vacation Rental Industry Is Blowing Up Right Now

Why the Vacation Rental Industry Is Blowing Up Right Now

LeisureLink + Skift

The $100 billion industry vacation rental sector could be going into over-drive as it attracts growing interest from investors, major hospitality brands and travelers seeking alternate accommodations.

6 months ago

9 Largest Hotel Loyalty Programs: Growing Members Faster Than Engagement

9 Largest Hotel Loyalty Programs: Growing Members Faster Than Engagement

Dan Peltier, Skift

Hotels are getting more people to join their loyalty programs than ever before. Now they just need to raise their engagement levels to keep them coming back — booking direct, as they'd prefer.

6 months ago

Choice Hotels Formally Enters the Direct Booking Wars

Choice Hotels Formally Enters the Direct Booking Wars

Deanna Ting, Skift

We knew this day would come.

7 months ago

Choice Hotels Fully Embraces Direct Bookings and Vacation Rentals

Choice Hotels Fully Embraces Direct Bookings and Vacation Rentals

Deanna Ting, Skift

Your move, Expedia and Priceline.

7 months ago

Ranking the Big Hotel Brands and Loyalty Programs by Customer Satisfaction

Ranking the Big Hotel Brands and Loyalty Programs by Customer Satisfaction

Deanna Ting, Skift

Although most of the rankings fall in line with what you'd normally expect, there were a few surprises. It's also clear hotels have some work to do when it comes to their food quality, amenities, and loyalty programs.

7 months ago