This week, discussion of #Accor as it launches its coworking initiative Wojo at scale; owner manager hotels as M&C looks to stronger branding; and #Choice hotels decides now is the time to head into Europe
In which we discuss new research from Amadeus and IHG about what guests really want; the growth of the Global Hotel Alliance; and pipeline in Africa, land of opportunity, if only you can get over its unique challenges
What a €750m investment from Singapore will mean to CitizenM; why Ireland's hotel market still has room to grow, despite some fearing parts of the Irish property market are overheating; and what Google is up to, as it adds home rental search to its hotel listings
A look at Oyo, as Airbnb confirms it is buying a stake in the Indian disruptor; Christie & Co and Motel One both report on likely upcoming pain in Germany; and Huazhu corners the economy sector in China, announcing plans to head upmarket
A deep dive into Marriott. Comment on the company's security analyst meeting, at which Marriott revealed progress following the Starwood integration; a focus on quality over quantity; distribution and loyalty programme success; and many more interesting details
Why investors are taking a stake in hotel asset managers - a share of the upside; Airbnb finally admits it is an OTA, and buys HotelTonight; and as more brands are launched, how we should see them as families
Takeover for Zleep, setting the Scandinavian budget brand up for expansion south; what Accor is doing with its Ibis brand refresh; and why brewer Fullers is selling out of brewing, to concentrate on hotels and pubs
Views on Whitbread and its Premier Inn challenge; lessons as Ryanair trims its wings as it abandons plans to be the "Amazon of travel"; and where Marriott needs to take its refreshed loyalty programme, Bonvoy.