Articles tagged “minor international”

Tourism’s Healing Ways in Japan Show the Flip Side to the Travel Backlash

Tourism’s Healing Ways in Japan Show the Flip Side to the Travel Backlash

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Tourism is key to the revival of Japan’s marginal villages, in the process unlocking not only precious living cultures and traditions but people’s sanities.

5 months ago

What This Minor Vs. Marriott Lawsuit Reveals About the Hotel Biz

What This Minor Vs. Marriott Lawsuit Reveals About the Hotel Biz

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Minor is a step closer to getting its case against Marriott heard in a Thai court, probably a nightmarish scenario for hotel management companies if only because it bares open fault lines.

6 months ago

Australia’s Tourism Needs a Crisis Communications Plan — Stat

Australia’s Tourism Needs a Crisis Communications Plan — Stat

Raini Hamdi, Skift

With vivid images and videos of a burning Australia, and words such as “apocalyptic” and “atomic” being flung about, the tourism industry needs to quickly deploy a plan that is sensitive and achievable.

6 months ago

Minor’s NH Swoops Up Portfolio Paving Way for More Anantara Hotels in Europe

Minor’s NH Swoops Up Portfolio Paving Way for More Anantara Hotels in Europe

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Getting not one but eight fancy hotels in prime locations in Europe in one fell swoop is a rare deal, and Thailand’s Minor International is off to a good start in 2020 with this coup by its subsidiary NH Hotel Group.

6 months ago

Alternatives to Oyo Surface for Independent Budget Hotels in Asia

Alternatives to Oyo Surface for Independent Budget Hotels in Asia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

If Oyo isn’t the answer for budget hotels, then what is? New players such as Zuzu Hospitality Solutions are entering the Asian market, believing they are it. Whether or not that's the case, what's clear is that Asia’s small independent hotels can do with more choices for tech solutions.

7 months ago

Minor International Will Get New Group CEO as Founder Bill Heinecke Plans Succession

Minor International Will Get New Group CEO as Founder Bill Heinecke Plans Succession

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Dillip Rajakarier’s biggest achievement is lasting a dozen years with the hugely driven Bill Heinecke, who was once known for short-lived CEOs. Rajakarier earned his stripes well, but if you think Heinecke is retiring — forget it.

7 months ago

Stopping Asian Airports From Becoming Protesters’ Punching Bags

Stopping Asian Airports From Becoming Protesters’ Punching Bags

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Unless they live on another planet, most people now know that airports are the perfect places to hold demonstrations and gain maximum coverage for a cause. It’s a message that airport authorities in Asia must correct, particularly as conflicts will continue to simmer in the region.

10 months ago

Minor Vs. Marriott Lawsuit in Thailand Shows Risks of Chain Consolidation

Minor Vs. Marriott Lawsuit in Thailand Shows Risks of Chain Consolidation

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Global chains and hotel owners will watch this case closely as it addresses the contentious issue of whether brand consolidation affects the ability of chains to drive business to a hotel.

10 months ago

Minor Out of Race for India’s Leela Luxury Hotels as Brookfield Closes In

Minor Out of Race for India’s Leela Luxury Hotels as Brookfield Closes In

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Leela Hotels would be nice for anyone to have, because of its storied name and luxurious feel. Minor backing off shows its discipline in investing.

1 year ago

Thailand’s Minor International Targets Indian Hotel Chain

Thailand’s Minor International Targets Indian Hotel Chain

Natnicha Chuwiruch and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

If this goes through, it'll be another addition to the expanding Minor Hotels portfolio.

2 years ago

Minor Hotels Seeks Scale to Capture More of the Chinese Travel Market

Minor Hotels Seeks Scale to Capture More of the Chinese Travel Market

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

In the current business environment, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single hotelier in possession of a healthy bank account must be in want of more hotels, and more brands.

2 years ago

Minor Hotels CEO: Why Hyatt’s Interest Was an Embarrassment

Minor Hotels CEO: Why Hyatt’s Interest Was an Embarrassment

Deanna Ting, Skift

Minor Hotels CEO Dillip Rajakarier talks a pretty big game, and he doesn't hold back on what's on his mind about where his company stands in global hospitality.

2 years ago