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Hyatt and Etihad have come up with a new promotion in which members of the Etihad Guest program can now earn 1,000 bonus miles on Hyatt stays made by the end of March. Award stays count in the same way as revenue stays, so this could represent an easy way to top up and Etihad account or to simply keep and Etihad balance alive.
You’re now eligible to earn 1,000 bonus Etihad Guest miles in addition to the World of Hyatt points you get for qualifying stays at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts.
Register by February 29, 2024 and complete your stay between February 1, 2024 and March 30, 2024 to take advantage of this opportunity.
- You must be a World of Hyatt member in good standing, an Etihad Guest member, and register for the promotion between January 29, at 8:00 a.m. CT and February 29, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. CT to participate.
- You must enter your valid Etihad Guest member number upon registration.
- Only Eligible Stays completed after registration and between February 1 and March 30, 2024, (“Promotion Period”) will count towards this promotion.
- Eligible Stays must be completed by March 30, 2024.
- Beginning after registration and during the Promotion Period, you will receive 1,000 Etihad Guest bonus miles for every Eligible Stay at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide and participating Small Luxury Hotels of the World (“SLH”) properties.
- Promotion is not valid at hotels that do not participate in World of Hyatt at the time of your stay.
- For the purpose of this promotion, an “Eligible Stay” is defined as any stay where a member is paying an Eligible Rate or redeems a free night award.
- For the purposes of this promotion, consecutive nights at the same hotel constitute one stay (even if you check out and check back in).
- You must choose to earn either World of Hyatt Base Points or Etihad Guest miles as your base earning.
- If you choose to earn World of Hyatt Base Points at check-in, you will receive 1,000 Etihad Guest bonus miles in additional to World of Hyatt Base Points earned. If you choose to earn Etihad Guest miles at check-in, you will receive the ongoing benefit of 500 Etihad Guest miles in addition to the 1,000 bonus miles as part of the promotion during the promotional period.
- Please allow 6-8 weeks after checkout for bonus miles to be posted to your World of Hyatt account.
Full terms and conditions can be found on the promotion page.
Leaving aside the fact that Etihad Guest miles are now considerably less useful than they were a couple of years ago (when they offered great value on American Airlines awards), there’s really nothing to dislike here.
Signing up for this promotion will not impinge on the Hyatt/American Airlines deal that you have probably signed up for, so any Etihad Guest miles earned on stays made during the promotion period will come in addition to any Hyatt points that the stays accrue and any AAdvantage miles the stays accrue as well.
Effectively, the promotion gives you a ‘triple dip’ and as award night stays will earn the bonus miles in the same way as revenue stays, this is a pretty easy triple dip to enjoy.
Also, these bonus miles could represent an easy way to prevent any Etihad miles that you already have from expiring.
Unless you have Etihad Guest Platinum status, Etihad miles expire 18 months from the last time a transaction was made on an Etihad Guest account, so a deposit of 1,000 miles from this latest Hyatt promotion would reset the expiration clock and give you another 18 months to figure out how to use your miles – that’s going to be an unexpected bonus for some.
It’s also worth keeping in mind that Etihad Guest is a transfer partner with Amex, Citi, and Capital One, so if you need to top up an account to give yourself enough miles for an Etihad Guest award, those will probably be the best sources to start from.
Lastly, be aware that the final ‘key term’ that I typed in the section before this one (which is taken directly from the promotions terms), is almost certainly a typo on Hyatt’s part as, clearly, the bonus miles will be posted to an Etihad Guest account and not a World of Hyatt account.
Etihad and Hyatt are running a new promotion in which Etihad Guest members can earn 1,000 bonus miles on every eligible stay they make with Hyatt by March 30th.
With no obvious downside to participating in this promotion (this offer doesn’t affect any other ongoing offers or the way you earn Hyatt points), there seems little point in not registering even if you don’t think that you’ll complete any Hyatt stays during the promotion period.