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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 …

Grand Hyatt at San Francisco Airport Opens Doors to Guests

Grand Hyatt at San Francisco Airport Opens Doors to Guests

Hyatt Hotels announced on Monday the opening of the Grand Hyatt at San Francisco International Airport.
“We are thrilled to open the doors to Grand Hyatt at SFO and welcome our international guests,” said Henning Nopper, the hotel’s general manager. “The completion of this hotel, an iconic addition to our Grand Hyatt brand, is a culmination of many years of hard work and planning.”
The 12-story hotel replaces the 1959 Hilton Inn …

Hyatt Introduces Caption, a New Hotel Brand

Hyatt Introduces Caption, a New Hotel Brand

Hyatt Hotels announced on Wednesday the debut of a new hotel brand, Caption by Hyatt.
The new brand fits within the select service category, which falls between limited-service and full-service properties.
“Caption by Hyatt hotels will be anchored by a distinctive food and beverage experience that will be a vibrant mash-up between café, market and bar,” the hotelier said in a statement. Hyatt is working with Union Square Hospitality Group – known …

Alaska Air to Ask Customers to Bring Their Own Water Bottles on Board

Alaska Air to Ask Customers to Bring Their Own Water Bottles on Board

As part of its ongoing initiative to reduce the use of single-use plastics on flights, Alaska Airlines is asking passengers to bring their own water bottles with them under its #FillBeforeYouFly initiative.
The airline said it hopes to reduce inflight waste per passenger going to landfills by 70% by the year 2020.
“We’re passionate about working with our guests, employees, airports, and partners to reduce waste, protect habitats, and improve water health,” …

Hyatt to Reflag Two IHG Properties in Manchester

Hyatt to Reflag Two IHG Properties in Manchester

Hyatt Hotels said Monday that it plans to open two a dual-branded property in Manchester next year.
The hotelier will open 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 and the Staybridge Suites Manchester – Oxford Road will …

Destination Hotels Joins World of Hyatt Loyalty Program

Destination Hotels Joins World of Hyatt Loyalty Program

Hyatt Hotels announced that one of its newest brands, Destination Hotels, will join its World of Hyatt guest loyalty program this week.
Six properties including the Quirk Hotel in Richmond, Virginia, and the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, are the first from the brand to become part of the guest loyalty program, while two additional properties, the Elms Hotel and Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and the Hotel …