Andaz Maui REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Old Oct 15, 19, 11:20 pm
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They don't compare. It depends on what one is looking for from the visit, but they don't compare at all. I used to stay at HR annually, and since Andaz opened I haven't returned to HR... but then Andaz blows away HR for what I want (not for everyone) ...as I've documented upthread or in HR thread.
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Old Oct 16, 19, 1:05 pm
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Looks like they are back to 10 nights (in June 2020, anyway). What a joke...I love staying here, but honestly...
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Old Oct 17, 19, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by laxsnaogg View Post
Looks like they are back to 10 nights (in June 2020, anyway). What a joke...I love staying here, but honestly...
Any idea if it is still possible to book 10 nts and then call Hyatt to reduce the # of nts? Still sucks to need 300k pts in acct to do this ...
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Old Oct 17, 19, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by zzrayzz View Post
Any idea if it is still possible to book 10 nts and then call Hyatt to reduce the # of nts? Still sucks to need 300k pts in acct to do this ...
If u are globalist u don't need the points in advance
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Old Oct 17, 19, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by zzrayzz View Post
Any idea if it is still possible to book 10 nts and then call Hyatt to reduce the # of nts? Still sucks to need 300k pts in acct to do this ...
Yes. Booked ten nights over July 4th and shortened to six nights last month. Globalist though.
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Old Oct 17, 19, 5:35 pm
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More game playing. The standard room is available via Costco but not Hyatt.. Dec 20-25. Costco package with car rental $6,341. Hyatt.com $9307 where "resort view" is the lowest category. Base room suddenly available when booking Dec 10-25.
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Old Oct 17, 19, 5:40 pm
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Considering that they do literally have "dumpster view (and smell!)" rooms, resort view is an upgrade.

But, yeah, sounds like they're playing games.

Are flights in that Costco package? For how many people?
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Old Oct 17, 19, 6:37 pm
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Originally Posted by seawolf View Post
More game playing. The standard room is available via Costco but not Hyatt.. Dec 20-25. Costco package with car rental $6,341. Hyatt.com $9307 where "resort view" is the lowest category. Base room suddenly available when booking Dec 10-25.
Sorry, that's not correct it's another/new gaming. I mean, yes, they game (big time), but Resort View isn't close to the class of room that books into Reward space. Below Resort View is Mountain View and Garden View.

For your Costco compare it's apples to apples.
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Old Oct 18, 19, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
Sorry, that's not correct it's another/new gaming. I mean, yes, they game (big time), but Resort View isn't close to the class of room that books into Reward space. Below Resort View is Mountain View and Garden View.

For your Costco compare it's apples to apples.
My point is they are taking the base inventory and making it available to Costco or other sales channel instead of Hyatt.com effectively shutting out award redemption.
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Old Oct 19, 19, 6:04 pm
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I'm not following... base inventory is Garden View. You post that Costco is selling Resort View. Resort View is not base inventory, it's two grades higher.
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Old Oct 19, 19, 6:32 pm
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Sorry if I wasn't being clear, the lowest/cheapest room hyatt.com was showing was a 1K/2Q Resort View for $9K for the stay while for the same dates, Costco was selling the base room (1K/2Q) for $6k. So not only is the property making the base room available to other channels except for hyatt.com, you also can't do a Best Price Guarantee as the same room type is not offered to Hyatt..
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Old Oct 19, 19, 7:15 pm
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OK, so now I understand we're not comparing anything to Reward inventory. But what is surprising about a hotel selling (like much earlier) at-the-time non-base level inventory wholesale for resell to a travel agent (like Costco), only to later when that inventory becomes "cheapest available" have the hotel's inventory management system price it higher than the travel agent is retailing it for?

If Hyatt already sold out all but a few of it's Resort View inventory (much of it wholesale to Costco even), then Hyatt's yield mgmt would raise the price of that little remaining for sale inventory, and what can Hyatt do if Costco lowers prices in an effort to not be left with a "perishable asset"?
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Old Oct 19, 19, 8:12 pm
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The thing is this, the base room is available on a 14-night stay covering the 5 nights I have in mind. So the hotel does have inventory not allocated to Costco.

Only reason I haven't done the book a reservation meeting the hotel minimum night requirement and trim off the excess is the hotel has a 90 day cancel which my dates are well within.
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Old Oct 20, 19, 6:04 pm
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They seem to have a new room category:

Property Development View


I hope I'm not getting that! I did book long before the construction was announced, but I'm sure they won't care.
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