Articles tagged “ihg”

InterContinental Hotels’ New Upscale Conversion Brand Is Called Voco

InterContinental Hotels’ New Upscale Conversion Brand Is Called Voco

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IHG has been pretty busy over the last few months, first buying and building up its luxury offering and now unveiling a new upscale conversion brand. CEO Keith Barr certainly has his hands full.

2 weeks ago

The Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2017

The Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

We can only hope that a large portion of Steve Wynn's $34 million compensation from last year will go to his multiple alleged victims.

1 month ago

InterContinental Hotels Is Taking Kimpton Global

InterContinental Hotels Is Taking Kimpton Global

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Kimpton is pretty unknown in Europe and Asia but that is about to change. Whether it truly is a luxury brand is a moot point; InterContinental Hotels Group thinks it is, and will be pushing it as such.

2 months ago

InterContinental Hotels Group Focuses on Growing Luxury and Midscale Presence

InterContinental Hotels Group Focuses on Growing Luxury and Midscale Presence

Deanna Ting, Skift

We've noticed IHG has a knack for announcing new brands without giving them names first, so any takers on what the name of IHG's newest not-yet-named brand will be?

2 months ago

InterContinental Hotels Boosts Luxury Presence in UK

InterContinental Hotels Boosts Luxury Presence in UK

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Starwood Capital's sale of a luxury/upscale portfolio represented a good opportunity for InterContinental Hotels to expand its luxury footprint in the UK. CEO Keith Barr obviously thinks there's plenty of room for growth in the sector.

2 months ago

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.

2 months 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 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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?

3 months 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?

3 months 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.

4 months ago