Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Hyatt Offers More Seamless Travel Experience With Complimentary COVID-19 Testing for Guests at Latin America Resorts Traveling to the U.S.

Hyatt Offers More Seamless Travel Experience With Complimentary COVID-19 Testing for Guests at Latin America Resorts Traveling to the U.S.



Driven by Hyatt’s purpose of care and to support the wellbeing of guests, World of Hyatt members and customers, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that all 19 Hyatt resorts in Latin America have arranged for complimentary on-property COVID-19 testing through May 31, 2021, for guests travelling to the U.S. This is valid for up to two registered guests per guestroom per stay at 19 participating resorts in Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, and South America. 

In addition, Hyatt hotels in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America are extending a Travel Delay Rate to guests who cannot complete their travel due to test-related reasons, representing up to a 50% savings on standard rates (excluding Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara properties) and up to a 30% discount on food and beverage (excluding alcohol). These special offers serve as an extension of Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment, which enhances operational practices at Hyatt hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, with guest and colleague wellbeing as a top priority.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts opens its first hotel in Nepal.


Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across 90 countries, continues to expand its global footprint with its entry into Nepal via the newly opened 90-room Ramada® Encore by Wyndham Kathmandu-Thamel.

Located in the center of Kathmandu, the capital and largest city in Nepal, the newly built hotel opened earlier this week and is part of a vibrant rejuvenation project of the city’s commercial center, close to top attractions and cultural wonders such as the base camp for Mount Everest, the Garden of Dreams, Ason Bazaar at Kathmandu Durbar Square and other popular destinations in the city.

This latest opening builds on Wyndham’s continued commitment to growth for the sub-Indian continent. With more than 50 properties currently in the Indian sub-continent, the opening of Ramada Encore by Wyndham Kathmandu-Thamel is another welcome footstep towards the Company’s continued expansion plans.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Inside the best hotel in America...................Grand Hyatt Nashville


Grand Hyatt Nashville was named the best new hotel in America, according to USA TODAY readers who voted in the media outlet’s 10Best poll.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as the best new hotel in the country, particularly during such a challenging year and so soon after our grand opening,” said Joe Melton, acting general manager of Grand Hyatt Nashville. “It’s an honour to be part of the Music City community that continues to show such resilience and strength, and we look forward to welcoming many more guests in 2021. Thank you to USA Today readers for their support!”


Grand Hyatt Nashville, which opened October 2020 in the heart of the expansive 18-acre Nashville Yards development, is home to one of the tallest outdoor rooftop lounges in Nashville, a fifth-floor pool deck overlooking downtown, world-class spa R+R Wellness, and multiple culinary experiences – including The Nashville Grange, a Tennessee-to-table restaurant featuring locally-sourced dishes, and a new “contemporary renditions of luxury favourites” concept from James Beard Award-Winning chef Sean Brock called The Continental.

Hyatt Hotels issue a statement on US political donations and violence in Washington DC

Statement on Political Campaign Donations & Violence at the United States Capitol


At Hyatt Hotels Corporation, we do not operate a political action committee, and Hyatt Hotels Corporation does not make donations to federal or congressional campaigns.

We are shocked and horrified by the events that unfolded at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. These acts of violence and disruption of democracy are indefensible, all compounded by the pandemic we are still experiencing. 

As a purpose-driven company dedicated to caring for people so they can be their best, we vehemently condemn violence of any kind – and firmly believe it has no place in society. 

Monday, 11 January 2021

Hilton Introduces Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions for Meetings and Events

 
As we emerge from a year of uncertainties, one business reality seems crystal clear: Hybrid meetings and events will be critical in the near-term. To address this dramatic shift in how people meet and celebrate, Hilton is introducing a set of Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions. The new suite of offerings, which will continue to evolve, directs event planners to Hilton’s hybrid-ready hotels while also providing them with planning resources – including an expanded Hilton EventReady Playbook and flexible customer offers.

Global program roll-out to feature hybrid-ready hotels across the portfolio



With each meeting and event experience delivered by dedicated team members, as part of the Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions, participating hotels will have access to comprehensive team member training resources to build and strengthen their knowledge in hybrid events.

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Wyndham Destinations buys Travel + Leisure for $100 million


Wyndham Destinations has confirmed today that it has acquired the Travel + Leisure brand from the Meredith Corporation for $100 million. 

This mega-deal includes all related assets from Meredith Corporation, combining the travel company’s portfolio of resort, membership, and lifestyle travel brands with the world’s most trusted travel lifestyle content curator and its travel clubs. This acquisition will accelerate Wyndham Destinations’ strategic plan to build on its leading position as the world’s largest vacation club and exchange company and expand into new leisure travel and licensing markets.

“We acquired Travel + Leisure, including access to its global audience of 35 million loyal followers across multiple platforms and nearly 60,000 club members, because it matches our passion and purpose to put the world on vacation. Over the past 18 months, we have laid the foundation to expand our footprint beyond our core vacation ownership business, and today we add one of the most trusted and influential brands in travel through the acquisition of Travel + Leisure,” said Michael D. Brown, president and chief executive officer of Wyndham Destinations.