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Hyatt Reports Q4, FY 2021 Loss While Hilton and Marriott Report Gains

Hyatt Reports Q4, FY 2021 Loss While Hilton and Marriott Report Gains

Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, and Marriott International all announced financial results for both the fourth quarter of 2021 as well as the full fiscal year.
While Marriott and Hilton reported profits for the quarter as well as the complete year, Hyatt recorded losses.
Hyatt posted a $29 million loss for the fourth quarter and a $203 million loss for the full year. Those numbers compare favorably to 2020, when the fourth quarter …

Great Moments in Travel History – February 2022

February is the shortest month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and has 28 days in common years – that is years with 365 days – and 29 days in leap years, such the year 2020.  It is also the month of love, as Valentine’s Day falls exactly in the middle of the month.
The month’s name, February, is a divisive issue when it comes to pronunciation, …

Hyatt First Hotel Chain to Roll Out Room Keys in Apple Wallet

Hyatt First Hotel Chain to Roll Out Room Keys in Apple Wallet

Hyatt Hotels announced the introduction of support for hotel room keys on Apple iPhones and Apple Watches, becoming the first hotelier to do so.
The move will allow guests at six hotels to use their Apple devices to unlock their guest room doors with a tap, similar to scanning a boarding pass or DisneyWorld pass.
A new feature in iOS 15 supports storing home, car, and hotel room keys in the Wallet …

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 …