Articles tagged “hilton”

Are Hotel-Fee Initiatives Inspired by What the Airlines Have Accomplished?

Are Hotel-Fee Initiatives Inspired by What the Airlines Have Accomplished?

Deanna Ting, Skift

In some ways, perhaps … but one big difference between hotels and airlines is that hotels want their consumers to actually like (maybe even love) them. While with airlines, that might be a different story as some recent events would demonstrate (we're looking at you, United).

4 weeks ago

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

So much for taking a summer vacation. This year, the hotel industry was busy making major moves and investments, as well as launching new brands, properties, and policies.

4 weeks ago

Hotel CEOs Say They’re Cautiously Optimistic About Corporate Travel

Hotel CEOs Say They’re Cautiously Optimistic About Corporate Travel

Deanna Ting, Skift

But shouldn't hotel executives be a bit more concerned? At least that's what one analyst is wondering, and we are too.

1 month ago

Hotel CEOs Discuss Recent Cancellation Policy Changes and Hint at More to Come

Hotel CEOs Discuss Recent Cancellation Policy Changes and Hint at More to Come

Deanna Ting, Skift

As hotels tighten up their revenue management practices, expect more of these cancellation policy changes to take place in the near future.

1 month ago

Hilton CEO Looks to Airbnb as Hedge Against Power of Expedia and Booking.com

Hilton CEO Looks to Airbnb as Hedge Against Power of Expedia and Booking.com

Deanna Ting, Skift

In some cases, the hotel-online travel agency relationship is still a tense situation, but for most big hotel companies, it's still business as usual.

1 month ago

New York City Hotels Hope for Higher Room Rates as Construction Boom Eases

New York City Hotels Hope for Higher Room Rates as Construction Boom Eases

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

New York City is indeed a tough market for hoteliers because of competition not only from each other but Airbnb, too. And a massive construction boom of hotels doesn't help.

1 month ago

Anbang May Be Forced To Sell Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Other Overseas Assets

Anbang May Be Forced To Sell Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Other Overseas Assets

Bloomberg News, Bloomberg

Anyone want to buy a historic hotel in midtown Manhattan? The Chinese government’s desire to curb foreign investments may have a big impact on the U.S. travel industry and especially hotel companies.

2 months ago

Hilton CEO Talks HNA, Cancellations, OTAs, and Airbnb

Hilton CEO Talks HNA, Cancellations, OTAs, and Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

As it adapts to its new asset-light strategy, Hilton seems determined to leverage the strength of its ties to HNA, prevent unwanted hotel cancellations, and welcome more competition from an unlikely ally: Airbnb.

2 months ago

What Lies Ahead for Hilton and Its Newest Big Investor, HNA

What Lies Ahead for Hilton and Its Newest Big Investor, HNA

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

Hilton's newest major investor could prove to be beneficial, if not challenging, for its future prospects and its share price.

2 months ago

HNA Group Reveals Its Ownership Structure Under Pressure From Authorities

HNA Group Reveals Its Ownership Structure Under Pressure From Authorities

Prudence Ho, Bloomberg

Like other massive Chinese conglomerates (Anbang, anyone?) HNA Group's ownership structure is just as convoluted and HNA's connections to the global travel industry are numerous. In the hotel space alone HNA is an investor or owner of the following brands: HIlton, Carlson Rezidor, NH Hotels, and Red Lion Hotels Corporation, to name a few.

2 months ago

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.

2 months 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.")

3 months ago