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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.
- This promotion is valid only for World of Hyatt credit card members who register for the promotion between June 1 and August 20, 2021.
- Only points redeemed for stays completed between June 15 and September 15, 2021 (“Promotion Period”) will be eligible for this promotion.
- World of Hyatt Credit Cardmembers can receive 25% Bonus Points back on the World of Hyatt points they redeem for Free Night Awards, Points + Cash stays, room upgrades, dining and spa services, at JdV by Hyatt, Destination by Hyatt, and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, during the Promotion Period.
- Bonus Points will post directly to your World of Hyatt account and will not appear on your credit card statement.
- Maximum 30,000 Bonus Points per transaction may be received under this offer.
- To be eligible for these offers, the entire stay must be completed during the Promotion Period.
- Please allow 6 to 8 weeks after your point redemption has been completed for your Bonus Points to appear in your World of Hyatt account.
Full terms and conditions can be found on the promotion page.
Last year we saw Hyatt offering a 15% rebate to all World of Hyatt members and a 25% rebate to Hyatt co-branded card holders and the rebates were valid for stays booked at all of Hyatt’s brands.
This year Hyatt has gone back to a pre-pandemic promotion in which only holders of the World of Hyatt credit card (review) are eligible for a rebate and in which the rebate is only available at select Hyatt brands and that makes this a noticeably less tempting proposition.
Still, 2020 was more than a little “different” from most years so it’s probably unfair to compare what we saw offered in 2020 with what Hyatt is offering right now, and the greater generosity of last year’s promotion shouldn’t detract from what is being offered today.
If you’d like to see where in the world Hyatt’s JdV, Destination Hotels, and Unbound Collection properties are to be found, this map will probably help (use the filters to select the brand(s) you’re interested in) and you’ll quickly notice that there aren’t all that many properties at which this promotion can be used. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that there a still a reasonable number of properties in the US that are participating in this promotion (including a number of properties in Hawaii) and a 25% rebate will make some of the higher-end properties considerably more affordable.
A good example of a redemption worth looking out for is at the Carmel Valley Ranch where rates are regularly as high as $667 + taxes…
…but where an award night can be booked for just 25,000 points (e.g. on 7 September):
Even without the rebate, a holder of the World of Hyatt credit card (review) would be getting over 3 cents/point in value from a redemption like this one, but with the rebate that return would increase to a stunning 4.3 cents per point. That’s not bad when you consider that you can currently buy Hyatt points for just 1.85 cents each.
World of Hyatt cardholders can now register to get a 25% rebate on award bookings at JdV, Destination, and Unbound Collection properties around the world for stays completed between 15 June and 15 September 2021. While this promotion is being targeted at existing cardholders, there’s nothing to stop an eligible World of Hyatt member who doesn’t have a World of Hyatt credit card from applying for a new card and, assuming they’re successful, registering and enjoying the rebate.
Overall, this may not be the best rebate offer that we’ve seen Hyatt offer but it’s still a rebate offer that can be put to very good use.