Should I Take Hyatt Up On Their Timeshare Offer?

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As a Hyatt Gold Passport member, I receive a bunch of emails from Hyatt, with one of the most recent ones being an advertisement for their Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach Resort, one of their timeshares, (A Hyatt Residence Club), which I instantly deleted.

However, a few moments later I went into my trash and read the offer which actually seems like a decent deal for a 5 night stay in Maui.

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Offer Details:

Experience a Hawaiian escape at our award-winning, oceanfront destination. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach Resort located on Maui.

Your Maui vacation includes:
• 6 days and 5 nights at our tropical retreat
• Luxurious 2 bedroom, 2 bath oceanfront suite with expansive lanai
• Zero-entry lagoon and infinity relaxation pools with views of the ocean
• Plus, 10,000 bonus points

This exclusive offer is only available when you join us for a private tour to learn about the benefits of joining Hyatt Residence Club.

Travel by March 31, 2017 to secure this exclusive Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach Resort offer for only $1,495+ tax for 5 nights, a savings of up to $4,500.

Bottom Line

Do you think this is worth it to attend a timeshare presentation to get a better deal on a trip? I have no interest in purchasing a timeshare, but I wouldn’t mind taking advantage of this deal. The resort looks nice, and it would be for a 2 bedroom suite, which is much larger than what I would be staying in if I booked the Hyatt Regency Maui nearby.

Have you ever attended a timeshare presentation with Hyatt? What were your thoughts on it?

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Terms and Conditions of the Offer:

ELIGIBILITY/HOW TO REGISTER: To participate in this offer and receive 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points, guest must book by May 23, 2016 for a 6 day, 5 night stay in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath ocean view suite at Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach Resort during the Promotional Period and meet the following qualifications:
• Attend a 90-minute sales presentation (not exceed 120 minutes) at the Hyatt Residence Club sales center during their stay.
• Have an annual household income of at least $125,000 and be at least 27 years of age and cannot have attended a sales presentation at any Hyatt Residence Club resort in the past 12 months.
• If you are (i) married, (ii) cohabitating, (iii) engaged or (iv) single and bringing a companion, we require that both parties travel together as part of the package and attend the private tour.

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Comments

  1. I wouldn’t do it again.

    The timeshare presentation was hilarious because I told him, “listen… We are using points and miles to travel the world for free. So any vacation you try to pitch us is not going to happen.” He said, “Well, that’s fine… but we still have to kill an hour. So can I get you something to drink?” It was actually a very pleasant experience and we talked a little bit about the timeshare because I felt bad for him, then he started asking me more about the points and miles game.

    The hotel itself was okay…. it’s a room. But being Hyatt Diamond is not going to help you at all. Status means NOTHING at these hotels. It’s nice because you get a kitchen, but if you are looking for luxury, which I think if you travel from the East Coast to Hawaii, you should be looking for, it’s not worth it. So to each their own, but not for us.

  2. I posted this on the Miles to Memories blog as well (he’s got a similar story posted) that I was able to call and have them book this deal as a 1br for $900 + tax. All in it was $1100 for a 1br vs the $1700 for a 2br. They had to check for availability but were able to confirm it.

  3. $300/night for this seems way steep even with the 10k pts tossed in (~$150 value.) I’d say no way.

  4. I did a similar deal for the Marriott Vacation Club in St. Thomas, USVI, and was really happy with it. Got a great deal for a week at the resort, and the timeshare presentation only took up 2 hours, and they weren’t super high-pressure like some others I’ve heard about. They NEARLY talked me into buying a timeshare!

  5. “But being Hyatt Diamond is not going to help you at all. Status means NOTHING at these hotels.”

    You mean no breakfast or lounge access for Diamonds at this property?

  6. We’re doing it as I wanted a 2 bedroom 2 bath oceanview so my parents could join us. I also used my 2 free nights at the Hyatt Regency next door so we can stay a total of 7 nights. I heard that the Hyatt timeshare presentation isn’t pushy and pretty relaxed so I’m not worried about walking away from it. I have no interest in owning a timeshare.

  7. My wife and I are doing this deal and going back to Maui for our 10th anniversary in three months.

    We stayed at the Maui Hyatt Regency (next door) a few months ago using our four free nights with the Chase Hyatt Visa and walked around the Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach Residences. If you prefer a 800 square foot condominium with a full kitchen versus the typical Hyatt 452 square foot hotel room, then this deal is for you.

    The Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach Residences are literally ocean front units and you have the use of all the Hyatt Regency amenities.

    It comes down to do you want an average hotel room or a large suite?

  8. We did it. We paid a bit more so I guess it varies but well worth it. Really nice resort. The 90 minutes was very interesting. No hard sell. The deal for some people actually pencils out ok. Not a steal but not a rip-off, especially if you like Maui and you have kids to leave it to. Would definitely do it again.

  9. Well we did the ‘deal’ and visited the Hyatt Residence Club. We have been going to Hawaii for 30 years now. We loved the location of the Hyatt vs. Westin Villas which are beautiful as well. We now have 5 granddaughters so we bought the crazy expensive timeshare (knowing we would before we even got there). And it all comes down to convenience. We have traveled this world for many years as well, and will continue to do so. We were blessed to pay in full, guaranteed a upper floor for $2500 or so a year. Bring the fam that can come, friends if they can’t and enjoy, every year, year after year after year, relax for a week with familiar surroundings. We found our ‘spot’, and so let life roll.

  10. do they actually check your credit and income? i dont want to get charged normal rates because our score is even 1 point off the mark.

  11. Do they check your credit or do income verfIfication? How easy was it to get the dates you want?

  12. Hello, I also have the same question. Do they check your credit or verify your income when you get there because they didn’t seem to check if when I called them over the phone.

  13. I received a similar deal for the Hyatt Residence Club resort at Ka’anapali, but it was for $1000. I will receive a 2 bedroom ocean view suite and a car rental for the entire six day stay. It also comes with your choice of either 10,000 bonus points or $100 to use at the resort (which I’ll opt in for the latter), I get 12 months to book the stay with a $500 up-front payment. This sounds quite a bit better.

  14. Be very cautious. I booked a similar Hyatt offer for Carmel. I spent a year calling virtually every month and they never had availability. After a year they offered to refund my $200 deposit. Unfortunately I no longer have the Chase United card I used for the deposit. I have now spent a month trying to get my money back. They tell me they can only refund the $200 to the original card and the supervisor will never call back. It is unfortunate that a company like Hyatt would hire a low quality marketing company. We own the Westin Maui timeshare and love it!!

  15. I just received a similar offer for about $1200. What does one if traveling with young kids for this offer? It mentions both parents must attend. Does Hyatt offer child care or a kids club?

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