CHICAGO (May 12, 2021) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of The Walper Hotel in Kitchener, Ontario marking the second JdV by Hyatt hotel in Canada following the opening of The Anndore House last month in Toronto. The 92-room boutique hotel caters to free-spirited guests seeking vibrant and socially inclusive stays – bringing people from all walks of life together.
“We are excited to welcome guests to experience the JdV by Hyatt brand’s heartfelt commitment to inspire playful travel through neighborhood connections in the City of Kitchener,” said Ann Marie Faria, general manager, The Walper Hotel. “The Walper Hotel’s guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in our diverse destination while enjoying our eclectic boutique hotel’s joy-driven service.”
The Walper Hotel is a premiere wedding and leisure destination for Waterloo Region and Ontario residents, thanks to its stunning ballroom, stylish restaurant spaces, boutique guest rooms and heartfelt guest experience.
The Walper Hotel also features TWH Social restaurant located at 1 King Street West, Lokal Cocktail Lounge on the second floor of the hotel and The Barrister’s Lounge breakfast room. These outlets feature locally inspired menus by Chef Nicole Hunt and welcome hotel guests and members of the community alike. New in 2021, a fresh set of cultural events and unique collaborative programming curated celebrating the local community are underway.
World of Hyatt members can look forward to rewards and benefits at The Walper Hotel through the World of Hyatt loyalty program. Members who book directly through Hyatt channels can enjoy personalized care and access to distinct benefits including Guest of Honor, confirmed suite upgrades at time of booking, diverse wellbeing offerings, exclusive member rates and much more.
For more information or to book a stay at The Walper Hotel, please visit www.walper.com.
Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here: hyatt.com/care-and-cleanliness
World of Hyatt Gives Members 1,000 Reasons to Stay Somewhere New
In celebration of the 1,000th Hyatt hotel opening, and to provide World of Hyatt members even more ways to be rewarded, World of Hyatt is offering members the opportunity to earn 1,000 Bonus Points per qualifying night at participating new Hyatt hotels around the world. That’s 500 more Bonus Points when guests check out now through June 30, 2021. Participating hotels and respective offer stay periods can be found at worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus.
Terms & Conditions
Offer valid for 500 Bonus Points for each qualifying night stayed by World of Hyatt members in good standing during a hotel’s offer period at participating hotels and resorts. Where a qualifying night and the hotel’s offer period coincide with any check outdate from April 1 – June 30, 2021, World of Hyatt members in good standing will receive an additional 500 Bonus Points for a total of 1,000 Bonus Points for each qualifying night during that period.
Offer valid at participating hotels and resorts for stays with a checkout date during each hotel’s offer period. For each hotel’s offer period, visit worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus.
To be eligible for this offer you must be a World of Hyatt member in good standing at time of reservation and stay, stay at a participating hotel with a checkout date during that hotel’s offer period, provide your World of Hyatt membership number at time of check-in, and either pay an Eligible Rate or redeem a free night award.
An “Eligible Rate” and “Ineligible Rate” are defined in the World of Hyatt Terms and Conditions (located at worldofhyatt.com/terms). Only one point bonus may be earned per member, per stay, regardless of the number of rooms booked. Only the room occupied by the member will count toward this offer. Two or more consecutive nights at the same hotel will be deemed one stay. All points awarded under this offer are Bonus Points. This offer is subject to the complete terms and conditions of the World of Hyatt program. Please allow 3-4 weeks after travel is completed for World of Hyatt Bonus Points to be credited to your Account. To join World of Hyatt, visit worldofhyatt.com. Qualifying nights will automatically be tracked when you provide your World of Hyatt membership number at check-in. A limited number of rooms are allocated to this offer; reservations subject to availability. Offer not valid with groups, conventions, other promotional offers, tour packages or special rate programs. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time without notice. The trademarks Hyatt®, World of Hyatt® and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation or its affiliates. © 2021 Hyatt International Corporation. All rights reserved.
For additional information, visit worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
About The Walper Hotel
Originally built in 1893, The Walper Hotel garnered Heritage Distinction in 1983 and has hosted noteworthy guests such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, among others. Extensive renovations and repositioning in 2016 brought together The Walper Hotel’s charming history with contemporary style and a boutique experience. The team at The Walper is committed to providing a warm and memorable guest experience to all who visit the hotel. Follow @thewalperhotel on Facebook and Instagram for news and updates. For more information, please visit www.walper.com.
About JdV by Hyatt
A community for the spirited, light-hearted, and young-at-heart, the JdV by Hyatt brand offers a collection of vibrant, independent hotels that are true reflections of the urban neighborhoods they call home. Each hotel provides an experience that is inclusive in spirit and space, welcoming all vibes, tribes and unique souls—effortlessly bringing people together with joy-driven service. Embracing its namesake, each property invites guests and locals to connect, live in the moment and celebrate the joy of life. Follow @JDVHotels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for news and updates. For more information, please visit www.jdvhotels.com.
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