Articles tagged “four seasons”

What Bathroom Amenities Can Tell Us About Luxury Hotels

What Bathroom Amenities Can Tell Us About Luxury Hotels

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Hotels can spend a surprising amount of time on bathroom amenities. Why? Because guests — especially big-spending ones — actually pay attention to what they put on their hair and body when they take a shower.

2 weeks ago

Why Luxury Hotels Spend So Much Time Choosing Bathroom Amenities

Why Luxury Hotels Spend So Much Time Choosing Bathroom Amenities

Laura Powell, Skift

The general manager of Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris once told us that "the bathroom says everything about a hotel." We agree. Focusing on the bathroom amenities — the soaps, lotions, and potions — provides a valuable insight into the brand story.

2 weeks ago

Belize Looks Beyond Backpackers to Attract Luxury Vacationers

Belize Looks Beyond Backpackers to Attract Luxury Vacationers

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

In a few years, Belize will likely be a very different destination than it is today. Hotel developers are leading a pivot away from backpackers to luxury travel.

3 months ago

Hotel Minibar Gets an Upgrade Worthy of Wine Connoisseurs

Hotel Minibar Gets an Upgrade Worthy of Wine Connoisseurs

Elin McCoy, Bloomberg

When tech and food converge like this in hospitality, what's not to love? In this case, we'll gladly ask for another glass or two.

3 months ago

Jumeirah Hires Former Four Seasons Executive as Its New CEO

Jumeirah Hires Former Four Seasons Executive as Its New CEO

Deanna Ting, Skift

We're very much looking forward to seeing what Silva can do about growing the Jumeirah brand, and how he'll handle its new, soon-to-be-launched lifestyle brand.

5 months ago

Luxury Travel Confronts a Widening Identity Crisis

Luxury Travel Confronts a Widening Identity Crisis

Deanna Ting, Skift

Luxury hospitality is no longer defined by marble bathrooms and turndown service. To compete and appeal to today's luxury guest, hotels have to be a lot smarter and more thoughtful than ever before.

6 months ago

Hoteliers Are Taking Different Approaches to Luxury Travel Innovation

Hoteliers Are Taking Different Approaches to Luxury Travel Innovation

Deanna Ting, Skift

Everyone has different ideas and approaches for the next big thing in luxury hospitality, from digital innovation and more personalization to smarter, more intuitive service, and better dining experiences.

6 months ago

Marriott and AccorHotels Mega Merger Activity Created Luxury Powerhouses

Marriott and AccorHotels Mega Merger Activity Created Luxury Powerhouses

Deanna Ting, Skift

Perhaps being bigger isn't always better, at least when it comes to luxury hotels. When you're bigger, the challenges can be, too.

6 months ago

Hotels Use Technology and Design to Evolve the Healthy Room

Hotels Use Technology and Design to Evolve the Healthy Room

Laura Powell, Skift

Wouldn't it be nice if a hotel room could enhance your sleep, whip you into shape or make you relax? Four Seasons, MGM and Swissôtel are among the brands experimenting with accommodations designed to make guests feel healthier.

6 months ago

Changing Baltimore’s Image One Luxury Hotel at a Time

Changing Baltimore’s Image One Luxury Hotel at a Time

Laura Powell, Skift

For years, Baltimore has been portrayed on television and other media outlets as a city that's down on its luck. But a close look at what's happening in terms of investment in the city's luxury space reveals another side of the story.

7 months ago

Hotel Industry Is Increasingly Impacted by Shifting Political Winds

Hotel Industry Is Increasingly Impacted by Shifting Political Winds

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

For those who think that politics and travel don't mix: think again.

7 months ago

Data Breach at Sabre Hits Four Seasons and Other Hotels

Data Breach at Sabre Hits Four Seasons and Other Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

Sometimes it really does pay to book direct. At least in this case, customers who booked direct weren't impacted. Those who booked on third-party channels like online travel agencies weren't as lucky.

11 months ago