Hyatt decides to keep hotel listings on Expedia
It was widely reported at the beginning of the summer that the hotel giant had threatened to pull their brands from the booking platform
Hyatt Hotels has settled their disagreement with online booking agent Expedia. It was widely reported at the beginning of the summer that the hotel giant had threatened to pull their brands from the booking platform amid a row over the colossal fees that Expedia charges to have guests book rooms in Hyatt hotels through the site. Hyatt said they were going to leave the site and take all of their brands with them if Expedia didn't agree to cut their commission considerably by July 31st. Hyatt's position will no doubt set a precedent for other brands and hotel chains who are also dissatisfied with the losses they incur by clients booking through platforms such as Expedia, who charge between 15 and 20 percent for the service.
OTAs have such a big share of the market that hotel brands often lose the battle. InterContinental Group famously left Expedia in 2004, only to go back after the recession when hotel stays were decreasing significantly. Hyatt, however, have been able to reach an agreement with Expedia, a spokesperson for the group saying, "We've had productive discussions with Expedia and have agreed in principle on terms that address our concerns about distribution costs and flexibility. We expect that Hyatt hotels will continue to be distributed on Expedia platforms without disruption." Hyatt will continue to be listed on Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz and Travelocity, all of which are operated by Expedia.
Hyatt Hotels has the following projects under construction:
351 soundproofed guest rooms (including 21 suites)
Direct connectivity to AirTrain Station
15,200 square feet of net meeting space (excluding pre-function areas)
90-seat three-meal restaurant
Al Maaden Development is designed to offer guests and residents luxurious rooms in a dramatic setting with a view of the Atlas Mountains. Amenities include a resort center, Park Hyatt meeting residences, specialty restaurant, luxury spa, private villas, and an artist's medina.
Hyatt Burny Vladivostok located on the western coast of Vladivostok at Cape Burny has spacious guestrooms including several elegant suites. Contemporary guestrooms range in size from 40- to 160-square meters.
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