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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.
Headline Terms & Conditions
- Search Hyatt.com for your preferred destinations
- World of Hyatt members will get 20% of the standard rate and get free breakfast when booking the “members save more + breakfast rate and non-members save 15% and get free breakfast when booking the “save 15% + breakfast rate.
- Book by 8 September 2020
- Stays must have a check-in date of 20 December 2020 or earlier
- Offer not valid at Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Residence Club hotels or resorts, some Destination Residences, Alila Ventana/Big Sur, Miraval Austin, and Miraval Tucson.
- Offer not valid with previously booked or held stays or groups/conventions and may not be combined with any other rates, promotions or offers unless expressly permitted.
- Offer applies only to room rate and does not apply to other items such as taxes, resort/destination fees (if applicable), incidental charges or any other hotel specific charges.
- Limited number of rooms allocated to promotional rates; reservations are subject to availability.
- If booking the member rate, there is a maximum of two rooms per World of Hyatt member.
Note: The World of Hyatt program is free to join (here) so there shouldn’t be any reason for anyone not to be saving the full 20% on offer.
Quick Thoughts On The Discount
This is a nice new promotion from Hyatt but the real discount on offer can be closer to 11% than 20%.
As things stand, all Hyatt bookings are “flexible” bookings because of the temporary policy Hyatt has put in place for the duration of the current crisis, so there’s little reason for anyone to be booking anything but the cheapest rate that properties are offering.
The 20% discount is calculated based on the “standard rate” but when you compare the discount to the cheapest available rate at a number of properties, the discount is closer to 11%.
To illustrate what I mean, here’s the pricing at the Hyatt Regency LAX…
…and here’s the pricing at the Hyatt Place West London:
There are properties at which the current promotion can offer discounts of close to 20% on the cheapest rate available…like the Andaz 5th Avenue (17.7%)…
…but there are also properties at which this promotion may not be the cheapest option going…especially if you’re traveling solo (only 1 free breakfast) and staying multiple nights:
The moral to all of this is that you should be careful to check just how big a discount you’re actually getting before you book and you should check that the 20% discount + breakfast is genuinely the best rate for you.
Stack This With The Current Hyatt Promotion
Hyatt is currently offering a triple points promotion called “Bonus Journeys” (details here) which will stack nicely with this latest offer. The triple points deal is valid for stays made by 15 September with registration required by 31 August.
Be aware of the following:
- Points are only tripled from the second stay mad in the promotion period (a cheap 1-night mattress run may be in order if your first stay is currently set to be a big one)
- World of Hyatt elite members (Discoverist, Explorist, Globalist) will earn 2,500 bonus points on their first stay during the promotion period.
- Only base points are tripled.
June through 15 September is not likely to be a heavy travel period for most people, but if you are planning on taking a trip it’s worth making sure you lock in both of these deals if your plans include a Hyatt stay.
AAdvantage Elites Can Now Earn Hyatt Status Cheaper
Hyatt and Amerian Airlines have been offering reciprocal elite status challenges since the beginning of March (bad timing!), with AAdvantage Platinum, Platinum Pro & Executive Platinum elites able to earn Hyatt Explorist status through 28 February 2022 by completing ten tier-qualifying Nights within 90 days of registering for their challenge.
Executive Platinum elites can also earn Hyatt Globalist status through 28 February 2022 by completing twenty tier-qualifying Nights within 90 days of registering for their challenge.
Registration for these challenges is open through 2 October 2020 so the current 20% discount that Hyatt is offering is available for the full time that the Hyatt status challenge is running. This should make earning Hyatt status even cheaper than before.
This is a very nice promotion from Hyatt and it goes well with the other promotions and challenges the hotelier is currently running. Keep in mind that all reservations need to be made by 8 September so if you think you may need to book a room for later in the year but aren’t ready to book just yet, set yourself a reminder to book before 8 September so you don’t miss out.