Articles tagged “hilton”

The Big-Money Reinvention of the Humble Hostel: A Skift Deep Dive

The Big-Money Reinvention of the Humble Hostel: A Skift Deep Dive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Money is flowing into the hostels market and established hotel companies want a piece. Will this new corporatization cost hostels the soul of their original mission?

6 days ago

A Cautious Hilton Unlikely to Buy Belmond

A Cautious Hilton Unlikely to Buy Belmond

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hilton is the kind of hotel company that's adamant about sticking to its guns. It says the future outlook looks fairly solid — unless, of course, fears of a looming recession come true.

4 weeks ago

Hilton Debuts New Hostel-Inspired Brand, Motto

Hilton Debuts New Hostel-Inspired Brand, Motto

Deanna Ting, Skift

So, it's not being marketed as a "hostel on steroids," as Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta once described it, but Motto by Hilton is more or less a lot of what we've seen before, albeit with a few twists.

4 weeks ago

Hilton, Hyatt, and Blackstone Eyeing Belmond Hotels

Hilton, Hyatt, and Blackstone Eyeing Belmond Hotels

Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

These potential suitors all have their own reasons for wanting to buy Belmond, but a bigger question looms as to why the company is deciding to put itself up for sale now after years of rebuffing the idea and years of underperformance.

2 months ago

Hilton Wants to Change the Conversation About Direct Booking With New Ad Campaign

Hilton Wants to Change the Conversation About Direct Booking With New Ad Campaign

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hotel industry to consumers: You should still stop clicking around, (obviously!), but you should also expect a lot more from us when you (1) book direct with us, (2) join our loyalty programs, and (3) stay in our hotels.

2 months ago

How Hotels Need to Balance the Amenities We Want Versus Those We Actually Use

How Hotels Need to Balance the Amenities We Want Versus Those We Actually Use

Deanna Ting, Skift

There's a very careful consideration to be made here by hoteliers, and even if guests don't use a particular amenity as much as they think they will, that doesn't necessarily mean that a hotel should get rid of it.

2 months ago

Hilton Commits to Growing Its Portfolio of All-Inclusive Resorts

Hilton Commits to Growing Its Portfolio of All-Inclusive Resorts

Deanna Ting, Skift

And it won't be the only one. Expect Marriott and other global hotel brands to join Hyatt and Hilton in growing their respective all-inclusive resort portfolios, too.

2 months ago

New Hilton-Foursquare Mobile Concierge Is a Promising But Missed Opportunity

New Hilton-Foursquare Mobile Concierge Is a Promising But Missed Opportunity

Deanna Ting, Skift

The idea's there, but why not take it a step further and personalize it that much more?

2 months ago

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Implementation of panic buttons, or employee safety devices, for hotel employees is a good start, but it should just be the beginning of the much broader measures the entire global hospitality industry should take to ensure the safety of every single person who walks through its doors.

2 months ago

Marriott and Starwood Clean House Ahead of Combining Loyalty Programs

Marriott and Starwood Clean House Ahead of Combining Loyalty Programs

Grant Martin, Skift

Marriott and Starwood are ready to pull the trigger on integrating their loyalty programs — but will their hotel and loyalty members ever be ready for the change?

3 months ago

Video: Hilton Pledges to Keep Innovating for the Next 100 Years

Video: Hilton Pledges to Keep Innovating for the Next 100 Years

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hilton knows that while technology can be a great problem-solver, the company can't ever forget that it's rooted in the hospitality industry, where, oftentimes, service and true hospitality simply can't be automated.

3 months ago

Hilton Recycles a Name for Its New Luxury Soft Brand

Hilton Recycles a Name for Its New Luxury Soft Brand

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

In hotels, as is fashion, what's old is new again.

4 months ago