Are you tired of sitting at your desk at home and doing the same thing every day? While a nice change from commuting, working from home can become real boring, real fast. If you’ve been dreaming of a workcation, whether it’s local or international, we have just the treat for you. Hyatt launched their Work from Hyatt program during COVID-19 to give everyday workers the chance to “change it up” when it comes to working from home.
So what does it mean to take a workcation from a Hyatt, you ask? Let’s break down the deal.
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What is the Work from Hyatt program?
If you book a minimum stay of five to seven nights using the code WFHYAT, you get access to a suite of amenities that may be just what you need to get out of your rut.
What is included in the Work from Hyatt program?
- The room you book.
- A private space, either in a conference area or a separate guest room during your working hours.
This is a particularly enticing bonus for those of you living the #studio life in the city.
- Access to a daily food and beverage credit.
- Free high-speed internet access.
- Daily housekeeping at your preferred time.
- Waived resort fees.
You can even use your Hyatt points to book the room, making your workcation much cheaper.
Different hotels also are offering different types of inclusions like personal trainers, pool cabanas on your days off, spa deals and more. Sounds pretty sweet right?
How to book the Work from Hyatt program
So, how do we make this dream come true? Easy. Check out the promotion page on the Hyatt website to see what hotels qualify for this offer.
As an example, I clicked into the stunning Andaz Mayakoba in Mexico to see what types of rates I could expect.
While it’s technically about $40 more per night for this offer, there are no resort fees and the inclusions are excellent. Breakfast per person at this resort is $40, so if you’re traveling alone or with a travel buddy, it’s immediately worth it.
At Andaz Mayakoba, they’re also offering a free dinner each week as well as 20 percent off food and beverage for your stay. Remember, even if you book their smallest room, you get access to a private workspace either in the conference area or a separate guest room.
If you’re not trying to travel internationally right now, check out some of the Hyatt hotels closer to home.
In the case of the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Colorado, for example, you’ll find rates lower for the promotion than booking without the Work From Hyatt promo.
While they’re not quite as generous with the freebies as our friends in Mexico, you’re getting a complimentary breakfast plus the other named benefits of the promotion.
What’s better is that you can also book this room for 25,000 points per night with the promotion. If you’re looking to burn some Hyatt points, this may be a great excuse to do so.
How to maximize your Work from Hyatt workcation
While you’re questioning whether or not to hit that “book now” button, let me give you some quick tips on how to maximize your stay, regardless of where in the world you choose to go.
1. Play around with your travel dates
The first thing to keep in mind is the days that you book. Rates change daily and are based on supply and demand so I would play around with your travel dates. If possible, try to book a stay that starts on a Friday or Saturday and ends on a Saturday or Sunday to maximize your play and your work time.
2. Consider your time zones and company rules
Next, if you are looking to go abroad, consider your time zones and company rules. Are you allowed to work out of state? If so, awesome. Find a destination in a timezone that works for your schedule. When I do a workcation like this, I try to optimize my days by working early or late, depending on the timezone. I’ll plan my schedule around my usual time zone, for example, Pacific Time, even if I am on Eastern Time so that I can have a few hours free in the day to enjoy the beautiful destination.
3. Use your points or use a Hyatt credit card
Third, booking on points may be a great option, particularly if you’re traveling somewhere in high season and want to save your cash for the room service and onsite amenities. Standard rooms are booked on points and can be used with the promotion. Simply toggle between “view points” and “view rates”. If you don’t have any points, consider using the Hyatt credit card to book to maximize your points earned.
4. Bring your own snacks
Lastly, BYOS (bring your own snacks). When I travel, particularly if I plan to work from a hotel, I pack some snacks so I don’t spend unnecessarily during my trip. I save my hard-earned money for nice dinners out and happy hours. I usually plan to have big breakfasts (especially if they’re included) and a light snack before dinner. This also helps me stay focused throughout the day and not get distracted by the hotel’s amenities when I have to go searching for lunch. AKA, I get to finish my day earlier since I work through lunch.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to switch up your routine, now’s your chance and Hyatt is making it exceptionally easy to do so. Whether you’re looking to stay nearby or go big and go international, there are a lot of deals waiting to be booked to help you get out of your work from home rut and start the new year off right.