I had written about how the Andaz Maui was playing games with award inventory. Oh wait, I had complained on Twitter or something since I can’t find the post. Essentially, if you search for 5 nights at the Andaz Maui, you’ll see award inventory. If you search 2 nights during that same time period, you don’t see results. I don’t remember Hyatt’s response, but clearly it’s bullshit. Well, not to be outdone by Hyatt, it looks like Hilton (specifically the Conrad Koh Samui) is playing the same game:
4 night stay
Everything looks normal
5 night stay
Looks good still. Remember the points are lower since the 5th night is free.
4 night stay checking in a day later than 1st example
Aaaaand lets the games begin
I’m currently in the process of figuring out the best way to get around this. I think if I book the first 4 night and ask the hotel or HH to shift it a day, they may not see the availability. I might have to book the 5 night and then call HH to see if they can downgrade it to 4 night and AXON the stay instead of the 5th night free. Or maybe there doesn’t need to be standard room availability on the free 5th night?!?