Hotels in Asia Revise Renovation Designs to Suit Post-Covid World

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Artist impression of Marco Polo Prince Hotel’s Club Lounge: Note the more spacious layout, plus private sections. Wharf Hotels Skift Take: It’s clear there’s going to be a new normal when guests start traveling again. Hotels in Asia that are renovating in times of Covid-19 are altering designs, although some things don’t change. — Raini […]

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UK Hotels Threaten Legal Fight Over Rejected Insurance Claims

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Britain’s hospitality sector is threatening a wave of lawsuits against insurance firms like AXA over rejected business interruption claims stemming from coronavirus. Kokky92 / Wikimedia Skift Take: British lawsuits could set a global precedent for how insurance firms perceive a global pandemic in terms of business interruption coverage. — Cameron Sperance Read the Complete Story […]

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A Recovery Timeline and 25 Other Top Cororonavirus Stories This Week

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Girl on a Mobike bike in the line for street food shops in Wuhan China. Walks Skift Take: In travel-related coronavirus stories this week, Skift covered potential recovery timelines, layoffs at Tripadvisor and Kayak, Aribnb’s vision of an era of travel redistribution, lessons for hoteliers from 9/11 and SARS, and Hilton’s partnership to enhance its […]

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Luxury Hotel Group Caves to Pressure, Returns $59 Million in Relief Funds

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The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota (pictured) was among the recipients of the Ashford Group of Companies’ PPP funding. Josh Hallett / Flickr Skift Take: Bigger companies are returning PPP funds, but that doesn’t mean small hotel operators are having an easier time getting relief from the downturn in travel. — Cameron Sperance Read the Complete Story On […]

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U.S. Hotel Profits Per Room Cratered to Losses in March

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Down 203 percent, New York City saw the steepest decline in hotel gross operating profits in March. The U.S. average was a 102 percent decline. Fred Hsu / Wikimedia Skift Take: Gross operating profits tanked in March, and it could take until 2021 for them to get to levels where owners can satisfy operational costs […]

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