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Accor CEO: We Want to Transform the Way Everyone Uses Hotels

AccorHotels is undergoing a major transformation in an effort to become a new breed of hospitality company, and the biggest example of that is the …

Hospitality

Tourism Bureaus Turn to Rigorous Research to Differentiate Their Brands

Mature travel destinations are challenged with keeping their traditional visitors happy, while evolving at the same time to remain relevant for the …

W Hotels' Brand Leader Has Cracked the Code in Scaling Boutique-Style Luxury

Brought to you by Entrepreneur Network<p>In this video interview on <i>Behind the Brand,</i> Anthony Ingham, global brand leader for W Hotels Worldwide, describes how he's been able to scale luxury through the unique boutique-style hotel chain, now with 46 locations around the world and another 30 opening by …

Atelier Ace and the Art of Collaborations

As one of the more exciting and forward-thinking contemporary hotel chains, Ace is known for consistently delivering an effortless sense of underground style and culturally relevant design at a range of properties in the US, London and Panama. Behind the architectural endeavors, as well as a long …

Hyatt Centric Turns to GrubHub to Help Reinvent Room Service

On-demand room service, facilitated by online food delivery services like GrubHub, Seamless and PostMates could soon be the future of hotel room …

Hilton Hotels has an idea to attract Millennials – empty hotel rooms

Chief executive officer Chris Nassetta, in Berlin for the Hotel Investment Forum, confirmed that the world's biggest hospitality chain was exploring the possibility of a hotel with more of an "urban flair, more of a micro-hotel."<p>The idea is that some Hilton rooms would be more akin to hostels. …

Wyndham’s Simple, Straightforward Approach to Loyalty Seems to Be Working

Nearly a year ago, Wyndham Hotel Group embarked on a massive revamp of its loyalty program to make it simpler and easier for members to earn points …

Hospitality

The 20 best hotels for business travelers, according to hospitality experts

We asked hotel representatives to help us put together a list of the best places for business travelers to stay around the world.<p>These hotels feature full-service business centers, close proximity to central business districts, executive lounges, ample meeting spaces, and special amenities to keep …

Airport lounges: Competing airlines improve ground game | CNN Travel

(CNN) — There's a new front line in the battle of the airline carriers -- the airport lounge.<p>From the opulent and exclusive to the innovative and inclusive, lounges are now more than just a place to relax and have a snack before a flight.<p>With airports ever more crowded, airlines are realizing the …

Predicting the Rise of the Smart Hotel in 2016

For those of us who cover the hospitality industry, we hit a plateau in 2015 with the dismissal of Starwood Hotels CEO Frits van Paasschen, followed …

Hospitality

Big Brand Theory: Hyatt Regency Uses Social to Evolve the Customer Experience

Hyatt Hotels is one of the best known and largest hotel organizations in the world. Founded in 1957 by Jay Pritzker, the organization now has more …

Video: Hotel Design Must Be Supplemented With Discovery

Craig Greenberg, president, and Alice Gray Stites, VP, Museum Director, at 21c Museum Hotels, spoke at the <b>Skift Global Forum</b>. Their presentation …

Hospitality

Luxury Vacations That Take You Out of the Tourist Bubble

In a globalized world, it can be hard to find a restaurant, coffee shop or even a hotel room that doesn’t remind you of back home. For a growing …

Discovery Is the Latest Media Brand to Join the Rush to Have Its Own Hotel Collection

For fans of Discovery Network, travel just got a whole lot more exciting.<p>Discovery Consumer Products, a division of Discovery Communications, …

Millennial Concerns Driving Ritz-Carlton's New Logo and New Brand Voice

The Ritz-Carlton Company recently announced it is singing a new tune with its fresh new brand voice and logo.<p>The re-designed logo marks the company’s …

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Launches New Brand Voice

<b>Timeless legacy demands attention to build relevance for the next generation of luxury consumers</b><p>CHEVY CHASE, MD – SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 – The …

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On-demand luggage delivery service Portr bags £3.3 million investment

Portr is looking to expand from its original London City Airport launch to other facilities following a sizeable investment raise of £3.3 million.<p>The …

London City Airport

Concur integrates HotelTonight and Lyft for business trips with less hassle

Business trips are often a last minute thing, leaving you tight for time between meetings, getting organized and your travel.<p>Recognizing this, last minute accommodation provider HotelTonight, integrated travel and expense management app Concur and car service Lyft have teamed up to make those trips …

A budget hotel is trying to lure millenial customers

"Younger travelers want variety and sometimes want to relax and stay in rather than fight their way into the trendiest bar or restaurant in the city," says Diane Mayer, Residence Inn Vice President and Global Brand Manager.<p>"Our research found that more than half of frequent business travelers are …

Why the British 'Airbnb for the rich' sees hotels like Hyatt as a friend, not an enemy

The first confirmed step towards that was Hyatt Hotel's new pilot program with Onefinestay. The British startup, often referred to as the "Airbnb for the Rich," lets luxury homeowners rent out their units while they're away.<p>The pilot program between the two companies is an admittedly small step: …

Check Out The World’s First Airport Terminal For Pets

The $48 million terminal will be decked out with a bone-shaped swimming pool, an animal nail salon and, curiously, several flat-screen TVs.<p>If you’re one of the many travelers without access to coveted first-class airport lounges, you now have a whole host of other species to be jealous of. New …

High-end hotels are focused on getting you a good night’s sleep

Luxury hotels are quietly working to ensure their guests get the best night sleep possible.<p>That’s the takeaway from a <i>New York Times</i> story that …

Octovo Birdcage Wallet

Simplicity, style, and a little piece of mind. You get all that and more with The Birdcage Wallet from Octovo. It's part of a line of minimalist …