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New Hyatt Place Now Open in China’s Shandong Province

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Hyatt is expanding its presence in China with the opening of the first Hyatt Place hotel in Shandong province.

Let’s take a look at the hotel.

Hyatt Place Yantai Development Zone Now Open For Guests

For a Hyatt Place, the Hyatt Place Yantai Development Zone is a massive property. It has a whopping 512 guest rooms, more than 400 of which have sleeper sofas.

True to the brand, guests will have access to amenities such as free Wi-Fi, 24-hour food offerings, and a 24-hour fitness center. Other amenities include a swimming pool, bar, and more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is a 25-minute drive from Yantai Penglai International Airport (YNT).

Hyatt Place Yantai Development Zone guest room
King guestroom at Hyatt Place Yantai Development Zone. Image Credit: Hyatt

“As Yantai continues to grow and thrive economically, we are excited to add to the momentum by welcoming the first Hyatt Place hotel to the Shandong market,” said General Manager Kevin Yu. “With our smartly designed social spaces and guestrooms with separate work and sleep areas, our multitasking guests can easily accomplish what they need to do while on the road.”

Hyatt has a sizable presence in China, boasting more than 100 properties in the country, including several high-end hotels such as the Park Hyatt Beijing, Andaz Xiamen, and Grand Hyatt Dalian.

How To Book

The Hyatt Place Yantai Development Zone is now open and can be booked using cash or World of Hyatt points. And with the hotel being a Category 1 property, you can book award nights from just 3,500 points per night on off-peak nights. The most you’ll pay for a night at this property is 6,500 World of Hyatt points per night on peak nights.

Hyatt points aren’t the easiest to earn. However, according to our valuationsthey’re among the most valuable hotel points out there.

If you want to earn World of Hyatt points, you have a few options, such as transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards or Bilt Rewards points to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio. Additionally, you can open The World of Hyatt Credit Card or World of Hyatt Business Credit Card. Both cards offer sizable bonus points as part of their welcome offers and additional points for making purchases in certain spending categories.

Bottom Line:

You can also redeem a World of Hyatt Category 1-4 free night certificate at this hotel. You can earn these certificates by completing a certain number of qualifying nights, participating in promotions, or simply having a Hyatt co-branded credit card.

Final Thoughts

Hyatt has opened a new hotel in Shandong Province in eastern China, which is pretty good news for World of Hyatt loyalists. With award nights starting at just 3,500 points per night, this has the potential to be a great “sweet spot” property for travelers in the region.

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