4* Hyatt Regency Chicago 4/28-5/1/17 $72

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4* Hyatt Regency Chicago 4/28-5/1/17 $72

cyclej99
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cyclej99
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Joined: August 27th, 2007, 8:04 pm

April 24th, 2017, 2:05 pm #1

River North, Friday 4/28 - Monday 5/1/17Numerous $54-72 bids/re-bids in the past week have been rejected throughout the downtown zones.  (Yes, we're cheap.  However we've found patience and persistence usually pays off in Chicago bookings.)
Priceline Express Deals have been offered as low as $80 for 4* in Millenium Park
Priceline recommended rebid focusing on River North was $91 but this was higher than $88 for same criteria offered today through Express Deals.
Hotwire offering $78 for same criteria with $20 "one day only" coupon provided, net $71/night.  Based on the trending for the Priceline "Express Deal" and Hotwire "Hot Rate" I'm pretty sure I could have won a better price bidding later this week.  However, we opted to lock due to Hotwire reflecting the coupon and yet-to-be-named hotel reflecting a 95% positive experience.


Note:
It's been awhile since I've bid for Chicago so this may be old news, but there's a "hotel fee" being added to bids using the Magnificent Mile area.  This appears to be charged even if your winning bid is in an area where the fee doesn't otherwise apply.  For example, my booking price would have been $21 higher using Miracle Mile+River North versus a bid for River North alone or River North+Grant Park.  
Last edited by cyclej99 on April 25th, 2017, 1:02 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Sheryl
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April 24th, 2017, 3:41 pm #2

Which hotel did you get?
Please place all of your Priceline bids through our Priceline link.
Please check rates at Hotwire and make your bookings through our Hotwire link.
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cyclej99
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April 24th, 2017, 5:19 pm #3

Sorry... Missed that one. Wacker Drive, Hyatt Regency. Rack rate for these nights is $179.
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