Nov222009

Hyatt Stay and Weekend Certificates

Sometimes the best strategy for your wallet is to forget the points and save money. Hyatt Stay and Weekend Certificates are a prepaid option to remember when the rate at the Hyatt Hotel is quite high for your dates. This strategy will not always work for the hotel you want, but when it does the savings can be significant.

Hyatt Hotels are sometimes available with a Hyatt Stay or Weekend Certificate for a lower price than the prevailing room rates offered for the dates of your stay.

The biggest savings are likely to be found with hotels at the Inspire-level Hyatt Stay certificates for $319 per night rates. Some of these hotels will likely have rates well in excess of $319 per night over the next year.

There are also a number of hotels in the US where a Hyatt Weekend certificate including breakfast at $209 per night will be a significant savings and even less than the cost for the corresponding Hyatt Stay certificate.

Hyatt Stay Certificates come in 5 price levels 

Classic ($99/night)

Some Classic level Hyatt Hotels include the

  • Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
  • Hyatt Regency Cleveland
  • Hyatt Place Portland Airport PDX
  • Hyatt Regency Cancun
  • Hyatt Place Phoenix Airport
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta Buckhead
  • Hyatt Manila, Philippines

Choice ($135/night)

Some Choice level Hyatt Hotels include the 

  • Grand Hyatt Denver
  • Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, Florida
  • Hyatt Dulles Airport
  • Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Canada
  • Hyatt Regency Dubai
  • Hyatt Regency Casablanca, Morocco
  • Hyatt Regency Cologne, Germany
  • Hyatt Regency Auckland

Premier ($165/night)

Some Premier level Hyatt Hotels include the

  • Grand Hyatt New York
  • Hyatt Regency Newport Rhode Island
  • Grand Hyatt Dallas DFW
  • Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Hyatt Regency Warsaw, Poland

Elite ($249/night)

Some Elite level Hyatt Hotels include the

  • Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Grand Hyatt San Antonio
  • Grand Hyatt Seattle
  • Park Hyatt Philadelphia
  • Park Hyatt Washington D.C.
  • Park Hyatt Istanbul
  • Andaz London
  • Hyatt Regency London The Churchill

Inspire ($319/night)

Inspire level Hyatt Hotels include the

  • Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
  • Park Hyatt Dubai
  • Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
  • Grand Hyatt Mumbai
  • Grand Hyatt Tokyo
  • Park Hyatt Melbourne
  • Park Hyatt Sydney
  • Hyatt Regency Aruba
  • Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
  • Hyatt Regency Maui
  • Grand Hyatt Kauai
  • Park Hyatt Chicago
  • Hyatt Regency Paris Madeleine

Hyatt Stay Certificates can be purchased for one, two, or three night stays. There is no discount for purchasing a multi-night Stay Certificate, so it is advisable to purchase single night certificates and combine them if needed.  You do not retain any residual credit if you burn a three night certificate for a two night stay.

Participating Hyatt Hotels for Hyatt Stay Certificates accept different levels of certificates. Stay certificates are capacity controlled. Even if a hotel shows it accepts a Premier Stay Certificate, you may need an Elite Certificate for the date of your stay. For this reason it is best to check availability before purchasing the certificate to be sure you have the correct level for your desired hotel.

The main caveat in using Hyatt Stay Certificates is no points are earned on the paid certificate portion of the hotel stay.  Certificates count like free nights for Hyatt Gold Passport. Unless you are looking at saving hundreds of dollars, you probably want to wait until after January 2010 when the current Hyatt Gold Passport promotion for a free night after every two Hyatt stays ends before taking advantage of Hyatt Stay certificates.

Hyatt Weekend Certificates

Hyatt also offers Hyatt Weekend Certificates for hotels in USA and Canada. These 2-night or 3-night certificates are valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights and include breakfast. Far fewer properties participate in the Weekend Certificate offer, however, this option is sometimes cheaper than the Stay Certificate. Compare prices.

Hyatt Select Weekend Certificate US $298 for two nights ($447 3-nights)

Hyatt Prestige Weekend Certificate US $418 for two nights ($627 3-nights)

Interestingly, there are some properties listed as accepting a Prestige Weekend Certificate that otherwise would require an Elite level Stay certificate.

There is an obvious advantage to the Hyatt Weekend Certificate at $209 per night including breakfast compared to $249 per night without breakfast for an Elite Stay Certificate at some Hyatt hotels.

The following hotels are classified as Elite level Hyatt Stay ($249/night) and offer Hyatt Prestige Weekend Certificates which include breakfast for two and three night stays ($209/night).

  • Park Hyatt Toronto
  • Hyatt Grand Champions Resort (Palm Springs, CA area)
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
  • Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Florida (Naples area)
  • Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida
  • Hyatt Regency, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, New Mexico
  • Park Hyatt Philadelphia
  • Grand Hyatt San Antonio
  • Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, Texas
  • Grand Hyatt Seattle
  • Hyatt at Olive 8, Seattle
  • Grand Hyatt Washington, D.C.

Link to Hyatt Stay Certificates

Link to Hyatt Weekend Certificates

Link to List of Hyatt Certificate Participating Hotels and Hotel Level

 

 

 

 

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. What interests me, do Hyatt Diamonds still get the perks with these Stay Certificates, upgade to club room, free internet, etc?

  2. You should still get Hyatt Gold Passport diamond perks since you normally get these on award stays. Technically the rules seem to prohibit the use of diamond confirmed suite upgrades, however, some members report success.

  3. What a ridiculously complicated way to get value for money from Hyatt. It would take hours of web research to find the best deal. The length of your post demonstrates the complexities of these offers. I’ll pass and go to one of their competitors, thanks.

  4. Hyatt Stay Certificates are an option to be aware of when faced with a high hotel rate.

    I would not spend hours looking for a deal with Hyatt Stay Certificates. I would consider this option when I am faced with a really high-priced rate for a stay I need at a specific hotel and see if the certificate can lower the rate.

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