Question: Hyatt upgrade certificate use in Japan

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  1. alohastephen

    alohastephen Gold Member

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    I have a question regarding the Hyatt suite upgrade certificates good on paid stays.

    I am planning to make a paid stay in Japan. In Japan, it appears that they charge per person rather than per room. Since I plan on upgrading to a suite anyway, can I make a reservation based on the lower single (one person) room price even if I am staying with my wife? Or do I need to reserve and pay for the higher double (two persons) price?

    Thank you.
     
  2. peteropny
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    I believe you'll still have to pay for the double rate since two people are occupying the room/suite.
     
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  3. RichardInSF
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    The Hyatt hotels in Japan have, at most, only a relatively small difference between the single and double rate. It tends to be Japanese style hotels (ryokan or minshuku) where meals are included in the rate that charge on a per person basis.

    But in your case, since there will be two people in the room, you clearly have to pay the double rate regardless, as Peter pointed out just above.
     
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  4. MSPeconomist
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    I agree with the two replies above. Most hotels in Japan have separate rates for single versus double occupancy of the same room, but the difference is usually pretty small. (For example, at the Imperial in Tokyo, the difference is usually about 3,000 yen per night (plus tax and service charge), which is ten percent or less or the single room rate.) You would, of course, be charged the double occupancy rate if you are traveling with someone, perhaps with an exception for a small child.

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  5. paladin87
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    Just don't forget that suite upgrades cannot be used at the HR Kyoto.
     
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  6. alohastephen

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    Do they not have suites in Kyoto?
     
  7. RichardInSF
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    They do, I've stayed in one. And I don't see any specific exclusion on the award page discussing the suite upgrade for points: http://goldpassport.hyatt.com/gp/en/awards/hyatt_upgrade.jsp

    As it is a resort, you would have to pay a minimum of the prevailing deluxe rack rate to use the upgrade.

    However note that most regular rooms at this hotel are at least 60 sqmt in size so you may want to save your suite upgrade for somewhere else.
     
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  8. paladin87
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    Yeah I don't think there is a point exclusion, just the 4 annual diamond upgrades are not applicable to the HR Kyoto. Specifically excludes it.
     
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  9. theskyflyer
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    Um, are you sure this is HR Kyoto and not HR Hakone? I remember the standard rooms at Kyoto to be tiny! We were lucky, however, that we got an upgrade to a suite.

     

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