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Discussion in 'Hyatt | Gold Passport' started by Jenny & Curt, Dec 15, 2012.
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The message on the Hyatt web site is quite ominous, "BREAKING NEWS HYATT REGENCY CURACAO: IF YOU HAVE AN UPCOMING STAY AT HYATT REGENCY CURACAO, PLEASE CALL 800- 323-7249 TO DISCUSS YOUR RESERVATION."
Bummer... I was planning to go there this year.
Yeah that would make me all kinds of uncomfortable...
Debated between going to the Hyatt Regency Curacao and Hyatt Regency Cancun this year for New Years...so glad I chose the latter...phew
Below is our statement regarding Statement Regarding Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, updated as of December 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM CST:
Santa Barbara Hospitality, N.V., the owner of Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina came to the Resort late Friday evening and informed the Manager on duty that it was taking immediate action to remove Hyatt Corporation's affiliate Hyatt Curacao N.V. as manager of the Hotel. Hyatt Curacao N.V has been managing the Resort since it opened in 2010, and Hyatt has been proud to be associated with the Resort.
Hyatt Curacao N.V. denies that owner has the legal right to remove it as manager of the property in this manner. In late November, in accordance with the terms of the Hotel Management Agreement, Hyatt Curacao N.V. had commenced an arbitration, which is still underway, seeking a declaration of the parties' rights under the Management Agreement. The owner, however, has elected to take this precipitous action rather acting as set forth in the Management Agreement to resolve matters in the arbitration. Hyatt Curacao N.V. will be taking action to protect its rights under the agreement and expects to have control of the resort restored. Hyatt Curacao N.V. is concerned about the impact of owner's disruptive action on the Resort, its guests and employees.
While Hyatt does not believe that Owner has acted properly, until Hyatt has an opportunity to obtain appropriate relief from legal authorities, Hyatt is not in a position to take reservations for the property or to respond to questions about existing reservations. For questions, please call +599 9 840 1234.
Darn it! This 'un cost 15K GP points per night, while the Hyatt Aruba costs 22K!
Didn't this happen recently with another Hyatt property as well, where everyone was ousted and the hotel was renamed? I can't recall the exact details but I know I read about it here...
Recent loss to Hyatt of both Hyatt Coolum & Hyatt Sanctuary Cove.
These were the only 2 Hyatts in Queensland, Australia. Leaves only 5 Hyatts, total, in Australia, I believe.
(Edited to a huge grand total of 5 for the whole of Australia with Drewbles' reminding me of Perth Hyatt)
Two in MEL, one in SYD, one in CBR and one in PER. I stayed at the sanctuary cove property recently and it was in desperate need if renovations. It's now an intercontinental I believe.
Dunno about Hyatt but the Edition Waikiki had a similar spat with their owners and Marriott a while back. Some interesting notes on that and other branding changes in this story: http://travel.usatoday.com/hotels/p...of-edition-waikiki-hotel-wsj-reports/417084/1.
What? After all the energy I used to narrow down my vacation choices in February. Off to Hawaii then.....
Hyatt Regency just posted a picture of HR Curacao on their Facebook page with a blurb about Expedia Insiders giving it rave reviews. I find the timing a bit peculiar.
I don't recall hearing of a similar situation before, where the owners removed a major chain while the chain disputed their right to do so. That seems unusual.
I haven't seen the Hyatt Curaçao, but I have stayed a couple times at the Hilton Curaçao, and visited the Marriott next door to the Hilton.
While off-topic here, I'm inspired to wonder about the Las Vegas Hilton ---> LVH Hotel debranding. Anyone know that story?
Looks like Hyatt has lost their legal battle. The local courts have ruled in favor Santa Barbara Hospitality and rejected Hyatt's request for an injunction.