As you know, tomorrow the sign up bonus on the Hyatt Credit Card is scheduled to change from 2 free nights at any Hyatt property in the world to 40,000 points after meeting minimum spend. A reader sent a Facebook message suggesting that there could have been a recent change opening up the ability for a family all-inclusive stay with the free night certificates.
In the past, there has been text limiting the free nights to double occupancy at Hyatt Ziva and Zilara properties. The following text was included in the offer details:
Each Free Night Award is valid for use within one year from issuance for one (1) night in any available standard room at any Hyatt Hotel or Resort worldwide or participating M life resorts. Free Night Awards at Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva are based on single or double occupancy only.
This is what I see now under the 2 free nights heading in the terms and conditions:
Each Hyatt Credit Card Free Night Award is valid for use within one (1) year from issuance for one (1) night in any available standard room at any Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide or participating M life resorts. Each Hyatt Credit Card Free Night Award must be redeemed for a reservation with a checkout date before the expiration date of the award. After qualifying, please allow 10 days for your Hyatt Credit Card Free Night Award(s) to post to your World of Hyatt account. For complete terms and conditions of the World of Hyatt program including additional terms applicable to the use of Free Night Awards, see World of Hyatt Terms. Chase is not responsible for offer fulfillment. If your account is not open for at least 3 months, Hyatt and Chase reserve the right to deduct the Hyatt Credit Card Free Night Awards from your World of Hyatt account. Annual fee applies. For pricing details, please see Pricing & Terms.
The text limiting the free nights to single or double occupancy at Ziva and Zilara properties appears to be absent from the offer. Does this mean that you can use the certificates for a family stay at a an all-inclusive resort? Chase does make it clear that they are not responsible for fulfillment, so it’s possible that Hyatt will still limit you to single or double occupancy (or charge a co-pay of some sort) as is normally the case with award stays at the all-inclusives. Still, a good catch.
H/T: Reader Duncan