It’s easier than ever to Work From Hyatt — here’s what’s new
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Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. It was originally published on Aug. 25, 2020.
As the coronavirus pandemic unfolded over the course of the year, Hyatt was quick to become a leader in this strange new world. The hotel brand jumped on a new trend that emerged after the initial round of COVID-related restrictions: the work-from-hotel package.
In fact, Hyatt became the first major hotel chain to offer a formal package across its portfolio, known as Work From Hyatt. The initial group of participating hotels was just over two dozen properties, designed for the countless people working remotely or attending “Zoom University” looking for ways to flip the script on the pandemic and use their newfound flexibility to change up their routine — at least for a few days.
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Work From Hyatt packages proved to be popular, as the chain expanded the program in September to more than 60 resorts across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. However, there was no single-day offering like what its competitors Hilton and Marriott offer.
Now, Hyatt’s giving guests the option to book an “Office for the Day”, and making a few more changes to the existing Work From Hyatt program. And yes — you can springboard this into earning top-tier Hyatt Globalist status very quickly. Let’s take a look at all the details.
Office for the Day
Work From Hyatt: Office for the Day packages are available at over 400 Hyatt properties in the Americas through May 31, 2021.
Rates start at $65 per day and give guests access to a standard guest room from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This includes a dedicated workspace, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, 50% discount on self or valet parking, 15% discount on food and beverage, complimentary in-room bottled water, coffee and tea, in-room wellness offerings including Headspace meditations through the World of Hyatt app, access to hotel’s gym and pool where available and no-charge cancellation up to 24 hours before arrival.
You can also use redeem points for an Office for the Day packages and have the ability to upgrade your room type.
Guests will receive all of the typical elite benefits they’re entitled to and, perhaps most exciting, Office for the Day rates are eligible for points earning and will count toward earning elite status (more on that later).
Available at more than 400 properties in major cities, you can take advantage of these day rates at a wide range of properties, from the Hyatt Place Chicago/River North to the Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco to The Driskill, part of the Unbound Collection in Austin, Texas.
Hyatt publishes rates starting from $65, but make sure you check the individual property you’d like to book, as the price varies depending on date and hotel. To book, call 1-866-886-5053 or visit hyatt.com and use Special Offer Code OFFICE. Note that while this will often be a savings over the nightly rate, we did run into a few exceptions to that rule, so always price compare.
The addition of the Office for the Day option opens up new possibilities for those seeking top-tier Globalist status in the World of Hyatt program. Hyatt’s been rolling out generous promotion after generous promotion recently, and as TPG’s Summer Hull explains, you can achieve top-tier Globalist status with just nine nights stayed, thanks to a combination of stacking ongoing promotions and signing up for the World of Hyatt Credit Card.
With Office for the Day rates starting from just $65 and qualifying for elite nights towards status, there’s a very convincing argument to be made for a “mattress run” at the beginning of 2021, even if you just want a place to work during the day. You’ll get the best of both worlds: A change of scenery from your home office and the same four walls each and every day, plus the ability to set yourself with Hyatt’s valuable top-tier status for when travel begins to return to normal on the heels of the upcoming COVID-19 vaccines.
Work From Hyatt extended-stay packages
Hyatt also made two changes to the existing Work From Hyatt program.
First, whereas previously you had to commit to a seven-night stay, now you can book with a five-night minimum. Second, you can now book Work From Hyatt stays through Sept. 12, 2021.
These packages, which start from $139 per night, include standard amenities like a dedicated workspace, housekeeping, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and discounted or complimentary laundry. And, depending on the property, you’ll receive additional perks like complimentary pool cabanas, free rounds of golf, s’mores kits, private cooking classes, a dedicated concierge and sometimes free kids’ programs.
Resort fees are waived when you book a Work from Hyatt package, and you’ll still receive the benefits you normally would, including points earning, elite-night earning and elite-status benefits (if applicable). You’ll also be able to use your World of Hyatt points to book a Work from Hyatt package.
With more than 60 participating properties, you should have no problem finding a place to go, whether your idea of a perfect remote work or learning destination is a ski lodge or an all-inclusive Caribbean resort.
Some of our favorite hotels currently offering a Work from Hyatt package include the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in California, the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Texas, Park Hyatt Aviara in California, the Grand Hyatt Vail in Colorado, Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, The Cape, a Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya near Cancun, Mexico, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Colorado, the Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa and Casino, the Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, and so many more.
If you want to book one of these packages for yourself, you can call Hyatt directly at 1-866-886-5053 and use the booking code WFHYAT.
There’s a lot of hope for where 2021 will take us in terms of health and travel opportunities, while things remain a bit challenging at the moment, Hyatt is continuing to present itself as a leader in both alternative uses for hotels and rapid pathways to earning elite status at the very same time.
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