Articles tagged “westin”

Hotels

Rethinking Luxury Hotel Design to Connect Guests With Nature

It seems like every hospitality brand these days is eager to jump on the wellness bandwagon. Most do so by adding a gym or throwing a yoga mat in the room. But some luxury hotels are taking a more esoteric approach, namely through biophilic design.

Rethinking Luxury Hotel Design to Connect Guests With Nature

Hotels

Hotels Embrace Role as Curators of Niche Products

As brands struggle to break through with consumers, they need to consider introducing themselves within the environs of hotels. It's a means to create a new relationship in a contextual way. And hospitality brands have a huge opportunity to introduce tastemakers to up-and-coming products.

Hotels Embrace Role as Curators of Niche Products

Luxury

Is a Peloton Hotel Next?

Whether it’s travel companies looking to partner with fitness brands, private equity firms buying up exercise businesses, or new investors looking to pour money into fitness-tech startups, the outlook is rosy for the exercise industry.

Is a Peloton Hotel Next?

Hotels

Hilton’s New Design Brings the Gym to the Guest Room

This is especially ideal for guests who (1) don't want their colleagues (or the general public) to see their sweaty selves in the hotel gym and (2) those rare souls who want to work out 24/7 as if no one is watching.

Hilton’s New Design Brings the Gym to the Guest Room

Hotels

Marriott Is Selling More Starwood Properties to Further Its Asset-Light Strategy

Hotel by hotel, Marriott is transforming the Starwood legacy business into something more reflective of its own hospitality management style, meaning going asset light all the way.

Marriott Is Selling More Starwood Properties to Further Its Asset-Light Strategy

Hotels

Future of Hotel Fitness: More On Demand, Tech-Driven and Branded

New year, new you — at least that's what a lot of us are telling ourselves this week now that the holidays are over, and so are our days of gluttony (or so we believe). And since we're all collectively tackling that perennial New Year's resolution to get healthier, now is as good a time as any to take a closer look at how hotel fitness and wellness is evolving.

Future of Hotel Fitness: More On Demand, Tech-Driven and Branded

Hotels

U.S. Honeymoon Travelers May Be Sticking Closer to Home

Actually, these results aren't all that surprising when you think of them in the bigger scheme of things. Today's honeymooners, many of whom are Millennials, are traveling with the same Millennial mindset we've been seeing across all types of travelers, regardless of whether they're traveling for business, leisure, or a special occasion like a honeymoon.

U.S. Honeymoon Travelers May Be Sticking Closer to Home

Online Travel

Microsoft Wants to Bring Travel Bots to Skype Messaging

We'll jump at the chance for automated expense reporting whenever we can and Microsoft's Cortana and Skype bots have potential to help travelers book trips. We just need to see whether travelers will trust bots as they've trusted their own booking capabilities in the past.

Microsoft Wants to Bring Travel Bots to Skype Messaging

Hotels

The Welcome Return of the Posh Airport Hotel

High demand for hotel rooms and conference space near airports, along with an overall rejuvenation of airport product in the U.S., is leading developers to invest in upscale airport hotels.

The Welcome Return of the Posh Airport Hotel

Hotels

The Technology Treats Found in Starwood Hotels’ Concept Lab

Starwood always makes things interesting by putting their tests in real hotels for consumers to play around with.

The Technology Treats Found in Starwood Hotels’ Concept Lab