Sep022013

Europe and MEA Hyatt Stay Certificate price changes

Hyatt has been growing its presence in Europe, yet the region is still relatively underrepresented by the Hyatt brand. Hyatt Stay Certificates offered some good discounts on the average published rates at several hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa Regions (EMEA), but the recent tier reassignment of hotels and the removal of several properties from the Hyatt Stay Certificate program have reduced the hotel rate discounts available with Hyatt Stay Certificates.

This post shows the rate changes for Hyatt Stay Certificates from December 2011 to September 2013. The changes in the past 20 months reveal significant price increases from the beginning of 2012 to the price for these hotels today.

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Hyatt Regency Taba Heights, Egypt is one hotel that is a lower price point than last year. But you don’t need Hyatt Stay Certificates to get a discount room rate in Egypt these days.

Recent changes pulled several hotels in France out of the Hyatt Stay Certificate program. These hotels no longer participating are designated NA as in Not Available using Hyatt Stay Certificates in my table.

Several hotels opened in the past 20 months and where these are now available using a Hyatt Stay Certificate the difference is listed as $0 compared to December 2011. I do not have more recent data for Europe to know what their price point was before the recent changes to hotel tier levels in the Hyatt Stay Certificate program. which is why this table uses December 2011 data.

Changes in Hyatt Stay Certificate price ar 44 Hyatt brand hotels in EMEA

  • Grand Hyatt Istanbul increased from Choice to Exclusive tier with a $249 per night increased cost for a Hyatt Stay Certificate.
  • Four other hotels increased by more than $200 per night with Andaz Liverpool Street London and Hyatt Regency The Churchill rising by $212. Grand Hyatt Dubai and Grand Hyatt Muscat increased by $209.
  • Two hotels in Paris no longer participate in Hyatt Stay Certificates with Hyatt Paris Madeleine and Park Hyatt Vendome dropping out. There are two additions to Paris in the past year with Hotel du Louvre Paris ($461) and Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile ($394) at the high price points.
  • Two recent Hyatt additions in Cannes and Nice do not participate in Hyatt Stay Certificates.
  • Moscow Ararat Park Hyatt no longer participates in Hyatt Stay Certificates.
  • Park Hyatt Milan and Park Hyatt Zurich no longer participates in Hyatt Stay Certificates.

Hyatt Stay Certificates offer far fewer discounts these days for hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Basics of Hyatt Stay Certificates

Hyatt Stay Certificates are prepaid certificates for purchase through the Hyatt website. These certificates are available in seven price points and can offer significant savings at some hotels. The table in this post shows the lowest certificate price eligible at each hotel for a free night.

Hyatt Stay Certificates are like paid award stays in terms of no points or night/stay credit are earned when paying with a Hyatt Stay Certificate. Elite benefits are provided when using Hyatt Stay Certificates.

  • Classic = $109.00
  • Choice = $152.22
  • Premier = $188.89
  • Elite = $260.00
  • Inspire = $325.55
  • Exclusive = $394.44
  • Ultimate = $461.11

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Related Loyalty Traveler posts: The posts below show the lowest US dollar price for one night using a prepaid Hyatt Stay Certificate based on August 30, 2013 rates.

Ric Garrido, writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests.

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