World Of Hyatt has just announced the details of their next promotion, called “Bonus Journeys”. This promotion is significantly more lucrative than previous ones, as well it should, given all that’s going on.
Earn 3X points, plus 2,500 bonus points for elite members
From 15 June to 15 September 2020 (dates refer to checkout), World of Hyatt members will earn 3X points on all eligible spend, starting from their second stay. Elite members will earn an additional 2,500 bonus points on their first stay.
Registration is required, and must be done by 31 August 2020. Regular members can register here, while elite members register here. It’s fine if you booked your stays before registration; all that matters is when you make your stay.
This offer is valid for all stays at Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide, and participating M life Rewards destinations, Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotels and Lindblad Expeditions. Bonus points will be posted to your account within 2-3 weeks.
A maximum of 200,000 bonus points can be earned during this promotion. As a reminder, the base earn rate for Hyatt is 5 points per US$1. On top of this:
- Discoverists earn an additional 0.5 points per US$1
- Explorists earn an additional 1 point per US$1
- Globalists earn an additional 1.5 points per US$1
With this promotion, your base earn rate is tripled, so if you were a Globalist, you’d earn 5 x 3 + 1.5= 16.5 points per US$1. Needless to say, that’s a lot of Hyatt points.
Hyatt’s flexible cancellation policy
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Hyatt is modifying its cancellation policy to allow for greater flexibility.
In general, all bookings made with an arrival date up till 31 July 2020 can be cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours before arrival. This includes advance purchase rate reservations, which are normally not refundable. Some exceptions apply for Destination and Hyatt Residence Club properties, so be sure to read the full policy on the Hyatt website.
Hyatt’s new promotion is no doubt very generous, but the question is whether we in Singapore will even be able to travel by 15 September. I think the government is in no hurry to lift leisure travel restrictions, so we may well miss out on this (unless anyone’s planning staycations at the Andaz or Grand Hyatt Singapore).
There’s no harm in registering anyway, and it only takes a moment.