Articles tagged “wyndham”

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.

6 days ago

Video: Why Being Uncool Works for Wyndham

Video: Why Being Uncool Works for Wyndham

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Wyndham Hotel Group wants to revamp its brand design and experience as it gears up to go public. A good brand is a terrible thing to waste.

1 month ago

Marriott Edges Out Hyatt for Top Honors in J.D. Power’s Hotel Loyalty Survey

Marriott Edges Out Hyatt for Top Honors in J.D. Power’s Hotel Loyalty Survey

Deanna Ting, Skift

Should other hotel loyalty programs follow World of Hyatt's lead in being much more revenue-based and geared toward high-end travelers? This survey's findings seem to suggest it, but we have some reservations.

2 months ago

Airbnb Might Buy Wyndham’s European Vacation Rental Business

Airbnb Might Buy Wyndham’s European Vacation Rental Business

Ed Hammond, Kiel Porter, and Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

Can we say we told you so? As Airbnb matures and readies itself for an IPO, scaling up its traditional vacation rental market share will be crucial, and buying Wyndham's European business would give the company a big boost. On the other hand, don't count out AccorHotels. Then again, why is Wyndham selling this. Why not keep it to compete against Airbnb, HomeAway, and AccorHotels?

3 months 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

Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Provides the Most Payback on Guest Spending

Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Provides the Most Payback on Guest Spending

Deanna Ting, Skift

While it's fairly straightforward to quantify the value of a loyalty program in terms of "payback," that doesn't account for all the other special perks and experiences that travelers may value.

4 months ago

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

10 Biggest Hotel Headlines of a Busy Summer 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

So much for taking a summer vacation. This year, the hotel industry was busy making major moves and investments, as well as launching new brands, properties, and policies.

5 months ago

Marriott Unseats Wyndham as Best Hotel Loyalty Program in New Ranking

Marriott Unseats Wyndham as Best Hotel Loyalty Program in New Ranking

Grant Martin, Skift

Alaska Airlines continued to scoop up awards for its distance-based loyalty program while Marriott took advantage of its recent merger in this year's U.S. News and World Report's loyalty program rankings.

6 months ago

New York City Hotels Hope for Higher Room Rates as Construction Boom Eases

New York City Hotels Hope for Higher Room Rates as Construction Boom Eases

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

New York City is indeed a tough market for hoteliers because of competition not only from each other but Airbnb, too. And a massive construction boom of hotels doesn't help.

6 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 Buys Love Home Swap To Bolster Position in Alternative Accommodations

Wyndham Buys Love Home Swap To Bolster Position in Alternative Accommodations

Deanna Ting, Skift

AccorHotels isn't the only big hospitality company that's involved in the sharing economy or alternative accommodations these days, just FYI.

6 months ago