Hyatt just announced their Asia-Pacific Resort Flash Sale 2022, which gives guests a third night free for every two consecutive qualifying nights at 19 participating Hyatt resorts in the Asia-Pacific. The promotion applies to stays between 18 July 2022 and 31 March 2023 which are booked using the offer code “RESORT”. The catch is that these stays have to be booked before 28 July 2022, which is when the flash sale ends.
The destination with the highest number of participating resorts would be Bali in Indonesia, which boasts no less than 8 different properties:
The other participating resorts are spread out across Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Thailand, United States and Vietnam:
Alila Kothaifaru Maldives
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Koh Samui
Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort
Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa
Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island, Okinawa
Hyatt Regency Saipan
Hyatt Regency Guam
What’s interesting is that this flash sale can be combined with the ongoing Asia-Pacific Mid-Year Offer 2022, which gives World of Hyatt members who are registered for this promotion 1,000 Bonus Points for every two qualifying nights stayed at the 79 participating hotels in the Asia-Pacific between 16 May 2022 and 2 September 2022. (The deadline for registration is 31 July 2022.) In addition to all the resorts listed above, other notable properties participating in this offer include:
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Andaz Seoul Gangnam
Grand Hyatt Seoul
Park Hyatt Seoul
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit
Park Hyatt Bangkok
Park Hyatt Saigon
Park Hyatt Kyoto
Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo
Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
Park Hyatt Tokyo
To give you a better understanding of the value of 1,000 World of Hyatt points, I reproduce below the point redemption rates for resorts in Bali:
Alila Manggis (Category 1 – from 5,000 points)
Hyatt Regency Bali (Category 1 – from 5,000 points)
Grand Hyatt Bali (Category 1 – from 5,000 points)
Studios at Alila Seminyak (Category 1 – from 5,000 points)
Alila Ubud (Category 2 – from 8,000 points)
Andaz Bali (Category 4 – from 15,000 points)
Alila Seminyak (Category 5 – from 20,000 points)
Alila Villas Uluwatu (Category 7 – from 30,000 points)
Evidently, the place with the most options to simultaneously reap both free nights and bonus points from the two promotions would be Bali. I recently concluded a whirlwind visit to Bali during which I checked out Andaz Bali, Grand Hyatt Bali and Alila Villas Uluwatu, and it surprised me how distinctly different the three experiences were despite all resorts being located on the same island. In-depth reviews of the different properties will follow in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, here are snapshots of each of the three Hyatt resorts I checked out and why you should consider them for your next Bali trip.
IDYLLIC RETREAT – ANDAZ BALI
149 rooms, including 12 suites and 22 villas
Launched in April 2021, the newest Hyatt kid on the Balinese block is located in Sanur, an idyllic seaside village along Bali’s south-eastern coastline. Set within a lush forest landscape, the resort is modelled after a modern Balinese village, not just in its traditional Balinese design and architectural features but also the communal stylings of its dining concepts whereby food is designed to be shared. There are three different swimming pools, including an infinity beachfront pool next to the resort’s signature restaurant, Fisherman’s Club, which takes reference from the quintessential Jimbaran seafood dining experience. For breakfast, guests can choose to be seated at any of the four intertwining restaurants at the Village Square, and the Andaz Prawn Omelette, smoky Sate Ayam, spicy Kimchi Jjigae with Pork Belly and Fish of the Day by Fisherman’s Club (mine was a luscious Miso Gindara Cod) are must-try options from the impressive a la minute menu.
I stayed in one of the 234sqm One Bedroom Garden Villas which are tucked away within the tranquil “village within a village” Dukuh area a distance from the main resort area. Each of the villas offers its own private pool with sun-beds and an outdoor terrace area with sofa seating. Aside from towering cathedral-esque ceilings and pampering bathroom amenities courtesy of Balinese beauty brand Republic of Soap, the villa also boasts one of the most breathtaking bathtub set-ups I have seen in a while, with the cavernous white bathtub flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows with moody stone walls beyond. When rays of sunshine stream into the space, the bathtub area is simultaneously energising and calming all at once. Surreal.
Read full review here.
WHERE GARDEN MEETS BEACH – GRAND HYATT BALI
636 rooms and suites
Being one of the largest resorts in Bali (and, incidentally, the only Grand Hyatt resort in Asia outside mainland China), what Grand Hyatt Bali offers is sheer scale. Set within a formidable expense of lush garden greenery and calming water features which extend outwards from the resort lobby all the way to the Nusa Dua beachfront famed for its soft white sand and turquoise clear waters, the resort comprises four accommodation villages, five different swimming pools, eight different dining concepts (not counting 3D dining experience Le Petit Chef‘s pop-up venue), two temples and its own shopping arcade. The lagoon paradise rock formations, jet message pods and water slides of the beachfront pools will provide hours of aquatic frolic for families and lovers alike, while the beach caters for a different style of luxurious relaxation with decidedly less children involved. The sprawling Kriya Spa offers Balinese-style treatments, and I left my spa villa smelling like a fairly delicious Christmas treat having opted for the nutmeg, clove and vanilla-scented “Purity” essential oil.
In terms of dining, beachfront restaurant Salsa Verde serves a variety of Italian classics (including a mean Black Angel Hair Seafood Pasta), while Japanese restaurant Nampu specialises in teppanyaki. Currently open only on selected evenings, Pasar Senggol serves traditional Indonesian and Balinese fare in a Balinese night market-inspired setting accompanied by live Balinese cultural performances, while elsewhere Veranda Lounge & Bar meets your afternoon tea and evening cocktail needs. Guests with club privileges can kickstart their evening island shenanigans with glasses of Sababay Ascaro Brut paired with Indonesian crackers and sambal (it’s a surprisingly swell pairing, mind) at the Grand Club Lounge.
EDGE OF THE WORLD ESCAPISM – ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU
65 pool villas
Located on a cliff-top overlooking the Indian Ocean on Bali’s southern shores, Alila Villas Uluwatu is the most luxurious Hyatt resort in Bali. The pool villa-only property is famous internationally for its striking architecture, cliff-side infinity pool and dramatic lattice cabanas. The creamy alabaster walls and white uniformed staff you observe in the resort’s central reception area lend to rather spiritual retreat/commune feels, while the activities available to guests – think daily morning yoga sessions at the Cliff Edge Cabana, a visit to the resort’s Sustainability Lab, a treacherous trek down a flight of 600 cliff-hugging steps to the private beach below as well as the preparation of canang sari offerings for a visit to the Uluwatu Temple while decked in traditional Balinese attire followed by observing the daily Kecak Fire Dance performance nearby – are often educational, thought-provoking and introspective in nature.
Breakfast venue CIRE offers three different menus which rotate each day, and I adored the scrumptious Mie Goreng as well as the Chocolate French Toast which played like a particularly sinful sticky toffee pudding. Indonesian restaurant The Warung starts your meal with a congklak experience comprising different types of sambals paired with Indonesian crackers, and one simply needs to have the spicy Rendang Bunda Tatik (braised beef in Indonesian spices and coconut milk) Tum Udang (steamed marinated prawn in banana leaves, served with sambal bongkot) and Kacang Mekalas (curried long beans with grated coconut). It goes without saying that evening cocktails – or glasses of Alila Villas Uluwatu’s own recently-launched Cava Brut – at the iconic Sunset Cabana while taking in the majesty of the sunset views is an essential experience not to be missed.
I stayed in one of the 290sqm One Bedroom Pool Villas, each of which boasts an outdoor shower, stone bathtub, powerful massage jets in the indoor rainfall shower area as well as its own private pool with ocean-view lattice cabanas which (almost) renders a visit to the main infinity pool unnecessary.
Read full review here.