The OTA duopoly: Priceline vs Expedia

The OTA duopoly means that hotels must realign their online strategies and tactics to make sure they make the most of their owned media before relying too much on external sources.

70 percent of travellers never use hotel minibars: survey

Respondents think the food and beverage offerings are too expensive, or they use the mini-fridges to store their snacks bought elsewhere.

Hilton introduces Embassy by Hilton brand in China

The 300-room hotel is scheduled to open in 2019 and will compete in the upper-upscale, five-star segment catering to travelers to Bo'ao, one of Hainan's most popular MICE and leisure destinations.

St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya debuts in Russia

Originally constructed in the 1870s as the residence of Count Orlov-Davydov, The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya offers 210 spacious guest rooms and suites with belle époque interiors, an elegant tribute to the building’s heritage.

UEFA Champions League generates 237,000,000€ in travel income

Cities with participating teams experience a boost in their hospitality sector which is only comparable to income from the convention industry.

Dignitaries from Asean Leaders Summit get preview of The St. Regis Langkawi

Following the private hosting of the ASEAN Leaders Summit dignitaries, The St. Regis Langkawi will be officially open to the public in November 2015.

Hotel industry house profit reaches all-time high in 2014

Hotel industry revenue levels topped an estimated US$176 billion in 2014, which is nearly US$14 billion more than 2013, according to STR Analytics’ 2015 Hotel Operating Statistics (HOST) Almanac.

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Godzilla-themed rooms the go at new Hotel Gracery Shinjuku

The Godzilla Room includes Godzilla-themed interior wall panels, a trick wall with special effects, a life-size replica of Godzilla’s claw looming over the beds and a Godzilla figure standing in the room.

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A look aboard the Four Seasons Private jet

Every element of the private jet journey has been designed through the Four Seasons lens to capture the company’s signature aesthetic, style and service in the sky.

Branded properties grow as world shifts away from independently operated hotels

Franchising is the operating model of choice for most of the large hotel operators according to a new report from hotel consultancy HVS London.