Hyatt Hotels currently has a 48 hour sale ending 11:59pm, Wednesday November 16 for 89 hotels. There are hotels from each Hyatt brand including Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt Place, Summerfield Suites, Andaz and Park Hyatt hotels in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean.
Use Special Offer code C48H11 to search for discounts from 15% to 30% at participating hotels. These are prepaid and nonrefundable rates.
Each hotel has its own set of dates for stays using these sale rates. The hotel with the earliest availability appears to be November 27 (Lake Tahoe, California) and the latest stay date through February 29 (several hotels). Some hotels have as small as a two week window for stays at these discount rates.
Some hotels offering only 15% or 20% off Best Available Rate will likely be a small savings over a refundable AAA rate that generally offers 10% off.
Here is one randomly selected example of the Hyatt sale rate compared to AAA rate.
Hyatt Westlake Plaza, Thousand Oaks, California
48-hour sale rate is 20% off Best Available Rate for this property based on $139 BAR.
Terms and Conditions of this sale require full hotel stay prepayment. You lose the entire cost of the hotel stay if you need to change or cancel the reservation. This is not so bad on a $111 rate, but could be a significant loss if you book a $1,000 vacation getaway hotel stay.
Compare rates carefully. AAA rate for Hyatt Westlake Plaza is $125.10, or only $13.90 more per night. The AAA breakfast rate is only a 10% discount on BAR, compared to 20% discount for Hyatt 48-hour sale rate.
The AAA rate includes breakfast for two.
Personally I try to avoid prepaid nonrefundable rates at hotels. I have a strong risk aversion to losing my entire deposit.
In this example the AAA rate includes breakfast for two, but I already get that benefit as a Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond member. I’ll gladly pay the extra $14 though to have a no penalty cancellation policy up to 3pm day before arrival for the Hyatt Westlake.