Thu.Mar 28, 2024

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Southwest Is No Longer a Low-Fare Airline, Ryanair CEO Says

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Michael O'Leary says Southwest's all-inclusive fares are a sign that the airline has lost its 'passion' for low-cost travel.

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A Dual Target: Hotel Executives on What It Takes to Be ‘Bleisure’ Ready

Lodging

The portmanteau “bleisure”—a mashup of “business” and “leisure”—denotes a phenomenon for our time, a time when technology makes it possible to work, even long-term, from locations that can be explored for pleasure when off the clock, often with partners and families. Seven hotel executives recently described for LODGING the emergence and evolution of bleisure, and how their respective properties are making the most of it: The comments of these hospitality insiders reflect the growing prevalence

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Oberoi Group CEO Vikram Oberoi on India’s Future in Hospitality – Full Video

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The Oberoi Group understands its position among competitors and strives to differentiate itself through quality. The future of India's hotels and economy relies largely on a shared mission to empower the country's workforce and travelers.

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Roomza Hotels announces Roomza Inner Harbor at Lord Baltimore opening in April 2024

Hospitality Net

Roomza, the innovative hotel startup known for personalized, tech-forward, hotel stays, has announced a collaborative venture with Rubell Hotels to introduce a distinct lodging experience within the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Set to open in April 2024, this initiative isn’t just about transformation; it’s an integration, adding a modern, exclusive offering to the historical ambiance of the Lord Baltimore.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Hurricanes But Not Flu Outbreaks: Airbnb Revises Cancellation Policy

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Airbnb's new cancellation policy will cover hurricanes — if they trigger government travel bans. But if there is a flu warning in the U.S., a malaria emergency in Thailand, or a Covid-19 outbreak, these situations would not be covered.

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SIA subsidy for professors’ platform HTIT-EN – Hospitality, Tourism, Innovation & Technology Experts Network

Hospitality Net

The professors’ platform Hospitality, Tourism, Innovation & Technology Experts Network (further HTIT-EN) has been granted a subsidy of 100,000 euros by the SIA. HTIT-EN brings together researchers from five universities of applied sciences in the field of tourism and hospitality. This unique collaboration contributes to technological innovation within the domain of hospitality and tourism.

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W Punta de Mita Debuts Reimagined Beachfront Suite Collection

Hospitality Net

Following a multi-million-dollar renovation, the region’s leading lifestyle hotel offers new level of accommodations on the Riviera Nayarit.

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Marriott Vacations Bets on Big Cities With New Timeshare Collection

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Think beyond the beach. Marriott Vacations is shaking up the timeshare game by debuting a City Collection of properties in response to growing demand.

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Founders of Death & Co and The Ramble Hotel Debut New Hospitality Brand, Midnight Auteur, and its Inaugural Hotel in Savannah

Hospitality Net

The cocktail-centric hospitality company, Midnight Auteur, unveils its first boutique hotel in the Hostess City of the South, opening early 2025.

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IHG Signs 24 Hotel Projects in China, Reveals Latest Trends

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The franchise model allows for rapid expansion and scalability, which is particularly helpful for a market like China, where the demand for accommodations is high.

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Diving into Diversity: Decoding the Foundations of Inclusion in Hospitality Talent Acquisition

Speaker: Lauren Fernandez - CEO & Founder, Full Course

Companies all over the world, including Marriot International and Hilton Worldwide, are aware of the value of including DEI in their talent acquisition strategy. However, despite these initiatives, there is still plenty that the hospitality sector can do to promote DEI. When comparing the hospitality industries in India, Iraq, the UK, and the US, you will see that there is a consistent underrepresentation of persons from different ethnic, gender, and disability origins across all levels of the i

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A New Chapter for The Caledonian Hotel

Hospitality Net

The Caledonian hotel celebrates 120th anniversary with the announcement of multi-million-pound transformation and rebrand.

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Sonder Rivals Take Over Some of Its Properties

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Landlords approached Sonders' rivals to take over properties where Sonder was trying to renegotiate terms or exit from master leases.

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Strategic leadership: Essential skills for executives - What matters?

Hospitality Net

Traditionally, it was autocratic leadership skills that separated senior business leaders from the rest. In this model of top-down control, someone with a strong presence who could make quick decisions and take control of any situation would be at the forefront of the organization. They would rely on their own knowledge and experience to drive the business forward.

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Airbnb Makes Changes to Its Cancellation Party

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Today's podcast looks at Airbnb's new weather policies, Marriott's new urban timeshares, and Las Vegas' new route from London.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Hilton and American Express Introduce Enhanced Hilton Honors American Express Business Card with Rewards and Benefits to Help Business Owners Elevate Their Travel

Hospitality Net

Today, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and American Express (NYSE: AXP) introduced the enhanced Hilton Honors American Express Business Card, featuring new benefits and up to $240 each year in annual statement credits on eligible Hilton purchases, along with a simplified rewards structure to earn Hilton Honors Bonus Points wherever Card Members spend. The updated Card enables Card Members to use their business purchases to fuel future Hilton stays, all with the powerful backing of American Express.

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Etihad COO Mohammed Al Bulooki Steps Down

Skift Blog

Etihad Airways chief operating officer Mohammed Al Bulooki has stepped down from his role, confirms an internal document seen by Skift.

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Unlocking the Secrets: The Unseen Forces Behind Hospitality Brand Success

Hospitality Net

Forget everything you thought you knew about branding. Unfortunately, there is a common misconception about what branding actually means. While a logo and color scheme are undoubtedly crucial branding elements, this surface-level understanding overlooks the deeper, more impactful layers of brand strategy, especially in a sector as dynamic and creative as hospitality.

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Las Vegas Wins New Low-Cost, Long-Haul Flights to London

Skift Blog

Skift Take: With journey times of around 10 hours, this new service will push the boundaries of the low-cost airline model.

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A Buyer’s Guide to Future-Proofing Your Restaurant Tech Stack

The race to 100% digital is on. With the restaurant industry still in the early innings of its digital transformation, brands need an airtight strategy when it comes to building out their tech stack. Download the buyer’s guide to learn where to prioritize your efforts and get the most out of every investment.

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This Week’s Comings & Goings

Lodging

Expotel Hospitality announced Bret Chittenden, formerly the firm’s chief operating officer, has become its new president. Chittenden has been part of the company since its inception in 1999. He will be responsible for driving the company’s overall development and growth. Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC announced the appointment of Leah McFarland as senior vice president of revenue strategy.

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Banyan Group partners Urasaya Property for first luxury branded residence in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Hospitality Net

Banyan Group, the independent global hospitality company, has announced a new branding partnership with Urasaya Property Co., Ltd, the pioneering real estate developer, as it continues to explore new frontiers and introduce its original style of responsible development in exciting destinations. The signing of Banyan Tree Residences Sichon, an all-new nature-inspired luxury community set directly on one of Southern Thailand’s finest beaches in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, will enable discerning

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Work underway on $95 million motor racing resort in the Hunter Valley

Hotel Management

A disused mine in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley region is set to be transformed into Australia’s first dedicated recreation resort park for motoring enthusiasts. The AU$95 million Black Rock Motor Park at Wakefield will include a 5.25km driving circuit, designed by global F1 track design leader, Tilke Group, luxury accommodation, a function centre, cafe and go-kart track.

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The Marriott Vacation Clubs™ Announces Expanding City Collection With New Waikiki Resort Now Open for Booking

Hospitality Net

The Marriott Vacation Clubs™, a portfolio of vacation ownership brands operated by Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE: VAC), understands there is a difference between visiting a city and seeing its sites, and truly experiencing it by discovering its secrets. With that in mind, today the company announces The Marriott Vacation Clubs City Collection. This collection consists of Marriott Vacation Club® branded properties, including those formerly branded as Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, in seven vi

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ABM Success Recipe: Mastering the Crawl, Walk, Run Approach

Shifting to an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy can be both exciting and challenging. Well-implemented ABM motions build engagement with high-value accounts and drive impactful campaigns that resonate with your audience. But where do you begin, and how do you progress from crawling to running? Watch now as Demand Gen experts delve into the essentials of each stage of the ABM process.

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HB on the Scene: Mit Shah, Noble Investment Group, discusses travel trends and opportunities

Hotel Business

Hotel Business Senior Editor Gregg Wallis sits down with Mit Shah, CEO, Noble Investment Group, to hear why he is optimistic about the industry and why he likes the midscale extended-stay segment. The post HB on the Scene: Mit Shah, Noble Investment Group, discusses travel trends and opportunities appeared first on hotelbusiness.com.

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V Spark Hackathon at Les Roches to Boost Entrepreneurship and Impact Solutions in Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality Net

Les Roches hosted the 5th edition of the Spark Innovation Hackathon in which 30 undergraduate (BBA in Global Hospitality Management) and postgraduate students from the Marbella campus participated. Les Roches, ranked among the world’s top four hospitality management schools worldwide, organized the training in collaboration with Spark partner, WE TANGIBLE, a company specializing in Innovation, Product Development, Entrepreneurship, and the Startup ecosystem.

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NCG Hospitality opens Moxy Madison Downtown

Hotel Business

NCG Hospitality has opened the Moxy Madison Downtown hotel in Madison, WI. It is the brand’s first hotel in The Badger State. The property features 151 guestrooms, including the two-room Rockstar Suite with decor inspired by the rock-and-roll lifestyle. Guests checking in to the hotel at the bar are offered a signature welcome drink. Amenities include a second-story lounge; a top floor restaurant opening this summer; a lobby filled with games; Bar Moxy; a fitness center; a 898-sq.

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Accor Doubles Japan Footprint with Opening of 22 Hotels

Hospitality Net

Accor, the region’s largest international hospitality group, is delighted to announce the opening of 22 hotels and over 6,000 rooms in Japan on Monday, 1 April 2024. With these openings, the Group’s footprint in Japan will instantly double increasing Accor’s portfolio of hotels in Japan to 46 properties.

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Beyond The Meeting Room: Luxury Magazine Resource

Escape into a world of luxury and dive into the future of tech, fun takes on the American pastime, and many inspirational individuals. With engaging reports on fashion, food, travel, finance, sports, and more, download now and enjoy the read!

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6 Most Unique Hotel Lobby Spaces

Hotel Designs

Hotel Designs 6 Most Unique Hotel Lobby Spaces 6 Most Unique Hotel Lobby Spaces We explore six of the most unique hotel lobby spaces around the world, highlighting the design trends that are shaping the future of this crucial first impression. Hotel lobby spaces are more than just a transition zone. They set the tone for an entire experience, be it a luxurious hotel stay, a productive workday in an office building, or a visit to a cultural institution.

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Leading Hotels Expands Sustainability Leaders Collection

Hospitality Net

The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), with more than 400 independent luxury hotels in over 80 countries, is proud to announce that the Sustainability Leaders collection that launched in October 2023 has grown by more than 50% in only 6 months. Sustainable business standards, like community connections, preserving local cultures, and environmental conservation have always been deep-rooted in the DNA of The Leading Hotels of the World.

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Tura by Roca – a collection inspired by architecture

Hotel Designs

Hotel Designs Tura by Roca – a collection inspired by architecture Tura by Roca – a collection inspired by architecture Tura is the newest collection from Roca, created in collaboration with Catalan designer Andreu Carulla, drawing inspiration from the architectural heritage of 20th-century Barcelona… The fact that Roca and Andreu Carulla share a hometown was the starting point for the Tura project, and with its strong architectural heritage it is entirely by design that the name Tura stem

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Visual Matrix and Shadow Custom ID Scanners Announce Strategic Partnership to Revolutionize Hotel Check-In and Check-Out Process

Hospitality Net

Visual Matrix, a provider of advanced technology solutions for the hospitality industry, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Shadow Custom ID Scanners, a renowned developer of tailor-made ID scanning solutions. This collaboration aims to revolutionize the hotel check-in and check-out process, offering a seamless and efficient experience for both guests and staff.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.