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First UrCove Hotel Bookable On Hyatt.com

CHICAGO (August 13, 2020) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that UrCove, a new hotel brand created under the joint venture of Hyatt and BTG Homeinns Hotels Group – one of China’s largest hospitality groups – has its first property available for reservations on Hyatt.com. The brand, which will be largely based in China, will provide World of Hyatt members more unique stay options to choose from and more opportunities to earn and redeem points on hotel stays along with exclusive in-hotel benefits.

The UrCove brand is specifically designed to meet Chinese travelers’ preferences and growing expectations for a seamless, comfortable and efficient travel experience in the upper-midscale market. UrCove hotels will welcome ‘Road Warriors’ comprised of aspiring and frequent business travelers seeking a cozy sanctuary to recharge while on the road.

The first UrCove hotel, UrCove Shanghai Jing’an, located in the prime location of the Jing’an Temple shopping and business area in Shanghai, is expected to open on October 1, 2020, and is currently accepting guest reservations via Hyatt channels as well as Homeinns channels. Members booking through Hyatt channels can earn and redeem points through World of Hyatt while guests booking through Homeinns channels can participate in BTG Homeinns Club, Homeinns Hotels Group’s loyalty program.

“Hyatt continues to strategically expand its brand presence in China, a rapid growth market that remains a priority for Hyatt,” said Stephen Ho, president of growth and operations, Asia Pacific, Hyatt. “Together with BTG Homeinns Hotels Group, the UrCove brand strengthens Hyatt’s representation in the underserved upper-midscale segment, making the brand much more accessible for Chinese middle-class travelers. The customer base is large, attractive, and growing, and we are excited to continue enriching World of Hyatt members’ experiences with more unique stay options, now including the UrCove brand.”

“UrCove hotels aim to provide a sanctuary for Chinese business travelers to relax their body and mind and rejuvenate themselves during their travel journey. Through its strengths in premium quality and exquisite design, the brand has earned the trust of our investors and developed competitive advantages during its short brand development time,” said Elton Sun, vice president of Greater China, Hyatt, as well as the joint venture’s chief executive officer. “The integration of the brand into both loyalty programs and dual booking channels will provide a seamless and effortless experience to our guests.”

Read original article at Hyatt Newsroom

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