We're just three days aways from seeing Hyatt's 2019 Hotel category changes kick in so I thought this would be an opportune moment to recap the changes we'll be seeing and to remind readers to book any properties that will be going up in cost before Monday.
Ok, now this is very interesting. Hyatt and American Airlines have announced that they plan to offer elite members of their respective rewards programs the opportunity to earn more points and miles when they fly with American or book stays with Hyatt.
Hyatt has been running a points sale since January 22nd and today is the last day to take advantage of the offer if you need to top up your World of Hyatt balance. The 1.85 cent figure may, on the face of things, not look all that attractive but there will be times when this will constitute quite a good deal.
Hyatt seems to offer a lot fewer promotions then the other major hotel chains and that's always seemed strange to me when you consider that you'd expect Hyatt, with its relatively small footprint, to have to work harder to earn traveler loyalty. Still, every now and again Hyatt throws us a bone and right now there's an interesting promotion on through 15 May.
First we heard from IHG, then came Radisson, next up we heard about Marriott's 2019 hotel category changes and now Hyatt has let us know which of its properties will see the cost of an award night change in a few weeks time.
Hyatt has announced its first points promotion for 2019 and it is kicking off the year with almost exactly the same promotion as it offered around this time last year. If you buy a minimum of 3,000 - 5,000 World of Hyatt Points (the minimum purchase amount varies) Hyatt will throw in a 30% bonus. At first glance this doesn't appear to be all that attractive but, as I'll show in this post, there will be times when points purchased in this sale will save you money - possibly quite a bit.
With the new year now well underway Hyatt and Exhale have launched a promotion which is offering World of Hyatt members the opportunity to earn up to 8,384 Hyatt points through the Exhale brand and, as 5,000 of those points come just from taking out an annual membership, you don't have to be a spa devotee and a Hyatt Globalist member to earn a nice cache of points.
Just as IHG appears to be doing with its Ambassador program now we have Hyatt adding benefits to the World of Hyatt program with one hand while seemingly unable to resist the urge to make things a little worse with the other.
Hyatt is one of the hotel chains that has recently published a promotion for stays this fall but, like most things Hyatt seems to be doing nowadays, the promotion is very much skewed towards those who will put a lot of stays Hyatt's way in the coming weeks.
Hyatt is teasing its World of Hyatt members with its latest points promotion as it's not giving away what bonuses are available until you login to you account. From what I've seen so far it looks like the best bonus on offer is 40% while the more common bonus appears to be 30%.