Through March 31, 2015 Hyatt is offering a free night and 10,000 bonus points on standard room bookings at Hyatt resorts in Hawaii. Members booking under this promotion will also receive complimentary buffet breakfast for two. At the Andaz Maui Wailea, members will receive a $75 daily resort credit instead of daily breakfast. The terms specify that the resort credit cannot be applied towards the room rate, tax, or the Morimoto Maui restaurant.
To take advantage of this promotion, you must book the Sunshine on Sale rate and use offer code 10KHGP at a participating Hawaiian resort. Blackout dates are December 24 – January 2, 2015. Each property has its own minimum stay requirements:
- Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort (minimum stay requirement of 6 nights)
- Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa (minimum stay requirement of 5 nights)
- Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa (minimum stay requirement of 5 nights)
- Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa (minimum stay requirement of 4 nights)
The free night is applied to the same stay during which it is earned. You may find that the promotional rate is sometimes higher than other rates offered and think the last night will be removed at check-out. That is not the case.
I did a few test searches for this promotion and found availability at the Andaz Maui to be scarce. I did find better availability at the Grand Hyatt Kauai, but the promotional rate was higher than the Advance Purchase rate. On February 2 – 7, the promotional Sunshine on Sale rate with the free night comes to $520 per night. With taxes and resort fees, the total is $3,074.58. Meanwhile, the Advance Purchase rate is $494 per night – or $2,931.67 with taxes and resort fees. So the Sunshine on Sale rate is higher by a total of $142.91 or $28.59 per night. For that additional amount, guests get complimentary breakfast, 2,000 points per night and the ability to cancel or change their hotel bookings if necessary. If you value Hyatt points conservatively at 1 cent each, the 2,000 Gold Passport points alone are worth $20.
Diamond members, who receive complimentary breakfast regardless, should bypass the promo code and book the Advance Purchase rate if they don’t mind prepaying. In my experience “non-refundable” is relative, as I’ve gotten hotels to cancel these rates for me in the past without losing the money. However, this isn’t going to work for everyone, so only do this if you don’t anticipate your plans will change.
Before booking your stay, be sure to consult with this chart I put together, to determine whether you are better off redeeming points rather than paying cash for your stay.
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