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Accor’s All-Inclusive Resort Growth Plan Strengthens Company Grip on Luxury

Accor is staying busy with brand rollouts and expansion into newer sectors like all-inclusive resorts, but make no mistake: This is all about elbowing out the competition to win over luxury customers.

Accor’s All-Inclusive Resort Growth Plan Strengthens Company Grip on Luxury

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Marriott Vacations CEO Weighs in on the Timeshare Rollup During the Recovery

Providing younger travelers with more flexibility makes the timeshare sector more appealing to millennials with disposable income. And that makes properties in the sector more attractive for M&A.

Marriott Vacations CEO Weighs in on the Timeshare Rollup During the Recovery

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China’s Choppy Hotel Recovery Sounds Warning Alarm for Global Developers

Even though the hotel industries in the U.S. and Europe have outperformed China in recent weeks, developers in these stronger markets should consider how their projects will be impacted by China’s closed borders remaining walled off.

China’s Choppy Hotel Recovery Sounds Warning Alarm for Global Developers

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Will Hyatt Finally Report a Profitable Pandemic Quarter This Week?

Most hotel companies have posted a profit at least once during the pandemic, and Hyatt needs to do the same this week to avoid shareholder and analyst scrutiny.

Will Hyatt Finally Report a Profitable Pandemic Quarter This Week?

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Hilton, Accor Won’t Have a China Growth Story to Tell Shareholders This Week

Hotel executives presented China as a definitive, massive growth opportunity to shareholders during the pandemic. But volatility in the development world as well as tough government oversight mean CEOs at companies like Hilton, Accor, and Wyndham need to find a new way to show strength.

Hilton, Accor Won’t Have a China Growth Story to Tell Shareholders This Week

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Luxury Hotels Walk a Fine Line When Trying to Grow With More Non-Hotel Concepts

Hotel companies venturing into broader hospitality concepts isn't a new trend, but the rapid growth seen over the last decade is a warning sign to not go overboard. Exclusivity is what makes some of these brands appealing in the first place.

Luxury Hotels Walk a Fine Line When Trying to Grow With More Non-Hotel Concepts

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New SH Hotels CEO on Taking Founder Barry Sternlicht’s Vision to Next Level

SH Hotels & Resorts has a new CEO after his successor lasted only a few months. Beefing up the company's brand presence in the highly competitive lifestyle hotel sector is crucial to success.

New SH Hotels CEO on Taking Founder Barry Sternlicht’s Vision to Next Level

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Oyo Hotels Reveals Tactics for Bad Reviews and ‘Negative Press’ in IPO Filing

Bad publicity isn't good for a growing company like Oyo, but the company's plan to file lawsuits against those who post negative comments online about the brand is almost certain to backfire.

Oyo Hotels Reveals Tactics for Bad Reviews and ‘Negative Press’ in IPO Filing

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Blackstone’s $305 Million Hotel Grab Shines Light on Acquisition Climate

Major real estate and investment groups like Blackstone and MCR Hotels will garner the most headlines around hotel acquisitions coming out of the pandemic. There's simply not enough brands out there for a company like Marriott to make a splash on the M&A front.

Blackstone’s $305 Million Hotel Grab Shines Light on Acquisition Climate

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Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts Valuations Tank on Chinese Crackdown

Increased oversight from Chinese regulators in Macau threatens a massive financial hit to U.S. gaming resort operators. But don’t expect this to lead to a mass exodus to other gaming markets in Asia.

Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts Valuations Tank on Chinese Crackdown