Why is it taking so long for travel tech to get women to the top?

Diversity breeds development and drives innovation. This is a notion that has long been drummed into the copy of every “Women in Business”-type campaign in recent years. However, the pandemic has unearthed some very stark truths. Despite all the work done, recent research has found that women in the workplace remain the most vulnerable and […]

Hotels want to capitalize on the direct trend – but for how long?

Large hotel chains are looking to make hay while the sun shines when it comes to attracting bookings via direct channels. For several reasons, from loyalty membership to the latest information on hygiene protocols, many consumers have gone down the direct route over the course of the pandemic. The most recent earnings calls from Accor, […]

Cheval Collection CEO to retire

Cheval Collection has announced that CEO George Westwell has stepped down to retire with immediate effect. Westwell, who joined the group in March 2004, and has overseen the launch of the groups flagship Residence Cheval Three Quays in 2014, and the transition from a long-stay accommodation model to a “dynamically priced luxury five-star hotel market”. […]

Hospitality ‘generally optimistic’ despite Covid disruption, study finds

Despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the industry, hospitality businesses are “mostly positive” about the future, according to a survey of 141 sector operators by accountancy firm Haysmacintyre. The 2021 Haysmacintyre ‘UK Hospitality Snapshot Survey’ revealed “encouraging signs of confidence” amongst the sector, even before the prime minister set out his roadmap to […]

A New Way to Reach Travelers: Tripadvisor Enables Hotels to Participate Directly in Travel Membership Program for First Time

NEEDHAM, Mass. – Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel guidance platform*, announced today that – for the first time – hotels and B&Bs can expand their visibility and reach to a ready-to-book, high spend traveler audience by participating directly in Tripadvisor Plus, a new membership program for travelers. Tripadvisor Plus hotels receive special badging and increased visibility […]

Hotels to receive £165.9m in grant money

Hotels and guest houses are set to receive £165.9m due to the government’s ‘Restart Grants’ scheme’, according to Atlus Group. The real estate advisor estimates pubs, restaurants, hotels and guest houses will receive £936m overall as part of the government’s ‘Restart Grants’ scheme to mitigate the economic damage caused by the pandemic. Some 37,463 pubs […]

The Chancery Rosewood to launch in 2024

Luxury hotel group, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, has revealed its second London establishment, The Chancery Rosewood, is set to open in 2024. Situated in Mayfair’s Grosvenor Square, the property will be developed in partnership with real estate developer Qatari Diar. The hotel will feature 139 guest rooms and suites, as well as numerous public spaces […]

Westwell steps down as Cheval chief executive

George Westwell has stepped from his role as chief executive of Cheval Collection and retired after a long, successful career in the hospitality sector. He joined the Cheval group in March 2004. Since joining the brand, Westwell has been a driving force, overseeing the launch of flagship Residence Cheval Three Quays in 2014, and the […]

Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort to open in Doha next year

GHM has announced plans to open a new luxury resort, composed of 59 rooms and suites as well as 32 chalets and villas, at the Katara Cultural Village in Doha. Developed by the Qatari real estate consortium, Triple A, in partnership with Katara Cultural Village, the Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort, Doha, will occupy a […]