I have been wanting to stay at the Park Hyatt New York, and I just received an email with details that may coerce me to stay there sooner rather than later.
As a Category 7 property, the Park Hyatt New York requires 30,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points for a free night in a regular room. The property has 210 guest rooms, and 92 of them are suites. I haven’t yet been able to find sample dates for regular redemptions using Hyatt Gold Passport points, so it is interesting that the offer I received is a Cash & Points offer for the suites.
Plus with rates in the $650+ range for regular rooms it makes sense to redeem or use a suite upgrade award. This promotion allows you to redeem 30,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points plus $400 a night for a Park Suite, of which there are 15 at the property.
If you pay an additional $200 per night ($600 total) you’d get the West Side Suite corner unit, which includes butler service. It’s interesting that there are more West Side Suites than Park Suites, 28 vs. 15. The offer for the West Side Suite is where I think the best value is. The corner West Side Suite is considered a specialty suite so even Diamonds doing an upgrade wouldn’t typically be put in that suite.
Reservations must be made over the phone at 800-228-3360 by December 1, 2014 for stays through February 28, 2015.
Here’s a link to the Park Hyatt New York webpage.
Checking the random date of January 10, a regular room came to $775.
The 1000+ square foot West Side Suite came to $1625, which meant that for 30,000 Gold Passport points plus a little more cash than a regular room you’d get to stay in a specialty suite. Do you think the offer is worth it?
Terms & Conditions:
Offer valid for reservations booked by 12/1/2014 for stays through 2/28/2015 at Park Hyatt New York. In order to book a Points + Cash Suite Accommodation promotional award, members must make award reservations in advance directly with Hyatt Gold Passport by calling Toll Free 800-228-3360 (Toll/International 402-593-8615). Member must pay the award rate and redeem 30,000 points to redeem award. Award reservations are subject to hotel’s cancellation policy. If member does not follow proper hotel cancellation policy or if member does not check into the hotel, the credit card provided with the reservation will be charged in accordance with the hotel’s cancellation or no-show policy. Award stays are subject to maximum room capacity and may be applied only to the guest room and do not include food, beverage, incidental expenses or service charges. When member makes a Hyatt Gold Passport award reservation, the corresponding number of Hyatt Gold Passport points for that reservation will be automatically deducted from member’s account within 3 days of booking. If member does not have a sufficient number of Hyatt Gold Passport points in their account, the reservation may be canceled or changed to the Hyatt Daily Rate. If member cancels a Hyatt Gold Passport award reservation in compliance with the hotel’s cancellation policy, any corresponding Hyatt Gold Passport points that have been deducted from member’s account will be returned to the account within 3 days of the cancellation. Offer not available December 31, 2014 and February 13-16, 2015. Other blackout dates apply. Limited number of rooms may be allocated for these awards. Promotional awards are subject to the complete Hyatt Gold Passport Terms and Conditions. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this program at any time without notice. The trademarks Hyatt®, Park Hyatt® and Hyatt Gold Passport®, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. © 2014 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this program at any time without notice. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® encompasses hotels managed, franchised or leased by subsidiaries and affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The trademarks Hyatt®, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, HYATT house®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Gold Passport®, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. © 2014 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.