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World of Hyatt has launched a new promotion for stays up until May 15, 2019. You’ll earn 1,000-1,500 bonus points per night but only from your second stay.
- Earn 1,500 bonus points per night at Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties and 1,000 bonus points per night at all other Hyatt brands, starting on your second stay.
- Direct link to registration.
- Must register by March 31, 2019.
- All eligible nights under this promotion must be during stays completed between February 15 and May 15, 2019.
- Beginning on your second eligible stay, you will receive 1,000 Bonus Points per eligible night at Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide and participating M life Rewards destinations and Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotels. Maximum 50,000 Bonus Points may be earned during Promotion Period.
- Hyatt Place and Hyatt House additional bonus: Beginning on your second eligible stay during the Promotion Period, you will receive an additional 500 Bonus Points per eligible night at Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels during the Promotion Period. An additional maximum 25,000 Bonus Points may be earned at Hyatt Place or Hyatt House hotels during Promotion Period.
- All points awarded under this promotion are Bonus Points. For the purpose of this promotion, an “Eligible Night” is defined as any night where a member is paying an Eligible Rate or redeems a free night award for at least one night of their stay.
- Only the room occupied by the Member will count toward this promotion. You must provide your World of Hyatt membership number at the time of check-in for each stay.
- Please allow two to three weeks after your qualifying stay for Bonus Points to be posted to your World of Hyatt account.
This promotion has the potential to be quite rewarding, especially if you’ll be staying at Hyatt Place or Hyatt House properties. Those brands tend to have lower room rates than Hyatt’s other brands, so earning 1,500 bonus points per night at those is excellent.
The biggest downside to this promotion is that you’ll only start earning bonus points on your second stay. That’s an annoying feature which has been used by Marriott in the past for some of their MegaBonus promotions. If your first stay is due to be longer, it might be worth booking a one night award stay at a category 1 property. Although you’ll be spending 5,000 points, it’ll be worth it if you’d earn more than that in bonus points from your longer stay. You can find a list of Hyatt’s category 1 properties here, but don’t forget that 1/3 of their properties will be changing categories on March 18, so that list will change in a few weeks.
That second stay requirement is annoying, but a great feature of this promotion is that you’ll earn the bonus points even on award stays. That makes stays at category 1 Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties excellent value as they’ll have a net cost of only 3,500 points per night. We’ll be spending 5-6 weeks in Kentucky during April/May and they’ll have three category 1 properties by that stage. There’s therefore a very good chance that this promotion will influence where we stay as it’ll be hard to pass up award stays for only 3,500 points per night.
How about you? Will this influence your booking behavior or will it just be a nice bonus to have if you happen to end up at any of Hyatt’s brands two or more times before May 15?