Free breakfast is a hot topic this week. Changes at Hyatt Place seem to indicate where the industry is heading in their quest to get customers to book directly.
Hyatt announced some changes to their Hyatt Place brand this morning. We still need clarification on a few key points. We know an early check-in benefit is coming for Explorist members and that free breakfast will now require membership in World of Hyatt (and may require direct booking).
Hotels tried charging for Wi-Fi. It worked for a while until free Wi-Fi became table stakes at hotels. Breakfast has generally always been free at limited service hotels. Now, Hyatt is trying to take that in the opposite direction?
Hyatt is offering points and miles on all Hyatt Place and Hyatt House stays through the end of June, 2018. As Hilton does away with the Double Dip, Hyatt temporarily creates their own version with two promos!
Hyatt has a new hotel promotion out that can earn you bonus points in Las Vegas through the end of September, 2015. You can register here. You can earn up to 1,500 bonus points after every 3rd night during the promotion period, which runs until September 30, 2015. Hyatt’s partnership with MGM Resorts/M Life makes earning points in Las Vegas much easier than it used to be, especially at properties you actually want to stay at. If you’re wondering what these properties are like, you can follow along my […]
It was a crazy week of travel for me, so I got fairly far behind on my blog reading. Here’s a few of the key posts I missed from around the world of travel this week. Google Flights is answering any and all questions. I’ll be interested to see how deep they go, and I applaud them for doing it. I was nervous when they took over ITA Matrix a few years ago, my favorite travel tool. Results-oriented, I was right, but I wish I was wrong. There have been lots of […]
Hyatt has been doing a ton of development overseas, with a very rich pipeline. But, the US hasn’t seen nearly the same level of development. Hyatt lacks properties in some key markets, where in others it lacks “depth of brand”, offering only one or two of their brands in a major market. The two new additions are in markets they already have properties but could definitely use another. First, the Denver market is getting a new Hyatt property that is unique while adding some well-known labels to the market. Hyatt […]