The Best Hotel Deal In NYC Is Gild Hall With Hyatt Points
Hyatt recently added 8 new Thompson Hotels into their partnerships. You can now earn points and use points at these 8 hotels. I ranked them from least exciting to most exciting and the one I am most excited about is Gild Hall in NYC.
The reason I am most excited about the addition of Gild Hall isn’t because of the hotel’s ranking although it is great, #44 in NYC – top 10% of hotels. That ranking is actually 1 spot higher than the Park Hyatt and better than both Andaz properties as well.
The reason isn’t because of the location which is Downtown in the financial district. That isn’t ideal but it is doable with NYC’s great subway system.
I am extremely excited about this addition because of the price silly. It is the only category 4 hotel on the island known as Manhattan. Hyatt Place – nope that is a category 5. Hyatt House – same thing. The 3rd highest rated Hyatt portfolio hotel in NYC is the cheapest location in the city, by 5,000 points a night.
But Wait, It Gets Better!
15,000 points a night is a steal in the city that never sleeps. I wondered if a category 1-4 free night would work on Thompson Hotels, I assumed so but wanted to be sure. I reached out to Hyatt and they confirmed that you can use the certs on Thompson stays. Mind blown!
And your first stay at a Thompson Hotel will net you a 2,000 point bonus courtesy of Hyatt. If you stay at all 4 of their upcoming brand additions (Thompson, Joie de Vivre Hotels, Alila Hotels, Destination Hotels) you earn a category 1-4 free night cert too. You have until the end of the year to complete the challenge.
New York City is one of the most expensive cities to lay your head down in. Whether you are talking cash or points there are very few properties that offer outsized value. You used to have to stay in Flushing or Queens to get a great deal on a Hyatt hotel. The best points deal in the city was the worn down Sheraton by Central Park. But I contend that Gild Hall is now the best deal in NYC! I can’t wait to check it out and I doubt it stays a category 4 when the next realignment happens.