World of Hyatt

Tag Archives for World of Hyatt.

Reminder: Hyatt Category Changes Going Into Effect On March 18

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

Just a quick reminder that there’s less than a week to go until Hyatt’s 2019 category changes go into effect on March 18. We’d previously covered all of the upcoming changes where I also shared my view that these changes were, on balance, OK. See: Hyatt’s 2019 Category Changes Announced: Some Good, Some Bad But Mostly Fair. On the positive side, there will be a dozen different properties that’ll be bookable with the category 1-4 free…

Continue Reading »

Hyatt & American Airlines Announce Partnership – Reciprocal Earning, Status Challenges & More

Hyatt American Airlines Partnership

Hyatt and American Airlines have today announced details of a new partnership that’s going to offer reciprocal earning opportunities, status challenges and more. These mutual benefits aren’t available yet as they’re not going live until later this year. You can find the full press release here. Here’s a summary of the benefits: American Airlines AAdvantage members with Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, Executive Platinum and ConciergeKey status will earn 1 bonus mile per eligible dollar spent at…

Continue Reading »

New Hyatt Promotion: Earn 1,000/1,500 Bonus Points Per Night Starting From 2nd Stay

Hyatt Place Dallas Garland Richardson Texas

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. The Deal 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. Key Terms Must register by March 31, 2019. All eligible nights under…

Continue Reading »

Hyatt’s 2019 Category Changes Announced: Some Good, Some Bad But Mostly Fair

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach

Hyatt has announced a wide-ranging set of category changes for 2019 with about a third of their properties moving up or down a category. The changes are fairly even overall, although some popular sweet spots are being lost while new ones are being gained. You can find a full list of the category changes here, with these going into effect on March 18, 2019. In total, 259 properties will be changing which represents about a third…

Continue Reading »

Match M Life back to Hyatt Explorist ’till Feb 2020

Thanks to World of Hyatt’s partnership with the M Life, the loyalty program of MGM resorts & casinos, you can enjoy reciprocal status between the two programs. Hyatt Explorist and above matches to M Life Gold. If you previously matched your Hyatt Explorist status to M Life Gold, you can now match back from M Life Gold for this year and pick up 4 new club lounge access upgrades that are valid through February 2020…

Continue Reading »

Our 5 Best Value Hotel Award Redemptions Of 2018 (And One That Provided Even Better Value)

Executive Suite at Grand Hyatt San Antonio

My wife and I have just completed the first year of our 5 year, 50 state road trip. During that time we’ve stayed in more than 60 cities, 47 different hotels, 18 Airbnb properties and with 5 sets of family and friends. Hotel loyalty schemes have helped make the trip affordable as 129 nights at 24 different hotels were booked using points in 2018. I try to maximize our points as much as possible which…

Continue Reading »

World of Hyatt introducing positive & negative changes in 2019 with Milestone Rewards

Executive Suite at Grand Hyatt San Antonio

World of Hyatt has announced some changes to the program that’ll be coming on March 1, 2019. Most of these changes are positive improvements as you’ll earn awards sooner than you do at present, although requalifying for Globalist status will have a more stringent requirement starting in 2020. Here’s a link to the official announcement. The main change is called Milestone Rewards which has been named that way as awards will be earned at the…

Continue Reading »

Free breakfast & late checkout at SLH hotels booked through Hyatt

Hyatt has announced the beginning of the integration with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Earning and redemption will be possible at 50 SLH hotels as of December 6, 2018. You can already search and find those 50 properties at Hyatt.com. There is some good news — all World of Hyatt members are going to get free breakfast and late checkout at these properties. That’s awesome for those who do not have status or a Globalist friend. This…

Continue Reading »

Confirmed: Hyatt Changing Points + Cash & Premium Suite Redemptions

Following the recent rumors about changes to Points + Cash and Premium Suite redemptions, Hyatt has confirmed that those rumors were true and officially announced the upcoming changes on November 1, 2018. Points + Cash First of all, a quick recap of the negative changes regarding Points + Cash bookings. At the moment, Points + Cash stays require that you pay 50% of the standard points amount along with a fixed cash amount. From November…

Continue Reading »