Future of Lodging

As the lines continue to blur between hotels and short-term rentals, Skift is focused on the technology and the consumer behaviors that are driving this. Follow our coverage across the wide world of lodging, from traditional hotels and motels to urban short-term rentals and traditional vacation rentals.

Hotels

Rosewood Hotels Aims to Double Luxury Footprint This Decade

Rosewood practices arbitrage, luxury-hotel style. The company seems to believe that the three most important words in hospitality real estate are experience, experience, and experience.

Rosewood Hotels Aims to Double Luxury Footprint This Decade

Hotels

Hilton Grand Vacations Sees Inflation Boosting Timeshare Sales

They've got a pitch for you. What's more, you won't enter any commitments by reading this personal preview of their strategy.

Hilton Grand Vacations Sees Inflation Boosting Timeshare Sales
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Hotels

Why Small Luxury Hotels Think Tiny Is Mighty in the Post-Pandemic Era

Demand for “small, mindful" travel is supposedly on the upswing, and Small Luxury Hotels of the World is looking to take advantage. But can the marketing organization move the needle in the shadow of giant hotel groups?

Why Small Luxury Hotels Think Tiny Is Mighty in the Post-Pandemic Era

Hotels

Standard International CEO Says Lifestyle Hotel Growth Plan Isn’t ‘Drag and Drop’

Standard chief executive Amber Asher is one of the smartest people in hotels. But The Standard International has so much going on it, we wonder if the company can manage it all.

Standard International CEO Says Lifestyle Hotel Growth Plan Isn’t ‘Drag and Drop’

News Blog

Airbnb Increases Efforts to Boost Short-Term Rentals in Multifamily Buildings

Building on initiatives that had mixed results in the past, Airbnb is debuting an Airbnb-Friendly Apartments program to enable long-term renters in multifamily buildings where landlords permit it to list their rooms or apartments on Airbnb. Sentral Wynwood in Miami participated in Airbnb's new Airbnb-Friendly Apartments Program. Source: Airbnb For both guests and hosts, one…

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb’s Talking Points About Individual Hosts Hit a Reality Check

Airbnb has promoted a tale about the composition of hosts on its platforms, a saga contradicted by AirDNA research. It's time for Airbnb to be more transparent.

Airbnb’s Talking Points About Individual Hosts Hit a Reality Check

Hotels

Four Seasons Debuts Naviva Tented Experiences

True, the world already has its niche glamping products. But when the traditionalist Four Seasons also blurs the lines between indoors and out by adopting tented experiences, hotel designers worldwide will take notice.

Four Seasons Debuts Naviva Tented Experiences

Hotels

Hyatt to Buy Dream Hotels in Up to $300 Million Deal

Hyatt would boost its footprint in New York City and the lifestyle segment worldwide with this transaction.

Hyatt to Buy Dream Hotels in Up to $300 Million Deal

Hotels

Roseate Push Into UK Boutique Hotels Emphasizes Local Flavor Plus Indian Tradition

Can a company based in India create a thriving luxury boutique brand in Britain? Perhaps. Bird Group's Roseate aspires to be the first brand to truly pull off the trick.

Roseate Push Into UK Boutique Hotels Emphasizes Local Flavor Plus Indian Tradition

Online Travel

Oyo Still Keen on Long-Anticipated IPO in Early 2023

While Oyo plans to go ahead with its initial public offering, the hospitality company is yet to share the current valuation it is looking at. For sure, it would be nowhere close to its original hoped-for valuation of $12 billion.

Oyo Still Keen on Long-Anticipated IPO in Early 2023