March 1, 2020 opening for Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun
The brand new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun, opening March 1, 2020, will offer a full range of amenities for families plus the beachfront resort will be the first Planet Hollywood property to debut Adult Scene, a new adults-only ‘resort-within-a-resort’ concept. The property will be “rolling out the red carpet for its first guests” in the exclusive resort enclave of Costa Mujeres, says Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts. Guests can Vacation Like a Star in one of Mexico’s most beautiful beachfront locations at the new all-inclusive resort, with 898 luxury suites, authentic Hollywood memorabilia and curated entertainment-themed experiences.
Hurtigruten Transforming Three Ships Into Hybrid-Powered Expedition Vessels
Hurtigruten announced it would be transforming three of its existing ships into premium, hybrid-powered expedition cruise vessels. After introducing the world’s first hybrid-powered cruise ship, MS Roald Amundsen, earlier this summer, Hurtigruten revealed it would be turning the current the MS Trollfjord, MS Finnmarken and MS Midnatsol ships into the new and improved MS Maud, MS Otto Sverdrup and MS Eirik Raude, respectively.
Why Marriott’s New Dynamic Pricing May Not Leave Bonvoy Members Joyous
Hotel megabrand Marriott is introducing peak and off-peak pricing to its award charts this September, which will dramatically affect the way in which its Bonvoy members spend points. Announced last week, the new pricing slides award night prices up and down as a function of current hotel demand — so that August reservation in Maui may cost 15 percent more and the December booking in Grand Forks 15 percent less. Marriott follows countless industry peers in moving to more of a dynamically based pricing system for its awards. Delta broke ground in this field two years back by allowing its award-seat prices to float with demand and seasonality. As loyalty programs look to optimize revenue and get smarter about award seats and nights, demand pricing has turned into a useful tool.