Many of you may be aware, but tomorrow is International Women’s Day. This global holiday celebrates women everywhere and recognizes their economic, political and social achievements that have made a significant impact around the world.Read More Share +
When Minda Zoloth joined Hyatt as the general manager of Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Downtown, she was looking for a way to give back to her community and those in need. While reading about Blessings in a Backpack through a feature in a magazine, the cause struck a personal chord with Minda and she knew she’d found the way to make a real difference in her community.Read More Share +
About two years ago this time, I was in New Orleans, Louisiana, for a birthday trip and to my surprise, my then boyfriend (now husband) proposed in front of the St. Louis Cathedral. Fast forward two years and I’m married, live in a new city – Chicago, am part of an amazing team at Hyatt and get to share my love for traveling through posts like this. So it’s almost an obvious choice why I would pick to write about Mardi Gras in New Orleans for my first blog post – it’s taking me back to a place that holds a special place in my heart.
Although I was there in March of 2012, it was a few weeks after Mardi Gras and I didn’t get to experience one of the most famous parades in the United States and arguably in the world. With today being Mardi Gras, I thought it would be fun to look into this amazing tradition and share some of the cool things the city and Hyatt Regency New Orleans and Hyatt French Quarter are doing to prepare.Read More Share +
The global celebration of Carnival is winding down, and we are envious of our colleagues taking part in undoubtedly the most famous celebration of Brazilian CARNAVAL.
There is some debate regarding the true origin of the word – some say it is linked to the Christian tradition of not eating meat preceding Easter, from the Latin word carnelevamen (restrain from meat), which later was modified to carne, vale (goodbye meat). Others say that in ancient Rome, to pay tribute to God Saturn, there was a celebration on the streets with a parade featuring floats that resembled ships – carrum navalis – where the expression was derived from.Read More Share +
I’ve just recently returned from a trip to Florida, and the sunshine was much overdue! But traveling from dry to humid temperatures (and with some unusual sun exposure) has taken a bit of a toll on my skin. I’m slowly recovering, and thankfully, our lifestyle Hyatt Place Seamless Travel Series expert Jessica Harlow has just the everyday travel tips I need to keep my skin looking its best on the road. That’s key for your important business meetings or even vacation photos.Read More Share +
As a part of the ongoing Hyatt Place Seamless Travel Series, we’ve been hearing from travelers about what they want to know to make their travel experiences easier. And since easier and technology often can go hand-in-hand, we’re excited to have Scott Steinberg, today’s number one technology expert (according to Google), on board as Seamless Travel Series’ Tech-spert.
Scott’s here to untangle all the cords and help you through app overload by making sure you’re in the know on the latest travel tech tips and gadgets. With so many tech gadgets out there — how do you know which ones to choose? Some help you organize your home while others help you be more efficient at work. What are the must-have gadgets for travel?
Scott has done the groundwork for you by pulling together a guide of the 2014 travel gadgets you can’t live without coming from CES and beyond. Check them out and let us know which travel gadgets you have on your wish list!Read More Share +
That Spring Break time of year is right around the corner, and here in Chicago, we’re looking for some sun. We’re dreaming of oranges, oceans and Florida. So we asked the experts, our associates who live in Florida, what the best things to do are in some of the state’s popular spring destinations.Read More Share +
I’m not too embarrassed to admit that I find traveling just a wee bit intimidating when I can’t speak the language, let alone read the characters. But the associates from Grand Hyatt Tokyo are here to help. They’ve given us a little language lesson in how to pronounce common travel phrases in Japanese to help make navigating through Japan on your next visit easier.
Take a look.Read More Share +