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Inside the Park Hyatt New York Studio King Suite

Outside of the Hyatt Residence Club properties, the Park Hyatt New York is one of only two top tier Category 7 Hyatt properties in the entire United States. Heck, there are only seven Category 7 non-Residence Club Hyatt properties open in the entire world, all of which are under the Park Hyatt brand. These are the top of the top, most expensive, and most luxurious Hyatts out there. Most of them would never be realistically attainable with cash for me…

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New Promo: Hyatt Credit Card Can Save You $20 at Whole Foods!

The Hyatt Credit Card is a very interesting rewards credit card in that I have it, I love it, I plan to keep it, but I hardly ever use it for charges. You can earn Hyatt points faster with Chase Ultimate Reward cards and then transfer those points into your Hyatt account than you can earn them with the Hyatt card itself. However, it has just a $75 annual fee, awards a Category 1-4 anniversary night each year that is…

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How to Swim in the Park Hyatt New York Pool for Less

Here in East Texas we almost take for granted the relatively easy access to swimming pools we enjoy since they are almost standard issue in many nicer homes and even neighborhood associations. Even if you don’t have one, you may know someone with access to one, or you can always go to a local YMCA or city pool for a pretty low price. We don’t have our own pool, but we still manage to swim several times per week during the…

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Big Updates on Hyatt Place Keystone in Colorado

Last year I shared the great news that the Inn at Keystone had been sold and was rebranding as a Hyatt Place Keystone! If you aren’t familiar with Keystone, it is a genuinely family focused Colorado ski resort that is in the Epic Pass family that also includes Vail, Whistler, Park City, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and many more resorts. Points-friendly hotel options in the Keystone area are pretty limited, so a Hyatt Place located just a short walk to the mountain base area…

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Finding Your Family’s Vacation Spot

When I had just one child, a then one year old toddler known around here as Little C, we were in search of an easy to reach, points-friendly, but still fun and relaxing summer getaway. We found Hyatt Lost Pines about 30 minutes outside of Austin, and made our first visit in late August of 2011 thanks to using Hyatt points for Club access room, as I hadn’t yet ever even tasted Hyatt elite status. At the time, I summarized that visit…

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Big Changes Coming to the Hyatt Best Rate Guarantee Policy

Most of the major hotel programs have a Best Rate Offer Guarantee of some sort that essentially exists to encourage you to book directly with the hotel itself instead of booking via a third-party site like Expedia, Priceline, etc. These programs all have a claims process in the event you do indeed find a cheaper publicly available rate for the exact same room type on your travel dates. This sounds simple enough, but the details for how this is handled…

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A Look Inside the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Club Lounge

A few days ago I spotted a post on the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Facebook page that their Grand Club Lounge was now open. I had planned to write about it the next day since I know many of you have that resort on your destination wish lists, but when I went back the next day to reference the hotel’s Facebook post, it was gone. After messaging with the hotel it turns out I didn’t hallucinate the whole thing…which is…

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Four Great Ways to Use Two Hyatt Credit Card Nights!

One of my favorite credit card bonuses is ending today for good as the Hyatt Credit Card will change their sign-up bonus any minute now from two award nights to use at any Hyatt within one year of earning the awards, to 40,000 Hyatt points to use as you choose after hitting the spending requirements. For some travelers the points will be the more practical and flexible choice, but for others the two award nights represent a great way to experience somewhere…

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Earn and Use Hyatt Points at the All-Inclusive Miraval Arizona Resort!

A few months ago it was announced that Hyatt was acquiring three resorts located in Arizona, Austin, and Massachusetts. My understanding is that the properties in Austin and Massachusetts are undergoing some pretty big transitions to become true Miraval Resorts, but the ‘flagship’ property, Miraval Arizona, in Tucson is fully operational and quite popular in luxury all-inclusive wellness resort circles.   When Hyatt acquired the properties, it wasn’t immediately known or announced how points and the World of Hyatt benefits would come into…

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Round-Up of Great Credit Card Bonuses Ending Very Soon

There are tons of really good limited time offers wrapping in the coming days, and I am getting an increasing number of questions about which one(s) to apply for before the deadlines. The correct answer to that question is always, it depends. In some cases there is no reason to limit yourself to just one of these offers, but you also can’t realistically go for all of them, so I totally understand narrowing the choices down. In general, I recommend deciding…

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