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When Will Big Hotels Brands Go All In on Alternative Accommodations?

Most hotel parent companies, such as IHG, Hyatt, and Hilton, haven't created brands in alternative accommodations. But a report coming this week from real estate services company JLL will spotlight some billion-dollar reasons why that will change.

When Will Big Hotels Brands Go All In on Alternative Accommodations?

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Highgate’s New CEO Goes On the Hunt for Luxury and Lifestyle Hotels

Highgate's name hasn't been associated with luxury and lifestyle until now. But the company, which is the second-largest hotel manager in the U.S., is making some distinctive moves that will likely broaden its footprint among high-end, full-service properties.

Highgate’s New CEO Goes On the Hunt for Luxury and Lifestyle Hotels

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Big Hotel Brand Interest in All-Inclusive Resorts May Be Overheated

The conventional wisdom of big hotel brands is that buying all-inclusive resorts may be as relaxing as staying at one. But what if big hotel brands are in for a disappointing experience at the buffet bar?

Big Hotel Brand Interest in All-Inclusive Resorts May Be Overheated

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Investors Prod Hotel Leaders on Climate Promises

Some green-eyed investors are adopting new tactics to coax hotel owners and operators to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions.

Investors Prod Hotel Leaders on Climate Promises

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Scotland’s Gleneagles Offers Subscription Model for 1st Expansion in 9 Decades

It's hard to look at Ennismore's chic new Gleneagles Townhouse, which puts equal weight on its members club as its hotel, without drawing a connection to how many travel brands have been testing the subscription model.

Scotland’s Gleneagles Offers Subscription Model for 1st Expansion in 9 Decades

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A Third Hospitality Model That Big Brands Have Essentially Ignored

Investment manager LaSalle is betting on Numa, a hotel startup. The deal suggests that some institutional investors are tantalized by a market segment that draws little interest from big brands.

A Third Hospitality Model That Big Brands Have Essentially Ignored

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Hotel Developers Still See Opportunities in Travel’s Crowded Hotspots

Recent moves by MCR, JL Capital, Indian Hotels Company, and Generator show how developers pry their hotels into built-up destinations.

Hotel Developers Still See Opportunities in Travel’s Crowded Hotspots

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IHG Turns to Greater China to Expand Global Development

The Americas still takes the (slightly) biggest piece of IHG's development pipeline pie, but Greater China is vaulting forward each year with new signings and higher room counts for the company behind brands like Holiday Inn and InterContinental.

IHG Turns to Greater China to Expand Global  Development

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Middle East Hotel Development Picks Up the Pace

The pace of hotel development in the Middle East is picking up after a two-year dry spell. The key to making these hotels a success is showing this region is still a place to visit when the rest of the world is back to open borders and on a level tourism playing field.

Middle East Hotel Development Picks Up the Pace

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Casino Resorts Look to Diversify Asia Growth Beyond Macau

MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas Sands aren’t writing off Macau, but they also aren’t solely focusing on China’s gaming hotspot for growth in Asia.

Casino Resorts Look to Diversify Asia Growth Beyond Macau