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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Available on Hyatt Points!

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar has a potential new opening date

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…

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is Now Accepting Reservations!

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

Today is a big day for Bahamas fans as the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is set to open tonight for a ‘preview’ period that runs through May 29th, and they are also now accepting paid reservations for stays beginning May 29th and onward! The property is listed as a Category 5 Hyatt which means it will be 20,000 points per night for award nights. Given how incredibly high taxes/fees can be on stays in The Bahamas, that may be an even better…

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New Opening Date for Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in The Bahamas Set!

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The much anticipated and much delayed Baha Mar project in The Bahamas looks like it is finally opening! The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar has announced on their Facebook page that they will begin accepting reservations tomorrow, April 21st, for stays beginning May 29, 2017! For those looking to use Hyatt points, the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is listed as a Category 5 property that will be 20,000 points per night. We won’t know what paid rates will look like until they…

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Getting $350+ in Value from Hyatt Category 1-4 Free Night


Obviously I wish that all my rewards credit cards came with no annual fee into perpetuity, but that simply isn’t the case. Some of them have no fee the first year, and a couple of my favorites do have no annual fees on an ongoing basis, but most have an annual fee that varies from about $75 a year to around $500 per year. There is no one-size-fits-all answer about whether an annual fee is worth it or not as…

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Requesting Missing Hyatt Points to Bump Up Account Balance


There are a fair number of life tasks that I put off as long and frequently as possible. With two young kids, a crazy dog, after school activities, not enough sleep, and more than enough work to go around, if it isn’t an emergency or essential for life (or occasionally fun), oftentimes it can wait for another day. Double checking old trips for missing points is very much one of those tasks that stays on the to-do list, but rarely…

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Update on Hyatt Coco Palms on Kauai

Colo Palms Rendering

Almost three years ago I shared the good news that the iconic Coco Palms hotel on Kauai would be brought back to life from the destruction of 1992’s Hurricane Iniki and that after repairs it would become a Hyatt. For those not familiar, Coco Palms was the first resort to open on Kauai in 1953. In its heyday the resort was frequented by celebrities and featured in the wedding scene from the Elvis Presley movie “Blue Hawaii”, among others, I have heard that when this…

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Use Hyatt Points for Immersive Tokyo Experience

AFAR Hyatt Tokyo

As promised just before the new World of Hyatt program launched, you can now redeem Hyatt points for immersive travel experiences via their partner AFAR. The first experience that is now up for reservation for up to 75 World of Hyatt members is a four-night, three-day trip in Tokyo that will take place from November 10 – 13, 2017. If you redeem Hyatt points the package includes four award nights at the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills (normally 25,000 points per night),…

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Hyatt Explorist M life Status Match Success!


Hotel elite status can make your hotel stays more comfortable, and can even save you real money if you score free breakfasts, lounge access, or even some waived resort or parking fees as a result of your status. Of course you can earn hotel elite status by staying in hotels tons of nights each year, but sometimes you can also get hotel elite status by just getting certain credit cards or even leveraging one status for another. Along those lines,…

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Comparing Suites at Hyatt Regency Maui and Andaz Maui


Our most recent trip to Maui was an absolute blast, and I think it is fair to say we may even have a touch of Hawaiian fever as all we want to do is return! I’ve covered many aspects of our trip already as outlined below, but since we were lucky enough to stay in a suite at both the Hyatt Regency Maui and the Andaz Maui, I wanted to share a bit about both of those base level suites. Eating in…

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Details on First Ever World of Hyatt Promotion!

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Great news for Hyatt fans as we (finally) have our first Hyatt bonus points promotion of 2017 and what marks the first World of Hyatt promo ever! The promotion will run from April 1 – June 30, 2017, and will award double points on eligible Hyatt stays (including at participating M life properties) beginning with your second eligible stay during those dates. This means that instead of earning 5 base points per eligible dollar spent at Hyatt, you will earn…

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