Articles tagged “ihg”

Coronavirus

Hotel Industry Faces Omicron Variant With Concerns About Travel Bans

We’re still weeks away from knowing just how much of an impact the Omicron variant will have on the travel industry. But companies can already discern just how much of a role government can have in altering the course of recovery.

Hotel Industry Faces Omicron Variant With Concerns About Travel Bans

Hotels

China’s Choppy Hotel Recovery Sounds Warning Alarm for Global Developers

Even though the hotel industries in the U.S. and Europe have outperformed China in recent weeks, developers in these stronger markets should consider how their projects will be impacted by China’s closed borders remaining walled off.

China’s Choppy Hotel Recovery Sounds Warning Alarm for Global Developers

Hotels

IHG CEO Finds Renewed Faith in China for Hotel Growth

Next year is the first major test of whether a new brand line-up and self-review is enough to roar IHG back to an era of pre-pandemic expansion levels.

IHG CEO Finds Renewed Faith in China for Hotel Growth

Hotels

Hotel CEOs Make These Bold Predictions for 2022

The Delta variant didn’t evade major hotel companies from profitability on their most recent quarter. Barring some massive pandemic setback, many of these optimistic outlooks are possible.

Hotel CEOs Make These Bold Predictions for 2022
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Hotels

Skift Global Forum Video: Designing Smart Digital Strategies for a Changing World

In this video recording from Skift Global Forum, we hear from Joseph Rajadurai, vice president & general manager, travel & hospitality, Cognizant, and George Turner, chief commercial and technology officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts, who discussed digital strategies that started in response to the pandemic and are now influencing the future of the travel industry.

Skift Global Forum Video: Designing Smart Digital Strategies for a Changing World

Coronavirus

Hotel CEOs Concede a Lasting Labor Shortage May Reshape Guest Experience

Finally, there’s some honesty about the hotel labor shortage crisis, and it doesn't just hinge on pandemic-related unemployment benefits.

Hotel CEOs Concede a Lasting Labor Shortage May Reshape Guest Experience

Hotels

What the Leisure-Led Travel Recovery Means for Future Hotel Development

Real estate is a long-term play that generally isn’t impacted by downturns, but the pandemic accelerated efforts to beef up some development offerings in the leisure and luxury orbit.

What the Leisure-Led Travel Recovery Means for Future Hotel Development

Hotels

Hilton, Accor Won’t Have a China Growth Story to Tell Shareholders This Week

Hotel executives presented China as a definitive, massive growth opportunity to shareholders during the pandemic. But volatility in the development world as well as tough government oversight mean CEOs at companies like Hilton, Accor, and Wyndham need to find a new way to show strength.

Hilton, Accor Won’t Have a China Growth Story to Tell Shareholders This Week

Hotels

IHG Downplays Stalled Growth Amid Pandemic Recovery

IHG isn’t expanding at the rate of some of its competitors. The company’s review process of poorly performing Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza properties can’t end soon enough.

IHG Downplays Stalled Growth Amid Pandemic Recovery

Business Travel

Hotels Offering Tiered Spaces for the Remote Work Era

With more luxury and lifestyle hotels offering co-working spaces, is now the time to grade the remote work experience with star ratings?

Hotels Offering Tiered Spaces for the Remote Work Era

Hospitality

Sonesta to Offer U.S. Hotel Franchising for First Time to Keep Growth on Fast Track

Failed deals between a Boston real estate owner and Marriott and IHG as well as the Red Lion parent company acquisition gave Sonesta an early leg up in its growth ambition. Now comes the hard part: organic growth.

Sonesta to Offer U.S.  Hotel Franchising for First Time to Keep Growth on Fast Track

Coronavirus

Independent Hotel Brands: Standalone Success or Prime Targets for Takeover?

The biggest hotel companies in the world are knocking on the doors of cool, independent brands for takeover talks. Not everyone is answering.

Independent Hotel Brands: Standalone Success or Prime Targets for Takeover?