Inspired by a $13 RyanAir fare, I just booked last-minute flights to Mallorca, Spain from Germany for my family and me next week.
I visited Mallorca for the first time last September during the MegaDo, and had the opportunity to stay at the Park Hyatt Mallorca, which was an absolutely stunning property for only 20,000 Hyatt points per night. I couldn’t wait to return with my kids!
I recently canceled my beloved Hyatt Credit Card, and I’m happy to say that my strategy worked! I [impatiently] waited 30 days, and was instantly approved for the new and improved World of Hyatt Credit Card.
Since I chose to close my old account and apply for the new card instead of simply “upgrading” to the newer version of the card, I am eligible for the 60,000 point sign-up bonus, which would cover 3 nights at the beautiful Park Hyatt Mallorca (a standard room is going for over $725 per night).
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Well with such a last-minute decision to spend 3 nights in Mallorca, unfortunately it looks like a standard room is not available at the moment for my desired dates.
I am feeling optimistic that a room may open up, but rather than manually and obsessively checking Hyatt.com several times a day, I decided it would be best to set up a free and easy alert at Open Hotel Alert that would notify me once a room opens up.
Using Open Hotel Alert is easy – you simply specify your desired travel dates and hotel name (or location as a whole), and the service will alert you via email or text message as soon as your desired room type becomes available.
Not only is this tool useful for award stays that often require that a “standard” room is available, but it can also be useful to see if sold-out hotels in a location become available in instances like a conference or busy event weekend.
Sure, some might say it’s ambitious to book flights to a destination and gamble on if a standard room becomes available, but having a free service available that continuously checks for a specific room type on your behalf certainly helps.
Now I really hope I get that text message in the middle of the night ;).
Have you created a room alert for an award stay before? If so, what has your experience been like?