Hyatt has just opened its first property in Ibiza.
You may have seen this written about elsewhere, but no-one has actually bothered to look beyond the press release. If they had, they would have found something very attractive.
Let’s go back a step first.
Hyatt has a little-known brand called ‘Destination by Hyatt’ – website here.
Like ‘The Unbound Collection’ – in fact, I can’t see the difference between Hyatt’s ‘The Unbound Collection’ and ‘Destination by Hyatt’ – it allows independent hotels to become part of the Hyatt ‘system’ whilst retaining a greater level of control than they would have by joining one of the core brands.
The hotel is called 7Pines Ibiza Resort and is on the west coast of the island. It has a slightly complicated history – it opened as an unbranded resort in 2018, became 7Pines Kempinski in 2019 (probably to attract the German market) and is now affiliated with Hyatt.
The reviews are good – take a look at The Daily Telegraph here.
It is an ‘all suite’ property with 185 rooms spread over 56,000 acres of gardens. It looks surprisingly impressive. It does not have its own beach but The Telegraph says:
“The quaint little cove of Cala Codolar is the closest beach at just 200 metres away, while Cala Comte – arguably one of Ibiza’s best – can be reached on foot within 15 minutes.”
The Telegraph says that children are welcome but that under 12’s cannot use the infinity pool, pictured above.
7Pines looks like an excellent World of Hyatt redemption
Having had a look at pricing, this looks like exceptional value for World of Hyatt points. It might make up for loss of Park Hyatt Mallorca.
Redemptions book into Garden Suites which are 581 sq ft and come with their own private garden.
It is 30,000 points per night which is the Hyatt cap if you exclude partner properties.
The website shows that rooms (suites, actually) at 7Pines are €675 per night during August.
A quick bit of maths shows that you are getting 1.9p per World of Hyatt point on that basis. This is well above my target valuation of 1.1p.
Hyatt does not do ‘five nights for the points of four’, unlike Hilton or Marriott, so there is no benefit to a longer stay.
Buying points would save you money
1.9p per World of Hyatt point is also well above the 1.3p price at which you can buy World of Hyatt points in their current promotion.
You would be getting a 30% discount on the cash rate if you bought points and redeemed them, rather than paying cash. The page to buy points is here.
Availability should not be an issue
Hyatt has ‘last room availability’. As long as a Garden Suite is available for cash, it will be available for World of Hyatt points. This is one of the strongest features of World of Hyatt and something for which it doesn’t always get enough credit.
The 7Pines website is here if you want to find out more. It is going onto my ‘potential’ list if/when Europe starts to open up this Summer, given that I never got to burn my Hyatt points in Oman last Autumn as originally planned.
7Pines is also opening a Sardinia property next year, although it is not clear if it will also join Hyatt.
World of Hyatt update – October 2021:
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