Articles tagged “kimpton”

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

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?

12 months ago

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Deanna Ting, Skift

Why? They make money. And they're easier to roll out than a "hard brand." (Thus, why those are "hard.")

1 year 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 year ago

How Boutique Hotels Changed the Way We Design Hotels

How Boutique Hotels Changed the Way We Design Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

Design was just one ingredient, albeit an essential one, for creating a boutique hotel both then and now.

2 years ago

What It Was Like to Work with Boutique Hotel Pioneer Bill Kimpton

What It Was Like to Work with Boutique Hotel Pioneer Bill Kimpton

Deanna Ting, Skift

If there were ever someone who truly influenced and mentored an entire generation of hotel leaders, Bill Kimpton would be at the very top of that list.

2 years ago

These Are the Best Hospitality Companies to Work for in 2017

These Are the Best Hospitality Companies to Work for in 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

When it comes to the biggest hospitality companies out there, these are some of the best to work for.

2 years ago

Kimpton Is Latest Hotel Chain to Deal With Credit Card Data Breach

Kimpton Is Latest Hotel Chain to Deal With Credit Card Data Breach

Deanna Ting, Skift

With so many data breaches impacting so many different hotel chains, we have to wonder if there are better ways for hotels to prevent these kinds of attacks.

2 years ago

Kimpton CEO Vows to Keep Rewards Program Unique Despite IHG Integration

Kimpton CEO Vows to Keep Rewards Program Unique Despite IHG Integration

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Will Kimpton be able to retain its boutique brand DNA within InterContinental Hotels Group? CEO Mike DeFrino is trying to reassure the masses that it will but Kimpton and IHG are moving slower than a stuck elevator to provide some proof.

3 years ago

InterContinental CEO Thinks Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal

InterContinental CEO Thinks Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal

Samantha Shankman, Skift

From luxury to boutique brands, changes in how travelers research, book, and experience hotels are impacting key experiences and forcing hoteliers to innovate on a company-wide and brand level basis.

4 years ago

Interview: InterContinental Hotels Group CEO on the Importance of Trust

Interview: InterContinental Hotels Group CEO on the Importance of Trust

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Brand trust, fostered by communicating and delivering on a defined guest experience, is what keeps guests coming back year after year. Solomons focus on building trust is what drives all the smaller decisions from tech to training.

4 years ago

Skift Business Traveler: Kimpton Hotels Under InterContinental

Skift Business Traveler: Kimpton Hotels Under InterContinental

Grant Martin, Skift

4 years ago