May042010

Hyatt Place and Summerfield Suites 30% Off Daily Rate Sale – Book by May 7

Save 30% off the Hyatt Daily Rate for stays from May 28 to July 5 at Hyatt Place or Hyatt Summerfield Suites. These limited time offer rates are only available for booking through this Friday, May 7.

These rates are great deals, however, they are prepaid and nonrefundable rates and do not allow any changes. AAA rates generally give a 10% to 20% discount and are refundable rates with liberal cancellation policies.

Buyer beware! I am always highly reluctant to book prepaid, nonrefundable stays. Who knows what might happen in your life? An unexpected death in my family this week changed my plans and resulted in several family members losing paid airline tickets and hotel stays when travel plans abruptly changed to deal with this emergency.

I might consider this offer if I had a low-priced Hyatt Place in my neighborhood, but the nearest Hyatt Place to my home is 80 miles away and if I missed just one nonrefundable night at the Hyatt Place Fremont (as low as $51 for weekend nights), then I would give up all the savings compared to the typical AAA cost of four hotel stays at Hyatt Place Fremont ($63 per night).

Still, this is a good limited time offer rate for Hyatt Place and Summerfield Suites hotels.

Here is an analysis of a sample hotel travel plan to maximize the multiple Hyatt promotions currently available and combinable.

1. Earn a free night at any Hyatt brand hotel worldwide after any two stays at a Hyatt brand hotel worldwide (or 5,000 bonus points) with the Big Welcome Back promotion valid for hotel stays through June 30.

2. Earn 3,000 AAdvantage miles per hotel stay for a total of 28,000 miles with six hotel stays by July 5.

Six hotel stays at Hyatt Place Fremont or Hyatt Place Dublin at $55 per night all-in. $330 total.

Earn 28,000 AAdvantage miles + 3 free nights anywhere. Potential value in the neighborhood of $1,500.

Hyatt may have added a new high category award level 6 and moved 20% of its hotels to higher category levels beginning next month, but these promotions still make Hyatt the hotel loyalty program offering members the most incredible promotion incentives for your stays.

Summerfield Suites 30% Discount link – http://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/summerfield/specials/select-lto.jsp

Hyatt Place 30% Discount link – http://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/place/specials/select-lto.jsp

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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