Articles tagged “hilton”

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Spencer Soper and Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

So, what happened to Google Home?

1 week ago

Marriott CEO Says More Hotel Mega-Mergers Are Likely

Marriott CEO Says More Hotel Mega-Mergers Are Likely

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Marriott's decision to buy Starwood does seem to make consolidation among the rest of the chasing pack seem very likely. The problem is nobody wants to get burned by doing a deal at the very top of the market.

2 weeks ago

These Are the Best Hospitality Companies to Work for in 2017

These Are the Best Hospitality Companies to Work for in 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

When it comes to the biggest hospitality companies out there, these are some of the best to work for.

3 weeks ago

Why You Should Wear Golf Pants on a Plane — and Other Travel Hacks

Why You Should Wear Golf Pants on a Plane — and Other Travel Hacks

Mark Ellwood, Bloomberg

Most of the travel advice here is sound stuff, but wearing golf pants on the plane? Come on. You can do better.

3 weeks ago

Hotel CEOs Aren’t Slowing Down Their Push for Direct Bookings

Hotel CEOs Aren’t Slowing Down Their Push for Direct Bookings

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hotel CEOs to investors: "Trust us, it was all worth it."

1 month ago

Hotel CEOs Are Now Less Optimistic About Business Travel Outlook This Year

Hotel CEOs Are Now Less Optimistic About Business Travel Outlook This Year

Deanna Ting, Skift

So, how about that travel ban?

1 month ago

Here’s What Hotel CEOs Think of Trump’s Travel Ban

Here’s What Hotel CEOs Think of Trump’s Travel Ban

Deanna Ting, Skift

We'll see what the hotel industry has to say (or doesn't say) when Trump issues his revised travel ban plans next week.

1 month ago

Hilton CEO: Spinoffs Have Freed Us Up for Organic Growth, More Direct Bookings

Hilton CEO: Spinoffs Have Freed Us Up for Organic Growth, More Direct Bookings

Deanna Ting, Skift

For Hilton, focusing on building direct customer relationships, improving loyalty, and launching new brands will always be top priorities, at least for this year.

1 month ago

8 Top Executives Say Where Hotel Loyalty Is Headed Next

8 Top Executives Say Where Hotel Loyalty Is Headed Next

Deanna Ting, Skift

We're calling 2017 as the year when loyalty becomes an even bigger focus for hotels, if it isn't already. Why? Because there's no better time than now to try to capture a consumer's loyalty, or to engage with them, even if the landscape is becoming a lot more competitive, and consumers, overall, aren't quite as "loyal" as they used to be.

2 months ago

Hilton Unveils Loyalty Program Updates That Borrow From the Airlines

Hilton Unveils Loyalty Program Updates That Borrow From the Airlines

Deanna Ting, Skift

We're surprised no other hotel loyalty programs have yet attempted to do what Hilton is doing here. These updates, for the most part, reflect an acknowledgement on Hilton's part that no two hotel guests are the same, and that loyalty programs designed solely for road warriors aren't enough to compete in today's increasingly competitive loyalty landscape. Side note: We're so happy they decided to drop that extra (and very unnecessary) "h" in Hilton Honors, too. Oh, and it's just Hilton now, not Hilton Worldwide.

2 months ago

The Hotel Industry Thinks 2017 Could Be the Year Corporate Travel Bounces Back

The Hotel Industry Thinks 2017 Could Be the Year Corporate Travel Bounces Back

Deanna Ting, Skift

Even though every day with the new Trump administration seems unpredictable, early signs have convinced many in the hotel industry that this might just be the year that corporate travel rebounds from its 2016 slump. However, given the new executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, some executives throughout the travel industry may be rethinking their outlook on corporate travel.

2 months ago

Hilton and Marriott CEOs Urge Hoteliers to Hire More Millennials and Lobby to Ease Travel Barriers

Hilton and Marriott CEOs Urge Hoteliers to Hire More Millennials and Lobby to Ease Travel Barriers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Both CEOs made the case for their respective causes, which would ultimately benefit not only their respective businesses and customers, but the travel industry a whole.

2 months ago