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Mr & Mrs Smith properties are now being added to the World of Hyatt,...

As we were promised a few months ago (following Hyatt's purchase of the Mr & Mrs Smith booking platform), Hyatt is now adding Mr & Mrs Smith properties to the World of Hyatt, and we finally know what these properties will offer members when they stay. Frankly, I'm underwhelmed.
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Have you been targeted for one of Hyatt’s new promotions? (check these links)

Hyatt has brought back a series of targeted deals that we last saw published at the beginning of 2023. There seem to be slightly fewer targeted deals in this iteration of the promotion (18 deals in 2024 v 23 deals in 2023) and it looks like the target audience may be narrower in 2024 than it was in 2023, but some of the offers still look good so it will be worth checking to see if Hyatt lists you among the chosen few.
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The Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas joins the World of Hyatt

Hyatt has now confirmed that effective 1 March 2024, the Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has joined the World of Hyatt while it's still in the middle of its renovations, and it has been added to the program as a Category 3 property costing 9,000/12,000/15,000 points per night on off-peak/standard/peak dates.
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Why I think Hyatt is publishing weak promotions (and why I think it can...

The latest World of Hyatt promotion goes live tomorrow and as promotions go, this one is weak. Very weak. And this appears to be the continuation of a recent Hyatt trend. Prior to last year, Hyatt had been known for offering promotions that offered real value (yes, even before the pandemic forced hotel chains to be nicer to everyone), but in the past twelve months, things seem to have gone noticeably downhill. 
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The World of Hyatt 2024 devaluation (key category movers & a few statistics)

As is usual this time of year (pandemics aside), the World Hyatt has now announced its hotel category changes for 2024 and once again, it's not great reading if you're a Hyatt fan. Yes, the announcement that came yesterday could have been a lot worse, but even so, there isn't much to be happy about with the changes that are on the way.
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Hyatt’s new Bonus Journeys promotion is now open for registration

As was first rumored two weeks ago, Hyatt has today formally announced its latest Bonus Journeys promotion and not only is registration for the promotion now open, but it looks like all the details that were accidentally leaked towards the beginning of the month were correct, so don't expect fireworks!
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How I may use the upcoming Hyatt promotion to help me retain top-tier Globalist...

Officially, Hyatt isn't currently running a global promotion and no global Hyatt promotion has been announced, but thanks to what appears to have been an unintentional leak, we think we know what will be announced in the coming days, and I may be able to use this promotion to my advantage.
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Details of Hyatt’s new global promotion have now been released (sort of)

It was just yesterday that our roundup of current hotel promotions mentioned that Hyatt was the only major hotel chain not to have any kind of targeted or global promotion in the works, and today, details of the next promotion appear to have surfaced.
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BIG NEWS: Hilton & Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) agree a new...

Hilton and Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) have announced a new partnership which as the press release puts it, will 'dramatically expand the luxury experiences offered by Hilton' and will see SLH properties participating in the Hilton Honors program.
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Hyatt is still offering points in exchange for expired certificates (probably select members only)

Thanks to a recent bit of stupidity, I managed to let a World of Hyatt free night certificate expire before I had a chance to use it but, fortunately for me, it looks like Hyatt continues to be prepared to offer select World of Hyatt members a good haul of points in exchange for their expired certificates.
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The hotel points game is alive and well, you just have to play harder

At the risk of sounding old, I'm going to say that the miles & points game was a lot easier 15 years ago. Back then, most travel loyalty programs still had fixed award charts, international flight upgrades weren't rarer than unicorns, hotels didn't (usually) play games with elite benefits, and 'Bonvoy' wasn't a verb.
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I’m giving away my Hyatt Club Access Awards (expire end of February)

As a Hyatt Globalist member, the Club Access Awards that I have earned over the past two years are not of any real use to me as my status gives me access to Hyatt’s clubs/lounges anyway and, up until now, they have just gone unused. Now, however, thanks to the gifting option that’s live on Hyatt’s website, I can give them away to someone who can use them on a future stay … so that’s what I plan to do.
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Four ways Hyatt should have gone further with its World of Hyatt changes

Some aspects of the World of Hyatt program (Milestone Rewards and the Guest of Honor benefit) have been refreshed for 2024 and, on the whole, the changes that Hyatt has made are positive. The fact is, however, that as far as some benefits are concerned, the changes didn't really go far enough.
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Is this an unethical use of one of Hyatt’s new benefit changes?

After considering one of the recent changes made to the World of Hyatt program, I can see a way to use the change in a way that could benefit our household but that isn't in the spirit of how the benefit is supposed to work, so I'm now considering the ethics behind using the change/benefit in this way.
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Hyatt & Chase really need to address this frustrating issue

One of the major selling points of the World of Hyatt credit card is that cardholders can earn 2 elite night credits for every $5,000 of spending charged to their card. For big spenders, this can offer an easy pathway to World of Hyatt elite status without the need for many Hyatt stays while for the rest of us, these nights can make earning or retaining status slightly easier.
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The promised changes to the World of Hyatt are now live

Hyatt announced a few key changes to the World of Hyatt program back in November last year and now that the new year has come around, those changes are in full effect. Fortunately, this set of changes hasn't brought about much to disappoint most Hyatt loyalists, but with Milestone Rewards and Guest of Honor benefits now looking very different to how they looked last year, now seems a good time to go over just what these changes are.
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Deal ending: Buy World of Hyatt Points and save 25%

Hyatt has been running its current points sale since the beginning of September and now there are just hours to go before the sale ends. As Hyatt points sales go, this one isn't the best but it's also not too bad, and if it's used correctly it has the potential to save some World of Hyatt fans quite a bit of money.
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Now live: Hyatt ‘Bonus Journeys’ 4Q 2023 global promotion

Hyatt latest global promotion (once again called 'Bonus Journeys') is now live, so any stays made between today and the end of November will qualify for the bonus points on offer. As we've seen in previous promotions, holders of Hyatt's co-branded credit cards get the chance to earn a bonus that others don't, but no one will be ending this promotion with an enviable stack of points they wouldn't otherwise have earned.
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Register now for Hyatt’s latest global promotion (extra offer for co-branded cardholders)

Hyatt has now opened up registration for its latest global promotion so, as usual, it's time to take a few seconds out of your day to sign up before you forget and miss out on points you would have otherwise earned. Yes, even if you don't plan on making any Hyatt stays as you never know when you plans may change.
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Yet another Hyatt property is playing around with award availability

When it comes to award night availability, the World of Hyatt rules are simple – if a property is selling an entry-level room for cash, that same room must also be made available for award bookings. This is part of the ‘no blackout dates’ policy enshrined in the World of Hyatt terms and conditions and it's one of the things that a lot of us really love about Hyatt's loyalty program.
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Hyatt’s latest global promotion is now live (register before you stay)

Hyatt announced its latest global promotion a few weeks ago, but in case that had slipped your mind, here's a reminder that the promotion is live from today and here's a recap of what Hyatt is offering.
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Reminder: Hyatt will give you up to 1.54 cents in value per World of...

Back in December 2019 when Hyatt announced that it would be introducing peak and off-peak pricing, a further announcement was also made, but that announcement got a little lost among the noise generated by the award chart devaluation and the pandemic that followed shortly thereafter.
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World of Hyatt devaluation – these are numbers & some key movers

Last week, Hyatt announced that a significant number of properties that participate in the World of Hyatt program will be moving categories at the end of this month. Overall, the news isn't good, but a look at the numbers shows that how someone views the upcoming changes will probably depend on where in the world they most enjoy spending their points so the upcoming changes will almost certainly not be universally disliked.
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Get 2,000 bonus points for select Park Hyatt stays

Apparently, it's a day for Hyatt promotions because as well as the promotion that has just launched for Hyatt House/Hyatt Place stays, Hyatt has also published a limited promotion for stays at select Park Hyatt properties.
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Earn bonus points for select Hyatt House/Place stays (co-branded card holders)

Over the past couple of years, one of the many bonuses of holding a Hyatt co-branded credit card has been Hyatt's bonus points promotions targeted at card holders only. Well, it has been a while since we last saw such a promotion, but starting early next year, a new one will go live.
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Got Hyatt status? You may be able to get free American Airlines status too

As we enter the last couple of days of the registration period for a promotion that gives AAdvantage elite flyers free World of Hyatt status (see here), a new promotion seems to be appearing in select American Airlines accounts that's offering World of Hyatt elites free (but temporary) American Airlines elite status.
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Reminder: Easy World of Hyatt status for American Airlines elites (2 days left to...

Since the end of August, Hyatt has been running a pretty good promotion for American Airlines flyers in which it's offering automatic (limited-time) elite status in the World of Hyatt program and a chance for flyers then to boost that status through stays. The promotion still has over 3 months to run, but registration closes in just 2 days' time.
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Excellent deal ending: Buy World of Hyatt points from just 1.68 cents each

Hyatt's current points sale has been running since late August and has been offering World of Hyatt members a great opportunity to top up their accounts at the cheapest rate that we usually see Hyatt offer. Unfortunately and as will all good things, this sale has to end and it's ending today so you have just hours left to lock in this deal if the numbers work for you.
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How Hyatt credit card elite night credits work & key differences in how they’re...

Chase issues two Hyatt co-branded credit cards (a consumer card and a business card) and as both offer cardholders a way of earning World of Hyatt elite night credits from the spending they put on their cards, I thought that I'd write a quick article covering how these credit card elite nights work.
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Hyatt brings back its 3x on dining offer

For a limited time, Hyatt has brought back a popular dining promotion that we first saw offered in 2020 in which it's possible to earn three times the unusual number of World of Hyatt points when dining at select eateries within the Hyatt portfolio.
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Reminder: Hyatt credit card holders can currently earn 20% back on select award bookings

One of the many reasons I like holding the World of Hyatt credit card is that holders of Hyatt's co-branded cards are often given access to offers that non-cardholders don't get. Right now, one such offer is in progress and while this offer is valid into September, the deadline for registrations is rapidly approaching.
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Which major hotel loyalty programs offer Lifetime Elite status?

Hotel elite status can be both vastly overrated and extremely useful depending on which status level and which hotel program we're discussing, and people's opinions can vary quite significantly. But, as a rule, having status is better than not having status so people will go to varying degrees of effort to maintain their hotel privileges from year to year.
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Earn double World of Hyatt points at MGM Las Vegas properties

Hyatt has announced a new promotion in conjunction with MGM in which World of Hyatt members can earn double points at MGM's Last Vegas properties for the next three months. Registration is required.
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Dear “My Hyatt Concierge”, you’re fantastic!

There are a few obvious reasons why Hyatt Globalist status is so nice to have - excellent suite upgrades, waived resort fees on cash bookings, 4 pm late check-outs, free parking on award nights, etc... - but none of these is the reason I've got extra love for the World of Hyatt program right now.
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Buy World of Hyatt Points and get a 30% bonus

The World of Hyatt has launched a new points sale today and this time around, the program has brought back the deal we last saw running between the end of January and the beginning of March - all members can now buy points with a bonus of up to 30%.
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Hyatt’s award costs are going up tomorrow – book now to avoid higher rates

This is a reminder that Hyatt's 2022 award category changes come into effect from tomorrow, 22 March, and that means that we have less than 24 hours in which to lock in the current award prices at 70 World of Hyatt properties that will soon cost considerably more. 
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Get 20% back on select award bookings with the World of Hyatt Credit Card

A new promotion has been launched for holders of the World of Hyatt credit card in which a 20% rebate is being offered on award stays made at Hyatt's Thompson properties between 1 April and 5 June 2022.
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Devaluation: Hyatt announces award category changes for 2022

The World of Hyatt has just announced that 146 of its properties will be changing award categories in a little over a month's time and while the changes are pretty evenly split between properties moving up a category and properties moving down, it's interesting (and a little worrying) to see that Hyatt will be moving nine of its properties into Category 8 which up until now, has been reserved for SLH properties only.
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World of Hyatt is still offering points in exchange for expired certificates

This is a post to remind World of Hyatt members that if you can't find an economical or worthwhile use for a Hyatt free night certificate, there's no need to make a booking for the sake of it or to watch the certificate go to waste - Hyatt will often be happy to give you points in exchange for any free night certificates that you allow to expire.
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Hyatt has announced its next Bonus Journeys global promotion (register now)

Hyatt has finally announced the details of its next Bonus Journeys global promotion which, unfortunately, won't go live until next year even though registration for the promotion is now open. As with a number of previous Hyatt promotions, there's an extra bonus available for holders of Hyatt co-branded credit cards but I'll warn you right now that anyone expecting a repeat of what we saw in previous promotions will almost certainly be disappointed.
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Hyatt & Exhale will end their partnership from January 2022

Hyatt purchases Exhale Spas back in 2017 and we saw the program added to the World of Hyatt a few months later. Since then, World of Hyatt members have been able to earn and burn points at Exhale Spas around the country, and World of Hyatt elites have been able to enjoy extra benefits at Exhale locations too. Sadly, not for much longer.
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Is one of the best World of Hyatt award redemptions effectively dead?

Up until now, most of the research that I've been doing around the World of Hyatt program since seasonal pricing was introduced hasn't thrown up anything that's hugely negative or anything that was totally unexpected. That was until I started trying to work out just how far out I'd have to book to be able to reserve the amazing Alila Venata Big Sur at no more than 35,000 points per night (Category 7 peak rate). What I've discovered is more than a little disappointing.
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Another Targeted Hyatt Promotion (Earn 50,000 bonus points)

Last week we saw the World of Hyatt emailing members with a targeted offer in which 30,000 bonus points are on offer for every 10 nights consumed and which looks tailor-made for road warriors. Now we're hearing about another targeted offer that's out there in the wild in which fewer points are on offer but which will work a lot better for guests staying fewer nights.
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Targeted Hyatt promotion: Earn up to 150,000 bonus points in 10 weeks

Hyatt appears to be targeting select World of Hyatt members for a promotion that could be very lucrative for anyone planning to enjoy quite a few nights at Hyatt properties in the next 10 weeks. The offer is being emailed to targeted World of Hyatt members but in case your spam filters are a little too aggressive, there's a link to the registration page in this post where you can check to see if Hyatt has chosen you for this offer.
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My first look at the World of Hyatt post devaluation (has value remained?)

On 26 October, seasonal pricing was introduced to the World of Hyatt program meaning that while no properties moved hotel categories on that date, Hyatt stays from March 2022 onwards can now cost up to 25% more than they currently do. With Hyatt's seasonal calendars now live, I've taken a look at a few regular Hyatt properties and a few well-known and higher-end Hyatt properties to see what the calendars show and to see if I can answer three key questions that have been on my mind.
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The new World of Hyatt award calendars are now live

As most people reading this will probably know, the World of Hyatt introduced peak and off-peak pricing yesterday, 26 October, and while the new pricing system doesn't affect stays made before the end of February 2022, all of Hyatt's properties are now displaying their respective award calendars for all bookable dates from 1 March 2022 onwards. 
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Devaluation coming tomorrow: Book your 2022 Hyatt stays now

Hyatt originally planned to introduce peak and off-peak pricing back in March 2020 but the pandemic got in the way of those plans and the devaluation was postponed. Now, however, the postponements are over and Hyatt's move to peak, off-peak, and standard award pricing comes into effect tomorrow and with some bookings set to cost up to 25% more, now is the time to make any bookings that you think you may need.
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Hyatt peak & off peak pricing will not affect free night awards

Yesterday was the day when we finally had official confirmation that the World of Hyatt would, after numerous postponements, finally introduce peak and off-peak season pricing from Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 10:00 am CT for stays made on or after 1 March 2022. While clearly devaluation, this isn't as bad as it could have been, and one of the silver linings around the dark cloud of seasonal spring is that Hyatt's free night awards will not be affected by what's on the way.
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Double Tier-Qualifying nights at Andaz properties for Hyatt credit card holders

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Earn 500 bonus points/night for stays at any of these 28 Hyatt properties

Hyatt has been offering 500 bonus points/night to World of Hyatt members who stay at the newest properties in its portfolio for some time (it even offered a bonus of 1,000 points/night earlier this year) so as we've seen numerous new properties added to the Hyatt portfolio since I last wrote about this deal in March, this seems like a good time to remind readers of where you can pick up some very easy points around the world.
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Hyatt brings back triple points on dining & launches a free night offer

For a limited time, Hyatt has brought back a popular (with some) dining promotion that we first saw offered back in July last year and which ran for a significant number of months. The hotelier has also introduced a limited-time deal in which it's offering guests free nights when they use their World of Hyatt points to book stays at any of its Miraval properties.
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Another 31 SLH properties & 1 experience have been added to the World of...

The last time we noticed Hyatt adding more Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) to the World of Hyatt program was, unsurprisingly, before the pandemic brought the world to a standstill. Now, a recent announcement from Hyatt indicates that 12 more SLH properties were added to its loyalty program back in April (who knew?) and that a further 22 SLH properties/experiences were added just yesterday.
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They’re Back: Hyatt & American Airlines Are Offering Targeted Elite Status Challenges

Hyatt and American Airlines have just announced that they're once again offering elite status challenges to members of each other's loyalty programs. From today, select AAdvantage and World of Hyatt members will be offered the chance to earn elite status in the other's loyalty program through January or February 2023. Challenges are targeted, require registration, and are appearing on dedicated American Airlines and Hyatt web pages.
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The new (and very good) Hyatt global promotion is live – register now

Hyatt's latest 'Bonus Journeys' promotion is now live and offering guests the opportunity to earn a significant number of World of Hyatt points between now and 15 September. Registration for the promotion is a prerequisite for earning all the bonus points that are available so now is probably as good a time as any to register to make sure that you don't miss out.
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This Is What The Next World Of Hyatt Promotion Will Look Like

In the current World of Hyatt promotion, members have been able to earn up to 2,500 bonus points for every 2 qualifying nights consumed during the promotion period and if we're being completely honest, it hasn't been one of the most exciting promotions we've seen. Now, however, with the current promotion coming to an end today, Hyatt has given us a look at when the next promotion will look like and it looks promising.
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GOOD NEWS: Hyatt Will Delay The Introduction Of Peak Season Pricing (Again)

When the pandemic first started to take hold last year, Hyatt announced that the planned introduction of peak/off-peak award pricing that had been set to take place on 22 March 2020 was being postponed until 2021. Then, In October 2020, Hyatt confirmed that the new award pricing would go live from July 2021. Now, however, Hyatt has a change of heart and it has announced that the peak and off-peak award pricing will not be coming into effect this year.
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Hyatt Credit Card Holders Get 25% Back On Select Award Bookings

Hyatt is reviving a good promotion that we've seen it offer a few times in the past but with the vaccine program going well in the US and the world starting to open up to travelers, it's worth noting that this year's promotion isn't as generous as the promotion we saw offered last year.
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LAST CHANCE: Register for Hyatt’s Bonus Journeys promotion

Hyatt's current global promotion has been running since the beginning of March and with an end date of 15 June is still has a few weeks left to run. If, however, you have yet to register for this promotion (it's free to register), you have until the end of tomorrow to do so because the registration period is about to end.
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My Strange World Of Hyatt Credit Card Statement Credit

As most of you with Chase credit cards will know, for the past few years Chase has been publishing offers that give cardholders a small credit for spending with select retailers and, occasionally, with one or two hoteliers. Recently, a credit from one of these offers hit my World of Hyatt credit card account but, a little amusingly, I have no idea what that credit is doing there.
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New Promo: Earn 1,000 American Airlines Miles Per Night With Hyatt [Targeted]

Back in November, Hyatt launched a promotion in which it offered 1,000 AAdvantage Miles per night for stays at select Hyatt resorts, and now that that offer has ended (it ended on 4 April), Hyatt is back with a bigger and better (albeit targeted) deal - earn 1,000 AAdvantage Miles per night at hundreds of World Hyatt properties around the world.
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Reminder: Award Bookings At Ten Hyatt Properties Will Cost More From Tomorrow

A couple of weeks ago, Hyatt announced that a total of eleven of its properties would be changing award categories this month and that award bookings at ten of those properties would soon be costing more. Tomorrow morning is when these changes kick in so if you need to book an award at a property that's moving up a category, now is the time to book it.
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Earn 1,000 bonus points/night at select Hyatt Properties

Hyatt has been offering a 500 point bonus/night to World of Hyatt members who stay at the newest properties in its portfolio for some time, but the hotelier has now (temporarily) doubled that offer to 1,000 points in honor of the opening of its 1,000th property - the Alila Napa Valley.
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11 Hyatt Properties Will Move Hotel Categories On 25 March (7 More Than Expected)

Back in October, twelve Hyatt properties moved award categories, Hyatt confirmed that it would be introducing peak and off-peak award pricing from July 2021, and we were told that a further four Hyatt properties would be moving award categories this month. Now, in a new update, Hyatt has said that a further 7 properties will be move award categories in a couple of weeks' time taking the total number of properties moving award categories to 11.
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Hyatt’s New Global Promotion Revealed – Register Now

Hyatt has now announced details of its new global promotion which is set to take over when the current crop of great deals ends on Sunday. The new Hyatt Bonus Journeys promotion will run from 1 March through 15 June and will offer guests bonus points for every two qualifying nights as well as the chance to earn a free night certificate.
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I’m Genuinely Excited To Find Out What Hyatt’s Next Promotion Will Be

Before this year, the last hotel promotions that I genuinely looked forward to were IHG's Accelerate promotions which had all but fizzled out by the end of 2018. Since then, a lot of the promotions that hoteliers have been publishing have been boring and pedestrian but Hyatt's performance in the second half of last year now has me eager to find out what more it has in store.
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Earning Hyatt Globalist Elite Status – How Much Did It Cost Me? (And How...

When, in late 2020, Hyatt announced that it would be slashing its elite status requirements for 2021 and that all stays made through 28 February 2021 would earn double elite night credits, I knew immediately that I would set out to earn Hyatt's top-tier Globalist status. Late last month I achieved my target and as a few people have been asking, I thought I'd share how much Hyatt Globalist status ended up costing me (and how much I actually consider it cost me).
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Hyatt Bonus Journey elite nights have posted (again)

If you're one of the many people chasing top-tier Hyatt status courtesy of the incredibly generous promotion that Hyatt is currently running, I have some good news for you. Any bonus elite night credits that you may have been due for stays made so far in 2021, should have now posted to your account.
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Hyatt Bonus Journey Elite Nights Earned In 2020 Should Now Have Posted

If you're one of the many people chasing top-tier Hyatt status courtesy of the incredibly generous promotion that Hyatt is currently running, I have some good news for you. A significant number of the bonus elite night credits that Hyatt's Bonus Journeys promotion promises have already been posted to member accounts.
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World of Hyatt Credit Card bonus elite nights now posting (+ I got a...

Anyone who successfully applied for the World of Hyatt credit card between 16 October and 31 December 2020 was given a choice of two good welcome offers and was promised 10 elite night credits for 2020 and a further 10 elite night credits in 2021 (double the usual number of elite night credits that the card offers). The 2021 bonus elite night credits are now posting.
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World Of Hyatt Gains Another 10 SLH Properties (One Is A Little Different)

Continuing the recent theme of Hyatt being the only major hotelier that's releasing any worthwhile news, we now have a new announcement from Hyatt to say that it has added a further 10 SLH properties to the World of Hyatt program. One of the properties is a little different.
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Reminder: Hyatt Is Offering An Easy 500 Points To Everyone (TODAY) & Special Rates...

Hyatt is hoping to encourage more people to take some time out to be mindful and to honor Hyatt's third annual Global Day of Gratitude by offering 500 World of Hyatt points to everyone who completes a guided meditation today. In addition, Hyatt is also offering special discounted rates for healthcare workers from around the world.
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Forget Hyatt Globalist, I May Mattress Run All The Way To 4 Suite Upgrade...

With Hyatt's recent announcement that it has reduced its elite qualification criteria for 2021 by half and with the discovery that this now means that World of Hyatt members can earn Hyatt Globalist status by spending as few as 10 nights in Hyatt properties worldwide, a lot of people seem to be considering doing a mattress run to earn that valuable top-tier status. I may take it one step further. I may mattress run to earn the suite upgrade awards too.
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Yes, You Really Can Earn Top-Tier Hyatt Status In Just 10, 13 or 15...

At the time I was writing about yesterday's big Hyatt announcements, two things flashed through my mind. Firstly, I thought that the decision to reduce the elite qualifying criteria by 50% was incredibly generous. Secondly, it occurred to me that the combination of the reduced elite status targets and the extension of one of Hyatt's promotions may open up an incredible opportunity to earn Hyatt elite status with fewer nights than ever before.
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Extended: Now Earn 3x or 4x Hyatt Points And Get 25% Back On Award...

Today is very clearly a day of Hyatt news on Traveling For Miles. The big news from earlier is that Hyatt is reducing its elite status targets by an incredible 50% for 2021, and now I'm pleased to report that Hyatt has said that it is extending three of its current promotions (including its fantastic Bonus Journeys promotion) through to the end of February 2021 - that an extension of almost two months.
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Incredible: Hyatt Reduces 2021 Elite Qualifying Criteria By 50% (Earn Top-Tier Status With Just...

The World of Hyatt has just announced that it is reducing its elite status qualifying criteria by 50% for the 2021 qualification year and, in one fell swoop, it has just made top-tier status considerably more accessible to a large number of World of Hyatt members.
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Hyatt Extends Elite Benefits & Points Expirations (Again) And Announces Award Chart Changes

Over the past six months, all the major hotel chains have taken steps to keep their more loyal customers happy and to make it easier for their elites to use the benefits afforded to them, but none has done more than Hyatt. Now, as chains like Hilton, IHG, Radisson, and Marriott start to roll back some of the positive moves they made earlier in the year, Hyatt is back with more good news for its fans.
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LAST DAY: Register For The Hyatt/American Airlines Status Matches

American Airlines and the World of Hyatt have been offering status match promotions for each other's elite status holders since the beginning of March. Today, 2 October, is the last day for American Airlines AAdvantage members to register for this offer.
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Earn 3x AAdvantage Miles with World of Hyatt [Targeted]

The World of Hyatt is currently sending out emails to targeted members with an offer of three AAdvantage Miles per dollar on all Hyatt stays through the end of the year. Considering this offer will stack (very nicely) with the upcoming promotion in which WoH members can earn up to four times the usual number of base points, this is an incredibly generous offer to receive.
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Get ready for Hyatt’s new (and excellent) year-end promotion

Hyatt has now announced details of the promotion it will be running from 1 October through the end of the year and once again the hotelier has come up with something that's orders of magnitude better than anything any of the other chains have come up with so far. Put simply, this is one of the best Hyatt promotions I recall seeing in recent years.
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Great hews: Hyatt extends its promotions on award bookings, dining & parking into 2021

Since the beginning of July, Hyatt has been running a number of excellent promotions covering award night bookings, spending at restaurants within Hyatt properties, and on parking at Hyatt properties worldwide. These promotions were all set to end on 8 October but Hyatt has just announced that it has extended the end date for all of these promotions to 4 January 2021.
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How a key element of the World of Hyatt made a mattress run pointless

I'm a big fan of Hyatt despite not actually having World of Hyatt elite status. I cannot remember the last time I had a bad stay at a Hyatt property and the value I frequently get when I redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Hyatt stays is something that I struggle to match with a lot of my other redemptions.
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Hyatt Now Lets You Book Suites With Points Online

Unlike some hoteliers, Hyatt allows customers to book suites with its loyalty currency at reasonable rates but, up until now, suite availability checks and suite award night bookings have had to be done over the phone. However, at some point over the past 48 - 72 hours that has changed as suites can now be booked with World of Hyatt points on Hyatt.com and via the Hyatt mobile app.
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Deal: Save 20% & Get Free Breakfasts At Hyatt Properties Worldwide

Hyatt has launched a new promotion in which its offering World of Hyatt members up to 20% off at most Hyatt brands around the world, and guests participating in this promotion are getting free breakfasts thrown in too. This offer will stack with Hyatt's current triple points promotion and could help American Airlines elites earn cheap Hyatt status so this a potentially very worthwhile deal.
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Niche Play: Get a 25% bonus when you convert Hyatt points to AAdvantage Miles

Every now and again American Airlines offers a bonus for converting hotel points into AAdvantage Miles, and right now there's a promotion running in which anyone with a World of Hyatt balance can transfer their points into the AAdvantage program and receive a 25% bonus on top of the points that are normally on offer. For most people, this remains a less than tempting proposition but it may still be useful for some.
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4 Hyatt Status Extension Questions Answered

Last week, Hyatt announced that it was extending its moratorium on points expirations, extending the expiration dates of various award instruments and extending elite statuses into 2022, and there have been four questions that I've been receiving from readers over and over again regarding Hyatt's announcement so I thought I'd address them in this post.
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Great News! World Of Hyatt Is Extending Elite Statuses Into 2022

In news that will be music to the ears to a lot of readers, Hyatt has just announced that it's extending its moratorium on points expirations, extending the expiration dates of various award instruments and, most importantly, extending all elite statuses into 2022.
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Huge News: Hyatt Pushes Back Devaluations To 2021 (And More)

We've just had some huge news out of Hyatt that should make a lot of people very happy indeed - the introduction of peak and off-peak pricing in the World of Hyatt program is being pushed back to 2021 and all but 5 Hyatt properties will now be remaining in their current World of Hyatt categories.
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American Airlines & Hyatt Offering New Elite Status Challenges [Targeted]

Hyatt and American Airlines have just announced that from today, select AAdvantage and World of Hyatt elites will be offered challenges to earn elite status in the other's loyalty program through 2022. Challenges are targeted, require registration, and are appearing on dedicated American Airlines and Hyatt webpages.
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Updated List Of All Hyatt SLH Properties & A Few Statistics Too

A while back a reader commented that "[m]ost SLH properties are on the top of the spectrum" so, while I'm well aware that Hyatt created a new top-tier Category 8 band just to incorporate some of the higher-end SLH properties, it occurred to me that I didn't really know what the full SLH list looks like...so I asked Hyatt.
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5 Hyatt Properties To Book Before 22 March 2020

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Hyatt adds 48 more SLH properties to The World of Hyatt

Following on from the hotel categories announcement earlier, Hyatt has also announced that a further 48 Small Luxury Hotels properties will be joining the World of Hyatt with immediate effect. The latest additions now mean that over 350 SLH properties are now participating in the world of Hyatt and more are almost certainly on the way.
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Hyatt hotel category changes announced (& more news too)

At the beginning of December Hyatt announced that it would be introducing peak, standard, and off-peak award pricing from March this year but the hotelier didn't let us know exactly when those changes would be introduced or if hotels would also be moving categories...but now we know.
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New Hyatt promotion: Double points + bonuses for credit card holders

Hyatt has just announced its first major promotion of 2020 and with it it's offering World of Hyatt members double points at participating properties worldwide and it's offering holders of its co-branded credit cards the chance to earn yet more bonus points on select stays.
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PROMO: Earn 3 AAdvantage Miles per dollar with Hyatt & partners [Targeted]

At the beginning of March last year American Airlines and Hyatt announced a partnership that has seen reciprocal elite status offered to select AAdvantage and World of Hyatt members and which allows travelers to earn Hyatt points when they book American Airlines flights and AAdvantage miles when they book Hyatt stays.
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The World of Hyatt devaluation announcement actually made me happy

Ok, clearly I'm never usually happy, delighted or ecstatic when a loyalty program puts through a change that effectively devalues its offering but, in the case of the recent changes we saw Hyatt announce to the World of Hyatt award chart, my overall feelings were those of relief and, yes, happiness.
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Hyatt Adds 56 More SLH Properties (More Than 300 SLH Properties Now In WoH)

Hyatt has just announced that it has added a further 56 Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) properties to the World of Hyatt program and this will see the number of SLH properties participating in World of Hyatt to over 300.
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SALES: Buy points from IHG, Hyatt, Radisson, Marriott & Choice (includes 3 of the...

While only three of the major airlines are offering mileage sales worth considering this Black Friday, the hotel chains appear to be making more of an effort. With the exception of Hilton, all the major hotel loyalty programs are running points sales right now and most are well worth a closer look.
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39 New Properties Join The World Of Hyatt…But There’s A Catch!

Hyatt's loyalty program has been expanding at an impressive rate over the past 18 months and after integrating 8 Destination Hotels properties into the World of Hyatt in August/September, and after adding a further 49 SLH properties to the program in October, Hyatt has now announced that a further 39 Destination Hotels properties will join the World of Hyatt in the next week....but this time there's a catch.
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ENDING: Buy Hyatt Points with the best bonus usually offered (+ an increased purchase...

The latest Hyatt points sale offers World of Hyatt members the same 40% bonus that was on offer over the summer and, just as it did then, this represents the best bonus that Hyatt generally offers in its points sales - if this sale doesn't work for you its unlikely that any that follow will work for you either.
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49 More Properties Join The World Of Hyatt

I have to hand it to Hyatt, they've been doing an exceptional job of incorporating properties from the Small Luxury Hotels portfolio into the World of Hyatt and today sees another 49 such properties join the program taking the overall total of participating SLH hotels to over 250.

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