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As 2022 Approaches, Airlines and Hotels Extend Elite Status Once Again

While the number of people flying and driving great distances hit a pandemic high over the Thanksgiving holiday, the travel industry isn’t seeing sustainable increases as the world heads into the final six weeks of the year.
Airlines and hotel chains are making note and taking steps to keep their best customers happy with yet another year of bestowed elite status, mirroring at least in part what happened at the end …

Hyatt Regency JFK Airport Opens in New York

Hyatt Regency JFK Airport Opens in New York

The Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York opened its doors to guests Friday.
The 400-key, eight-story property is located near the airport and offers a variety of amenities including a fitness center, gaming areas, meeting rooms, and what the hotel terms “a soaring lobby” suited for events and musical performances. The lobby connects directly to the Resorts World New York City casino.
The 366 rooms feature an earth-tone décor, open …

Hyatt ‘World of Care’ to Address Problems in Society for Staff and Guests Alike

Hyatt ‘World of Care’ to Address Problems in Society for Staff and Guests Alike

Hyatt Hotels announced a new global environmental, social, governance (ESG) platform that builds on its efforts to care for “planet, people, and responsible business.”
The program is intended to address specific problems and challenges faced by guests, hotel owners, and employees.
“World of Care” aims to address multiple societal issues and, Hyatt hopes, bring about what it terms “meaningful change” in the hospitality industry.
The move comes after a year filled with illness, …

Hyatt Reports First Quarter Loss of $304 Million Amidst Pandemic

Hyatt Reports First Quarter Loss of $304 Million Amidst Pandemic

Hyatt Hotels announced financial results for the first quarter of 2021.
The hotel chain reported a net loss of $304 million amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel.
Revenue for the first three months of the year was $438 million, down 55.9%.
Despite the decline, the company was optimistic as more people across the globe were inoculated against the coronavirus.
“The expansion of vaccine distribution and the easing of travel restrictions in certain markets …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2021

One year ago, we predicted that the “Great Moments” monthly feature would include multiple mentions of the various shutdowns and, one can only hope, some of the restarts of the Coronavirus Age.  As of now, reports of reopenings after the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel will have to wait until the April 2022 edition, although reports of closings comprise the entirety of page three of this article.
Meanwhile, April, the fourth …

Rio Las Vegas to be Reflagged as Hyatt Regency

Rio Las Vegas to be Reflagged as Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced plans to expand its presence in the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas, and reflag the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
The home of the Penn & Teller theater opened its doors to guests in 1990 and was the first all-suite property in the Las Vegas area.  It was designed with a Brazilian theme and named after the city of Rio de Janeiro.
The 2,510-key Rio …

Hyatt Opens 1,000th Hotel, the Alila Napa Valley

Hyatt Opens 1,000th Hotel, the Alila Napa Valley

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening of its 1,000th property, the Alila Napa Valley hotel.
The milestone was reached 68 years after the opening of the first Hyatt property, the Hyatt House, a motel near Los Angeles International Airport, in 1953 by Hyatt Robert von Dehn and Jack Dyer Crouch.  The property is considered to be the first airport hotel in the world.
After being acquired by Jay Pritzker in 1957, Hyatt grew …