Articles tagged “hilton”

New Skift Research Brand Matrix Suggests Hotel Owners Evaluating Brands Should Look to Marriott and Hilton

New Skift Research Brand Matrix Suggests Hotel Owners Evaluating Brands Should Look to Marriott and Hilton

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

While brand considerations must be made on a property-by-property basis, Skift Research's proprietary Brand Matrix analysis ranks Marriott and Hilton at the top.

2 days ago

Hilton’s CEO Says New York’s Waldorf Astoria Is Not for Sale

Hilton’s CEO Says New York’s Waldorf Astoria Is Not for Sale

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Sure, it's not for sale. But wouldn't things be easier for everyone if it was?

1 week ago

Hilton CEO Believes Direct Booking Campaign Is Key to Improved Guest Experience

Hilton CEO Believes Direct Booking Campaign Is Key to Improved Guest Experience

Deanna Ting, Skift

The direct booking wars are the true infinity war, at least in hospitality. In other words, don't expect a truce anytime soon.

1 week ago

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Operating and Branding Strategies for Hotel Owners

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Operating and Branding Strategies for Hotel Owners

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

There may not be a "one size fits all" model for all hotel properties, but our latest research report highlights key items for hotel owners to think about when it comes to operating structures and branding strategies in today's environment.

1 week ago

Smart Hotel Guest Rooms Are Almost Here

Smart Hotel Guest Rooms Are Almost Here

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The smart guest room of the future is still in development. A strong return on investment for hotel owners who invest in updated technology, however, will help push these innovations into the mainstream.

1 week ago

Expedia Acknowledges a New Balance of Power With Hotels in Direct Booking Challenge

Expedia Acknowledges a New Balance of Power With Hotels in Direct Booking Challenge

Dennis Schaal, Skift

A year from now — or perhaps sooner — we wouldn't be at all surprised to hear Expedia executives admit that hotels' direct-booking campaigns were having more of an adverse impact than the company initially articulated. Hotels have taken back some control from Expedia, and its shift toward independent hotels has far-reaching implications.

2 weeks ago

HNA’s $16 Billion Asset Sale Could Impact Its Many Travel Investments

HNA’s $16 Billion Asset Sale Could Impact Its Many Travel Investments

Bloomberg News and Prudence Ho, Bloomberg

It appears as though HNA's buying sprees of 2016 and 2017 will come to an abrupt end. More telling will be what impact, if any, this may have for its many travel investments, including in Hilton, Carlson Rezidor, and others.

3 weeks ago

The U.S. Hotel Industry Is Optimistic About the Future But What Comes Next?

The U.S. Hotel Industry Is Optimistic About the Future But What Comes Next?

Deanna Ting, Skift

More conservative folks might talk about being "cautiously optimistic," but positivity is the prevailing sentiment this year in the hospitality industry.

3 weeks ago

Why Expedia or Priceline Might Just Be the Next Great Hotel Brand

Why Expedia or Priceline Might Just Be the Next Great Hotel Brand

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whether or not you agree with this, it's certainly an idea worth contemplating as everyone and everything in the travel industry are beginning to converge. Whatever you decide, please don't shoot the messenger.

1 month ago

Hilton CEO Expects to Push Direct Booking Forever

Hilton CEO Expects to Push Direct Booking Forever

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Hilton has been working for years to keep customers booking on its website instead of with online travel agencies. Don't expect that to stop anytime soon — or ever.

1 month ago

Blackstone Is Paying $1.1 Billion to Buy Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort

Blackstone Is Paying $1.1 Billion to Buy Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort

Klaus Wille, Bloomberg

Blackstone, which still owns Hilton shares, has a penchant for making big hotel real estate deals involving the Waldorf-Astoria brand, doesn't it?

1 month ago

Luxury Hoteliers Believe Customization Is Key to Winning Over Millennials

Luxury Hoteliers Believe Customization Is Key to Winning Over Millennials

Deanna Ting, Skift

Customization, wellness, and technology are must-haves for any luxury hotel brand that wants to remain relevant — regardless of the age of their customers.

1 month ago