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Hotels Offer Half-Off

May 25, 1986|JACK ADLER

Hyatt Hotels is resuming, on an indefinite basis, a 50%-off weekend promotion offer that began last November and officially ended Feb. 28.

Under this program, you get half off rack (the regular) rates--which can vary from hotel to hotel--on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays at 80 Hyatt properties in the United States (17 in California) and Canada. However, the offer is on a double-occupancy basis. If you're traveling solo, you wouldn't qualify for the discount.

The offer is good on any weekend, including holidays, with no black-out periods.

No Advance Conditions

There are no advance reservation conditions. However, rooms in this promotion are on a capacity-controlled and space available basis, so making an early reservation is advisable.

Ask for the discounted rate at the time of booking. If time allows, you'll get a confirmation slip in the mail, which will indicate the discounted rate. Under any circumstances, it's always a good idea to jot down your confirmation number when making your reservation, whether there's time to get a confirmation slip or not.

No other promotional or discount rate can be used with this discount program. You have to use a credit card to guarantee your room beyond the check-in time, which can vary from hotel to hotel (so make sure you know what it is), but your reservation is on a confirmed basis.

Seven resort properties are not participating in the promotion. These include two hotels each in Hawaii and Puerto Rico; and properties in Monterey, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; and Hilton Head, S.C. In addition, the Park Hyatts in Chicago and Washington aren't participating.

Contact travel agents or Hyatt at (800) 228-9000.

Program Expands

The U.S.A. Plus frequent traveler program, conducted by the Inter-Continental, Fairmont, Ritz-Carlton and Regent hotel companies, has been expanded to allow guests a chance to earn free round-trip tickets on Pan Am to Florida, the Bahamas or any of 10 Caribbean destinations.

Participants can still earn a round-trip ticket to Europe, under the program's original provisions, from U.S. gateways served by Pan Am or American Airlines.

You have to be a guest at any of the participating hotels a total of eight nights. These stays, which don't have to be on consecutive nights or at the same hotel, must be accumulated by Sept. 1, 1986.

More information is available from the participating hotels or by calling (713) 999-3939.

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