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You’ve probably heard us talking about Max My Point, the website that tracks live award availability for hotels. It’s one of the best options out there for finding rooms, especially at aspirational properties.
Now, the site has made an improvement that adds even more value to its offerings — tracking for minimum-stay requirements.
Let’s take a look at the details.
What Is Max My Point?
If you’re not familiar with the Max My Point, it basically tracks all hotels within the World of Hyatt, Hilton Honors, and Marriott Bonvoy programs. It keeps a database of when reward rooms become available and can even notify you when they open up.
Best of all, the site is completely free to use. While there are paid options for additional alerts, it’s not necessary to sign up to use Max My Point.
Max My Point Adds Minimum-night Tracking
One of the most difficult parts of finding award nights is managing the minimum-stay requirements employed by some hotels (we’re looking at you, Park Hyatt Aviara). These could be published or unpublished, but regardless, Max My Point’s search capabilities hadn’t taken these stay requirements into account — until now.
This means that while a lot of what it said was accurate — especially for in-demand hotels such as the Conrad Bora Bora and Andaz Maui — it missed out on some really spectacular redemptions. This includes the popular private resort Calala Island, which features just a handful of rooms on its own dedicated island.
Now, however, Max My Point has started factoring in these requirements, starting with the aforementioned Calala Island.
As you can see at the top of the screenshot, the search engine starts with minimum 3-night stays. Note that each available date on this calendar is for a 3-night chunk. For example, the line for April 9, 2024, means that a 3-night stay (checking in April 9 and checking out April 12) is available entirely on points, and each one will cost 40,000 World of Hyatt points.
Why is this such a big deal? It’s been nearly impossible to track award availability on hotels with minimum-stay requirements, especially with Hyatt. This is because the program lacks a working calendar function, thus forcing prospective guests to click around aimlessly hoping to find workable dates.Hot Tip:
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Basically, this new feature from Max My Point (which is, again, free to use) saves a ton of time and effort when searching for hotel redemptions.
This is amazing news for travelers looking to redeem their hotel points — especially at aspirational properties. Although this feature is just now rolling out, the results are already very promising. Who else is looking to take a private-island vacation on points?
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