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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

IHG’s New Americas CEO: A Bet on Luxury and Moving at ‘China Speed’

Jolyon Bulley became IHG's CEO of the Americas in July. He aims to bring a “China speed” pace to luxury and lifestyle hotel growth in the group’s largest region.

IHG’s New Americas CEO: A Bet on Luxury and Moving at ‘China Speed’

Hotels

Expedia CEO to Hotel Owners: Stamp Out Rogue Wholesale Rates

Hotels aren't doing enough to keep their wholesale rates off of smaller retail travel sites. That is damaging to Expedia's effort to gather the best prices online.

Expedia CEO to Hotel Owners: Stamp Out Rogue Wholesale Rates

Hotels

Marriott’s 3 Big Challenges: CEO Anthony Capuano Makes a Case for Growth

Despite doubling its room count over a decade, Marriott CEO Anthony Capuano remains optimistic about the company's growth potential. He's betting that high-margin luxury hotels and a tech revamp will help sustain fat fees.

Marriott’s 3 Big Challenges: CEO Anthony Capuano Makes a Case for Growth

Hotels

Global Hotel Deals to Surpass $58 Billion in 2024

Global hotel transactions hit the second lowest in a decade last year – only the exceptional 2020 pandemic year was worse.

Global Hotel Deals to Surpass $58 Billion in 2024

Hotels

Sam Nazarian’s SBE Attempts Lifestyle Hotel Comeback With Wyndham Deal

Sam Nazarian once built buzzy hotel brands Hyde and SLS. Can Nazarian repeat the trick with the help of unlikely partners Wyndham and musical artist (and investor) Marc Anthony?

Sam Nazarian’s SBE Attempts Lifestyle Hotel Comeback With Wyndham Deal

Hotels

Hilton’s New Program Aims to Match Aspiring Hotel Owners With Capital

More needs to be done to democratize hotel ownership, and Hilton's new program is a promising example.

Hilton’s New Program Aims to Match Aspiring Hotel Owners With Capital

Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals See Rising Demand from the Super Bowl, Olympics, and More Taylor Swift

2023 taught short-term rental managers a lesson in pricing around big events – 2024 will be the year to apply those lessons.

Short-Term Rentals See Rising Demand from the Super Bowl, Olympics, and More Taylor Swift

Hotels

Hotel Profits: Here’s What Will Drive Results in 2024

Both 2022 and 2023 were banner years for U.S. hotels. But owners and operators may face more headwinds when it comes to bottom-line profitability in 2024.

Hotel Profits: Here’s What Will Drive Results in 2024

Hotels

U.S. Hotel Rates Buck Inflation Trend With Year-End Decline

Good news for travelers, bad news for hotel owners. The U.S. hotel industry is seeing a (modest) decline in room rates after a recent dramatic run-up in prices.

U.S. Hotel Rates Buck Inflation Trend With Year-End Decline

Hotels

How Hotels Will Seduce the Middle-Class Traveler

Luxury is fun, and lifestyle properties are hip. Yet mid-market brands that serve middle-class travelers, a rising group, are the biggest opportunity for major hotel groups.

How Hotels Will Seduce the Middle-Class Traveler