Hospitality Company at Root of Loan Controversy Pivots to Survival Mode Sans Federal Help

skift.com - Hotels · 18 Jun

Ashford Inc. wants to tout the strength of its smaller businesses that could benefit from changing guest expectations around health and safety, but i

Austria Plans Mass Virus Testing of Hotel Staff to Get Tourists Back
Austria Plans Mass Virus Testing of Hotel Staff to Get Tourists Back

skift.com - Hotels · 22 May

For a country desperate to reopen its internal borders for summer holidays, Austria's bold plan to extensively test hospitality workers for coronavir

Your Guide to Hotel Companies' Coronavirus Safety and Cleaning Initiatives

skift.com - Hotels · 18 May

Hotel companies' similar new and heightened health and safety standards don't leave a lot of room for brand distinction unless the brand is the one l

U.S. Leisure and Hospitality Industy Lost 8.2 Million Jobs in 2 Months

skift.com - Hotels · 8 May

The leisure and hospitality industry was the hardest-hit part of the U.S. economy when it came to job losses, and restaurant and bars were by far the

Sanitizer Over Room Service: Luxury Hotels Pivot to Healthcare During Coronavirus
Sanitizer Over Room Service: Luxury Hotels Pivot to Healthcare During Coronavirus

skift.com - Hotels · 17 Apr

Empty hotels are getting put to use for medical staff during the coronavirus pandemic, but it will be just as tough restoring these properties as it

Singapore Shows What the New Clean Is With Audit Initiative for Hotels

skift.com - Hotels · 13 Apr

Guests trust hotels to be clean. Post-coronavirus, they want proof. Some will want it even in the contract. One country, Singapore, is helping its ho

Resort Communities Face Crisis as Wealthy Escape Coronavirus Hotspots

skift.com - Hotels · 4 Apr

Now isn't the time to travel to a resort community, many of which are facing their own coronavirus crises.

Oyo's Post-Coronavirus Valuation Could Fall to Around $6 Billion

skift.com - Hotels · 4 Mar

Numerous travel companies, private and public, have seen their valuations taken down a peg by coronavirus. But Oyo's China business, where it fields

Spanish Hotel Group Melia Warns of Coronavirus Hit to Chinese Business

skift.com - Hotels · 27 Feb

Another hotel chain cautions on the coronavirus impact. While it is mostly hurting Asian operations at the moment, companies are no doubt keeping a c

Abandoned Hong Kong Hotels Go Into Survival Mode as Virus Fallout Spreads

skift.com - Hotels · 25 Feb

As hotel occupancy plunges to a single digit, Hong Kong's leadership toward one of its most important industries is being put to the test during the

Canary Islands Hotel Quarantines 1,000 Guests Amid Coronavirus Fears

skift.com - Hotels · 25 Feb

As the coronavirus spreads across Europe, expect more hotels to enter lockdown mode and some airports to begin shutting down flights to afflicted reg

Hyatt's China Business Is Down 90 Percent in February From Coronavirus Fallout

skift.com - Hotels · 20 Feb

Hyatt Hotels had a strong year in 2019, so the story it had to tell on Thursday wasn't all dreary. The problem is that shareholders and guests hate u

Oyo CEO Defends Business Practices That Anger Some Hoteliers

skift.com - Hotels · 19 Feb

If you were thinking after a tumultuous last few months that a reformed Oyo would emerge, then guess again. The hotel chain is giving little ground o

Less China-Dependent IHG Takes Wait-and-See Approach on Coronavirus

skift.com - Hotels · 18 Feb

IHG CEO Keith Barr seems to be taking quite a level-headed approach to the coronavirus outbreak. Unlike some in the travel industry, he's not pressin

Hilton Predicts Ongoing Impact From Coronavirus and 9 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

skift.com - Hotels · 15 Feb

This week in hospitality news, the far-reaching impact of coronavirus on the industry is becoming clearer, with Hilton CEO predicting business to be

Wyndham's China Coronavirus Woes: 70 Percent of Hotels Closed

skift.com - Hotels · 13 Feb

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has closed about 1,000 of its hotels in China because of coronavirus. Those that remain are welcoming fewer guests. The ou

How Anxious Should Event Planners Be as Coronavirus Impact Looms?

skift.com - Hotels · 13 Feb

Event planners can expect increasingly aggressive pitches from hotels as group bookings decline and the threat of coronavirus continues to loom. The

Hilton CEO Says Business Could Be Impacted for Up to a Year From Coronavirus

skift.com - Hotels · 11 Feb

Hilton and many other major hotel companies have had to close hundreds of hotels in China in response to the coronavirus. The outbreak could have lon

Europe's Meininger Hotels Mulls Going Public: Report

skift.com - Hotels · 10 Feb

After months of problems, Mumbai-headquartered Cox & Kings is now undergoing insolvency proceedings in India. Will Meininger, its hybrid hotel chain,

Designing a Better Airline Lounge Experience

skift.com - Hotels · 30 Jan

Despite the investment and focus on lounges to compete for and retain premium passengers, there's a lot of thinking left on the table. Here are some

How Certifying a Hotel's Wellness Bonafides Could Shake Up the Industry

skift.com - Hotels · 17 Jan

Right now, a hotel can offer guests lemon water at check-in and call itself a wellness property. A new wellness certification might raise the bar for

U.S. Hotel Expansion Threatened by Construction Worker Shortages

skift.com - Hotels · 18 Dec

U.S. hotel companies are facing a shortage of construction workers just as they are building new brands and properties. The result: delayed projects

What Nobu Hotels Sees in the Ascendant Luxury Market in Warsaw

skift.com - Hotels · 16 Dec

Nobu Hotels is testing out its restaurant-led hospitality strategy in a market where its luxury cachet is less established. Both Warsaw locals and No

Minor International Will Get New Group CEO as Founder Bill Heinecke Plans Succession

skift.com - Hotels · 1 Dec

Dillip Rajakarier's biggest achievement is lasting a dozen years with the hugely-driven Bill Heinecke, who was once known for short-tenured CEOs. Raj

Hotels Experiment With Reducing Food Waste: Will All-You-Can Eat Buffets Be History?

skift.com - Hotels · 28 Nov

Hotels are known for wanting to please their guests, and feeding them is one way of doing it. But food waste is helping to deteriorate the environmen

IHG Direct Bookings Tech Play and 11 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

skift.com - Hotels · 17 Nov

This week in hospitality, IHG is taking a tougher approach with online agencies by using new technologies to gain traction for its mobile app and web