Hotel chains look to invest in travel startups

Hotels are looking for ways to expand business, including investing in startup travel companies. The most successful at this has been AccorHotels. The chain is now providing luxury rentals as well. AccorHotels now also own Squarebreak, Onefinestay, and Travel Keys. Online travel agencies are also getting involved. Triage owns Base7booking. Expedia also invested in Alice. Priceline has acquired similar. decided to create their own startup, rather than investing or buying one. This is becoming a far more prominent trend after the initial start in 2015.

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Marriott to open a hotel every 14 hours

Marriott International’s three-year expansion plan will add 285,000 to 300,000 rooms to their existing million-plus rooms. This growth plan would represent an annual 6.5% increase, keeping pace with the anticipated 7% increase industry growth expected in the next ten years. The $13.6 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels in 2016 increased their footprint from operating in 87 countries to 122. Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott, described their plan as “once-in-a-generation” and said that they “are well positioned to benefit” from the industry’s expected growth given their plans to expand.

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The Best Rooftop Bars In Bangkok

Enjoying a night of fun atop of one of Bangkok’s rooftop bars will provide memories that will last forever. Many rooftop bars exist in Bangkok, and while each has something wonderful to offer, some are sure to please you more than the rest. If you’re interested in finding the best rooftop bars, this is the information that you seek to find. Here are the best rooftop bars that can be found in Bangkok. Are you ready for a night of fun?

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DusitD2 Chaengwattana Hotel to Open 2020 in Bangkok

Opening in 2020, the DusitD2 Chaengwattana hotel will be the pinnacle for business hotels in the Bangkok area. Operating in close proximity to many of the city’s key attractions for both visitors and business clientele. The hotel will offer many features that will cater to a various array of people to suit all needs. The hotel will feature state of the art technology coupled with the well known reputation of the Dusit organization to satisfy all of their futures guests to the fullest.

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Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market gets own hotel

Visitors to Thailand’s most famous and visited market, Chaktuchak is getting their own Best Western. The hotel chain announced they will be opening near the Mo Chit BTS skytrain station and Bangkok’s elevated highway which makes its proximity very accessible to the city and airport. The environmentally-friendly Best Western Chaktuchak will offer several modern amenities for their hotel guests, making it an affordable place to stay, while visiting and experiencing one of Asia’s largest and most popular markets.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Best Western Chatuchak is slated to open in 2020. The hotel will have 168 rooms with free Wi-Fi and other modern amenities.
  • The hope is that the hotel will be popular with the weekend shopping crowd as it can be easily reached from the airports.
  • The hotel is also near Don Mueang International Airport, which should make it attractive for international as well as business travelers.

“Best Western has revealed plans to open a midscale property adjacent to Kampang Phet MRT subway station.”

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