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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

Skift Global Forum Preview: Ennismore CEO on the Appeal of Lifestyle Hotels

Ennismore founder and co-CEO Sharan Pasricha has teamed up with Accor and other investors to create a lifestyle supergroup. Here's a taste of his strategic thinking.

Skift Global Forum Preview: Ennismore CEO on the Appeal of Lifestyle Hotels

Business Travel

Lodging Startup Landing Raises $125 Million to Redefine Corporate Housing

So-called next-gen lodging platforms are doubling down on corporate needs, anything from remote work and relocations to extended projects, and even perks for personal use.

Lodging Startup Landing Raises $125 Million to Redefine Corporate Housing

Hotels

U.S. Hotels Enjoyed Record-High Room Rates in July

Hotel room rates in the U.S. have never been so high. Plus, India and Australia forecast booming growth and other news in hotel deals and development.

U.S. Hotels Enjoyed Record-High Room Rates in July

Tourism

Remote Work Drives Long Trips for Americans: New Skift Research Travel Tracker

The U.S. travel industry seems to be in full recovery mode. In July, 53 percent of Americans traveled, a 5-percentage-point jump from the same time last year.

Remote Work Drives Long Trips for Americans: New Skift Research Travel Tracker

Hotels

Aman Resorts’ New Funding Set to Boost Its Niche Status in Luxury Travel

The Aman brand is not your billionaire father's ultra-luxury hotel. But can the brand retain its appeal with a rising generation as it scales to the size of Waldorf Astoria?

Aman Resorts’ New Funding Set to Boost Its Niche Status in Luxury Travel

Short-Term Rentals

Vacasa CEO Matt Roberts Will Be Replaced by Ex-Egencia Boss Rob Greyber

Vacasa was ripe for a leadership change, if for nothing else but to shake things up. Let's see if Greyber can up the company's execution game.

Vacasa CEO Matt Roberts Will Be Replaced by Ex-Egencia Boss Rob Greyber

Hotels

Hotel Groups Deploy Swelling Cash Piles With Varied Playbooks

The big hotel groups sit on a $7 billion cash pile. How they use it, whether it's to acquire properties, improve their offerings, or buy back stocks, will shape their futures.

Hotel Groups Deploy Swelling Cash Piles With Varied Playbooks

Hotels

Investors in Kenya’s Hotels Now See Opportunities in Luxury Homes

The pandemic sparked a surge in investment in luxury houses. While that has increased property tax revenue for governments, the downside of such a boom is a lower number of guests for hotels still recovering from the crisis.

Investors in Kenya’s Hotels Now See Opportunities in Luxury Homes

Hotels

Blackstone Takes Stake in Hotel Owner Sunstone as Private Equity Eyes More Lodging Deals

In a turbulent financial market, players such as Blackstone are worth tracking because they usually have more wherewithal to invest in hotels than others do.

Blackstone Takes Stake in Hotel Owner Sunstone as Private Equity Eyes More Lodging Deals

Hotels

Hotel Design and Construction Need Radical Innovation

Hotel design can be bland because brands, owners, and lenders aren't incentivized to take risks. Some outside pressure is needed to boost innovation.

Hotel Design and Construction Need Radical Innovation