Articles tagged “ihg”

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.

4 days 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).

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 months ago

Midscale Hotel Brands Are Getting Smarter About Not Being Boring

Midscale Hotel Brands Are Getting Smarter About Not Being Boring

Deanna Ting, Skift

If you're a hotel company planning to launch and/or reinvest in a midscale brand, please make it interesting.

3 months ago

IHG Announces New Midscale Hotel Brand — Without a Name

IHG Announces New Midscale Hotel Brand — Without a Name

Deanna Ting, Skift

What's in a name? Well, for IHG, that's the next big--and pretty crucial--step in rolling out its 13th hotel brand. Another big step needed? Making sure it'll stand out from all the other value-driven midscale brands out there.

3 months ago

Interview: Kimpton CEO Sees IHG Helping to Propel Its International Expansion

Interview: Kimpton CEO Sees IHG Helping to Propel Its International Expansion

Deanna Ting, Skift

The hotel company that started the boutique hotels movement in the U.S. wants to set a precedent for scaling up — without losing its soul in the process. But can it succeed?

3 months ago

Amadeus Hospitality Is Making Bigger Hotel Deals as It Chases a Breakthrough

Amadeus Hospitality Is Making Bigger Hotel Deals as It Chases a Breakthrough

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus' hospitality division is creating a back-end booking system for InterContinental Hotels Group. But it's not a foregone conclusion that the tech colossus will win over a swath of other hotels.

3 months ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: InterContinental CEO on Guests Who Want It All

Skift Backstage Podcast: InterContinental CEO on Guests Who Want It All

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear insight from a leading hotel executive about the quest to get customers in the door — and understand them better.

4 months ago

Hilton’s New Design Brings the Gym to the Guest Room

Hilton’s New Design Brings the Gym to the Guest Room

Deanna Ting, Skift

This is especially ideal for guests who (1) don't want their colleagues (or the general public) to see their sweaty selves in the hotel gym and (2) those rare souls who want to work out 24/7 as if no one is watching.

4 months ago