Hyatt Fans: Now It’s Even Easier to Earn a Free Night With The Brand Explorer Promotion
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INSIDER SECRET: Through Hyatt’s ongoing Brand Explorer promotion you’ll earn a category 1-4 free night certificate for every five different Hyatt brands at which you complete a qualifying stay. With four new brands being added this year, it’s easier than ever to earn free nights.
Last year Hyatt announced the acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality, and throughout this year it has been slowly integrating the luxury properties into the World of Hyatt loyalty program. Two Roads Hospitality was comprised of four brands: Destination Hotels, Alila, joie di vivre Hotels & Resorts and Thompson Hotels.
Here are nine new locations (with the integration date) that will be added in the coming weeks:
- Quirk Hotel – Richmond, VA (August 20th)
- Motif Seattle (August 20th)
- Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center (August 20th)
- The Carolina Inn – Chapel Hill, NC (August 20th)
- The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch (August 21st)
- Rizzo Center – Chapel Hill, NC (August 21st)
- The Elms Hotel & Spa – Excelsior Springs, MO (September 10th)
- Hotel De Anza – San Jose, CA (September 10th)
- Alila Yangshuo – Guilin, China (September 24th)
I’m not sure which category the Alila Yangshuo will fall under, but the other hotels will all be in categories 2-4 and cost 8,000-15,000 Hyatt points per night, so you’ll have more locations where you can use The World Of Hyatt Credit Card’s annual category 1-4 free night certificate.
Hyatt also has plans to add Destination Residences locations. These include privately owned condo resorts, villas and vacation homes in top destinations like Hawaii, Lake Tahoe and Vail. We’ll share more details about that when they become available; I’m interested to see how the points earning and redeeming will work for those vacation homes.
If you plan on staying at any of the former Two Roads brands before December 31, 2019, there is an ongoing promotion which doesn’t require any registration. To qualify you just need to be a Hyatt member (this guide will show you how to create a Hyatt account) and book directly with the hotel or Hyatt. You’ll be able to earn 2,000 bonus points for your first qualifying stay with each of the four new brands: Destination Hotels, Alila, joie vi vivre Hotels & Resorts and Thompson Hotels. In addition to the up to 8,000 bonus points, you can also earn a free night certificate. The free night is valid at category 1-4 hotels and will expire 180 days after it is issued.
One nice thing about this promotion is that award stays will count. You can read more about the hotel additions and see the terms of the promotion here.
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The World Of Hyatt Credit Card
Earn 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus, 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $6,000 total within 6 months of account opening.
Free nights start at 5,000 points
Receive 1 free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort after your Cardmember anniversary
Earn an extra free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel if you spend $15,000 during your cardmember anniversary year
Get automatic World of Hyatt Elite status and 5 qualifying night credits every year as long as your account is open
Earn 2 qualifying night credits towards tier status everytime you spend $5,000 on your card
Earn 9 points total for Hyatt stays – 4 Bonus Points per $1 spent at Hyatt hotels & 5 Base Points per $1 you can earn as a World of Hyatt member
Earn 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent at restaurants, on airlines tickets purchased directly from the airlines, on local transit and commuting and on fitness club and gym memberships
15.99% – 22.99% Variable
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each balance transfer, whichever is greater.
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