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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 …

Serial Burglar Posing as Guest Targets Hotel Rooms in New York City

Serial Burglar Posing as Guest Targets Hotel Rooms in New York City

A man posing as a guest was able to trick housekeeping staff in at least five hotels in New York City into letting him into rooms that were being cleaned, which he then proceeded to clean out.
The spree of burglaries started at the Club Quarters hotel on William Street in the Financial District on July 23, 2019, where he stole an Apple MacBook Pro, a backpack, and a wallet. Police …

Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Mexico City, Mexico

In planning our first visit to Mexico City, the country’s capital, we decided to stay in Polanco, a high-end neighborhood with many museums, restaurants, embassies and consulates, shopping malls and upscale stores and the famous Chapultepec Park.
Polanco is also home to the Hyatt Regency Mexico City, which opened its doors to guests in 1987 as the Hotel Nikko Mexico. It was purchased by a Hyatt affiliate in May 2012 and …

Park Hyatt Opens in Shenzhen

Park Hyatt Opens in Shenzhen

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening of the Park Hyatt Shenzhen in the city’s Futian business district.
The 195-key hotel sits atop a 48-story skyscraper designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates of New York.
Guest rooms, designed by Yabu Pushelberg, are on floors 36 to 44, and were designed, the hotel said, to make guests feel as if they were “floating on a cloud.” The décor features shades of grey, taupe, and ochre, …

Hyatt Unveils Significant Update of World of Hyatt iPhone and Android App

Hyatt Unveils Significant Update of World of Hyatt iPhone and Android App

Hyatt Hotels announced the release of version 4.1.1 of its World of Hyatt smartphone app, a major update in features and functionality.
The new version of the app allows users to do more with reservations including modifying them.  It permits the review of room charges and supports check-in and check-out.  It works on both Apple iOS and Android platforms.
Guests can cast content including movies and television shows from their smartphones and …