Articles tagged “westin”

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

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

Deanna Ting, Skift

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Deanna Ting, Skift

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Deanna Ting, Skift

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Deanna Ting, Skift

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.

3 years ago

Microsoft Wants to Bring Travel Bots to Skype Messaging

Microsoft Wants to Bring Travel Bots to Skype Messaging

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

3 years ago

The Welcome Return of the Posh Airport Hotel

The Welcome Return of the Posh Airport Hotel

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

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.

3 years ago

The Technology Treats Found in Starwood Hotels’ Concept Lab

The Technology Treats Found in Starwood Hotels’ Concept Lab

Brittany Jones Cooper, Yahoo

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

4 years ago

Skift Global Forum: Starwood’s Chief Brand Officer on Loyalty and Innovation

Skift Global Forum: Starwood’s Chief Brand Officer on Loyalty and Innovation

Jason Clampet, Skift

Starwood is open to using technology at every level, and it does so without seeming gimmicky (at least most of the time).

4 years ago

Sydney Is Having Its Biggest Hotel Boom Since It Hosted the Olympics

Sydney Is Having Its Biggest Hotel Boom Since It Hosted the Olympics

Nichola Saminather, Bloomberg

Everyone has his or her fingers crossed that the Australian dollar will start to decline again. Once it does, Sydney and other cities will see more inbound leisure and business travel than they've seen in ages.

5 years ago

Opening in Chongqing, China Marks Westin Brand’s 200th Hotel

Opening in Chongqing, China Marks Westin Brand’s 200th Hotel

Olivia Just, The Stamford Advocate

Asia is strong not just for Westin, but Starwood's entire property line.

5 years ago

How Hotel Chains Innovate With On-Demand Work Spaces

How Hotel Chains Innovate With On-Demand Work Spaces

Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle

It will need to become almost as easy to discover as a coffee shop to remain top of mind for the average frantic business traveler.

5 years ago

New Skift Trends Report: The Future of Meetings in Hospitality

New Skift Trends Report: The Future of Meetings in Hospitality

Greg Oates, Skift

Hospitality brands responded to the threat to the meetings industry by innovating and ditching the one-size-fits all approach. Find out where things are headed next.

5 years ago