How We Got the Hyatt Place Breakfast Story Wrong

Jun 7, 2018

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Dear TPG readers:

We are proud to bring you, every day, the best points and miles, travel and aviation content on the web — and we are thrilled that every month six million of you read it. And we intend to keep honoring this trust. But, on Monday, we published a story we are not proud of.

In our article about the refresh of the Hyatt Place brand, we originally described a series of changes in the guest experience as being a net positive. In fact, as many of you noted in the comments section, the changes represented a devaluation for most customers. Plain and simple: We got it wrong. 

In particular, the discontinuation of free breakfast for all customers, making it available instead to World of Hyatt members who book direct from the hotel, is an important devaluation for people who book through third parties such as online travel agencies.

The urge to bring you news as fast as possible superseded our journalistic commitment to look out for you, the TPG readers.

As we celebrate our eighth anniversary with all of you, we want you to know that we apologize for that mistake, and vow to do better. We hope you will continue to follow us with the same passion — and to call us out when you think we got it wrong.    

 Alberto Riva, Managing Editor

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