Hyatt launches two all inclusive resort brands
Hyatt Hotels is making its first foray into this segment of the travel market with the launch of two distinct all-inclusive resort brands: Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara.
The first will offer family-friendly vacation experiences, while the latter will target travelers without children looking for rest and relaxation.
Hyatt has already launched the first hotels representing the new brands: the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and the Hyatt Zilara Cancun, both located in Mexico.
According to a press release from the hotel group, owner of over 500 luxury hotels worldwide, the new resort brands will give new momentum to the market for all-inclusive vacations and allow Hyatt to become an innovative actor in this segment.
To this end, the group conducted research on its clients’ desires and expectations in order to effectively differentiate the Hyatt all-inclusive experience from that offered by its competitors, namely through more high-end services.
Even with the “all-inclusive” package, guests at the new Hyatt hotels will enjoy more flexibility and personalized services than in a typical resort in this category.
Guests who enjoy more spontaneity in their vacations can modify the activities or meals they have scheduled at any time, and the hotel remains in contact with the clients from the moment of their reservation, namely through social networks, to provide assistance with itineraries and planning.
In a separate area of its development plans, Hyatt hopes to offer hotels that are more integrated into their surrounding environment, namely by introducing the guests to the local culture through regional excursions, shows and cuisine.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 16:02
Ritz Carlton launches sustainable activity program for child guests
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., announced today the launch of new, exclusive Ritz Kids children's programming through an expanded partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society.
The Ritz-Carlton aims to delight their youngest guests by making memories that last well beyond their hotel stays. Ritz Kids is an engaging and immersive experience that builds upon the adventures of travel that children will always treasure at 84 hotels from Hawaii to Kazakhstan.
"We are very excited to continue our highly successful relationship with a unique individual whose entire life has been spent dedicated to preservation of the environment, with particular attention to marine conservation and education," said Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
The new global brand standard for children's programming includes robust activities for resorts, in addition to multiple touch points for children at city and urban properties. The refined luxury experience for young guests aged four to 12 provides a differentiated program which engages children to explore the world around them.
Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 4 to 12. Offering open play, five days a week, Ritz Kids has something for every child.
Swimming and Pool Games
Arts and Crafts
Obstacle Courses and Relay Races
Karaoke and Dance Parties
Surrey Bike Rides, and so much more!
Wednesday - Sunday 12:30 - 10 p.m. (Available Monday & Tuesday by reservation only), $20 per hour per child aged 4 - 12.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 17:54
Hyatt Times Square now open
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Hyatt Times Square New York, the seventh hotel to be added to the Hyatt-branded portfolio in Manhattan.
The 487-room hotel stands 54 stories high, making it the tallest newly built, freestanding Hyatt hotel in the United States.
This newest addition to Hyatt's portfolio is also the third Hyatt-branded hotel to open in Manhattan in 2013.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 18:43
David Beckham to develop resort concept in Asia
David Beckham has been tapped to serve as a consultant and partner in the development of Las Vegas Sands properties in Singapore and the gaming capital of the world, Macao.
The partnership will see Beckham lend his expertise in developing dining, retail and leisure concepts at Sands China Ltd. properties in Macao and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Beckham has already worked with the Marina Bay Sands on its annual charity event Sands for Singapore Festival, which raises funds for partner charities.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 17:53
Ritz-Carlton hotel opens in Aruba
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba has opened its doors on the island’s pristine Palm Beach, marking the hotel group’s sixth luxury resort in the exclusive Caribbean & Mexico portfolio.
The property features 320 guestrooms, including 55 suites, with private balconies and sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea. Two Ritz-Carlton suites deliver panoramic oceanfront views with outdoor showers, while the expansive Club Lounge sits atop the building on the seventh floor with 34 rooms and an endless array of cuisine, beverages and personal service.
“We are thrilled to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Aruba, a unique island paradise in the Caribbean known for its beautiful sun-kissed beaches, arid landscape and diverse cultural heritage which can be found no place else,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
“Our Ritz-Carlton customers have long awaited this luxury property and we are confident The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba will help to put this destination on the map for luxury travelers and further enhance the memorable travel experiences available for guests from around the world,” he added.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa will be the largest on the island revealing a 15,000 square foot tranquil oasis complemented by 13 intimate treatment rooms, salon, boutique and a variety of naturally-influenced indigenous services. Signature island-inspired treatments incorporate the natural elements of Sky, Water, Earth and Fire, infused with locally grown ingredients native to the island of aloe, coconut and cactus, all enhanced by the healing components of herbs and rich earth minerals.
Last Updated on Sunday, 24 November 2013 17:54
XBOX One Hotel to open in Paris
To mark the launch of its latest games console, Microsoft France will transform the Hôtel O in Paris into a space dedicated entirely to the Xbox One.
The Xbox One Hotel will open to the public on November 22, the same day that Microsoft launches its new console. The Hôtel O, which belongs to the Elegancia hotel group and was originally designed by Ora Ito, has been entirely redecorated for the occasion.
In this hotel known for its minimalist design and high-tech equipment, Microsoft offers guests an immersive experience in the world of Xbox gaming. Certain rooms have been decorated in the theme of popular Xbox games, such as Ryse or Forza Motorsport 5.
Guests will have the chance to try out the new Xbox One, solo or online. Xbox fans will be able to test the console’s new features, such as voice commands, motion controls, VOD and music streaming.
The hotel bar, which will be open to the general public, has created special cocktails inspired by Xbox games, such as the Abyssum-Ryse, with Guignolet kirsch and cumin liqueur, or the All in One, with vodka, Japanese green melon liqueur and natural cola.
The Xbox One Hotel, located at 19 rue Herold, 75001 in Paris will be open until January 1, 2014.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 13:03
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