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For me the Park Hyatt chain offers a combination of the most over-priced and over-hyped chain hotels and some of my favorite top-tier properties around. You could say I have a love-hate relationship with the chain.
I love the Park Hyatt Milan where the service is almost always fantastic and the location cannot be beaten and I find the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi a beautiful place to relax. But, on the flip side, I find the Park Hyatt New York grossly overpriced and I passed up on the chance to stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo earlier this year because I couldn’t justify the cost.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
Still, whenever there’s a chance of a discount at a Park Hyatt I always pay attention and, right now, there’s a promotion running that could save you some money.
Head For Points has reported that, courtesy of Departures Magazine and Amex, there is a code that offers 3 nights for the price of 2 or 4 nights for the price of 3 at most of the Park Hyatt properties worldwide.
- The promotion code is DPUK
- Book by 28 February 2018
- Stay between 1 January and 31 March 2018
- Some properties may well have blackout dates
- The rules don’t mention that an Amex Card is needed for this promotion
Locations offering 3 for the price of 2:
- Abu Dhabi
- New York
- Siem Reap
Location not participating:
All other Park Hyatt properties appear to be offering 4 nights for the price of 3.
Checking Out The Promotion
I’m quite wary when it comes to promotions like these as I’m usually half-expecting the rate to which the promotion applies to be sky-high….but in this case it looks as if there are some savings to be had.
For a random 3-night stay at the Park Hyatt Chicago the cheapest rate gave a total of $935.09 for the stay (after taxes)…..
….while the promo code brought the total cost down to $692.66:
Park Hyatt Chicago – Image Hyatt
At the Park Hyatt Maldives a random 4 night stay is pricing up to a quite amazing $5,173.12….
….while, for the same dates, the promo code brings the total cost down to $4,852.80:
Park Hyatt Maldives – Image Hyatt
The Park Hyatt New York appears to have had a 3 for 2 promotion on for some time…..
…but while under that offer the total cost of a randomly chose 3-night stay comes to $2,248.12, this promo code brings that total down to $2,018.62:
Be aware that the cancellation policies for this promotion vary widely from property to property and while some are very lenient….
…others tighten up when you’re booking a suite….
…and others require deposits and 30 days notice:
Can You Get A Better Deal?
Yes…..possibly….it will depend on the property.
If you have an American Express Platinum card you will have access to the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts collection which includes most (possibly all) the Park Hyatt properties…and this may be a better option.
Take the Park Hyatt Chicago and an example.
Earlier I showed how a randomly selected 3-night stay at the Park Hyatt Chicago would cost $692.66 using the 3 for 2 promotion and, on the same dates, Amex FHR is offering the same room for $295 + taxes per night:
Once you add in the taxes and fees the total cost for the 3-night stay balloons up to $885.00:
On the face of things this looks like an obviously worse deal….but it doesn’t have to be.
Amex FHR bookings bring with them a series of added benefits which are well worth considering in situations like these.
As things stand the Amex FHR rate is $192.34 more expensive than the rate achieved when using the promo code but the Amex FHR rate also gets you all of this:
The $100 property credit brings the difference down to just $92.34 and for that you’ll get breakfast for 2 for 3 days, a guaranteed 4pm check-out and a room upgrade where available.
If you have top-tier Hyatt status you may not value some of those benefits all that highly but, if like me you don’t have top-tier status, all of that is more than worth $92.34.
If I’m traveling alone I won’t value breakfast or an upgrade too highly but, if I’m with Joanna, breakfast alone is worth at least $30/day if I assume we’ll eat out or $60/day if assume we’ll be lazy and eat at the Park Hyatt.
Booking the Amex FHR rate could easily be a more economical option so be sure to check it out if you have access.
Use The Citi Prestige Card To Get An Even Better Deal
The Citi Prestige Card offers the 4th night free on stays of 4 nights or more (you still have to pay the taxes on the “free” night) but, where in the past the rebate was specifically on the cost of the 4th night, the rebate now is based on the average cost of the other nights.
The thing to be careful of here is that you’ll have to call up the Citi Concierge service to book this deal as the online booking engine has no way of accounting for any kind of special rate (AAA, senior etc…) let alone a hotel promotion code.
I haven’t tried this out yet (as I have no need to make such a booking) but there’s no reason that I know of why the Park Hyatt promo code and the Citi Prestige 4th night free shouldn’t stack.
If you have neither an Amex Platinum card or a Citi prestige Card the promo code alone should save you some money if you were already planning a trip to a Park Hyatt property.
If you have an Amex Platinum card you should check out what’s on offer via Amex FHR and compare the cost of the promo booking and the FHR booking – the FHR booking may look more expensive but the added benefits you get could well be worth the difference.
If you have a Citi Prestige card and you’re happy to book a 4 night stay then make sure you call up the Citi Concierge before you make any bookings – let them know of the promotion that’s running and the promo code and see what cost they come up with for your trip – you could be very pleasantly surprised!