I give great credit to Hyatt for figuring out how to entice me to remain loyal when my status is already locked in for another year. Hyatt’s generous new elite earning promotion stacked with other great offers should cause all of us to give Hyatt a second look, even if we frequent other hotel chains.
Generous New Elite Earning Promotion From Hyatt
Between October 1, 2020 and the end of the year, every elite night earned will also earn an elite night toward 2021-22 status (i.e. for status valid till January 2023).
I’ve long opined the downside to status exemptions is that they discourage short-term loyalty because with status already locked in there is a tendency to branch out and try more convenient or cheaper options.
But with this promotion, I can start working on my 2022 status early.
Potential Points Earning
That alone would be enough to move me to Hyatt, but the potential to earn more than 20 World of Hyatt points per dollar spent is another powerful incentive.
Start by earning quadruple points at over 350 participation properties (the list will be published later in the month). Stack that with a Globalist bonus (extra 1.5 points per dollar) and paying with your World of Hyatt Credit Card (extra four points per dollar) and you’re looking at earning up to 25.5 points per dollar spent. (One Mile at a Time crunches the numbers nicely)
Considering how reasonable the Hyatt award chart is, even if you are only getting 1.5 cents in value per point (I’d say that is closer 1.8), you’re getting a return of nearly 40%.
And if that was not enough, Hyatt is still offering 10-15% rebates on points redemptions (plus an extra 10% with the World of Hyatt Credit Card). This promotion is valid for stays through January 4, 2021.
Furthermore, Hyatt is offering free parking for all World of Hyatt members on award stays and for Globalist members on any stay.
Finally, you can still earn triple points on dining if you visit a Hyatt to eat and are not a guest there. Blue Duck Tavern anyone?
What a compelling suite of promotions…Hyatt, you’ve sold me. I had planned to diversify and try out other properties for the remainder of the year, but with the economic certainty surrounding the future, I’ll double down and keep my business within the Hyatt family.
Do these promotions move you to direct more business to Hyatt?
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