Articles tagged “hyatt”

Travel Advisor Innovation Report Issue One: When a Job Feels Like Rock and Roll

Travel Advisor Innovation Report Issue One: When a Job Feels Like Rock and Roll

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The survivors of skirmishes past, from commission cuts to the perceived threats of the internet, have reinvented their businesses and thrive in a new landscape where personal touch still matters.

6 days ago

Hyatt Is Altering Its Loyalty Program to Battle Abuse

Hyatt Is Altering Its Loyalty Program to Battle Abuse

Grant Martin, Skift

Hyatt retooled its "cash + points" award booking calculations last week and it illustrated the perils of building out a loyalty program without expecting members to abuse it.

7 days ago

Hyatt’s High Hopes for Two Roads Revealed

Hyatt’s High Hopes for Two Roads Revealed

Deanna Ting, Skift

We all knew Hyatt was in the mood for a major acquisition. (NH Hotel Group or Starwood, anyone?) And now we have a much better idea of what its plans are for Two Roads, as well as other acquisitions down the line.

2 weeks ago

Wellness Newsletter: Hyatt and AccorHotels Take Well-Being Seriously By Hiring Accordingly

Wellness Newsletter: Hyatt and AccorHotels Take Well-Being Seriously By Hiring Accordingly

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Hotel companies are making big hiring moves to better position themselves in the wellness space. With so much momentum in the sector at the moment, this makes sense. How much investing in wellness actually adds up financially, though, is up for debate.

3 weeks ago

Measuring the Value of Wellness to a Hotel Brand

Measuring the Value of Wellness to a Hotel Brand

Laura Powell, Skift

Every time you turn around these days, a major hotel company is announcing that it has hired a chief wellness officer. But will this wave of devotion to wellness be a phase or a long-lasting phenomenon? Look to the return on investment for that answer.

4 weeks ago

Wellness Newsletter: Athleisure and Hospitality Brands Tap Tech Trends to Keep Up

Wellness Newsletter: Athleisure and Hospitality Brands Tap Tech Trends to Keep Up

Leslie Barrie, Skift

New data show that the global wellness industry is on the rise: It’s now worth $4.2 trillion. Smart companies are innovating to stay ahead, exhibited by the Lululemon and Strava fitness-meets-digital partnership and Equinox’s move into luxury wellness tourism.

1 month ago

Hyatt Adds Spa While Dropping Vacation Partners From Loyalty Program

Hyatt Adds Spa While Dropping Vacation Partners From Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

Hyatt certainly has been creative in experimenting with ways to use loyalty points this year. Its latest move allows its World of Hyatt members to redeem points for spa experiences at Exhale properties.

1 month ago

Hyatt to Buy Two Roads Hospitality for $480 Million

Hyatt to Buy Two Roads Hospitality for $480 Million

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hyatt’s M&A strategy might be best summarized as this: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

1 month ago

Hyatt Adds Its Spa Business Exhale to Loyalty Program

Hyatt Adds Its Spa Business Exhale to Loyalty Program

Deanna Ting, Skift

This makes a ton of sense for World of Hyatt, but again will scale prove to be a challenge for Hyatt and for Exhale?

1 month ago

Hilton, Hyatt, and Blackstone Eyeing Belmond Hotels

Hilton, Hyatt, and Blackstone Eyeing Belmond Hotels

Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

These potential suitors all have their own reasons for wanting to buy Belmond, but a bigger question looms as to why the company is deciding to put itself up for sale now after years of rebuffing the idea and years of underperformance.

1 month ago

Vacasa Snaps Up Hyatt-Backed Luxury Rental Brand Oasis

Vacasa Snaps Up Hyatt-Backed Luxury Rental Brand Oasis

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Despite everyone's happy talk, this deal smells like Hyatt was disenchanted by Oasis' performance and eager to unload its investment stake. That aside, the deal boosts Vacasa in an area where it has been underserved to date.

1 month ago

Leading Hotels of the World Relaunches Its Pay-to-Play Loyalty Program

Leading Hotels of the World Relaunches Its Pay-to-Play Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

Leading Hotels of the World's $175 annual fee to join its loyalty program may be off-putting to some frugal frequent travelers. But the Leaders Club, ostensibly, is not for the frugal frequent traveler.

1 month ago