Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is an adults-only 234-rooms all-inclusive resort opening November 1, 2014 near Montego Bay, Jamaica. There is a grand opening 50% off rate for bookings made by October 31, 2014 for stays through December 1, 2015.

This post looks at the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall room rates based on different guest occupancies from one to four adults. The rates change based on room occupancy since this is an all-inclusive resort for drinks and dining.

Loyalty Traveler room rate analysis for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall looks at the family friendly resort within the same property for room rates based on number of adults and children. Both Hyatt Zilara and Ziva Rose Hall all-inclusive resorts were formerly the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall near Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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There is a grand opening 50% off rate for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall all-inclusive resorts opening November 1, 2014 in the former Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall near Montego Bay, Jamaica. Hyatt Zilara is an adults only hotel and Hyatt Ziva is a family hotel. Both hotels have been created from the formerly Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall property.

This post looks at the different room types for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and the rate change for different numbers of adults and children at this Hyatt all-inclusive resort.

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall rate analysis is in this Loyalty Traveler post: Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall Montego Bay, Jamaica Grand Opening 50% off rate (July 18, 2014).

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Feeling lucky? You can win 75,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points this week.

View from the Wing is giving away 75,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points to celebrate the new Hyatt-MGM Las Vegas Digital Hub. You can leave four comments before noon eastern Saturday, July 19, 2014 as your entries to the sweepstakes.

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A chance to win 75,000 Hyatt points or a $250 MGM Resorts gift card are nice hotel travel gifts for some quick comments.

This post compares Hyatt and Starwood brands average room rates to see if there is a significant competitive advantage to Hyatt or Starwood for the frequent guest loyal to one or the other hotel chain.

Hyatt Hotels and Starwood Hotels are hotel loyalty competitors for similar types of business and leisure traveler guests who desire upscale and upper upscale hotel stays. The hotel loyalty programs allow these frequent guests to earn points for free nights. Both hotel chains offer a number of luxury hotels in their chain’s portfolio for discount hotel rates through award stays.

The primary difference between these two hotel chains is size. Starwood Hotels listed 1,180 properties on its 2014-Q1 investor report. Hyatt lists 554 properties. Starwood lists 14 Vacation Ownership timeshare properties and Hyatt lists 25 residential and vacation properties.

Starwood Hotels 2014 Q1 Average Daily Rates

  • Starwood Hotels Systemwide ADR = $174.63
  • Sheraton $151.61 (433 hotels)
  • Westin $187.06 (198 hotels)
  • St. Regis (31 hotels) /Luxury Collection (87 hotels) $315.09
  • Le Meridien (95 hotels) $186.14
  • W Hotels (45 hotels) $293.70
  • Four Points (182 hotels) $113.93
  • Aloft (80 hotels)  $110.49
  • Element (11 hotels) no ADR data

Hyatt Hotels 2014 Q1 Average Daily Rates

  • Hyatt Hotels Systemwide ADR = $182.04
  • Park Hyatt $363.11 (28 hotels) 32
  • Andaz $270.93 (9 hotels) 11
  • Grand Hyatt $241.02 (37 hotels) 40
  • Hyatt $166.38 (28 hotels) 39
  • Hyatt Regency $174.46 (138 hotels) 150
  • Hyatt Place $111.13 (170 hotels) 197
  • Hyatt House $129.65 (54 hotels) 58
  • Hyatt All-Inclusive Ziva and Zilara (2 hotels) No ADR data.
  • Note: average daily rate is based on (hotels) and number following is the total number of hotels in the brand. ADR data presented in Hyatt Hotels financial report is limited to (hotels). Systemwide ADR is my estimate based on data.

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There have been so many changes to hotel loyalty programs in the past three years that I needed to check again to see which hotel programs count award stays for elite membership.

Redeeming points for award stays while earning elite membership credit comes in handy when you are trying to reach 25 to 30 stays or 60 to 75 nights in your favorite hotel chain in a calendar year.

Hotel Stays and/or Nights completed in a calendar year qualification for high hotel loyalty program elite membership.

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Hyatt Gold Passport has 28 airline partners for earning miles with Hyatt brand hotel stays or for Hyatt points-to-miles exchange.

Earning Miles instead of Hyatt Gold Passport points

Hyatt Gold Passport members can choose to earn miles instead of Hyatt Gold Passport points by presenting your frequent flyer number to the hotel front desk at check-in.

Miles are an option I recommend only if Hyatt stays are infrequent or if your hotel spend is less than $200 for the stay. Hyatt Gold Passport members normally earn 5 points per dollar in hotel spend. Assume a one-time $80 Hyatt brand hotel night for a member without elite status earns 400 points. Earning miles in your frequent flyer program will add 500 miles and extend the expiration date on miles in your frequent flyer account. 500 miles is better value than 400 Hyatt points assuming there is not a better Hyatt bonus points promotion you can earn.

Only Hilton HHonors hotel loyalty program allows members to earn both miles and points on each hotel stay. All the other major hotel loyalty programs require the member to choose between earning miles or points for each hotel stay.

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This post looks at the hotel distribution for Hyatt and Starwood of low category awards and compares hotel spend needed to earn points for these awards.

Hyatt Gold Passport has 267 category-1 and category-2 hotels in the USA for low points award nights compared to 109 hotels with Starwood Hotels in the USA for category-1 and category-2 award nights.

Starwood Hotels with 1,180 hotels worldwide has 250 hotels (21%) available as category-1 and category-2 awards. SPG has 109 hotels (44%) category-1 and category-2 hotels in the USA and 141 hotels (56%) outside the USA.

Hyatt Hotels with 554 hotels worldwide has 308 hotels (55%) available as  category-1 and category-2 awards. Of the 308 category-1 and category-2 hotels, there are 267 hotels (87%) in the USA and 41 hotels (13%) outside the USA.

Starwood Preferred Guest offers 109 hotels across the USA in its two lowest award categories while Hyatt Gold Passport offers 267 hotels across the USA in its two lowest award categories.

Hyatt Gold Passport offers far more choice in low award category hotels across the USA than Starwood Preferred Guest.

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Hyatt HotelsHyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt Gold Passport is primarily known as an upper upscale and luxury hotel chain with a good balance of nearly 50% of its 554 hotels in two affordable upscale brands with Hyatt Place and Hyatt House. The Hyatt hotel chain has purchased smaller hotel chains in recent years for much more rapid expansion than building new hotels for Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands. These two brands have been the major area of growth for the chain. Hyatt Hotels has grown from 399 hotels at year-end 2009 and numbers about 554 hotel properties March 31, 2014.

One of the economic advantages of Hyatt Hotels for Americans are the two hotel brands of Hyatt Place and Hyatt House for over 250 hotels in the USA with relatively low average rates $110 to $130. Compare this to their luxury brands with about 85 hotels globally and average rates around $240 to $350+ per night for Grand Hyatt, Andaz and Park Hyatt. This makes it possible to earn points staying at the lower priced brands in the USA and redeem points for luxury hotels in the USA and around the world.

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Hyatt Hotels offers a ‘Double Your Points’ 2XPTS rate at 56 hotels around the USA for stays through September 1, 2014. Double points rate earns an extra 5 points per dollar on hotel spend.

This is generally a rate to avoid for most guests, unless you plan to have a high amount of incidental spend for dining and other purchases earning double points.

The 2XPTS rate is higher than the Hyatt Daily Rate (BAR) and ranges from about $15 to over $50 per night more. This rate could be a good deal for bonus points if you have significant hotel spend for dining and other points earning activities above the hotel rate. You will earn 10 points/$1 on incidental spend beyond the room rate. I show in a rate analysis how $500 in incidental hotel spend dinner can make a $75 per night higher Double Your Points rate a good deal compared to the My Elite Rate 20% discount.

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More than 100 Hyatt Hotels in the Americas are participating in a seasonal discount rate offer for up to 30% off prepaid stays of two or more nights booked and completed by September 4, 2014.  Reservations must be booked seven days before arrival. These seasonal rates are prepaid and nonrefundable.

The majority of hotels (81 hotels) offer 20% off stays of 2 nights or more.

Request offer code SSALEA when you book your reservation and pay the Summer Promotion / Seasonal Sale rate. This offer rate reflects a discount off the Hyatt Daily Rate for the room type requested at time of booking.

Hyatt summer 2014 sale

Hyatt Seasonal Sale for stays of 2 or more nights by September 4, 2014.

As is too often the case with rate discount offers by the major hotel chains, these hotels are not organized by Hyatt in a geographical consumer-friendly list.

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