2016 Hospitality Trends

From direct booking pushes to mergers and acquisitions, the hotel space was dramatically altered this year. AccorHotels entered the sharing economy with its acquisition of onefinestay, Marriott and Starwood officially completed their merger, and many hotels began actively pushing for direct bookings. Other companies like City Express Hotels (Hoteles City Express) expanded their portfolio with the development of new properties throughout the year.

In July, City Express Hotels’ Indira Ponce and GBTA’s Caitlin Gomez chatted about the hotel brand at our GBTA Convention Broadcast Studio. Indira talked in detail about their focus on serving the business traveler and the principles important to the company, with sustainability being one of the main pillars.

View the full video here:

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Visit GBTA’s YouTube Channel for even more insight and Broadcast Studio interviews from this year’s Convention.