Where to Book Discounted Hyatt Nights: Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

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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.

Where To Book Discounted Hyatt Nights Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

We’ve Enjoyed Many Fantastic Stays at Hyatt Hotels, Like the Grand Hyatt Kauai

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

Link:   A First Class Passage to India – 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.

Where To Book Discounted Hyatt Nights Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

The Park Hyatt Goa Features Indo-Portuguese Architecture and Beautiful Landscaping

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!

Where To Book Discounted Hyatt Nights Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

Want to Get in Touch With Nature? You Can Shower Outside Your Room at the Park Hyatt Goa!

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 12,00points 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

Link:   A Winter Getaway to Kauai – Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

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!

Where To Book Discounted Hyatt Nights Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

Waterfalls, Pools, and Tropical Plants Abound at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

We spent 3 of the nights in a Garden View suite, which was huge and comfortable.  It would be perfect for a family.

Where To Book Discounted Hyatt Nights Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

Plenty of Room to Spread Out and Relax in the Grand Hyatt Kauai Garden View Suite

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

Link:   An Asian Holiday – A Free Night in a ~$360 per Night Suite at the 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!

Where To Book Discounted Hyatt Nights Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

Free Travel Is Always Sweeter When We’re With Our Loved Ones!

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.


The Grand Hyatt Macau is a category 5 hotel, so it costs 20,000 points for a standard room, or 32,000 points for a suite like the 1 we stayed in.  If you book with the Hyatt 20% discount, you’ll only pay 16,000 points for a standard room, or 25,600 points for a suite.

4.  Milan, Italy – Park Hyatt Milan

Link:   Park Hyatt Milan

Link:   Our Anniversary to Italy – 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.

Where To Book Discounted Hyatt Nights Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

Emily Thought This Was So Romantic – Prosecco, Fruit, Fresh Flowers, and Mood Lighting!

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!

Where To Book Discounted Hyatt Nights Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

Milan Is a Great Place to Shop If You Need to Meet High Minimum Spending Requirements on Your New Credit Cards ;)

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

Link:   Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome

Link:   Our $32,000 Honeymoon in Paris for Only $2,000 – Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome

It was fitting that we spent our honeymoon in 1 of the most romantic cities in the world.  We traveled to Paris in 2012 and had an unforgettable experience at the 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!).

Where To Book Discounted Hyatt Nights Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

We Got 2 Free Nights in a Suite at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, Which Usually Costs ~$1,400 per Night

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.

Where To Book Discounted Hyatt Nights Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

Ooh La La! Fresh Juice, Fruit, Cheese, Cured Meats, Fish, and Fresh Parisian Bread for Breakfast at the Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome

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?

Link:   Chase Hyatt Card With $50 Statement Credit

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 CardsBusiness Cards
Chase Sapphire ReserveChase Ink Plus
Chase Sapphire PreferredChase Ink Bold (No Longer Available to New Applicants)
Chase FreedomChase 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!

Bottom Line

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, 2015But 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!

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7 responses to “Where to Book Discounted Hyatt Nights: Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

  1. You have clearly never been to Buenos Aires and seen Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt. It’s not just a good Hyatt, it’s one of the best hotels you’ll ever stay at. Say Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund or Four Seasons Lion Palace in St. Petersburg.

  2. that was a fun re-read, recap over the years

  3. Thanks for the overview. As a somewhat new traveler, we have been enjoying Hyatt as well and we would second the Grand Hyatt Kauai as a gorgeous property. Will be checking off the Zilara Rose Hall and Andaz Maui later this year. Cheers.

  4. Haven’t been to many Hyatt properties, but Hyatt Zilara Cancun Mexico tops on my list. Resort was not only eye dropping spectacular, but in addition, it was all inclusive too! Hard to beat that combo.

  5. Daraius,

    Thanks for this great post, I’m also a big fan of the Hyatt Hotel chain. I noticed throughout this post, you mentioned the option of booking a suite/getting an upgrade using more Hyatt points? But every time I try to book a room using points only, it seems the redemption option is always the lowest end rooms? I just redeemed my Hyatt points for 5 nights at the Maldives for a upcoming trip in April, I wasn’t able to get an upgrade over the phone while making the reservation. I don’t mind redeeming extra points if I can be upgraded, would you have some advice for me?

    Thank again in advance for your time!

    Cindy

  6. I stay at the Park Hyatt in New York and really enjoy my time there, the hotel is absolutely luxuries and just one block of central park and two block of first avenue. the service was impeccable, the rooms gorgeous , the sap luxurious. perfect for a short vacation

  7. Last year, we stayed at the Park Hyatt in Zurich because of your suggestion! We were in the midst of a trip using United miles as we were going to the northernmost city on the planet, Longyearbyen, Norway, with several stops along the way! It was over the top with the Diamond trial status which gave us upgrade(the bathroom mirror had a TV in it), free breakfast and incredible service!!!
    Just last week, we stayed at the Grand Hyatt in Tokyo! We were upgraded to a king executive suite with 100 sq. meters in a one bedroom suite on the 19th floor that gave us almost 180 degree views of Tokyo. On our last morning, the sky was clear and we could see Mount Fuji! We used a combination of points, an upgrade certificate, and cash. The upgrade was amazing. They brought us a bottle of wine, fresh delicious strawberries and an assortment of Japanese snacks. The Grand Lounge Club was amazing with its food and service! This last trip began as a trip to see our nephew who is a Marine stationed in Okinawa. However, I caught a mistake fare and we combined that with airline miles! The trip ended up literally around the world for six hundred dollars each! we made several amazing stops along the way and stayed at incredible hotels on our way to Okinawa! After a fantastic visit with our nephew, we returned around the other side of the world using American airline miles business class! I truly love the wealth of information from Million Mile secrets!!!!! On that trip, we saved 94%!!!