Cruises have long been favoured by travellers for their all-inclusive packages that cover everything from accommodation and F&B to activities and entertainment, but it now looks like their hospitality counterparts on land are also getting into the all-inclusive action.
Accor, Hyatt and Wyndham are some of the global hotel chains which have jumped onto the all-inclusive bandwagon, making it possible so that once travellers book their trip at their all-inclusive properties, they can order whatever they want, as much as they want without stressing about additional costs.
Accor rolls out All-Inclusive Collection worldwide
In 2016, Accor partnered with Rixos Hotels to develop the all-inclusive segment, which saw Rixos tripling its network within the span of five years. Building on that success, Accor is now looking to spread the all-influence concept across its luxury brands like Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Swissôtel and Mövenpick.
The all-inclusive offerings will encompass restaurants, bars, beach clubs, children’s clubs, fitness, water sports and performances. The launch of Accor’s All-Inclusive Collection will be focused on properties in Asia, Middle East, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean. The initial launch will see over 100 all-inclusive resorts in the next five years.
This year’s all-inclusive openings will include: Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha, and Rixos Qetaifan Doha, which houses one of the world’s largest waterparks. Both these resorts’ grand openings will coincide with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Later this year will also see the launch of Swissôtel Sharm el Sheikh, the first non-Rixos branded property in Accor’s All-Inclusive Collection with 1,350 rooms, a water park, multiple dining, beach club and entertainment facilities.
Come March 2025, the 573-key Rixos Nha Trang Beach Resort will also join Accor’s All-Inclusive Collection.
For Hyatt, it's about growing the Inclusive Collection
The Hyatt Zilara Cancun is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort that offers unlimited dining, bottomless drinks and water sports activities like scuba lessons. Photo Credit: Hyatt
Hyatt has grouped its all-inclusive properties under a new collection, following its takeover of Apple Leisure Group’s all-inclusive AMR Collection. Nine brands will reside under Hyatt’s Inclusive Collection comprising Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Zoetry, Secrets, Breathless, Dreams, Alua and Sunscape brands, and its soon-to-launch flag, Vivid Hotels & Resorts.
Under this new collection, Hyatt members will be able to earn and redeem points at more than 50 all-inclusive resorts across Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and the Caribbean, with all-inclusive properties in Europe set to launch soon.
Wyndham debuts all-inclusive Alltra brand
Wyndham’s LePage describes the new Alltra brand as a way to offer all-inclusive travel for “everyday travellers”. Photo Credit: Wyndham Hotels
The launch of the new Wyndham Alltra brand in Cancun on 3 May marked the start of Wyndham’s venture into the all-inclusive hospitality segment. The 458-key Wyndham Alltra Cancun in Mexico was developed in direct partnership with Playa Hotels & Resorts, featuring more than 10 restaurants, bars, lounges, pools, and a host of included activities ranging from yoga classes to tequila tastings.
A partnership plan between Wyndham and Playa Hotels & Resorts is currently in the works for the two hospitality companies to open more Alltra all-inclusive properties in the future.
Wyndham’s president for the Americas Scott LePage hints that expanding beyond Mexico into the Caribbean may be possible by this year, but did not disclose where in the region that travellers can anticipate a new Altar resort.