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Construction and grand opening delays are seemingly the norm for big hotel projects, and if you add a remote island location to the mix, delays seem to be all but guaranteed. It comes as little to no surprise that the much anticipated Park Hyatt St. Kitts has suffered another opening delay from spring 2017 to potentially summer 2017.
The first date they are taking reservations is now very late June 2017. You can make reservations using Hyatt Gold Passport points or cash beginning late June, and as far out as the Hyatt schedule is open, which is currently early February 2018.
This is a top tier Category 7 Hyatt property which means that award rates are 30,000 points per night. Award nights books into the 527 foot Park King or Park Queen rooms. Families will appreciate that the Park Queen rooms that are bookable on points come with two queen beds and can house two adults and two children.
Cash rates so far seem to vary wildly from $450 in the summer to $900 – $1,100+ per night in the winter. The standard suite is the 708 foot Park Suite King, so I would presume this is the suite for Diamond Confirmed Upgrades.
If you are looking to book this property on awards I would consider getting the Hyatt Visa for the two award nights to use at any Hyatt property that come as the sign-up bonus for that card. A card with a big Ultimate Rewards sign-up bonus would also be worth consideration since those points transfer 1:1 to Hyatt Gold Passport. For example, the 100,000 point sign-up bonus from the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card (that ends online next week) would provide more than enough points for three award nights at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts. Obviously if you plan to visit in a peak season when rates are close to $1000 per night, it would be a great time to use Hyatt points and get a massive return for your points.
I very much hope to make it to this property in 2017, though I do want to offer a word of caution that until the doors are open, additional delays can happen. I wouldn’t get too fixated on any specific opening date until it is actually open as these sort of things can and do change. While the hotel will probably work with you to offer you alternate accommodations at the Four Seasons or similar if your dates are impacted by a delay, if you want to stay at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts then just keep an eye on their Facebook page and similar for opening updates.
Is the Park Hyatt St. Kitts on your 2017 radar? Have you been impacted by one of the opening delays thus far? Do you plan to use Hyatt Gold Passport points for your stay or leverage something like a fourth night free benefit?
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