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Miraval Resorts & Spa To Debut First  Property Outside US | Miraval The Red Sea in Saudi Arabia

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, Mass.

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 corporate groups.

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

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

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 makes 146 Category Changes for 2022

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 category.

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.

Check the full list of Hyatt 2022 category changes to see if your favourites are affected.  You can also look at their associated FAQ page.

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

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.

Get 15% off when you book a stay at one of Hyatt's 850+ properties participating in this offer.

You must book prior to 21 December 2021 for stays through 30 April 2022.

World of Hyatt members save even more, plus, enjoy in-hotel benefits and rewards for each stay.

Not a member? Join now or during your booking and look for "Members Save More" rates.

(pictured - Grand Hyatt Singapore)

T&C's apply

Buy Hyatt Bonus Points at 30% off

Buy Hyatt Bonus Points at 30% off

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 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 destinations 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 Club by 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.

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 January, 2022.

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 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

In summary:

  • 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.
More details on the Points + Cash awards and Hyatt Milestone Rewards can be found in our complete Guide to the World of Hyatt.

500 Good Reasons to try new Hyatt hotels

500 Good Reasons to try new Hyatt hotels

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.

For more information and T&C's. see the Hyatt 500 Reasons page. For more information regarding the program. see our complete guide to World of Hyatt.

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