Articles tagged “wyndham”

Oyo Is Betting U.S. Strategy on Aggressive Dynamic Pricing

Oyo Is Betting U.S. Strategy on Aggressive Dynamic Pricing

Danni Santana, Skift

Oyo's dynamic pricing strategy could turn out to be a bit of a double-edged sword in the U.S., where the company faces greater competition. On one hand occupancy is sure to go up for many of its hotel partners, but if a majority of rooms are booked last-minute at incredibly low prices, hotel managers can start enduring some losses.

1 week ago

The Hotels Paradox: Keeping Tech Cutting-Edge But Simple

The Hotels Paradox: Keeping Tech Cutting-Edge But Simple

Danni Santana, Skift

Hotel chains are always in search of the next big thing in innovation or loyalty that will give them an edge over the competition. But in discussions with industry professionals at the NYU Hospitality Conference this week, it seems most would be willing to settle for reliable Wi-Fi and USB ports in rooms. Maybe simple is better?

1 month ago

Wyndham Up for More Acquisitions After La Quinta Success

Wyndham Up for More Acquisitions After La Quinta Success

Isaac Carey, Skift

It looks like Wyndham's in the market for another midscale brand, but it probably won't happen this year.

3 months ago

Hotels Have a Problem With Plastics: A Skift Deep Dive

Hotels Have a Problem With Plastics: A Skift Deep Dive

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The hotel industry is just waking up to the problem of plastic waste, but this is a two-way street. Hotels rely on this convenient, affordable material just as much as travelers do. The real struggle is turning newfound global awareness and municipal legislation into swift action.

3 months ago

Is Accor the Next Starwood? What’s Next for Hotel Mergers

Is Accor the Next Starwood? What’s Next for Hotel Mergers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Accor as a takeover target? Stranger things have happened. (Anbang, anyone?) No matter what transpires in hospitality going forward, though, it's clear that consolidation is here to stay.

3 months ago

Who’s Really Winning the Direct Booking Wars Between Hotels and Online Travel Agencies?

Who’s Really Winning the Direct Booking Wars Between Hotels and Online Travel Agencies?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Arguments can be made for a number of sides, but the truth is there's no true winner or loser here, if we're being totally honest.

4 months ago

Wyndham Backtracks on Award-Winning Loyalty Program

Wyndham Backtracks on Award-Winning Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

Wyndham pulled an about-face on its award-winning loyalty program last week. Perhaps aligning every award room in the hotel's network to the same price wasn't sustainable after all.

5 months ago

Wyndham Is Changing Back Its Loyalty Program to Be More Like Everyone Else’s

Wyndham Is Changing Back Its Loyalty Program to Be More Like Everyone Else’s

Deanna Ting, Skift

Does this mean that Wyndham's experiment in creating a simple, straightforward loyalty program for the everyday traveler failed? Maybe, but not necessarily. It just means that there are some laws in travel loyalty programs that are there for a reason.

5 months ago

Wyndham Hotels Still Struggles to Add Improved Rooms in U.S.

Wyndham Hotels Still Struggles to Add Improved Rooms in U.S.

Isaac Carey, Skift

The hotel conglomerate shouldn't rely too much on one brand to drive domestic growth, but so far that's exactly what's happening.

5 months ago

Caesars Doubles Down on Its Non-Gaming Strategy With New Brand

Caesars Doubles Down on Its Non-Gaming Strategy With New Brand

Deanna Ting, Skift

You can bet the incredible brand recognition of the Caesars name will still prove to be a double-edged sword as Caesars tries to delve deeper into the non-gaming space.

6 months ago

La Quinta Payoff: Wyndham Sees Big Revenue Jump From Its Latest Acquisition

La Quinta Payoff: Wyndham Sees Big Revenue Jump From Its Latest Acquisition

Deanna Ting, Skift

So, what will Wyndham be buying next year?

9 months ago

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Implementation of panic buttons, or employee safety devices, for hotel employees is a good start, but it should just be the beginning of the much broader measures the entire global hospitality industry should take to ensure the safety of every single person who walks through its doors.

10 months ago