Summary of the Deal
Hyatt is running a major 4th-night-free promotion for Hyatt Regency and Hyatt Place properties from now through May 15. Here are the details:
- Stay 3 nights, get your 4th night free
- Book by: May 11, 2019
- Stay by: May 15, 2019
- Rate code: 4HFR (for both Hyatt Regency & Hyatt Place)
- 94 participating Hyatt Regency properties
- 246 participating Hyatt Place properties
- Prepayment is required, and this promotional rate is non-refundable
You can also access these offers by going to the main Hyatt page and clicking on “Offers” on the main menu bar.
Is It a Good Deal?
We’re not big fans of booking prepaid, non-refundable rates in general. But if you’re fully confident in your stay so that you’re comfortable booking a prepaid, non-refundable rate, this deal can represent a nice savings versus other available rates for a 4-night stay.
The rate that Hyatt is using for this promotion is the Standard Rate, which would not be prepaid and normally would be cancelable until shortly before your stay. Absent the 4th-night-free aspect, you could easily book lower rates (which would still be cancelable), such as Member Rates and AAA Rates. Thus, for longer stays, the 4th-night-free promo would result in less savings and wouldn’t be as good of a deal.
For one example, we ran a test on a 4-night block of dates at the new Hyatt Regency Seattle. This search resulted in an average rate of $165 per night with the 4th-night-free promo (using the Standard Rate of $219/night for the first 3 nights and $0 for the 4th night). Alternative rates were higher, such as the AAA rate at $198/night and the Member Rate at $209/night. This, in this example, the promotional rate could save you a solid $33 per night – about 16.7% savings versus the AAA rate. That’s a pretty good deal, if you’re ok with booking a prepaid, non-refundable rate.
The scope of this promotion also seems to be pretty good although not universal. Overall, 94 out of 199 Hyatt Regency properties worldwide are participating, and 246 out of 351 Hyatt Place properties.
When we searched the Dallas area, where we’re most familiar, we found 10 participating Hyatt Place properties and 2 participating Hyatt Regency hotels.
Here are the Dallas area Hyatt Place properties that are participating, as these might be particularly interesting for locals looking to generate elite night credits cheaply during Hyatt’s current points promotion:
Stacking This Promo & Other Strategy Considerations
We’ve recently written 3 Hyatt articles that could be particularly relevant in conjunction with this 4th-night-free promotion:
- Register Now! New Hyatt “Earn Points Faster” Promo Gives Bonus Points Through May 15
- Going for Globalist in 2019?
- How to Manufacture Elite Nights with Hyatt – Options and Costs
First, it’s important to note that these 4th-night-free promotional rates will qualify for the current Hyatt “Earn Points Faster” promotion. The “Earn Points Faster” promotion also runs through May 15, so it coincides exactly with the 4th-night-free promotional rates. Starting with your second stay, you can earn 1,500 bonus Hyatt points per night at Hyatt Place and 1,000 bonus Hyatt points per night at Hyatt Regency hotels.
This will also stack with your regular points-earning and elite status benefits, plus you’ll earn elite night credits.
We’ve written and strategized a lot about getting 60 elite night credits with Hyatt this year to earn top-tier Globalist status. This includes considering whether it’s worth it to manufacture elite nights through mattress runs with either paid rates or award nights – especially at Category 1 Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties during the “Earn Points Faster” promotion. The 4th-night-free promotion may make such mattress runs even more appealing with paid rates. You’ll need to check the promotional rates for hotels accessible to you and see if this reduces the rates.
Coincidentally, I’m writing this article from the Category 1 Hyatt Place Dallas-Plano near our house, where I’m “sort of” mattress-running a night on an award redemption. We have some work being done at our house which would have been quite disruptive at my home office, so it’s been very nice to have a quiet workspace for the afternoon. Plus, we can use the elite night credit on our journey toward Globalist status (hopefully) – and we’ll earn 1,500 bonus points from the “Earn Points Faster” promo to offset part of our 5,000-point award redemption cost!
In addition, we believe that these 4th-night-free promotional rates should work with the Citi Prestige 4th-night-free benefit to reduce your rates even further. To do this, you’d need to book through the Citi Aspire Concierge, give them the rate code for this promotion, 4HFR, and pay with your Citi Prestige card. This would reduce your per-night cost even further on a paid rate and would help you out whether you truly need the hotel nights or you’re on a status-earning mattress run.
Can you take advantage of this new Hyatt 4th-night-free promotion? Where will you stay? Will it help you earn elite status with Hyatt? Please let us know in the Comments!
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