Articles tagged “red lion”

What Hotel CEOs Are Saying About Amazon and Google’s Growing Influence in Travel

What Hotel CEOs Are Saying About Amazon and Google’s Growing Influence in Travel

Deanna Ting, Skift

Disruption in the travel industry is a universal constant, and we can certainly expect Amazon and Google to continue that tradition. An even more interesting question to ask ourselves for the moment: Why aren't Google and Apple doing more to get their smart devices into hotel rooms like Amazon is?

5 months ago

Air Canada Follows Delta With Segmented Economy Cabins

Air Canada Follows Delta With Segmented Economy Cabins

Skift, Grant Martin

Air Canada's new spectrum of fare classes released may rub some casual and frequent flyers the wrong way. Everyone else may appreciate the precise targeting that the airline has built up for every type of traveler.

7 months ago

Red Lion CEO on the Myth of Loyalty Programs Driving Lots of Business

Red Lion CEO on the Myth of Loyalty Programs Driving Lots of Business

Deanna Ting, Skift

RLHC CEO Greg Mount's comments about loyalty programs might surprise his hotel peers. But when you really think about it, he might be on to something. And instead of focusing so much on building up their loyalty numbers, perhaps there are other ways hotel companies should be focusing on reaching consumers.

8 months ago

Red Lion Is Buying Knights Inn From Wyndham for $27 Million

Red Lion Is Buying Knights Inn From Wyndham for $27 Million

Deanna Ting, Skift

Red Lion has made good on its promise to buy up more brands you've likely never heard of (or in this case, remembered much).

8 months ago

Red Lion Parent Is Going Asset Light to Buy Up More Hotel Companies You Haven’t Heard Of

Red Lion Parent Is Going Asset Light to Buy Up More Hotel Companies You Haven’t Heard Of

Deanna Ting, Skift

Last year, Red Lion's parent bought Vantage Hospitality. So, who's next?

1 year ago

Travel This Week — What To Expect: Expedia-Hyatt Showdown Looms But a Deal Is Likely

Travel This Week — What To Expect: Expedia-Hyatt Showdown Looms But a Deal Is Likely

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We are not expecting Armageddon as the Expedia-Hyatt talks come down to the wire. Hyatt wants a fair deal, and Expedia stands to gain if it can retain the broadest depth of hotel content possible. The devil will be in the details but we expect champagne glasses to be raised this week.

1 year ago

Red Lion Sues Hard Rock Hotels for Infringement in Race to Win Over Millennials

Red Lion Sues Hard Rock Hotels for Infringement in Race to Win Over Millennials

Deanna Ting, Skift

There are literally only so many ways you can appeal to Millennials in hotel design, and copycats are inevitable. That's why hospitality really can be a “me too” industry, as hotelier Ian Schrager so often laments.

1 year 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.")

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Midscale Hotel Brands Are Getting Smarter About Not Being Boring

Midscale Hotel Brands Are Getting Smarter About Not Being Boring

Deanna Ting, Skift

If you're a hotel company planning to launch and/or reinvest in a midscale brand, please make it interesting.

1 year ago

Red Lion Hotels Sees Q3 Profits

Red Lion Hotels Sees Q3 Profits

Associated Press

Red Lion Hotels is taking a contrarian approach to the way it runs its business from teaming up with Expedia to offering a more perks-based loyalty program. Judging by its third quarter results, those bets seem to be paying off.

2 years ago

Red Lion’s Acquisition of Vantage Hospitality Is Complete

Red Lion’s Acquisition of Vantage Hospitality Is Complete

Deanna Ting, Skift

For about $27 million and change, this deal, for 1,000 hotel properties, was definitely a steal for Red Lion.

2 years ago