Hyatt's Winter Promotion Rewards Road Warriors
Hyatt's is the last of the major hotel chains' winter promotions to be announced.
For real road warriors, it may have been worth waiting for.
Between February 1 and April 30, Gold Passport members can earn up to 44,000 bonus points for stays at Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Hyatt house, and Hyatt Vacation Club hotels, as follows:
- 4,000 bonus points after four nights
- 8,000 more bonus points after eight nights
- 12,000 more bonus points after 12 nights
- 20,000 more bonus points after 16 nights
That's 44,000 bonus points after 16 nights. In addition, there's an extra 25 percent bonus on offer for Hyatt credit card holders, bringing the bonus total to 55,000 points. (Note that it's not necessary to charge the qualifying nights to the Hyatt card; having it is enough.)
A maximum of 44,000 bonus points may be earned after 16 nights without the Hyatt Visa card, or 55,000 points with the card.
Registration is required, by March 31.
Deal or No Deal
The structure of this promotion makes it disproportionately more rewarding for the most frequent stayers. Those who stay four nights earn 1,000 bonus points per night; those staying eight nights earn 1,500 bonus points per night; 12 nights net 2,000 bonus points per night; and 16 nights get you 2,750 points per night. Add an extra 25 percent to those numbers if you have a Hyatt Visa in your wallet.
At the infrequent end of the spectrum, the bonuses are decent if unspectacular. If you're among the select few able to log 16 nights over three months, however, the offer is pretty compelling.
In Gold Passport, a free night at the priciest Hyatts (Category 6) costs 22,000 points. So 16 nights would be good for two free luxe nights. Or considerably more nights at lower-end properties.
This is potentially one of the best of the winter 2012 hotel promotions.
Reader Reality Check
Worth the wait?
This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.