Articles tagged “choice hotels”

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

As we've noted before, as much as hotels and online travel agencies may not necessarily love one another, they certainly need each other. Their current love-hate relationship will certainly change, however, if and when other players like Airbnb or Google become bigger players in the hotel booking space.

2 weeks ago

Issues the Hospitality Industry Will Ignore at Its Own Peril

Issues the Hospitality Industry Will Ignore at Its Own Peril

Deanna Ting, Skift

The answers vary but there's at least one overriding shared sentiment. Even if times are good, there's always room for improvement in any industry.

3 weeks ago

Choice Hotels Debuts New Booking System for Franchisees to Replace Outdated Tech

Choice Hotels Debuts New Booking System for Franchisees to Replace Outdated Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Choice's decision to build its own reservation system in-house is a poke in the eye to the many technology companies that sell systems to hotel chains.

4 weeks ago

Choice Hotels to Buy WoodSpring Suites in Extended Stay Market Play

Choice Hotels to Buy WoodSpring Suites in Extended Stay Market Play

Deanna Ting, Skift

It wouldn't be a proper end of the year in hospitality without at least one more merger or acquisition, right? Choice Hotels' purchase of WoodSpring Suites makes some sense as it bolsters its position in the midscale and economy extended-stay space.

2 months ago

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.

3 months 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?

4 months 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.

6 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?

6 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.

6 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.

6 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."

7 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.

7 months ago