Articles tagged “wyndham”

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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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 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.

11 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.

11 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.

11 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.

12 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?

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago