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Inside a Standard Room at Hyatt Regency Kyoto

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  Site Where: 644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0941
March 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

We’ve looked at a few Western hotel brands that have recently made or are making their way to Kyoto: the Ritz-Carlton, Starwood (by way of Luxury Collection), and Four Seasons. That changes things for the Hyatt Regency Kyoto, which for a long time was considered the high-end Western hotel in the city.

Does the Hyatt have a lot to worry about with all this fresh competition? We’d say yes and no, based on our stay. You’ll find the Hyatt a short taxi ride across the Kamogawa river to the east of Kyoto station. Conveniently, our rate for a standard room included breakfast and a one-way taxi fare. Once we had figured out where to find the taxi based on the instructions from the hotel, we pulled up to the main entrance you see above in no time.

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Hyatt Reopens and Renovates Churchill London, Picks Up Grosvenor House?

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  Site Where: Portland Square, London, United Kingdom
March 23, 2015 at 8:28 AM | by | Comments (0)

Back in November, we told you about the gas explosion that occurred at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, which led to the evacuation, and subsequent closure, of the hotel. The “foreseeable future” time frame that was attached to that closure was sad to see, but we can tell you that things are looking up: after four months, the hotel is open again.

We can find a King Room this coming Friday for £290 ($433) a night, which goes up £40 ($60) if you include breakfast. An additional bit of good news is that the hotel has taken the closure to not only do the repairs necessary after the incident, but kick off a multi-million pound renovation of the rooms and suites as well. That renovation should be complete by the summer; we don’t have any visuals of the changes yet, but will share them when we have more details.

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Hyatt Regency Amsterdam Will Look Like This In 2016

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  Site Where: Sarphatistraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
January 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

We may have seen some demolition last year at the former children’s hospital in Amsterdam that will become the city’s first Hyatt Regency, but boy did we underestimate how much bulldozing was still to be done.

Before we show you where things are today, above is the end result planned for the 211-room hotel, scheduled for 2016. Take note of the three historic facades on the right (three stories with the white vertical stripes, then the mishmash of windows, then the four stories in darker brick) and check out what that looks like today below.

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No, Your Eyes Aren't Deceiving You, It's a Lifesize Gingerbread House

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  Site Where: 601 Loyola Ave [map], New Orleans, LA, United States, 70113
December 23, 2014 at 8:39 AM | by | Comments (0)

Who dat?

Oh, no one. It’s just a Christmas elf working on the life-size gingerbread house at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

No, you’re not looking at it through a French Quarter-infused haze. Yes, life-size means human-sized – it’s 14 feet long, 15 feet high and 8 feet wide, and is the work of Exec chef Eric Damidot and his little helpers. Here are the stats:
· 500 sheets of gingerbread, made of:

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Hyatt Regency London Remains Closed Until Further Notice

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  Site Where: Portland Square, London, United Kingdom
December 8, 2014 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

We’ll start with the good news first: of the twelve hotel employees that were injured after the gas blast at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, only one remains hospitalized, with non-life threatening injuries. Having walked by the hotel, we can also confirm that statements about part of the building having “collapsed” seem exaggerated: as you can see in the photos further below, the building is intact, and only at the rear of the building does there seem to be any damage.

Unfortunately, the official statement on the hotel website, and the notices we saw, do say that the hotel is “currently closed for the foreseeable future”.

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Gas Blast at Hyatt Regency London Injures 12, Closes Hotel

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  Site Where: 30 Portman Square, London, United Kingdom, W1H 7BH
November 24, 2014 at 8:24 AM | by | Comment (1)

Some terrible news out of London just as the weekend was starting a few days ago: around 11.40pm on Friday night, a gas explosion occurred in the basement of the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, injuring twelve hotel employees.

All guests were evacuated and accommodated at nearby hotels. Various news outlets, including the BBC, are referring to a few people being hospitalized, with the total number of guests evacuated at around 500. No guests were injured, according to a Hyatt spokesperson.

While The Telegraph opens with the blast having caused “part of the building to collapse”, the main structure of the building is intact. The London Fire Brigade, which responded to the incident, believes it due to a suspected gas leak, resulting in “extensive damage to the basement and the ground floor”.

We hope the injured will recover soon. We’ll keep you posted if there is a longer-term impact on the Hyatt, but leave you for now with the official statement from the hotel’s website:

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Hyatt And Hoxton Are Eyeing Amsterdam Too

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  Site Where: Sarphatistraat & Herengracht, Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands
January 17, 2014 at 9:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

Having looked at new Amsterdam hotels that start with a W (the W and Waldorf Astoria), we backtrack through the alphabet to the letter H, where we find two additional, and somewhat polar opposite, future openings: the business-focused Hyatt Regency and budget-chic Hoxton.

The 211-room Hyatt Regency will be located in the former Emma Kinderziekenhuis (a children’s hospital) between Sarphatistraat and Spinozastraat, down the street from the Amstel InterContinental and an easy stroll away from the city’s outpost of the Hermitage museum. Comparing what we found in person with Google Street View, a series of low-rise buildings has been levelled, creating what looks like the perfect space for the hotel’s driveway, entrance, and any gardens or terraces the architects might have in mind.

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Hyatt Regency To Relax On The Beaches of Phuket

Where: Phuket, Thailand
August 7, 2013 at 4:01 PM | by | Comment (1)

The sun-soaked beaches of Phuket attract millions of tourists per year looking to blow off a little steam or search for the perfect Pad Thai. By the end of the year, the luxury digs of a Hyatt Regency will be welcoming guests in the heart of Thai paradise.

Situated on the west coast of the Thai island, Hyatt Regency will have 202 guest rooms as well as feature restaurants for local and international grub, a tropical pool for sipping fruity drinks and soaking up the rays, and lush spa for some mid-paradise rejuvenation. The hotel will be the third Hyatt for the area, joining the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok (whose spa suites we recently lusted over) and Hyatt Regency Hua Hin.

Situated in the area known as Millionaire's Mile, where the majority of Phuket's private villas are located, the Hyatt Regency Phuket will also have enough space to host the ultimate in destination weddings with banquet space and plenty of room for the wedding guests.

But if you are too busy exploring everything the island has to offer, the best time to chill at the resort will be the end of the day, where you can catch a stunning sunset over the Adaman Sea.

[Photo: Flickr]

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As The World Turns, More and More Hotels Will Be Opening

June 3, 2013 at 9:29 AM | by | Comments (0)

The Regent Bali

While we continue to recover from last week’s ma-jah announcement of Tommie Hotels, the lovechild of Commune and Thompson, we have a roundup of news bites from around the world for you this Monday morning. Join us as we hop from Bali to Venice, Amsterdam to China, and Switzerland to Australia, for updates on everything from brand new Chinese brand Ahn Luh to the old school Gritti Palace.

Starting in Southeast Asia, Regent Hotels delivered on the promised opening of its new resort on Bali this past weekend, with 94 suites, one Regent Villa, 25 residences, and that inviting-looking infinity pool above. The Bali resort follows last year’s arrival in Phuket, which we swung by recently to see for ourselves how Regent’s first opening in years would stack up – more on that to come.

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Bangkok Is Overdosing On Hyatt Hotels

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  Site Where: Bangkok, Thailand
December 26, 2012 at 9:46 AM | by | Comments (2)

Park Hyatt Bangkok

Earlier this year, we told you about the plans to open a Park Hyatt Hotel in Bangkok, due in 2014 in the above mixed-use building with-a-twist in the central business district.

Just as the year comes to a close, it turns out that Hyatt has further plans for Thailand’s capital with both a Hyatt Regency and a Hyatt Place arriving a few years later in 2017.

With the Grand Hyatt Erawan already open, the group’s selection of brands in the city is nearly complete. So Mister Hyatt, will an Andaz be next? While we wait for that announcement (we just heard about a Tokyo addition), read on for details on the two new hotels.

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This 'Sunshine on Sale' Package from the San Diego Hyatt Regency is Not So Sunny

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  Site Where: 1441 Quivira Road [map], San Diego, CA, United States, 92109
January 4, 2011 at 9:10 AM | by | Comments (0)

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina is trying to capitalize on San Diego's sun-filled days with its new Sunshine on Sale package that promises a free night if you stay at least two evenings.

The package is supposed to save you more than 30 percent off the room. It sounds all sunshine and butterflies, but is it really a deal?

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Pets Get Their Own Loyalty Program at San Diego's Hyatt Regency

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  Site Where: 1441 Quivira Road [map], San Diego, CA, United States, 92109
November 12, 2010 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

Now you have an incentive to bring your pooch with you to the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina. Fifi can rack up her own points in hotel's new loyalty program for pets.

Similar to the Hyatt Gold Passport program for humans, Gold Pawsport rewards pets for their frequent stays. The more stays pets add to their passport, the bigger the prizes, which include everything from gift certificates to personalized ID carrier tags.

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