World of Hyatt members may now earn and redeem points for home-share stays.
Specifically, WOH members may earn and redeem points for stays made with Oasis, “a global leader in serviced home rental accommodations that offers more than 2,000 personally vetted homes across more than 20 destinations worldwide.”
Two items of interest here. First is the very fact that Hyatt sees fit to associate itself with a segment of the lodging business, home sharing, that currently threatens to destabilize the traditional hotel business. So this would appear to be an effort by Hyatt to get ahead of the curve.
Second is the scale. Hyatt is by far the smallest of the major chains, with around 600 hotels in its network. The Oasis network, by contrast, boasts more than 2,000 available homes. It’s not like adding 2,000 more hotels to the Hyatt hotel chain, but it does expand Hyatt’s reach, in many cases into cities where Hyatt has no property.
For purposes of points earning and redemption, Oasis properties are treated just like another Hyatt brand. Earning rates, elite bonuses, and so on remain as normal.
To promote the tie-up, there’s a bonus offer in place for Oasis stays completed between March 1 and June 30: 1,000 bonus points per qualifying night.
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