Articles tagged “marriott”

How Sheraton Lost Its Way and Marriott’s Plans to Bring It Back

How Sheraton Lost Its Way and Marriott’s Plans to Bring It Back

Deanna Ting, Skift

Before you read this, ask yourself: What exactly does Sheraton stand for? For example, Westin is synonymous with wellness, St. Regis with luxury, W with lifestyle. And at the end of this article, ask yourself that same question again. If you struggle to come up with an answer, it's clear Marriott has a lot more work to do with the Sheraton brand.

13 hours ago

Video: Marriott’s Global Brand Officer on Why Europe Needs More Hotel Brands

Video: Marriott’s Global Brand Officer on Why Europe Needs More Hotel Brands

Dan Peltier, Skift

Nixing a hotel brand isn't as simple as turning the lights off and calling it a day. There are contracts, owners, and livelihoods at stake and Marriott couldn't cut any of its 30 brands overnight. The company thinks there is plenty of room for its brands around the world, but we'll see what the future holds.

4 days ago

Marriott CEO on Tech Giants: ‘We Are in an Absolute War for Who Owns the Customer’

Marriott CEO on Tech Giants: ‘We Are in an Absolute War for Who Owns the Customer’

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, along with his fellow hotel CEOs are right: It's not the "disruptors" like Airbnb that are the biggest threat, but the already established tech giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Alibaba, and others that are the real competition for the hotel industry.

2 weeks ago

Skift Podcast: Why Marriott Is So Attached to Its 30 Brands

Skift Podcast: Why Marriott Is So Attached to Its 30 Brands

Hannah Sampson, Skift

One of the big questions when Marriott bought Starwood was which brands would survive. Executives at the company had the same question, and global brand officer Tina Edmundson explains what went into the decision to keep all 30.

2 weeks ago

Marriott’s Plans for Homesharing, Malls, and All-Inclusive Resorts

Marriott’s Plans for Homesharing, Malls, and All-Inclusive Resorts

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott is already dabbling in tours and activities, homesharing, and cruising and soon, potentially, all-inclusive resorts. So, what's next? Aviation?

3 weeks ago

Boston Is a Textbook Example of Hotel Compression Nights In Action

Boston Is a Textbook Example of Hotel Compression Nights In Action

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

A "perfect storm" for hoteliers is a "perfect nightmare" for anyone hoping to attend a Harvard commencement ceremony or an NBA playoff game.

4 weeks ago

Hotel CEOs’ Views on Homesharing Evolve Even as Industry Remains Critical

Hotel CEOs’ Views on Homesharing Evolve Even as Industry Remains Critical

Deanna Ting, Skift

Now that AccorHotels, Hyatt, and Marriott have started getting into homesharing, what does that mean for the hotel industry's crusade against it? Can AH&LA continue to fight Airbnb when some of its members are now actively participating in the short-term rental space?

4 weeks ago

The Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2017

The Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

We can only hope that a large portion of Steve Wynn's $34 million compensation from last year will go to his multiple alleged victims.

1 month ago

Marriott Integrates Facebook Messenger Into Its Tours and Activities Offering

Marriott Integrates Facebook Messenger Into Its Tours and Activities Offering

Deanna Ting, Skift

Everyone wants to get in on the tours and activities market, but very few can or have succeeded in the space.

1 month ago

Priceline Deal Means Closer Ties to Points International

Priceline Deal Means Closer Ties to Points International

Grant Martin, Skift

Priceline showed up with a new brand and better partner access last week, which should please those who use the Points International network.

1 month ago

Travel Industry Is Still Searching for Ways to Make Eco-Friendly Habits Stick

Travel Industry Is Still Searching for Ways to Make Eco-Friendly Habits Stick

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's not that most travelers don't want to pitch in and do their part to save the planet. Travelers learn by example and more companies are understanding that it's not so easy to train employees, who are also consumers, on how to lead the way.

1 month ago

The First W Hotel Is No Longer a W Hotel

The First W Hotel Is No Longer a W Hotel

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

It's particularly bittersweet that the hotel largely responsible for bringing boutique lodging into the mainstream no longer bears the "W" brand. Its fate also serves as a cautionary tale for hoteliers on maintaining relevancy in hospitality: Just because you were cool before doesn't mean you always will be.

1 month ago