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Hyatt Reflags Two IHG Properties in Manchester

Hyatt Reflags Two IHG Properties in Manchester

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening on Monday of the Hyatt Regency Manchester and the Hyatt House Manchester, the latter being the brand’s entry into the United Kingdom.
The hotelier opened the 212-key Hyatt Regency Manchester Oxford Road and the 116-key Hyatt House Manchester/Oxford Road in the Lume, a building that also houses two restaurants, reflagging two InterContinental Hotels Group properties currently operating in the building.
Both the Crowne Plaza Manchester Oxford Road …

Hyatt to Open New Hotel in Iceland

Hyatt to Open New Hotel in Iceland

Hyatt Hotels announced plans to open a new hotel in Reykjavík, Iceland.
The Hyatt Centric Reykjavík will be the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the country.  The 169-property, which will open in 2022, will be located in the building that formerly housed the headquarters of the Ríkisútvarpið, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, which will undergo a top-to-bottom redevelopment to be converted into a hotel.
Hyatt said it had spent the past year carefully …

Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World Expand Alliance

Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World Expand Alliance

Hyatt Hotels announced an expansion of its relationship with Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Over 300 hotels that are part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World now participate in the World of Hyatt guest loyalty program.  The number is a 500% increase from the time of the program’s inception.
The partnership will allow members of Hyatt’s World of Hyatt guest loyalty program the opportunity to earn points from and redeem …

Hyatt to Introduce Peak, Off-Peak Award Pricing

Hyatt to Introduce Peak, Off-Peak Award Pricing

Hyatt Hotels said that its World of Hyatt loyalty program will introduce multiple price categories for award redemptions starting next year.
The change goes into effect in March and introduces off-peak and peak point redemptions for award bookings.  The program will have three tiers, off-peak, standard, and peak and pricing across Hyatt’s eight categories of hotels will vary accordingly.
The hotelier said it will continue to offer its Points + Cash program …

Hyatt to Open Over 20 New Luxury Hotels in Next 14 Months

Hyatt to Open Over 20 New Luxury Hotels in Next 14 Months

Hyatt Hotels said it will open over 20 new luxury hotels by the end of next year.
The hotelier will add properties under several brands including Andaz, Alila, Grand Hyatt, Miraval, and Park Hyatt, as well as some that will be part of the Unbound Collection.
The Park Hyatt brand will make an appearance in five new locations including Auckland, Doha, Jakarta, Suzhou, China, and Niseko, Japan. In addition, Hyatt will open …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2019

November, the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, is the last full month of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the last full month of spring in the Southern. Originally the ninth month in the calendar of Romulus, November retained its name, which is derived from the Latin “novem” or “nine.”
In the United States, November is the month of the Thanksgiving holiday, a …

Park Hyatt Kyoto Opens its Doors to Guests in Japan

Park Hyatt Kyoto Opens its Doors to Guests in Japan

Hyatt Hotels announced that the Park Hyatt Kyoto had opened its doors to guests.
The new property is located in the Higashiyama historic district in the city, known as the birthplace of the Japanese tea ceremony, the Ikebana flower arrangement, and the Japanese Zen gardens.  It is located next to the Kodai-ii, a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism, whose gardens are a nationally designated Historic Site and Place …