Lots of announcements for new properties at Hyatt these days:
Hyatt is converting an existing property in the Cherry Creek market of Denver to a Hyatt Place. This used to be a Loews.
There’s already a number of properties in the Denver market but they don’t have a limited service presence in downtown. While I enjoy the Hyatt Regency in Denver, I think adding a limited service Hyatt property closer to downtown is a definite plus here.
They’ve announced a Hyatt Regency in Uzbekistan, scheduled to open in 2015.
Expansion in Northern India with Hyatt Amritsar.
And, 3 new properties in Saudi Arabia coming up.
On a separate note (and a positive one) for Diamond members of Hyatt’s Gold Passport program, Hyatt has formally announced the expansion of choices for Diamond welcome amenities internationally. This was announced on Milepoint a bit over a month ago, but they’re now sending out e-mails notifying all Diamond members.
More choices is always better. I suspect this is one of those technology issues that Hyatt has been dealing with in terms of being able to more effectively implement benefits consistently across all properties.
I definitely regard Hyatt as my favorite chain right now, and Hyatt Diamond as my favorite hotel status. Seeing Hyatt continue to expand globally is a welcome sign.