Restaurants are NOT eligible spending?

Old Jul 16, 19, 12:54 pm
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Restaurants are NOT eligible spending?

Is this true? Does restaurant and bar spending onsite at Hyatt hotels NOT count as eligible spend?
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Old Jul 16, 19, 12:56 pm
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I don't think this is true in general, but some hotels contain restaurants with no relation to the hotel other than sharing a building or being a tenant. I wouldn't expect to earn points at such restaurants during a hotel stay.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 1:15 pm
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Some states have laws that forbid points on alcohol sales at hotels, so that part of the bill would always be ineligible, regardless of the restaurant's owner/operator.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 2:01 pm
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Some states have laws that forbid points on alcohol sales at hotels, so that part of the bill would always be ineligible, regardless of the restaurant's owner/operator.
Ah I think that must be it..... was pool drinks.
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Always bill the meals to hotel room if you can. For our summer trip, I even billed the dinner at a local joint to the hotel by swiping the hotel keycard. That resort is the only big thing in town...
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Always bill the meals to hotel room if you can. For our summer trip, I even billed the dinner at a local joint to the hotel by swiping the hotel keycard. That resort is the only big thing in town...
What hotel was this?
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What hotel was this?
Atlantis at Bahamas
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Originally Posted by lighthouse206 View Post
Is this true? Does restaurant and bar spending onsite at Hyatt hotels NOT count as eligible spend?
It also depends on the restaurant relationship with the hotel (I guess what is meant technically by "onsite" as well) - e.g., STK in the same building as Andaz San Diego doesn't earn points even though it can be charged directly to the room.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 7:29 pm
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Originally Posted by gengar View Post
It also depends on the restaurant relationship with the hotel (I guess what is meant technically by "onsite" as well) - e.g., STK in the same building as Andaz San Diego doesn't earn points even though it can be charged directly to the room.
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When I stayed at Atlantis (of course Marriott, not Hyatt), I received just one bill from Atlantis front desk including all the food and drink from poolside bars, restaurants and restaurants in Marina area. I received all the Marriott (6x) points. I also received the AmEx Brilliant $300 Marriott credit.

Same situation when I stayed at Hyatt Baha Mar. Everything earned full points.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 8:24 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
I do not know how this can happy. But I believe in you.

When I stayed at Atlantis (of course Marriott, not Hyatt), I received just one bill from Atlantis front desk including all the food and drink from poolside bars, restaurants and restaurants in Marina area. I received all the Marriott (6x) points. I also received the AmEx Brilliant $300 Marriott credit.

Same situation when I stayed at Hyatt Baha Mar. Everything earned full points.
Might work because itís in country with no law against inventing alcohol beverage consumption?
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Old Jul 16, 19, 9:18 pm
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Might work because itís in country with no law against inventing alcohol beverage consumption?
Which countries have those laws? I haven't experienced them knowingly before.
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I would not get the complicated stuff. There are still variables at each property and location. But in general, if you can bill to hotel room, it should be part of the entire final hotel bill. If you get a $500 final hotel bill charged to credit card, how Chase or AmEx knows which part is dinning cost?
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Old Jul 16, 19, 10:10 pm
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The OP is talking about points from Hyatt, not from the card issuer.

Originally Posted by Isochronous View Post
Which countries have those laws? I haven't experienced them knowingly before.
Here are a couple prior threads:

No GP Points for Alcohol

No SPG points on alcohol in California, Hawaii, Massachusetts or Oregon (updated)
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Old Jul 16, 19, 10:20 pm
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I have found this in some places - for room service food. Hyatt Place Heathrow is an example, and it happened last week at the Harbourside, Boston too. No booze on either folio, so now I check carefully. I wonder how many points this particular issue has cost me?
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Old Jul 16, 19, 11:27 pm
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In my experience, beverages were excluded for points(sometimes even food) for most of stays even in Asia. It's not prohibited by the law, it just Hyatt does not. I have never experienced this at IHG or Marriott. Only at Hyatt.
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