Stacking Hyatt Opportunities For Huge Value This Month And Next

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Hyatt has been the most aggressive of hotel chains in offering value to win back guests. A number of simultaneous offers and opportunities make it possible to get really outsized value with World of Hyatt right now.

  • Get the World Of Hyatt Credit Card10 elite nights instead of the usual 5 for being approved for the card by August 31.

    The World Of Hyatt Credit Card has an initial offer is to earn up to 50,000 Bonus Points – 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend a total of $6,000 on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening.

    The card comes with an annual free category 1-4 night and an additional category 1-4 free night after $15,000 in spend each cardmember year.

  • Use Chase Ultimate Rewards points from Chase Sapphire Reserve® or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card for Hyatt stays. In my view Hyatt is the only worthwhile hotel program to transfer bank points to (American Express to Hilton and Marriott for instance offer poor value.)

  • Get 25% points back on those points stays (an extra 10% because you have the Hyatt card). If you spend 240,000 Chase points transferred to Hyatt, you get 60,000 Hyatt points back as a cardholder (25% rebate). For new Hyatt cardholders getting that incremental 10% bonus that is like an extra 24,000 bonus on top.of the card’s initial offer.

  • Those points stays count towards elite status. If you apply and are approved by August 31 you receive 10 elite nights. Meet spend for the bonus and to earn the category 1-4 free night after $15,000 spend and you’ll have 16 elite nights.

    You’ll want to keep going because,

    • At 30 nights you’ll receive another category 1-4 free night, 2 confirmed club access awards, and Explorist status
    • At 40 nights you can choose from 5000 points or a $100 Hyatt gift card
    • At 50 nights you receive 2 confirmed suite upgrades
    • Then at 60 nights, Globalist status (upgrades including suites at check-in, complimentary breakfast or club lounge access, 4 p.m. late checkout) along with a designated Hyatt Concierge, 2 suite upgrade awards, and a category 1-7 free night

  • Any spend you do earns triple points starting with the second stay. (If you are already a Gloablist, first stay earns 2500 bonus points, if you pay the 20% off member rate you get free breakfast)

  • And parking is free during award stays through October 8 (Globalists receive free parking on paid stays during this period, too)

Hyatt offers a really compelling value proposition right now, and that’s already capitalizing that the program provides better treatment of elites than any of its peers, and that their hotels skew nicer as well.

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  1. Gary: All this is nice and I will be staying in a few Hyatt properties this month. The problem is that our corporate travel is down to zero right now is so my credit card spending. How much do you value 1 Hyatt point? Right now I do spend a lot at Costco and their Citi no fee card simply pays 2% back.
    Than paying cash for hotel stays with about ca. 20% back in hotel points (I am also Bonvoy lifetime Titanium and HHonors Diamond) sets that Costco Citi card return to ca. 2.4% (if spending on hotels) – hard to beat with the hotel credit cards that give you points.

  2. All my spend is going on cash back cards, rather than accumulating points or miles I may never be able to use. Cash is king.

  3. We have stayed at Newport Coast Villas in June, for 5 nights and everyone was extremely safe, masked and prepared. Pool was open, with masked employees sanitizing the safe spacing of chaise lounges after use. We could smell the sanitizer in the rooms. We just returned from 2 nights at Calistoga Ranch, again a beautiful and extremely safe (outdoor dining/plexiglass/masks) property. In our California county, the population is over 1,000,000 million people, with a total of “covid related” deaths of 88 people. Sadly, a number of them were in nursing homes. Be prudent, follow safety guidelines, social distance, enjoy life and turn off the news, which is purely in the business to make headlines promoting your fear and terror…..

  4. I appreciated the free parking benefit in Boise last week. Seems like they rolled it out a little early.

    Free parking can be a serious benefit. I was looking at Portland, OR and parking is $36-47 per night at the three downtown-ish Hyatt properties.

  5. I don’t find the 25% to be too compelling being the cost of revenue stays are high and parking is very expensive.I’m not flying and using Uber presently. Added to that a good breakfast is worth 25 to 50 dollars a day in a good hotel.
    Many hotel restaurants are closed and elite benefits marginal at best
    I don’t want a credit at a grab & go with shrink wrapped sandwiches thank you
    They can keep it all presently until they resume operations when allowed and the experience will be as expected .That said I wish the owners and hotel companies all the best during these challenges and getting things back somewhere close to normal .But I am out for the first time in decades despite my normal 200 nights a year.And If I do come back it will be half of what I once did as I will be cutting back on leisure travel as I am tired of stingy promotions/hotel devaluations and seasonal redemption.Not to mention criminal airline business practices that are evil and corrupt from the legacy carriers. Hello Doug Parker the other virus casing disease out there

  6. “ And parking is free during award stays through (Globalists receive free parking on paid stays, too)”

    @Gary – can you elaborate on that last part, where “Globalists receive free parking on paid stays”?

  7. @VX_flier not sure what you want me to elaborate on exactly, it’s just as i wrote about earlier in the linked post, since globalists *already* get free parking on award stays hyatt is giving it to them on paid stays while they’re extending the free parking on award benefits to all through october 8

  8. True. WoH is a good program that treats it’s Top members (Globalist) above Marriott or Hilton‘s top tiers. BUT it is super hard to reach that status (60 nights) outside of the US. Most Hyatt’s are in North America. Chase Hyatt only available to US citizens. How about a card for Germany, Switzerland and Austria? Today Marriott just brought down the requirements by adding 38 nights to my account. I am still waiting for WoH‘s creativity in this. 60 nights is massive especially in 2020.

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