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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 …

Grand Hyatt Opens in Athens

Grand Hyatt Opens in Athens

Hyatt Hotels announced on Wednesday the opening of the Grand Hyatt Athens.
The new property offers 309 rooms, a rooftop restaurant and pool with views of the Acropolis, and art from the Museum of Cycladic Art.
Athens is quickly becoming a place “where ancient history sits alongside modern coffee shops and rooftop bars,” said Nikos Trikourakis, the new hotel’s general manager.
The guest rooms will include 38 suites and some will feature views …

Hyatt Regency Budapest to Open in Historic Former Post Office Building

Hyatt Regency Budapest to Open in Historic Former Post Office Building

Hyatt Hotels announced plans for its first Hyatt Regency hotel in Budapest.
The new property will be located in the eclectic Postapalota, a turn of the century building with Gothic towers, Renaissance motifs, and Art Nouveau tiles that was designed by Gyula Sándy. It is located on Petőfi Sándor Street near the Váci utca, a major shopping street.
“We are delighted to bring this landmark building back to life,” said the developer, …

Alaska Air, Hyatt, Starbucks Latest to Ban Plastic Straws

Alaska Air, Hyatt, Starbucks Latest to Ban Plastic Straws

Alaska Airlines will soon eliminate the use of plastic straws and citrus picks on its flights and it is part of a growing trend to eliminate the unnecessary use of plastic items such as straws, which are too light to be recycled and end up in landfills instead.
The Seattle-based airline will make non-plastic straws available upon request and will be replacing plastic utensils with white birch stir sticks and a …

New Hyatt Regency Opens in Beijing

New Hyatt Regency Opens in Beijing

Hyatt announced the opening of the Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing. The property is the first of the brand’s hotels to open in the capital city.
The new hotel has 348 guestrooms, with a décor that includes oak wood, beige marble, green marble, and wood grain patterned carpeting. The hotel also has a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool.
Guests can dine at the hotel’s five restaurants and bars, including the Lounge, …

Hyatt to Reflag Hyatt in Abu Dhabi as Andaz Capital Gate

Hyatt to Reflag Hyatt in Abu Dhabi as Andaz Capital Gate

Hyatt Hotels announced plans to reflag the Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi to the Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, marking the Andaz brand’s entry in the Middle East.
The reflagging is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.
The Andaz will have 189 guestrooms and suites on the 18th to 33rd floors of the Capital Gate building, also known as the Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi, a skyscraper in Abu …