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Hyatt to Offer Centric Guests Local Concerts and Streaming Music with Sofar Sounds and Spotify

Hyatt to Offer Centric Guests Local Concerts and Streaming Music with Sofar Sounds and Spotify

Hyatt Hotels announced a partnership with several music companies and its Hyatt Centric hotels to connect guests to the local music experience where they are staying.
The partnerships, with Sofar Sounds and Spotify, will expose guests to Sofar Sounds concerts and Spotify music playlists.
Sofar Sounds concerns are “highly curated” according to the hotelier and are at secret locations. The performers are revealed on the day before the event, and the events …

Hyatt Regency Xuzhou Opens in China

Hyatt Regency Xuzhou Opens in China

Hyatt announced the opening of a new Hyatt Regency hotel in Xuzhou, China. The property is located in the top floors of the city’s tallest building, the International Finance Center, which stands 873’ (266 meters).
The hotel offers 344 guestrooms, including 30 suites, between floors 43 and 59. Rooms have a 65” TV, coffee machine, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Dining options for guests include the Xiang Yue Chinese Restaurant, which specializes in Xuzhou, …

Hyatt to Acquire Lifestyle Hotelier Two Roads

Hyatt to Acquire Lifestyle Hotelier Two Roads

Hyatt Hotels announced on Monday it will acquire Two Roads Hospitality, an independent hotel management company, for $480 million.  The world’s sixth largest hotel company said it has the option to invest an additional $120 million into the deal, although the company said that it is “on the outcome of certain terms to be individually defined after closing.”
Two Roads currently has management agreements for 85 properties in eight countries and …

Hyatt to Open Third Hyatt Place in London

Hyatt to Open Third Hyatt Place in London

Hyatt announced plans on Friday for a Hyatt Place in central London.
The Hyatt Place London City/East will offer 280 rooms and will be the seventh Hyatt-branded property in the United Kingdom and the third Hyatt Place in London.
The new hotel will have a lounge and terrace on the ninth floor looking out onto the city, an inner courtyard, flexible meeting room designs, and a gym. It will also have a grab-and-go …

Hyatt to Open 9 New Hotels in Africa

Hyatt to Open 9 New Hotels in Africa

Hyatt announced plans on Thursday to open nine new hotels in Africa over the next two years.
The hotelier will open its first hotels in Algeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Senegal with plans that include the Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport, which will open in early 2019; the Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa, which will open at the end of this year; a Hyatt Place and Hyatt House in Nairobi; and a Hyatt Centric …

Hotel Industry Pledges to Give Panic Buttons to Employees

Hotel Industry Pledges to Give Panic Buttons to Employees

Five hotel chains – Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, and Wyndham – along with the group that represents major hotels, the American Hotel and Lodging Association, announced new safety and security measures for hotel employees and guests.
Under the umbrella of what they call the 5-Star Promise, the hoteliers said they were giving customer-facing employees panic buttons, and would update and enhance their policies and training procedures to increase hotel …

Hyatt Regency Hotels Open in Shanghai and Okinawa

Hyatt Regency Hotels Open in Shanghai and Okinawa

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening of two Hyatt Regency properties. The two are located in Shanghai, China, and Okinawa, Japan.
The Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa is on a private island linked by bridge to the main island of Okinawa. The property offers 344 guest rooms and is located on the waterfront. It relies on Okinawan culture and tradition for the design of its public spaces and guest rooms. There are six …