The Great Deal I Scored At The Park Hyatt St. Kitts

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 fordb@travelsociety.com) 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 fordb@travelsociety.com, 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.

Bottom line

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.

Comments

  1. @Lucky, FYI – the airfare is mad expensive from Miami, however from NYC it is far cheaper (sometimes more than twice cheaper on the exact same dates). And Delta even has a direct flight on saturdays. I guess it’s true for other cities as well, but it’s probably worth pointing out.

  2. We are on-property now. The design is stunning, and it’s generally quiet. Occupancy is around 40%, so they are rotating restaurant closures so that only two restaurants are open at any given time. Last week, they were at 97%, though, and the restaurants were all open. Food and drinks are pricey (think PH Maldives pricing), but overall, quite good.
    Everyone has been very kind, though there are definitely “novice” hospitality folks among the staff in all areas of the hotel. The pros on staff are the folks that Hyatt brought in from other properties around the world. Globalist upgrade was to Sea View, but there were some, umm, clealininess issues with our first room, so they bumped us to Nevis suite with plunge pool…pretty sweet. I’ll post a full review on flyertalk when we get home next week, as this was a long stay. But I would definitely recommend the resort for someone wanting to simply relax, and at the current rates (with credits, etc) it’s a stellar deal.

  3. @ Canada — The credits are once per stay, though you can get the fourth night free multiple times on back-to-back stays.

  4. @ Nick — Many are reporting it is, though not stackable with Prive benefits. I tested it out myself, and they told me I could only book rate that didn’t come with inclusions, so seems to be a case of “your mileage may vary.”

  5. I booked through Citi prestige and the prestige concierge was able to secure a free upgrade to sea front room. So 300 per person + 4th night free (hotel) + 25% off with Citi prestige (4th might benefit) + room upgrade made is worth it.

    By the way, while $600 sound great on paper, a lot of things prices are inflated here. So I would consider $600 to be only $300 worth. But that estimation is relative.

    The property is beautiful!

  6. Is this place kid friendly? I’m planning on doing a suite at Ritz Grand Cayman using prestige benefit in august. 18 month old twins. Thanks!

  7. They actually have an even better deal last weekend of June/first few days of July as part of their St. kitts music festival featuring Patti Labelle and Lauryn Hill. It’s under $250 per night and can do just 3 nights!

  8. You can make a detour to Antigua and Turks and Caicos by flying a British Airways 777 – that would be interesting, to say the least!

  9. Can I have back to back 4 night stays, one under my name and one under my wife’s name and get an extra $300 credit pp? I’d like 8 nights , but hate to see the resort credit go to waste.

  10. Would the 10,000 Avios be valid for a flight originating in Orlando? There is no direct flight but a ton of connecting flights from Miami.

  11. @ W — You’d have to book a separate award from Orlando to Miami, as Avios pricing is per segment (regardless of whether or not there’s a nonstop).

  12. Thanks for sharing this great deal Lucky.
    As a Hyatt Prive Advisor based in Australia I am also happy to assist anyone in the timezone looking to make a reservation. You can email me on hello@hausoftravel.com and I’d be happy to assist.
    Kal Ruediger – Haus of Travel

  13. Fantastic post! Thank you – we booked 4 days during the July 4th time period – great rate, Citi 4th night free was applied, 2 people credit, and scored a suite upgrade. The airfares are insane but AA award worked out – of course no business saver (Arghh!!). Great post and a fantastic vacation suggestion.

  14. Since reading this article, I thought I would test things out by redeeming some of my Avios points that I can never seem to get rid of. Yesterday and today, I continue to get an error message stating “Sorry, we can’t show you American Airlines flights at the moment”. I tried both Safari yesterday and Chrome today. Same error message.
    Any advice?
    I am thinking that BA likes me as much as I like them (sarcasm).

  15. Hi Ben,

    I just wanted to pass along some very important information about the “4th night free” for those trying to re-qualify for Hyatt status.

    Hyatt only “recognizes” the 3 “paid” nights and will not give you stay credit toward tier status for the 4th “free” night.

    I had a similar situation and a supervisor made a one time exception to credit my account the 1 night after I booked a “stay 3 get 4th night free” deal

  16. Thanks for all the info related to this deal Lucky. Ford has been great and very responsive to multiple requests to book Prive rates. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to take advantage of this!

  17. Thanks for all the data! Can’t believe we’re getting everything we’re getting! Ford very quick to respond and was a great help booking!
    Hope our Nov dates align, would love to meet you!

  18. Lucky,

    Do you know if I can sponsor a SNA for someone else made the reservation with Prive ?

    TIA!

  19. Just an FYI that when I went, I received a Sea View Suite as a Discoverist who booked Park King via a Prive agent. Not bad!

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