Updates to Hyatt Award Alert Tool


My recently introduced Hyatt Awards Alerts tool has seen a lot of activity and a whole bunch of alerts sent out in just a couple weeks of service (thousands of award nights available!!). And it has also seen its share of bugs and enhancement requests. To that end I’ve made a few updates to the way it works.

The most commonly requested feature was to be able to specify a type of room. Turns out that wasn’t too hard to make happen. When you create or edit a search now that option will be available, assuming you’re a paid First Class member on the site. Just put in the room descriptor you want and only award rooms with that word in them will trigger the alert. Hyatt has a ton of different room types and they vary by property so I cannot easily put together a pick list. My recommendation is to use the shortest phrase possible which is also unique to your desires. Or find what you want on a different date and then use that room description to seed your alert setting.

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The other main change is an administrative thing to handle certain date ranges where the system couldn’t figure out that the check-in and check-out dates were valid.

A couple other little things, too, but those are the main ones to be aware of.

Hope you enjoy the new features.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

4 Comments

  1. Hey Seth, I noticed first class now has a yearly fee, does this apply to all accounts prior to the change as well?

    1. First Class has always had a fee. The free version remains but this is a premium option for those who want a bit more control of what the alerts trigger for.

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