Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Available on Hyatt Points!

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Update: While the property now displays 15,000 points online it doesn’t seem to actually be bookable…still, yet, who knows. Will keep updating when I know more!

Update #2: The property is bookable on Hyatt points, but it is charging 20,000 points per night instead of the displayed 15,000. Hyatt thus far has been honoring the 15k rate by depositing 5,000 points per night booked back into your account when requested. I suspect they will fix the glitch and display it at 20,000 points per night in the near term.

Great, great news for those who want to use their Hyatt points to stay at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. As you may know, after several years of delays, this property is now open via a soft open preview period, and a larger opening is coming soon on May 29th.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Aerlia

The great news out today is that the property is now accepting Hyatt points for reservations starting June 1, 2017 and onwards. Even better, instead of ringing in as a Category 5 property as they have been listed on the award chart, they are pricing as a Category 4 property for 15,000 Hyatt points per night!

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When the property first came online for booking years ago (before the bankruptcy of the larger Baha Mar project stalled progress), it was a Category 4, but it jumped to a Category 5 before ever opening. I have no idea how long it will hold now back down to a 4, but that is where it sits today!

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

If you want to make a booking, it wouldn’t hurt to hustle, just in case. I don’t see the property listed on the award chart at this moment, so I can’t say whether it is intended as a 4 or a 5. I do know that I really want to head to this property sooner rather than later. Are you trying to piece together a Bahamas trip?

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  1. I do not get the allure of these mega-resorts crammed on relatively a small beach front for the #of rooms. Seems like a lot of walking and a ton of people to deal with. But sounds like a good deal if this is your cup of tea.

  2. While it shows online at 15,000 points/night I couldn’t get it to book, so I called. Confirmed with the rep that it is indeed a Category 5 property and would be 20,000 points/night.

  3. Also tried to book… getting this message…..Due to the policies associated with this reservation, it cannot be viewed or modified on-line.
    Won’t book.

  4. It looks pretty enough, but at 20,000 points, it would seem to make more sense to stay at the Ziva/Zilara in Jamaica for 25,000 as an all inclusive. The Bahamas can be pretty steep for food and drink.

  5. I called the other day and they said it would be a cat 5, 20K pts and a 3 night minimum, Sounds like the have some bugs to work out. I’m also not seeing it available for Dec 18 thru Jan 1.

  6. I tried booking on mobile site yesterday and got error that I have to call. When I called and explained they honored the 15k points for me by depositing 5k per night into my account then booking at 20k (they were able to see the 15k per night online that I saw to verify this was the case).

  7. Same problem as Karen above. Customer service on what used to be the Diamond line were rude and all but accused me of lying that the website said 15,000 pts/night. Will send DM to @HyattConcierge and let you know how it turns out.

      • I sent screen shots of my reservations. It did not matter via email twice. My first DM to Hyatt Concierge on the day I booked was answered back with we know there is a problem and our IT is working on it. I followed up yesterday about getting my 10k back and they said they are looking into it.. Followed up this morning and waiting to hear back. The website now shows 20k and now is also taking reservations earlier for paid then first thought starting May 8th.

          • Got a DM back saying they are still waiting on Management and will be back to me when they hear anything. When are you booked to go?

          • Hoping for October. Not 100% if we will be able to pull it off, but that’s what we have for now.

      • Sent another DM today and got same response. Sorry taking so long, still waiting on management team for decision, you’re a very valuable customer , thanks for your loyalty, etc… We’ll see.

  8. Update: Exactly a week after my first complaint, I finally received an email they are honoring my reservation as booked at 15,000 points/night and they have returned the extra 5,000 points/night to my account.

      • The also honored mine. But, then I had to cancel because we decide to rebook and go next week. But as of right now Im still good. Because when i canceled it put 20k back into my account.
        Hoping this places lives up to the wait.

  9. Careful when booking on points. Their deposit policy and cancellation policy requires some payment up front. Think that would only apply to cash bookings or non refundable cash bookings? Nope. They removed the 27,000 points for one night in a club room (as they should), then made an actual charge of $120.49 (odd amount) to my credit card. Not a hold, not a pre-auth, a charge that went through that I am obligated to pay. I would advise anyone booking on points alone, to check their credit card statements. This is not acceptable as payment on points alone is payment in full. There should be no actual credit card charges when booking, but they are doing it anyway. Not sure when and if that will be refunded. Trip isn’t for 11 months as well! Not acceptable.

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