Back in October we exclusively revealed that Crown Plaza The City – for many people, the best IHG Rewards hotel in London – was defecting to Hyatt. It will become Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars from 1st March.
Two more IHG properties in London are also joining Hyatt from 1st April.
Staybridge Suites Stratford City, which is in the same building, reportedly becomes Hyatt House London Stratford (no website yet).
This is a very similar arrangement to what we saw in Manchester, when the new Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites switched to Hyatt after just a year.
These are the two hotels which are part of the Westfield shopping centre. Just a few seconds from Stratford tube and overground station, they are well connected for most of London.
What I don’t understand is the use of the Hyatt Regency brand. Whilst I liked Holiday Inn Stratford City, it is light years away from Crowne Plaza The City in terms of quality and facilities. Putting the Hyatt Regency brand on both of these hotels is a mistake. Grand Hyatt is arguably a better brand for the City site.
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