even better offer - Save up to 20%, plus members enjoy an additional 5% savings and free breakfast.
Hyatt launches new All-Inclusive brand - Impression by Secrets
Hyatt Hotels has announced the opening of Impression by Secrets Isla Mujeres in Mexico.
The adults-only luxury resort marks the launch of the Impression by Secrets brand, part of Hyatt’s Inclusive
Impression by Secrets will target the top end of All-Inclusicve stays, with a range of personalized service and amenities
offered to guests via an extension of the brand’s “Endless Privileges” concept.
Guests of Impression by Secrets Isla Mujeres can indulge in a multitude of privileged inclusions before even checking in. Butlers
will welcome guests on the mainland as they board a private yacht from Marina Hacienda del Mar to reach the
resort’s private pier, following which they are taken to the island and guided to their rooms. These complimentary transfers ensure guests’
needs are met from shore to sea with a full bar and butler service available during the 25-minute sail.
Located on the southern end of the island, the resort offers views of the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and
Isla Mujeres. The use of natural elements such as bamboo and local wood complements its setting atop a coastal cliff. Complete with butler
service and complimentary laundry services, the resort’s 125 suites offer in-room amenities such as double rain
showers, terrace whirlpools, custom-stocked wine fridges and yoga mats.
The resort has eight à la carte dining venues, nine bars and lounges with unlimited top-shelf spirits, pool and beach
service, as well as in-suite dining available 24 hours. Gourmet restaurants include an open terrace restaurant, Spezia,
serving Mediterranean cuisine; and Unik, the rooftop restaurant that hosts live music in the evening.
Pure SPA offers a range of experiences, from touchless therapies in the island’s only Floatarium to the hammam
and six private spa cabins. Additionally, a fitness center, complete with a certified personal trainer, equipment, fitness
classes, and a variety of wellness-focused activities such as SUP yoga further enhance a holistic wellbeing journey.
Located on a white-sand beach ideal for snorkeling, the resort has four oceanfront infinity pools, Bali beds and hammocks,
an over-water lounge ideal for observing marine life and a four-story waterslide. The daily activities calendar and nightly entertainment
include options such as cooking classes, coffee and wine tastings, and sunset paddle boarding.
To explore the five-mile-long island, the resort provides guests with complimentary golf carts and bikes to enjoy Isla Mujeres’ coral reefs, rocky coastline, ancient Mayan ruins and local boutique shops and eateries.
Impression by Secrets Isla Mujeres is an Hyatt Category F property, for whichStandard
rooms usually vary in price from 42,000 to 58,000 points per night.
A quick look revealed that a standard room currently cost 50,000 points per night until 1 September, after which the rate drops to 42,000
points per night. Mid-December 2023 through April 2024 are currently priced at 58,000 points per night.
Hyatt further expands its luxury footprint with Mr & Mrs Smith
Mr & Mrs Smith has announced an agreement for a Hyatt affiliate to acquire London-based Mr & Mrs Smith, a platform offering direct booking access to a carefully curated collection of over 1,500 boutique and luxury properties in some of the world’s most desirable
locations. The transaction is anticipated to close in the second quarter of this year, subject to the usual closing conditions.
The move is the latest in a string of acquisitions and partnerships fuelling Hyatt’s expansion into luxury and lifestyle hotels as well as
deepening its portfolio of European properties.
What it means for Hyatt
The planned acquisition of Mr & Mrs Smith is expected to build on Hyatt’s leadership position in luxury and further strengthen Hyatt’s
distribution capabilities, especially across Europe - a region where Hyatt has historically been under-represented.
This acquisition builds on a transformative growth period for Hyatt in the last 12 months, which included the recently completed acquisition
of Dream Hotel Group’s lifestyle brand and management portfolio and the conversion of a portfolio of over 30 franchise agreements with
Lindner Hotels & Resorts and me and all hotels, as well as substantial organic growth of Hyatt’s global portfolio.
As a result of Hyatt’s expanded brand portfolio and ever-growing offering for every stay occasion, membership in the World of Hyatt loyalty
program has more than tripled during the past five years.
Adding Mr and Mrs Smith could make 36-million-member Hyatt’s loyalty program more valuable to it users, complementing Hyatt’s offerings (eg
expanding into Villas). Initially, Hyatt will seek to leverage Mr & Mrs Smith’s one-million-strong membership base.
It aims to launch direct booking access to properties within the luxury specialist’s platform and also attract its members to the World of
Benefits for World of Hyatt members
World of Hyatt members will gain access to even more global luxury of offerings across hundreds of geographies – including over 20 countries
where there are currently no Hyatt hotels such as Fiji, Croatia, Iceland and Anguilla (though World of Hyatt members can find points-earning
and redemption options in some of those places thanks to the program's affiliation with Small Luxury Hotels of the World).
Hyatt plans to unveil direct booking access to properties within the Mr & Mrs Smith platform through Hyatt’s distribution channels,
including Hyatt.com and the World of Hyatt app. Hyatt is exploring ways to enable World of Hyatt members to earn and redeem
points across eligible hotels in the Mr & Mrs Smith collection.
IHG loses out
The deal comes at the expense of IHG Hotels & Resorts, which for a few years had a marketing partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith where
IHG selectively offered to its loyalty members access to a
few hundred of
its 1,500 hotels in markets where IHG didn’t already have a strong presence of similar upscale properties like InterContinental, Kimpton or
Unfortunately, that partnership never really got onto solid ground from a loyalty program perspective.
* When staying at Mr & Mrs Smith hotels as an IHG One Rewards member, many travellers noted it was a clunky endeavour to book
the hotels via IHG, and you often had to manually remove any other brand option but the Mr & Mrs Smith partnership in the search.
* Disjointed loyalty recognition was another sticking point amid the IHG partnership, as IHG One Rewards members earned one set of
benefits while those in IHG's separate InterContinental Ambassador and Kimpton Inner Circle members enjoyed elevated benefits at Mr &
Mrs Smith properties
That deal presumably will end by the time this transaction closes.We expect that Hyatt’s experience with its SLH partnership will mean
that many of these types of issues will not be faced by World of Hyatt members.
The fact that these hotels and others in the Mr & Mrs Smith ecosystem will now be part of Hyatt puts significant pressure on IHG to find
a new partner with unique luxury properties to entice its members to remain loyal. This comes on the heels of several other challenges IHG
has faced recently, including a planned Six Senses property in New York City that switched brand affiliation to Accor’s Faena label.
Parting thoughts This acquisition will strengthen Hyatt’s position in the luxury traveller market, broadening the range of properties available and
further addresses Hyatt’s historically small footprint in Europe relative to its main competitors. What we like most is Hyatt’s focus on
quality and strategic acquisitions, rather than being drawn towards being bigger just for its own sake.
About Mr & Mrs Smith
Founded in 2003, Mr & Mrs Smith is the travel club for hotel lovers: an award-winning boutique and luxury hotel booking service
specialising in the world’s most seductive stays. There are now more than 1,800 hotels and villas in the collection, all hand-picked and anonymously reviewed.
The first Hyatt hotel to open its doors in Scotland announced on Burns Night 2023
Fittingly on Burns Night,Hyatt has announced the opening of SCHLOSS Roxburghe (pictured), marking the debut of the Destination by Hyatt
brand in the United Kingdom.
“As the first Hyatt hotel to open its doors in Scotland and the 14th property in the UK, this immersive country retreat
reflects the growing demand from World of Hyatt members and guests for discovery-filled experiences in some of Britain’s most sought-after
locations,” said Arnaud de Saint-Exupery, area vice president of Hyatt in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Just a few miles from the scenic market town of Kelso, and an hour from Edinburgh and Newcastle, SCHLOSS Roxburghe raises the bar on luxury
for travellers seeking a tranquil, rural escape in Scotland. In keeping with the brand’s ambition to build a distinct portfolio of luxury
properties that connect guests with people, cultures and places, the property capitalizes on the growing demand from travelers seeking to
escape their daily routine in style. The extensive range of amenities across SCHLOSS Roxburghe’s 300 acres of scenic countryside gives
guests a true sense of place.
Formerly owned by the Duke of Roxburghe, the elegant countryside retreat offers a total of 78 guestrooms and suites, all within or nearby
the historic manor house and The Estate House. Looking ahead, the property is set to introduce 50 additional cottages, planned to be
available to guests early in 2023.
Located in the beautiful woodlands on the SCHLOSS Roxburghe estate, surrounded by wildlife and right next to the golf course, each of the
12 cottages benefits from having additional living space, fitted kitchens and furnished garden terraces. These additional amenities allow
guests the added flexibility to appreciate and take advantage of the hotel’s services while having the option enjoy to an intimate dining
experience provided by the property or themselves in the privacy within their own home-away-from-home.
Featuring striking high ceilings and decorated with a combination of Scottish tartans, the 20 guestrooms and suites located inside and
adjacent to the historic main house feature oak wood, natural stone, and sumptuous textiles. These beautifully furnished rooms are each
unique in character and highlight the eternal beauty and history of the time-honored building.
Extravagant fittings and fixtures such as four-poster beds and private balconies can be found within The Estate House. Offering some of the
finest views of the estate, these 58 additional guestrooms are spacious and flooded with light, providing stylish, yet modern comfort in the
most enchanting of settings.
Guests in all accommodation categories are able to take full advantage of the wealth of facilities across the stately grounds.
An oasis of calm
The 12,000 square foot (1,100 square meter) SCHLOSS Spa is a first-class wellbeing facility which includes an outdoor heated infinity
swimming pool, complete with an underwater sound system. It is accompanied by a plunge pool and hot tub, allowing guests to truly soak up
the hotel’s serene atmosphere.
To further set the stage for guests to dive into the estate’s natural beauty while pampering their soul, the large, 6,400 square foot (600
square meter) relaxation area features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the landscaped grounds and rolling views toward the Scottish
For the ultimate indulgence, three treatment rooms ensure guests can take full advantage of the soothing range of natural treatments
available. The luxury spa also offers a fully equipped fitness suite plus a rustic Finnish dry sauna and a glass-fronted aromatic sauna,
both with pool views.
The great outdoors
In addition to a myriad of scenic walking trails, the dog-friendly facilities also include extensive outdoor pursuits, ensuring anyone
staying at SCHLOSS Roxburghe is perfectly placed to take full advantage of the unspoiled countryside.
Capitalizing on its enviable surroundings, the property boasts its own Country Sports Centre, ideal for those interested in tapping into the
wealth of more adventurous activities on their doorstep. From salmon fishing along the River Teviot to field sports such as archery and clay
pigeon shooting, the venue’s expert team will help unleash guests’ competitive sides in one of Scotland’s most spectacular settings.
The hotel also offers an 18-hole championship golf course that maximizes the landscape’s natural topography, embedded amongst glorious
rivers and mature woodlands, providing an enjoyable and challenging game for golfers of every level.
Upscale Food and Beverage Experiences
Guests and local residents alike have two on-site gastronomic experiences alongside a tearoom and various lounges to choose from, each
serving up a modern twist on traditional Scottish cuisine. These include Charlie’s restaurant, with its curated
‘Scottish bistronomy’ themed menu and terrace, and the cosmopolitan, fine cuisine of Sunlaws. The Drawing
meanwhile, provides the perfect spot for a sumptuous afternoon tea.
Under the guidance of Executive Head Chef Olivier Borja and the vision of the hotel’s culinary director Mark Drummond, the gourmet menus
prioritize fresh, local produce to help elevate the hotel’s culinary experience. Having studied catering in the Scottish Borders before
working his way up the ranks in prestigious London establishments, Drummond is perfectly placed to provide guests with a truly memorable
dining experience. Key to showcasing the local area and delivering a modern twist on traditional Scottish fare will be SCHLOSS Roxburghe’s
‘Estate to plate’ philosophy, with many ingredients grown within the hotel’s own grounds
Guests also have a wide choice of places to enjoy a relaxing beverage while taking in the spectacular views across the grounds. Whether
pulling up a stool at Bar 1745 – the sophisticated and cozy library bar with a roaring open fire – or enjoying a
fine wine in the fire-lit State Room Lounge, there are plenty of opportunities to relax in style.
The property’s purpose-built banqueting suite and extensive meetings facilities also make the hotel an unforgettable choice for weddings and
What is Destination by Hyatt ?
Hyatt says that "the Destination by Hyatt brand is a diverse collection of independent hotels, resorts and residences that are
individual at heart yet connected by a commitment to embody the true spirit of each location. Ranging from upper-upscale to luxury, each
property is purposefully crafted to be a place of immersive discoveries, authentic design, and warm and welcoming service. As an honored
host, each Destination by Hyatt location connects guests to both people and place—offering a sense of belonging that invites all to make
our destination yours"
Miraval Resorts & Spa To Debut First Property Outside US | Miraval The Red Sea in Saudi Arabia
Hyatt announced that its wellness resort brand Miraval will debut Miraval
The Red Sea,
located on Saudi Arabia’s Shura Island, the central hub of The Red Sea Project.
The new Miraval resort is slated to open as part of the first phase of the Red Sea development. It will be Miraval’s fourth resort and its
first outside the U.S. , joining Miraval Arizona, the brand’s original
location in Tucson, Ariz.; Miraval Austin, its second location in Austin, Texas; and its newest location, Miraval Berkshires in Lenox,
Miraval The Red Sea will offer guests 180 guestrooms and suites, including 20 villas. The luxury wellness resort will offer
a range of culinary experiences, including a central dining room, the signature Life in Balance Culinary Kitchen, and a marketplace offering
mindful and healthful cuisine. Cooking classes and workshops will be offered with a focus on nutrition. There will also be approximately
4,300 square feet of meeting space for wellness-focused activities tailored to improving connections and communication for social and
The Life in Balance Spa will offer 39 treatment rooms and will offer new treatments, destination-inspired experiences,
and a series of wellness packages. The resort will have dedicated areas such as a walking trail system, mangrove boardwalk, outdoor
adventures, and several specially purposed rooms set up for art, music, wellness lectures and hands-on workshops.
Miraval The Red Sea will join Grand Hyatt The Red Sea, which is also under development, as the second Hyatt-branded hotel
within the Red Sea development.
Hyatt unveils new Collection of All-Inclusive, luxury properties + 5,000 bonus point offer for loyalty members
Further to Hyatt's 3 November 2021 announcement that it had acquired Apple Leisure and its AMR properties, Hyatt today announced it had
consolidated all of its All-inclusive properties into a single, new collection. This expands the number of collections to 4 - the
others being the Timeless Collection, the Boundless Collection and the
The Inclusive Collection consists of the 9 brands of Hyatt Ziva resorts, Hyatt Zilara resorts, Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts,
Secrets Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Vivid Hotels & Resorts (coming soon), Alua Hotels
& Resorts and Sunscape Resorts & Spas.
World of Hyatt members can now enjoy program benefits, including earning and redeeming points at more than 50 Inclusive Collection resorts in the Americas and the Caribbean. Inclusive Collection resorts in Europe are expected to begin participating in the
World of Hyatt program soon.
Guests at Inclusive Collection resorts will be able to experience one-of-a kind signature programs like Endless Privileges,
Unlimited-Luxury, and Unlimited-Fun with benefits at select resorts, such as no check-in or check-out times, 24-hour room service,
top-shelf cocktails, gourmet a la carte dining without reservations required and endless activities throughout the day and night.
To celebrate the launch, World of Hyatt members can register by August 15, 2022 to earn 5,000 Bonus Points
for qualifying stays of three or more consecutive eligible nights at participating Inclusive Collection resorts in the Americas between May 15 and September 15, 2022*. Terms & Conditions apply. To learn more visit hyatt.com/5000
To learn more about the luxury all-inclusive brands joining World of Hyatt, and how guests and members can start earning and redeeming points at participating resorts in these luxury all-inclusive brands, visit hyatt.com/newbrands.
Hyatt makes 146 Category Changes for 2022
Disappointing news was announced today by Hyatt. 146 properties will be re-categorised, with effect from 22 March 2022.
This represents a reasonable proportion of the properties participating in World of Hyatt (approx 12.5%), but that's cold comfort
if your favourites are in the group to experience increases.
69 properties will move up a category, 1 will move up 2 categories (the Hyatt Place Moab) and 76 properties will move down a
Disappointing, as Hyatt is also moving to peak/off-peak pricing effective from 1 March 2022, so a potential double-whammy for popular properties in peak periods.
Bookings made prior to 22 March at properties increasing in category will be honoured at current category pricing, while those that move to a
lower category will have points reimbursed. A member-friendly approach.
So if you are thinking of making a booking - Act Now !
Pictured is the Park Hyatt Sydney, which will move from Category 7 to Category 8 - one of 10 highly desirable Hyatt
properties moving to the highest category previously only occupied by SLH and Destination By Hyatt residences.
Hyatt Rolls Out Room Keys in Apple Wallet
Available today at 6 participating U.S. properties, the new contactless key technology enables World of Hyatt guests to tap their iPhone or
Apple Watch to unlock access to their room & other key card-protected common areas like gyms, pools, and elevators.
The technology is expected to be progressively rolled-out across the entire Hyatt network.
The properties participating in this launch are:
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort,
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa,
Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market,
Hyatt House Dallas/Richardson,
Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley and
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
A sign of the times, we anticipate more & more contact-less technology to be introduced in most Hotel chains in future years,
protecting guests physically and hygienically.
World of Hyatt is quietly having a sale on bonus points.
Purchase at least 5,000 points per transaction to receive a 30% price discount, which is equivalent to
receiving 42.9% bonus.
The effective price you will pay is USD 16.38 per thousand points, which is slightly better than our estimated fair value of USD 17.00, so you should comfortably find good value redemptions opportunities.
The maximum number of points you can purchase in a calendar year is 55,000. This is more than enough for 2 nights in a luxury category 6 hotel (St James Hotel & Club or Dukes in London, or Hyatt Union Square or The Beekman in NYC).
This promotion ends 11:59 pm on 30 December 2021,so
buy your Hyatt points now(advertiser). May make a nice present for the festive season...
Hyatt acquisition positions it as leader in all-inclusive resort
Hyatt yesterday confirmed that it has comp[leted the acquisition of Apple Leisure Group (ALG).
1) Hyatt is doubling its global resorts footprint through the addition of ALG’s AMR Collection brand portfolio,
which comprises approximately 100 hotels and resorts operating in 10 countries.
2) Hyatt now offers one of the largest collections of luxury all-inclusive resorts in the world, including new
for Hyatt such as Acapulco, Curaçao, the Canary Islands, Menorca and St. Martin.
3) Hyatt has added properties in 11 new European markets and expanded its European brand footprint by 60%.
In addition there are
Unlimited Vacation Clubby AMR™ Collection, an exclusive membership club whose members enjoy preferred
rates and other benefits at participating AMR Collection properties
ALG Vacations®, one of the largest packaged vacation providers and leisure travel distribution platforms in North America
serving the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.
The acquisition boosts Hyatt's presence in areas in key markets, boosting benefits and attractive destinations for World of Hyatt members.
What remains to be seen is the integration into the program and the points costs. Hyatt has been successful in integrating SLH properties
(which are not part of Hyatt owned subsidiary), so we anticipate this should go smoothly.
Hyatt members can earn 1,000 bonus AA miles per stay.
World of Hyatt members can earn 1,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles per qualifying stay for a limited time.
The offer varies slightly by region, but you must be a member of both World of Hyatt and American Airlines AAdvantage and register for the
offer using both membership numbers.. The differences are:
* 130 hotels in 30+ countries across Europe, Middle East, Africa and India participating. You must
complete your qualifying stays by December 19, 2021
* 190 US
Hyatt properties participating and you must register by 15 December and qualifying stays must occur between 1
November, 2021, and 31
You can see the lists of participating hotels after you register. Read on for more
details on the offer
targetted for you and T&C's.
Hyatt peak/off-peak pricing preparing to launch - Act NOW
Hyatt peak/off peak pricing is about to launch. This change was announced in December 2019, but implementation was deferred in March
2021 and again later due to the impact of the global covid-19 crisis.
Hyatt will enact these changes on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. If you have been meaning to book a Hyatt property,
it may be time to do it now, rather than later. Details and suggested strategies remain the same as when we first looked
at Hyatt peak/off peak pricing in detail.
peak pricing will only affect nights starting 1 March, 2022.
Award stays will remain at the Standard rate for nights stayed through 28 February, 2022.
The new structure applies to all award nights, regardless of room type.
Points + Cash awards will also use the Hyatt off-peak and peak pricing.
Free Night Award certificates, which are category based, will not be affected by these changes. These
certificates are earned either though holding a branded credit card or Milestone Rewards.
World of Hyatt members can earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at new Hyatt hotels around the world this year,
within the first few months of opening.
Earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at new hotels during specified offer periods
There’s no need to register and you can earn on top of other offers.
Currently there are 26 hotels participating in this offer, with differing offer periods and more are being added.
Pictured is the patio at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun, one of the participating hotels.
Gradually travel restrictions are being eased, enabling travel locally, or within defined "travel bubbles". Available at selected locations,
Hyatt have curated one-of-a-kind offerings to enjoy during summer stays to unwind, learn and explore while also fostering a genuine connection.
Our regular update on the world of hotels and their loyalty programs. Best Western sneaks in a points devaluation - possibly related
to WorldHotels | Hilton offers a new way to redeem points (but don't) | Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt all running points offers with
discounts, but do they offer value?