Posted by Ric Garrido

Hyatt Hotels launched a new rate offer this week called Free Time that gives a free night rebate at checkout. This rate is available for booking from March 20 through November 30, 2012 for stays through December 30, 2012.

Most participating hotels offer the third night free and the rate includes full breakfast for two and some hotels offer 2pm late checkout.

This offer is only for participating hotels in the US, Canada and Caribbean. Hyatt House and Hyatt Place are not participating brands.

The rate code is FRTIME. There is a website Hyatt.com/freetime that should describe the promotion offer and participating hotels, however, the link is not active at the time of writing.

Not all hotels are participating, but my quick check of six hotels showed the FRTIME rate available for five properties.

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Rate Analysis

The pattern I saw for five hotels I checked is the FRTIME nightly rate is $20 more than the Hyatt Daily Rate (BAR). The Hyatt Daily Rate allows refundable cancellation. The FRTIME rate cancellation policy appears to be the same as Hyatt Daily Rate terms. Surprisingly the FRTIME rate is not a prepaid, nonrefundable rate.

Note: Hotels I checked for FRTIME rate allow refundable cancellations. This is not a prepaid, nonrefundable rate which is a common term for third night free rates.

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Andaz West Hollywood May 10-13, 2012

  • FRTIME Rate = $279/night.                                                         3 night total = $837 – $279 = $598 for 3-night stay.
  • Hyatt Daily Rate (BAR) = $259/night.                                          3 night total = $777.
  • AAA rate (10% discount) = $233.10/night.                                 3 night total = $699.30.

All three rates have same cancellation policy of day before arrival.

FRTIME 3rd night free rate is $100 less than AAA and also includes free breakfast for two daily and 2 pm late checkout.

FRTIME is a significant rate savings for all Gold Passport members and free breakfast for two adults is likely a $200 value for six breakfasts over 3 days. This is a huge breakfast value for members who do not hold Gold Passport Diamond status.

Finding hotels with Free Time Rate Offer

You can try this link: Hyatt.com/freetime and see if it works yet for a list of participating Hyatt hotels.

Alternatively, search for the hotel you want and look for the special offers tab on the left side of the Hyatt hotel’s homepage. The Free Time offer was listed first for every hotel I checked.

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Hyatt FRTIME Free Time Rate Terms:

Offer valid at participating hotels in the U.S., Canada, and Caribbean for minimum 3-night stays beginning on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Stays must be booked between March 20, 2012 and November 30, 2012 and completed between March 20, 2012 and December 30, 2012. Guest must book and stay at least two (2) paid nights to receive one (1) additional free night. Offer also includes free breakfast each morning at participating hotel restaurants for up to two (2) people. Not valid for room service.Offer also includes 2:00 p.m. check-out (local time). See general terms below for additional details.

Advance reservations requesting offer code FRTIME required. Offer varies by property. Contact each property Hyatt.com/freetime for specific terms. For a list of resorts, visit hyattresorts.com. Not valid at Hyatt Place or Hyatt House locations. Specific restrictions may apply at various hotels. Contact each hotel for specific terms and conditions.

Booking window begins at 12:00 a. m. CDT on March 20, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on November 30, 2012. The additional free night must be used on the same stay. Limit one (1) free night per stay. Two or more consecutive nights at same hotel are considered a stay regardless of whether guest checks out. Offer subject to availability. A limited number of rooms are allocated to this offer. No refunds or credit will be issued for unused portions. Offer not valid for groups or convention, award stays, travel agent rates, Hyatt employee rates or stays booked through third parties and may not be combined with other promotions. Additional charges may apply for additional guests or room type upgrades. Blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Local tax regulations apply.

  • Valid only for Friday-Tuesday arrivals at Hyatt French Quarter.
  • Valid only for Sunday-Tuesday arrivals at Hyatt Regency Newport.
  • Valid only for Saturday-Wednesday arrivals at Hyatt Regency Savannah, Avia Savannah, and Hyatt Santa Barbara.
  • Four-day length of stay required for free night at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay from June 15-September 7, 2012.

Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time without notice. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® encompasses hotels managed, franchised or leased by subsidiaries and affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Hyatt®, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt HouseTM, Hyatt Gold Passport®, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©2012 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

20 Responses

  1. would you earn pts and stay/nts credit on this rate?

  2. This is a great deal, especially since I’m only Plat and never get any kind of breakfast or lounge access. Thanks for sharing.

  3. @Steve – Jeff Zidell’s email (Hyatt VP and frontman for Hyatt Gold Passport) will crash if you don’t get points and elite credit.

    Seriously, I am confident these rates earn points and stay credit. I don’t know if a 3-night stay will count for three nights. I assume it will.

    These are questions that will get answered in coming days. I’ll update when I learn more.

    This promotion is only 24 hours old.

    Great question though. And fast!

  4. Arrghh I am looking for the best rate on a Kauaii, Hawaii hotel. My wife and I have 2x 2-night Hyatt certificates but we need 6 nights. MIght have to dig into the wallet and actually pay for a couple nights. :'( Jan, 2013. outside the window of this promotion. But good luck to all!

  5. fast on the draw- saw the tweet!

  6. “The special offer/rate you have requested is unavailable during the dates selected, or it is not offered at this property. Below is a list of rates available during your requested dates. To check availability for the special offer/rate, please go back and search alternate dates. ”

    Hyatt Regency Chicago, end August / beginning September weekend.

  7. @Lark – A couple of the hotels I checked also showed no availability for the initial dates I tried, but then I found the rate available on other dates.

    One of those unavailable dates was around July 4 holiday.

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  9. Do this work as you book and pay for 3 nights, and pay the full 3 night amount, then receive a free night voucher on checkout to be used another time? Or is it pay for 3 nights, then at checkout, the actual amount charged is only for 2 nights?

  10. @Alex – It is pay for 3 nights and amount charged at checkout is only two nights. I am not sure how the hotel tax works. You might have tax removed for third night – or not. I think you likely will have to pay resort fee for free night too if there is a resort fee for the hotel like Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.

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