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New Hyatt Place Opens in São Paulo, Brazil

New Hyatt Place Opens in São Paulo, Brazil

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new property in São Paulo, Brazil. The Hyatt Place São Josédo Rio Preto is the first Hyatt Place property to open in the country.
The hotel has 152 guestrooms, each with a 43” HD TV and sofa. The property also offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entirety of the hotel.
Guests can use the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center, and the property takes part in …

Lobby Bar – October 28: Bird-Assisted Air Travel, Pillows are Not for Sleeping, and Artificial Intelligence Gets Smug

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Lobby Bar – An Allegorical Assortment of FBT News and Views
Air Purgatory. It’s time to find out if you’ll be accepted into our spring honors course by taking our fall travel pop quiz. If you don’t get at least three questions right, you’ll be sent to traveler’s purgatory: an Air Koryo flight with unlimited fuel that never seems to receive clearance for landing.
A tale of two strokes. Jonathan Spira is …

Hyatt to Retire Gold Passport Loyalty Program, Replace with World of Hyatt

Hyatt to Retire Gold Passport Loyalty Program, Replace with World of Hyatt

Hyatt Hotels announced plans to discontinue its current Gold Passport program in favor of a new program, World of Hyatt.
Slated to debut in March 2017, World of Hyatt will have three tiers, Discoverist, Explorist, and Globalist. Discoverist will require ten qualifying nights or 25,000 base points; Explorist, 30 qualifying nights or 50,000 base points; and Globalist, 60 qualifying nights or 100,000 base points.
The hotelier said it designed the program with …

New Hyatt Regency Opens at LAX

New Hyatt Regency Opens at LAX

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new property at Los Angeles International Airport. Previously the Concourse Hotel at Los Angeles Airport, the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport, which is currently open, is undergoing a $75 million renovation that is scheduled to be complete on January 1, 2017.
The hotel is located less than a block from Los Angeles International Airport. Guestrooms offer 55” flatscreen televisions, as well …

Hyatt House Jersey City to Open Next Year

Hyatt House Jersey City to Open Next Year

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced that it will open a new property in Jersey City, New Jersey in 2017.
The Hyatt House Jersey City will be located directly across the Hudson River from the World Trade Center, and will offer views of the New York City Skyline.
The 13-story property will have 258 guestrooms and suites. The hotel will also feature complimentary breakfast with an omelet bar.
The hotel will have a 3,520-square-foot …

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach to Open in Hawaii

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach to Open in Hawaii

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced that it will open a new Hyatt Centric property in Hawaii this winter. The Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach will be the first of the brand’s properties to be located in Hawaii.
The hotel will have 230 guestrooms and suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows. The property will also have an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.
Guests will be able to dine at the hotel’s restaurant and …

New Hyatt Regency Opens in Shanghai

New Hyatt Regency Opens in Shanghai

Hyatt announced the opening of the Hyatt Regency Shanghai, Wujiaochang in China. Situated in a business and university district of Shanghai, the hotel is located in the Hopson International Plaza, a new tower consisting of offices, a shopping mall, and dining and entertainment venues.
The property has 306 guestrooms, 17 of which are suites. Each room has floor-to-ceiling windows, a 48” LED TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi, while suites offer a 60” …