Ever since I heard that there was a Park Hyatt being built on the island of St. Kitts, I wanted to go. I made a reservation for this summer, but there were construction delays and the hotel opening was postponed to late 2017.
As I wrote about in this blog post – I was given 2 options. This was the one I accepted:
Option A: Rebook at Park Hyatt St. Kitts for November 1st and on. We will cover up to $1,000 per person for any airfare changes and also offer two complimentary nights (outside of December 23rd – January 6th).
As I did not have any airfare changes, I essentially accepted an offer of two free nights at the hotel when (if) it opens. Planning a stay was difficult as my boyfriend is a teacher, so we are limited to school holidays. So, when Hyatt contacted me and asked if I’d decided on a time to visit, I suggested some early-2018 winter dates that coincide with school three-day holiday weekends. I also asked if I could use my free Globalist night (the consolation night given to all Globalists so they would feel better about the new World of Hyatt program), and was told yes. Also, the hotel GM said I could use one of my suite upgrades.
The price for a standard room on the dates I booked is $1,000 per night. The price for the Park Suite King is $1,450 per night. 3 times $1,450 is …. WOW.
As long as the stars were shining bright, I decided to book our flights right away. There are non-stop flights from JFK to SKB on Saturdays on both American Airlines and Delta. I chose AA for 15,000 miles plus $16 tax. For the return flight, we chose Delta, with one stop in Atlanta, in Delta Comfort for 22,500 miles plus $60 taxes. These flights are usually at least $600 per person RT.
Breakfast is complimentary for Globalists. Our only expenses will be a rental car or taxis, day-to-day expenses (such as cocktails by the pool) and dinners (I assume dinners will be pricey).
This brings my motto of Affordable Luxury to a whole new level! I feel like I’ve won the Lottery! I’m pretty much going to have a dream vacation for next to nothing. Let’s hope the hotel opens as planned and that there are no snowstorms or weather systems those days.
Have you ever been to St. Kitts? Do you have any advice or recommendations?