Articles tagged “hotels”

Hotels

So Much for Qatar’s World Cup Hotels and Rooms Shortage

What happened to the hospitality crunch that was creating so much anxiety in Qatar ahead of the World Cup? High prices are reportedly a deterrent while other are choosing to fly in and out for the matches.

So Much for Qatar’s World Cup Hotels and Rooms Shortage

Business Travel

Hybrid Work Is Already Having Long Lasting Effects on Hotel Design

A leading architect has pinpointed these emerging hotel trends, showing just how prevalent the pandemic legacy is within hospitality.

Hybrid Work Is Already Having Long Lasting Effects on Hotel Design

Online Travel

HotelTonight Founder Sam Shank Leaves Airbnb After an Extended Stay

HotelTonight is the fastest, and probably the most exquisite and feisty hotel booking app around. Regardless of its future with Airbnb, it created dozens of imitators, and set the standard.

HotelTonight Founder Sam Shank Leaves Airbnb After an Extended Stay

Online Travel

Uber’s New Viator Partnership Highlights Increased Fragmentation in Online Travel

The online travel duopoly is dead — if it ever existed. New travel brands from sectors like banks and rideshare services are running amok.

Uber’s New Viator Partnership Highlights Increased Fragmentation in Online Travel

Travel Technology

Four Seasons Won’t Let Tech Replace the Human Exchange Expected of Luxury

Luxury brand Four Seasons believes strongly that guests who are spending more money need to be pampered a little, says its chief commercial officer. But it is smart to shy away from certain types of tech because of that?

Four Seasons Won’t Let Tech Replace the Human Exchange Expected of Luxury

News Blog

Qatar’s World Cup to Benefit Hyatt and Accor Most: Analyst

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 starts in five days, and Qatar is struggling to have enough lodging to house an expected 1.2 million football fans. Qatar has only about 31,000 hotel rooms, according to benchmarking service STR, though Qatar Tourism says it has more hotels opening this month in time for the event —…

News Blog

Accor Subsidiary D-Edge Acquires Digital Marketing Company to Expand Services

The hotel tech services company owned by hotel giant Accor is strengthening its offerings through the acquisition of a digital marketing agency.  Accor-owned D-Edge said this week that it has acquired Equaero, a Paris company that uses a proprietary software platform for marketing campaign tracking and reporting.  Equaero is now a wholly owned subsidiary of…

News Blog

UAE Developer Nakheel Secures $4.6 Billion Financing to Develop Dubai Islands 

Dubai-based property developer Nakheel announced it has secured $4.6 billion in strategic financing deal to drive what it calls, “the new phase of growth.” The amount includes refinancing of $3 billion, and additional funds of $1.6 billion. The developer of Palm Jumeirah said that the finance would be utilised to accelerate the development of its…

Online Travel

Booking.com’s Stagnant Mix of Short-Term Rental Stays Is a Not Necessarily Bad Thing

Booking.com and Airbnb are tough to compare. Although Booking.com officials would admit it has a lot to improve in short-term rentals, the company is playing its hotel hand to an advantage.

Booking.com’s Stagnant Mix of Short-Term Rental Stays Is a Not Necessarily Bad Thing

Online Travel

Airbnb’s Best Quarter and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb has its best quarter yet, Booking Holdings plans more tech investment, and Qatar aims for long-lasting tourism after the World Cup.

Airbnb’s Best Quarter and Other Top Stories This Week