Articles tagged “luxury hotels”

India’s Luxury Hotel Sector Needs an Oyo-Like Disruption, Says Former Oberoi Boss

India’s Luxury Hotel Sector Needs an Oyo-Like Disruption, Says Former Oberoi Boss

Ajay Modi, Skift

Thus far, disruptions in the hotel sector in India have occurred largely in the budget and economy segments. Former Oberoi-Trident President Kapil Chopra hopes to change that and take on the legacies with his Postcard Hotels & Resorts. Can he?

1 week ago

Singapore’s Iconic Raffles Hotel Is Adding a Co-Working Space

Singapore’s Iconic Raffles Hotel Is Adding a Co-Working Space

Katrina Nicholas, Bloomberg

Co-working is entering the hotel space more and more, and even going luxe when the historic Raffles Hotel in Singapore reopens later this year, just as we predicted last year.

1 week ago

Self-Cleaning Hotel Rooms Have Arrived

Self-Cleaning Hotel Rooms Have Arrived

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Hotel Ottilia says the new technology — an invisible disinfectant — cuts down on labor costs and makes cleaning faster. But it's a big investment with ongoing costs, and it's not yet clear that it's worth it.

4 weeks ago

More U.S. Snowbirds Are Favoring Resorts Over Timeshares

More U.S. Snowbirds Are Favoring Resorts Over Timeshares

Sarah Firshein, Bloomberg

Forget the timeshare condo. There’s a new, cold-weather version of “summering” abroad, if you have the money: Five-star resort properties that are close to the equator.

1 month ago

InterContinental Hotels Makes Asia Luxury Push With Six Senses Acquisition

InterContinental Hotels Makes Asia Luxury Push With Six Senses Acquisition

Raini Hamdi, Skift

InterContinental Hotel Group’s purchase of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is consistent with its drive to boost its luxury portfolio with small yet well-defined brands that do not cannibalize one another. So smart.

1 month ago

Luxury Hotels Want to Make You Feel Culturally Relevant

Luxury Hotels Want to Make You Feel Culturally Relevant

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Luxury is no longer defined by pristine interiors and personalized service but limited knowledge-based access, distinct cultural experiences, and curated, specific references. Luxury hotels opening the doors to those experiences set themselves apart for future generations of affluent travelers.

2 months ago

Jumeirah Group Owner Eyes Some of Europe’s Most Famous Luxury Hotels

Jumeirah Group Owner Eyes Some of Europe’s Most Famous Luxury Hotels

Asli Kandemir, Ercan Ersoy, and Dinesh Nair, Bloomberg

If this deal comes through, it looks like Jumeirah Group will be adding heavily to its hotel portfolio.

2 months ago

Luxury Hotels Bring in More Celebrity Chefs in Guest Gigs

Luxury Hotels Bring in More Celebrity Chefs in Guest Gigs

Samantha Shankman, Skift

In a day when exclusive access and intimate experiences are heralded over material goods, a meal prepared by world-class chefs in a spectacular setting is something luxury consumers are willing to travel for.

5 months ago

Luxury Hotel-Branded Residences Appeal to the Ultra-Rich

Luxury Hotel-Branded Residences Appeal to the Ultra-Rich

Frederik Balfour , Bloomberg

As Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts CEO J. Allen Smith said recently at Skift Global Forum in New York City: "Residential is absolutely central to our business strategy." So expect plenty more luxury hotel brands to expand in this space if they haven't already.

5 months ago

Tented Camps Attract Luxury Travelers Seeking Novel Experiences

Tented Camps Attract Luxury Travelers Seeking Novel Experiences

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Even though the glamping concept has made a comeback, let's just hope the actual term "glamping" doesn't.

5 months ago

Luxury Hotel Owner Dogus Is Looking to Sell Properties Across Europe

Luxury Hotel Owner Dogus Is Looking to Sell Properties Across Europe

Ercan Ersoy and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

The Dogus conglomerate, an owner of prestigious hotels across Europe, was $5.7 billion in debt as of June. Asset sales seem likely, though it's not clear if buyers will make acceptable offers.

5 months ago

Luxury Hotels Double Down on the Minibar

Luxury Hotels Double Down on the Minibar

Kerry Medina, Bloomberg

Why go mini when you can go maxi? At least, that's how enterprising luxury hoteliers are thinking of this in-room mainstay.

6 months ago