Via John Ollila Hyatt is expected to introduce a promotion to earn up to 60,000 points between September 1 and November 30.
Through August 31 there’s a modest bonus for stays at Hyatt Regency and Grand Hyatt hotels of 500 points per night awarded only in 5 night increments. Earlier in the year they had a somewhat more generous promotion at all of their brands.
Park Hyatt New York
You’ll be able to earn a total of 60,000 points, awarded in chunks after staying at various threshold numbers of nights during the promotion period.
|After:||Earn:||Bonus Per Night|
|5 Nights||2500 Points||500|
|10 Nights||5000 Points||1000|
|20 Nights||10,000 Points||1000|
|30 Nights||17,500 Points||1750|
|40 Nights||25,000 Points||2500|
Registration will be required, and the link to register is not up yet. One nice thing is that since redemption stays now count as stays with Hyatt, you should be able to earn points through this offer even when you’re spending points (but we’ll have to wait and see that this remains true once the offer terms and conditions are released).
It’s nice to see something chain-wide return, even though it’s not nearly as generous as what we saw as recently as two years ago where 25 nights would earn 75,000 points.
If points were awarded each night, so no night went unawarded, it wouldn’t be bad at all — especially as you stay more than 30 nights in 3 months. I value Hyatt points at 1.4 cents apiece so 500 points is worth $7 and 2500 points worth $35.
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Hotel promotions are pretty much on life support because hotel occupancy and rates are up year-over-year — and that’s compared to last year which was itself a record. Chains don’t have to spend a lot of marketing dollars to put heads in beds right now.