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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.
Hyatt Bonus Journeys (redux)
- Register by 10 November 2023 (here).
- Stay between 6 October and 30 November 2023.
- All World of Hyatt members will earn 3,000 bonus points for every 3 qualifying nights they spend at participating properties during the promotion period.
- World of Hyatt cardmembers (holders of the card_name and/or the World of Hyatt credit card) can earn an extra 1,000 bonus points per 3 qualifying nights at select participating properties (see eligible properties here).
- A maximum of 21,000 bonus points can be earned from the standard Bonus Journeys promotion.
- A maximum of 7,000 bonus points can be earned from the World of Hyatt cardmember promotion.
Overall, this is pretty disappointing.
Firstly, the maximum number of points on offer (21,000/28,000) is a little miserly. Maxing out the main promotion wouldn’t earn anyone enough bonus points for a 1-night Cat. 7/8 stay and wouldn’t even be enough for a 1-night peak season Cat. 5 stay or a 1-night standard/peak Cat. 6 stay.
Secondly, this promotion only runs for 56 nights, so considering a World of Hyatt member would have to stay 21 nights to earn the maximum number of points on offer, that isn’t exactly a generous amount of time.
Thirdly, while the main promotion sees 1,250+ properties participating, the number of properties participating in the World of Hyatt cardholder promotion is a little over 550 (only properties in the United States, India, Greater China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany and Spain are included).
Why? Why aren’t all the properties participating in the regular promotion also participating in the cardholder promotion?
Yes, I understand that hotel prices have gone through the roof, and that, somehow, occupancy rates are still pretty healthy, but this is the second mediocre Hyatt promotion in a row and that’s not something we’re used to seeing.
Sure, this is still bound to be better than whatever “promotion” Marriott comes out with but (a) that’s not exactly a high benchmark and (b) I expect more from Hyatt. Here’s hoping we get a nice end-of-year surprise.
Registration for Hyatt’s latest global promotion opened today, but while it’s nice to see Hyatt offering some bonus points in 4Q and while the latest promotion is a clear step up from the disappointment of the summer promotion (such as it was), there isn’t really much to get excited about here.