Articles tagged “wyndham worldwide”

Wyndham Worldwide Is Buying La Quinta for $1.95 Billion

Wyndham Worldwide Is Buying La Quinta for $1.95 Billion

Deanna Ting, Skift

Wyndham CEO Geoff Ballotti wasn't kidding when he told us he had big plans for 2018 at last year's Skift Global Forum.

2 days ago

Wyndham Took $13 Million Hit From Hurricanes in Third Quarter

Wyndham Took $13 Million Hit From Hurricanes in Third Quarter

Deanna Ting, Skift

There's no doubt that the damage from recent hurricanes will affect the travel industry for months and years to come. But analysts don't seem too worried about any impact on Wyndham Worldwide's financials as it plots its upcoming spinoff.

3 months ago

InterContinental Hotels Won’t Rush to Follow Rivals Into Alternative Accommodations

InterContinental Hotels Won’t Rush to Follow Rivals Into Alternative Accommodations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

InterContinental's new CEO Keith Barr seems happy — for now — to carry on with the work done by his predecessor. While rivals have explored other areas, IHG keeps doing the same thing, although it is developing a new midscale brand. Only time will tell which strategy is right.

5 months ago

Wyndham May Sell Its European Vacation Rental Brands on the Way to a Spinoff

Wyndham May Sell Its European Vacation Rental Brands on the Way to a Spinoff

Deanna Ting, Skift

Who's looking to buy up some European vacation rental businesses? Our money's on AccorHotels, Airbnb, and HomeAway, among others.

6 months ago

Wyndham Is Spinning Off Its Timeshare Business Like Marriott, Starwood and Hilton Before It

Wyndham Is Spinning Off Its Timeshare Business Like Marriott, Starwood and Hilton Before It

Deanna Ting, Skift

We had a hunch this would happen, but who knew it would happen so quickly? And how will Wyndham pursue that "blue thread" of loyalty strategy between its hotel and timeshare businesses? And what will happen to its vacation rental business?

6 months ago

Wyndham Is Finally Harnessing Its Global Scale Via Loyalty

Wyndham Is Finally Harnessing Its Global Scale Via Loyalty

Deanna Ting, Skift

Wyndham might not have 30 hotel brands like Marriott, but it does have the world's largest timeshare business and a pretty robust vacation rental business, too. Leveraging the power of all three of its businesses just makes us wonder: Why haven't they tried to do this before?

9 months ago

Wyndham Destination Network: A Giant Among Vacation Rental Property Management

Wyndham Destination Network: A Giant Among Vacation Rental Property Management

Dave Montali, Skift

Wyndham Destination Network has positioned itself as the largest property management company in vacation rentals, and is now using its size to optimize performance by rolling out company-wide yield management and cross-selling abilities.

11 months ago

Wyndham Steps Up Investment in Sharing Economy With Two New European Deals

Wyndham Steps Up Investment in Sharing Economy With Two New European Deals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Over the last 18 months Wyndham has been supplementing its vacation rental offering with acquisitions in what we would call the alternative accommodation market. The investments in Veeve and Wimdu are just the latest indications of how seriously it is taking this segment.

1 year ago

Wyndham Buys Latin American Hotel Management Company

Wyndham Buys Latin American Hotel Management Company

Deanna Ting, Skift

Growing its portfolio in Latin America makes sense.

1 year ago

Wyndham Is Betting on the Sharing Economy for Its Success

Wyndham Is Betting on the Sharing Economy for Its Success

Deanna Ting, Skift

Wyndham Worldwide, like its peers, is betting big on loyalty, but unlike its peers, it plans on keeping its timeshare and vacation rental businesses all together, instead of spinning them off like others have.

1 year ago