Hyatt has launched a new mini-promotion in which it's offering signature experiences alongside a variety of other benefits at select properties in the United States, South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean as it looks to try to tempt people to use its properties for a local staycation.
Two of the more interesting bits of fallout that we've seen from the current crisis have been IHG losing over 100 North American properties in August 2020 and Marriott losing 122 properties in North America in October 2020 and both of those events had one thing in common - the owner of the hotels. Now it looks like Hyatt may be going down a similar (if slightly different) road with the same owner.
Hyatt has announced that 2020 has seen it open 7 new US properties across its Thompson and Hyatt Centric brands and it has also now confirmed that it expects to see a further 13 new properties (from the Alila, Hyatt Centric, and Thompson brands) open up across the United States in 2021.
Hyatt is hoping to encourage more people to take some time out to be mindful and to honor Hyatt's third annual Global Day of Gratitude by offering 500 World of Hyatt points to everyone who completes a guided meditation today. In addition, Hyatt is also offering special discounted rates for healthcare workers from around the world.
Hyatt has said that it plans to add over 20 European properties to its portfolio by the end of 2023 which will represent a 30%+ increase in the number of hotels that operate in Europe under various Hyatt brands.
Hyatt has now added a new, "Office for the Day" element to its Work From Hyatt offering as it moves to match the likes of Marriott and Hilton who have both been offering their rooms as offices for some time. As deals go (I've checked the prices) this looks like a good one, but it's as a mattress run opportunity that this will appeal to a lot of TFM's readership.
Today is very clearly a day of Hyatt news on Traveling For Miles. The big news from earlier is that Hyatt is reducing its elite status targets by an incredible 50% for 2021, and now I'm pleased to report that Hyatt has said that it is extending three of its current promotions (including its fantastic Bonus Journeys promotion) through to the end of February 2021 - that an extension of almost two months.
The Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill is Hyatt's most centrally located property in the UK's capital and, based on recent experience, can be an excellent option for anyone visiting the city. Right now, the hotel is running a Cyber Week sale (that I've only just noticed) which appears to offer a great deal on stays and spending at the property.
I'm an unabashed fan of most Park Hyatt properties so I'm always especially happy when news of a new property drops into my inbox. Last year saw the announcement of a new Park Hyatt for Los Angeles and now we're getting details that London will be getting a new Park Hyatt within a couple of years.
I'm not sure what's going on at Hyatt HQ but we're seeing promotion after promotion coming out of Chicago right now. This latest promotion is offering guests 1,000 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage Miles for every qualifying night spent at select Hyatt resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean.