Articles tagged “ihg”

IHG Pairs Up with OpenTable and Grubhub to Reward Loyalty Members When They Eat Out — or In

IHG Pairs Up with OpenTable and Grubhub to Reward Loyalty Members When They Eat Out — or In

Deanna Ting, Skift

Expect more travel brands to extend their reach into the dining experience going forward, especially since consumers have to eat every day and may only travel on occasion. And after all, the way to anyone's heart is through their stomachs, right?

6 days ago

Amadeus Signs Premier Inn for Hotel Services as InterContinental Deal Steams Ahead

Amadeus Signs Premier Inn for Hotel Services as InterContinental Deal Steams Ahead

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In the context of Amadeus Hospitality's progress, the Premier Inn deal gives a semblance of traction to woo other chains.

2 weeks ago

IHG Is Planning to Create a New Luxury Brand

IHG Is Planning to Create a New Luxury Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IHG has fewer brands in its portfolio compared to most of its competitors, so adding a couple more makes sense.

1 month ago

IHG Is Finally Adding Kimpton to Its Loyalty Program

IHG Is Finally Adding Kimpton to Its Loyalty Program

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whatever IHG ultimately does as it proceeds with this loyalty program merger, the No. 1 thing they don't want to do is to anger Kimpton Karma elites. We also wonder: Will new IHG CEO Keith Barr start letting IHG's most elite loyalty members get access to his phone number too?

1 month ago

Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Provides the Most Payback on Guest Spending

Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Provides the Most Payback on Guest Spending

Deanna Ting, Skift

While it's fairly straightforward to quantify the value of a loyalty program in terms of "payback," that doesn't account for all the other special perks and experiences that travelers may value.

2 months ago

IHG CEO Sees Better Tech as Making Things Smoother Behind the Scenes

IHG CEO Sees Better Tech as Making Things Smoother Behind the Scenes

Dan Peltier, Skift

Keith Barr has a clean slate to build off his tenure in China and implement new technology for IHG employees that will help shape and improve the guest experience. We'll be watching to see if his vision of more seamless technology integration is realized this year.

2 months ago

Avid Hotels Is the Name IHG Gave to Its New Midscale Brand After a 3-Month Wait

Avid Hotels Is the Name IHG Gave to Its New Midscale Brand After a 3-Month Wait

Deanna Ting, Skift

Time to play another game of "Is it a boutique hotel or a condom brand?" We won't go that far here, but we wonder if IHG will be willing to inject a bit more personality and more of a story into its newest brand.

2 months ago

Are Hotel-Fee Initiatives Inspired by What the Airlines Have Accomplished?

Are Hotel-Fee Initiatives Inspired by What the Airlines Have Accomplished?

Deanna Ting, Skift

In some ways, perhaps … but one big difference between hotels and airlines is that hotels want their consumers to actually like (maybe even love) them. While with airlines, that might be a different story as some recent events would demonstrate (we're looking at you, United).

3 months ago

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

So much for taking a summer vacation. This year, the hotel industry was busy making major moves and investments, as well as launching new brands, properties, and policies.

3 months ago

Travel This Week — What to Expect: TripAdvisor and Priceline Strategy Tweaks

Travel This Week — What to Expect: TripAdvisor and Priceline Strategy Tweaks

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With the summer travel season in many parts of the world winding down, so is TripAdvisor's TV spend but let's see if it is starting to be a difference-maker. Meanwhile, new IHG CEO Keith Barr is conducting his first financial results call at the helm. Let's see how he does.

4 months ago

InterContinental Hotels Group Institutes a 24-Hour Cancellation Policy

InterContinental Hotels Group Institutes a 24-Hour Cancellation Policy

Deanna Ting, Skift

Twenty-four hours is more lenient than 48 hours. We'd be surprised if IHG doesn't eventually make the move to 48-hours' notice like its peers Hilton and Marriott very soon.

4 months 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.

5 months ago