Winter tends to pull travellers north in search of dancing lights and fresh-fallen snow, but when it comes to sojourns this season, we’re looking south and east. Hyatt’s impressive portfolio of luxury hotels across Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia beckon with sumptuous spas, spacious accommodations, gourmet dining and captivating cultural experiences in some of the most sought-after destinations in the world. What’s more, you can make significant savings on stays throughout the season when booking with your American Express card at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts, such as the outstanding properties below.

Fuji Speedway Hotel

At Fuji Speedway Hotel, experience the exhilaration of Japan’s cultural and natural heritage in a setting defined by two of the country’s most iconic sites: the Fuji Speedway race circuit and the imposing Mount Fuji itself. Renowned for earnest hospitality, the hotel offers guests two restaurants, an indoor pool, a spa, a gym, indoor/outdoor hot-spring bathing, a dedicated motorsports museum and an atmospheric terrace bar that celebrates the history of motoring. Located 80 minutes by car from frenetic Tokyo, this is the ideal stop for those who prefer to live life in the fast lane – but still wish to be pampered.

Park Hyatt Kyoto

A tranquil guesthouse retreat for travellers looking to tune into the rhythms of Kyoto, Park Hyatt Kyoto is where tradition and modernity intertwine. Within walking distance of many major landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan’s cultural capital, and only steps away from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, guests at the hotel’s signature restaurant can dine in style while taking in astounding views of the renowned Yasaka Pagoda, or savour traditional Japanese cuisine in Kyoyamato, the intimate family-run kaiseki restaurant. Crafting a guest experience unlike any other in the world, this is certainly a place designed for long, immersive stays.

Park Hyatt Auckland

Park Hyatt Auckland holds court over the city’s iconic Waitematā Harbour, commanding an ideal location for visitors looking to shop, dine, explore and enjoy a one-of-a-kind hotel experience. Dine on fresh seafood at signature restaurant Onemata. Savour afternoon tea at The Living Room. Take laps in the 25m infinity pool or make use of the hydrotherapy facilities at the spa before withdrawing to the privacy of your room. The spacious guestrooms exude a nautical air befitting the hotel’s bayside location; book a suite or harbour view room with floor-to-ceiling waterfront vistas that will make you feel like the captain of your own luxurious ship.

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

Escape to paradise: just a 45-minute seaplane flight from Malé, the 11.2-hectare Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is encircled by its own house reef, which guests can spend hours or days exploring by snorkel or scuba dive, with further adventure awaiting in the nearby Hanifaru Bay UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve or the magical Vaadhoo Island. To fuel such explorations, the resort offers world-class food and drink at six restaurants and bars, not to mention revitalising treatments at the beautiful spa -– though in order to experience all that the island has to offer, you’ll need to tear yourself away from the bliss of your beachfront or overwater villa, all of which have their own private pool.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

A mere 55 kilometres from the equator, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa offers its own version of paradise. Bone-white sands disappear into crystal waters, below which two kilometres of uninterrupted house reef await; in fact, 42 spectacular diving spots surround the resort, perfect for active travellers looking to take an exhilarating plunge. Back on land, holiday-makers who come here in search of indulgence are spoilt for choice, with five dining and drinking venues, as well as a Vidhun Spa promising a holistic escape. The 51 well-appointed villas are – like the rest of the resort – designed to place guests right in the lap of luxury while maintaining harmony with the environment and the natural setting.

15% Savings Offer, with American Express

Enjoy 15% savings on the standard rate at participating Hyatt hotels all around the world. Simply enter the promotion code ‘AXNEWH‘ when you make a booking via Hyatt.com, and complete the booking when you make the payment with your American Express Card.

Valid for bookings and stays from 20 December 2022 – 31 March 2023. Terms & Conditions apply.

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