Articles tagged “wyndham”

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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 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?

2 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.

2 months ago

Wyndham Hotels Debuts Online Auctions for Loyalty Program Redemption

Wyndham Hotels Debuts Online Auctions for Loyalty Program Redemption

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travel brands haven't innovated much when it comes to reward redemption. So kudos to Wyndham for gambling on something new. But their new auctions aren't without risk to the company.

2 months ago

Wyndham Buys AmericInn Hotel Chain for $170 Million

Wyndham Buys AmericInn Hotel Chain for $170 Million

Deanna Ting, Skift

Wyndham's version of a great American idea? Buying AmericInn. (Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves.)

2 months ago

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Deanna Ting, Skift

Why? They make money. And they're easier to roll out than a "hard brand." (Thus, why those are "hard.")

3 months ago

Wyndham Partners With Caesars on Loyalty Programs

Wyndham Partners With Caesars on Loyalty Programs

Deanna Ting, Skift

Yet again, Wyndham Rewards isn't missing out on any chance to capitalize on the opportunities opening up in the pending integration of SPG with Marriott Rewards.

4 months ago

Wyndham Launches a New Independent Lifestyle Brand: Trademark Hotel Collection

Wyndham Launches a New Independent Lifestyle Brand: Trademark Hotel Collection

Deanna Ting, Skift

Like everyone else in hospitality, Wyndham finally has its own soft brand collection to boot.

4 months ago

Extended Stay Hotels Experiment with On-Demand Food Services

Extended Stay Hotels Experiment with On-Demand Food Services

Deanna Ting, Skift

Launching something like on-demand grocery delivery service makes a lot of sense, but given what happened with Hilton's meal kit delivery service experiment, it'll be interesting to see how well Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham's pilot progresses.

4 months ago