Representation is a difficult thing in the world in which we live. In an environment where everyone can go online and broadcast an opinion, we’ve got used to being our own representation. And it’s nice to have a voice. We’re having one right now. But a society in which every voice is equal sounds wonderful, […]
We tend to be a pretty bonhomous bunch in the hotel sector. We like to think it’s because we deal in hospitality, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that it’s because there are so few of us. We keep each other honest. There’s nowhere to hide. We are sad to note that the start to
After a few years of trauma, there’s nothing which makes the shoulders drop and the mood lift like a giant huge massive deal of huge massiveness. And we’re hoping, no matter how little evidence, no matter how much the analysts don’t want it, that Choice will consume Wyndham. So we’re going to go ahead and
Aligning government policy with the needs of the hotel sector is something which varies, flaming-pendulum like, depending on who you have filling the seats at the top. Some countries recognise the value of travel. Some are starting to. Some will only do so when their top donors own hotels. The savvy hotelier looks at what
Hotels have an amazing capacity to be invisible. This is quite the talent, given that they tend to be quite large buildings, which, when fully occupied, are pretty well lit with all those people not fretting about their electricity bills and keeping the lights blazing in their rooms. But because the local population doesn’t use
Choice Hotels International CEO Pat Pacious told analysts this week that the group had made a “a significant leap forward” with the purchase of Radisson’s Americas business. Sadly, the deal wasn’t done in magic beans and the group’s stock dropped after its Q3 earnings announcement, which came with the news that money had changed hands.
Choice Hotels International is to add nine brands and minus $675m with the acquisition of Radisson Hotel Group Americas. Choice CEO Pat Pacious has never been quiet about wanting to buy more brands – you don’t get coy comments about building organically the like of which one hears at Hilton. In May Pacious told investors “we’ve