I was suffering from pre booking stress disorder. After receiving my Globalist card in the mail which is now framed over the fireplace, I started looking for aspirational properties to redeem my free night before it expires in a year. It’s never too early to find a place to burn a certificate. Waiting only leads to bad decisions. (see Hilton Stay Certificates) Obviously, the redemption has to be at a high-end, expensive property. I have a fixation for getting the best value and for staying at properties I have not been to.
Category 7 Options
- Park Hyatt NYC: I stayed here before and the title of my post was Consistently, Inconsistent. This was not a great hotel and I won’t return. #lemeridien
- Park Hyatt St. Kitts: This hotel is supposed to open this spring. I’m not going to wait on it. For three years, I waited for the Park Hyatt Marrakech and it never opened. Not Open
- Park Hyatt Sydney: My koala went missing here years ago. It’s too painful to return. PTSD
- Grand Hyatt Changsha: No idea where Changsha is. Perhaps it’s on the poll for where TPOL should move next. 不
- Park Hyatt Tokyo: I’ve been to the jazz bar at the top. From what I read, the hotel is dated. Skip
- Park Hyatt Zurich: I have no interest in going to Switzerland, even to up my Country Count list. They weren’t nice to the Jamaicans. #coolrunnings
- Park Hyatt Paris: Booked one night here with my Chase stay certificate for my upcoming Round The Atlantic Tour. I could add another one. #freebreakfast
- Park Hyatt Milan: Booked one night here with my Chase stay certificate for my upcoming Round The Atlantic Tour. #versaceversaceversace
- Other US Options: There’s no point in burning stay certificates in the US. Adventure is abroad. I am puzzled why the Hyatt Place Cincinnati is on the list!
Category 6 Options
- Vegas: This would be such a waste. Here are the hotels and my reviews of them:
- New York: The hotels are nice but not for a stay certificate. Here is where I have stayed:
- Aruba & Mexico: Like the other US locations in Category 6, Aruba & Mexico are not exotic enough to use a certificate.
- Japan: There are three Category 6 Hyatts in Tokyo. I recommend the Conrad Tokyo but these Hyatt options are available if you aren’t interested in the Park Hyatt.
- Maldives: Of all the Category 6 options, this one is the most appealing. I stayed at the Conrad Maldives as part of my $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World and have no desire to return until I’ve visited the rest of the globe.
After combing through this list, I am not disappointed that I will be losing my Globalist status next year. There aren’t a lot of properties that tickle my fancy. To burn my certificate, I tacked on another night at the PH Milan. It was the safe choice.
Where are you burning your certificate?