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Hyatt auctions off “FIND Experiences” with points – get your bids in!

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World of Hyatt just relaunched FIND Experiences late last year, and now they have created an auction platform to bid on some very cool experiences with your World of Hyatt points. The bidding begins at 20k World of Hyatt points.

Go here to check out the new FIND experiences and bid

The first two Find Experiences include the Park Hyatt Paris and Miraval Berkshires Resort and Spa.

  • Bidding starts at 20k points per experience
  • Bidding closes 2/16/23 at 4pm CST
  • Stays between 3/1/23 and 12/31/23

a screenshot of a websiteOfficial descriptions of each experience which is for 2 people

Paris at the Park Hyatt details

  • 4 nights at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome (for two people) in a Park Suite King room

  • Pur’ Chef’s Table FIND experience for two people (6 course menu with wine pairing)

  • €150 hotel food and beverage credit for use at the hotel during your stay

  • Daily breakfast in room for two people

  • Includes taxes and fees

  • Valid for a four (4) night stay between March 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023. Dates subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply and specifically include the nights of June 17-25, July 2-6, September 7-9, September 25-October 4, October 6-7, October 13-15, October 18-22, October 25-29 and December 28-31, 2023.

  • Auction winner should contact Reservations Manager Ariadna Urukalo at the hotel via ariadna.urukalo@hyatt.com to arrange their stay and associated stay components

Miraval Berkshires experience

  • 4 nights at the Miraval Berkshires Resort and Spa in a one-bedroom suite (for two people)

  • All meals included (alcohol is not included)

  • Includes two spa treatments per person:

  • Obsidian & Sage Detoxifying Ritual – Surrender to a warm chrysalis of safety in a gravity-defying float through a mental, spiritual, and physical cleansing ritual. Mind-clearing obsidian, aura-cleansing sage, and detoxifying mud exfoliate and nourish your body to further relax into a full-body massage. 100 minutes. Service valued at $450 per person.

  • Miraval Exclusive Vasudhara – This transformative service eases muscles with Thai stretches, bodywork, and a gravity-defying warm water float. Eye shields block all light as a therapist cradles your body and bathes your senses in underwater vibrations that rise through you in resonant waves, sending your mind on an inner journey. 50 minutes. Service valued at $335 per person.

  • Includes choice of two private programming experiences per person. Choices include:

  • Customized Transformational Breathwork – This 100-minute deep dive into breathwork offers a transformational experience through Holotropic circular breathing and reawakening techniques. This unique combination of guided breathwork uses specific methods to help you release and process blocked emotions and energy, leaving you with a sense of relief. 100 minutes. Valued at $385 per person.

  • Spirit Quest – This unifying quest balances energy, sound healing and Indigenous practices. Crystal singing bowls, vocal toning and Reiki cleanse energy to restore natural chakra and meridian flow. Hands-on Zen Shiatsu balances your body while drums and rattles create rhythmic brain and nervous system states for your mind to relax, release and expand. 100 minutes. Valued at $385 per person.

  • Raptors & Resilience – Our raptors are wild birds that were injured and can no longer survive in the wild. Ambassadors of their kind, they share with us the lesson of resilience, inspiring us with the power of truly living in the moment. Experience direct connection with our birds of prey and explore the gift of life re-envisioned. 75 minutes. Valued at $250 per person.

  • Includes private luxury transfers from/to the nearest airport (Bradley International or Pittsfield airport) or train station (Wassaic or Pittsfield)

  • Includes luxury welcome amenities

  • Includes taxes and gratuities

  • Four (4) night stay is subject to availability and must occur between March 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023. Blackout dates may apply and specifically include July 1 through July 31st and the nights of October 13 and 14, 2023.

  • Auction winner should contact Hyatt Concierge Jennifer Stofko at 888-976-3523 or berkshires.hyatt.vip@miravalresorts.com to arrange their stay and associated stay components

Overall

Both of these properties are very expensive on their own with rates easily surpassing $1000 a night for a base room and category 8 World of Hyatt properties: rates range from 35k to 45k a night. The Park Hyatt includes a King Suite ( 61k points a night ) and the Miraval is an all inclusive, stunning, property that includes some pretty cool sounding experiences as part of the package. I can’t imagine that these go for less than 200k points a piece.

I’d love to see these expand and it’ll be interesting to see where the first auction lands in terms of a winning bid.

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1 Comment

  • Ghostrider5408 February 3, 2023

    Unless one gets the PHV at a “cheap buy” and I don’t imagine that will happen deal I think not for what I believe the winner will be paying in points. PHV Park King Suite is not a deal maker a true suite might be.

    There is simply no compelling reason to bid either than a low bid. Sorry Hyatt you could have done better.

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