Hyatt sold out, and then not

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  1. dcw74

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    We have an upcoming stay at the the Hyatt Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong, and I called last week to apply a suite upgrade to our reservation. I was told that most of the hotel was sold out for the first half of our stay (and I checked online to confirm), so the agent applied the upgrade to the second half. Yesterday I decided to check availability again, and the website showed the regency suite as being available for all 4 nights of our stay (as well as many other room types). I called and was able to get the upgrade applied to our entire stay. Cool.
    I'm just wondering if this is a pretty common occurrence and what the cause is? A hotel being sold out for a particular time frame, and then suddenly having lots of availability. Did a tour group suddenly cancel? Were rooms set aside for third party booking agency and then released back to the hotel?
     
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    Scottrick Gold Member

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    It could be as little as one room. That's the difference between available and full. ;)
     
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    it happens frequently, so it is a good idea to always check back.
     
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    I still see suite availability so maybe it was two rooms =) Anyhow, thanks for the input. I've really enjoyed reading your blog and cast my votes for you at TravelSummary!
     
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    Sweet Willie Gold Member

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    especially in convention cities or popular cities, hotels put blocks of rooms on hold, then if potential number of attendees declines, rooms open up.
     
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    Exactly- especially for Hong Kong and near trade fair time periods- as the block is automatically released a large amount of availability can open up.
     
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