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New Hyatt Brand for China - UrCove

Old Jul 31, 2020, 4:46 am
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I'm not a fan of the name at all, but the design - even if a little generic - is nice enough. Clean and modern, and easy to roll out on a mass scale as a prototype. This looks to me as Hyatt's competing offering to Fairfield by Marriott or Hampton by Hilton, and also a way for BTG Homeinn to offer a more premium product within its own brand portfolio.

Glad to see the first property. Hopefully this will give Hyatt more scale in China, and get them on an expansion drive. Still awaiting the rollout of the elusive tommie and Caption brands!

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Old Jul 31, 2020, 4:57 am
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I like there will be more opps for mattress runs to maintain Globalist cheaply. I did one last yr in Thailand. I'd prefer to do in Shanghai.
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Old Jul 31, 2020, 5:10 am
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Originally Posted by SHLTP
I like there will be more opps for mattress runs to maintain Globalist cheaply. I did one last yr in Thailand. I'd prefer to do in Shanghai.
Where exactly?
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Old Jul 31, 2020, 6:21 am
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According to this translated TTG China article:

Before the end of this year, at least two "Yi Fei Hotels" [UrCove] will be unveiled in Shanghai. Then, they will gradually enter Nanjing, Chengdu and other regions.

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Old Jul 31, 2020, 10:20 am
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Looking at the room amenities seems pretty upscale
Superior room amenities
  • 55-inch smart TV
  • Capsule coffee machine
  • Free coffee capsules, teabags and soft beverages
  • Minifridge
  • In-room safe
  • Slippers
  • Hair dryer
  • Smart speaker
  • Premium skin and hair care amenities
  • Crib upon request

and the executive room has Dyson hairdryer
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Old Jul 31, 2020, 10:24 am
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The design looks good from photo, and given the price of 6xx only, I am quite interested to have a stay there in the future if Globalists can earn points n benefits. As we all know, hotel rates in Shanghai are quite high except periods of Chinese New Year n Christmas. 6xx is really really attractive tbh. But of cos, as other says, I also doubt whether I can or I will travel in 2021.
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Old Jul 31, 2020, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by missfh
The design looks good from photo, and given the price of 6xx only, I am quite interested to have a stay there in the future if Globalists can earn points n benefits. As we all know, hotel rates in Shanghai are quite high except periods of Chinese New Year n Christmas. 6xx is really really attractive tbh. But of cos, as other says, I also doubt whether I can or I will travel in 2021.
I think someone already confirmed it. I'm ok with the design considering the starting rate is 600. I mean, seriously here, what are people expecting at this price range?
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Old Jul 31, 2020, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by teo1991
Looking at the room amenities seems pretty upscale
Superior room amenities
  • 55-inch smart TV
  • Capsule coffee machine
  • Free coffee capsules, teabags and soft beverages
  • Minifridge
  • In-room safe
  • Slippers
  • Hair dryer
  • Smart speaker
  • Premium skin and hair care amenities
  • Crib upon request

and the executive room has Dyson hairdryer
Sounds pretty good to me.
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Old Jul 31, 2020, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Xiaotung
If not mistaken, all Hampton hotels in China have already joined Honors. I believe their original plan to create a separate loyalty programme failed to take off and now all properties are participating in Honors.

UrCove does feel like a Hampton or a Courtyard. Of course, when you think of Hampton or Courtyard, the Asian version is considerably different and much more upper scale than those in North America.

In China, Hampton and Courtyard are full service and definitely sit above Fairfield or HIX. I spoke to the owner of a Courtyard in Northern China the other day when I complimented his property that could have easily been a Renaissance or Sheraton, he told me the only reason why he chose the Courtyard brand was so that it would be considered below 5 Star and many government officials and business travellers can only stay below 5 Star hotels and he would have lost these guests.
Bizarre Chinese government rules... indeed. You're pretty right that all Hampton Inn have joined Honors (Bookable with points, etc).
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Old Aug 1, 2020, 1:42 am
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I think someone already confirmed it. I'm ok with the design considering the starting rate is 600. I mean, seriously here, what are people expecting at this price range?
I read from Chinese forum that seems Globalists have free breakfast only, no lounge access (not sure if there will be a lounge as well). But lets see, since the policy changes from time to time. Will wait for their reports.
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Old Aug 1, 2020, 1:45 am
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Originally Posted by missfh
I read from Chinese forum that seems Globalists have free breakfast only, no lounge access (not sure if there will be a lounge as well). But let’s see, since the policy changes from time to time. Will wait for their reports.
That’s what I recalled reading as well. I don’t know if there will be a lounge, but I’m not expecting a whole lot at 600/night.
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Old Aug 1, 2020, 4:14 pm
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When I'm in Asia, I prefer to stay at the nicer high end hotels for the luxury that I can't get in the US for $200 (Hyatt Place San Jose was about $300). Grand Hyatt and Andaz Shanghai are the ones I stayed at last year. But if I live in China, then I might consider lower price point for EQN.
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Old Aug 5, 2020, 1:02 am
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UrCove Shanghai Jing'an now bookable for stays from 01 Oct 2020: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/ch...shanghai/uc002
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Old Aug 5, 2020, 1:18 am
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Originally Posted by Fly Me To The Moon
UrCove Shanghai Jing'an now bookable for stays from 01 Oct 2020: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/ch...shanghai/uc002
The rooms look much nicer than a Hyatt Place for being a Category 1.

Any reason Im not seeing the prices are fairly low? Also, if anyone knows how far this property is from Shanghai Disney thatd be appreciated considering a stay in 2021.
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Old Aug 5, 2020, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by Matt4200
The rooms look much nicer than a Hyatt Place for being a Category 1.

Any reason Im not seeing the prices are fairly low? Also, if anyone knows how far this property is from Shanghai Disney thatd be appreciated considering a stay in 2021.

This hotel is in Puxi, which is on the other side of the river. With public transportation I would guess 90 minutes away from Disney.
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