Hyatt to Expand Footprint in Asia-Pacific by End of 2020 - 21 New Luxury Hotels & Resorts Planned

Hyatt is expected to boost its luxury portfolio in the Asia-Pacific region by more than 25% by the end of 2020. With 21 new luxury hotels and resorts slated to open by the end of next year, this expansion will see the introduction of seven Park Hyatt branded properties.

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Choose 5,000 World of Hyatt Points or 20% Additional Discount with Hyatt's New Best Rate Guarantee

Hyatt has now enhanced their Best Rate Guarantee program to offer members the opportunity to pick 5,000 World of Hyatt Points over a 20% discount. Effective immediately, members can now file for a Best Rate Guarantee and choose between getting an additional 20% off or 5,000 World of Hyatt Bonus Points (which will typically cost USD 120 to purchase) when it is approved. Remember, these additional benefits are on top of your newly-matched room rate.

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4th Night Free at Hyatt Regency Properties - Book by 11 May 2019, Stay by 15 May 2019

If you are planning for a quick getaway (and an affordable one too), you may receive the 4th night free for all eligible stays between now and 15 May 2019 at all participating Hyatt Regency properties. While the properties under this brand may not be luxurious, I have had plenty of good experiences across some of these properties (including the Hyatt Regency Tokyo and the Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa.

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World of Hyatt Members Can Earn and Redeem Points at Thompson Hotels (28 Mar) and Joie de Vivre (15 May) - Alila and Destination Hotels by End 2019

Last year, Hyatt announced that it would be acquiring Two Roads Hospitality - the lifestyle hotel management company owns luxury lifestyle and boutique brands like Alila Hotels & Resorts, Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels and tommie. Starting from 28 March 2019, World of Hyatt members will be able to earn and redeem points (as well as enjoy in-hotel benefits) at eight participating Thompson Hotels for eligible stays.

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Hotel Review: Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai (King Bed Deluxe) - First Andaz Property in Asia

It is definitely worth noting that the Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai is the first Andaz-branded property to open in Asia and it located in an iconic entertainment area of downtown Shanghai. Even though the official check-in time at the property is 3:00PM, I did not face any trouble getting a room assigned to me at approximately 2:00PM. In fact, the hotel actually accorded me with an upgrade into a King Bed Deluxe (much like a Junior Suite and you will see why later) since I was celebrating my birthday there.

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Hyatt Regency Hangzhou to become Grand Hyatt Hangzhou on 18 December 2018

The Hyatt Regency Hangzhou is expected to be re-branded to Grand Hyatt Hangzhou on 18 December 2018. Following 18 months of intensive renovations, the hotel will become the first Grand Hyatt hotel in the Zhejiang Province and the 15th in Greater China. The property will feature 388 redesigned guestrooms and suites that will range from 34sqm to 240sqm and it will create an inviting space for guests and locals to indulge in.

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Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Siem Reap (Rooftop Garden Suite) - Luxurious Haven in the Heart of City

As soon as I cleared immigration and picked up my luggage, I met up with a Park Hyatt Siem Reap representative out front who promptly took my bags and escorted me to the car. Now a lot of people do not actually know this but the Park Hyatt Siem Reap actually enjoys one of the best locations in the city - it is just a short 20-minute drive from the airport and it is within walking distance to Pub Street which is a great place for food, entertainment and drinks. If you are planning on checking out various attractions around the city, the Angkor Archaeological Park is just located 8km away. Read about my review in a Rooftop Garden Suite here!

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Hyatt to Acquire Two Roads Hospitality for US$480M - brands include Alila, Joie de Vivre and Thompson

After a recent break-off with Oasis Collection home rentals, Hyatt has announced today that it is buying Two Roads Hospitality for US$480 Million. This international lifestyle hotel management company currently owns luxury lifestyle and boutique brands like Alila Hotels & Resorts, Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels and tommie.

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