My Dreams for Four Free Hotel Nights With Hyatt

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Earlier this month, my husband and I signed up for four new credit cards total – two new Hyatt credit cards and two of the Hilton Surpass cards from American Express.

While the new Hilton offer comes with 100,000 points each (200K total), the new Hyatt offer is different. With the Hyatt credit card, you get two free nights at any Hyatt worldwide after you spend $2,000 on your card within three months. With the offer we signed up for, we also got 5,000 Hyatt points for having an authorized user make a purchase and a $50 statement credit.

How We Might Use Our Four Free Nights

Believe it or not, I’ve had this card before. Several years ago, I got the Hyatt credit card and used our two free nights to become the biggest travel blogger cliché ever. Yes, we stayed two nights at the Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris. And yes, I loved it.

This year, we have a few different options in mind. Here’s how we might use our nights:

Hyatt Zilara or Hyatt Ziva in Jamaica or Mexico

Hyatt offers a handful of all-inclusive properties I am particularly interested in. We could stay in either the adults-only Hyatt Zilara or the kid-friendly Hyatt Ziva in either location.

Since these properties can charge as much as $500 – $900 USD per night, this would be a great way to use our points. And since they’re inclusive of food, drinks, and some entertainment, we could save money on the other components of our trip as well.

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

Since I haven’t been to Costa Rica yet, this resort is definitely on my radar. We could fly to Costa Rica on Southwest, make the trek to the Andaz, and spend four glorious nights near the water and lush forest. With rates as high as $650 per night for a standard suite during winter, this would be a fairly good redemption option.

Park Hyatt Maldives

Since I’m going to Bora Bora this summer, I figure I’ll try to hit the Maldives eventually. What better way to use my two free Hyatt nights than to stay at the Park Hyatt in the Maldives? It would be a pain to get there, but I know it would be worth it. And since the Park Hyatt Maldives typically costs $700+ per night, it would be a great way to cash in our free night certificates.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Because I go to the Caribbean so often, I still haven’t been to Hawaii. I would really love to go to Kauai, and it would be great to use our four free Hyatt nights to stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa as a family. A standard king room typically costs $465 nights and up, making this an awesome redemption option in expensive Hawaii.

The Bottom Line

While there is no “wrong” or “right” way to use up your free night certificates, I try to extract as much value as I can. That typically means using free nights in expensive destinations or in a way that helps me save money on my travel plans. At the end of the day – that’s what this is all about anyway. With free night certificates, hotel points, airline miles, and flexible travel points, we can travel more while spending less.

How will you use your free Hyatt nights? Where have you used them in the past?


Holly Johnson is a financial expert and award-winning writer whose obsession with frugality, budgeting, and travel plays a central role in her work. In addition to serving as Contributing Editor for The Simple Dollar, Holly writes for inspiring…
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  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions – as long as there’s a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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First 3 months

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Travel Purchases

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Restaurants Purchases

2.00

$1


Coffee Shops Purchases

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Fast Food Purchases

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