Articles tagged “hyatt”

Travel This Week — What To Expect

Travel This Week — What To Expect

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Both the Global Business Travel Association Convention 2017 and United's second quarter earnings this week should give us a better handle on how corporate travel demand is faring in the Age of Trump and political uncertainties around the globe.

1 week ago

Exclusive: Hyatt Signs Deal With Booking.com as Hedge Against Expedia Impasse

Exclusive: Hyatt Signs Deal With Booking.com as Hedge Against Expedia Impasse

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As their contract expiration deadline looms, Hyatt and Expedia are maneuvering for position with Hyatt property owners. The new Hyatt-Booking.com agreement gives Hyatt some leverage but it likely wouldn't fully make up all the ground if the chain goes completely dark on Expedia.

2 weeks ago

Hyatt Adds Miraval to Make Its Loyalty Program More Attractive

Hyatt Adds Miraval to Make Its Loyalty Program More Attractive

Deanna Ting, Skift

It's a relatively small addition for now, but as Hyatt grows the Miraval brand, no doubt its members will appreciate the access to Miraval's wellness offerings. Now, we just have to wait and see what happens with Hyatt and Expedia.

3 weeks ago

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Deanna Ting, Skift

Why? They make money. And they're easier to roll out than a "hard brand." (Thus, why those are "hard.")

4 weeks ago

Hotel CEOs Love Direct Booking But They Have Varied Views About Strategy

Hotel CEOs Love Direct Booking But They Have Varied Views About Strategy

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whether you choose to view it as a war or not, it's fairly unanimous that nearly every hotelier wishes he or she would have more direct bookings versus bookings made through an online travel agency.

4 weeks ago

A Timeline of Online Travel Agency Battles With Hotels and Airlines

A Timeline of Online Travel Agency Battles With Hotels and Airlines

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There is pomp and circumstance, and plenty of bluster, but most negotiations between online travel agencies, on the one hand, and hotels and airlines, on the other, eventually end up in signed contracts. That's because the two sides usually need each other, like it or not.

1 month ago

Hyatt Plays Hardball With Expedia Over Contract Negotiations

Hyatt Plays Hardball With Expedia Over Contract Negotiations

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hyatt, like every other hotel company out there, wants to get better rates from online travel agencies like Expedia. But does it have the scale (and the muscle) to do it?

1 month ago

Hotel CEOs Push Back Against Trump on Travel Ban, Brand USA and Cuba

Hotel CEOs Push Back Against Trump on Travel Ban, Brand USA and Cuba

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hotel CEOs realize that if tourism to the U.S. drops, it could have a significant adverse impact not only on their own businesses but the industry, and the economy, as a whole.

2 months ago

Wellness Executives Question Hotel Chains’ Capabilities in the Sector

Wellness Executives Question Hotel Chains’ Capabilities in the Sector

Deanna Ting, Skift

Everyone in hospitality, it seems, is focusing on more wellness offerings, whether through mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, or enhanced programming — but what do the wellness vets think? Does this trend have staying power or is it just a fad?

2 months ago

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

Deanna Ting, Skift

Yet again, Steve Wynn keeps winning, as are his gaming counterparts. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, who managed to win an all-out battle for Starwood last year, was the top-ranked non-gaming CEO.

2 months ago

Hyatt CEO Is ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ After Strong First Quarter Earnings

Hyatt CEO Is ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ After Strong First Quarter Earnings

Deanna Ting, Skift

Something not mentioned much during Hyatt's first quarter earnings call that we wish were discussed more? Reaction to the new World of Hyatt loyalty program.

3 months ago

Hyatt to Offer In-Room Streaming Entertainment Worldwide

Hyatt to Offer In-Room Streaming Entertainment Worldwide

Deanna Ting, Skift

Our guess is, pretty soon, this will be as standard as those in-room iHome docking stations for your iPods, only a whole lot more useful.

3 months ago