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SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« on: July 03, 2012, 11:58:21 PM »
So I have a 2 island trip to maui and big island planned for 8/19. my wife and i have 2 free nights each at hyatt and i just tried to book the rooms. they aid there is no availability during that week for free award nights. the other option is spending 800+ on a decent hotel for 5 nights which is an expense i cannot afford.
ANY IDEAS????
can i put myself on a waiting list? is it possible for me to sell my free nights to someone and use that money?
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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 12:39:09 AM »
I don't know Hyatt rules in this situation but as to selling them, are they suite nights or regular rooms

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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 12:40:17 AM »
they are reg nights. i have hilton gold and was planning on matching before the trip to get the suite upgrade

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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 12:42:55 AM »
they are reg nights. i have hilton gold and was planning on matching before the trip to get the suite upgrade
You cant use suite upgrades on free nights (officially).

You had to match before applying to get the 2 suite nights.

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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012, 12:44:49 AM »
I can offer you $600 for all 4 but you can probably do better selling them to someone else

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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 01:31:13 AM »
With Starwood platinum sometimes they can open up availability for you maybe if you match to diamond they can do the same I don't know just hypothesizing

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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 02:49:09 AM »
You cant use suite upgrades on free nights (officially).

You had to match before applying to get the 2 suite nights.

I think the OP was hoping that once he matches to Hyatt Diamond, they'll upgrade him.
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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 02:50:45 AM »
I think the OP is hoping that once he matches to Hyatt Diamond, they'll upgrade him.
Well, if theres no availability he wont be staying.

I think he just wants the room for now...

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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 02:52:51 AM »
Well, if theres no availability he wont be staying.

I think he just wants the room for now...

He obviously won't get upgraded if there's no availability.

Does Hyatt open availability upon request like SPG (sometimes) does?
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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012, 08:42:32 AM »
Does Hyatt open availability upon request like SPG (sometimes) does?
Yes, but Hyatt Maui isn't the most accommodating of properties IME.
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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2012, 11:30:32 AM »
Yes, but Hyatt Maui isn't the most accommodating of properties IME.
so what would dan do? WWDD

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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2012, 12:23:48 PM »
Stay at the Fairmont  ;)
Or I think he's big on calling twice a day

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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2012, 02:56:19 PM »
Those were my original dates for the free nights as well but they were "sold out" 3 months ago.......chose GH Kauai instead

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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2012, 01:28:54 AM »
Yes, but Hyatt Maui isn't the most accommodating of properties IME.
is this based on experience? have a story to share?

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Re: SOS my HI trip is in jeopardy!!
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2012, 09:44:28 AM »
They're don't generally open standard rooms as other properties would and they also don't upgrade diamonds to a suite unless you pay/use a suite cert for it.
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