Ski-Friendly Hyatt Place Keystone Opening Soon!

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Last year I shared the great news that the Inn at Keystone had been sold and was rebranding as a Hyatt Place Keystone, then we learned that the hotel was going to be a Category 4 Hyatt property, which is great. Next, reservations for stays were accepted for trips beginning May 1, 2018, then that date became March 1, 2018, but now the news is even better. The Hyatt website is now officially accepting reservations for stays beginning January 11, 2018!

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Hyatt Place Keystone Now Opening January 2018

The Hyatt Place Keystone opening in January 2018 is fan-tas-tic news for families who like to maximize their points in order to make ski trips much more affordable. If the date was any earlier I would be very tempted to change our 2017 holiday trip to Keystone as I simply love it there.

The Inn at Keystone

Ultimately, you should be able to you can use your Category 1 – 4 Hyatt certificates, 15,000 Hyatt points per night, or 7,500 points + $100 per night to book a points + cash award at this property, but for now your options are either to make a cash booking or a points + cash award. Both come with a 21 day cancellation policy, which isn’t uncommon with ski properties.

The standard rooms that you can book on awards are about 300 square feet and have either two queen beds or a king bed with a pull-out sleeper sofa. The hotel also has 600-square-foot suites with a private bedroom with one king bed, separate living area with a pull-out couch, and two bathrooms.

Paid ski season rates for standard rooms are currently in the $175 – $400 per night range and with summer rates available for less than that.

There is a $25 per night resort fee, but included in that is self and valet parking, Keystone perks such as the Kids Ski Free lift ticket program for stays of two nights or more, free night skiing on the day of arrival, nine free holes of golf after 4PM on the day of arrival in the summer, free summer gondola lift ticket for those 12 and under, and more. Of course, since this is a Hyatt Place, hot breakfast is free for everyone which can be so helpful on busy ski mornings.

Keystone Kidtopia

The Hyatt Place Keystone is located just a relatively short walk to the mountain base area, there is a free shuttle to take you around the Keystone Resort area, and I officially have this property penciled in for a winter 2018 – 2019 stay. Our youngest daughter will then be 3.5 years old and ready to sign-up for their ski school program just like our first daughter did as a 3-year-old several years ago!

Of course hotel opening dates aren’t set in stone until they happen, but I feel pretty good about this one given its progress over the last few months. I tried calling the hotel to get some more info over the phone, but it was still a recording announcing the switchover from the Inn at Keystone. I did notice lots of job postings for the Hyatt Place Keystone online, so if they are actively hiring now, hopefully all will be good for a January 2018 open date.

Anyone rearranging some plans for this upcoming ski season now that the Hyatt Place Keystone is accepting reservations for stays beginning January 11, 2018?

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  1. I’m also looking forward to this–big time! We are a big skiing family with lots of kids (9 to be exact) who take a guerrilla approach to saving money with ski trips. Do you have any confirmation that the Keystone Kids Ski Free will apply to points reservations? I thought that the reservation had to be booked directly through Keystone Resort Services to qualify for this program.

    • It says on the hyatt website that stays of two nights or longer qualify for kids ski free, so seems like it should work. We will have first-hand reports soon enough!

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