Articles tagged “marriott”

Group Bookings Slowdown Showing Up Already in Hotel Earnings

Group Bookings Slowdown Showing Up Already in Hotel Earnings

Isaac Carey, Skift

As the U.S.-China trade war drags on, its effect on group business travel becomes more and more apparent. An uncertain political environment within the U.S. is also probably having an impact.

2 days ago

5 Luxury Takeaways From the Latest Hotel Earnings Season

5 Luxury Takeaways From the Latest Hotel Earnings Season

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The luxury hotel market continues to evolve. While many of the big hotel companies seem pretty happy with their portfolios, we could see significant changes at Hilton over the coming years.

4 days ago

Marriott, IHG, Accor and Hilton Invest in Meetings Booking Platform

Marriott, IHG, Accor and Hilton Invest in Meetings Booking Platform

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The hotel industry has had a tough time improving the painful process of selling event space and room blocks to meeting planners. Perhaps this deal is a sign the sector is finally ready to invest in meaningful change to help repair the ecosystem.

6 days ago

Marriott to Introduce Dynamic Pricing for Bonvoy Award Bookings

Marriott to Introduce Dynamic Pricing for Bonvoy Award Bookings

Grant Martin, Skift

Marriott's new dynamic pricing will make award nights more expensive for those who can only travel during peak season. Those with some flexibility in their schedules, however, may be in for a treat.

1 week ago

Don’t Expect Marriott’s Homesharing Business to Compete With Airbnb Just Yet

Don’t Expect Marriott’s Homesharing Business to Compete With Airbnb Just Yet

Danni Santana, Skift

Marriott took a big leap in launching its own short-term rental business to take on Airbnb. But it's definitely still too early to expect the world's largest hotel chain to challenge on that front.

2 weeks ago

Marriott’s Growth in China Helps Buck New Industry Trend

Marriott’s Growth in China Helps Buck New Industry Trend

Danni Santana, Skift

Alibaba does not deserve all of the credit for Marriott's sustained performance in China over the past year, but the partnership with the e-commerce company shows just how mutually beneficial these kinds of agreements can be.

3 weeks ago

Marriott Taps Ritz-Carlton Brand as Part of Its All-Inclusive Expansion

Marriott Taps Ritz-Carlton Brand as Part of Its All-Inclusive Expansion

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

This is yet another example of a large hotel chain filling in the white space in its portfolio. Bonvoy members will soon have a solid selection of all-inclusive resorts to redeem points on.

3 weeks ago

Will Too Many Empty Hotel Rooms in Middle East Require a New Business Model?

Will Too Many Empty Hotel Rooms in Middle East Require a New Business Model?

Devina Divecha, Skift

Third-party management is a relative unknown in the Middle East’s hospitality landscape. The challenge that white-label companies face is convincing owners and operators to relinquish control.

3 weeks ago

Material Matters at The St. Regis: Covering the Job of Hotel Upholsterer

Material Matters at The St. Regis: Covering the Job of Hotel Upholsterer

Laura Powell, Skift

Whether it's hanging on the walls or blanketing chairs and sofas, fabric plays a starring role at The St. Regis New York. That's why the hotel employs a full-time upholsterer, who is constantly canvassing the premises to keep material in tip-top shape.

3 weeks ago

Asia’s Elusive Chase for So-Called Quality Tourism

Asia’s Elusive Chase for So-Called Quality Tourism

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Quality tourism is a term that has been bandied about by Southeast Asian destinations. It’s high time they stop and give real thought to it.

3 weeks ago

Marriott’s Alibaba Joint Venture in China Is Part of Its Direct-Booking Strategy

Marriott’s Alibaba Joint Venture in China Is Part of Its Direct-Booking Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Marriott could do a lot worse than tying its fortunes in China to the e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba. Rest assured that this won't be the last big partnership for Marriott in the country. These are, after all, early days.

4 weeks ago

Marriott and Emirates Are Latest to Launch Hotel-Airline Loyalty Partnership

Marriott and Emirates Are Latest to Launch Hotel-Airline Loyalty Partnership

Grant Martin, Skift

It's now possible to earn bonus points and other perks as an elite Marriott Rewards member flying on Emirates and vice versa. Sure, Emirates may not fly to every destination on the planet, but free points are free points.

1 month ago