Articles tagged “hospitality”

Marriott Combines Its Loyalty Programs and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Marriott Combines Its Loyalty Programs and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, Marriott finally announced how it will combine all three of its loyalty programs. Meanwhile, hotel commission cuts are the new reality for meeting planners, and Airbnb takes a shaky step into the meeting and event sector.

1 day ago

Airbnb-Branded Residences Draw Criticism and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb-Branded Residences Draw Criticism and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, we have two stories on Red Lion, which is buying Knights Inn from Wyndham — but Airbnb also made waves. The unsuspecting residents of an apartment complex in Florida suddenly find themselves under Airbnb's umbrella, whether they like it or not.

2 weeks ago

Evolution of the Hotel Front Desk and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Evolution of the Hotel Front Desk and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, hotels evaluate the advantages of the private club model, and don't miss our new deep dive on the tech-driven evolution of the outdated hotel front desk.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Challenges Booking and Expedia, and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Challenges Booking and Expedia, and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality news, Airbnb made a serious move toward attracting hotels and bed-and-breakfasts onto the platform. Missed this week's Skift Call on the Airbnb threat? Stay tuned for a podcast featuring highlights.

1 month ago

Radisson’s 8 Hotel Brands Explained and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Radisson’s 8 Hotel Brands Explained and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, we dug into the issue of Marriott's meetings commission cuts and broke down what's really behind each of Radisson's eight hotel brands.

1 month ago

The Airbnb Threat and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

The Airbnb Threat and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, we looked at the loyalty programs of Hyatt and Mandarin Oriental, but Airbnb dominated the news yet again. Don't miss our next Skift Call on March 13 tackling the way hotels and online travel agencies are dealing with the Airbnb threat.

2 months ago

Airbnb Plus and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Plus and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week our hospitality editor reported from San Francisco, analyzing what's really behind Airbnb's not-so-surprising new launches, among them a long-awaited loyalty program.

2 months ago

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 months ago

The Poetry of Hospitality Revolves Around Anticipation and Empathy

The Poetry of Hospitality Revolves Around Anticipation and Empathy

Colin Nagy, Skift

While we sometimes focus our adulation in other spheres such as startups and their founders, hoteliers need to be recognized for the hidden creativity that goes into doing their jobs well.

2 months ago

Airbnb’s New Tier of Select Properties and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb’s New Tier of Select Properties and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, the fact that it's earnings season is just the beginning. Airbnb is launching a new tier of select properties and Wyndham is selling its European vacation rental business.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

Hotels Reveal Distribution Strategies and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Hotels Reveal Distribution Strategies and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Airbnb announced a partnership with SiteMinder and Steve Wynn resigned as CEO of Wynn Resorts amid sexual misconduct allegations. For a longer read, don't miss our analysis of the love-hate relationship between hotels and online travel agencies.

2 months ago