Articles tagged “hyatt”

Hyatt Bids for Kimpton Hotels Owned by Xenia

Hyatt Bids for Kimpton Hotels Owned by Xenia

Patrick Clark and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Sometimes the only way to step up presence in cities is to buy and rebrand. InterContinental Hotels Group won't like this, as Hyatt can terminate the management contracts if it buys Xenia's Kimpton assets.

4 weeks ago

Dominican Tourism Is Down But Not Out Following Sensational Visitor Death Headlines

Dominican Tourism Is Down But Not Out Following Sensational Visitor Death Headlines

Danni Santana, Skift

What's done is done as it relates to the tourism dollars lost in the Dominican Republic this summer. The country is fighting perception at this point, but instead of blaming the media, it should look at local travel industry partners as a means to help regain consumer confidence.

2 months ago

Embracing the Role of Romance in Luxury Marketing

Embracing the Role of Romance in Luxury Marketing

Laura Powell, Skift

Romantic love and a night at the opera might seem the stuff of chick flicks and cheap paperbacks sporting Fabio’s bare chest. But one expert says luxury marketers should pay heed to both subjects if they want to build deep and lasting relationships with their clients.

3 months ago

Marriott Plays Catch-Up on All-Inclusives as Rivals Push Into Resorts

Marriott Plays Catch-Up on All-Inclusives as Rivals Push Into Resorts

Danni Santana, Skift

After years of standing on the sidelines, the world's largest hotel chain has committed to growing its all-inclusive portfolio organically. Keep an eye on Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be huge test markets for whether Marriott goes global.

3 months ago

What Hotel Earnings Reveal About Group Business Travel

What Hotel Earnings Reveal About Group Business Travel

Isaac Carey, Skift

It's undeniable: Group bookings are declining, and they probably will be for a while.

4 months ago

Group Bookings Slowdown Showing Up Already in Hotel Earnings

Group Bookings Slowdown Showing Up Already in Hotel Earnings

Isaac Carey, Skift

As the U.S.-China trade war drags on, its effect on group business travel becomes more and more apparent. An uncertain political environment within the U.S. is also probably having an impact.

4 months ago

5 Luxury Takeaways From the Latest Hotel Earnings Season

5 Luxury Takeaways From the Latest Hotel Earnings Season

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The luxury hotel market continues to evolve. While many of the big hotel companies seem pretty happy with their portfolios, we could see significant changes at Hilton over the coming years.

4 months ago

Don’t Expect Marriott’s Homesharing Business to Compete With Airbnb Just Yet

Don’t Expect Marriott’s Homesharing Business to Compete With Airbnb Just Yet

Danni Santana, Skift

Marriott took a big leap in launching its own short-term rental business to take on Airbnb. But it's definitely still too early to expect the world's largest hotel chain to challenge on that front.

4 months ago

Marriott’s Growth in China Helps Buck New Industry Trend

Marriott’s Growth in China Helps Buck New Industry Trend

Danni Santana, Skift

Alibaba does not deserve all of the credit for Marriott's sustained performance in China over the past year, but the partnership with the e-commerce company shows just how mutually beneficial these kinds of agreements can be.

4 months ago

Hyatt Feels Pinch From Lower Group Business in Its Hometown of Chicago

Hyatt Feels Pinch From Lower Group Business in Its Hometown of Chicago

Danni Santana, Skift

Hyatt’s second-quarter performance was another step in the right direction for the brand. But were it not for a slowdown in its U.S. and Chinese markets, it would have been better.

4 months ago

Hyatt and Hilton Are Taking Different Branding Approaches Inside China

Hyatt and Hilton Are Taking Different Branding Approaches Inside China

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Hyatt is launching a new China brand while Hilton swears by the adage of introducing the right Hilton brand in the right location at the right time across China. Which of the two approaches is better?

5 months ago

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American Airlines and Hyatt Partner to Amp Up Their Elite Loyalty Benefits

American Airlines and Hyatt Partner to Amp Up Their Elite Loyalty Benefits

American Airlines + Skift

As of last month, elite World of Hyatt and American Airlines AAdvantage members can earn more points and miles with a new joint loyalty collaboration from American Airlines and Hyatt. It’s a smart move considering the likelihood of customer overlap.

5 months ago