Articles tagged “hotel brands”

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Hyatt Hotels to Debut Atona Brand in Japan That Distills and Updates Ryokan Concept

For centuries, Japan has offered ryokans, which are minimalist guest houses typically located near onsen, or natural hot springs used for bathing. Hyatt Hotels said Wednesday that it planned to launch a new brand, Atona, that will distill the elements of traditional ryokans while adding some modern comforts. Hyatt has entered a fifty-fifty joint venture…

Hotels

Radisson Hotel Group Isn’t Finished With Transformative Strategy

Radisson Hotel Group is nearly unrecognizable from the company it was five years ago, thanks to a strategy shift and metabolism boost. Now, turnaround artist and CEO Federico González aims to double the company's footprint by 2025.

Radisson Hotel Group Isn’t Finished With Transformative Strategy

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Wyndham’s First Echo Hotel Will Likely Debut in Virginia

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has been teasing since March its plans to debut an economy extended-stay brand, apparently named Echo. On Wednesday, Sandpiper Hospitality filed plans to build what will likely be the first Echo hotel in western Henrico, Virginia, according to a news report. "Plans show the Echo hotel would reach four stories and include…

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European Coffee Retailer Julius Meinl Seeks Riches by Creating a Hotel Brand

European consumer goods brand House of Julius Meinl aims to open 15 Julius apartment hotels in the next few years. The effort is a litmus test for other premium-goods brands seeking diversification.

European Coffee Retailer Julius Meinl Seeks Riches by Creating a Hotel Brand

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In a Bet on All-Inclusives, Accor Will Quadruple Rixos Hotels to 100 by 2027

Pool Suite Types, Rixos Premium Belek - Antalya, Turkey. Source: Accor. Accor said on Wednesday that it was speeding up the development of all-inclusive hotels with the launch of its "all-inclusive collection." Accor entered the all-inclusive segment in 2016 by cutting a deal with Fettah Tamince, founder of Rixos Hotels. Since then, Accor has tripled…

Coronavirus

Busting Independent Hotel Myths During Covid-19: New Skift Research

The conventional wisdom is that hotel brands are a safe harbor for owners during a storm. But has that been the case during Covid-19? Recent data suggests that the reality is far more nuanced.

Busting Independent Hotel Myths During Covid-19: New Skift Research

Coronavirus

Who Launches a Brand in the Worst Year Ever for Hotels?

It's the worst time to launch a new hotel brand, right? Maybe not, if you're banking on a low-cost conversion model for operators struggling to meet bigger brand standards.

Who Launches a Brand in the Worst Year Ever for Hotels?

Coronavirus

Boutique Hotels Push Back on Major Chain Brand Conversion Tactics

Travelers may crave familiarity during the coronavirus recovery, but boutique hoteliers say familiarity can be achieved without making your property feel generic and sterile.

Boutique Hotels Push Back on Major Chain Brand Conversion Tactics

Coronavirus

Accor CEO: We Won’t Be Investing Equity in Our Struggling Hotels

It is impossible to predict a hotel company's overall 2020 financial performance until the spread of coronavirus stabilizes, and until operators can see what type of travel returns first.

Accor CEO: We Won’t Be Investing Equity in Our Struggling Hotels

Coronavirus

Shuffled Not Shaken Out: How Hotel Giants Will Handle All Those Brands Post-Coronavirus

Recent brand buildup by global hotel giants has caused some analysts to caution against brand cannibalization, but the coronavirus downturn isn't likely to change the push for more flags.

Shuffled Not Shaken Out: How Hotel Giants Will Handle All Those Brands Post-Coronavirus