Articles tagged “hospitality”

Airbnb Co-Founder Named Chairman of Airbnb China and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Co-Founder Named Chairman of Airbnb China and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week Airbnb had our attention, and its attention was on China as it chose a new chairman for the country. The homesharing giant also returned to affiliate partnerships and debuted new vacation rental tools.

2 days ago

Standard Hotels CEO Talks Up Same-Day Booking and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Standard Hotels CEO Talks Up Same-Day Booking and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality we thought about removing friction. Airbnb's hotel-like concept could standardize homesharing; the Standard Hotels CEO sees value in easy, same-day booking, and hotels try to reduce guests' anxiety.

1 week ago

Hotels Try to Soothe Guest Concerns in an Age of Permanxiety

Hotels Try to Soothe Guest Concerns in an Age of Permanxiety

Deanna Ting, Skift

It's a constant challenge for hoteliers to ease the concerns and anxieties of their guests. The process, however, starts with strong training and compassion for others.

2 weeks ago

Hotel Safety and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Hotel Safety and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, reeling from the tragedy in Las Vegas, we put serious thought into what we call Permanxiety: a near-constant state of worry afflicting travelers today.

2 weeks ago

What Airbnb Should Do With Resy and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

What Airbnb Should Do With Resy and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week's biggest piece of hospitality news was Airbnb linking up with Resy, the home-sharing giant's latest step toward becoming a superbrand of travel.

4 weeks ago

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Rethinking the Current State of Hotel Technology

Rethinking the Current State of Hotel Technology

Cenium + Skift

Using a single integrated platform to manage operations can help hotels keep up with the competition and consumer demands.

1 month ago

Short-Term Rental Ban in Berlin and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Short-Term Rental Ban in Berlin and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, we looked at nontraditional spaces. The short-term rental ban affecting Airbnb in Berlin seems less strict now, and top hotel designers squeeze style into micro-hotels.

1 month ago

HotelTonight Pivots to Hotel Whenever and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

HotelTonight Pivots to Hotel Whenever and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, HotelTonight learned that the last-minute market might be too small, and century-old Taj Hotels has a new CEO.

1 month ago

Hotels Are Inspired By Airlines and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Hotels Are Inspired By Airlines and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, we looked outside the box at other sectors. Some hotels mimic airlines when structuring their fees and West Elm Hotels is hooking up with Williams-Sonoma.

2 months ago

Chefs+Tech: How Big Data Enhances Good Hospitality

Chefs+Tech: How Big Data Enhances Good Hospitality

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Balancing all the data a restaurant can collect about its customers with the need for the human touch is the perennial challenge for restaurateurs. Knowledgable is good. Creepy is bad.

2 months ago

Airbnb’s Road to an IPO and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb’s Road to an IPO and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality news, when we weren't thinking about surge pricing before the solar eclipse, we were digging into Airbnb's ongoing prep for an initial public offering.

2 months ago

Hilton Thinks Airbnb Is a Positive and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Hilton Thinks Airbnb Is a Positive and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality news, hotel CEOs weighed in on stricter cancellation policies, lagging corporate travel bookings, and Airbnb checking the power of online travel agencies.

2 months ago