Articles tagged “ihg”

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.

4 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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?

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

Deanna Ting, Skift

Yet again, Steve Wynn keeps winning, as are his gaming counterparts. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, who managed to win an all-out battle for Starwood last year, was the top-ranked non-gaming CEO.

2 months ago

IHG Happy to Keep Doing Things Differently to Competitors

IHG Happy to Keep Doing Things Differently to Competitors

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Solomons is correct in pointing out the diverging strategies of the big hotel companies and over the next couple of years we will be able to find out which one was right.

3 months ago

IHG CEO Richard Solomons to Step Down

IHG CEO Richard Solomons to Step Down

Deanna Ting, Skift

It'll be interesting to see Barr lead IHG into a new era and there's no doubt his expertise in China will help the company grow even more in that region. Another key thing to note will be how he chooses to integrate Kimpton more into IHG's portfolio.

3 months ago

Video: IHG CEO Says ‘We’re Big Enough’

Video: IHG CEO Says ‘We’re Big Enough’

Deanna Ting, Skift

IHG CEO Richard Solomons isn't interested in scale for scale's sake.

3 months ago

Holiday Inn’s New Look Was Designed for the Millennial Mindset

Holiday Inn’s New Look Was Designed for the Millennial Mindset

Deanna Ting, Skift

Has "Millennial mindset" just become a euphemism for "smart" and "decent" these days? Either way, it's welcome, especially when it comes to hotel design.

3 months ago