November 30, 2023

News in brief: NH Hotels, Air Canada, Choice Hotels, Hyatt and more

NH Hotel Group, part of Minor Hotels, has launched Click&Meet, a new feature of NH PRO for booking meeting and event spaces online. It means users will be able to access, at any time and from any place or device, more than 1,600 spaces in 103 hotels in 14 countries and “in just three minutes and in four easy steps” will be able to check price and availability information and make a reservation. Bookings can also be cancelled for free up to 14 days before the event.

Air Canada has resumed its year-round non-stop service between London Heathrow and Halifax, operating up to once daily with Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, accommodating 169 passengers with a choice of two classes of service: Premium Economy and Economy. It’s the airline’s fifth nonstop service from London, building on existing flights from London Heathrow to Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary. Air Canada will operate nine non-stop daily flights between London and Canada during the summer peak.  

Choice Hotels EMEA has begun a refresh of its Clarion brand after research into post pandemic travel requirements found guests are looking for hotels that are authentic to their destination. The refresh means there will also be one identifiable design element ­– perhaps a piece of art, sculpture, ceiling light or a focal piece of furniture ­– making a strong visual first impression as guests enter a hotel plus a unique signature item, which could be a cocktail, a musician playing in the hotel, a scent, a hotel pet or even a member of staff.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened the 225-room Hyatt Regency London Stratford and the 127-room Hyatt House London Stratford. Hyatt House London Stratford offers 92 studios and 35 one-bedroom suites, all featuring fully-equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi and stylish living and working spaces. Guests can also enjoy 24-hour access to complimentary laundry facilities, the hotel’s modern gym and an inclusive breakfast. At Hyatt Regency London Stratford, there will be 225 luxury guest rooms, including 10 suites.