Hyatt has launched a new sale for stays at its properties in Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa and while I’m not about to suggest that readers rush out and book trips to India to make the most of the sale, the fact that European properties are being discounted will probably be of interest to quite a few people.
Australia is already home to seven InterContinental properties but by the end of 2021, that number will go up to eight following the announcement that the Hotel Continental on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula will reopen as the InterContinental Sorrento later this year.
IHG announced the purchase of Six Senses Hotels Resorts for $300m in February 2019 and IHG Rewards members shave been waiting patiently ever since to be given a chance to use their points to book these luxurious properties. Now, that wait is over (at least in part) because 6 of the Six Senses properties are now showing award night availability on IHG's website.
India already has over 30 Hyatt properties spread across the vast country with most Hyatt brands represented, but 2021 will see a further 6 properties (across two brands) added to Hyatt's India portfolio and the hotelier plans to have over 50 properties in the country by 2023.
Radisson has brought back a flash sale we first saw a little over a week ago in which it's offering great discounts at four of its central London properties. Three of the participating properties are bookable from just £89/$124 per night (including taxes) and the rates on offer are all cancellable up to 48 hours prior to the day of arrival.
In the past four days, Hyatt has announced the opening of two properties that are new to the World of Hyatt program, and with both properties belonging to the upscale Alila brand and with both properties located in my home state of California, this is news that I'm genuinely excited about.
Hyatt already has a foothold in Las Vegas through its partnership with MGM but following a major refurbishment of the Rio Las Vegas, World of Hyatt fans visiting Las Vegas will soon have the option of enjoying multiple Hyatt full-service properties too.
Best Western is running a promotion on the sale of its gift cards which sees customers being offered a $20/ £20/ €20 bonus gift card for every $100/ £100/ €100 gift card that they purchase. For some, this will be a very good deal while for others a key condition of this sale will be an issue.
Marriott has brought back its "Escape to Luxury" promotion in which it offers guests up to $300 in credits on stays of 2-nights or more at some of its more luxurious properties in the Americas and the Caribbean. The catch is that bookings must be made by this coming Sunday.
Back in December, Hyatt announced that it expects to open 13 new US lifestyle brand properties in 2021, in January it announced that it was adding 3 more properties to its European portfolio, and now it has named a further 16 properties that it says we can expect to open their doors and welcome guests at various points this year.