Articles tagged “design”

Airbnb Plus Is All But Abandoned as a Grand Dream That Never Met Expectations

Airbnb Plus Is All But Abandoned as a Grand Dream That Never Met Expectations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Airbnb Plus vision to have a portion of its listings meet hotel-like standards was sound. But the execution was lousy, and the exclusivity requirement was a big barrier.

3 months ago

Wellness Will Enjoy a Tailwind as a Design Theme for Resorts and Cities: The Long View This Week

Wellness Will Enjoy a Tailwind as a Design Theme for Resorts and Cities: The Long View This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Design's importance to travel has taken on a new urgency because of recent events, says Richard Centolella, the pioneering design thinker. We agree, and welcome all the new functionalities.

3 months ago

Skift IDEA Awards: New Virtual Event, Discounts, and Deadlines

Skift IDEA Awards: New Virtual Event, Discounts, and Deadlines

Matt Heidkamp

We're announcing a virtual event focused on design and innovation later this fall.

3 months ago

Introducing the 2020 Skift IDEA Awards

Introducing the 2020 Skift IDEA Awards

Rafat Ali, Skift

We're announcing the Skift IDEA Awards, the annual recognition of excellence in Innovation, Design, and Experiences across the traveler journey. Apply by April 17 for early submission rates!

5 months ago

Design Trend: Hotel Lobby as Local-Inspired Living Room

Design Trend: Hotel Lobby as Local-Inspired Living Room

Kim Cook, Associated Press

Designers aim to make hotels into homey work spaces for business travelers, but if every hospitality space is an office, how do you take a vacation?

7 months ago

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The Baja Way – Designing the Perfect Luxury Travel Experience in Los Cabos

The Baja Way – Designing the Perfect Luxury Travel Experience in Los Cabos

Los Cabos Tourism Board + Skift

A new generation of forward-thinking chefs, gallery owners, mixologists, and entrepreneurs are helping the luxury destination of Los Cabos showcase its unique heritage and amenities, helping to set a new standard for luxury tourism in the process. In this piece, we get inside the mindset of “The Baja Way.”

8 months ago

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How Mercure Hotels Is Giving Travelers a Sense of Place with Local Food, Beverage, and Craftsmanship

How Mercure Hotels Is Giving Travelers a Sense of Place with Local Food, Beverage, and Craftsmanship

Accor Group + Skift

A “midscale” hotel brand may have once brought to mind conventional design, amenities, and food and beverage. But Mercure Hotels is making moves to show that midscale hotels can provide the unparalleled uniqueness of a local experience and become a portal to the destination.

9 months ago

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Executive Q&A: Susanne Hatje of Mandarin Oriental, New York

Executive Q&A: Susanne Hatje of Mandarin Oriental, New York

Mandarin Oriental, New York + Skift

Change is the norm in New York City’s highly competitive luxury hotel sector. But some iconic properties, like Mandarin Oriental, New York, have had remarkable staying power in the eyes of guests. We explore the keys to its success in this executive interview.

11 months ago

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Executive Q&A: Connecting the Dots Between Loyalty and Design

Executive Q&A: Connecting the Dots Between Loyalty and Design

ICF Next + Skift

Travel brands are beginning to embrace the principles of human-centered design to rethink the way they develop products and experiences. But where does loyalty fit into the equation? Empathy and giving the customer a seat at the table is a great place to start.

11 months ago

Meet the Finalists for the 2019 Skift Design Awards

Meet the Finalists for the 2019 Skift Design Awards

Matt Heidkamp, Skift

Skift Design Awards celebrates the trailblazers transforming the travel industry through human-centered design and experiences. Find out who's leading the pack before we reveal the winners at Skift Global Forum 2019.

12 months ago

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Executive Q&A: Steven Taylor, Accor’s Chief Marketing Officer, on the Brand’s Approach to Design

Executive Q&A: Steven Taylor, Accor’s Chief Marketing Officer, on the Brand’s Approach to Design

Accor Group + Skift

Design touches every aspect of our lives, so the idea that it impacts every corner of the hospitality industry should come as no surprise. For the Accor Group, design serves a bigger purpose than just looking aesthetically pleasing.

1 year ago

Atlanta: An Airport Case Study in Trying to Manage Plastic Waste

Atlanta: An Airport Case Study in Trying to Manage Plastic Waste

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

To reduce plastic waste, airports have to work with airlines, concessionaires, travelers, designers, local governments, and other parties. That's a lot of people to educate and much behavior to influence.

1 year ago