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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

China’s Hotel Groups Are Bouncing Back

Chinese hotels are now performing as well as they had been before the wave of coronavirus re-infection. Plus, news on Accor's expansion in India, Taiwan's tourism stimulus package, and more.

China’s Hotel Groups Are Bouncing Back

Hotels

Marriott CEO Says Hotel Group Is Building More Digital Tools for Guests

In a wide-ranging interview, Anthony Capuano said Marriott is testing adding buttons to its mobile app that would let guests choose their room assignments electronically or tip staff with online payments. The improvements couldn't come fast enough for many travelers.

Marriott CEO Says Hotel Group Is Building More Digital Tools for Guests

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Amadeus Wins Tech Contract With Top U.S. Hotel Manager Aimbridge

Aimbridge Hospitality, the largest U.S. company dedicated to running hotels on its own and on behalf of owners, said on Wednesday it had signed an exclusive contract with Amadeus, the Madrid-based travel tech giant, to provide business intelligence tools across its organization. “The market conditions we face as a business today continue to evolve at…

Hotels

Hotels Showcasing Work of Diverse Artists to Connect to Local Cultures

Transitioning hotel art from decorative to thought-provoking is an opportunity to enhance social responsibility while showcasing local culture — and possibly boost business.

Hotels Showcasing Work of Diverse Artists to Connect to Local Cultures

Hotels

Majority Stake in The Student Hotel Chain to Be Sold to Singapore, Dutch Funds

Singaporean fund GIC and Dutch pension manager APG are placing a bet on hybrid hospitality with this deal. While private student housing is an old model, The Student Hotel cleverly optimizes how it sells its space to students, travelers, and professionals needing co-working space, depending on shifting demand.

Majority Stake in The Student Hotel Chain to Be Sold to Singapore, Dutch Funds

Hotels

Accor in Talks to Sell $195 Million Stake in Ennismore to Qatari Consortium

Investors in the Middle East and Gulf states have a chance to become kingmakers in the hotel sector over the next year, as booming oil prices can help bankroll investments in the fast-recovering hospitality sector.

Accor in Talks to Sell $195 Million Stake in Ennismore to Qatari Consortium

Hotels

Latin America Hotels Unite to Launch Direct Booking Tools and Website

Far too many hoteliers in Latin America have failed to embrace the latest tools for marketing their businesses online. A group of Argentine hoteliers aims to bridge this digital divide by pooling resources.

Latin America Hotels Unite to Launch Direct Booking Tools and Website

Hotels

When Will Big Hotels Brands Go All In on Alternative Accommodations?

Most hotel parent companies, such as IHG, Hyatt, and Hilton, haven't created brands in alternative accommodations. But a report coming this week from real estate services company JLL will spotlight some billion-dollar reasons why that will change.

When Will Big Hotels Brands Go All In on Alternative Accommodations?

Hotels

Choice’s Grab for Radisson Americas Leaves These Unanswered Questions

Choice Hotels should be able to make good use of Radisson's Country Inn brand. Odds favor this transaction's long-term success. But the pact between frenemies Choice and Radisson is not without risk.

Choice’s Grab for Radisson Americas Leaves These Unanswered Questions

Hotels

Choice Hotels to Buy Radisson Hotel Group Americas for $675 Million

Choice wants to make its mark in the upscale segment. This is certainly one way.

Choice Hotels to Buy Radisson Hotel Group Americas for $675 Million