Does the Hyatt Night In Rate Offer Value For You?

You can take advantage of the new Hyatt Night In rate for stays at your choice of 70 participating hotel and resort properties worldwide through Sunday, September 12, 2021, as you can “take a break from the routine, keep it local, and enjoy a truly unique stay” — but does this promotion offer value to you?

Does the Hyatt Night In Rate Offer Value For You?

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

In order to answer that question, first take a look at the benefits you can enjoy which are “perfect for a weeknight escape or a weekend staycation” and are included with the Hyatt Night In rate:

  • Signature culinary-themed or wellbeing-themed experience unique to each hotel property
  • Early check in — as early as 8:00 in the morning local time
  • Late check out — as late as 5:00 in the afternoon local time
  • 50 percent savings on parking
  • 15 percent savings on select food and beverage options
  • Upgraded room at check-in — upon availability
  • Standard World of Hyatt in-hotel benefits — including:
    • Earning points
    • Having nights count toward elite tier status
  • Ability to use World of Hyatt points to redeem for a Hyatt Night In package — which is only available by calling 800-524-9288 or a Global Contact Center
  • “Family Plan” option for a second room at 50 percent off regular rates — which is only available by calling 800-524-9288 or a Global Contact Center

The Cost of the Benefits of the Hyatt Night In Rate

As I was curious, I decided to start booking a reservation at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel property for checking in on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 and staying for one night, which would cost $139.00 for the night. Add in taxes and fees for a total of $167.49.

Click on the image for an enlarged version. Source: Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

A stay at this hotel property which is booked at the Hyatt Night In rate includes a southern cookbook from Anna Bell’s Kitchen and two passes to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. I could not find what is the price of the cookbook; but the two passes cost a total of $34.85, which includes a city of Atlanta tax of $1.57 and a state of Georgia tax of $1.28.

Click on the image for an enlarged version. Source: Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

The Member rate — which was the least expensive rate offered at the time this article was written — would cost $104.00 for the same night. Add in taxes and fees for a total of $126.05, which is a difference of $41.44.

Because the two passes to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights were not available on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 but were available on Thursday, January 28, 2021, I checked the rates again for the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel property — this time, for checking in on Thursday, January 28, 2021 for one night. The Hyatt Night In rate was $129.00 for a total of $155.80; while the Member rate was $95.00 for a total of $114.94, which amounted to a difference of $40.86.

Summary

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

You probably already guessed the answer to the question of whether the Hyatt Night In rate offers value to you: it depends, as each hotel property offers its own unique benefits in addition to the ones listed earlier in this article — and if you have Globalist elite status, the Hyatt Night In rate may very well offer less value for you because some of the benefits are already included with the elite status which you earned.

Speaking for myself pertaining to the specific example which was illustrated in this article, the value of all of the benefits included technically exceeds the difference in cost between the two room rates — but they did not provide enough value for me to convince me to book the Hyatt Night In rate, as I would have rather booked a reservation at the Member rate instead…

…but could I be convinced to book the Hyatt Night In rate at a different hotel property? Possibly. For example, if I arrived via airplane early one morning and depart late at night the next night, the Hyatt Night In rate becomes potentially more valuable because I can take advantage of checking in to the hotel property early and checking out of the hotel property late without worrying about it — and the extra benefits may become gravy. If I am granted an upgrade with the Hyatt Night In rate, the value increases for me — and if I like the extra unique benefits which the hotel property provides, the value to me exceeds the difference in room rates.

If you find that the Member rate is the best value, then check the room rates at competing hotel and resort properties to see if you can save even more money while not decreasing the value to you.

As usual, do your research first before committing to booking the Hyatt Night In rate to ensure that you are indeed getting the most value for your money.

All photographs ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

One thought on “Does the Hyatt Night In Rate Offer Value For You?”

  1. NB_ga says:

    Very odd perks included with the deal, at least at this location. Given that the author sells her heat-at-home mac ‘n’ cheese for $38 a pound, I can only imagine what she charges for her cookbook – maybe that is the real prize here?!
    Maybe the goodies are better elsewhere?

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