Articles tagged “marriott”

Hotels Are Reviving Nightclubs to Boost Visibility

Hotels Are Reviving Nightclubs to Boost Visibility

Jennifer Parker, Skift

The nightlife industry has long been riddled with fly-by-night club closures and seedy venues. Now a handful of powerful hoteliers are changing that by launching new nightlife concepts — and parlaying them into higher room rates. Who says disco is dead?

5 days ago

Skift Tech Forum: Marriott Sees Google as Effective Add-On to Direct Channels

Skift Tech Forum: Marriott Sees Google as Effective Add-On to Direct Channels

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Attribute-based reservations may go nowhere or they could transform the way people shop for hotel rooms in coming years. Marriott's Stephanie Linnartz believes consumers like the increased control they get when booking rooms with specific features.

2 weeks ago

Airlines May Have a Tougher Road to Reducing Plastics Than Hotels

Airlines May Have a Tougher Road to Reducing Plastics Than Hotels

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

It's easy to say that travel companies should ditch plastics to help save the environment, but this will be much harder for airlines than some other sectors.

2 weeks ago

Marriott Homesharing Strategy Is About Guest Loyalty, Not Profits

Marriott Homesharing Strategy Is About Guest Loyalty, Not Profits

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Some hotel chains, such as Marriott, feel they have no choice but to get into homesharing. Marriott is trying to turn it into a loyalty play to keep its customers engaged with the brand.

3 weeks ago

Expedia Mulls Matching Booking on Resort Fee Commissions

Expedia Mulls Matching Booking on Resort Fee Commissions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When Priceline ended traveler fees on airline bookings a decade ago, the other online travel agencies generally followed. Whether Expedia will match Booking.com and start charging hotels commissions on resort fees is a much more complex issue. Part of it depends on how much resistance Booking gets from hotels to its new policy.

3 weeks ago

We Can Put the Quality Into Homesharing, Say Hotel CEOs

We Can Put the Quality Into Homesharing, Say Hotel CEOs

Danni Santana, Skift

It used to be that hotel CEOs outright dismissed homesharing. But now that more hospitality companies are taking the plunge, the top brass is making the case for why the hotel giants can do it better.

3 weeks ago

Marriott Executive Takes on New Challenge of Growing Design Hotels Brand

Marriott Executive Takes on New Challenge of Growing Design Hotels Brand

Danni Santana, Skift

While Design Hotels is not solely dependent on its loyalty agreement with Marriott to bolster its brand, our bet is that growing the number of hoteliers leveraging the partnership will help substantially.

4 weeks ago

Airbnb Eliminates Some Guest Fees to Take on Booking Holdings

Airbnb Eliminates Some Guest Fees to Take on Booking Holdings

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb is clearly now well down the path toward a host-only fee structure. Chalk it up to its push toward onboarding hotels, which don't charge guest fees, and Airbnb's competition with Booking.com, which sees guest fees as unholy.

4 weeks ago

Ritz-Carlton Central Park May Be Sold

Ritz-Carlton Central Park May Be Sold

Gillian Tan and Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

A nationwide slowdown in room demand has hit New York City hotels harder than most cities and the owners of Ritz-Carlton Central Park are looking for a way out.

1 month ago

Marriott CEO on Cancer Diagnosis: ‘We Are Going to Soldier On’

Marriott CEO on Cancer Diagnosis: ‘We Are Going to Soldier On’

Danni Santana, Skift

Arne Sorenson thanked all his well-wishers Friday but then got right to business. Marriott had a so-so quarter but held out great promise for its expanded homesharing business. But you'll have to wait until 2020 to see any results.

2 months ago

Expedia Being Investigated for Conspiring With Hotels to Suppress Competition

Expedia Being Investigated for Conspiring With Hotels to Suppress Competition

David McLaughlin, Bloomberg

These are some pretty serious allegations but we'll have to wait and see how far this one gets before any juicy details emerge.

2 months ago

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

2 months ago