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New Hyatt Owner Trying to Understand Booking


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Jun 9, 2005
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Ottawa, Canada
I am a newish owner so only booked a couple of reservations via Hyatt and not at all via II so have some questions.

I lost some points and had a little trouble using some leftover points in LCUP until I am deciding to give a few nights away in Breckenridge to some friends in Denver... Is CO resorts copper or mountain times decent use of left over points for short drive staycations?

For deposit into II, does people find it work better with Red or yellow time and with studio or 1 bdrms? Very rarely would I need 2 bdrms I think..
Feb 11, 2012
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What is a XYZ, sorry for the newbie question

1. Yes this is true. You do not trade Hyatt-to-Hyatt in II. All these trades go thru HRC. There are no uptrades in unit size in HRC. It is very different from Marriott in that way. You give points to II, whatever number you decide to give them. You don't deposit a week with II. You also do not need to deposit to search with II, but you do need to deposit to set up an exchange request.

2. Home preference period only applies to your specific unit in your week in your resort. Everything else is first come first served for HRC members, with those on a wait list coming first by order of date the wait list was set up. You can absolutely obtain club reservations at other resorts during HRPP, it's just a matter of whatever's available. Carmel in general is very do-able. Once an owner at Carmel decides he/she will not be using his/her owned week, the week is turned over to Hyatt. Hyatt can then either give it to II or put it in the HRC for members to book. It seems like they mostly do the latter, and club availability tends to be pretty good.

3. I do not think that Hyatt is exercising ROFR in any meaningful way right now. Maybe if you got an absolute steal they'd take it from you, but it's pretty doubtful.

IMO, the absolute best use of Hyatt is as an II trader. If you have a 2200 pt week, you can deposit with II and get two 1BR weeks plus a studio, plus 3 XYZs, for a total of 6 weeks off 1MF. Or you could do a 2BR plus a 1BR, plus two XYZs for 4 weeks. And so on.