Articles tagged “four seasons”

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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 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.

9 months ago

Four Seasons Founder Not Worried About Airbnb But Ritz-Carlton Is on his Mind

Four Seasons Founder Not Worried About Airbnb But Ritz-Carlton Is on his Mind

Kim Chipman, Bloomberg

Four Seasons, which was bought out by Bill Gates and Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal in 2007, has an ambitious pipeline in the works. At its end of the market in coming years, will it be able to adapt to changing customer tastes — or does it even have to?

10 months ago

Exquisite Late-Night Room Service Is Alive and Well at These Luxury Hotels

Exquisite Late-Night Room Service Is Alive and Well at These Luxury Hotels

Chadner Navarro, Bloomberg

Inventive and indulgent room service is alive and well at these luxury hotels around the world.

10 months ago