Articles tagged “hyatt”

Hilton Commits to Growing Its Portfolio of All-Inclusive Resorts

Hilton Commits to Growing Its Portfolio of All-Inclusive Resorts

Deanna Ting, Skift

And it won't be the only one. Expect Marriott and other global hotel brands to join Hyatt and Hilton in growing their respective all-inclusive resort portfolios, too.

4 days ago

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike Seeking Improved Benefits

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike Seeking Improved Benefits

Associated Press

Like so many workers throughout the U.S. and in other industries, these hotel workers are seeking better benefits, especially when it comes to improved healthcare coverage.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Implementation of panic buttons, or employee safety devices, for hotel employees is a good start, but it should just be the beginning of the much broader measures the entire global hospitality industry should take to ensure the safety of every single person who walks through its doors.

2 weeks ago

Marriott and Starwood Clean House Ahead of Combining Loyalty Programs

Marriott and Starwood Clean House Ahead of Combining Loyalty Programs

Grant Martin, Skift

Marriott and Starwood are ready to pull the trigger on integrating their loyalty programs — but will their hotel and loyalty members ever be ready for the change?

1 month ago

What You Need to Know About the Possible Sale of Luxury Hotelier Belmond

What You Need to Know About the Possible Sale of Luxury Hotelier Belmond

Deanna Ting, Skift

Shareholders are no doubt elated, but luxury travelers are concerned. They don't want Belmond to become another Ritz-Carlton, and get folded into another mega-hospitality giant.

1 month ago

Luxury Hotelier Belmond Considers Putting Itself Up for Sale

Luxury Hotelier Belmond Considers Putting Itself Up for Sale

Deanna Ting, Skift

Now the question is: Who will buy it, and does the company name happen to end with “riot”?

1 month ago

The Many Ways Travel Companies Target Luxury Agents

The Many Ways Travel Companies Target Luxury Agents

Patrick Whyte, Skift

In certain sub-sectors — luxury and cruise spring to mind — travel agents still play a big part in driving sales. Hoteliers and tour operators know this and are happy to splash the cash in order to get some of their business.

2 months ago

How Luxury Operators Dial Into Top-Producing Agents

How Luxury Operators Dial Into Top-Producing Agents

Laura Powell, Skift

It's an old business axiom that 20 percent of customers are responsible for 80 percent of one's business. Top travel companies are recognizing this is certainly the case in the world of luxury travel agents. That's why more and more of them are starting to create novel programs for their best sellers.

2 months ago

Hyatt Expands Loyalty Program to New Luxury Hotel Partners

Hyatt Expands Loyalty Program to New Luxury Hotel Partners

Grant Martin, Skift

Hyatt just extended its loyalty program to reach a whole new market of luxury properties around the world. Boutique enthusiasts will be thrilled with both Hyatt and its reach.

2 months ago

Hyatt’s $22 Million Charge Underscores Hotels’ Homesharing Struggles

Hyatt’s $22 Million Charge Underscores Hotels’ Homesharing Struggles

Deanna Ting, Skift

Seems like both Hyatt and AccorHotels are struggling to find ways to make private accommodations work with their current business models. But we don't think they should give up hope just yet.

2 months ago

Hyatt’s New Alliance Hints at the Future of Hotel Loyalty Programs

Hyatt’s New Alliance Hints at the Future of Hotel Loyalty Programs

Deanna Ting, Skift

If independent hotel collections like Small Luxury Hotels of the World and its peers want to thrive, pursuing more loyalty tie-ins seems likely, but they have to be careful to stress the additional value they can bring for independent hotels. Otherwise, what's stopping independents from flocking to the hotel soft brands?

2 months ago

Making Sense of the Hyatt, NH Hotels, Minor International Saga Thus Far

Making Sense of the Hyatt, NH Hotels, Minor International Saga Thus Far

Deanna Ting, Skift

Would NH Hotel Group have been better off with Hyatt? Perhaps we’ll never know. But maybe there’s another company out there that isn’t afraid to get into a bidding war with Minor?

2 months ago