Articles tagged “luxury hotels”

Manhattan’s NoMad Neighborhood Will Be Home to a $500 Million Luxury Hotel

Manhattan’s NoMad Neighborhood Will Be Home to a $500 Million Luxury Hotel

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

The NoMad/Garment District neighborhood is seeing plenty of new hotel development, and we at Skift look forward to tracking the trend right here in our own back yard.

3 weeks ago

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Appoints New CEO

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Appoints New CEO

Deanna Ting, Skift

As the big hotel companies increase their focus on soft brand collections, it'll become even tougher for collections like Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Relais & Châteaux, and Leading Hotels of the World to compete. Ferret has some stiff competition to battle in the coming years.

4 weeks ago

More Luxury Hotels Set Aside Ultra-Secret Suites for Their Top Guests

More Luxury Hotels Set Aside Ultra-Secret Suites for Their Top Guests

Mark Ellwood, Bloomberg

Yet another reason why it might pay to book direct?

1 month ago

China-Based Niccolo Hotels Is Giving Iconic Luxury Brands a Run for Their Money

China-Based Niccolo Hotels Is Giving Iconic Luxury Brands a Run for Their Money

Sierra Tishgart, Bloomberg

The posh style of The Murray in Hong Kong is an example of why the hotel industry is buzzing about fast-rising China-based brand Niccolo Hotels. Established brands like Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula, and Shangri-La should watch out.

1 month ago

The Ins and Outs for Travel Agents in Planning Billionaires’ Honeymoons

The Ins and Outs for Travel Agents in Planning Billionaires’ Honeymoons

Brandon Presser, Bloomberg

A postnuptial trip by a billionaire or celebrity can be as over-the-top as the big day itself. Some of the requests that elite travel agency Ovation Vacations have handled are entertaining to hear.

2 months ago

Meet the Stealth Inspectors Who Ensure Luxe Stays in Luxury Hotels

Meet the Stealth Inspectors Who Ensure Luxe Stays in Luxury Hotels

Colin Nagy

We don't see it, but there is a complicated ecosystem to secretly assess and uphold standards at the world's best hotels. And some of the details reveal a lot about how important the human factor and emotional intelligence are to the future of luxury hospitality.

3 months ago

Sri Lanka Quietly Opens Itself Up to Luxury Tourism, 10 Years After Revolution

Sri Lanka Quietly Opens Itself Up to Luxury Tourism, 10 Years After Revolution

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Balancing the needs of local residents with those of incoming travelers is something Sri Lankan officials need to consider seriously, especially if they want to avoid the perils of overtourism.

4 months ago

Marriott’s Unified Loyalty Program Reflects Its Amazon-Like Ambitions in Travel

Marriott’s Unified Loyalty Program Reflects Its Amazon-Like Ambitions in Travel

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

The biggest challenge for brands like Marriott and others who want to enter the tours-and-activities/in-destination space, will be changing consumers' behavior and how they think about booking those all important experiences.

4 months ago

Technology Finally Convinced Mandarin Oriental to Launch a Loyalty Program

Technology Finally Convinced Mandarin Oriental to Launch a Loyalty Program

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can luxury brands like Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, and others convince consumers that you don't need the lure of points or free nights to be loyal?

4 months ago

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CEO Interview: Chris Cahill of AccorHotels Luxury Brands on the Company’s Custom Approach to Wellness

CEO Interview: Chris Cahill of AccorHotels Luxury Brands on the Company’s Custom Approach to Wellness

AccorHotels + Skift

The luxury traveler of 2018 wants to be healthier, more mindful, and personally enriched. AccorHotels is turning these desires into reality at its luxury properties.

5 months ago

Small Luxury Hotels CEO: Soft Brands Aren’t Hurting Our Business

Small Luxury Hotels CEO: Soft Brands Aren’t Hurting Our Business

Deanna Ting, Skift

There's nothing better than a travel CEO, like Filip Boyen of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, who isn't afraid to speak his mind.

6 months ago

Newest Luxury Hotels in Milan Showcase the City’s Ties to Fashion

Newest Luxury Hotels in Milan Showcase the City’s Ties to Fashion

Sierra Tishgart, Bloomberg

A city synonymous with high fashion deserves luxury hotels that are equally, if not more, stylish and experiential, and smart hoteliers are beginning to deliver.

7 months ago