IHG Rewards Club Testing New Pay with Points Program

IHG Rewards Club is piloting a new program called Pay with Points, where users will be able to pay for anything from a drink at the bar to relaxing day at the spa using their IHG Rewards Club points.

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Caption by Hyatt, New Brand to Inspire Personal Connections

Caption by Hyatt, New Brand to Inspire Personal Connections Hyatt has announced the introduction of Caption by Hyatt, a new lifestyle brand aimed at inspiring connections between people. The new brand is aimed at millennials and looks to bring people closer together by allowing them to work, eat or socialize in flexible communal spaces that…

Marriott Gets $123M Fine for Data Breach

UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced on Tuesday that it intends to fine hotel giant Marriott International £99 million (about $123 million) for a data breach that exposed the sensitive data of 339 million guests. If you have yet to do so, you can check if you were affected. The news comes at the same time as…

Attorney General Sues Marriott Over Hidden Fees

Hotel chain Marriott has been sued by the District of Columbia on Tuesday over allegedly deceptive pricing practices. The chain added on hidden fees to hotel bills. The complaint says that Marriott has failed for a decade or more to disclose certain fees when it advertises prices for hotel rooms. These hidden fees sometimes add…

Hyatt Launches New UrCove Hotel Brand

According to Hyatt, Urcove hotels will be situated in “highly accessible locations in gateway cities where travelers can get the best business and leisure experiences”, and will feature “functional business space and practical amenities”, as well as leveraging “Hyatt’s highly renowned food and beverage excellence”.

World’s Most Expensive Hotel Room is in Las Vegas

A week ago I wrote about the most expensive resort in the world in Banwa Private Island in the Philippines. It costs $100,000 per night. That’s just as much as the world’s most expensive hotel room. Yes, you read that right, a hotel room that costs $100K per night. World’s Most Expensive Hotel Room The…

Hilton Garden Inn Expands Footprint in Africa

Hilton Garden Inn is celebrating strong growth in Africa with four open properties and an additional 14 in the pipeline just three years after opening its first hotel on the continent in 2016. Many of these properties represent first-in-country openings for Hilton Garden Inn and for the Hilton enterprise as a whole, including Botswana, Zambia…