Radically Reinventing The Luxury Hotel To Compete With Airbnb

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Co.Design
13/6/2017


Chatbots, plentiful amenities, and hardly any furniture: Hotelier Ian Schrager’s newest venture aims for luxury on the cheap.

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Four Seasons Sees ‘Airbnb effect’ in Luxury Hospitality

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14/6/2017

Four Seasons isn’t taking Airbnb’s push into high-end lodging lightly.

“I would be naive to say that we aren’t being mindful of the Airbnb effect,” Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Chief Executive Officer Allen Smith said in an interview about the Toronto-based company’s history and future outlook. “It’s just another example of the speed in which the market is changing and the manner in which we need to be prepared to respond to it.”

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Hotels, Feeling the Pinch of Airbnb, Promote Local Experiences

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New York Times
30/5/2017


'Tourist' has become a dirty word in the hospitality business. The preferred word? Local.

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Hilton Launches In-Room Wellness Concept - Five Feet to Fitness

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31/5/2017

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has unveiled Five Feet to Fitness™, an in-room wellness concept that brings over eleven different fitness equipment and accessory options into the hotel room. The new room category makes it more convenient than ever for road warriors, exercise enthusiasts, and those who prefer to workout in private to maintain their routines while staying with Hilton. The rooms are part of Hilton’s innovation efforts to modernize the hospitality fitness experience and make it more inclusive for all by redeveloping fitness centers and offering fresh fitness concepts tailored to the hotel’s location and regular guests.

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Top 4 Rules for Hotel Designers

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hotelmanagement.net
10/5/2017


Ask 20 hoteliers what they want in hotel design and you’ll get 20 answers—but some concepts have become cohesive across the industry. At HD Expo, held at Mandalay Bay Resort last week, four hotel leaders shared their insights about what all designers should know when creating hospitality.

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