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An Asian Holiday: Part 5 – A Free Stay in a ~$360 Per Night Suite at the Grand Hyatt Macau

An Asian Holiday: Part 5 – A Free Stay in a ~$360 Per Night Suite at the Grand Hyatt Macau

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Daraius and I celebrated Christmas in Macau and Hong Kong with his family for ~8 days.  It was our 1st time to Macau and Hong Kong and we were very excited to visit!

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4 Emily and Daraius in the Lobby of the Grand Hyatt Macau

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How You Can Do It Too!

The Grand Hyatt Macau is located inside the “City of Dreams” complex, which includes the Hard Rock Hotel, the Crown Towers Hotel, a casino, a theater, and several restaurants and shops.  The Grand Hyatt is a category 4 Hyatt hotel & costs 15,000 Hyatt points per night and the entry rooms are  a Grand Suite which cost ~$359 per night.  

Or you can pay 7,500 Hyatt points & $100 per night with the Hyatt Points + Cash option.

When we arrived we were upgraded to an Executive Suite.

1.   Hyatt Credit Card

You get 2 free nights valid at any Hyatt hotel once you complete the minimum spending on the Hyatt credit card.  You can use these free nights at ANY Hyatt hotel in the world.  You have to call Hyatt to book these free nights.

You can stay if the hotel has standard rooms available for booking at Hyatt.com.  So you can check availability for yourself before calling Hyatt.

2.   Ultimate Rewards Points

Chase Ultimate Rewards Points from the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Ink Bold & Ink Plus transfer at a 1:1 ratio to Hyatt hotels.  You can also transfer your Ultimate Rewards points from the Chase Freedom to the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Bold or Ink Plus.  And from there to Hyatt hotel points.

Grand Hyatt Macau

Emily Jablon:   Once we arrived at the hotel, the bellhops took our luggage and we went inside. The hotel was huge with an expansive lobby.

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Panoramic View of the Grand Hyatt Lobby

I liked the water fountain centerpiece.

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Sculptures Hang From the Ceiling

The Lobby Lounge served beverages and items from the a la carte menu.  We never ate there, so can’t comment on the food!

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You Can Also Have Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge

A uniformed gentleman took us up to the Grand Club Tower to check-in.

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Grand Hyatt Macau Is 2 Separate Towers: The Grand Tower & The Grand Club Tower

We went to the Lounge and got checked in.

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The Waiting Area Had a Clean Modern Look

There were lots of places to sit and the lounge was quite big and tastefully decorated.

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A Great Space for Relaxing While You Wait for Your Room

One room wasn’t ready yet, so we waited about 20 minutes in the lounge.  We were treated to drinks along with biscuits and cookies.

The Executive Suite

Once our rooms were ready, the manager walked us there.  We were upgraded to an Executive Suite because of our Diamond status.  The suite usually costs ~$360 per night.

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Emily in the Executive Suite at the Grand Hyatt Macau

You walked into a spacious living area with floor to ceiling windows.

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Macau Skyline From Our Suite

We could also see the pool lined with palm trees.

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The Pool Is Heated and Open Year-Round, Though It Looked Like Folks Were More Interested in Shopping and Gambling

The living room had a huge wraparound sofa.

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A Room for 2 With Seating for 8

There was a charging station by the sofa.

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Convenient Outlets

There was a large screen TV…

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We Were Never in the Room Long Enough to Turn On the TV

…a minibar, a coffeemaker, and loose tea.

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I Enjoyed the Nespresso Coffee Maker

We received a complimentary bottle of wine.

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The Hotel Manager Sent Us A Card…

I appreciated the hotel making us feel special.

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…And a Bottle of Red Wine on the House

There was a separate bedroom area with more floor to ceiling windows.

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Our View of the Pearl River and the Smog

There was a king sized bed…

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Next to the Bed There Was a Control Panel for Connecting Your iPod, Camera, or Laptop to the TV

…and another flat screen TV was in the bedroom…

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Can’t Agree On What to Watch?  There’s Another TV in the Bedroom

…along with a walk-in closet.

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We Were Glad They Provided a Lot of Hangers

There was also a reading chair.

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Who Has Time to Sit When There Is So Much to See?

The bathroom was very luxurious, and had a bathtub, a rain shower, and a hand shower.

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The Soaking Tub Had a Great View of the City Lights at Night

The shower area by itself could have been a small room!

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Just Toss Some Blankets in the Tub and You Have a Guest Bedroom

Also in the bathroom were double sinks with large countertops.

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There Was a Vanity Between the Sinks

We received a lot of amenities from cotton balls to shower gel.

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Don’t Worry If You Forget Your Toiletries, the Hotel Room Has Everything You Need

We were given June Jacobs amenities.

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Green Tea Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash

We were always given a lot of water to drink each day.

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Unlike Many Other Hotels, There Was Plenty of Water in Our Room

The room was elegantly designed with a contemporary, warm feel.  It made me feel comfortable and at home!

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Perfect Mirrors for Hair and Makeup

After freshening up a bit, we decided to explore the rest of the hotel.  Staying at the Grand Hyatt in Macau is not like staying at any Hyatt though.  We loved that the City of Dreams complex wasn’t as hectic as the other casino complexes in Macau.

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The Boulevard Shopping Mall Had High End Shops Like Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Coach, and Cartier

I was looking forward to doing some “window shopping.”

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Daraius Wondering What He’s Gotten Himself Into

As we walked through the mall we saw interesting art and Christmas decor.

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I Loved the Shimmer of the Crystal Chandeliers That Lined the Halls

After we did some shopping, we checked out the casino.  It looked like many other casinos we’ve been to.

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If Only We Could Win Miles & Points!

Inside the City of Dreams complex there is the House of Dancing Water theater show.  It is a combination of dance, theater, gymnastics, and diving.

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Tickets Cost  ~$52 to ~$191

We enjoyed the elaborate costumes and acrobatics.

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Cirque du Soleil Macau Style

There is also the Dragon’s Treasure Theatre.  The show is inside a dome shaped theater on a screen that wraps around 360 degrees.  It is a ~20 minute show and an interesting experience, but not something we would watch a second time.

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Emily and Daraius Outside the Dragon’s Treasure Theatre

The complex has almost a resort feel with the huge architecture and bold interior design.  I loved how festive everything was for the holidays!

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Feeling the Christmas Spirit in the City of Dreams

There were even Christmas carolers who performed in the lobby!

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♫ We WISH You a Merry Christmas, We WISH You a Merry Christmas ♫

It was a unique hotel that we were glad to have visited!

How You Can Do It Too!

The Grand Hyatt Macau is located inside the “City of Dreams” complex, which includes the Hard Rock Hotel, the Crown Towers Hotel, a casino, a theater, and several restaurants and shops.  The Grand Hyatt is a category 4 Hyatt hotel & costs 15,000 Hyatt points per night and the entry rooms are  a Grand Suite which cost ~$359 per night.  

Or you can pay 7,500 Hyatt points & $100 per night with the Hyatt Points + Cash option.

1.   Hyatt Credit Card

You get 2 free nights valid at any Hyatt hotel once you complete the minimum spending on the Hyatt credit card.  You can use these free nights at ANY Hyatt hotel in the world.  You have to call Hyatt to book these free nights.

You can stay if the hotel has standard rooms available for booking at Hyatt.com.  So you can check availability for yourself before calling Hyatt.

2.   Ultimate Rewards Points

Chase Ultimate Rewards Points from the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Ink Bold & Ink Plus transfer at a 1:1 ratio to Hyatt hotels.  You can also transfer your Ultimate Rewards points from the Chase Freedom to the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Bold or Ink Plus.  And from there to Hyatt hotel points.

Bottom Line

We enjoyed our stay at the Grand Hyatt Macau.  The Executive suite was spacious and inviting.  I liked the luxurious bathroom and the wraparound sofa.  What’s even better is using our points to stay for free!

Much like many of the hotels in Vegas, there are lots interesting things to see at the Grand Hyatt Macau and in the City of Dreams complex.  You can cross the road to get into the Venetian complex which has more restaurants and food.  Or take a bus or cab to explore old Macau!

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Hi, I used to own a Chase Hyatt credit card but canceled because I rarely stayed at Hyatt’s. I canceled the card about a year ago.

Things may have changed and I will likely book more stays at Hyatt hotels. Do you know how strictly they enforce the 2 free night sign up bonus for new cardmembers? Do you know if I would get 2 free nights if I signed up again for the Hyatt Chase card?

Thanks for the info! Man I don’t have any gold/platinum status anywhere yet (just silver, which seems kinda worthless), so I can’t even do the diamond challenge. Once you hit diamond, do you still have to maintain it or are you locked in even without activity?

I have the same question as Chris, what’s the best/easiest/cheapest/quickest way to Diamond status? We have a few stays at Hyatts this summer.

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@Chris @Ken – The quickest way is to do a Hyatt Diamond challenge where you get temporary Diamond status for matching your existing hotel elite status.

This is awesome! I just finished my spending for the SW cards (went through your guys’ links, of course) and got my companion pass. Now I’m ready to load up on another card. What’s the best way to achieve Diamond Status for Hyatt? Should I start now or wait till next year?

Disregard my earlier comment.

I see you had already booked a suite – they just upgraded you to a different “type of suite”.

I was confused by the T&C’s.

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