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
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
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 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 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
UPDATE | Diners Club has reversed some recent changes to its credit card rewards program, with points transfers to the American Airlines AAdvantage and Starwood Preferred Guest schemes both being retained. Transfers to these programs were to be axed from Diners Club Rewards as of June 1 2016, al...
POSTED 3 May, 2016 13 Comments
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 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
Hotel status matches are a treat for business travellers and frequent flyers – and now there's a way to turn your status with some of the world's leading hotel chains into VIP standing with a cruise line! A unique promotion from the popular Mediterranean line MSC Cruises offers a free upgr...
POSTED 27 Nov, 2015 7 Comments
The Australian frequent flyer landscape continues to broaden with this week marking a new partnership between Etihad and Coles/Flybuys, yet Qantas’ existing tie-up with Coles’ rival Woolworths is under threat as the retailer moves to rein in its costs. Also in this week’s wrap,...
POSTED 23 Oct, 2015 0 Comments
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