New Hyatt Promotion - spending credit with reservation.

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  1. Steven Schwartz
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    A loser for me. We have five nights reserved at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome in December. Rate was 540 Euro but the senior discount brought it down to 486 Euro per night.

    Enter the info for this promotion and the lowest rate that shows up is 570 Euro per night. Remove the promotion code and it goes down to the regular fee of 540.

    Why bother with a promotion if you're not going to make it worthwhile. They would have been better off just saying that the PH Paris Vendome is not participating in this promotion.
     
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    Did you get an e-mail on this promo?
     
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    It would appear the promotion includes a food credit of some sort. That could make the 570 Euro rate worth it compared to the 540 regular rate, but it's a little hard to determine. Obviously it's a lot more than the senior rate
     
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    Food credits don't go very far at the PH Vendome! Restaurant/room service/laundry prices there are truly impressive. Much better to forget about the food credit and eat at one of the zillions of restaurants, good restaurants, that are nearby.
     
  6. Steven Schwartz
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    Link was in a newspaper ad:

    www.welcomecredithyatt.com

    Enjoy your Welcome Credit worth up to $150 when you stay at a participating Hyatt now through December 30, 2011.
    Simply request offer code WELCRE when you book your reservation, stay a minimum of two nights and pay the Welcome Credit rate. Then use your credit for a quiet meal, drinks by the pool or whatever will make your stay with us more romantic, more fun or more relaxing. After all, no matter what you do on your getaway, it’s even better when it’s on us.

    Hyatt Hotels in the U.S. and Canada (excluding Resorts):

    • Receive a $75 Welcome Credit with a 2-night stay
    • Receive a $125 Welcome Credit with a 3-night stay
    • Receive a $150 Welcome Credit with a 4-night or more stay


    Hyatt Hotels in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia/Pacific and Latin America:

     
  7. mattsteg
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    From Hyatt's perspective, a few advantages:
    Bring in more revenue from people booking with this code, as the total rate is higher
    Bring in people with the idea they're getting a bonus, even if they recoup much of it

    From the potential guest who doesn't book discounted rates like senior, there's a slightly discounted food and beverage credit.

    In my experience, this is probably about par for most promotions of this nature, whether you're staying at a Park Hyatt or a Hyatt Place.
     
  8. JohnDeere19
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    They're probably hoping that a certain % will not take advantage of all the welcome credit or use it towards higher margin products/services and end up having to pay additional charges about what the credit covers.

    Most of us probably don't fall into either category.
     
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    The good ole non-promo promo. Just goes to show you that many corporate marketing campaigns are still designed to trick people into thinking they got a deal when in fact they are just making money off them.
     
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