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Hyatt has just announced their first global promo of 2019. Given how valuable Hyatt points are and with all the lackluster hotel promos out there, I think it’s the best hotel promotion for award stays.
You can earn up to 1,500 Hyatt points per night starting with your second stay. The nice thing about this deal is that award stays count. Because the cheapest Hyatt hotels only cost 5,000 points, you can book free nights for only 3,500 points out of pocket. And if you pay with a card that earns bonus points for Hyatt stays, like the The World Of Hyatt Credit Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve®, you can do even better.
The promo runs through May 15, 2019, and you will need to complete the stay by then for it to count. Registration ends on March 31, 2019.
You can also get a 4th night free at select Hyatt place and Hyatt Regency hotels when you book by May 11, 2019. And they are offering a highly targeted status match to some folks. In addition, Hyatt has introduced a new early check-in/late check-out policy for Hyatt Place hotels which even includes non-elite members.
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The Hyatt status challenge looks to be a highly targeted promotion. Deals We Like was offered the fast-track challenge by a Hyatt sales representative.
If you can qualify, you’ll get to try out Explorist status for 90 days. To extend your status through February 2021 just stay 10 nights during those 90 days. And if you stay 20 nights during the same timeframe, you’ll get Globalist status until February 2021.
If you’re targeted you must register by November 28, 2019. Hyatt elite status can be very rewarding, but recently they made a few changes to the program. Now instead of earning some of the best perks when you reach a certain status level, they are instead granted when you hit a milestone. The milestone is either a number of base points earned or elite night credits.
For example, previous you would get 4 Club Lounge awards once you become an Explorist. Now you’ll get to Club Lounge awards when you’ve stayed 20 nights and another 2 once you’ve hit 30. So with this challenge, you could earn Explorist status through February 2021 and miss out on the Club Lounge awards.
Hyatt Place Early Check-In/Late Check-Out
In separate news, Hyatt now has a new early check-in/late check-out policy at Hyatt Place hotels.
If you’re an Explorist or Globalist you’ll still get to arrive early (9 am or 12 pm) or stay late (2 pm for Explorist, 4 pm for Globalist) for free when it’s available. Discoverist elites (comes free with The World Of Hyatt Credit Card) will be eligible for a complimentary 2 pm late checkout. And they can also get an early check-in (at 9 am or 12 pm) for a fee that starts at $10 but varies by hotel.
The good news is that for non-elite members you can pay the fee for a 9 am or 12 pm early check-in or for a 2 pm late check-out. Again, the fee varies by hotel and starts at $10 per early check-in or late check-out. So if you want both on the same stay, you’ll pay the fee twice.
I always appreciate the option to check-in early or leave late and as much as I hate fees I think it’s nice to know the option is there if I need it.
Hyatt Promotion: 4th Night Free at Select Hyatt Place and Hyatt Regency Hotels
1. Hyatt Place Hotels
You’ll get your 4th night free on paid stays at participating Hyatt Place hotels when you book by May 11, 2019, for stays through May 15, 2019.
There are 246 locations participating, most of which are in the US. This isn’t helpful if you don’t have firm travel plans, because you’ll have to pre-pay for your booking.
A few other restrictions:
- You can only book the offer online
- Offer is subject to availability
- You won’t get a discount off the best rate but rather the standard rate
- You will not earn Hyatt points or stay credits for your free night
- Use promotion code “4HFR” if it doesn’t auto-populate
Here’s the link to the Hyatt Place promo along with the terms and conditions.
2. Hyatt Regency Hotels
Similarly, there’s a promotion to get your 4th night free on paid rooms at certain Hyatt Regency hotels.
The terms are almost identical. There are 94 locations participating, including team member Jasmin’s family’s local favorite, the Hyatt Regency Rochester.
Don’t forget to use the best card for your booking to earn the most points, including The World Of Hyatt Credit Card which earns 9X points per $1 spent at Hyatt hotels (at least 5X for being a World of Hyatt member and 4X for having the World of Hyatt card). Here’s our review of the World of Hyatt card.
Hyatt’s Hotel Promotion 2019
The Earn Points Faster promo is valid at Hyatt hotels, and participating M Life Rewards & Small Luxury Hotels destinations.
The way this deals breaks down is as follows:
- Earn 1,000 bonus Hyatt points per qualifying night
- Earn an additional 500 bonus points per qualifying night spent at Hyatt House or Hyatt Place hotels
- You can earn bonus points for a maximum of 50 nights during the promotion
So if you spend 50 nights at Hyatt House or Hyatt Place locations, you can earn a maximum of 75,000 bonus Hyatt points.
To qualify, you’ll need to be a World of Hyatt member, and register for the promotion before March 31, 2019. The promotion ends on May 15, 2019, and any stays will need to be completed by then to be eligible for the bonus. You will need to book directly with Hyatt to qualify, so reservations made through Orbitz or Hotels.com won’t earn you a bonus.
This promotion is an improvement over recent Hyatt promos because you don’t need to hit specific tiers to earn the bonus points. You just earn bonus points per stay, starting with your second stay.
Hyatt has a decent number of Category 1 Hyatt House and Hyatt Place hotels, which you can book for 5,000 points and earn 1,500 of those points back. So it’s an exceptional deal for low-level Hyatt award stays.
It can also be great for paid stays. As a World of Hyatt member, you’ll earn at least 5 Hyatt points per $1 spent at Hyatt hotels. And if you pay for your stay with The World Of Hyatt Credit Card you’ll earn an additional 4 Hyatt points per $1 spent (9 points per $1 total). Let’s say you book a $100 per night stay at a Hyatt House or Hyatt Place location. You could earn 1,500 bonus points and 900 points for your spending. The 2,400 Hyatt points you’d walk away with are just about halfway to a free night.
You could also earn 3 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent on travel (including hotels) if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve®. Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio, but they also transfer to airlines and other hotels. So even though you’re earning slightly fewer points, you’re better off because you’ll have more flexibility.
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