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

Marriott CEO Sorenson Offers Update on Cancer Treatment

skift.com - Hotels · 5 Nov

Marriott keeps growing despite a drop in earnings this quarter. CEO Arne Sorenson is optimistic, even as he prepares for surgery to treat his pancrea

What Luxe Hospitality Can Learn About Engaging the Senses From a Live-Fire Chef

skift.com - Hotels · 5 Nov

The state of luxury is evolving and morphing. And the commonality of those who are forging resonant experiences is that they are looking outside of s

Park Hyatt's Blade Runner: Knife Concierge Offers Cutting-Edge Service

skift.com - Hotels · 4 Oct

It's not enough for the waitstaff at The Argyle Steakhouse in San Diego to pick up on the personalities of their customers. The staff of this high-en

Hyatt Taps Danny Meyer to Help With Food and Beverage for New Brand Caption

skift.com - Hotels · 25 Sep

Most hotel operators will say that food and beverage can be a money loser for brands, but offering some version of it remains an essential part of th

Airbnb Can Inform on Rivals and 11 Other Hospitality Trends This Week
Airbnb Can Inform on Rivals and 11 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

skift.com - Hotels · 8 Sep

This week in hospitality, new Airbnb settlements with Boston and Miami Beach could begin to level the playing field. Then we ask meeting planners, wh

Winning the War for Talent: 5 Ways Hospitality Brands Can Attract and Keep Great Employees

skift.com - Hotels · 5 Sep

The hospitality industry in particular has struggled with recruiting and retaining workers over the last few years, as unemployment rates have droppe

Hotels Are Reviving Nightclubs to Boost Visibility

skift.com - Hotels · 21 Jun

The nightlife industry has long been riddled with fly-by-night club closures and seedy venues. Now a handful of powerful hoteliers are changing that

Skift Tech Forum: Shiji Helps Hotels Crack China Market With A La Carte Approach

skift.com - Hotels · 18 Jun

Shiji is one of the world's most fascinating hospitality tech companies. In this interview Kevin King, its chief operating officer, explains the comp

Executive Q&A: Sofitel Redefines What It Means to Be a French Luxury Brand

skift.com - Hotels · 29 May

Sofitel's new brand campaign celebrates its French DNA, offering a modern take on gastronomy, arts and culture, design, and well-being. These four pa

Goldman Is in Talks to Buy B&B Hotels for $2.2 Billion

skift.com - Hotels · 20 May

PAI Partners has been attempting to offload the budget hotel brand for some time, having bought the French hotelier in 2016.

Taco Bell Will Open a Boutique Hotel This Summer

skift.com - Hotels · 16 May

There is little doubt that a limited-time hotel offering will attract the fast food chain'sand result in some extra revenue for the company.