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Uh-Oh: Wyndham Rewards Has Stopped Offering Status Matching (For Now)

Wyndham Rewards Status Match

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the loss of a well-loved member of the travel community – the Wyndham Rewards status match. For the last 18 months or more, Wyndham offered to match your status in another hotel chain to status with Wyndham Rewards. That opportunity is sadly no more, because when checking the status match page last night, this is the message that greeted me. This is a disappointing turn of…

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Hyatt Extending Elite Status, Free Night Certificates, Suite Upgrades & Club Access Awards, Waiving Cancellation Fees

Regency Suite at Hyatt Regency Bali

Hyatt has come out of the blocks early and announced a set of incredibly customer-friendly policies. They’ll be extending your existing status for another year, while also extending the life of your free night certificates, suite upgrades and Club Access awards. They’re also ensuring your points don’t expire for now and waiving cancellation and change fees, even on non-refundable bookings. Here’s their official statement outlining these changes. Here’s a quick summary of their updated policies…

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Nick predicts: Hyatt & Marriott’s elite status plan for 2020

Yesterday, we learned that Hilton will extend elite status to 2021 or even 2022 for some. Radisson announced the day before that they are extending elite status. IHG announced two weeks ago that they are reducing 2020 elite status requirements due to the current COVID-19 situation. What about Hyatt and Marriott? Will we see an extension of elite benefits? What are they waiting for in announcing it? We don’t yet know — and in my…

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My Top 10 Category 1 & 2 Hotels In The US

Hyatt Place Austin Round Rock

If you only get to go on vacation once or twice a year for a few days at a time, it can make sense to save up your hotel points and redeem them for luxury properties so that you can maximize your enjoyment at the destination. My wife and I take a different approach though. We’ve lived in hotels and Airbnbs for the past 2.5 years or so, so we usually only redeem points for…

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(Big update: Delayed to 2021) Hyatt devaluation: peak & off-peak pricing in 2020

Update 3/13/20: Running With Miles has reported an awesome change of heart from Hyatt: they will delay the introduction of peak and off-peak pricing for award stays until 2021. Those changes were set to go into effect on March 22nd but surely in light of reduced demand across the board Hyatt has decided to delay the introduction. Furthermore, only five properties will change categories this month. Direct link to more information The five hotels which will change category on…

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Park Hyatt Washington DC. Bottom line review.

The Park Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC is a Category 5 World of Hyatt property, which makes it a less appealing option for those looking to burn a Cat 1-4 free night certificate on a trip to Washington, However, given cheap weekend rates, this can be a great option for a paid stay via Hyatt Privé given the excellent benefits provided on paid stays booked through Privé. Park Hyatt Washington DC Bottom Line Review In my recent post on Hyatt…

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Hyatt & American Airlines Offering Reciprocal Fast Tracks To Elite Status

American Airlines Hyatt Status Match Challenge Fast Track Elite Status

Last year, Hyatt and American Airlines announced that they’d be launching a partnership that would allow reciprocal earning, status challenges and more. That partnership went live a couple of months later in May, while late last year some World of Hyatt members with Globalist status gained Executive Platinum status with American Airlines without any kind of flying requirements. Hyatt and American Airlines have now launched a new opportunity to fast track to elite status if…

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Hyatt Offering 10k Points When Cancelling Non-Refundable Bookings Made Before March 8

Regency Suite at Hyatt Regency Bali

Hyatt has once again shown why they have such a highly regarded loyalty program. They announced last night that they’ll be awarding 10,000 World of Hyatt bonus points for any guests that booked a non-refundable rate but have now decided they don’t wish to (or can’t) travel as a result of the Coronavirus. Here’s the official announcement from Hyatt: We understand the need for increased flexibility with travel planning right now. To help guests, World…

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Ventana Big Sur Hyatt. Bottom Line Review: Awesome

Ventana Big Sur is an adults-only resort in Big Sur California.  Ventana is part of Hyatt’s Alila luxury brand and currently the only Alila property in the United States (although a second Alila is being developed in Encinatas, north of San Diego).  We stayed four nights in early March and paid 30,000 points per night.  A friend with Globalist status booked our stay for us as a Guest of Honor reservation.  This gave us all…

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