Back in June, I told you how Hyatt Stay Certificates offered a great opportunity to get a big discount on a luxury hotel room.
Basically, Hyatt sells gift vouchers which get you a free night at a participating hotel. There are different sorts of certificate, which allow you to book progressively smarter hotels. At many of the hotels, the price of a certificate was substantially less than the cost of booking a room for cash.
The list of participating hotels, and the types of certificate accepted by each hotel, has been changed.
If we look at the four examples I gave in my June post:
Hyatt Regency The Churchill, London – was Elite level ($260), now Ultimate level ($461)
Park Hyatt, Tokyo – was Inspire level ($325), still Inspire level
Park Hyatt, Sydney – was Ultimate level ($461), now not available using Stay Certificates
Hyatt Regency, Nice – was Choice level ($152), now not available using Stay Certificates
These represent a substantial devaluation of the Hyatt Stay Certificates product, to the extent that you will struggle (although it is not impossible) to get real value out of it. It is another sign of the hotel groups reigning in their generosity as the economy and occupancy rates improve.
World of Hyatt update – September 2023:
Get bonus points: Our article on Hyatt’s new ‘double base points’ promotion, valid at all hotels outside the Americas, is here. It runs to 15th September 2023. Registration is now closed.
New to World of Hyatt? Read our overview of World of Hyatt here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on what we think World of Hyatt points are worth is here.
Buy points: If you need additional World of Hyatt points, you can buy them here.
World of Hyatt is offering a 25% discount, equivalent to a 33% bonus, when you buy points by 10th October. Click here to buy.
Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from Hyatt and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.