Hyatt to introduce new home rental offering: Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt

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The new offering provides members access to a unique collection of short-term private home rentals giving even more meaningful ways for World of Hyatt members to unlock flexible travel experiences.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced plans for a new short-term vacation rental platform, Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt, that will feature private homes and remote hideaways in the United States. When the offering launches, which is expected in the coming weeks, World of Hyatt members will have direct booking access to a unique collection of short-term private home rentals from beachfront escapes to mountainside ski chalets, where they can earn and redeem points beyond the traditional hotel stay.

The planned launch of Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt reinforces Hyatt’s commitment to providing more flexible stay experiences to suit the travel needs of every guest. The focus on the premium vacation rentals segment will allow members to unlock access to residential rental accommodations across the United States in key travel destinations like Hawaii, Colorado, and more, with plans to grow the platform globally.

“We are committed to evolving access to the type of accommodations World of Hyatt members are seeking that go beyond our hotels – from a large family who travels together or guests looking to work from anywhere for an extended period of time,” said Amy Weinberg, senior vice president, brand, loyalty & data, Hyatt. “Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt brings a unique collection of curated homes which increases Hyatt’s home offerings and expands new ways and new places where we can extend care to members.”

Leading up to the launch of Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt, Hyatt has identified a highly qualified company, Lowe, that, through an affiliate, will purchase and operate the existing vacation rental management business that is currently branded Destination Residences Management.

In the near future, the Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt platform is expected to feature key existing DRM properties in top U.S. leisure destinations as part of offering members direct booking access to a collection of private homes featuring beachfront escapes, mountainside ski chalets, expansive villas, country chateaus, cozy cottages, modern townhouses, apartments, flats, penthouses and much more. While every property will be unique, each is professionally managed by thoroughly vetted property management companies to enjoy a quality experience.

In the coming weeks, World of Hyatt members can benefit when they book their remote hideaway or hidden urban gem on the Homes & Hideaways by the World of Hyatt platform. Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt member benefits will include earning points and tier-qualifying night credits on stays, as well as standard tier bonuses, and the ability to redeem points for stays at home rental properties. More locations, more experiences, and more opportunities to earn and redeem.

In connection with the sale of the Destination Residences Management business, PJT Partners LP served as financial advisor to Hyatt, and Latham & Watkins LLP acted as its legal advisor.