Hyatt Publishes Redemption Rates For New All-Inclusive Resorts

Hyatt is growing like crazy lately, and not just in terms of expanding their “traditional” footprint and growing their limited service brands. Hyatt launched a huge new partnership with MGM earlier this year, which is pretty exciting for both Gold Passport and M life members.

Hyatt is now expanding into the all-inclusive market, with the opening of two new hotels in Mexico.

The first property is the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, which opens on November 1, 2013. It’s a 600+ room mega resort for families.

Hyatt-Ziva-Los-Cabos

The Hyatt Zilara Cancun will open shortly thereafter, on November 15, 2013. This will be an adults  (16+) only resort and have about half as many rooms as the Los Cabos property, so will be a bit more exclusive.

Hyatt-Zilara-Cancun

Hyatt has now published redemption rates at both of these properties, though you can’t actually make Gold Passport reservations at either of them yet. Not surprisingly, these hotels don’t fall in the “traditional” award categories, given that they’re both all-inclusive and don’t have “standard” rooms (the entry level rooms at both resorts is a junior suite).

  • You can book the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos with points as of tomorrow, November 1, 2013, for 20,000 Gold Passport points per night.
  • You can start booking the Hyatt Zilara Cancun as of November 15, 2013, for 25,000 Gold Passport points per night.

Hyatt ordinarily charges up to 22,000 points per night for standard room award reservations, so I think these rates are perfectly reasonable, especially given that the properties are all-inclusive and don’t have standard rooms.

What remains to be seen, however, is how many people will be allowed per room on an award booking. For example, pulling up a random date at the Hyatt Zilara, the rate for a room with one person is $340:

Hyatt-Zilara

The rate for a room with three people, on the other hand, is $595.

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Historically, Hyatt will allow up to the maximum number of people allowed in a room on an award booking, though I wouldn’t be surprised if they cap the number of people per room on redemptions. Maybe they’ll only allow two guests per award reservation and then you can pay a supplement for additional people. Or maybe (hopefully), they’ll allow up to the maximum number of guests per room included at the standard redemption rate.

Regardless, some very exciting new options!

(Tip of the hat to Mommy Points)

Comments

  1. Lucky, in my experience even if a hyatt hotel allows for 3 people to a room they will charge you for the third person on an award booking. Is that not the case?

  2. Last I knew it is still 2013, Lucky. Don’t give me a heart attack like that ;)(RE: Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos)

  3. Lots of exciting new limits on maximum occupancy for award nights. I’d hate to see Hyatt just give these rooms away for nothing when there are so many perfectly reasonable restrictions they could start adding to our bookings.

  4. Any word on whether these properties will be redeemable using the two free nights from the Chase Hyatt card?

  5. I was worried about max occupancy limits for these award prices too though was told this morning that didn’t impact award pricing…but now this afternoon word is that anything over double occupancy indeed costs more. 10k per person more over 2 at Ziva and 12.5k more per per person per night over 2 at Zilara. Not a shocker, but more of an issue at the family property than the adult property I would guess.

  6. I couldn’t book with points at the los cabos location. I tried 6 diff dates in Feb, Mar, Apr.

    The site does say that age 0-2 no additional fee, 2-13 variable fee, 13+ adult fee.

  7. I’ve been to the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos when it was owned/run by someone else. The pool/beach area is pretty amazing.

  8. @ Billy — Hmmm, I guess it depends on whether we’re talking about children or adults. It looks like you’re right for adults, though I have no issues pulling up award space for two adults and two children at many hotels, for example. Will be interesting to see how children are handled at an all inclusive.

  9. @ Diamond Vargas — Haven’t heard any official news on that one way or another. Think it could go either way. My guess is that they will allow redemptions there, but I could be wrong.

  10. Looked for a few dates in January and message said not bookable with points. Hopefully they will straighten this out.

  11. @ Steven S — Neither property is bookable on points yet. The Los Cabos property will be bookable as of November 1, while the Cancun property will be bookable as of November 15.

  12. looks like the 20k is only for one person. any additional person is 10k unless they are under 2. Just called to check and no availability on my dates in March.

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