Articles tagged “Design Hotels”

Georgia’s Rising Tensions With Russia Could Be an Opportunity for Its Tourism

Georgia’s Rising Tensions With Russia Could Be an Opportunity for Its Tourism

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Georgia's tourism sector has been a striking success story over the last decade. While recent tensions with Russia threaten to upset the progress, they may also serve as the impetus for the country's tourism industry to become less reliant on its neighbor.

4 months ago

Marriott Executive Takes on New Challenge of Growing Design Hotels Brand

Marriott Executive Takes on New Challenge of Growing Design Hotels Brand

Danni Santana, Skift

While Design Hotels is not solely dependent on its loyalty agreement with Marriott to bolster its brand, our bet is that growing the number of hoteliers leveraging the partnership will help substantially.

5 months ago

The Future of Event Design and Diversity — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Event Design and Diversity — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Two of the biggest transformations in the meetings industry today relate to more creative event design and more emphasis on diversity, but we have a long way to go before each enters mainstream adoption. We in the meetings media can do better advancing those themes.

2 years ago

Design Hotels’ First Event for Meeting Planners Was a Lesson in Brand-Building

Design Hotels’ First Event for Meeting Planners Was a Lesson in Brand-Building

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

If your brand is all about unique experiences, then "show, don't tell" may be the best marketing strategy.

2 years ago

What Next-Level Hotels Have in Common: 5 Podcast Takeaways

What Next-Level Hotels Have in Common: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

A hotel that's just a hotel is so passé. Today's successful hospitality brand knows that the hotel is the first chapter of a long story of connected experiences.

2 years ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: What Next-Level Hotels Have in Common

Skift Backstage Podcast: What Next-Level Hotels Have in Common

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Listen for insight on the trends, design choices, and amenities that help hotels stand out.

2 years ago

Video: Design Hotels CEO on the Next Big Innovation in Hospitality

Video: Design Hotels CEO on the Next Big Innovation in Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

Claus Sendlinger's thoughts on curation and programming are something the hotel industry should be paying more attention to.

2 years ago

Innovative Hoteliers Want to Bring the Right Guests to Their Hotels

Innovative Hoteliers Want to Bring the Right Guests to Their Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

The next big thing in hospitality is already taking place today, and it's all about curation and community.

3 years ago

How Boutique Hotels Changed the Way We Design Hotels

How Boutique Hotels Changed the Way We Design Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

Design was just one ingredient, albeit an essential one, for creating a boutique hotel both then and now.

3 years ago

Skift Forum Europe: Design Hotels CEO on the Independent Spirit in Hospitality

Skift Forum Europe: Design Hotels CEO on the Independent Spirit in Hospitality

Greg Oates, Skift

Early on, Design Hotels narrowed in on the concept that innovative design was the foundation for any good brand experience. The company built on that by promoting the member hotel owners as expert curators of their local neighborhoods.

3 years ago

Starwood Adds Design Hotels to Its Loyalty Program and Brand Family

Starwood Adds Design Hotels to Its Loyalty Program and Brand Family

Jason Clampet, Skift

This is the best of both worlds for independent hotels: Keep your freedom, but get access to the a broader network. And Starwood can boast more destinations with little effort.

4 years ago

Starwood’s Room Growth Below Expectations, and Lifestyle Brands Don’t Help

Starwood’s Room Growth Below Expectations, and Lifestyle Brands Don’t Help

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Lifestyle hotel brands such as Starwood's Aloft and Element are growing substantially, but the smaller number of rooms in these properties is weighing down Starwood's growth. Starwood is looking at some creative ways and partnerships to jumpstart room growth.

5 years ago