Can a Couple Combine Their Hyatt Free Nights at All-Inclusive Resorts?

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Million Mile Secrets reader Christina commented:

Can we combine the two 2-night awards [from the Chase Hyatt card] between a couple to have a 4 day stay [at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos or Hyatt Zilara Cancun]?

When you complete the minimum spending requirement on the Chase Hyatt card, you get 2 free nights at any Hyatt hotel.  And Christina would like to stay in Mexico at either the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos or the Hyatt Zilara Cancun.

Can A Couple Combine Their Hyatt Free Nights At All Inclusive Resorts

You Can Use the 2 Free Nights From the Chase Hyatt Card at ANY Hyatt, Including the Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Can a couple, each with 2 free nights from having the card, string together their nights for a 4-night stay?

Yes, You Can!

Link:   Chase Hyatt Card

Link:   Hyatt All-Inclusive Award Chart

You’ll get 2 free nights at any Hyatt from the Chase Hyatt card after you spend $1,000 in purchases in the 1st 3 months.  This isn’t my link, but I’ll always share the best offers with you even if they don’t earn us a commission.

And according to the terms and conditions, those 2 nights could be at Hyatt Ziva and Zilara all-inclusive hotels!

Each Free Night Award is valid for use within one year from issuance for one (1) night in any available standard room at any Hyatt Hotel or Resort worldwide or participating M life resorts.  Free Night Awards at Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva are based on single or double occupancy only.

So if 2 folks each got the card, they could book 4 consecutive nights (2 nights each) using their free nights, as long as there are award nights available.  This applies to any Hyatt hotel, not just the all-inclusive resorts.

Can A Couple Combine Their Hyatt Free Nights At All Inclusive Resorts

A Couple Could Stay for 4 Nights If They Each Got the Chase Hyatt Card

In my experience, hotels are usually very good about not making you check-out and check-in again when you string free nights together like this.

Note:  You can NOT reserve all-inclusive award nights online.  Call Hyatt at 800-228-3360 to book your award stay.  You can explain that you’re each using 2 nights but would like the same room for your entire stay.

Or, you could email the hotel general manager and explain that you’d like your reservations combined into 4 nights.

Is the Chase Hyatt Card Worth It?

Absolutely!  This is 1 of my favorite sign-up bonuses because you can use the free nights at any Hyatt.  And you’re not restricted to certain days of the week.

Some Hyatts cost over $1,000 per night.  So your 2 free nights could be worth over ~$2,000!

I checked the price for 2 adults at the Hyatt Zilara Cancun in April, and it costs $616 per night (and that’s with a 45% promotional discount!).

Can A Couple Combine Their Hyatt Free Nights At All Inclusive Resorts

A Couple Would Pay $616 per Night at the Hyatt Zilara Cancun in April

So if a couple each used their 2 free nights from the Chase Hyatt card, they’d get a stay valued at $2,464 (4 nights x $616 per night).  That’s a great deal from 2 credit card sign-ups!

While I haven’t been to 1 of these all-inclusive Hyatt hotels yet, I’m sure Emily would enjoy the spa and unlimited virgin Pina Coladas.  And I wouldn’t mind a week of all-you-can-eat seafood!

As for the Hyatt card, I also like that you get free Hyatt Platinum Elite status.  So you’ll get a better room if available, late check-out, and free internet (although Hyatt will offer free internet to all guests beginning February 2015).

The annual fee of $75 is waived for the 1st year.  And you get a free night in any category 1 to 4 Hyatt on your card anniversary.


A Couple Could Get 2 Nights at the Category 4 New York-New York Hotel in Las Vegas With Their Anniversary Free Nights

And remember, you won’t pay foreign transaction fees with this card.  So it’s a good card to use when you travel abroad!

Bottom Line

If a couple each got the Chase Hyatt card, they could combine their 2 free night sign-up bonuses for a 4-night stay at any Hyatt.  Including Hyatt’s all-inclusive Ziva and Zilara hotels.

You’ll have to call to book, but you can put 2 separate 2-night reservations into a 4-night stay.  And you probably won’t have to check-out and check-in again if you explain the situation.

Thanks for the question, Christina!  I haven’t tried these all-inclusive resorts yet.  But I can imagine a romantic dinner overlooking the beach with Emily followed by another romantic dinner and maybe a romantic midnight snack! 🙂

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22 responses to “Can a Couple Combine Their Hyatt Free Nights at All-Inclusive Resorts?

  1. Absolutely on my to do list at some point! You should be able to add on Hyatt points for additional nights if four isn’t long enough.

    Also, this same approach should work with the Citi Hilton Reserve Visa which gives two free Hilton nights at any property. I have only used two nights from one card, but I would think the method should work when two people sign-up for four nights!

  2. please don’t mislead people into thinking they can get the Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar with their anniversary night certificates. It is going to a category 5 on January 22 thereby making it ineligible. Plead either remove the reference or note that it is disappearing for good in a couple weeks.

  3. If you can do a diamond challenge before applying for the card, your nights can be in a suite. My wife and I used our two free each nights each along with points earned from the Chase Sapphire card to stay 7 days at the Hyatt in Aruba. It was amazing. The hotel would’ve been $800+ per night.

  4. Thank you for the detailed explanation Darius!

  5. I am confused, pardon me, if this is a dumb question. What exactly is a diamond challenge? I am trying to plan a fabulous 10 year anniversary get away for my husband but we are on a very TIGHT budge.

  6. This was my first churn years back, before I knew of MMS. Wife and I each got card and did 4 nights Aruba Hyatt; and I talked another couple into doing the exact deal in parallel with us. This deal and the Fairmont 2 night deal (used it in Sonoma CA) rock!

  7. I am a little confused…. If you were to use points to use at a hyatt all inclusive, you would have to pay for additional persons at a rate of 12k points. However, if you were to use “these” award nights, would they cover the other person? I.E. My wife and I go to Hyatt zilara for 2 nights…. Would that award certificate for 2 nights cover both me and my wife?? or would it just cover me and would I need to come up with extra points for the wife?

  8. Hwan, points bookings at Hyatt all inclusives include two people.
    Brandon, Hilton won’t work because they are only for weekend nights, so you can’t string 4 weekend nights all in a row.

  9. Please see this post regarding the Hyatt Diamond Challenge. While the post says it is no longer available, I believe they just reinstituted it in 2015.

  10. We used our 2 free nights at the Hyatt Ziva in Cabo San Lucas. We could not have been more pleased with the experience! Since the Hyatt card made us Platinum we were also upgraded to a nice King Suite. We’ll definitely use Hyatt points and free nights at the all-inclusive in Cabo again.

  11. Brandon, the Hilton certs are good only for weekend nights (Fri/Sat/Sun). So you could string up to 3 nights together with Hilton.

  12. Great deal.. Would definitely want to check it out…

  13. So good to know about the offer. Will pay a visit there soon. 🙂

  14. I think it’s importnat to remind readers that this is a once-in-a-lifetime credit cdc bonus, so you could only get 2 free nights at any Hyatt though this deal once.

    We are saving our opportunity on Paris, even though it won’t be until 2017.

  15. Roy, your information is out of date. Diamonds no longer get their free nights in a suite along with the Hyatt card. This ended more than a year ago.

  16. Thanks Doug. I was unaware.. But pretty sure I did it 11 months ago.

  17. My husband and I just returned from the Hyatt Zilara, we stayed 3 nights, the 4th night was NYE and it was full when we made the reservation. The hotel and experience was AMAZING. All the rooms (I think) have ocean views and I was told since we had Gold status, we were in an upgraded room which was beautiful with a full terrace with hammock overlooking the pool and ocean. The food, service, pool and beach area were all top notch. It is an adult only resort which was really nice, sort of mellow place at night time, but downtown Cancun is a short bus ride away. I really can’t recommend it enough. I already told some friends about the deal so they can start planning trips there. If you are on the fence, GO, you will not be disappointed with the all inclusive experience, it is such a great value for FREE!

  18. My wife and I and my parents each got this card for a trip to Hawaii. My parents have no use for the card after our trip but I am willing to pay the yearly fee on their cards if I can use their anniversary certificates. Is this possible? I called Hyatt and they said you cannot use the anniversary night to make a reservation for someone else. But could my parents make a reservation in their own names and include me on the reservation? Would that work?

  19. Will this trick in the article also work for Hilton free nights?

  20. I know that the 2-free nights certificates are good for 12 months only; when does that start (when are they issued?). Is it when I first sign up for the credit card? After I meet the minimum spend, or sometime in the next cycle after meeting the minimum spend? I’m trying to make sure I don’t get the card too soon (this is probably for Spring Break 2016). Also, how often can you churn this card to get a bonus? Thanks!! Love your blog!

  21. Can you confirm it can be use under T/C you can’t use it

    Not valid at properties in any other category or at Hyatt Zilara or Hyatt Ziva properties

  22. this is an old post so not sure if I will get any answer but… I am a Diamond and my wife is Platinum and I already used 2 free nights before becoming Diamond but she just got the certificates. Trying to figure out a way to take advantage of my status to get the benefit on redeeming 2 free nights from her account. if I book a night (paid or points) and 2 nights from her account and merge two reservations, would I get the diamond benefit for all 3 nights?