Articles tagged “waldorf astoria”

Blackstone Has Its Eye on Hotel Assets It Sold to Anbang

Blackstone Has Its Eye on Hotel Assets It Sold to Anbang

Bloomberg

Blackstone has its eyes on the assets it sold, and knows it can now get them at a fraction of the cost if it wants them. Not a bad position to be in.

2 weeks ago

Blackstone Is Paying $1.1 Billion to Buy Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort

Blackstone Is Paying $1.1 Billion to Buy Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort

Klaus Wille, Bloomberg

Blackstone, which still owns Hilton shares, has a penchant for making big hotel real estate deals involving the Waldorf-Astoria brand, doesn't it?

1 month ago

Anbang Ownership and Financing Subject of Complaint by U.S. Hotel Union

Anbang Ownership and Financing Subject of Complaint by U.S. Hotel Union

Josh Eidelson and Caleb Melby, Bloomberg

Anbang came oh-so-close to taking Starwood away from Marriott before the merger yet so much about the Chinese insurance giant remains behind a firewall. We're not sure how much Unite Here's complaint will accomplish but the hotel employees do have a right to know if their next paychecks are in jeopardy.

7 months 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?)

1 year ago

Luxury Hotels Are Missing an Opportunity With User-Generated Content

Luxury Hotels Are Missing an Opportunity With User-Generated Content

Deanna Ting, Skift

User-generated content is low on cost, and high on returns on engagement, but it's not always being utilized by hotel brands to its greatest advantage says a new report from consultancy firm L2. But is having a lot of UGC necessarily a good thing, or are there better ways for hotels to use them to their advantage?

1 year ago

Waldorf Astoria’s New York Landmark to Close Next Year to Convert Rooms to Condos

Waldorf Astoria’s New York Landmark to Close Next Year to Convert Rooms to Condos

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

There's so much money being spent here that we can't see how it's going to turn out well in the long run. And if it follows the path of other high-profile hotel acquisitions in New York City it won't turn out well.

2 years ago

These Are the Most-Talked-About Hotel Brands Online and Offline

These Are the Most-Talked-About Hotel Brands Online and Offline

Deanna Ting, Skift

Smart hotel brands are upping their content marketing game on social media channels to generate more conversations online and off.

2 years ago

Conrad Hotels Repositions Brand Around Smart Local Luxury

Conrad Hotels Repositions Brand Around Smart Local Luxury

Greg Oates, Skift

Conrad's "Smart Luxury" positioning is an attempt to expand on the "personal" and "experiential" luxury memes, which have become overused cliches, with more indepth local travel options for successful, well-traveled professionals.

2 years ago

Waldorf Astoria’s Union Workers to Receive Generous Severance

Waldorf Astoria’s Union Workers to Receive Generous Severance

Associated Press

File this under "why a good union job isn't a bad idea at all."

3 years ago

U.S. Diplomats Won’t Stay at Chinese-Owned Waldorf Astoria NY

U.S. Diplomats Won’t Stay at Chinese-Owned Waldorf Astoria NY

Terry Atlas and Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, Bloomberg

The writing was on the wall -- and who knows what would be placed within the walls -- as soon as Hilton Worldwide sold the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York to a Chinese firm. On the other hand, the U.S. government's reputation isn't pure when it comes to eavesdropping either.

3 years ago

Chinese Ownership of New York’s Waldorf Raises Espionage Concerns

Chinese Ownership of New York’s Waldorf Raises Espionage Concerns

David McLaughlin and Sangwon Yoon, Bloomberg

The concern isn't that espionage will happen, just that the wrong people will be doing the espionage.

3 years ago

Thanks to Waldorf Property Sale, Hilton Has Nearly $2 Billion to Spend

Thanks to Waldorf Property Sale, Hilton Has Nearly $2 Billion to Spend

Nadja Brandt , Bloomberg

We're still not sold on the wisdom of asset light, despite the cash it clears up.

3 years ago