Hyatt is currently running a promotion in conjunction with its four Andaz-branded resorts which could be a very nice money saver if you're looking to book a trip within the next couple of weeks.
One of the biggest issues a lot of miles & points fans have with Hyatt is that it doesn't exactly have a large footprint of properties across the world. This makes it hard to be loyal to the chain (and earn status) and it means that World of Hyatt points are harder to use than the currencies issued by the other major hoteliers....but Hyatt is trying to do something about this.
The Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi was already a full size structure when I visited Abu Dhabi in December 2015 and it was suggested at the time that it would be open in time for my next visit a year later. It wasn't. Now, seemingly ages after the hotel was first expected to open, the property has announced that it's finally accepting guests....but only in limited numbers.
Hyatt has announced that two yet-to-open properties are set to join its Unbound Collection in 2018. One of the properties is Istanbul (more on that one a little later) while the other is set to open in the very heart of London.
A few weeks back Joanna, MJ and I spent six nights in a King Suite at the Andaz West Hollywood. It's a property I know quite well (having lived down the road from it for 5 years) and it's a property I've stayed at a few times in the past....but never with Joanna and MJ. I've already discussed why we booked the Andaz how much it cost in a previous post so I'll move straight on to the review.
A roundup of some of the hotel and airline news from the past few days. Includes news of a new Kimpton property to be opened in southern California, details of how United is copying Delta (again) and clamping down on fake emotional support animals (expect American Airlines to follow any day now) and news of a new Grand Hyatt opening in the Caribbean.
As soon as Christmas was over Joanna, MJ and I headed back across the Atlantic to get some much-needed LA sunshine and to escape the European winter. We ended up flying with British Airways and booking the Andaz West Hollywood and, because I think it could be useful to others planning trips, I thought I'd share the details of why we booked what we did, how we went about booking and how much it all cost.
A roundup of some of the latest news doing the rounds. Includes news of Qantas' changes to some of its US routes, the latest information we have on the delivery date of Qatar Airways' new A350-1000 (complete with QSuites), news of a new Hyatt property to be opened in the heart of Hollywood and details of Ethiopian's latest route to the US.
Some time ago I visited Sao Paulo on a crazy itinerary that saw me spend as many nights on American Airlines aircraft as I did in Sao Paulo (I earned a lot of miles and elite qualifying miles on that trip!) but, rather annoyingly, the flash drive on which I stored all my pictures became corrupted and so I haven't been able to publish any reviews...until now. I've finally managed to recover my files from the Sao Paulo trip so I thought I'd share the pictures I took of the Grand Hyatt and add add my thoughts on teh service and the property.
Last week I was trying to find an online resource that would let me know which Hyatt properties offer rooms with connecting doors when I stumbled upon a page that gave me a piece of information that I hadn't heard about before - Hyatt will give you up to 50% off the standard room rate when you call up to book a second room for your kids.