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Covid-19

Operators in meetings push

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Accor and Intercontinental Hotels Group have both announced strategies to encourage a return to meetings and events.

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    Insider

    Your flexible friend

    The hotel sector has always been more interested in flexibility from the guest rather than the hotel. Dinner is at a certain time, breakfast is at a certain time, lunch may not exist at all, but if you could wear a tie then that would be appreciated. Oh, and if you could make all your travel plans around specific arrival and departure times, that would make life a lot easier, cheers
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    Development

    Global pipeline up 5%

    The global hotel construction pipeline stood at 14,779 projects/2,412,736 rooms, up by 5% by projects and 4% by rooms, according to Lodging Econometrics.
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    In Focus: Alexi & Katherine discuss deals of survival

    We explore the stories and people behind the hospitality news of investment, development and operations. The hospitality industry is moving at a pace we have never seen before which makes it more important than ever to come together, share information, and discuss the shape of the future. Alexi Khajavi and Katherine Doggrell discuss consolidation rumours with Accor and IHG, Airbnb going back to their roots and design and distribution strategies.  Don't miss the full interviews with Chief Operations Officer from citizenM, Lennert de Jong, as well as Brand & Hospitality Strategist Matthias Huettebraeuker.
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    August roundup: not-so-soporific summer

    August, the month of holidays, was anything but in the shadowland created for us all by the pandemic; part work, part play, lines of demarcation missing in action. But, as governments across Europe encouraged their citizens to take a break - but stay at home - the hotel sector wound itself up to look more like a September in its enthusiasm for deals and derring do.
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    Covid-19

    Reit to rebrand IHG hotels

    Service Properties Trust is to transfer the branding and management of 103 hotels to Sonesta International Hotels Corporation.
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    Development

    IHG adds India resort

    InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Riteway and Medha Projects to open a Holiday Inn Resort to the state of Karnataka.
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    Here comes the rumour mill

    We are all of us looking for a return to familiar times in this pandemic - some more than others depending on the control criteria you like to live by. This goes a long way to explain the attraction of the Travelodge story in the UK and why every call has more participants than Glastonbury. That and, to quote Mr Krabs from Spongebob, ‘for the money’.
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    Accor, IHG cost-driven merger mooted

    Accor and InterContinental Hotels Group declined to comment on speculation that they were planning a merger.
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    Distribution

    Operators deny leisure shift to OTAs

    The global operators used the recent results season to deny that the shift to leisure demand had made them more reliant on the online travel agents for business.
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    Video - In Focus

    In Focus - Reporting season

    This week Alexi Khajavi and Katherine Doggrell discuss the latest news from the global operators and Katherine interviews Ben Harper, Managing Director from Watergate Bay and Another Space. Unpack the latest developments with this week's panel