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Weeks 4 & 5 Of Daily Getaways Announced – 20% Off Marriott GCs, Cheap(er) Hyatt Points & More

Daily Getaways 2019 Week 4

The final two weeks of Daily Getaways deals have been announced and there are at least two that could be of interest – Marriott gift cards and Hyatt points. You can find week 4 deals here and week 5 deals here. May 30 will see three denominations of Marriott gift cards go on sale for 20% off. There’ll only be 200 of the $500 denomination with a limit of 1, 252 of the $250 denomination…

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Hyatt Has Improved Its Best Rate Guarantee Scheme

Hyatt Best Rate Guarantee

Hyatt has announced immediate changes to its Best Rate Guarantee scheme and, unlike some hotel loyalty scheme “enhancements”, this one appears to be a change for the better. Before today, Hyatt’s Best Rate Guarantee offered a match to the room rate you found elsewhere, along with a $50 credit to be used towards a future stay. That $50 credit had an expiry date of one year, so the policy was neither particularly rewarding nor overly…

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(EXPIRED) 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…

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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…

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(EXPIRED) 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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