Articles tagged “hilton”

Marriott and Hilton’s New Cancellation Policies Won’t Impact Corporate Travel as Much as You Think

Marriott and Hilton’s New Cancellation Policies Won’t Impact Corporate Travel as Much as You Think

Deanna Ting, Skift

Forty-eight hours isn't too bad, but things might be tougher for everyone, corporate and leisure travelers alike, if the policy stretches to 72 hours down the line.

3 days ago

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Deanna Ting, Skift

Why? They make money. And they're easier to roll out than a "hard brand." (Thus, why those are "hard.")

4 weeks ago

Hotel CEOs Love Direct Booking But They Have Varied Views About Strategy

Hotel CEOs Love Direct Booking But They Have Varied Views About Strategy

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whether you choose to view it as a war or not, it's fairly unanimous that nearly every hotelier wishes he or she would have more direct bookings versus bookings made through an online travel agency.

4 weeks ago

Midscale Hotel Brands Are Getting Smarter About Not Being Boring

Midscale Hotel Brands Are Getting Smarter About Not Being Boring

Deanna Ting, Skift

If you're a hotel company planning to launch and/or reinvest in a midscale brand, please make it interesting.

1 month ago

IHG Announces New Midscale Hotel Brand — Without a Name

IHG Announces New Midscale Hotel Brand — Without a Name

Deanna Ting, Skift

What's in a name? Well, for IHG, that's the next big--and pretty crucial--step in rolling out its 13th hotel brand. Another big step needed? Making sure it'll stand out from all the other value-driven midscale brands out there.

1 month ago

American Express Beats Out Citigroup as Hilton’s Exclusive Loyalty Credit Card Provider

American Express Beats Out Citigroup as Hilton’s Exclusive Loyalty Credit Card Provider

Ken Sweet, Associated Press

We're pretty sure AmEx is breathing a huge sigh of relief today, especially after losing its co-branded cards with JetBlue and Costco in recent years, and potentially losing Starwood Preferred Guest following the integration of Marriott and Starwood's loyalty programs.

2 months ago

Hilton’s New Design Brings the Gym to the Guest Room

Hilton’s New Design Brings the Gym to the Guest Room

Deanna Ting, Skift

This is especially ideal for guests who (1) don't want their colleagues (or the general public) to see their sweaty selves in the hotel gym and (2) those rare souls who want to work out 24/7 as if no one is watching.

2 months ago

Extended Stay Hotels Experiment with On-Demand Food Services

Extended Stay Hotels Experiment with On-Demand Food Services

Deanna Ting, Skift

Launching something like on-demand grocery delivery service makes a lot of sense, but given what happened with Hilton's meal kit delivery service experiment, it'll be interesting to see how well Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham's pilot progresses.

2 months ago

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

Deanna Ting, Skift

Yet again, Steve Wynn keeps winning, as are his gaming counterparts. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, who managed to win an all-out battle for Starwood last year, was the top-ranked non-gaming CEO.

2 months ago

Hilton CEO: ‘We Feel Pretty Good’ But There’s Still Room to Grow

Hilton CEO: ‘We Feel Pretty Good’ But There’s Still Room to Grow

Deanna Ting, Skift

Fresh off of its spinoffs and investment from its new major stakeholder, HNA, Hilton seems poised to take the asset-light hotel management model and run with it.

3 months ago

Hilton Launches Points Pooling for Its Honors Loyalty Program

Hilton Launches Points Pooling for Its Honors Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

Hilton's Honors Loyalty program just got a bit more powerful with new functionality that allows for pooling of points among parties of 11.

3 months ago

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?

4 months ago