Nov212011

Hyatt $25 free dinner compelled me to join AARP

I am going to be 52 in six weeks. I could have joined AARP when I turned 50. Since I still see well enough to drive, I hadn’t made the leap to AARP yet. My hotel discount with AAA motor club generally matches the AARP discount of 10% at most hotels.

Now Hyatt Hotels compelled me to join AARP ($16/year) for this holiday travel season with an offer of 10% off the Hyatt Daily Room Rate plus $25 stay credit per night. That offer calls out to me as a free dinner at the Hyatt hotel restaurant.

Hyatt’s AARP special offer is for stays from November 14, 2011 through February 29, 2012 at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. This offer is not valid for stays at Hyatt Summerfield Suites.

$25 daily credit may be used for dining, spa, golf and other hotel operated activities and services charged to your hotel room. The daily credit may not be applied to room rate, taxes, resort fees or alcohol.

Update: 11/21 See comments for this post where readers reveal almost identical promotion offer exclusive for Costco members and link to potentially free AARP membership for one year.

Participating Hotels for Hyatt AARP promotion

I love the Hyatt offer, but I need to give a loud shout-out that I do not like the way the list of participating properties is shown for this offer. Come on hotel loyalty program promotion designers.

Considering the average American’s geography is a bit weak, is it too much to ask to list hotels by state and country? Just about every hotel program plops down a list of hotels by any random order their database makes easy to print when it comes to showing participating or non-participating hotels in promotion offers.

This is not too consumer-friendly when we need an atlas or a lot of computer searches to figure out where a hotel is located and we need to pore over hundreds of hotels searching for ones in the vicinity of our destination.

Here is the Hyatt participating properties list, in order, as shown on the website:

  • Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
  • Hyatt Regency Orange County
  • Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort
  • Grand Hyatt Atlanta
  • Hyatt Regency Atlanta
  • Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta
  • Hyatt Regency Austin
  • Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort
  • Hyatt Regency Bellevue
  • Hyatt Regency Bethesda
  • Hyatt Harborside Boston
  • Hyatt Regency Cambridge
  • Hyatt Regency Boston
  • Hyatt Regency Buffalo
  • Hyatt Regency Baltimore
  • Hyatt Regency Calgary
  • Hyatt Grand Champions Resort
  • Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
  • Hyatt Lodge McDonald’s Campus
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
  • Park Hyatt Chicago
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Hyatt Regency O’Hare
  • Hyatt Regency Woodfield
  • Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
  • Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
  • Hyatt Regency Cleveland
  • Hyatt Regency Columbus
  • Hyatt Regency Curacao
  • Hyatt Deerfield
  • Hyatt Regency Tech Center
  • Hyatt Regency DFW
  • Grand Hyatt DFW
  • Hyatt Regency North Dallas
  • Hyatt Regency Dallas
  • Hyatt Regency Dearborn
  • Hyatt Dulles
  • Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
  • Hyatt Fair Lakes
  • Hyatt Regency Bonaventure
  • Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
  • Hyatt Regency Greenville
  • Hyatt Regency Greenwich
  • Hyatt Regency Long Island
  • Highlands Inn, A Hyatt Hotel
  • Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort
  • Hyatt Regency Houston
  • Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
  • Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
  • Hyatt Regency Irvine
  • Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
  • Hyatt Regency La Jolla
  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort
  • Hyatt Key West Resort
  • Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
  • Andaz West Hollywood
  • Hyatt Regency Lexington
  • Hyatt Regency Long Beach
  • Hyatt Lisle
  • Hyatt Regency Miami
  • Hyatt Regency Crown Center
  • Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
  • Hyatt Morristown
  • Hyatt Regency Monterey
  • Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
  • Hyatt Regency Montreal
  • Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
  • Hyatt Regency Jersey City
  • Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
  • Andaz Fifth Avenue
  • Andaz Wall Street
  • Grand Hyatt New York
  • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort
  • Hyatt Regency Orlando
  • Hyatt Regency Palm Springs
  • Hyatt Regency Phoenix
  • Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
  • Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh
  • Hyatt Regency Princeton
  • Hyatt Regency Reston
  • Hyatt Regency Newport
  • Hyatt Regency Rochester
  • Hyatt Rosemont
  • Hyatt Regency Sacramento
  • Andaz San Diego
  • Hyatt Regency Hill Country
  • Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
  • Park Hyatt Aviara
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
  • Grand Hyatt San Antonio
  • Hyatt Regency San Antonio
  • Hyatt Regency Savannah
  • Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
  • Hyatt Regency Louisville
  • Grand Hyatt Seattle
  • Hyatt at Olive 8
  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
  • Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco
  • Grand Hyatt San Francisco
  • Hyatt Vineyard Creek
  • Hyatt Regency Sarasota
  • Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
  • Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort
  • Park Hyatt Toronto
  • Hyatt Regency Toronto
  • Hyatt Regency Tampa
  • Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
  • Hyatt Regency Trinidad
  • Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
  • Hyatt Valencia
  • Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Grand Hyatt Washington
  • Park Hyatt Washington
  • Hyatt Regency Crystal City
  • Hyatt Regency Washington
  • Hyatt Westlake Plaza
  • Hyatt Regency Wichita
  • Hyatt Regency Vancouver
  • Hyatt Regency New Orleans
  • Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City
  • Hyatt Regency Tulsa
  • Hyatt Miami at the Blue
  • Hyatt 48 Lex
  • Hyatt Place Albuquerque Airport
  • Hyatt Place Albuquerque/Uptown
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta/Alpharetta/Windward Parkway
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta/Alpharetta/North Point Mall
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport-South
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport-North
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta/Downtown
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta-East/Lithonia
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta/Duluth/Johns Creek
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta/Cobb Galleria
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta/Duluth/Gwinnett Mall
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta/Norcross/Peachtree
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta/Perimeter Center
  • Hyatt Place Austin/Arboretum
  • Hyatt Place Austin-North Central
  • Hyatt Place Baltimore/BWI Airport
  • Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills
  • Hyatt Place Baton Rouge/I-10
  • Hyatt Place Bethlehem
  • Hyatt Place Birmingham/Inverness
  • Hyatt Place Birmingham/Hoover
  • Hyatt Place Boise/Towne Square
  • Hyatt Place Boston/Medford
  • Hyatt Place Bush Intercontinental Airport (formerly Houston/Greenspoint/IAH
    Airport)
  • Hyatt Place Braintree
  • Hyatt Place Chantilly/Dulles Airport-South
  • Hyatt Place Charleston Airport/Convention Center
  • Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport/Tyvola Road
  • Hyatt Place Charlotte/Arrowood
  • Hyatt Place Charlotte/City Park
  • Hyatt Place Charlotte/Uptown
  • Hyatt Place Chesapeake/Greenbrier
  • Hyatt Place Chicago/Hoffman Estates
  • Hyatt Place Chicago/Itasca
  • Hyatt Place Chicago/Lombard/Oak Brook
  • Hyatt Place Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville
  • Hyatt Place Cincinnati Airport/Florence
  • Hyatt Place Cincinnati/Blue Ash
  • Hyatt Place Cincinnati-Northeast
  • Hyatt Place Cleveland/Independence
  • Hyatt Place Coconut Point
  • Hyatt Place Colorado Springs/Garden of the Gods
  • Hyatt Place Columbia/Harbison
  • Hyatt Place Columbus-North
  • Hyatt Place Columbus/Dublin
  • Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU
  • Hyatt Place Columbus/Worthington
  • Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington
  • Hyatt Place Dallas/Garland
  • Hyatt Place Dallas/Grapevine
  • Hyatt Place Dallas/North Arlington/Grand Prairie
  • Hyatt Place Dallas/Las Colinas
  • Hyatt Place Dallas-North/by the Galleria
  • Hyatt Place Dallas/Park Central
  • Hyatt Place Dallas/Plano
  • Hyatt Place Denver Airport
  • Hyatt Place Denver-South/Park Meadows
  • Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center
  • Hyatt Place Des Moines/Downtown
  • Hyatt Place Detroit/Auburn Hills
  • Hyatt Place Detroit/Livonia
  • Hyatt Place Detroit/Utica
  • Hyatt Place Dublin/Pleasanton
  • Hyatt Place El Paso Airport
  • Hyatt Place Fair Lawn/Paramus
  • Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center
  • Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale/Plantation
  • Hyatt Place Fort Myers/at The Forum
  • Hyatt Place Fort Wayne
  • Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Cityview
  • Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Hurst
  • Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley
  • Hyatt Place Grand Rapids-South
  • Hyatt Place Greensboro
  • Hyatt Place Greenville/Haywood
  • Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East
  • Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land
  • Hyatt Place Indianapolis Airport
  • Hyatt Place Indianapolis/Keystone
  • Hyatt Place Kansas City Airport
  • Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Convention Center
  • Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Metcalf
  • Hyatt Place Lakeland Center
  • Hyatt Place Las Vegas
  • Hyatt Place Lexington
  • Hyatt Place Long Island/East End
  • Hyatt Place Louisville-East
  • Hyatt Place Madison/Downtown
  • Hyatt Place Memphis/Wolfchase Galleria
  • Hyatt Place Memphis/Primacy Parkway
  • Hyatt Place Miami Airport-West/Doral
  • Hyatt Place Milford
  • Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport
  • Hyatt Place Milwaukee-West
  • Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South
  • Hyatt Place Mt. Laurel
  • Hyatt Place Mystic
  • Hyatt Place Nashville Airport
  • Hyatt Place Nashville/Brentwood
  • Hyatt Place Nashville/Franklin/Cool Springs
  • Hyatt Place Nashville-Northeast
  • Hyatt Place Nashville/Opryland
  • Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center
  • Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South
  • Hyatt Place North Charleston
  • Hyatt Place Oklahoma City Airport
  • Hyatt Place Oklahoma City-Northwest
  • Hyatt Place Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga
  • Hyatt Place Orlando Airport – Northwest
  • Hyatt Place Orlando/Convention Center
  • Hyatt Place Orlando/Universal
  • Hyatt Place Philadelphia/King of Prussia
  • Hyatt Place Phoenix/Gilbert
  • Hyatt Place Phoenix-North
  • Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport
  • Hyatt Place Pittsburgh/Cranberry
  • Hyatt Place Pittsburgh/North Shore
  • Hyatt Place Portland Airport/Cascade Station
  • Hyatt Place Princeton
  • Hyatt Place Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • Hyatt Place Raleigh-North
  • Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport
  • Hyatt Place Richmond Airport
  • Hyatt Place Richmond/Arboretum
  • Hyatt Place Richmond/Chester
  • Hyatt Place Richmond/Innsbrook
  • Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown
  • Hyatt Place Roanoke Airport/Valley View Mall
  • Hyatt Place Rogers/Bentonville
  • Hyatt Place Sacramento/Rancho Cordova
  • Hyatt Place Sacramento/Roseville
  • Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown /The Gateway
  • Hyatt Place San Antonio Airport/Quarry Market (formerly North Star Mall)
  • Hyatt Place San Antonio-Northwest/Medical Center
  • Hyatt Place San Antonio/Riverwalk
  • Hyatt Place San Jose
  • Hyatt Place Santa Fe
  • Hyatt Place Sarasota/Bradenton Airport
  • Hyatt Place Saratoga/Malta
  • Hyatt Place Scottsdale/Old Town
  • Hyatt Place Seattle/Downtown
  • Hyatt Place Secaucus/Meadowlands
  • Hyatt Place South Bend/Mishawaka
  • Hyatt Place Sterling/Dulles Airport-North
  • Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore
  • Hyatt Place Tampa/Busch Gardens
  • Hyatt Place Tempe/Phoenix Airport
  • Hyatt Place Topeka
  • Hyatt Place Tucson Airport
  • Hyatt Place UC Davis
  • Hyatt Place Uncasville
  • Hyatt Place Vista/Carlsbad
  • Hotel Sierra Rancho Cordova
  • Hotel Sierra San Jose Silicon Valley
  • Hotel Sierra Shelton
  • Hotel Sierra Alpharetta
  • Hotel Sierra Raleigh Durham Airport
  • Hotel Sierra Charlotte Center City
  • Hotel Sierra Fishkill
  • Hotel Sierra King of Prussia
  • Hotel Sierra Falls Church / Merrifield
  • Hotel Sierra Richmond West
  • Hotel Sierra Washington Dulles
  • Hotel Sierra Bellevue
  • Hotel Sierra Redmond
  • Hotel Sierra Green Bay
  • AVIA Long Beach
  • AVIA Napa
  • AVIA Savannah
  • AVIA The Woodlands

 

Hyatt AARP special offer is 10% off BAR + $25 daily hotel credit.

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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  1. A great reason to join is better rates on home and auto insurance. We cut our auto by 1/3 and home by 1/2. So nice to tell Allstate to take their rate increases and…

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. What happens if you stay at a Hyatt Place? Can you carry the $25 credit over to a future stay where the Hyatt hotel has a bar, restaurant, etc?

  3. @Alexander O. – now I am going to have to see what other savings I can find with AARP to justify the membership fee.

    I already was a Costco member.

    Guess I’ll post this offer again for all the kids who shop Costco.

  4. Agreed! As a New Yorker, I was not amused to find the listing frenetic. I may know where the Grand Hyatt is in relation to another choice—Lex and 48–but the average tourist may not, or how many of the listings reference NY. Does the listing Long Island reference LI, NY or elsewhere??? If so, where on Long Island??

    The listings should have been minimally organized by states; I do not even know how many refer to NY
    without spending more time.

    Yes, AARP scores a “0” for being customer friendly on this issue.

    W. Kennedy

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