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Hyatt opens its first hotel in Ireland – Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin

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Hyatt has opened the 234-room Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin, which is the first Hyatt branded hotel in Ireland.

It is based in The Liberties, which is apparently one of Dublin’s most historic and vibrant areas dating back to the 10th century.  It is within 10 minutes walk of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, St Patrick’s Cathedral, the Dublin Liberties Distillery and the Guinness Storehouse.

Hyatt Centric Liberties Dublin

I was pleasantly impressed by the new Hyatt Centric in Madrid where I stayed last year (review), so I would have high hopes for this hotel.  For top-tier World of Hyatt members, the hotel has nine suites for potential upgrades including a Terrace View Suite overlooking the Dublin Mountains.

There is no swimming pool but there is a 24/7 fitness centre.

World of Hyatt members can earn 500 bonus points on stays until 31st December 2019.  No registration is required – full details are on the ‘new hotel bonuses’ page of hyatt.com here.

You can find out more about Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin on the website here.  As a redemption, it is 12,000 World of Hyatt points per night which is fair to decent value given the room rates – you should get more than my target value of 1p per Hyatt point.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (74)

  • GRIMZ says:

    OT, I am on a flight from MIA-LHR-ABZ in Club but I have now purchased a better connection up to ABZ on a reward flight separate ticket. The separate ticket is in economy and the other in Club. Should I still check in right through from MIA and obviously check into the economy flight as that’s the flight I intend to take up to ABZ?
    I won’t have any bags as my Partner will check these all through on his ticket. My concern is that I won’t get in the lounge at LHR if don’t check in right through from MIA.
    Thanks in advance.

    • John says:

      Because of the biometrics thing at LHR, you need to go through security using the BP of the actual flight you want to take.

      For lounge access at LHR, showing the long-haul BP and any departing BP will be sufficient. Ask to be offloaded from the flight you don’t want once you are through.

  • guesswho2000 says:

    OT Amex ICC again – just had an email from Amex, there’s now an app for the ICC for anyone who’s interested.

  • Shoestring says:

    STOP PRESS; Boris takes credit for smooth CAA repatriation operation!

    Thomas Cook airlift ‘is sign UK no-deal ready’ – “Achieving a deal is our preference, but we will be leaving on 31st Oct with or without a deal. On that basis, it is obviously reassuring to know that this Government can undertake major, complex, operations, now or in the future when needed.”

  • fivebobbill says:

    O/T Amex referral points. Trying to find out where I might stand before I contact Amex.
    I referred a family member for the Amex Rewards card, her Gold fee had just hit and she wanted to keep her MR points alive and claim back part of the fee.
    Unfortunately she mistakenly applied for the “free” BA Amex instead.
    As it happened, she already held a BAPP card, managed alongside her Gold card in her online Amex account. She then added the new FREE BA card to her account and the BAPP logo has now been replaced with the free BA Amex.
    All done in error of course, as she will now still have to apply for the Amex Rewards card before she can cancel her Gold.
    However, she did apply for the free BA Amex via my referral link, and has since registered it online, but I haven’t received any referral points!
    Is this correct? Insofar as she already had a BA Amex, albeit the PAID version? Are the referral points for a new account or a new card? Should I not get the referral points anyway?

    • Rob says:

      Technically this is a downgrade of her existing card, not a new application. All her existing transaction data, voucher spend etc is carried over. I can therefore see why Amex does not treat it as a new application.

    • Keith says:

      In my experience there are no referral points given when you refer someone to a BA card of any type when that person already holds a BA card of any type.

    • fivebobbill says:

      Thanks Rob/Keith.
      I get what you say Rob, and to an extent I actually agree, but it isn’t clear, I’ve seen talk on here that “technically” you DON’T just downgrade when going from BAPP to free BA. I’ve also read that Amex treat it as a new card application and you have to go through the normal process, apply, credit check etc. That’s why I was asking if anyone had experienced a similar situation before I contacted Amex, and Keith would appear to have obliged.
      Thanks again both for the replies

      • Anna says:

        We accidentally did something similar this once. No referral points and I had all the hassle of re-upgrading to the BAPP 🤦‍♀️. Amex were fine about it though.

  • Jen T says:

    Amex offer on NH hotels – need a stay in Porto in mid November and one of the NH hotels looks good. Has anyone received the statement credit for a non-UK stay after October 31 when prepaid? Unfortunately Marriott offer does not include anything in Portugal so seeing what else I can do!

    • Genghis says:

      The IC offers good value even now at 50k points a night. Good experience as SE AMB. Booked up again for next year.

  • Mark says:

    Hi. I currently have IHG Platinum Elite status mainly through spending on my IHG CC. I’m 4,000 points off Spire Elite and although I appreciate that the guaranteed benefits are non-existent, chasing the status for the benefit of 25k bonus points seems worthwhile. I’m continuing to put points through via adding to my Revolut account but would booking a hotel via cash and points and then cancelling to receive the points count towards status? In summary – do refunded points count towards status? Thanks.

    • Rob says:

      No they don’t.

    • Lyn says:

      No, but if you are that close to Spire it is worth making sure you get there. The “unguaranteed” benefits can still be worthwhile.

    • Genghis says:

      But bonus point packages booked as part of a booking do. They are occasionally reasonable value.

  • Mark2 says:

    OT
    A little light relief – Music Video (Drunk on a Plane)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrM39m22jH4

    • Shoestring says:

      🙂 nice one

      roll on Friday, heading off for our place in the sun with No1 son

    • Graeme says:

      I love this song – Dierks Bentley is a favourite of mine. I was very pleased earlier this year to be sitting in seat 7A on my first trip to Nashville, sipping on that cheap champagne 😉

  • Pug206 says:

    Can we have another letter please, Bob?!!!