Feb152010

Hyatt Andaz 5,000 bonus points per stay +$50 hotel credit

Earn 5,000 Gold passport bonus points for Andaz Hotel reservations booked between January 20 and March 30, 2010 for stays from January 20 through June 30, 2010.

Special Offer Code ANDAZ5. Terms and Conditions link.

Hyatt’s new luxury boutique brand doubled in size to 4 properties over the past month. Andaz Liverpool Street London was the first property. Andaz West Hollywood opened in 2009. Andaz Wall Street opened a few weeks ago. The just opened Andaz San Diego is a rebranded hotel, formerly Hotel Ivy.

You must choose points for your stay, so this offer is not combinable with all the bonus airline miles promotions currently being offered to Gold Passport members.

The terms and conditions offer states a $50 hotel credit is included with the 5,000 bonus points. This is not mentioned in the rate details when checking ANDAZ5 for individual hotels. The Terms and Conditions link above does not mention Andaz San Diego, however, this special offer rate is also available at this hotel.

Andaz Rates for Monday, February 22, 2010

Andaz San Diego $189 for February 22, 2010. A one night stay earns nearly 6,000 points for a base member. One free night using points starts at 5,000 points for a Category 1 hotel or 8,000 points for a Category 2 hotel. This offer is great for Gold Passport members who want to try out the Andaz brand while earning a substantial future rebate in points.

Andaz West Hollywood $196 limited time offer rate of for reservations made in February.

Andaz Wall Street, New York $236 prepaid limited time offer, must be booked by Feb 21 for stays by Feb 28. Regular rates are $295.

Andaz Liverpool Street, London $125GBP or about US $200.

Rate searches using ANDAZ5 special offer code do not show online when limited time offer rates are displayed. Be sure to call and have the ANDAZ5 rate code added to your reservations if booking limited time offer rates.

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Comments

  1. I recently stayed with my family at the Andaz San Diego (formerly the Ivy Hotel) using one free night award and points. So for anyone considering this Andaz, I thought I’d post here. It’s definitely a stylish clubbing hotel with a young crowd in keeping with the surrounding Gaslamp Quarter. There’s a night club in the basement, a wine bar on the first floor, and a rooftop bar (6th floor) with pool:
    http://www.envysandiego.com
    Hotel guests can get a complimentary wrist band that grants admission to all three venues.
    The staff take a lot of care to be attentive to guests which is to be expected for a Hyatt Category 5 hotel. At check-in we were offered a free glass of wine, and our kids were offered water or soda. Their reservation system indicated that we were Diamond members, and my wife saw on their screen that there was a note to get the manager to greet us. He did come out to say hello, but that was all we saw of him.
    When I mentioned to the check-in crew that I had tried to get brunch reservations at the Quarter Kitchen (the restaurant on the first floor) but couldn’t, they offered to get us in and take care of canceling my other reservations. I accepted, and they called us later that night to confirm that all was taken care of. Also, they said that breakfast was complimentary for up to 4 people (although I had two rooms). I wasn’t quite clear if it was free for all hotel guests, or just for Diamond members because there was no Club Lounge, or if breakfast was different from the brunch we were planning.
    As it turned out, we had our brunch upstairs on the roof rather than in the restaurant (which is closed until dinner I believe). The bill for five of us came to $120 + tip, and I charged it to our room. When we checked out and I asked about the brunch charges for Diamond members, they simply said it would all be taken care of. That seemed a bit unclear since we had had five meals, and I assumed I would need to cover the tip I left. So I inquired further, the attendant clarified with a senior associate who gave more specific instructions, and in the end – I was charged nothing for the five of us plus tip! I think they want to be sure to treat Diamond members well, but perhaps went farther than usual this time – to our benefit.
    The rooms were quite modern in style, exposed girders by the window, flat screen TVs with some HD channels, wireless and wired connections (the website only shows the more luxurious suites). My kids missed having Disney channel though there were Discovery, Cartoon Network, etc. The wooden bed frames are a bit large so you have to watch out to avoid knocking your shins and feet on the corners. There is a bar and safe in each room. Soft drinks and some snacks are complimentary while beer, wine, and other snacks have various prices listed. In addition, in the tray of snacks are also a few more exotic items – an intimacy kit $30 and a vibrator $45! Each room also has a Keurig coffee maker with tea and caf/decaf coffee brew cups.
    There were some downsides to the hotel however – the room we had on the 5th floor was very exposed to the absolutely POUNDING bass beat from the nightclub or rooftop bar, not sure which. This was a Saturday night so this loud music continued until 1:30am which may be absolutely fine for some guests who may still be out clubbing. Fortunately my kids’ room faced the opposite side so had much less noise. In addition, we found the modern glass shower stall leaked water onto the floor in both of our rooms, and our sink also drained very slowly. There weren’t any places to hang up towels in the shower area or by the sink either.
    Overall, not a place for kids, and while interesting and chic with good service, we would not stay there again though Quarter Kitchen would probably be good for dinner and especially dessert.

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