The Hyatt Regency Long Beach is located near the Harbor of Long Beach, Shoreline Village, Pike Outlets and the Downtown Long Beach area. I was looking for a hotel to use my Suite Upgrade awards before they would expire after the weekend. This is the problem with Hyatt. I requalified for Hyatt Globalist last year in Mid March and that set the expiration point for April this year. But the previous Suite Upgrades didn’t expire until January. This gave me two months to use the other suite upgrade awards. Unfortunately, I was pretty unlucky and the Harbor Suite was not available during my stay this weekend. I wanted to get closer to the LA area as I was staying outside of the city for a project.
I decided to go ahead with the stay at the Hyatt Regency and booked a standard room hoping that I could be upgraded when I arrive, as Hyatt is pretty good at upgrading Globalist members. After work, I headed to Long Beach but wouldn’t make it there until after 8 p.m. because of the heavy traffic.
As I arrived in Long Beach I could see all the fences and barricades set up for the upcoming Grand Prix of Long Beach in two weeks which would run right in front of the hotel. Always wanted to see that event but never was able to be in the area for that because of work.