The signup bonus for the Chase Hyatt credit card consistently includes 2 free nights at any Hyatt worldwide. This is an incredible value as some high-end Hyatts literally sell rooms for a thousand dollars a night during peak demand periods!
Of course, each individual in a relationship (even when married) can get this card. So honeymooning couples, or any couples for that matter, who plan ahead just a little can get four free nights at a Hyatt simply for getting this credit card and meeting the signup bonus requirements.
The pair of two-night reservations can be linked together very easily by Hyatt so that it’s effectively one four-night reservation and you won’t have to switch rooms midway through your stay.
That brings up the question: What are the best Hyatt hotels to stay at for honeymooners planning to use these free night awards?
The answer follows, in list form. Have you stayed at any of these? Have other thoughts? If so, please share your thoughts in the comments section.
The 8 (or 9) Best Hyatts for Honeymooners Using Free Night Awards from Chase Hyatt Credit Card Signup Bonus
We start off with a “two for one” listing. I’ve lumped these two properties together because they are all-inclusive properties, in Mexico and Jamaica, respectively. Unlike Hyatt’s other all-inclusive brand – Ziva – these Zilara hotels are adults-only. All-inclusive and adults-only? That probably sounds about perfect to most honeymooners! We’ve visited both and really enjoyed both of them. The Zilara Cancun took the cake on the food and room fronts and the Zilara Rose Hall impressed us with tons of onsite activities. Each is relatively close to a major international airport so honeymooners won’t waste away much of their trip in ground transfer vehicles. Each can be booked for additional nights at a rate of 25k HGP points/night, with that rate covering food and drink for two people.
Check out my detailed reviews of these properties:
- The Ultimate, Definitive Review of the Hyatt Zilara Cancun
- The Ultimate, Definitive Review of the Hyatt Zilara Ziva Rose Hall (Montego Bay, Jamaica)
2. Andaz Maui
Maui is often regarded as the number one spot on earth for honeymoons. It has beautiful beaches, luxury accommodations, incredible weather, uses the US dollar and of course English is spoken everywhere. The Andaz Maui is a trendy hotel which opened in the Wailea region of Maui in 2013 and has garnered quite a bit of attention with some high-end elements and some quirky features. Using our Chase Hyatt signup bonus free nights we stayed here for four nights to start our honeymoon. We really liked the unique setup of the hotel and the location is excellent. It sits on a great stretch of beach with good snorkeling. If you visit between December and March you may get to see whales as well. The infinity pools are really nice as well. It’s a great hotel for honeymooners! As the Andaz Maui is a Category 6 hotel, additional nights can be booked at a rate of 25k HGP points/night.
If you’re thinking Europe for your honeymoon there’s a good chance that Paris is in your thoughts. This Hyatt is a favorite for redemption of free signup bonus nights as rooms here can go for as much as a thousand US dollars a night at peak times! Located in a prime spot near shopping, dining options and the Louvre, it is always in demand. You can also walk to the Metro station at the Opera and the Champs-Elysees, where you can check out local artisans’ products. Visitors routinely rave and gush about the unparallelled service and the excellent food. Though this is a Hyatt most feel that it exudes Paris in every way. As the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome is a Category 7 hotel, additional nights will cost you 30k HGP points/night.
Kauai, desired for its natural beauty and lushness, is gaining on Maui for the #1 spot in Hawaii for honeymoons these days. The Grand Hyatt Kauai offers a great experience for honeymooners with a mix of luxury and fun. The resort is known for its verdant gardens, fish ponds, swimming pools and salt water ponds. Some longtime Hyatt patrons refer to this as their favorite Hyatt in the world. The only “knock” on this resort, which puts it below the Andaz, is that it is geared a little more to families which can mean a little less relaxation for honeymooners. Of course a visit to the resort while school is in session should minimize any such concerns. The Grand Hyatt Kauai is a Category 6 hotel, so additional nights can be booked at a rate of 25k HGP points/night.
It doesn’t get much more beautiful or exotic than the Maldives. This resort would be even higher on the list but for its location – it is so remote that it is difficult to get to. The resort, which is on a private, equatorial island in the Indian Ocean, has 50 luxurious villas. Some are on land and some are over water and offer a variety of private dining experiences for special occasions. If you or your fiance(e) is a scuba diver or really love snorkeling, this might be your bit of heaven on earth. The island has an incredible private reef with renowned fish life. The resort also has a spa and private or shared yoga sessions. As the Park Hyatt Maldives is a Category 6 hotel, additional nights will cost you 25k HGP points/night.
Like the Maldives, Australia can be quite a long flight for Americans, especially East Coasters. However, the experiences of Sydney may just make up for the long flight! The Park Hyatt Sydney is located on one of the world’s most beautiful harbors, near the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The hotel has 155 guestrooms and luxurious suites with contemporary interiors and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to private balconies. It also boasts two 5-star waterfront restaurants, a spa and recreational facilities. If you’re jonesing for a honeymoon in Australia, this is a great option for luxury and minimal cost. The Park Hyatt Sydney is a Category 7 hotel though so additional nights will cost you 30k HGP points/night.
After Paris, Italy may be the next most popular honeymoon destination in Europe. The geography, the architecture, the wine and of course the food, call the name of many a newlywed. This Park Hyatt in Milan is widely labeled an opulent 5 star hotel. The hotel is based in a palace-style building dating back to 1870 so it is quite the sight to behold. It is situated just steps from Milan’s most famous attractions, landmarks, fashion houses and boutiques. Like the Paris-Vendome, visitors to this hotel also rave about the service. Located just five minutes from the Milan stock exchange and financial district it can have a bit of an executive feel. As the Park Hyatt Milan is a Category 7 hotel, additional nights will cost you 30k HGP points/night.
This is a unique entry on the list, specifically for newlyweds that are big into skiing or snowboarding. With winter weddings becoming more common in the US, the allure of a ski honeymoon increases. The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is the ultimate in ski-area luxury, with ski-in, ski-out accommodations in the idyllic setting of the Vail Valley. Rooms are sometimes over a thousand dollars a night in ski season. As the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is a Category 7 hotel, additional nights will cost you 30k HGP points/night.
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Have you visited these hotels? Do you have other recommendations? If so, please share your thoughts in the comments section below!