Hyatt House Gets Into the 'American Made' Spirit with Martha (and Announces NYC Hotel Too)
Martha Stewart with Chris Walker, VP of Hyatt House.
We've been proponents of Hyatt's upscale extended stay brand,Hyatt House, pretty much since it was announced (the brand took over the existing Summerfield Suites and Hotel Sierras.) How could we object to stylish, comfy new digs and free WiFi? Yet while Hyatt House has been populating all over America, it's been missing from the big cities. But now we're can get excited about the Hyatt House coming to NYC's Chelsea hood in 2015.
Hyatt House made the NYC announcement last week alongside none other than Martha Stewart who has partnered up with the hotel brand for her new "American Made" program. Guests who stay at more than 20 participating Hyatt Houses will get tips on how to live like a local during their stay. Such tips include places to eat, shop and visit, all of which embrace Martha's "American Made" spirit.
While we think Martha might be more of Park Hyatt guest than a Hyatt House, she did offer up some packing tips that work for hotel guests of all classes. Keep reading to see what they are!
Martha Stewart's Packing Tips
· Distribute weight evenly. Pack the heaviest items, such as shoes and toiletry bags, at the bottom so they don’t squish other items while traveling. Pack shoes in shoe-bags, and stuff shoes with socks or underwear for shape.
· Regulate wrinkles. Use large plastic bakery bags to pack bulky sweaters or cardigans. The plastic helps prevent wrinkling.
· Skip checked baggage. A canvas bag with a sturdy strap is great for packing for any length of trip. Remember, if you forget something, often hotels can help. HYATT house has the Hyatt Has It borrowing program, which can supply everything from toothpaste to phone chargers to yoga mats.
[Photo: Diana Liao for Hyatt Hotels]