Articles tagged “citizenm”

Hotels

Hotel Group Faith in Asset Light Model Opens Gap for Upstarts

Most large lodging companies avoid owning real estate. This groupthink is dumb. One of the smartest strategic thinkers in hospitality, Inès Blal, is right to call for a more critical appraisal of the asset-light model.

Hotel Group Faith in Asset Light Model Opens Gap for Upstarts

Business Travel

Selina’s Remote Year Overhauls Business Model With New Subscription Plan

The company has set up a new digital membership platform with more affordable prices to let beginners test the waters before committing to a month-long trip. But the question is whether that's enough to convert digital nomad wannabes into actual bookers.

Selina’s Remote Year Overhauls Business Model With New Subscription Plan

Business Travel

Venture Capital Legend Tim Draper Looks to Franchise Hostels

Startup Draper House, which is part of the billionaire investor's funding network, is the perfect embodiment of entrepreneurial tourism, a fast-growing sub sector that blends startup culture and venture capital with hospitality. Co-branding opportunities could help it expand rapidly.

Venture Capital Legend Tim Draper Looks to Franchise Hostels

Hotels

CitizenM and Life House Redefine Hotel Relationships in Their Own Ways

CitizenM is willing to take a profit hit to entice long-term guest loyalty, while Life House seeks to limit guest services to extract maximum profits for owners. The sustainable business model award goes to CitizenM.

CitizenM and Life House Redefine Hotel Relationships in Their Own Ways

Hotels

Robots and Automation Move From Novelty to Necessity in Hotels

Given the constraints of today’s labor market — and the speed to onboard new hospitality talent — it’s time to push the envelope when it comes to artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation.

Robots and Automation Move From Novelty to Necessity in Hotels

Business Travel

Morningstar Is Balancing Business Trips With Meetings in the Metaverse

All-digital experiences are a pandemic legacy, and the financial services sector is seeing a lot of value in the extra dimension that virtual reality can bring to conferences, training and education. Business meetings aren’t that far away.

Morningstar Is Balancing Business Trips With Meetings in the Metaverse

Hotels

Full Video: CitizenM CEO at Skift Forum Europe 2022

Business still may not normal for citizenM, but the company is moving forward with its growth plans. CEO Klaas Van Lookeren Campagne explains in this video how the company is planning to make the most of the $1 billion it raised.

Full Video: CitizenM CEO at Skift Forum Europe 2022

Hotels

Luxury Hospitality Loses Its Luster and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, luxury hospitality fails to live up to its longtime grandeur, corporate travel thrives in the first quarter, and Expedia Group appoints a Google executive to plot its advertising strategy.

Luxury Hospitality Loses Its Luster and More Top Stories This Week

Online Travel

Daily Podcast: Uber’s Superapp Ambitions

Good morning from Skift. It's Thursday, April 7, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Uber’s Superapp Ambitions

Hotels

CitizenM Tests Marketing Hotels in the Metaverse

What's getting called the metaverse today is a joke. But marketers are right to run tests. The key thing to learn is how people will express their identities and status via avatars in virtual games. Future branding depends on that knowledge.

CitizenM Tests Marketing Hotels in the Metaverse