Articles tagged “choice hotels”

The Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2017

The Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

We can only hope that a large portion of Steve Wynn's $34 million compensation from last year will go to his multiple alleged victims.

1 month ago

Choice Sees Strong First Quarter Boosted by Extended Stay Acquisition

Choice Sees Strong First Quarter Boosted by Extended Stay Acquisition

Deanna Ting, Skift

With acquisitions like WoodSpring Suites, Choice Hotels' new CEO is making good on his mission to continue to grow the company and establish its dominance in the economy and midscale sectors.

1 month ago

Choice Hotels Expands Its Vacation Rental Portfolio with Listings from RedAwning

Choice Hotels Expands Its Vacation Rental Portfolio with Listings from RedAwning

Deanna Ting, Skift

Just like everyone wants a piece of the tours and activities industry right now, everyone in hospitality wants a cut of the vacation rental business, too.

2 months ago

Choice Hotels Sees WoodSpring Suites Deal as a Breakthrough in Extended Stay

Choice Hotels Sees WoodSpring Suites Deal as a Breakthrough in Extended Stay

Dan Peltier, Skift

Choice CEO Pat Pacious has demonstrated he's not one for a sleepy start as he settles into his new role as CEO. He's hit the ground running with the rollout of a new booking system and an acquisition that will help the company play ball in a competitive midscale and extended stay landscape.

4 months ago

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.

4 months 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.

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Choice Hotels Debuts New Booking System for Franchisees to Replace Outdated Tech

Choice Hotels Debuts New Booking System for Franchisees to Replace Outdated Tech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

5 months 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.

6 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.

8 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?

8 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.

10 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?

10 months ago