World of Hyatt - Hyatt's loyalty program

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It’s been ten days now since Hyatt Hotels launched the new World of Hyatt loyalty program after they scrapped the popular Gold Passport, much to the disdain of their customers.

The LoyaltyLobby Team has since stayed at various Hyatt Hotels around the world to test how the properties behave when it comes to the new benefits of Hyatt Globalist such as suite upgrades. [click to continue…]

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

Hotel Promotions Update March 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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Hyatt Gold Passport has been transformed into World Of Hyatt last night but one thing that didn’t change was the unreliable website which has been offline for hours now.

Everybody familiar with the Hyatt online presence knows that it’s one, if the THE worst website in the entire industry and this new snafu on day one of their new program is another embarrassing blow. [click to continue…]

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Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) is consolidating as a must-visit destination in the Caribbean and hotel chains have noticed. Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Radisson and Double Tree opened new properties in the past two years. Sheraton is also developing a new hotel (but it’s taking them forever to finish it, as the opening date was pushed back -again- recently), and there’s been chatter of a JW Marriot in planning.

Hyatt Regency is the newest addition to Cartagena’s five star hotel portfolio. This hotel, which opened last December, is the first property of three that Hyatt plans to operate in Colombia. The other properties under development will be located in Bogotá and Cali, with expected opening dates during 2018.

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Hyatt has sent out emails to their members welcoming (and reminding) them that the new World of Hyatt program is about to take off on March 1st 2017.

Most importantly the email also confirms that the complimentary night valid at all Hyatt Hotels (Cat 1-7) will be credited to re-qualified Globalist (Diamond) Members right away on March 1st. [click to continue…]

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Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond Members have their last chance to receive MGM Players Club MLife Platinum Status until 28th February 2017 before that arrangement will be downgraded to MLife Gold on March 1st.

Gold Passport will be changed into World of Hyatt on March 1st 2017 and that will come with a wide range of changes including the status match campaign between Hyatt and MGM Mlife. [click to continue…]

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The opening of Park Hyatt Bangkok may have again slipped due to the fire on the 26th floor of the building. It is unclear what damage the fire may have caused.

Park Hyatt Bangkok Fire

The fire started on the 26th floor that was used to store material and the cause was likely short circuit. [click to continue…]

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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.

Source: WikiMedia Commons

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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