Articles tagged “trump hotels”

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort Is Losing Events as Organizers Balk at Controversy

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort Is Losing Events as Organizers Balk at Controversy

Associated Press

While Trump's DC hotel might be benefitting from increased business demand, his Florida estate is losing events following his callous and ignorant remarks about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. It's another example that organizations will not hesitate to move meetings and events if venues or hosts conflict with their core values.

1 month ago

Trump Hotels Will Delay the Opening of Its First Scion Property

Trump Hotels Will Delay the Opening of Its First Scion Property

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

Executives hadn't yet visited the construction site before they announced their design plans. It's one more reason why Trump Hotels' management isn't widely praised.

2 months 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.

3 months ago

Trump Hotels CEO Says Business Has ‘Zero Conflict’ With Presidential Restrictions

Trump Hotels CEO Says Business Has ‘Zero Conflict’ With Presidential Restrictions

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

As for those "zero conflicts," that Trump Hotels has with the President, let's just see how that lawsuit from the attorneys general of D.C. and Maryland goes.

3 months ago

Trump Hotels’ New Scion Brand Won’t Arrive in Dallas Anytime Soon

Trump Hotels’ New Scion Brand Won’t Arrive in Dallas Anytime Soon

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

... And so the political blowback begins.

5 months ago

Hard Rock Hotels Has Big Plans for Transforming Trump’s Former Taj Mahal in Atlantic City

Hard Rock Hotels Has Big Plans for Transforming Trump’s Former Taj Mahal in Atlantic City

Wayne Parry, Associated Press

If Hard Rock, along with its fellow hotel and casino operators, can make Atlantic City a major destination for meetings and events, there's a good chance Atlantic City woes could fade away. But that's still an uphill battle.

6 months ago

Trump Hotels Want to Get Bigger, No Matter the Conflicts

Trump Hotels Want to Get Bigger, No Matter the Conflicts

David Koenig and Bernard Condon, Associated Press

The Trump organization is clearly profiting off of the president's position and power. It is a shame, both for the presidency, and for the brand long term.

6 months ago

Federal Agency Says Trump D.C. Hotel Doesn’t Violate Lease

Federal Agency Says Trump D.C. Hotel Doesn’t Violate Lease

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press

So, remind me again what the definition of a government official is?

6 months ago

Trump Hotels’ U.S. Expansion Hampered by Ethical Concerns

Trump Hotels’ U.S. Expansion Hampered by Ethical Concerns

David Koenig and Bernard Condon, Associated Press

Trump Hotels wants to proceed with its growth plans and act like it's business as usual. But can that really be when your former CEO is now the POTUS? And the entangled web of ties between his family and the White House is so thick?

6 months ago

Caribbean Resort Licensing Deal Tests Trump’s Promise of No New Foreign Projects

Caribbean Resort Licensing Deal Tests Trump’s Promise of No New Foreign Projects

Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press

This won't the be the last report of a number of potential conflicts on interest with the Trump Organization and its future business plans.

7 months ago

Trump Hotels CEO Interview: With International Expansion off the Table, Domestic Growth Gets Full Focus

Trump Hotels CEO Interview: With International Expansion off the Table, Domestic Growth Gets Full Focus

Deanna Ting, Skift

The hotel business will always be a challenging one, regardless of whether your founder happens to be the 45th President of the United States or not. Whether the Trump Hotels company can continue its focus on domestic growth, while avoiding the many conflicts of interest and challenges that arise in this unprecedented situation, we'll have to wait and see.

7 months ago

8 Top Executives Say Where Hotel Loyalty Is Headed Next

8 Top Executives Say Where Hotel Loyalty Is Headed Next

Deanna Ting, Skift

We're calling 2017 as the year when loyalty becomes an even bigger focus for hotels, if it isn't already. Why? Because there's no better time than now to try to capture a consumer's loyalty, or to engage with them, even if the landscape is becoming a lot more competitive, and consumers, overall, aren't quite as "loyal" as they used to be.

8 months ago