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

Are Airbnbs Cheaper Than Hotels? What the Numbers Show

Staying at Airbnbs can certainly be a deal for the millions of travelers who are focused on price. But it also depends on what a guest is looking for, where and when?

Are Airbnbs Cheaper Than Hotels? What the Numbers Show

Hotels

Minor Hotels Aims to Expand Portfolio by a Third by 2027

Minor Hotels, the hotel group behind brands like NH Hotels and Anantara, is going all-in on post-pandemic growth. It plans to increase its hotel portfolio by 36% by the end of 2026.

Minor Hotels Aims to Expand Portfolio by a Third by 2027

Hotels

Marriott vs. Hilton: A Fee Fight for Hotel Dominance

While analysts fixate on room count and loyalty program growth, the real battle between hotel giants Marriott and Hilton is over the fees they charge owners and credit-card issuers.

Marriott vs. Hilton: A Fee Fight for Hotel Dominance

Hotels

Florida Hotels Are Beating U.S. Averages in Pricing Power and Revenue Growth

A forthcoming report from JLL Hotels & Hospitality reveals that the state's top 10 lodging markets have consistently outperformed national averages for revenue growth.

Florida Hotels Are Beating U.S. Averages in Pricing Power and Revenue Growth

Hotels

Gen Z Gives Surprising Boost to Some Hotels

Some hoteliers that cater to Gen Z see many of today's young people spending a larger share of their discretionary income on travel than Millennials did.

Gen Z Gives Surprising Boost to Some Hotels

Online Travel

Expedia’s New CEO: Fixing Vrbo, Loyalty, and the Outlook For International Growth

Expedia Group's new CEO, Ariane Gorin, wants to build a great product and accelerate growth. The rest would take care of itself.

Expedia’s New CEO: Fixing Vrbo, Loyalty, and the Outlook For International Growth

Hotels

Wyndham Adds All-Inclusive Resorts in Franchise Brand Deal

Surf's up. The partnership will add nine Decameron properties across Mexico, Panama, and Jamaica to Wyndham's portfolio, bringing its total all-inclusive offerings to more than 50 resorts worldwide.

Wyndham Adds All-Inclusive Resorts in Franchise Brand Deal

Hotels

Soho House Check-Up Months After Dire Report: What the Latest Numbers Show

Soho House is continuing its streak of losing money every year since its founding in 1995. But it also appears to be improving on key metrics.

Soho House Check-Up Months After Dire Report: What the Latest Numbers Show

Hotels

Hyatt Signals Strength in Business Travel, Loyalty, and All-Inclusives

For months ahead, Hyatt is seeing business travelers and convention-goers flocking back to its properties while hordes of sun-worshippers continue to descend upon its all-inclusive resorts, especially in Cancun.

Hyatt Signals Strength in Business Travel, Loyalty, and All-Inclusives

Hotels

Choice Hotels Boosts Global Pipeline

Choice Hotels is shrugging off concerns about softening travel demand.

Choice Hotels Boosts Global Pipeline