Articles tagged “ihg”

InterContinental Hotels CEO Isn’t Worried About Brexit

InterContinental Hotels CEO Isn’t Worried About Brexit

Manus Cranny and Yousef Gamal El-Din, Bloomberg

As the UK only represents a small portion of IHG's overall business, CEO Keith Barr doesn't need to worry too much about Brexit. The truth is nobody really knows exactly what kind of impact it is going to have, especially as both sides have yet to agree divorce terms.

1 week ago

Japan Resort Area Attracts Hotel Investments and Foreign Tourists

Japan Resort Area Attracts Hotel Investments and Foreign Tourists

Masahiro Hidaka, Bloomberg

Foreign tourism is up in Beppu, Japan, which is renowned for its hot springs, as domestic tourism wanes. The surge in foreign visitors has attracted hotel investment from International Hotels Group and Hoshino Resorts.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Plus’ Risky Bet to Push Homesharing to a New Level

Airbnb Plus’ Risky Bet to Push Homesharing to a New Level

Deanna Ting, Skift

If Airbnb is successful with Airbnb Plus, it will ensure that alternative accommodations are no longer seen as an alternative. But making it a success will be easier said than done.

4 weeks ago

Niche Cruising Earns High-End Appeal

Niche Cruising Earns High-End Appeal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The rise of uber-luxury cruise ships is well documented, but what about high-end cruising without the bling? We've said it many times before, but it is worth repeating: Experience counts much more than it used to. An intimate vacation on a tiny barge or a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica can still be luxurious.

1 month ago

United’s Premium Economy Domestic Expansion Should Learn From Polaris Mistakes

United’s Premium Economy Domestic Expansion Should Learn From Polaris Mistakes

Grant Martin, Skift

A premium economy cabin on United's domestic fleet could give it a leg up on competitors in terms of both product and revenue. But can it actually execute?

1 month ago

InterContinental Hotels Is Buying a 51 Percent Stake in Regent Hotels for $39 Million

InterContinental Hotels Is Buying a 51 Percent Stake in Regent Hotels for $39 Million

Deanna Ting, Skift

Well, that didn't take very long. Will this luxury brand with a past be a good fit for IHG? Or is it too little, too late, to give Regent the comeback it deserves?

1 month ago

InterContinental Hotels Is Closing In on a Luxury Acquisition

InterContinental Hotels Is Closing In on a Luxury Acquisition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Asset light, something with history and heritage, fewer than 200 hotels ... IHG CEO Keith Barr has quite a specific wish list. It doesn't sound like we'll have to wait too long until we find out the identity of the luxury hotel brand in question.

2 months ago

The Big Deals Hotel CEOs Are Chasing in 2018

The Big Deals Hotel CEOs Are Chasing in 2018

Deanna Ting, Skift

For the hotel industry, shopping for new brands and other companies to buy up is always in season.

2 months ago

New Skift Research Brand Matrix Suggests Hotel Owners Evaluating Brands Should Look to Marriott and Hilton

New Skift Research Brand Matrix Suggests Hotel Owners Evaluating Brands Should Look to Marriott and Hilton

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

While brand considerations must be made on a property-by-property basis, Skift Research's proprietary Brand Matrix analysis ranks Marriott and Hilton at the top.

2 months ago

InterContinental Hotels Wants to Buy Luxury Brands

InterContinental Hotels Wants to Buy Luxury Brands

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Under previous CEO Richard Solomons, IHG had looked to fill "white space" in its portfolio and it looks like this plan is continuing under his successor. Despite having a well-established luxury brand, the area is something of a weak spot for the company, with no true high-end offering. It sounds like IHG is well on the way to rectifying this.

2 months ago

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Operating and Branding Strategies for Hotel Owners

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Operating and Branding Strategies for Hotel Owners

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

There may not be a "one size fits all" model for all hotel properties, but our latest research report highlights key items for hotel owners to think about when it comes to operating structures and branding strategies in today's environment.

2 months ago

IHG CEO Believes There’s More Opportunity in the Midscale Hotel Sector

IHG CEO Believes There’s More Opportunity in the Midscale Hotel Sector

Hannah Sampson, Skift

IHG CEO Keith Barr said business travel is continuing to grow — and evolve. How will the global company address those realities in 2018?

3 months ago