Articles tagged “wyndham”

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.

2 weeks ago

Wyndham Hotels Maps Out Growth Plans in First Earnings Call Since Spinoff

Wyndham Hotels Maps Out Growth Plans in First Earnings Call Since Spinoff

Deanna Ting, Skift

Having finally stepped out on its own, Wyndham Hotels is in pursuit of what every major hospitality company is today: more scale, improved guest experiences, and more bookings.

2 months ago

Caesars Bets on Growing Its Business With Non-Gaming Hotels

Caesars Bets on Growing Its Business With Non-Gaming Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

We’re putting our money on the Cromwell and LINQ brands to do well with the hotel owner/developer set, which is increasingly looking for upscale lifestyle and select-service brands. As for the Caesars Palace and Flamingo brands — they're so inextricably tied to Vegas and to gaming, it'll be hard to convince guests otherwise.

4 months ago

Wyndham Hotels CEO on Life After Company Split: ‘La Quinta Will Be Transformational’

Wyndham Hotels CEO on Life After Company Split: ‘La Quinta Will Be Transformational’

Deanna Ting, Skift

In the hospitality business, the big are getting bigger — and, we hope, getting smarter about how they communicate that to consumers, and how they keep their hotel owners and franchisees happy. This points transfer and status match between Wyndham and La Quinta is a good start.

4 months ago

Shareholders Push Travel Companies to Disclose Political Giving as Mid-Terms Loom

Shareholders Push Travel Companies to Disclose Political Giving as Mid-Terms Loom

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel isn't as big a political player as some other industries, but major players wield significant influence over political candidates and the issues surrounding airports and hotels. More transparency is a good thing, particularly for shareholders who may fear a decline in stock value due to political positioning based on the whims of a company's CEO.

4 months ago

Wyndham Hotels CEO Expects to Pursue More Brands Post-Spin

Wyndham Hotels CEO Expects to Pursue More Brands Post-Spin

Deanna Ting, Skift

Like AccorHotels CEO Sebastien Bazin recently said at Skift Forum Europe, you don't limit the number of friends you have, so why limit the number of brands any one hotel company can own?

5 months ago

New Wyndham Branding Should Enhance Its Loyalty Proposition

New Wyndham Branding Should Enhance Its Loyalty Proposition

Grant Martin, Skift

While a new branding campaign by Wyndham may foreshadow some turbulence ahead for the hotel group, on the surface it will make it easier to find and book network hotels.

5 months ago

Wyndham Adds Its Name to More of Its Hotel Brands

Wyndham Adds Its Name to More of Its Hotel Brands

Deanna Ting, Skift

The "by [hotel brand]" trend isn't going away anytime soon. But hotel companies that want to play in that "family of brands" space need to make sure every single one of those brands has the right marketing power behind them, and the right consumer perceptions and awareness.

6 months ago

Red Lion CEO on the Myth of Loyalty Programs Driving Lots of Business

Red Lion CEO on the Myth of Loyalty Programs Driving Lots of Business

Deanna Ting, Skift

RLHC CEO Greg Mount's comments about loyalty programs might surprise his hotel peers. But when you really think about it, he might be on to something. And instead of focusing so much on building up their loyalty numbers, perhaps there are other ways hotel companies should be focusing on reaching consumers.

6 months ago

Red Lion Is Buying Knights Inn From Wyndham for $27 Million

Red Lion Is Buying Knights Inn From Wyndham for $27 Million

Deanna Ting, Skift

Red Lion has made good on its promise to buy up more brands you've likely never heard of (or in this case, remembered much).

6 months ago

The Big Deals Hotel CEOs Are Chasing in 2018

The Big Deals Hotel CEOs Are Chasing in 2018

Deanna Ting, Skift

For the hotel industry, shopping for new brands and other companies to buy up is always in season.

7 months ago

Wyndham CEO Believes Hotels Should Learn From Airbnb

Wyndham CEO Believes Hotels Should Learn From Airbnb

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The Wyndham Hotel Group CEO recognizes that Airbnb captures the attention of travelers in unique ways — and he wants to do what he can to create a similar experience.

7 months ago