World of Hyatt Expands Its Rewarding Stay Experiences With The Introduction Of Alila Hotels And Resorts

To remain relevant in business, companies need to continuously improve their business models, rewards and even pool their resources with competing companies. In their new press release, Hyatt officially unveiled the expansion and addition of Alila hotels to their loyalty program by providing us with a complete list of all 16 hotels and where they are located. They also summarize Alila’s company mission, what the rewards program fully offers and most importantly, the terms and conditions of these wonderful offers.

Key Takeaways:

  • The World of Hyatt loyalty program has a new entrant and this entrant is the Alila Hotels brand that was introduced on June 25.
  • Alila hotels are now participating in the Hyatt program and this gives guests more options when they are staying in an Asia country.
  • The announcement about Alila Hotels joining the loyalty program was made by World of Hyatt senior vice president, Amy Weinberg, and it followed the introduction of two other hotels.

“Following the completion of the Alila Hotels integration on July 16, 2019, more than 40 hotels across the Thompson Hotels, Joie de Vivre and Alila brands will have joined World of Hyatt in many new destinations including Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, and more.”

Read more: https://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123863

IHG Opts for Bulk-Size Amenities to Reduce Plastic Waste

IHG is going to be switching all 5,600 of its hotels from miniature bathroom amenities to bulk-size ones in order to reduce waste and environmental impact. IHG’s properties include nearly 843,000 guest rooms worldwide, and IHG’s guests have become increasingly interested in reducing the environmental impact of their stays. Several of IHG’s hotel brands, including Six Senses, voco, EVEN, and avid properties, have already made the switch, as have 1,000 Holiday Inn Express hotels. IHG already banished plastic straws from its hotels for environmental reasons.

Key Takeaways:

  • By 2021, all 843,000 of IHG’s hotel rooms will have made the transition to bulk-sized items, making it the first global hospitality company to do so.
  • Several individual IHG brands have already had success with bulk items, including Six Senses, voco, EVEN, and Kimpton.
  • IHG owns 5,600 hotels worldwide, to include over a thousand Holiday Inn Express hotels.

“IHG currently has an average of 200 million bathroom miniatures in use across its entire hotel estate every year.”

Read more: https://hotelintel.co/ihg-opts-for-bulk-size-amenities-to-reduce-plastic-waste/

How To Get Free Upgrades From Hotels

There is one simple, ethical, and lawful way to get upgrades from hotels, and you’ll feel like you’re getting more for what you paid. Outside of having a lot of points with a hotel’s loyalty program, of course. So, if a hotel offers you a paid upgrade, turn it down. Hotels typically oversell the base room since that’s what most people book. There’s about a 50% chance of this working out. Be nice to the front desk staff, too!

Key Takeaways:

  • Don’t compromise your personal morals for something just because it is free.
  • Overbooking lower priced rooms is a large problem for hotels which may result in good fortune for you.
  • Take this opportunity to practice basic social skills such as kindness and courtesy to all that you meet.

“If the hotel offers you a paid upgrade when you’re checking in, turn it down.”

Read more: https://yourmileagemayvary.net/2019/08/03/how-to-get-free-upgrades-on-hotels/

Avani Hotels signs two new properties in Krabi, Thailand

Popular hotel brand Avani Hotels, a subsidiary of Minor Hotels, has purchased two new properties in Krabi, Thailand. Renovations for these two properties are planned, and the hotels will open between late 2019 and mid-2020. The town of Krabi is a popular resort town, located on an island about seventy-five kilometers from the Krabi International Airport. These resorts offer beautiful views of local scenery, including limestone cliffs and countless smaller islands on the horizon.

Key Takeaways:

  • Avani’s two new acquisitions will be rebranded as the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort and the Avani+ Koh Lanta Krabi Resort.
  • The 83-room Avani+ Koh Lanta Krabi Resort will be located in a hilly, wooded area with easy beach access.
  • Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort, with its 178 rooms, will offer great spa and dining options close to Ao Nang beach.

“The existing resorts will undergo renovations to bring the properties in line with Avani standards which offer guests buzzy social spaces and stylish guestrooms.”

Read more: https://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/avani-hotels-signs-two-new-properties-in-krabi-thailand

Thailand’s Highest Restaurant and Bar now open at Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar

The highest restaurant and bar in Thailand is the Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar. You can find it at the 76th and 77th floor of the King Power Mahanakhon skyscraper. The managing director of the skyscraper wanted the restaurant to create a memorable dining experience while also celebrating the city. It is also meant to be a tourist attraction. The food features popular Western and Asian dishes along with special dishes made by the chef Joshua Cameron, who previously worked in New York.

Key Takeaways:

  • A new restaurant and bar, Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar, is open on the 76th and 77th floor of King Power Mahanakhon in Bangkok.
  • The skybar is inspired by the Chaopraya river and the concept of an eclectic journey.
  • It melds cultures, primarily French and Thai, in its decor and focus.

“Inspired by the Chaopraya river and the concept of an eclectic journey, Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar is Bangkok’s newest iconic dining destination with tastefully designed indoor and outdoor seating areas, along with exclusive VIP lounges.”

Read more: https://www.tatnews.org/2019/07/thailands-highest-restaurant-and-bar-now-open-at-mahanakhon-bangkok-skybar/