World of Hyatt - Hyatt's loyalty program

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When I was walking back to the St. Regis in Chengdu the other night, I saw this one hotel whose name really resembles one western chain (especially when pronounced).

Haiyatt Hotel Chengdu

Seems that there are quite a few Haiyatt hotels in China, and the New York Times ran an article three years ago about Chinese hotels that have name resembling (magically) a western counterpart. [click to continue…]

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Here’s a comprehensive look at promotions for January 2017 from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward me promotional offers by email that you receive.

Hotel Promotions Update February 2017

2016 is over and most hotel loyalty programs have already introduced their offers for the first few months of 2017. Let’s see if Hyatt will reveal anything soon. [click to continue…]

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The iconic Agbar Tower in Barcelona (or as John prefers to call it, “the dildo”) will not become a Grand Hyatt Hotel according to several reports.

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Emin Capital and Westmont Hospitality Group, the Project developers, announced a couple days ago that they were withdrawing the project due to the “wear” that has supposed the processing of the construction licenses with Barcelona local authorities, being unsuccessful in obtaining them since 2013.

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Here’s a comprehensive look at promotions for January 2017 from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward me promotional offers by email that you receive.

Hotel Promotions Update January 2017

2016 is over and most hotel loyalty programs have already introduced their offers for the first few months of 2017. Let’s see if Hyatt will reveal anything soon. [click to continue…]

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I have to admit I was pretty stunned when I checked in at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai yesterday and after returning to my room in the evening there was a small package on my desk containing a lost and found item from February 2016.

It was actually nothing valuable and I left it behind intentionally (some eyeshade from a Business Class amenity kit and low grade headphones from Economy Class). [click to continue…]

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As the end of the year approaches, we wanted to summarize the rules in most of the major hotel loyalty programs when it comes to purchasing points to use for award stays as well as talk about when it may make sense to buy points for each program.

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Most hotel programs have an annual calendar limit on purchased points, and some currently have limited-time promotions on buying points, so it may be useful to take advantage of some of these before the end of the year or before these promotions expire.  Here is a summary by major hotel program. [click to continue…]

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This Wednesday, Whine Wednesdays revisits the topic of the functionality of Hyatt’s website that appears to go down for hours every week, and I am not talking about updates that many companies do late on Saturday/early Sunday mornings.

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You would think that in this day and age, they would have implemented an IT system that would ensure that the website is functional 99.9% of the time, but apparently this doesn’t matter to them. [click to continue…]

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Here’s a comprehensive look at the December 2016 promotions from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward me offers by email that you receive from airline and hotel loyalty programs.

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We should soon start learning about the offers for 2017. There are quite a few chains now that don’t have promotions going on. [click to continue…]