Articles tagged “ihg”

Video: Marriott’s New Reservations System Could Be Its Secret Weapon in Direct Booking Wars

Video: Marriott’s New Reservations System Could Be Its Secret Weapon in Direct Booking Wars

Deanna Ting, Skift

Expect all the other major hotel brands to be revamping their reservations systems just like IHG has, and Marriott soon will, too.

1 min ago

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Implementation of panic buttons, or employee safety devices, for hotel employees is a good start, but it should just be the beginning of the much broader measures the entire global hospitality industry should take to ensure the safety of every single person who walks through its doors.

1 month ago

IHG CEO: Amazon Is a Threat to Online Travel Agencies, Not Hotels

IHG CEO: Amazon Is a Threat to Online Travel Agencies, Not Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

IHG CEO Keith Barr’s take on how we’ll be using technology now and in the future is both contrarian and perhaps more pragmatic than the views of some of his travel industry peers.

2 months ago

Amadeus Hospitality Is a Tough Sell Despite Progress With InterContinental Hotels Group

Amadeus Hospitality Is a Tough Sell Despite Progress With InterContinental Hotels Group

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus hopes to clear some of the underbrush that's grown up in hotel technology. If it succeeds, it will likely reshape the costs and systems used for selling rooms industrywide.

3 months ago

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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 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?

5 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.

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

7 months ago