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Update: Gold Passport Concierge on Flyertalk has confirmed that children 0-2 will not count as an extra person for award redemptions at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos. So, a family of two adults and one infant would cost 20,000 the regular points per night. However, children 3-12 increase the rate as they are counted as an extra person at the full adult rate of 10,000 points per night. I am glad they aren’t charging points for children in the 0-2 range, but personally feel they should charge fewer points for children in general as they don’t drink alcohol, won’t eat as much, and can’t participate in all the events. At the very least, perhaps 5k additional points for children 3-16 or similar, but that isn’t the direction they have currently selected.
They also have stated that they have updated their policy on the Diamond food and beverage amenity at all-inclusives, and that there will be a “Choice of a Food and Beverage amenity or 1,000 bonus points.” This is the same as most Hyatt hotels, and I would assume the decision to go for points would be an easy one as food and beverages are already included at an all-inclusive resort.
Yesterday I posted the Hyatt Gold Passport redemption rates for the new all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara resorts, but some of the details remained a bit in-flux yesterday. Or rather, the details I was being told changed a bit throughout the day. However, Hyatt has now published the redemption rates on Hyatt.com, so I’ll take that as pretty official. Most of the details line up with what we were told yesterday.
Discover two more ways to enjoy your Hyatt Gold Passport® membership with our new all inclusive resorts – Hyatt Ziva™ and the adults only1 Hyatt Zilara™.
Now open, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos offers guests of all ages an environment of fun and discovery, while Hyatt Zilara Cancún (open November 15, 2013) gives adults the opportunity to live in the moment at every turn. Create unforgettable experiences where everything is possible because everything you need for a restful stay is included from luxury accommodations and authentic dining options to world-class entertainment and locally inspired activities.
As a Hyatt Gold Passport member, you’ll enjoy the benefits of membership when staying at these new all inclusive resorts. Plus, Platinum and Diamond members will enjoy most of the rewards2 that come with elite status.
So plan your next getaway now. You can even redeem your points for Free Night Awards at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos now and Hyatt Zilara Cancun (starting November 15, 2013).
Hyatt Zilara Cancún: Standard rooms 25k (for single or double occupancy), Suite night 40k, additional persons 12.5k points per night
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos: Standard rooms 20k (for single or double occupancy), Suite night 32k, additional persons 10k points per night
I have an email into Hyatt to see if there is any age cut-off for being charged the additional points per night. For example, would an infant traveling with their parents to the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos incur an additional 10k points per night charge? There is nothing on the award chart to indicate an age differential, but on another page it states the following:
Hyatt Gold Passport award redemption is available for Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos by calling 866-567-7830 from within the US and Canada. To view our list of contact numbers available in other countries please click here.
Children 0 to 2 years stay at no additional charge.
Children 3 to 12 years pricing changes based on seasonal fluctuations.
Guests 13 years and older are considered Adults and charged accordingly.
I don’t know how that translates to points reservations, but it would make sense to me if there wasn’t an additional charge for children 0-2 on points if there isn’t an additional charge on cash, but I don’t yet have that confirmed.
I’ll keep you posted as I learn more, and can’t wait to hear from someone who actually stays at the resorts!