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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

Accor CEO Says a Rising Middle Class in India Will Bolster Hotel Sector

Accor's top boss said during a Thursday earnings call that the hotel group will benefit as the middle class expands in India and beyond in the next several years.

Accor CEO Says a Rising Middle Class in India Will Bolster Hotel Sector

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb’s New Listing Verification Process Favors Pro Hosts 

With fraud a substantial problem in online travel these days, Airbnb is undertaking the mammoth task of trying to verify listings. The process is easier for professional hosts.

Airbnb’s New Listing Verification Process Favors Pro Hosts 

Hotels

IHG Forecasts Loyalty and Hotel Pipeline Growth

CEO Elie Maalouf pointed to early results suggesting that IHG's recent marketing efforts and brand development work are leading to growth in a virtuous flywheel for the hotel group.

IHG Forecasts Loyalty and Hotel Pipeline Growth

Hotels

Andaz Brand Campaign: The Story of Hyatt’s Luxury Lifestyle Hotels

Hyatt's brand muse Crystal Vinisse Thomas reveals the thinking behind her seven-figure marketing campaign for luxury lifestyle brand Andaz.

Andaz Brand Campaign: The Story of Hyatt’s Luxury Lifestyle Hotels

Hotels

Wyndham’s Latest Annual Report: 8 Things We Learned

Eight things jumped out at us from Wyndham annual financial filing. One surprise was that it has introduced an AI risk disclosure. That is something we expect will become commonplace in travel company filings.

Wyndham’s Latest Annual Report: 8 Things We Learned

Hotels

Hyatt Releases Upbeat Hotel Metrics, Delays Conference Call

Hyatt didn't provide a full report on its 2023 performance, but it did release some key numbers for the full year that suggested strong momentum.

Hyatt Releases Upbeat Hotel Metrics, Delays Conference Call

Hotels

Wyndham Results Hurt By Cost and ‘Noise’ of Choice Hotels’ Hostile Bid

Wyndham executives said a Choice Hotels offer to buy it has sandbagged them with work in rebuffing the offer and addressing regulators' concerns. The bill so far is $75 million.

Wyndham Results Hurt By Cost and ‘Noise’ of Choice Hotels’ Hostile Bid

Hotels

Marriott and Hilton: 12 Takeaways From Their Annual Reports

A dozen things jumped out at Skift when looking at Marriott and Hilton's annual financial filings. Points range from the performance of their loyalty programs to how they're taking market share.

Marriott and Hilton: 12 Takeaways From Their Annual Reports

Online Travel

Airbnb and AI: Brian Chesky Sees New Verticals — Like Amazon and Apple

No, Brian Chesky isn't necessarily talking about launching flights on Airbnb when he refers to becoming a "cross-vertical company." Google Flights, relax.

Airbnb and AI: Brian Chesky Sees New Verticals — Like Amazon and Apple

Hotels

MGM Resorts Got Las Vegas Boost From Super Bowl and F1

Las Vegas's hosting of the Super Bowl helped MGM Resorts post records in its hotel revenues. Demand may stay strong as the company expects to fully roll out a Marriott licensing tie-up by the end of March.

MGM Resorts Got Las Vegas Boost From Super Bowl and F1