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With all the excitement over the Hyatt 20% points rebate promotion, Emily and I were reminiscing about some of our best Hyatt hotel stays.
Hyatt is our favorite hotel chain because their service and amenities are consistently top-notch, and we’ve made so many memories at their hotels.
Until July 31, 2015, folks who have the Chase Hyatt credit card will get 20% of their redeemed points back for award stays, Points + Cash bookings, restaurant, and spa services. But new and existing cardholders must register by March 31, 2015.
This is a great deal, especially for folks who might not have otherwise booked higher category hotels because of the cost. The 20% rebate makes it a lot easier.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what deals you can get at some of our favorite Hyatt hotels! And I’ll show you how to collect lots of Hyatt points!
Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Stays
1. Goa, India – Park Hyatt Goa
Link: Park Hyatt Goa
We traveled to India in 2011 to attend our friends’ wedding. It was Emily’s 1st visit to India! While there, we spent time at the Park Hyatt Goa, a beautiful resort on the Arabian Sea.
We didn’t stay using points, instead paying ~$200 per night for an upgraded room with free breakfast. The room was very spacious and included an indoor and outdoor shower!
The Park Hyatt Goa is a category 4 hotel, and normally costs 15,000 points per night (24,000 points for suite). With the Hyatt 20% points rebate, you’ll pay only 12,000 points per night (the same rate as category 3) for a standard room, or 19,200 points for a suite.
That’s a great deal for a luxury hotel!
Note: I’ll explain easy ways to get Hyatt points after the list!
2. Kauai, Hawaii – Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Link: Grand Hyatt Kauai
In 2013 we returned to Hawaii (after our spring break trip to Maui in 2012), this time visiting the island of Kauai. We spent 6 nights at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. It’s 1 of the most beautiful resorts we’ve ever been to!
We spent 3 of the nights in a Garden View suite, which was huge and comfortable. It would be perfect for a family.
These suites can cost almost $1,500 per night, but we used Points + Cash and only paid 12,500 points plus $150 a night. We paid 22,000 points per night for a standard room for the other 3 nights. Hyatt has since increased their rates.
The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is a category 6 hotel, and you’ll now pay 25,000 points per night for a standard room or 40,000 points per night for a suite. But with the 20% Hyatt rebate, you’ll pay 20,000 points or 32,000 points respectively.
This is a great opportunity for folks to splurge on a suite for a discounted rate!
3. Macau, China – Grand Hyatt Macau
Link: Grand Hyatt Macau
The best thing about collecting miles and points is being able to share our love of travel with friends and family. In 2013, we celebrated Christmas in Hong Kong and Macau with family and had an amazing time!
We stayed in a suite at the Grand Hyatt Macau, which is part of the City of Dreams entertainment complex. The service here was impeccable! Plus it’s a new hotel so everything is fresh and modern, and the rooms were spotless!
We’ve enjoyed lots of extra perks by having Hyatt Diamond status, like suite upgrades, free breakfasts, and executive lounge access.
4. Milan, Italy – Park Hyatt Milan
Link: Park Hyatt Milan
For our wedding anniversary in 2013, Emily and I traveled to Europe, visiting France, Switzerland, and Italy. It was Emily’s 1st trip to Italy and we visited Rome, Varenna, Venice, and Milan.
Milan was gorgeous! We stayed at the Park Hyatt Milan, which is a 5-star top category 7 Hyatt hotel. This is the most luxurious Park Hyatt we’ve stayed in! They had a chilled bottle of prosecco, fruit, and fresh flowers waiting in the room when we arrived.
The service was excellent, as expected. We loved the central location of the hotel as it was very close to tourist attractions and great shopping. Well, maybe Emily loved the shopping!
The Park Hyatt Milan is in the top Hyatt category, so it’s 30,000 points per night for a standard room, or 48,000 points for a suite. You could treat yourself to a stay here with the Hyatt 20% rebate for only 24,000 points per night (standard room) or 38,400 points per night (suite).
5. Paris, France – Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome
This hotel is on the bucket list of many miles and points enthusiasts! We were lucky to spend 2 of our 7 nights there in a suite, because back then you could redeem the 2 free nights from the Chase Hyatt card in a suite if you were a Diamond elite member. (Now it’s just a regular room, which is still very nice!).
If you have Diamond elite status, the breakfast buffet at the Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome is free (or you can order American breakfast to your room if you prefer). It was delicious and a great way to fuel up for a long day of touring and shopping.
You’ll normally pay 30,000 points for a regular room or 48,000 points for a suite at the Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome. With the 20% Hyatt rebate, you’ll pay 24,000 points per night (standard room) or 38,400 points per night (suite).
Well worth it when you’re treating the love of your life to the trip of a lifetime!
How Do You Get Hyatt Points?
If you want 2 free nights at any Hyatt (including top category Hyatts like the Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome!) quickly, you can sign-up for the Chase Hyatt credit card. You’ll get 2 free nights after you spend $1,000 in new purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening the account.
Read my post about how you can get an improved offer for this card with a $50 statement credit. Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best offers!
You can also transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio. Here’s a list of cards which earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points:
|Personal Cards||Business Cards|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve||Chase Ink Plus|
|Chase Sapphire Preferred||Chase Ink Bold (No Longer Available to New Applicants)|
|Chase Freedom||Chase Ink Cash|
|Chase Freedom Unlimited|
|Chase Sapphire (No Longer Available to New Applicants)|
|Note: Points earned from the Chase Freedom, Sapphire, and Ink Cash cards can only be transferred to travel partners if you also have a Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus, or Ink Bold card.|
So you have many options to earn lots of Hyatt points and use them before the July 31, 2015, deadline for the Hyatt 20% rebate!
Emily and I have enjoyed many nights at Hyatt hotels while we’ve traveled. It’s our favorite hotel chain!
Chase Hyatt cardholders can now get a 20% points rebate when they redeem Hyatt points by July 31, 2015. But you have to register by March 31, 2015.
This promotion is a fantastic deal! Hopefully it inspires you to treat yourself to a memorable stay that you might not otherwise have booked.
Which Hyatt hotels hold special memories for you? Please share your experiences in the comments!