Articles tagged “luxury hotels”

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Executive Q&A: Susanne Hatje of Mandarin Oriental, New York

Executive Q&A: Susanne Hatje of Mandarin Oriental, New York

Mandarin Oriental, New York + Skift

Change is the norm in New York City’s highly competitive luxury hotel sector. But some iconic properties, like Mandarin Oriental, New York, have had remarkable staying power in the eyes of guests. We explore the keys to its success in this executive interview.

2 days ago

Tokyo’s Iconic Okura Hotel Is Back With $1 Billion Makeover

Tokyo’s Iconic Okura Hotel Is Back With $1 Billion Makeover

Reed Stevenson, Bloomberg

The famed hotel is best known for hosting foreign leaders, including U.S. presidents. But the rebuild, featuring two new buildings, also offers owners the opportunity to benefit from other mixed-use real estate developments scheduled in the area.

5 days ago

The Savoy’s Carpenter Hammers Away to Make the Storied Hotel Instagrammable

The Savoy’s Carpenter Hammers Away to Make the Storied Hotel Instagrammable

Rosie Spinks, Skift

As The Savoy's in-house carpenter, Sam Beer gets to "make things that people want to take pictures of." It's a big part of his job. Turns out, that's as fun for him as it is for the luxury hotel's guests.

2 weeks ago

Raffles Hotel Singapore Reopens After Two-Year Refresh

Raffles Hotel Singapore Reopens After Two-Year Refresh

Joanna Ossinger, Bloomberg

An upgrade sees the historic hotel boasting trendy food and beverage and other modern comforts it badly needs to compete with Singapore's luxury hotel set — including a new Raffles resort that is being built on Sentosa Island.

2 months ago

Expert Tips on Planning Your First Luxury Vacation

Expert Tips on Planning Your First Luxury Vacation

Claire Ballentine, Bloomberg

Luxury travel advisors offer advice on the best ways to step up your trips a notch. Heed their wisdom!

2 months ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Hilton’s Tech Innovations Drive Brand Growth

Skift Global Forum Preview: Hilton’s Tech Innovations Drive Brand Growth

Danni Santana, Skift

Hilton understands the true conundrum of running a hotel business: Customer preferences will always change faster than the market can react. That is why the company has invested throughout the customer experience, from booking to loyalty partnerships, to keep guests happy.

2 months ago

Guest Behavior Is Key Part of the Lux Hospitality Equation

Guest Behavior Is Key Part of the Lux Hospitality Equation

Colin Nagy

Luxury travelers often deconstruct what goes into the makings of great hospitality. It's also necessary, however, to ask what is required of guests so that they hold up their end of the bargain. It's a two-way street, and all too often we ignore one side of the equation.

3 months ago

Choice Hotels Rebrand Campaign Aims to Win Back Business Travelers

Choice Hotels Rebrand Campaign Aims to Win Back Business Travelers

Danni Santana, Skift

Choice Hotels realized years ago that Comfort Inn's look was outdated. The company has to hope that spending billions on renovations and new marketing materials will make the brand successful again.

3 months ago

What Luxury Hospitality Can Learn From These First-Time Hoteliers

What Luxury Hospitality Can Learn From These First-Time Hoteliers

Colin Nagy, Skift

Ambitious first-time hoteliers are forging some of the most intriguing hospitality experiences. The power of the beginner's imagination combined with knowledge and passion from other industries is adding up to exactly what the most jaded travelers want.

3 months ago

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Executive Q&A: Sofitel Redefines What It Means to Be a French Luxury Brand

Executive Q&A: Sofitel Redefines What It Means to Be a French Luxury Brand

Accor Group + Skift

Sofitel’s new brand campaign celebrates its French DNA, offering a modern take on gastronomy, arts and culture, design, and well-being. These four passions translate throughout the entire guest journey and reinforce the brand as an ambassador of French 'art de vivre' around the world.

4 months ago

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?

6 months 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.

6 months ago