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Andaz Maui REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Old Nov 20, 20, 3:58 pm
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Whatís the process to borrow points? Can you just call up the regular Hyatt reservations line?
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Old Nov 20, 20, 4:39 pm
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Originally Posted by coleslaw View Post
Whatís the process to borrow points? Can you just call up the regular Hyatt reservations line?
just the globalist number (you have to be one to borrow points)
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Old Nov 21, 20, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by cbrown5294 View Post
just the globalist number (you have to be one to borrow points)
Or, just mail your Concierge and ask them to make the points booking & reassure them you know you have to fund it by no later than a week out
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Old Nov 22, 20, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
Or, just mail your Concierge and ask them to make the points booking & reassure them you know you have to fund it by no later than a week out
I did this recently and was told I need the points 10 days prior to the stay.

Do I need to contact someone to apply the points when I get them, or will the reservation automatically draw these off my balance when they are available in full?
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Old Nov 22, 20, 4:33 pm
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In general for the Andaz Maui do you have to be ready to book right when the redemption window opens (350+ days out)? Is it the sort of aspirational redemption that requires that forethought? Or could I wait till a few months into the booking window? New to Hyatt redemptions so am unsure.
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Old Nov 28, 20, 9:48 pm
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Originally Posted by cbrown5294 View Post
this trick was working well until yesterday. I was looking at some dates in Nov and Dec and found quite a few 3 night combos but now itís all gone canít find anything for months . The games continue ....
I was able to find 10 night blocks and then widdle it down to a shorter stay over the phone.
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Old Nov 30, 20, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
I did this recently and was told I need the points 10 days prior to the stay.

Do I need to contact someone to apply the points when I get them, or will the reservation automatically draw these off my balance when they are available in full?
Hyatt will deduct the points automatically, and IME if the points aren't available when they attempt to deduct them, they send you a reminder e-mail to fund your account before canceling the reservation unilaterally.
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Old Nov 30, 20, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by dkc192 View Post
Hyatt will deduct the points automatically, and IME if the points aren't available when they attempt to deduct them, they send you a reminder e-mail to fund your account before canceling the reservation unilaterally.
I was told that if itís not funded 7 days before then it gets converted to a cash reservation at the standard rate applicable at that time. Iím not sure how true that actually is... but that was the statement from the rep when i made a booking via the globalist phone line.
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Old Nov 30, 20, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by coleslaw View Post
I was told that if itís not funded 7 days before then it gets converted to a cash reservation at the standard rate applicable at that time. Iím not sure how true that actually is... but that was the statement from the rep when i made a booking via the globalist phone line.
At the seven day mark, is there a penalty for cancelling the points reservation? In fact, if it's converted to a booking to be paid with money, can you then use a AAA etc. rate if available or even switch to a package that you consider to be advantageous to you?
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Old Nov 30, 20, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
At the seven day mark, is there a penalty for cancelling the points reservation? In fact, if it's converted to a booking to be paid with money, can you then use a AAA etc. rate if available or even switch to a package that you consider to be advantageous to you?
Who knows! If it's actually true then I would guess you'd have the same cancellation policy as the points booking had? And that you wouldn't have any flexibility in changing to a cheaper corporate/special offer rate. It's all conjecture though... i don't think any of this is documented in publicly available T&Cs.
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Old Dec 1, 20, 10:53 am
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cant seem to book for January 2021. need only 1 night, but could use more.
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Old Dec 1, 20, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by nirc View Post
cant seem to book for January 2021. need only 1 night, but could use more.
Try searching for ~10 day stays that include the date(s) youíre looking for. They usually have a minimum stay requirement.
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Old Dec 2, 20, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by nirc View Post
cant seem to book for January 2021. need only 1 night, but could use more.
There is availability. I just checked Jan 19 for 10 nights.
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Old Dec 7, 20, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by pennystinkard View Post
In general for the Andaz Maui do you have to be ready to book right when the redemption window opens (350+ days out)? Is it the sort of aspirational redemption that requires that forethought? Or could I wait till a few months into the booking window? New to Hyatt redemptions so am unsure.
Bumping this for an answer.
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Old Dec 7, 20, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by pennystinkard View Post
Bumping this for an answer.
Your biggest problem is going to be the 8-10 night minimum stay to find the award availability.

Itís not too difficult to find space if youíre able to work with that minimum stay requirement.
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