Tag: Hotels

Google Maps overhauls hotel listings with price and location insights, reviews from other services, but removes some important features

Article Contents Recently, Google announced many new features coming to its travel planning services, including flight and hotel insights. Those changes are only a small part of the overhauled hotel listing layout that’s rolling out to Google Maps right now. While the design appears to be cosmetic at first, with plenty of the new Material […]

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Google Search will make trip planning even easier with more personalized information

Travel is not a new area of interest for Google, with lots of customized cards in Search aimed at getting you the best deals on flights and hotels, as well as the dedicated Google Trips app to bring all of your bookings together and offer additional recommendations and guides. Further enhancements to Google Search are […]

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Moxy DC hotel holding ‘casting call’ for employees

WASHINGTON — Marriott’s millennial-leaning, hip, Moxy hotel brand opens its first Moxy in Washington, D.C. in late fall — and it is hiring. But Moxy isn’t planning just job interviews. Moxy DC is hosting a casting call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27. “This is not your mom’s job interview, so potential employees should […]

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Word of Mouth: Asbury Park

by Caitlin Leonard Lovingly referred to as “the Shore,” New Jersey’s coast is home to some of the most beautiful beaches within driving distance of NYC. From Sandy Hook to Cape May, the Shore is lined with many resort towns worthy of exploration, but none are experiencing a renaissance like Asbury Park—a small, quirky town on […]

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Word of Mouth: Belle-Île-en-Mer, Brittany: Ferry away to idyllic port cities, breathtaking cliffside hikes and secluded sandy beaches

Distill the essence of a seaside vacation destination. You may find a vision of quaint cottages settled along sandy coves. Perhaps it’s a series of small, colorful towns dotted by restaurants serving local cuisine beside shops with regional wares. Maybe it’s simply a salty breeze, a walk through a shaded garden or a moment of […]

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The Top 6 Skift Podcasts of All Time

Over the years, the Skift Podcast has explored issues both timely and eternal for travel, including examining solutions to overtourism, exploring how “places to go” lists get made, diving into the black travel movement. We’ve also created episodes out of editors’ interviews with industry leaders, live Skift events, and behind-the-scenes conversations at our annual Forums. To […]

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Hyatt’s $22 Million Charge Underscores Hotels’ Homesharing Struggles

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, not unlike AccorHotels, seems to be having some difficulty making homesharing work. Nearly a year after the company announced it was investing in Oasis, a private accommodations provider, the company revealed Wednesday it had to take a $22 million impairment charge related to its investment. “That impairment relates to Oasis, which is […]

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Hyatt’s New Alliance Hints at the Future of Hotel Loyalty Programs

Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation, which has a global portfolio of more than 700 hotels, announced Wednesday a new loyalty alliance with London-based Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) — a collection of more than 500 independent luxury hotels from around the world. By the end of this year, World of Hyatt loyalty members can earn […]

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Hotel Tonight and Expedia Offering New Twists on Hidden Hotel Deals

Suddenly there is a flurry of innovation — or at least ample twists on traditional practices — when it comes to the ways online travel players are delivering price-hidden, or opaque, hotel deals to consumers. The new features come separately from HotelTonight and Expedia. HotelTonight announced on Tuesday the global launch of Today’s Daily Drop, […]

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With a New Hotel Concept, One Retailer Is Bringing Hypebeast Culture to Hospitality

Atlanta-based A Ma Maniére’s new Washington, D.C. location is a streetwear shopping mecca topped off with a two-suite “hotel.” Photo: A Ma Maniére It was with a fairly high level of skepticism that I headed to Washington, D.C. this past weekend for the opening of Atlanta-based streetwear shop A Ma Maniére’s second location. This was […]

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Road Trip: Manhattan to Montauk: Lobster rolls, sunset parties and other classics along the way to NY’s easternmost point

by Mike Tommasiello Each summer, when the heat and humidity in the city reaches unbearable levels, many New Yorkers set their sights on an escape. A particular favorite is easternmost point of the state: Montauk. Beaches, surfing, clams, beer, lobster rolls, and more—Montauk used to be known as the anti-Hamptons, though has certainly been gaining […]

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Skift Marks 6 Years With This Digital Book Celebrating Business Longevity

Skift today not only celebrates its sixth anniversary, but also the business strategy that allows us to mark this landmark date. Half of all startups fail after five years, and nobody should be surprised by that. But at Skift, we try to embrace a patience across the company that is a rarity in an era […]

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Minor International CEO Says Hyatt’s Offer for NH Hotels Is Too Late

Hyatt Hotels Corp.’s interest in acquiring NH Hotel Group SA has come too late to stop rival Minor International Pcl’s own tender offer for the Spanish company, Dillip Rajakarier, chief operating officer of the Thai bidder said. “Hyatt has entered the church and the bride has already left,” said Rajakarier in a phone interview Friday. […]

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Manhattan’s NoMad Neighborhood Will Be Home to a $500 Million Luxury Hotel

A Manhattan neighborhood known for its boutique hotels will soon be home to a classic luxury brand. Flag Luxury Group LLC signed a deal with Marriott International Inc. to develop a Ritz-Carlton hotel at 28th Street and Broadway, near the Ace Hotel New York and the NoMad Hotel. The project is expected to cost more […]

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Amadeus Hospitality Is a Tough Sell Despite Progress With InterContinental Hotels Group

Amadeus continues to be powered by its airline distribution business. But the Madrid-based technology giant has been eager for years to diversify its business lines — with hotel software services a top bet. The company reported second-quarter 2018 earnings Friday. Amadeus netted $1.45 billion (€1.247 billion) in revenue, up 5 percent compared with the same […]

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Extended Stay America Might Spin Off Its Real Estate Unit

At a time when the majority of major hospitality brands pursue being completely “asset-light” companies that own little to no real estate of their own, one holdout is considering joining the rest of the pack. Charlotte, North Carolina-based Extended Stay America is that company, following the lead of such companies as Hilton and, most recently, […]

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