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Articles tagged “hilton”

Hotels

Hilton CEO Says Hotel Chain Was ‘Totally Dysfunctional’ Before Blackstone

Blackstone didn't come in and suck the life out of Hilton Worldwide, but turned it into an organization that other hotel chains emulate. With its IPO imminent, Hilton will pay down a bunch of debt, and will find itself in an even more advantageous position.

Hilton CEO Says Hotel Chain Was ‘Totally Dysfunctional’ Before Blackstone

Hotels

The Top 22 Hotel Brand Sites Around The World

The Top 22 Hotel Brand Sites Around The World

Media and PR

Why Consumers Like Travel Brands That Keep Things Simple

The rankings are a pleasant reminder that price doesn't buy favor, but price can definitely put you on the bottom. Just ask Ryanair.

Why Consumers Like Travel Brands That Keep Things Simple

Hotels

Hotel Chains Are the Most Digitally Adept Brands in the Middle East

Luxury brands across all sectors are entering the Middle East to tap into the local and visitor base of high-spending customers. Their online presence is as, if not more, important than their on-the-ground services.

Hotel Chains Are the Most Digitally Adept Brands in the Middle East

Hotels

Blackstone Maneuvers its La Quinta, Extended Stay and Hilton Chess Pieces

What is the right formula for Blackstone? Two IPOs and a sale or perhaps three IPOs -- namely for Extended Stay America, Hilton, and possibly La Quinta. It is so nice to have options.

Blackstone Maneuvers its La Quinta, Extended Stay and Hilton Chess Pieces

Hotels

New York Hilton Midtown Brings Back Room Service In Paper Bags

The limited-service concept is designed to reduce overhead at hotels such as New York Hilton Midtown, but it will only work if Herb and other guests don't tire of dealing with the midnight munchies, and decide to reserve rooms elsewhere on their next visit.

New York Hilton Midtown Brings Back Room Service In Paper Bags

Hotels

What Blackstone and Hilton Have Been Doing Behind Closed Doors

Proceeds from the IPO -- the size of which is still to be determined -- would go toward paying down debt. Unlike many other private equity acquisitions where the acquired companies have been hamstrung and loaded down with debt, Blackstone has really rationalized and improved Hilton's global operations.

Hotels

Expedia Gives Hilton Guests a Little Convenience But No Price Break

Expedia's new pay-at-the-hotel option for Hilton, Marriott and others is all about competing with Priceline's Booking.com, which for years has been growing by enabling guests to reserve a stay and then pay at the front desk.

Expedia Gives Hilton Guests a Little Convenience But No Price Break

Hotels

Best Travel Ads This Week: The Colorful Spontaneous Side of Travel

Best Travel Ads This Week: The Colorful Spontaneous Side of Travel

Hotels

Is Blackstone’s Extended Stay America IPO a Trial Run for Hilton?

Extended Stay America and Hilton are two totally different kinds of hotel companies, but Extended Stay America's IPO is likely to impact the timing and shape of a potential Hilton IPO. The most interesting thing is that if everything falls into place, it looks like Hilton's long-awaited IPO will finally be on tap for 2014.

Is Blackstone’s Extended Stay America IPO a Trial Run for Hilton?