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Aruba Master Thread
« on: January 31, 2012, 02:37:05 PM »
im planning a 4 night trip to aruba and debating where to stay on points any opinions? just for some info hyatt is 22k per night spg is 4k plus $60 and marriot is either 30k or 40k depending on which marriott

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 02:39:11 PM »
im planning a 4 night trip to aruba and debating where to stay on points any opinions? just for some info hyatt is 22k per night spg is 4k plus $60 and marriot is either 30k or 40k depending on which marriott
After doing a lot of research a few month back it seems Hyatt is the clear winner there.

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 02:42:24 PM »
After doing a lot of research a few month back it seems Hyatt is the clear winner there.
did u stay there or just did the research

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 02:43:12 PM »
did u stay there or just did the research
Just research.

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 02:48:57 PM »
We had a pretty nice experience at the Westin although it is mainly because we got a nice upgrade as a plat.
The Hyatt was definitely a more upscale property than the Westin and IIRC it was probably the nicest in the area.

So if you are looking to save then the Westin is a pretty decent option but you can do a lot better at the Hyatt.

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 03:51:13 PM »
im planning a 4 night trip to aruba and debating where to stay on points any opinions? just for some info hyatt is 22k per night spg is 4k plus $60 and marriot is either 30k or 40k depending on which marriott

Although the Hyatt is definitely nicer I would stay at the Westin if I can get it for Cash and points!!! Much better value!

The Hyatt was definitely a more upscale property than the Westin and IIRC it was probably the nicest in the area.

Most people consider the Radisson Aruba to be the nicest and most upscale property in Aruba. Although the Hyatt is a close second.
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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 04:38:45 PM »
if you are going to stay at the hyatt i have a suite upgrade that i will not be using so if you want it its yours

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 04:42:31 PM »
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Most people consider the Radisson Aruba to be the nicest and most upscale property in Aruba. Although the Hyatt is a close second.
You are right, I forgot about the radisson.

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 05:09:44 PM »
The Hyatt will be on JS within the week.

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 05:10:32 PM »
if you are going to stay at the hyatt i have a suite upgrade that i will not be using so if you want it its yours

You cannot use the suite upgrade when using points for your stay, only for paid stays.

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2012, 05:11:40 PM »
You cannot use the suite upgrade when using points for your stay, only for paid stays.
At least not officially...
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2012, 05:15:53 PM »
At least not officially...

You were able to do it with a point stay????? Please share

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2012, 09:20:45 PM »
You were able to do it with a point stay????? Please share

I successfully did at PH Zurich. Was unable to do so at PH Paris or in London
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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2012, 11:32:11 PM »
I successfully did at PH Zurich. Was unable to do so at PH Paris or in London

Did hyatt officially apply the certificate or did you just get an upgrade through the hotel?

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2012, 11:37:35 PM »
Did hyatt officially apply the certificate or did you just get an upgrade through the hotel?

Officially applied cert
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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012, 12:51:22 AM »
Officially applied cert

As in, confirmed upgrade in advance? That's awesome!

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2012, 08:24:13 AM »
Officially applied cert
would u like to spell out how u accomplished this?

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2012, 10:14:25 AM »
Call the hotel direct or get a diamond agent to call the hotel and ask.
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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2012, 10:47:03 AM »
would u like to spell out how u accomplished this?
I just sent an email asking to be upgraded and he said we can apply your suite upgrade. Did the same in Paris and London but no dice. I guess it depends on the hotel/staff person who is responding to you
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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2012, 04:20:00 PM »
Westin Aruba is going up from Category 4 to category 5 as of March 1st. It is a good deal as a Category 4 so anyone has any plans on visiting Aruba book it this month.