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Discussion in 'Hyatt | Gold Passport' started by uggboy, Aug 28, 2013.
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|| Hyatt buying Peabody Orlando Hotel for $717 million ||
Now let's just hope Hyatt keeps the famous ducks. [and doesn't serve them at the hotel's restaurants]
Hyatt and ducks? That's "ducking" around. I truly hope they keep this positive tradition alive. Corporate or not!
Interesting take @ Hotelchatter.com:
I wonder if Peabody refused to allow Hyatt to keep the ducks or if Hyatt decided they didn't want the ducks.
We are delighted to be converting the iconic Peabody Orlando hotel to Hyatt Regency Orlando Convention Center beginning October 1. Ducks are a long-standing tradition of the Peabody hotels, where they have entertained guests with their daily hotel lobby march since 1986. While the duck parade can continue to be seen at the Peabody Memphis, the Peabody Orlando ducks will be retiring to a local farm to be prepared to return to their natural habitat.
We know some guests in Orlando will miss this tradition, but we are excited to introduce to our own unique service and amenities to this high-quality hotel and look forward to making our guests feel more than welcome.
Thanks for the update, this was to be expected.
I wonder what retirement is like for a duck. In China, for example (similar to what Max M notes above), I expect they would retire to a restaurant kitchen!
This is a very sad day for all ducks worldwide especially when forced retirement ducks can't picket to easily
So, are the ducks still there?
I've already booked my room for a conference and I'll be very disappointed if this tradition doesn't exist anymore.