Articles tagged “ihg”

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.

4 days 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?

2 weeks ago

Are Hotels and Online Travel Agencies Colluding on Keyword Bidding?

Are Hotels and Online Travel Agencies Colluding on Keyword Bidding?

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The largest hotel chains and online travel agencies have deals on paid search marketing practices that effectively trim their ad spend on Google. But smaller players remain unprotected from tough marketing tactics.

2 months ago

Video: IHG CEO on Where He’ll Break New Ground

Video: IHG CEO on Where He’ll Break New Ground

Dan Peltier, Skift

Barr is touting his experience in China and his company's long presence there as an advantage in understanding global consumer trends. But is that enough to raise the company's cool factor in western markets?

3 months ago

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?

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 months 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?

4 months 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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).

6 months ago