• Hyatt Place S

    Travellers to Brazil can now check-in to a new Hyatt Place hotel in the burgeoning city of São José do Rio Preto, located just over 400km from Brazil’s most populous city, São Paulo. The Hyatt Place São José do Rio Preto property is the first Hyatt Place-...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2016 0 Comments

  • New 'World of Hyatt' loyalty program: how the revamp affects you

    Hyatt will ditch its longstanding Hyatt Gold Passport loyalty program next year, replacing it with a new ‘World of Hyatt’ scheme offering brand new status tiers, changes to existing benefits and some new perks to match. However, some members will need to spend up to six times as many...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2016 9 Comments

  • New hotel credit card fees could hammer your hip pocket

    Hotel chains nationwide including Accor, IHG, Rydges and Starwood are amending their credit card fees in line with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s reforms on credit card surcharging. As a result, many hotel guests will now pay a lower credit card fee when using Visa or MasterCard, but whip...

    POSTED 2 Sep, 2016 27 Comments

  • Hyatt Regency Xi'an hotel in China welcomes its first guests

    Hyatt continues to expand in China with the opening of the Hyatt Regency Xi’an hotel in the Shaanxi provincial capital, with a modern design that gives nods to tradition in one of China’s oldest cities. Inspired primarily by China’s Tang Dynasty, guests will appreciate a sprawl...

    POSTED 29 Jul, 2016 1 Comment

  • Hyatt Gold Passport tweaks reward rates at 100+ hotels

    Hyatt Gold Passport members will soon need more Gold Points to book free nights at 50 of the chain’s hotels across the Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt House, Hyatt Place and Hyatt Regency brands, while at 56 other properties the number of points needed per night will decrease. Among ...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2016 1 Comment

  • China's Shenzhen Airport gets Hyatt Place, Hyatt House hotels

    Shenzhen Airport is now home to two new hotels located under the one roof: the Hyatt Place Shenzhen Airport and the Hyatt House Shenzhen Airport, both offering a similar but distinctly different experience. The 167-room Hyatt Place property resembles an international hotel with free Internet acc...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2016 1 Comment

  • Hyatt launches new brand: 'The Unbound Collection by Hyatt'

    Hyatt is expanding its hotel portfolio to appeal to travellers seeking more of an independent and unique stay experience but with the backing and loyalty program of a global chain in debuting its latest brand: The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. Drawing from a mix of new and existing upper-upscale ...

    POSTED 3 Mar, 2016 0 Comments

  • Australian Hyatt hotels hacked, guest credit card details stolen

    Hyatt Hotels is the latest hotel chain to fall victim to hackers stealing sensitive credit card information from guests around the world, including flagship properties in Australia. The Park Hyatt Sydney, Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt in Melbourne, Hyatt Hotel Canberra and Hyatt Regency Perth were ...

    POSTED 15 Jan, 2016 4 Comments

  • Hyatt Gold Passport: the unofficial guide for business travellers

    Hyatt Gold Passport (HGP) delivers what you’d expect of any decent hotel loyalty program – being free space-available room upgrades and Internet access – but goes beyond the ‘usual’ to also provide perks like confirmed suite upgrades and even free airport lounge acce...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2015 3 Comments

  • Hyatt Place Chicago: Downtown, The Loop hotel opens its doors

    The Windy City is now home to a new hotel with the opening of the Hyatt Place Chicago: Downtown, The Loop in the heart of the city’s business, financial and theatre districts. Each of the 206 guestrooms comes with a signature Hyatt Grand Bed, a 42-inch HDTV and a ‘cosy corner’ ...

    POSTED 26 Jun, 2015 1 Comment

  • Hyatt Gold Passport: instant Platinum status, Diamond fast track

    Members of Hyatt Gold Passport can boost themselves to Platinum status instantaneously and then take the speedy route to a top-tier Diamond card under the chain’s latest promotion. It’s done by emailing goldpassport@hyatt.com or calling Hyatt on 131 234 and requesting the ‘Elit...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2015 4 Comments

  • How to save hundreds per night at the Park Hyatt Sydney hotel...

    Members of Hyatt Gold Passport could save up to $280 per night off the normal room rates at the Park Hyatt Sydney hotel, thanks to a new ‘buying points’ promotion. Until June 1 2015, travellers can enjoy a 40% bonus when they buy at least 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport (HGP) points, whic...

    POSTED 26 May, 2015 1 Comment

  • Hyatt hotels: free WiFi Internet from February 2015

    Hyatt hotels will serve free Internet to all guests from February 2015, joining the Starwood, IHG and Marriott chains in axing add-on charges for WiFi. The deal will extend to an 'unlimited number' of devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones – and cover all...

    POSTED 23 Dec, 2014 4 Comments

  • Our weekly wrap for Aussie frequent flyers

    Sitting on a pile of Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points? Now you can convert them into Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles and redeem them with United, Thai Airways, Air Canada and more! Or, if you’re a few points short of your next free flight or business class upgrade with Qa...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2014 6 Comments

  • Carting around too much cabin baggage? Leave it at Hyatt!

    If you like staying fit on the road but just can’t squeeze those gym shoes and your workout gear into your cabin bag, why not leave them at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne hotel ahead of your next visit? Regular guests at the property can make use of the ‘Leave it at Hyatt’ scheme, w...

    POSTED 13 Nov, 2014 3 Comments

  • Hyatt Gold Passport to offer elite discounts, points + cash redemptions

    Improvements to the roster of Hyatt Gold Passport benefits will see a lengthier points expiry period, along with discounted room rates and a new redemption option. From January 7 and throughout 2014, Platinum and Diamond members will have access to an exclusive ‘My Elite Rate’, offer...

    POSTED 21 Nov, 2013 5 Comments

  • Hyatt Regency Auckland turns into newest Pullman hotel

    Business travellers heading to Auckland will find a new name on one of New Zealand's most familiar business hotels. The Hyatt Regency has been bought by Accor, and over the weekend became the Pullman Auckland Hotel & Residences. Frequent business visitors to Auckland will be well acquainted ...

    POSTED 24 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Hyatt invests $1.8 million per room to hit 5-star rating

    Those wondering what it's like to stay in a 1.8 million dollar hotel room are set to have the chance in the US, as Hyatt Hotels announce the investment of $375 million into the 210-room Park Hyatt New York. French architect Christian de Portzamparc has been commissioned to design the hotel, whic...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • Hyatt introduces hypoallergenic rooms

    Asthma and allergy sufferers should now find welcome relief during their travels with Hyatt introducing hypoallergenic rooms into selected US hotels. The new 'Respire' rooms feature specially-treated mattresses and pillow cases plus a dedicated air handling system that releases anti-microbial ag...

    POSTED 29 Oct, 2010 1 Comment

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