Articles tagged “ritz-carlton”

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

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.

3 months ago

Marriott Loyalty Rebrand Enables Everyone to Move On With the Merger

Marriott Loyalty Rebrand Enables Everyone to Move On With the Merger

Grant Martin, Skift

In February, Marriott will unite its former three loyalty programs under a new flagship brand called Marriott Bonvoy.

7 months ago

Central Asia’s New Silk Road Offers Vast Tourism Potential

Central Asia’s New Silk Road Offers Vast Tourism Potential

Nadejda Popova, Euromonitor International

Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan meet chicken-and-egg. An effort to revive the old Silk Road could mean huge tourism potential for those countries whose economies for so long were dependent on natural resources, especially as outbound Chinese travel grows. But how projects and the timing line up will play a huge role.

8 months ago

Luxury Hotels in China Pledge to Clean Up Their Acts After Social Media Outcry

Luxury Hotels in China Pledge to Clean Up Their Acts After Social Media Outcry

Eric Lam and Huang Zhe, Bloomberg

Hidden-camera videos of housekeepers acting badly at Chinese luxury hotels pop up from time to time. But a new video that's gone viral on social media shows workers using the same sponges to clean cups and sinks. Brands need to take more active precautions.

9 months ago

Manhattan’s NoMad Neighborhood Will Be Home to a $500 Million Luxury Hotel

Manhattan’s NoMad Neighborhood Will Be Home to a $500 Million Luxury Hotel

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

The NoMad/Garment District neighborhood is seeing plenty of new hotel development, and we at Skift look forward to tracking the trend right here in our own back yard.

1 year ago

Luxury Hospitality Brands Play Catch-Up on Social Media

Luxury Hospitality Brands Play Catch-Up on Social Media

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Social platforms are constantly evolving, mandating that luxury brands perpetually refine their approach and balance their agenda of pushing a lifestyle brand while providing real-time customer communications.

1 year ago

Ritz-Carlton Is Trying to Bring a Yacht Experience to Cruising

Ritz-Carlton Is Trying to Bring a Yacht Experience to Cruising

Sara Clemence, Bloomberg

Ritz-Carlton isn't the first cruise line that's drawn inspiration from yachts — Carnival Corporation's luxury Seabourn used to be called the Yachts of Seabourn, after all. But the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will have the fresh benefit of loyal hotel guests and a well-known brand as it launches the line.

1 year ago

Four Seasons Founder Not Worried About Airbnb But Ritz-Carlton Is on his Mind

Four Seasons Founder Not Worried About Airbnb But Ritz-Carlton Is on his Mind

Kim Chipman, Bloomberg

Four Seasons, which was bought out by Bill Gates and Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal in 2007, has an ambitious pipeline in the works. At its end of the market in coming years, will it be able to adapt to changing customer tastes — or does it even have to?

2 years ago

Ritz-Carlton Enters the Luxury Cruise Business With 3 Custom Yachts

Ritz-Carlton Enters the Luxury Cruise Business With 3 Custom Yachts

Laura Powell, Skift

We've seen both luxury hotel and luxury cruise companies develop private jet products recently, but only one hotel brand is currently taking its moniker to sea. This is easily the most interesting thing the otherwise traditional Ritz-Carlton has ever done.

2 years ago

Hotel CEOs Share Memories of Their Very First Jobs in Hospitality

Hotel CEOs Share Memories of Their Very First Jobs in Hospitality

Chris Taylor, Reuters

These interviews are proof that many of today's chief hotel executives literally worked their way to the top, and their first hospitality jobs weren't always very glamorous. Their experiences too, provide a perspective on a greater challenge facing the hospitality industry as a whole: that of recruiting new talent and training front desk agent or janitor to become tomorrow's CEO.

3 years ago

A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World

A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

This list is a testament to the wide-ranging job opportunities you can find in the hospitality industry. (Also, how do I learn how to become a dog masseuse?)

3 years ago