Best in the System: Cat. 4

Old Jan 10, 15, 8:25 am
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Exactly the type of thread I was looking for. Thank you to the above posters. HUGE help.

Probably going to go with the Andaz Papagayo - may make a Thanksgiving trip out of it - here's to hoping there is award availability

Keep 'em coming!

(ps, FWIW, not a Diamond. I am attracted to the fact that the Andaz Papagayo is Virtuoso. So, I can pay for night 1 under a Virtuoso rate, then use the certs. and a combo of points for the next 3-4 nights. Hopefully, under an upgraded room, too.)

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Old Jan 10, 15, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by hailstorm View Post
Maybe not a "luxury" property, but Hyatt Regency Maui is a really nice resort, and only recently dropped from Cat 5 to Cat 4.
Are you sure about this??? Last year it went from Cat 6 to Cat 5 but I can find no evidence it has now dropped again. Where do you get your information?
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Old Jan 10, 15, 3:48 pm
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I'm surprised that so many PHs around the world are only category 4. Looking at lists of category 4 PH (and Andaz) would be a good starting point for the OP. With no Hyatt status, the places that people suggest partly because of lounges are probably irrelevant, which would be almost all of the Hyatt Regencies and Grand Hyatts on the list.
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Old Jan 10, 15, 3:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Maui4me1 View Post
Are you sure about this??? Last year it went from Cat 6 to Cat 5 but I can find no evidence it has now dropped again. Where do you get your information?
Sorry, looks like I miscalculated. It is indeed a Cat 5..1
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Old Jan 13, 15, 8:10 pm
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Old Jan 13, 15, 10:56 pm
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My vote would be Hua Hin Thailand or Macau (soon to be Cat 5, as others have noted).
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Old Jan 13, 15, 11:51 pm
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Best in the System: Cat. 4

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Old Jan 14, 15, 6:23 am
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Old Jan 14, 15, 1:07 pm
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Its not open yet, but I'd imagine the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar until it gets bumped to a cat 5 next week.
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Old Jan 14, 15, 2:42 pm
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Old Jan 14, 15, 6:25 pm
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Another vote for Andaz Papagayo.

Was Cat 6, now 4. Likely to go up in category soon.

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Old Jan 15, 15, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by hailstorm View Post
Maybe not a "luxury" property, but Hyatt Regency Maui is a really nice resort, and only recently dropped from Cat 5 to Cat 4.
Did HR Maui change to a 4? I don't see it on the list (I'd be thrilled if it did).

Would +1 those who have mentioned the HR Mission Bay in San Diego...Great water slides for the kids, and a water taxi that takes you into a private entrance to Seaworld.
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Old Jan 15, 15, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by banzani View Post
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also: PH Hamburg, HR Tamaya, HR Vancouver
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Old Jan 15, 15, 11:42 pm
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We, too, love PH Hamburg. Though part of that is being Diamond members. (And the proximity to Miniatur Wunderland!)
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In the past I've analyzed this and looked for hotels with top Tripadvisor ratings (4.5+). Based on this my comprehensive list of best places to use the free night at are:

- Andaz Savannah
- Hyatt Place Chicago/River North
- Hyatt at Olive 8
- Grand Hyatt Seattle
- Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City
- Hyatt Place Austin Downtown
- Hyatt Market Street, The Woodlands
- Park Hyatt Toronto

- Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort
- Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar
- Hyatt Regency Trinidad
- Hyatt Regency Mexico City

- Grand Hyatt Melbourne

- Grand Hyatt Shenyang
- Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai
- Grand Hyatt Beijing
- Grand Hyatt Macau
- Grand Hyatt Shanghai
- Hyatt Regency Hangzhou
- Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
- Hyatt on the Bund
- Grand Hyatt Mumbai
- Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa
- Park Hyatt Siem Reap
- Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
- Park Hyatt Busan
- Park Hyatt Seoul
- Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
- Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
- Park Hyatt Saigon

- Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi
- Grand Hyatt Dubai
- Grand Hyatt Istanbul
- Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
- Hyatt Regency Baku

- Park Hyatt Hamburg
- Hyatt Regency Cologne
- Grand Hyatt Berlin

- Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo (CAT 3)
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