Articles tagged “choice hotels”

Budget Hotel Chain Oyo Continues Meteoric Growth With Vegas Hooters Acquisition

Budget Hotel Chain Oyo Continues Meteoric Growth With Vegas Hooters Acquisition

Danni Santana, Skift

Oyo is opening, on average, one new hotel per day. It should be available in all 50 U.S. states in no time.

6 months ago

Choice Hotels Says Comfort’s Property Renovations Are Paying Off

Choice Hotels Says Comfort’s Property Renovations Are Paying Off

Danni Santana, Skift

Choice Hotels is showing a lot of patience with its Comfort brands, probably more than a $2.5 billion investment warrants. But early signs suggest it will work out.

6 months ago

Marriott, Hilton, Choice Hotels Refuse to Serve as Detention Centers in Trump-Backed Immigration Raids

Marriott, Hilton, Choice Hotels Refuse to Serve as Detention Centers in Trump-Backed Immigration Raids

Danni Santana, Skift

Want to talk about an easy public relations win? This is it. Hotel business and politics don't mix.

7 months ago

Oyo Is Betting U.S. Strategy on Aggressive Dynamic Pricing

Oyo Is Betting U.S. Strategy on Aggressive Dynamic Pricing

Danni Santana, Skift

Oyo's dynamic pricing strategy could turn out to be a bit of a double-edged sword in the U.S., where the company faces greater competition. On one hand occupancy is sure to go up for many of its hotel partners, but if a majority of rooms are booked last-minute at incredibly low prices, hotel managers can start enduring some losses.

7 months ago

Choice Hotels Rebrand Campaign Aims to Win Back Business Travelers

Choice Hotels Rebrand Campaign Aims to Win Back Business Travelers

Danni Santana, Skift

Choice Hotels realized years ago that Comfort Inn's look was outdated. The company has to hope that spending billions on renovations and new marketing materials will make the brand successful again.

8 months ago

We Can Put the Quality Into Homesharing, Say Hotel CEOs

We Can Put the Quality Into Homesharing, Say Hotel CEOs

Danni Santana, Skift

It used to be that hotel CEOs outright dismissed homesharing. But now that more hospitality companies are taking the plunge, the top brass is making the case for why the hotel giants can do it better.

9 months ago

Choice Hotels Looks to High-End Travelers to Boost Revenue

Choice Hotels Looks to High-End Travelers to Boost Revenue

Isaac Carey, Skift

Choice knows where the money is, and right now it's not in midscale brands. Will upgrading Comfort Inn be enough to lift room rates?

9 months ago

Expedia Being Investigated for Conspiring With Hotels to Suppress Competition

Expedia Being Investigated for Conspiring With Hotels to Suppress Competition

David McLaughlin, Bloomberg

These are some pretty serious allegations but we'll have to wait and see how far this one gets before any juicy details emerge.

9 months ago

Choice Hotels Sees Room Revenue Hurt by Hurricane Florence

Choice Hotels Sees Room Revenue Hurt by Hurricane Florence

Deanna Ting, Skift

The bigger question the hotel industry is no doubt asking itself is this: Was this third quarter just a one-off? Or was it a sign of tougher times to come?

1 year ago

Choice Hotels Debuts New Midscale Brand Clarion Pointe

Choice Hotels Debuts New Midscale Brand Clarion Pointe

Deanna Ting, Skift

Does the world really need yet another midscale select-service brand? According to Choice Hotels, yes, yes it does.

1 year ago

Choice Hotels Sees Promise of Tax Cuts For Travel, Just Not Yet

Choice Hotels Sees Promise of Tax Cuts For Travel, Just Not Yet

Deanna Ting, Skift

That corporate tax rate has helped companies with their balance sheets, but will those extra dollars actually translate to increased travel?

2 years ago

What Hotel CEOs Are Saying About Amazon and Google’s Growing Influence in Travel

What Hotel CEOs Are Saying About Amazon and Google’s Growing Influence in Travel

Deanna Ting, Skift

Disruption in the travel industry is a universal constant, and we can certainly expect Amazon and Google to continue that tradition. An even more interesting question to ask ourselves for the moment: Why aren't Google and Apple doing more to get their smart devices into hotel rooms like Amazon is?

2 years ago