Today is the final day to redeem World of Hyatt points or free night certificates under the old rates. Many properties rise in price tomorrow. I’ve picked out five properties worth booking today if you’re even considering a future stay.
Four of my five selections below are moving from Category 4 to a Category 5. I targetted those properties because you will no longer be able to use your Chase free night certificates after the stroke of midnight Eastern tonight.
Park Hyatt Maldives
The Park Hyatt Maldives is a beautiful hotel that will move up to Category 7 effective at midnight. As one of the priciest Hyatts in the system, I’m frankly surprised it has been a Category 6 for so long.
Park Hyatt Hamburg
I quite enjoy the Park Hyatt Hamburg, which moves from a Category 4 to a Category 5. That category increase means you can no longer use your Chase free night certificate at this hotel. If you are considering a German trip, please note the Hyatt Regency Cologne is also going up a category.
> Read More: Park Hyatt Hamburg Review
Hyatt at Olive 8
The excellent hotel in the heart of Seattle will also move from a Category 4 to a Category 5. While paid prices are often decent, it still represents a great use of your free night cert.
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui
This property is centrally located, comfortable, and a nice use of points in a city in which hotels can be very pricey. It moves from Category 4 to a Category 5.
Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo
I’ve never visited this property, but my brother and his wife LOVED it. It moves from Category 4 to a Category 5.
Note that if you end up having to modify the dates, the new rates will apply. Still, for most properties, you have nothing to lose as long as you cancel at least 72 hours in advance.
You can review the complete list of category changes here.
Only the hongkong one represents good value and warrants speculative redemption
Papagayo is nice but what you save in room rates you forego in meal costs.
Only idiots go to Maldives.
Agree 100%. I’m 0/5 on these suggestions.
You missed the one with the largest potential appeal which is Andaz Napa
Andaz Napa is a good contender, but I don’t think my list is so bad.
And @debit–I loved the Maldives. Best fish I’ve ever had. A culinary adventure at a Hyatt of all places.
I guess I should write that review of Papagayo I have been sitting on for years now.