Articles tagged “marriott”

Interview: Designing for Millennials and the Future of Hotels

Interview: Designing for Millennials and the Future of Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

The future of hotel design might be on a smaller scale, but Yabu Pushelberg knows the design aspirations and expectations will be even greater than they have been before.

1 week ago

Are Hotel-Fee Initiatives Inspired by What the Airlines Have Accomplished?

Are Hotel-Fee Initiatives Inspired by What the Airlines Have Accomplished?

Deanna Ting, Skift

In some ways, perhaps … but one big difference between hotels and airlines is that hotels want their consumers to actually like (maybe even love) them. While with airlines, that might be a different story as some recent events would demonstrate (we're looking at you, United).

4 weeks ago

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

So much for taking a summer vacation. This year, the hotel industry was busy making major moves and investments, as well as launching new brands, properties, and policies.

4 weeks ago

Hotel CEOs Say They’re Cautiously Optimistic About Corporate Travel

Hotel CEOs Say They’re Cautiously Optimistic About Corporate Travel

Deanna Ting, Skift

But shouldn't hotel executives be a bit more concerned? At least that's what one analyst is wondering, and we are too.

1 month ago

Hotel CEOs Discuss Recent Cancellation Policy Changes and Hint at More to Come

Hotel CEOs Discuss Recent Cancellation Policy Changes and Hint at More to Come

Deanna Ting, Skift

As hotels tighten up their revenue management practices, expect more of these cancellation policy changes to take place in the near future.

1 month ago

Hilton CEO Looks to Airbnb as Hedge Against Power of Expedia and Booking.com

Hilton CEO Looks to Airbnb as Hedge Against Power of Expedia and Booking.com

Deanna Ting, Skift

In some cases, the hotel-online travel agency relationship is still a tense situation, but for most big hotel companies, it's still business as usual.

1 month ago

Marriott Unseats Wyndham as Best Hotel Loyalty Program in New Ranking

Marriott Unseats Wyndham as Best Hotel Loyalty Program in New Ranking

Grant Martin, Skift

Alaska Airlines continued to scoop up awards for its distance-based loyalty program while Marriott took advantage of its recent merger in this year's U.S. News and World Report's loyalty program rankings.

1 month ago

New York City Hotels Hope for Higher Room Rates as Construction Boom Eases

New York City Hotels Hope for Higher Room Rates as Construction Boom Eases

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

New York City is indeed a tough market for hoteliers because of competition not only from each other but Airbnb, too. And a massive construction boom of hotels doesn't help.

1 month ago

Marriott Partners With Alibaba to Court the Chinese Travel Market Even More

Marriott Partners With Alibaba to Court the Chinese Travel Market Even More

Deanna Ting, Skift

Smart move, Marriott. Given the growth of the middle class worldwide will be led by China, it's incredibly insightful on Marriott's part to be doing all it can to establish loyalty and brand recognition with this crucial market sooner than later.

2 months ago

Travel This Week — What to Expect: TripAdvisor and Priceline Strategy Tweaks

Travel This Week — What to Expect: TripAdvisor and Priceline Strategy Tweaks

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With the summer travel season in many parts of the world winding down, so is TripAdvisor's TV spend but let's see if it is starting to be a difference-maker. Meanwhile, new IHG CEO Keith Barr is conducting his first financial results call at the helm. Let's see how he does.

2 months ago

What Lies Ahead for Hilton and Its Newest Big Investor, HNA

What Lies Ahead for Hilton and Its Newest Big Investor, HNA

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

Hilton's newest major investor could prove to be beneficial, if not challenging, for its future prospects and its share price.

2 months ago

Marriott and Hilton’s New Cancellation Policies Won’t Impact Corporate Travel as Much as You Think

Marriott and Hilton’s New Cancellation Policies Won’t Impact Corporate Travel as Much as You Think

Deanna Ting, Skift

Forty-eight hours isn't too bad, but things might be tougher for everyone, corporate and leisure travelers alike, if the policy stretches to 72 hours down the line.

2 months ago