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Articles tagged “six senses”

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Outside of Africa where poaching, forestry, and resource exploitation can also threaten wildlife habitats, luxury hospitality leaders are playing a role in protecting land and creating opportunities around conservation.

2 months ago

How IHG’s Latest Regional Revamp Is Rankling Asia Hotel Owners

How IHG’s Latest Regional Revamp Is Rankling Asia Hotel Owners

Raini Hamdi, Skift

InterContinental Hotels Group isn’t afraid to change how the traditional hotel chain is organized and structured. Its latest move is making sub-regional heads directly accountable for development — even if that risks having owners think it prioritizes its own pipeline over their hotels’ performance. Some in Asia already do.

4 months ago

Asian Resorts Drive Forward in Being Green

Asian Resorts Drive Forward in Being Green

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Beyond the glare of overdevelopment, Asia’s resorts want to be a pioneer of the sustainability movement. Here’s how they say they will do that.

6 months ago

IHG’s Six Senses Goes a Step Further on Being Green Among Hotel Chains

IHG’s Six Senses Goes a Step Further on Being Green Among Hotel Chains

Raini Hamdi, Skift

While other chains may have difficulty getting owners to spend on sustainability, Six Senses commits them by management contract. And while other chains are just getting rid of single-use plastic straws and bottles, Six Senses wants to be completely free of plastics by 2022. Will parent IHG follow suit?

6 months ago

Tourism Is Up: So Why Is New York City’s Hotel Room Revenue Slumping?

Tourism Is Up: So Why Is New York City’s Hotel Room Revenue Slumping?

Danni Santana, Skift

With so many hotel rooms in the pipeline, a turnaround of slower revenue-per-room growth in New York City is not expected until after 2020. It's a classic supply-and-demand problem, making it a delicate balance to get pricing power back in a city where tourism remains hot.

7 months ago

IHG CEO Draws Line Under Latest Brand Growth Strategy

IHG CEO Draws Line Under Latest Brand Growth Strategy

Patrick Whyte, Skift

CEOs don't like ruling things out entirely, but it sounds like Keith Barr is happy with his brand portfolio ... for now at least.

8 months ago

2019 Innovators in Hospitality and Travel: Summer Edition

2019 Innovators in Hospitality and Travel: Summer Edition

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here are some of the most inspiring innovations in design, service, and guest experience in hospitality and travel so far this year. The more the industry can cross-pollinate, learn from others, and experiment, the better it will be.

9 months ago

Understanding Hotel Giant IHG

Understanding Hotel Giant IHG

Isaac Carey, Skift

IHG is such a sprawling company, it's hard to get a handle on it. Here we break it down for you.

10 months ago

How Travel Brands Are Getting Wellness Right

How Travel Brands Are Getting Wellness Right

Colin Nagy

Given the macro shift toward wellness in culture, it shouldn't be surprising that travel brands, with their expansive reach, need to be innovating in this space as well. Some of the smartest brands here are trying thoughtful new strategies to improve guest comfort and boost well-being.

10 months ago

Gym Chains Want to Expand Beyond Fitness

Gym Chains Want to Expand Beyond Fitness

Leslie Barrie, Skift

If workout centers want to reach more customers, staying in the fitness lane may not cut it anymore. Instead forward-thinking athletic clubs are elevating themselves into full-fledged lifestyle brands.

10 months ago

Six Senses Hotels to Build Its Own Brand Within IHG: Don’t Expect Spas Across Portfolio

Six Senses Hotels to Build Its Own Brand Within IHG: Don’t Expect Spas Across Portfolio

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The wellness market is huge, but InterContinental Hotels Group hasn't had a finger in it. Watch that change as it leverages the Six Senses acquisition for spa concepts for its brands.

10 months ago

The Story Behind the Color Choices of Luxury Hotel Logos

The Story Behind the Color Choices of Luxury Hotel Logos

Laura Powell, Skift

When it comes to designing logos, luxury brands are generally risk-averse. That's even the case in the hospitality industry, where brands are always trying to promote their singularity. The names may change, but the colors stay the same.

11 months ago