Articles tagged “hyatt”

Hyatt’s Potential Defections and 12 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Hyatt’s Potential Defections and 12 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In Skift's top stories this week, we covered Sonesta's rapid growth at the expense of Marriott and IHG, Asia's travel recovery, AirAsia's digital transformation, and Southwest's business travel strategy, among others.

2 weeks ago

Marriott and IHG Fueling Sonesta’s Rapid Growth: Is Hyatt Next?

Marriott and IHG Fueling Sonesta’s Rapid Growth: Is Hyatt Next?

Cameron Sperance, Skift

It only takes a little momentum for a snowball growth effect to transpire, and the unlikely Sonesta seems to have plenty of it to hit an extraordinary five-year growth goal.

2 weeks ago

Hilton, Hyatt and Others Pull Back the Curtain on Making Hygiene More Than Theater

Hilton, Hyatt and Others Pull Back the Curtain on Making Hygiene More Than Theater

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Strong communication and decision-making power at the local level are key to making heightened hotel cleaning measures succeed in an ever-changing pandemic information environment.

1 month ago

Loyalty Programs Need to Get Aspirational When Travelers Are Stuck at Home

Loyalty Programs Need to Get Aspirational When Travelers Are Stuck at Home

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airlines built loyalty programs around spend thresholds rather than miles traveled in recent years. The pandemic may catapult airline and hotel loyalty programs into becoming less transactional and more experiential and creative.

1 month ago

Hyatt CEO Says China Offers Proof Hotels Don’t Need a Vaccine to Recover From Coronavirus

Hyatt CEO Says China Offers Proof Hotels Don’t Need a Vaccine to Recover From Coronavirus

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Hyatt leaders promote ongoing strength in China's hotel recovery, but the company can't lose sight that its exposure in the country — despite the momentum — is smaller compared to the U.S., which continues to struggle.

3 months ago

Hyatt Still Bullish on Building New Hotels in Current Economy

Hyatt Still Bullish on Building New Hotels in Current Economy

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Hotel developers that look beyond banks to alternative financing sources like high-net-worth individuals will pay more in the near-term, but a company like Hyatt may find it is worth it in executing a growth strategy.

4 months ago

Hospitality’s Devastating Loss of Talent Should Be Your Gain

Hospitality’s Devastating Loss of Talent Should Be Your Gain

Colin Nagy, Skift

Great hoteliers are a different breed with skill sets that are hard to find in other industries. While hospitality has cut talent to the bone, other growing industries can benefit from a very unique suite of people skills, operational acumen, and soft diplomacy. They are worth consideration.

4 months ago

Hotels-Backed Online Search Platform Roomkey Suspends Operations

Hotels-Backed Online Search Platform Roomkey Suspends Operations

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Roomkey.com's demise (temporary or not) shouldn't be seen as a sign hotel companies can't compete with OTAs. But if revived, the brand will likely need a more in-your-face approach than pop-under ads to drive traffic.

5 months ago

Hotel CEOs Say Protests Are Our ‘Call to Action’ to Do More to Promote Racial Justice

Hotel CEOs Say Protests Are Our ‘Call to Action’ to Do More to Promote Racial Justice

Cameron Sperance, Skift

U.S. hotel leaders say repeated examples of prejudice and racial inequality are a call for them to do more given their diverse workforces. What materializes from such a call? A whole world is waiting.

5 months ago

Hyatt Plans to Lay Off 1,300 Employees Amid Ongoing Coronavirus Downturn

Hyatt Plans to Lay Off 1,300 Employees Amid Ongoing Coronavirus Downturn

Rama Venkat, Reuters

Hyatt's latest move to cut staffing around the world reflects the hotel industry settling into an uncertain operational future with low occupancy.

6 months ago

Host Hotels CEO: Group Business Travel Will Be Last to Recover But Remains Key to Industry

Host Hotels CEO: Group Business Travel Will Be Last to Recover But Remains Key to Industry

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Group travel is crucial for massive convention hotels to bounce back from coronavirus, but a vaccine or treatment is needed before major bookings materialize.

6 months ago

Hyatt Notches a Coronavirus Rarity — Sold-Out Hotels

Hyatt Notches a Coronavirus Rarity — Sold-Out Hotels

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Hopeful signs are emerging for Hyatt in the second half of 2020, but it has to differentiate itself from competitors looking to pounce on those same limited opportunities.

6 months ago