A week ago I wrote about the amazing promotion that’s currently available at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts through mid-December. Specifically, you can receive a fourth night free plus a $300 per person resort credit for a stay during this period, and the rates are pretty low to begin with (at least for a Category 7 World of Hyatt property, which would otherwise retail for 30,000 points per night).
The best part is that if you book through a Hyatt Prive travel advisor then you can stack those benefits with the following:
- A $100 property credit per room per stay
- A one category room upgrade confirmed within 24 hours of booking (room-to-room or suite-to-suite, subject to availability)
- Daily full breakfast for two in the hotel’s restaurant
- Early check-in (as early as 9AM) and late check-out (as late as 4PM), subject to availability
- A welcome gift and letter
- A better cancelation policy; while a one night deposit is required at booking, you can cancel up until three days before arrival
This is such an insanely good deal. Ford (who can be reached at [email protected]) is a Hyatt Prive advisor, and has spent nearly every waking hour the past week booking people at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts. It’s that good of a deal. I’m sort of amazed that the promotion is still around.
In July we’re seeing rates as low as $255 per night after factoring in the fourth night free.
Rates are great the rest of the year as well. For example, in November I see rates of $300 per night after factoring in the fourth night free, which is still an excellent value when you consider all the inclusions.
This is also a great option if you’re looking for somewhere to go July 4 weekend, over Thanksgiving, etc. (though rooms are quickly selling out).
Over the weekend I also finalized my stay here. I’ll be visiting the Park Hyatt St. Kitts in November, so hopefully I’ll see some of you there. Obviously most people want to avoid peak hurricane season, and you really never know when weather is going to be best. I generally tend to think that June and July are pretty good times to go, and personally I felt comfortable booking for a stay in November, especially given how good the rates are. Furthermore, I was thrilled to find out that Globalist Suite Upgrades here confirm into the Sea View Suite, which is two categories up from the base suite. That’s awesome for any Globalist considering staying here.
I redeemed just 20,000 Avios roundtrip for American tickets from Miami to St. Kitts, which is a great value when you consider paid fares are almost $1,000 roundtrip (which is obscene).
Ford has been getting a lot of the same questions regarding Prive bookings at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, so I wanted to address some of them here.
Can you earn World of Hyatt points on Prive bookings?
Absolutely! These bookings are made directly through Hyatt, and are eligible for points accrual.
Can you apply a Globalist Suite Upgrade to a Hyatt Prive rate?
You sure can. Once your booking is confirmed, just contact World of Hyatt customer service and they can apply it.
Do kids also get a $300 per person property credit?
The $300 per person credit is available to anyone staying in the room who is four years or older.
How many people can stay in one room at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts?
It appears that the maximum occupancy for base rooms here is four people (four adults or two children and two adults). After the first two guests, each additional guest costs $75, so having four people in one room would cost $150 per night more than the rate for two guests. However, the fourth night is still free, so that averages out to an extra ~$57 per guest per night. Given that each of those guests gets a $300 per person credit…
Do you also get breakfast for everyone if more than two people are staying in a room?
The breakfast benefit through Hyatt Prive is limited to two guest staying in each room.
Can one World of Hyatt member earn points for multiple rooms?
While you can only earn elite qualifying nights for one room, Hyatt lets you earn the points for up to three rooms, assuming the member pays for all three rooms with their credit card.
How long is this offer valid?
Technically this offer is valid for bookings through June 30, 2018, though this has been really, really, really popular. I wouldn’t be surprised if they pull it early, since offers like this are always subject to change.
What’s the benefit of booking through Prive if I’m a Globalist?
Globalist members already receive free breakfast, so the benefit of booking through a Prive travel advisor is that you get an additional $100 property credit, a room upgrade confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and a more generous cancelation policy. There’s still additional value to be had there for Globalist members.
How do I book this rate?
While you can book the fourth night free with the $300 per person credit directly on Hyatt’s website, you really want to book through a Prive advisor, as they can add on breakfast, an additional $100 credit, a room upgrade subject to availability, and can offer a better cancelation policy.
Ford is of course happy to help and can be reached at [email protected], or other travel advisors are welcome to leave their info below. Before contacting an advisor I’d recommend looking up the fourth night free rate on Hyatt’s website, as the Prive rate should be identical.
I want to redeem Avios to St. Kitts but there’s no availability?
Flights to St. Kitts are bloody expensive, so the best way to get there is to redeem miles for travel on American between Miami and St. Kitts. While paid fares are almost $1.000 roundtrip, they have so much saver level award availability.
There are two best ways to book:
- Pay 12,500-15,000 American miles one-way
- Pay 10,000 British Airways Avios one-way
I recommend going the Avios route. The catch is that right now British Airways’ website isn’t showing American award availability, so you’ll have to phone up British Airways to book. While I generally hate dealing with their call center, I got through in about 10 minutes yesterday, so that wasn’t too bad. The entire phone call took about 20 minutes, which I’d consider to be well worth it for this sort of a deal.
I can’t decide whether the promotion the Park Hyatt St. Kitts is offering is brilliant or crazy, as it’s getting a ton of people to their hotel. I guess for a new Caribbean hotel (especially following the rough season from last year), it’s probably pretty smart. Whether you’re looking for a July 4th or Thanksgiving getaway, or anywhere inbetween, there are some great deals to be had. Combine this with an easy Avios redemption to/from Miami, and I’d consider this to be pretty accessible.
I’m excited to check out the hotel in November, and feel like I’m getting a heck of a deal, especially with a confirmed upgrade to a sea view suite. While this promotion is technically supposed to be around for roughly another month, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them pull it early, as I imagine interest has greatly exceeded what they were expecting.