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Best Uses of the Hyatt Free Night Certificate in 2019

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One of our favorite benefits of the Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card is the annual free night certificate it offers. Each year on your cardmember anniversary, you will receive a certificate for a free night which you can use at any category 1-4 property in the Hyatt portfolio. You can even earn an additional Hyatt free night certificate after spending $15,000 on the card in a calendar year.

Considering the annual fee on the card is only $95, this is an incredible deal as you should be able to easily get two or three times the value of your annual fee out of your free night.

 

 

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Below, I am going to highlight some of our favorite Hyatt category 1-4 properties that offer fantastic value for your free Hyatt night certificate.

 

Andaz San Diego

Generally speaking, the Andaz and Park Hyatt brands are going to be the top tier Hyatt properties in their portfolio. The Hyatt Andaz San Diego is no exception. Previously a category 5, this property has dropped down to a category 4 for 2019, making it a great candidate for your Hyatt free night certificate.

A paid night at the property can easily run between $300 and $400 a night, allowing you to get almost four times the value you are paying for the credit card’s annual fee.

 

Hyatt Andaz San Diego

 

Hyatt Andaz Savannah

Located in the city of Savannah, Georgia, the Andaz Savannah is another great use of the Hyatt free night certificate. Also a category 4 property, the cash rates typically range from $200 to $400 per night. Located in the city market district of the city, The property offers a great location for your next visit.

 

Hyatt Andaz Savannah

 

Park Hyatt Mendoza

Located in the heart of Argentinian wine country, the Park Hyatt Mendoza is the only category 3 hotel on our list. The building is a beautifully restored 19th-century Spanish colonial facade and is located in the main business district center of the city. Cash rates for a night at the property are typically around $200 to $300.

Mr. TT and I stayed here in the fall of 2018 and found it was beautiful, and a great use of our free night certificates. It makes a great home base for exploring wine country and the city of Mendoza.

 

Park Hyatt Mendoza

 

MGM Grand Las Vegas

Because of the partnership between MGM Resorts and Hyatt, you can earn and redeem points at many properties in Las Vegas. The MGM Grand is one of our favorite properties in Las Vegas at which you can use your Hyatt free night certificate.

Prices can be all over the map in Las Vegas depending on what is going on in town. However, a night at the MGM Grand typically will run you between $150 and $400 a night. Keep in mind that you will still be on the hook for the resort fees charged from the property. These are unavoidable, and usually run between $20 and $40 per night.

You can also use your Hyatt free night certificate at the New York, New York,  the Park MGM, the Luxor & Excalibur when visiting Sin City.

 

MGM Grand

 

Hyatt Place Park City

Located just minutes from two world-class ski resorts, Utah Olympic Park and historic Main Street, the Hyatt Place Park City offers another great value for your free Hyatt night certificate. With nights running between $200 and $400 a night, this is a great way to save money on your next ski vacation.

 

Hyatt Place Park City

 

Hyatt Place Keystone

Another great option to save money on your next ski vacation is the Hyatt Place Keystone. With nights running between $200 and $300 a night during the peak ski season it’s a great way to save money if the slopes of Colorado are calling your name.

The resort offers incredible mountain views and two rooftop hot tubs to take the edge off after a long day on the slopes.

 

Hyatt Place Keystone

 

Park Hyatt Toronto (Coming Soon)

At the end of 2017, the Park Hyatt Toronto temporarily closed to undergo renovations. The property will reopen in early 2020 as a category 4 hotel, making it a great future use of your Hyatt free night certificate. While the property won’t open until next year, reservations will be available at some point in 2019.

Per Hyatt’s website, this expansive renovation and the hotel’s design plans include a significant reconstruction, resulting in a re-invented Park Hyatt luxury hotel with 220 guestrooms and suites, a new ballroom, meeting and event space and restaurant, as well as a fully refurbished spa and roof lounge.

 

 

Grand Hyatt Washington DC

I used my Hyatt free night certificate at the Grand Hyatt Washington DC in 2017 and had a fantastic stay. The property is just a short walk away from all of the major DC attractions including the White House and the National Mall. If you are paying cash, rooms can run between $200 and $300 a night depending on the time of year and what’s happening in the city.

 

Grand Hyatt Washington DC

 

SLH Hacienda Peña Pobre: Mexico City

The Hacienda Peña Pobre in Mexico City came to the Hyatt Portfolio by way of their recent partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). It is the only North American category 4 SLH property making it a fun way to use your free night certificate. If paying cash, you can expect to pay between $200 and $300 a night.

Per Hyatt’s website, the Hacienda Peña Pobre is an INAH culturally protected space. Standing near the Tlalpan Forest National Park, you’re never far from the urban adrenaline of Mexico City or a quiet commune with nature. Preserving the site’s original architecture and style, a stay here feels like stepping into a time capsule.

 

SLH Hacienda Pena Pobre

 

Other Great Ways to Use your Hyatt Free Night Certificate

 

Bottom Line

These are just a few of our favorite redemption options for the annual Hyatt free night certificate provided by the World of Hyatt Credit Card. However, at the end of the day, the best use of your certificate is for a stay you would have otherwise paid cash for. With an annual fee of only $95, the card is a no-brainer for many as you should easily be able to get much more than $95 out of the free night certificate alone.

 

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2 Responses

  1. Nick Serati says:

    Thanks for the tip Bruce!

  2. Jillian says:

    Great information – thank you!

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