Best Cat 4 redemption

Old Jan 22, 23, 8:47 pm
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Best Cat 4 redemption

Best category 4 redemption in USA and then best in world ? GO !
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Old Jan 22, 23, 8:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Centurion
Best category 4 redemption in USA and then best in world ? GO !
US - Manchester Grand Hyatt

World - Manchester Grand Hyatt
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Old Jan 22, 23, 9:10 pm
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Park Hyatt Suzhou. My favorite Hyatt
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Old Jan 22, 23, 9:12 pm
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Thompson Madrid looks hard to beat until the next batch of changes. After that, maybe GH Seoul, Grand Hotel Parkers, HR Grand Cypress, CAA, or HR Puerto Rico.

The new PH in Jakarta looks insane though.
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Old Jan 22, 23, 10:16 pm
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I'll be using mine at Grand Hyatt Berlin - don't know if it's good or not, but that's another global choice.
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Old Jan 22, 23, 10:36 pm
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Hyatt Place Park City during peak season. 😉
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Old Jan 22, 23, 11:35 pm
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Old Jan 23, 23, 12:00 am
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Park Hyatt Jakarta
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Old Jan 23, 23, 12:25 am
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difficult question to answer, depends on what you are looking for.

Hyatt Place Moab is a fantastic use during peak season, when rates are 600$.
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Old Jan 23, 23, 1:24 am
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I suspect OP is asking for the best redemption rate….

Not the best location in the world, but I am happy to saved $349++ at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport using a cat 4 cert.
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Old Jan 23, 23, 2:12 am
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Grand Cypress
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Old Jan 23, 23, 2:31 am
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The "best" Cat. 4 redemption is any hotel where you would otherwise definitely need to pay a very high cash rate.

A list of "really nice" Category 3 or 4 hotels is easy. But sometimes those hotels aren't very expensive and/or they have alternatives nearby.
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Old Jan 23, 23, 6:36 am
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Not so much a place, but a time. Since WOH hasnt devolved into a points/$ scheme like almost everyone else, the best value will be from booking a hotel during a period of high demand. Even a lowly cat 2 HP could be going for $500+ during a special event, depending on how nearby it is. To me, that is the best use of a cert (or points in general). But that is only case if you were planning on attending that event or have some other reason why you need to stay there at that time.
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Old Jan 23, 23, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by Centurion
Best category 4 redemption in USA and then best in world ? GO !
And you are looking for one definitive answer?
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Old Jan 23, 23, 7:52 am
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I think what OP May be looking for - and something I would be interested in as well - is a hotel

1) Located in a popular and accessible urban/resort/vacation destination
2) A place that generally runs at high prices during its high season
3) Hopefully has some trappings of service / location / luxury / hipness that put it beyond a typical select service hotel

For example - in Miami/South Beach, not sure there are any hotels that qualify. They hotels that would fit these criteria all start at Cat 5 (Hyatt Centric South Beach, Hyatt Centric Brickell, Confidante).

Thompson Madrid posted earlier in the thread seems like a good candidate.
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