You can now use points to book Hyatt’s newest Hawaii property

Oct 8, 2020

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Travelers to the Hawaiian island of Maui are familiar with resorts in popular tourist areas like Wailea and Lahaina, but soon Hyatt will offer a new hotel option on the far east end of the island in the town of Hana.

A California-based investment group purchased the former Travaasa Hana hotel for about $25 million and has signed a deal with Hyatt, who will operate the hotel.

It’s now called the Hana-Maui Resort, under its Destination Hotels brand as of Oct. 1. And now, as first reported by View From The Wing, you can now search for and book award stays.

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(Photo courtesy of Hyatt Hana-Maui Resort)
(Photo courtesy of Hyatt Hana-Maui Resort)

Located on the famed Road to Hana — which spans more than 64 miles along the spectacularly natural curvy coast of East Maui — this 75-room property is sure to be popular with those who want a serene stay away from the more-crowded resort areas of the island, or simply stop for the night or two.

This property features guest rooms, suites, bungalows and family residences, as well as two restaurants, an indoor-outdoor spa and wellness center, two pools, a dedicated yoga area and “a plethora of adventure-driven and cultural experiences,” according to a Hyatt press release.

Unfortunately, if you have a Hawaii stay planned in the coming weeks, (assuming this round of the state’s reopening plans hold), you won’t find standard award availability.

Screengrab from Hyatt
Screengrab from Hyatt

However, beginning in January 2021 award availability for standard rooms opens up at this property. As a Category 7 World of Hyatt hotel, rates start at 30,000 points per night for rooms with one king or two queen beds. Keep in mind that World of Hyatt is suspending its 2021 hotel category award chart changes.

And if you need Hyatt points to redeem for a stay, remember that they transfer from the Chase Ultimate Rewards program at a 1:1 ratio. Right now, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is offering a  60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 in the first three months from account opening. (Photo courtesy of Hyatt Hana-Maui Resort)

(Photo courtesy of Hyatt Hana-Maui Resort)Many people who visit Maui embark on the Road to Hana drive, but typically have to drive back to other parts of the island to reach their hotels at the end of the day. Now, there’s an option for using your points right in the middle of all the splendor this area offers. While it’s not on a beach, it is set on a cliff overlooking the ocean, and with only 75 rooms, it’s tough to imagine this property being anything but serene and relaxing.

This is no doubt an exciting addition to Hyatt’s portfolios, and any Hyatt aficionados who enjoy visiting Hawaii will want to put this new property on their radar.

Featured image courtesy of Hyatt’s Hana-Maui Resort

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