Ugh. I knew I waited too long too call…
I’ve got a couple free nights left from Hyatt’s spring "Big Welcome Back" promotion, where you could opt to receive one free night at any Hyatt hotel worldwide for every two nights you stayed, and was planning to redeem them at the Park Hyatt in Washington, DC this weekend (before they expire on 8/31). Sadly, when I rang the Hyatt Platinum line yesterday I was informed that there was no space on Friday. While not surprising, especially considering that my trip is less than a week away and we’re still in the summer tourist season, it’s never fun to have your weekend plans dashed.
Hyatt has really grown on me this year and I’ve fallen in love with the Park Hyatt chain. I was able to reserve a room for Saturday night, so at least I’ll get one night at the hotel. The DC area is full of Hyatt hotels, including a Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency in the District, but rather than waste a free night certificate on any of those hotels (I have tried at most of them), my parents will be taking a little trip down south to the new Park Hyatt in Carlsbad, CA–just north of San Diego.
Rumors are swirling that Hyatt may announce a new "Big Welcome Back" promotion this week that will extend through the end of the year. Such an announcement would bode very well for my seven nights in China after Christmas.
One day is really not enough time to get a good feel for a hotel, but I’ll take what I can get and one day at a Park Hyatt is certainly better than none at all! Stay tuned for a detailed report.