Hyatt

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 …

Hyatt to Open 12 New Hotels in Canada

Hyatt to Open 12 New Hotels in Canada

Hyatt announced that it plans to open nine Hyatt Place and three Hyatt House hotels in Canada over the next two years bringing the number of Hyatt-branded properties in the country from nine to 21.
This year, the hotelier will open the 127-guestroom Hyatt Place Calgary Airport and the 126-room Hyatt Place Mississauga Centre.
The hotelier will open four Hyatt Place hotels next year, namely the Hyatt Place Brampton, the Hyatt Place …

Hyatt Plans Major Redesign of Hyatt Place Hotels

Hyatt Plans Major Redesign of Hyatt Place Hotels

Hyatt announced what it termed major changes to its Hyatt Place brand of hotels.
The changes cover multiple areas from guestroom design to dining to the lobby.
Guestrooms will be redesigned with furniture intended to keep guests “organized and productive” and will include three zones, one to sleep, one to work, and one to relax.  The rooms will feature premium mattresses, blackout shades, and warm-colored lighting.
The bathrooms will feature more counter space, …

New Grand Hyatt Hotel and Residences Opens in Abu Dhabi

New Grand Hyatt Hotel and Residences Opens in Abu Dhabi

Hyatt announced the opening of the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl in the United Arab Emirates. The property is the first of the brand’s hotels to open in the country’s capital city, and the second in the country.
The hotel offers 332 guestrooms, as well as 36 suites and 60 one- and two-bedroom residences, ranging in size from 968 to 1,500 square feet (89 to 139 square …

Hyatt Amritsar Reopens as Hyatt Regency Amritsar in India

Hyatt Amritsar Reopens as Hyatt Regency Amritsar in India

Hyatt announced that it rebranded the Hyatt Amritsar hotel in India t as the Hyatt Regency Amritsar. The hotel is the 11th of the brand’s properties in India.
The property offers 248 guestrooms and suites, each with a bay window providing views of the pools or the city. The hotel has a swimming pool, a vitality pool, as well as a spa located on the premises.
Dining establishments include Punjab Province, which …