Hyatt Stay Certificates and Hyatt Weekend certificates are a prepaid payment option for Hyatt Gold Passport stays. There has been a slight increase in the cost of Hyatt Stay Certificates for the three lower tiers of the five tier program. Hyatt Stay Certificates are available at 5 price levels: · Classic $109 (formerly $99) · Choice $145 (formerly $135) · Premier $185 (formerly $165) · Elite $249 (no increase) · Inspire $319 (no increase) Hyatt Hotels are sometimes available with a Hyatt Stay or Weekend Certificate for a lower price than the prevailing room rates offered for the dates of your stay. The best strategy for your wallet may be ‘forget the points and save money’. Hyatt Stay and Weekend Certificates are a prepaid option to remember when the room rate at the Hyatt Hotel is quite high for your dates. This strategy will not always work for the hotel you want, but when it does the savings can be significant. The biggest savings are likely to be found with hotels at the Hyatt Stay Elite and Inspire level certificates. These prepaid stay certificates cover room and tax. Hyatt Stay and Weekend Certificates – List of Participating Properties Booking Stay and Weekend Reservations Hyatt’s reservations website has a “Redeem Gift Certificates” tab for checking hotel availability if you already have purchased certificates and have codes to enter into the reservations webpage. If you have not purchased certificates yet, then call Hyatt Reservations and check availability over the phone before purchasing Stay and Weekend certificates. These prepaid Stay certificate nights are capacity controlled so you need to check certificate stay availability for your dates with Hyatt reservations. There is no credit given for using a higher priced certificate for a hotel property that accepts lower priced certificates. The best strategy is to check availability for certificate nights before you purchase the appropriate certificate for your stay. Hyatt Stay Certificates come in 5 price levels. Classic ($99/night) Some Classic level Hyatt Hotels include the · Hyatt Regency Minneapolis · Hyatt Regency Cleveland · Hyatt Place Portland Airport PDX · Hyatt Regency Cancun Choice ($135/night) Some Choice level Hyatt Hotels include the · Grand Hyatt Denver · Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, Florida · Hyatt Dulles Airport · Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Canada · Hyatt Regency Dubai · Hyatt Regency Auckland Premier ($165/night) Some Premier level Hyatt Hotels include the · Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Fort Lauderdale, Florida · Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, South Africa · Hyatt Regency Warsaw, Poland Elite ($249/night) Some Elite level Hyatt Hotels include the · Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, Nevada · Park Hyatt Philadelphia · Park Hyatt Washington D.C. · Park Hyatt Istanbul · Andaz London · Hyatt Regency London The Churchill Inspire ($319/night) Inspire level Hyatt Hotels include the · Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow · Park Hyatt Dubai · Grand Hyatt Hong Kong · Hyatt Regency Maui · Grand Hyatt Kauai · Park Hyatt Chicago · Hyatt Regency Paris Madeleine Hyatt Stay Certificates can be purchased for one, two, or three night stays. There is no discount for purchasing a multi-night Stay Certificate, so it is advisable to purchase single night certificates and combine them if needed. You do not retain any residual credit if you burn a three night certificate for a two night stay. The main caveat in using Hyatt Stay Certificates is no points are earned on the paid certificate portion of the hotel stay. Certificates count like free nights for Hyatt Gold Passport. Hyatt Weekend Certificates Hyatt also offers Hyatt Weekend Certificates for hotels in USA and Canada. These 2-night or 3-night certificates are valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights and include breakfast. Far fewer properties participate in the Weekend Certificate offer, however, this option is sometimes cheaper than the Stay Certificate. Compare prices. Hyatt Select Weekend Certificate US $298 for two nights ($447 3-nights) Hyatt Prestige Weekend Certificate US $418 for two nights ($627 3-nights) Interestingly, there are some properties listed as accepting a Prestige Weekend Certificate ($418 for two nights) that otherwise would require an Elite level Stay certificate($498 for two nights). There is an obvious advantage to the Hyatt Weekend Certificate at $209 per night including breakfast compared to $249 per night without breakfast for an Elite Stay Certificate at some Hyatt hotels. The following hotels are classified as Elite level Hyatt Stay ($249/night) and offer Hyatt Prestige Weekend Certificates which include breakfast for two and three night stays ($209/night). · Park Hyatt Toronto · Hyatt Grand Champions Resort (Palm Springs, CA area) · Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Florida (Naples area) · Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida · Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, New Mexico · Grand Hyatt San Antonio · Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, Texas · Grand Hyatt Seattle · Hyatt at Olive 8, Seattle · Grand Hyatt Washington, D.C. Link to Hyatt Stay Certificates Link to Hyatt Weekend Certificates Link to List of Hyatt Certificate Participating Hotels and Hotel Level There is potential for saving money on the hotel room rate if you are willing to forego points and stay credit. Elite benefits should still apply on these stays.