Hyatt is offering triple points on spending at their hotel restaurants when you are not staying as a guest through December 20, 2022. You can earn points on dine-in, delivery and takeout as long as the charge is made by hotels set up to award points, and you provide them with your Hyatt account number. No registration is needed.
- Naturally, all-inclusive hotel brands are excluded, and partners like MGM Resorts, Small Luxury Hotels, and Lindblad Expeditions are excluded.
- Members may earn a maximum of 100,000 Bonus Points per transaction under this offer, which means you can top out at $10,000 spend.
- If you redeem points against the charges, or pay with gift cards, the charges aren’t eligible.
Chef from the Park Hyatt Vienna
Normally you can earn 5 points per dollar dining at Hyatt restaurants, whether you’re a guest or not. Under this promo you earn triple points, or 15 points per dollar. And top tier elites receive their 30% bonus on the standard 5 points per dollar, so in total they earn 16.5 points.
I view 15 points per dollar as a 21% rebate (each Hyatt point worth 1.4 cents apiece). That makes it well worth picking a Hyatt restaurant that you enjoy, and makes it worth shifting your choice of venue for a business meal (the larger the group the better!) especially lucrative.
There are a couple of things to consider.
- It’s more lucrative to dine under this offer than to credit a meal to your folio when staying as a guest! They’re currently offering double points on stays of two or more nights but triple points are better. If you’re a hotel guest, consider crediting your meals to a spouse’s or travel partner’s account (and save receipts to make sure the points post).
- Some Hyatts don’t award points on alcohol even though they should. Local rules in some jurisdictions don’t allow incentives for alcohol spend, so hotels can opt out of awarding points for compliance with these rules. However Hyatt doesn’t police the reasons hotels opt out, so you may be surprised when the wine accompanying your meal doesn’t earn points.
I’d note that some Hyatt restaurants are quite good! Before I moved away from Washington, DC the Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt Washington was a perennial favorite (I earned points for a non-stay meal there a decade ago when the option was first launched) and I had a meal there while I was in town last week. If only I’d waited! And they do award points on alcohol spend.
Meanwhile I don’t know that I’ve ever eaten better steak than at the New York Grill at the Park Hyatt Tokyo. Japan is re-opening! Sadly the Grand Hyatt Singapore, home to Straits Kitchen, will be closed throughout much of this offer.
Park Hyatt Tokyo New York Grill Open Kitchen
As a Globalist earning 16.5 points per dollar spent I’d be generating more than a 23% rebate. That’s hard to beat, except perhaps with restaurant.com gift certificates purchased at a deep discount. And those don’t let you earn points on reimbursable meals, instead they’d save your employer money.