Marriott Bonvoy’s new Day Pass, Stay Pass and Play Pass packages were designed as flexible options whether guests are seeking a one day stay from early morning into the evening, extended overnight stay with early morning check in and evening checkout or a multi-day work and leisure destination getaway.
Marriott has sent out emails to customers today with some good news. Free Night Awards that are expiring before July of next year, will be automatically extended until August 1.
The Hilton Times Square will permanently shut down. The 478-room hotel at 234 West 42nd Street disclosed its plans for a permanent shutdown in a filing with the New York State Department of Labor Wednesday.
If you are planning your next party or a large gathering, scratch Airbnb listings from your possible locations. Recently, unauthorized parties at Airbnb listings have been an issue that has been aggravated even further by the pandemic and public health risks. So now Airbnb has issued a ban on parties at properties worldwide.
A potential merger would put them ahead of U.S. rival Marriott by number of hotel rooms, with close to 1.6 million between the two.
Hyatt has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Anolia Holdings Limited for the first Hyatt hotel on the island of Cyprus, Grand Hyatt Limassol. The 300-room luxury resort is expected to open in 2025.
All Hilton Honors members who stay at any Hilton-branded hotel between January 1 – December 31, 2020 will have all nights automatically rollover to next year to count towards their 2021-2023 Hilton Honors tier status, when they book through Hilton.com or the Hilton Honors App.
If you have earned Hyatt points or used them last month, check your accounts for unexpected changes in your points balance. There are a few reports of people seeing extra points posted to their Hyatt accounts.
Hyatt Ziva Barbados replaces the originally approved Hyatt Centric. Project budget will be approximately $175M. It will include buildings from 10 to 18 floors. There will be 380 hotel rooms and 40 condominiums. Completion is expected in early 2022.
Hyatt reported first-quarter 2020 financial results this week. The hotel chain had a net loss of $103 million, compared to a net income of of $48 million in the first quarter of 2019.
Marriott announced today that it has received a total of $920 million of cash from Chase and American Express and amended existing co-brand credit card agreements with both issuers.
IHG said early last year that it was testing variable pricing. The hotel chain planned a roll-out in 2019, but that never happened. And now IHG has started introducing dynamic award pricing at some of its properties in Asia now.
Elites now get an extra full year to enjoy their benefits. Additionally, Ambassador Free Weekend Nights are extended by three months and Free Night Certificates from credit cards are extended through December 31, 2020. All new certificates issued in 2020 will be valid for 18 months.
They have announced status extension through 2022, updated the cancellation policy and has also paused the expiration of Marriott Bonvoy points.
If you have Diamond elite status you get space-available upgrades at eligible Hilton properties around the world, including suites.
A maximum of 15 Elite Night Credits will be provided per Marriott Bonvoy Member Account, unless you have both a small business Marriott Bonvoy Card account and a consumer Marriott Bonvoy Card account.
Marriott announced another data breach today, affecting about 5.2 million customers. This is a separate incident from the 2018 one that affected as many as 383 million guests.
IHG Extends Free Night Certificates With everyone canceling travel plans, Free Night Certificates are difficult to use up within the expiration date. So IHG is taking steps to change that by extending the expiration. The hotel chain is extending the expiration date on Free Night Certificates for some members by six months, but with a…