The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is a property many of us points enthusiasts are excited about, given that it’s a beautiful looking points hotel that doesn’t require 12+ hours of flying from the US to visit.
This Spring, the hotel had an incredible promotion. They were offering a fourth night free, a $300 per person resort credit, and best of all, that was combinable with Hyatt Prive amenities, which include a room upgrade at the time of booking subject to availability, a $100 property credit, daily breakfast, and more.
So in the end people were getting a fourth night free plus a $700 credit for four night bookings when there were two people in a room.
Dozens of you booked this incredible deal, and it was especially a steal when you consider that this is a Category 7 World of Hyatt property, meaning a free night here would cost 30,000 World of Hyatt points, which is significant.
Many of you have asked me if this deal is still around. Unfortunately it’s not — this seemed to be an offer to create buzz around the hotel, and was also for low season stays.
So what’s the current deal at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, both for this year and next year? It’s worth being aware of, so you can decide if redeeming points or paying cash for a stay is a better value.
Current Park Hyatt St. Kitts offer
If you haven’t yet booked a stay at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts but are interested in going, I figured I’d recap the current deal available.
The hotel is currently offering a fourth night free promotion, valid through the end of the schedule.
For stays through December 23, 2018, the hotel is further offering a $300 resort credit per stay of four nights (not per person). For stays after December 23 (the start of the high season), the hotel is offering a $100 resort credit per stay of four nights.
Combine this with Hyatt Prive perks
Earlier this year the Hyatt Prive program was introduced, which is Hyatt’s special program available to select travel agents. This offers their guests special privileges for stays at select Hyatt hotels. For stays at Park Hyatt hotels, guests booking through Prive receive:
- A $100 property credit per room per stay
- A one category room upgrade confirmed within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability (room-to-room or suite-to-suite)
- 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
In this case Prive benefits and the promotion are stackable, meaning you can get a fourth night free, daily breakfast, and a $200-400 resort credit, depending on when you’re staying.
How to book
If you want to combine the two promotions, you’ll have to contact a Prive advisor. Ford is a Private advisor and would be happy to help, and can be reached at [email protected] (other Prive advisors are welcome to leave their info below).
I’d recommend first looking up the “4th Night Free With Credit” rate on Hyatt’s website. Note that the rate already factors in the fourth night free, so it’s the averaged rate over four nights.
Then an advisor can verify the rate is the same and help you book (or rebook, if you’ve already made a refundable reservation) and get all the Prive perks, including complimentary breakfast, an additional $100 credit, a room upgrade subject to availability, and more.
Options for redeeming points
Some may prefer to redeem points at the rate of 30,000 World of Hyatt points per night. Personally I value those points at 1.5 cents each, but then you have to factor in the points you’re forgoing by booking an award stay, the value of the credits, breakfast (if not a Globalist), etc.
The good news is that there are lots of opportunity to earn World of Hyatt points. If you want to acquire Hyatt points I’d recommend applying for The World of Hyatt Credit Card, which is offering a welcome bonus of 40,000 World of Hyatt bonus points after spending $3,000 within the first three months, plus another 20,000 bonus points after spending a total of $6,000 within the first six months
World of Hyatt is transfer partners with Chase Ultimate Rewards, so you can transfer over points earned on cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card, and Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card.
Unfortunately the deal at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts isn’t as good as it was earlier in the year, but that’s to be expected. Still, I think there’s quite a bit of value to be had, especially in the high season, between the fourth night free, $200 credit, room upgrade, daily breakfast, etc.
I’ll be going to the Park Hyatt St. Kitts in November, and will report back!