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Good morning everyone, I had a great weekend in Portland, full of hikes, Voodoo Donuts, craft brews, and Trail Blazers basketball. Enough about me, let’s talk about how to redeem your World of Hyatt free anniversary night certificate that comes every year when you pay the Chase Hyatt Credit Card $75 annual fee. If you have the credit card, you can see the free night award in your World of Hyatt account by clicking the My Awards tab. This is my dad’s Hyatt account and his award night was expiring in mid June and he didn’t have any Hyatt stays planned before then, so we decided to use it for a night near the Portland Airport (thanks dad!).
Here are the complete terms and conditions of the free night certificate. You must complete your stay by the expiration date linked to your free night certificate – there is no way to extend the certificate past that date.
Hyatt has a beautifully designed award search page where you enter the country, city, length of stay, and room type (select free night). All of these options are available via a drop down – kind of old school.
The only problem with the award search page is that it DOES NOT WORK! Basically, this tool says there are 0 Hyatt hotels available on awards in Portland anytime in the future. With that wasted time behind me, let me show you how to actually search, find, and book your Hyatt award night.
From the Hyatt homepage or from within your account, search for a 1 night reservation. In this case, I needed a Friday night stay by the Portland Airport.
There are only 2 Hyatt hotels available and I selected the Hyatt Place near the Portland Airport. The room rate was only $111, which was not a great value, but better than nothing if my dad let the free night certificate expire. In comparison, I used my free night last year for a stay at the Grand Hyatt Seattle and rooms were close to $350 per night.
There are a few different payment options for the hotel, but I am not interested in any of them.
Instead, I checked the box that said “Show World of Hyatt Points & Awards” and selected the 2 queen bed option listed with the Free Night.
I completed the reservation as normal and was ready to go.
Looking at the My Reservations tab, I can see the reservation listed with the free night certificate.
I am dissapointed that the World of Hyatt award search page doesn’t work, maybe it will in the future, but until then, follow the steps above to redeem your World of Hyatt free anniversary night certificate. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!