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Hyatt Won't Put Small Bottles in Bathrooms

Hotel chain to reduce use of plastic water bottles at meetings

(Newser) - Hyatt is the latest hotel company to announce it’s removing small bottles from its bathrooms in an effort to reduce waste. Hyatt is shifting to large, multi-use bottles for shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and lotion at its 875 hotels worldwide. The Chicago-based company says the transition will be complete... More »

10 Best US Companies to Work For

The top firm boasts employee 'mindfulness' rooms and 56 paid hours yearly for volunteering

(Newser) - Finding a place to punch in where no one watches the clock all day is every employee's dream, and Fortune has compiled a list of the US companies that just might fit the bill. The magazine looked at feedback from more than 315,000 employees of companies that have... More »

Stayed at a Hyatt? Check Your Credit Card Statement

Malicious software found on hotel's payment system

(Newser) - Hyatt Hotels Corp. says it found malicious software on the computer system that processes customer payments, raising the possibility that hackers may have obtained credit card numbers or other sensitive information. The resort chain is advising customers to review their credit card statements, although it has not said if any... More »

No More Porn at Hyatt

No more on-demand movies in hotels

(Newser) - Hyatt Hotels will no longer offer on-demand pornographic movies in its rooms across 618 properties in 51 countries. "This content will not be introduced to any new Hyatt hotels, and it will be discontinued or phased out at all hotels," the company said Wednesday. Hyatt is just the... More »

Hyatt Turns Heat Lamps on Above Picketers

In Chicago ... during a heat wave ...

(Newser) - Things got extra heated during an employee strike outside a Hyatt hotel in Chicago yesterday, when a manager turned on 10 heat lamps that were hanging above picketers—and left them on for nearly an hour, reports the Chicago Tribune . "This is one of the hottest days of the... More »

Hyatt Guest Sues Over Cross-Dressing Employee

She found him wearing her underwear, skirt

(Newser) - A Los Angeles woman came back to her Hyatt hotel room to find that a male cleaning person was still inside … and wearing her panties, skirt, and high heels. Dayanara Fernandez, who is now suing the hotel company, found Oscar Garcia-Franco in her Illinois room on June 6 wearing... More »

Billionaire Passes on Commerce Post

Top Obama fundraiser Pritzker takes herself out of the running

(Newser) - The hotel heiress Barack Obama was seriously considering as commerce secretary has taken herself out of the running, the Chicago Tribune reports. Penny Pritzker—whose family empire includes Hyatt hotels, casinos, and banks—led Obama's record-breaking fundraising effort, but the vetting process bogged down for “business reasons,” an... More »

Hilton Hit With Hyatt Ban

Ditzy heiress barred from hotel chain after graffiti incident

(Newser) - Paris Hilton is facing a worldwide Hyatt ban after she scrawled her name on a $12,700-a-night presidential suite's luxury wallpaper in Moscow, the Sun reports. The heirhead, who's on tour with her Good Charlotte boyfriend Benji Madden, was fined $7,100 for the "Paris Moscow 2008" graffiti gaffe,... More »

Your Hotel Bill? That'll Be $18K, Please

10 celebs who wreaked historic havoc on innocent rooms

(Newser) - No bad-boy or bad-girl celeb's resume is complete without a trashed hotel room, and Budget Travel has checked into 10 wrecked rooms:
  1. London's Sanderson hotel: Amy Winehouse and her husband did $18,000 in damage and left behind blood-splattered walls.
  2. Flint, Mich., Holiday Inn: Keith Moon instigated $24,000 worth
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Top 10 DC Hotels for Hookers

Ananysis of DC Madam's phone records generates a mini-travel guide

(Newser) - Direct from the phone records of the so-called DC Madam, Deborah Palfrey, here are the most-dialed local lodgings—or what the Consumerist calls the "Top 10 Most 'Ho-Friendly' DC Hotels."
  1. Marriott: 489 (18 numbers)
  2. Hyatt: 168 (6 numbers)
  3. Hilton: 151 (5 numbers)
  4. Holiday Inn: 132 (5 numbers)
  5. Ritz-Carlton:
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