The Standard will have a sister brand, StandardX

The Standard lifestyle hotel brand is getting a sister called StandardX. Billed as The Standard’s “rebellious younger sibling,” StandardX aims to offer minimalist guestrooms, rich cultural programming and a service style described by parent company Standard International as “hospitality without […]

Four Seasons floats 'cruising resort' concept in Palau

The Micronesian nation of Palau may be considered off the beaten path for most, but Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is looking to lure luxury travelers to the archipelago with the debut of its first “cruising resort,” the Four Seasons […]

Wyndham continues to shoot down Choice Hotels' buyout efforts

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has rebuffed Choice Hotels International’s latest buyout attempt, with Wyndham chairman Stephen Holmes calling Choice’s most recent outreach “a step backwards.” Holmes in a memo on Tuesday criticized Choice’s repeated efforts to acquire Wyndham, alleging that […]

Trump hotel in Hawaii will be rebranded

The Trump International Hotel Waikiki is shedding its Trump affiliation. The hotel will reflag as the Wakea Waikiki Beach and join Hilton’s LXR Hotels & Resorts portfolio this February. Located near Waikiki Beach on Oahu, the 462-room Trump International Hotel […]

Disney Cruise Line among the top performers in Disney's fiscal Q4

Despite costs associated with closing the Star Wars hotel, Disney’s parks division reported a 31% rise in operating income in its fiscal fourth quarter.  Operating income totaled $1.76 billion. Revenue was up 13%, to $8.16 billion. The company said top […]

Airbnb labels top rentals as Guest Favorites

NEW YORK — Aiming to better compete with hotels, Airbnb unveiled a new category called Guest Favorites, which highlights the platform’s top-rated rental listings. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky provided details about Guest Favorites during a media event here on Tuesday, […]

Choice's pursuit of Wyndham a rare hostile bid in hospitality

What started as closed-door negotiations between two major hotel companies about a potential acquisition has evolved into a very public, hostile standoff, with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts labeling the unsolicited bid from Choice Hotels International to acquire Wyndham as “desperate.”  […]

Hyatt CEO excited about growth possibilities for all-inclusives

CANCUN, Mexico — The Apple Leisure Group acquisition in 2021 has been a transformative one for Hyatt, catapulting the company into the all-inclusive space. Two years later, Hyatt continues to expand its all-inclusive footprint and is eyeing new markets. Speaking […]