Articles tagged “marriott”

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.

3 days ago

The Future of Event Design and Diversity — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Event Design and Diversity — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Two of the biggest transformations in the meetings industry today relate to more creative event design and more emphasis on diversity, but we have a long way to go before each enters mainstream adoption. We in the meetings media can do better advancing those themes.

3 weeks ago

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Deanna Ting, Skift

Why? They make money. And they're easier to roll out than a "hard brand." (Thus, why those are "hard.")

4 weeks ago

Hotel CEOs Love Direct Booking But They Have Varied Views About Strategy

Hotel CEOs Love Direct Booking But They Have Varied Views About Strategy

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whether you choose to view it as a war or not, it's fairly unanimous that nearly every hotelier wishes he or she would have more direct bookings versus bookings made through an online travel agency.

4 weeks ago

Marriott Joins Competitors in Extending Cancellation Deadline From 24 to 48 Hours

Marriott Joins Competitors in Extending Cancellation Deadline From 24 to 48 Hours

Grant Martin, Skift

Travelers won't be happy about Marriott's new cancellation policy but investors and operators will.

1 month ago

Interview: Marriott CEO on Politics, Technology and Loyalty

Interview: Marriott CEO on Politics, Technology and Loyalty

Deanna Ting, Skift

Despite the challenges facing the industry, Sorenson remains optimistic and determined to make sure Marriott's $13.3 billion bet on loyalty pays off.

2 months ago

Hotel CEOs Push Back Against Trump on Travel Ban, Brand USA and Cuba

Hotel CEOs Push Back Against Trump on Travel Ban, Brand USA and Cuba

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hotel CEOs realize that if tourism to the U.S. drops, it could have a significant adverse impact not only on their own businesses but the industry, and the economy, as a whole.

2 months ago

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

Deanna Ting, Skift

Yet again, Steve Wynn keeps winning, as are his gaming counterparts. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, who managed to win an all-out battle for Starwood last year, was the top-ranked non-gaming CEO.

2 months ago

Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger

Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger

Deanna Ting, Skift

We'll definitely be keeping our eye on what develops as far as Marriott's decisions for its reservations and loyalty platforms going forward. But we're still not so convinced they're keeping all 30 of those brands over the long term.

3 months ago

Freddie Awards Pick the Year’s Best Traveler Loyalty Programs

Freddie Awards Pick the Year’s Best Traveler Loyalty Programs

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Can 4.2 million flyers be wrong?

3 months ago

Marriott CEO: Travel Industry Must Respond to Growing Political Isolationism

Marriott CEO: Travel Industry Must Respond to Growing Political Isolationism

Dan Peltier, Skift

For an industry that's historically averse to conflict, Sorenson's advice may be hard to put into action. But the industry will be complacent at its own peril.

3 months ago

Hotel Podcasts Really Want to Be the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing

Hotel Podcasts Really Want to Be the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing

Deanna Ting, Skift

That podcasts are popular is undeniable. But will these hotel-produced and curated podcast playlists actually gain traction with listeners who eventually become paying guests? That's the tricky part and honestly, we're not so sure they will.

3 months ago