Articles tagged “luxury hotels”

Major South African Hotel Operator Tsogo Sun Sees Hit to Core Profit

Major South African Hotel Operator Tsogo Sun Sees Hit to Core Profit

Tanishaa Nadkar, Reuters

Tsogo Sun, which owns luxury properties in seven African countries including Nigeria and the Seychelles, is a bellwether for the pandemic's impact on international travel across southern Africa.

1 month ago

Japan’s Hoshino Resorts Will Shift Its Marketing to Woo Domestic Travelers

Japan’s Hoshino Resorts Will Shift Its Marketing to Woo Domestic Travelers

Junko Fujita and Ritsuko Shimizu, Reuters

The Tokyo-based, 100-year old hospitality company, Hoshino Resorts, used to focus on international luxury travelers. But, as Japan essentially closes to foreign travel for months to come, the privately held company has pivoted to wooing domestic tourists.

2 months ago

Hong Kong’s Legacy Luxury Hotel Players Join Forces to Aid in Recovery

Hong Kong’s Legacy Luxury Hotel Players Join Forces to Aid in Recovery

Raini Hamdi, Skift

What greater motivation is there than protecting one's legacy? Hong Kong's hotel brands with deep roots in the city share this incentive, which should help in the destination's recovery efforts.

3 months ago

How the Top Boss at One of Paris’s Most Iconic Hotels Copes With the Crisis

How the Top Boss at One of Paris’s Most Iconic Hotels Copes With the Crisis

Sean O'Neill, Skift

What's it like being the general manager of a luxury hotel during coronavirus? We asked Franka Holtmann, who looks after Le Meurice for Dorchester Collection. She spoke candidly and poetically about her worries, her new workflows, and how she cares for her team.

3 months ago

This Company Helps Luxury Hotels Go Analog to Get Guests to Unplug

This Company Helps Luxury Hotels Go Analog to Get Guests to Unplug

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The luxury hospitality industry is trying to help guests unwind in these anxiety-ridden, tech-addicted times. It's refreshing to think that something as simple as a book can make a difference — plus drive repeat hotel visits and even foster community. Luxury properties should take note.

5 months ago

Greenwashing Goes On in Asia’s Massive Hotel Development

Greenwashing Goes On in Asia’s Massive Hotel Development

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Asia leads the global hotel pipeline and many more luxury hotels and wellness resorts will be opening in its fragile environments. Low-impact advocates are trying to lead by example, but they're too small and too few to effect a sea change.

8 months ago

New Concepts Tackle Luxury Travel’s Abuse of Nature in Asia

New Concepts Tackle Luxury Travel’s Abuse of Nature in Asia

Yixin Ng, Skift

Enough of abusing nature for luxury. Tourism players in Asia-Pacific share how conscious design and excursion-based wellness can change how we think about luxury resorts.

8 months ago

The Historic Ritz London Could Sell for $1 Billion

The Historic Ritz London Could Sell for $1 Billion

Jack Sidders, David Hellier and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

London’s super-prime hotels don't go on the market very often. The Ritz London could be the next one as its owners hire a team to pursue a deal. Only a small group of wealthy investors will get a chance to bid on it, but luxury hotel groups could swoop in to nab the storied hotel.

8 months ago

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Why Independent Hotels Will Continue to Rise

Why Independent Hotels Will Continue to Rise

Preferred Hotels & Resorts + Skift

Independent hotels are well-positioned to capitalize on a growing consumer appetite for experiential destinations and one-of-a-kind moments. Enduring soft brands like Preferred Hotels & Resorts are now taking advantage of this shift by tapping their 50-plus years of experience delivering for consumers while boosting revenues and lowering costs for hotel owners.

9 months ago

Singapore’s Iconic Raffles Hotel Reopens After Extensive Renovation

Singapore’s Iconic Raffles Hotel Reopens After Extensive Renovation

Joanna Ossinger, Bloomberg

Renovations are tricky. How to balance the best of the old with the best of the new? An intensive redo by Accor has brought Singapore's famous 132-year-old Raffles Hotel into our modern era, according to this report.

9 months ago

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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.

10 months 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.

10 months ago