Hyatt Resorts Start Summer Fun with Planning Tools and Free Nights

"Great Summer Getaway" provides online planning tools and allows travelers to earn more rewards

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyatt Resorts today announced its "Great Summer Getaway" to make planning for summer vacation fun and interactive. By logging onto, a free online planning tool, trip planners have the opportunity to build, view and share the perfect summer retreat. Each trip planner who registers and uses the site will be entered in the "Great Summer Getaway" sweepstakes for a chance to win valuable Hyatt gift cards.

Participating Hyatt Resorts properties are also offering a Sunshine on Sale® package through September 1st to make summer vacation even more affordable. Available at nineteen Hyatt Resorts in the U.S., Caribbean and Mexico, the "Sunshine on Sale" packages will give guests an extra night of luxury and fun compliments of Hyatt based on a minimum length of stay.

"Vacation planning can be stressful and time consuming," says Scott Seed, director of resort marketing, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "Our online planning tool offers guests an engaging and straightforward way of building and planning a vacation. Guests who design their ideal trip online at may win exciting Hyatt prizes. We're also giving extra nights to our guests so they can enjoy more time with families or loved ones and more of the authentic hospitality Hyatt Resorts have to offer."

From now through September 1, 2008, travelers may visit to begin planning their summer vacation and participate in Hyatt's "Great Summer Getaway" sweepstakes. Trip planners who register and use the site from now through September 1, 2008, can enter themselves into the "Great Summer Getaway" sweepstakes for valuable Hyatt gift cards.

Great Summer Getaway

One (1) Grand Prize of $15,000 will be issued in Hyatt gift cards via a random drawing to a program participant. Additionally, sixteen (16) prizes of Hyatt gift cards worth $300 each will be awarded via weekly random drawings during the promotion period. Visitors to the site need not make a reservation to be entered into the sweepstakes.

Sunshine on Sale

Sunshine on Sale offers free nights at participating Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in the U.S., Caribbean and Mexico through September 1, 2008. Minimum lengths of stay requirements and dates vary by property. Blackout dates apply.

Guests can use the extra vacation time to take advantage of all the exciting activities Hyatt Resorts destinations offer, from sailing in the Caribbean waters off Aruba's west coast to lei-making and hula lessons in tropical Kauai.

Hyatt's nineteen resort destinations from Key West to Lake Tahoe, offer vacationers a wide variety of authentic experiences. In each location, guests can unwind in a spectacular setting surrounded by regionally inspired architecture designed to enhance panoramic vistas. Hyatt Resort restaurants offer local gourmet cuisine, and the world-class spas feature treatments that incorporate indigenous ingredients.

  • Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino – 5th night free
  • Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa – 4th night free
  • Hyatt Regency Cancun – 4th night free
  • Hyatt Regency Cancun Caribe Resort – 4th night free
  • Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina – 4th night free
  • Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa – 4th night free
  • Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas & Spa – 4th night free
  • Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort – 4th night free
  • Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa – 4th night free
  • Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa – 6th night free
  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa – 6th night free
  • Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa – 4th night free
  • Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino – 5th night free
  • Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa – 3rd night free
  • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa – 6th night free
  • Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Spa – 4th night free
  • Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch – 4th night free
  • Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa – 4th night free
  • Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa – 4th night free

Great Summer Getaway

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years of age or older or the age of majority in their state. Begins April 18, 2008 at 12:00:01 am CDT and ends September 1, 2008 at 11:59:59 pm CDT. Visit and register with the website to receive one (1) entry. Sixteen (16) prizes awarded of $300 in a Hyatt Gift Card or Check Certificate. One (1) Grand Prize of $15,000 in Hyatt Gift Cards or Check Certificates. Redeemable at Hyatt Resorts throughout North America, the Caribbean or Mexico. Odds depend on number of eligible entries received. Subject to Official Rules available at Sponsor: Hyatt Corporation, 71 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago IL 60606.

About Global Hyatt Corporation

Global Hyatt Corporation, one of the world's premier hotel companies, offers today's travelers more than 730 hotels and resorts (more than 136,000 rooms) in 45 countries. The company's affiliates own, operate, manage and franchise Hyatt-branded hotels and resorts under Park Hyatt™, Grand Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency™, Hyatt Resorts™, Hyatt®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites® brands. In April 2007, Hyatt launched its newest global brand, Andaz™. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. operator of Hyatt Vacation Club and fractional residential properties and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc, which franchises Hawthorn Suites and Microtel Inns and Suites. From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234, or logging on to


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