Articles tagged “hotel urbano”

Hotel Urbano Founders Regain Control, Buy Back Shares of Priceline and Other Investors

Hotel Urbano Founders Regain Control, Buy Back Shares of Priceline and Other Investors

Dan Peltier, Skift

They're back. The Brazilian economy and Hotel Urbano have both suffered a very rough stretch. Co-founders Joao Ricardo Mendes and Jose Eduardo Mendes have reasserted themselves in leading the company, but haven't publicly articulated in detail how they will navigate their way out of the online travel agency's current predicament. It will definitely be tough going.

3 years ago

Priceline Writes Down Nearly All of Its $60 Million Hotel Urbano Investment

Priceline Writes Down Nearly All of Its $60 Million Hotel Urbano Investment

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It is rare to see a company such as the Priceline Group take an impairment charge so quickly after investing. Even Priceline, in the short-term, at least, can get things wrong. Hotel Urbano needs more cash as the Brazilian economy and political system exhibited further stress, and the Zika virus took hold.

3 years ago

Battle for Latin America Booking Heats Up as Priceline Invests $60 Million in Hotel Urbano

Battle for Latin America Booking Heats Up as Priceline Invests $60 Million in Hotel Urbano

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In contrast to its recent penchant for big acquisitions, the Priceline Group now seems to be content to take minority stakes, such as this one with Hotel Urbano, while Priceline focuses on integrating past acquisitions and its new B2B businesses.

4 years ago

Hotel Urbano Launches Short-Term Rental Site With Installment Payment Option

Hotel Urbano Launches Short-Term Rental Site With Installment Payment Option

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hotel Urbano is now offering short-term rentals while Expedia is showing HomeAway's vacation rentals and Booking.com has lots of apartment hotels. Convergence extraordinaire.

4 years ago

Interview: Hotel Urbano CEO on Using Big Data to Battle Booking Rivals

Interview: Hotel Urbano CEO on Using Big Data to Battle Booking Rivals

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hotel Urbano is focused on being a Big Data-infused travel company with an online travel agency platform in Brazil, one of the largest emerging markets in the world. Hotel Urbano claims it is not only riding that demand, but is also creating it.

4 years ago

The Top Online Travel Booking Sites for January 2014

The Top Online Travel Booking Sites for January 2014

Rafat Ali, Skift

2014 will be an interesting year to watch from traffic perspective. While Priceline Group has a huge lead, Expedia and Tripadvisor family will continue to duke it out.

5 years ago

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

The global travel industry is going through a lot of disruption, and the biggest sectors include the sharing economy and ground transportation, as well as one large potential winner in the hotel booking sector.

5 years ago