Hyatt Place

New ANA Award Chart, Delta’s New “Sale”, And Insight Into Google Flights. Travel News I Missed Last Week

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 […]

Two New Dots On The Domestic US Hyatt Map

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 […]

Things I Find Interesting On Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Did you submit a picture to win a free airline ticket yet? View From The Wing has some news on changes to the Hyatt Visa card.  The card is now free for the first year, which I think is a big plus.  Earlier this year they added double points for restaurants, airline tickets and rental cars, which was also a positive move. On the down side, I think the benefit they added earlier that allowed you to earn credits towards elite status is a bit pricey.  $20K in spend gets […]

Hotel Review: Hyatt Place LAX/El Segundo

LAX is a pretty major airport as far as travel goes.  Not only do you have the huge population of Southern California but LAX is a major jumping off point for trips to Hawaii and Asia.  I’ve stayed in the airport area a handful of times over the years and never really found a property that was a “go-to” place near the airport.  I’ve stayed a handful of times at the Sheraton LAX Gateway, which is probably the best I had experienced until recently.  I can’t say it was anything […]

My Hyatt 50 Earned Me A (Semi) Surprise!

One of the reasons I like Hyatt is because they consistently deliver on their benefits.  While I’ve enjoyed being a Starwood Platinum over the years, I don’t always get what’s promised.  With Hyatt, I always get what’s promised, and sometimes a bit more.  Today, quite a bit more.  I had heard from some of my fellow travelers that Hyatt had rolled out a program rewarding some members of Gold Passport who had stayed at over 50 different properties.  Just for fun, I decided to tally up my list of properties. […]

Hyatt Filling In Two More Areas On The Map

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a free Briggs & Riley TORQ suitcase! Hyatt is dropping two more pins on the map in places where they’re currently a bit under served. First up, construction is under way for a new Hyatt House in downtown Salt Lake City. Hyatt has a few properties in Utah but only one downtown, a Hyatt Place. I’d rather see a full-service property like a Hyatt Regency, but I’m glad to see more presence in downtown. Limited service/extended stay is an area I think Hyatt […]

Hyatt News And Notes: New Properties, New Amenities

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 […]

Hyatt Expanding Again, In Asia And Central America

2 quick tidbits expanding the Hyatt network: Park Hyatt Busan has opened marking the second Park Hyatt in South Korea and the 10th in Asia.  I’m a huge fan of the Park Hyatt brand.  The Park Hyatt Tokyo is a favorite of mine.  I’m always happy to see another Park Hyatt pop up.  This property appears to be entering the program as a Category 4, which means 15,000 Gold Passport points per night. Hyatt has also announced development of two new properties in Panama, a Hyatt Place and Hyatt House. […]

Hyatt Finally Has A Property Where They Started: LAX Airport

Hyatt announced the grand opening of the Hyatt Place Los Angeles/LAX/El Segundo.  Gotta love one of the longest official names for a hotel I’ve ever seen.  Hyatt started as Hyatt House when the Pritzker family bought the property adjacent to LAX back in 1957.  55 years later, they’re back.  Time sure flies. Hyatt Place is a limited-service brand, but their newly built properties are much better than the AmeriSuites properties they took over 5 or 6 years ago.  As a new build, they’re actually pretty decent properties, at/near the top […]