This could be particularly useful if you’re looking to book staycations at the Andaz Singapore, Grand Hyatt Singapore or The Barracks Hotel (the Outpost Hotel is unlikely to reopen this year).
Earn up to 3X points on Hyatt stays
Unlike the previous World of Hyatt promotion which offered 3X points from the second stay onwards, this promotion offers 3X points from the very first stay, up to a maximum of 150,000 bonus points.
This applies to all stays up till 28 February 2021, across all Hyatt properties, participating MGM Resorts, Small Luxury Hotels of the World locations, and Lindland Expedition experiences.
Any stays booked prior to registration will still qualify, provided you register prior to check-out of your first stay. Bonus points will be posted to your account within two to three weeks.
As a reminder, here’s how the earn rates tier across World of Hyatt:
- Base members: 5 points per US$1
- Discoverist: 5 points per US$1 + elite tier bonus of 0.5 points per US$1
- Explorists: 5 points per US$1 + elite tier bonus of 1 point per US$1
- Globalists: 5 points per US$1 + elite tier bonus of 1.5 point per US$1
This promotion triples your base earn rate, so if you’re a Globalist, you’ll earn 5×3 + 1.5= 16.5 points per US$1, an extremely generous return by all accounts.
Earn World of Hyatt elite nights for 2021 requalification
All nights booked under this promotion (whether paid or award stays) and stayed in 2020 will count twice: once for 2020, and again in 2021 towards elite status and Milestone Rewards.
For example, if you registered and stayed 5 nights from now till 31 December 2020, you’d start 2021 with 5 elite nights already in your account. If you somehow stayed 60 nights in this period, you’d already requalify for Globalist status until early 2023.
Hyatt has extended its 15% discount on award stays
Back in July, World of Hyatt announced a new promotion for points redemptions, where registered members would receive a 15% points rebate on free night awards, points + cash stays, room upgrades and dining and spa services. For example, if you redeemed a room award that costs 10,000 points, you’d get 1,500 points credited back to your account.
This offer was originally set to end on 8 October 2020, but has now been extended till 28 Feburary 2021.
Remember that this is not a discount, it’s a rebate. In other words, you’ll need to have the required points upfront, as the pointsback only comes later. For example, you can’t redeem an award that costs 100,000 points if your balance is currently only 85,000. The maximum pointsback a member can receive under this promotion is 30,000 points.
The free parking isn’t really useful in Singapore, however, because all guests at the Grand Hyatt already enjoy free parking, and the Andaz Singapore does not offer parking in the first place (it doesn’t operate the carpark at DUO).
What are the options for World of Hyatt members in Singapore?
World of Hyatt has four properties in Singapore:
- Andaz Singapore (Category 5)
- Grand Hyatt Singapore (Category 5)
- The Barracks Hotel (Category 6)
- The Outpost Hotel (Category 4)
The first 3 are open for staycations, while the Outpost Hotel is still hosting SHN guests for the foreseeable future.
|Update: As reported in the comments (and checked with the hotel), the STAYC code is ineligible for World of Hyatt points|
It’s currently possible to book a S$250++ (S$294 nett) staycation rate at the Grand Hyatt Singapore with the promo code STAYC. This is a flat rate that applies regardless of whether you choose a weekend or weekday.
The following benefits are included:
- 1 night in Deluxe Room (Grand Hyatt’s version of a junior suite)
- 20% off F&B and room service
- S$50 spa credit
It’s decidedly less generous than before (the price used to be S$250 nett), but earning up to 16.5 points per US$1 and double dipping on elite nights for 2020 and 2021 might help soothe the pain.
Alternatively, you could book the Andaz Singapore with the promo code STAC. Unlike the Grand Hyatt, the rate will vary depending on the date you choose. The cheapest rate I could find was S$259++ (S$305 nett), although you might have better luck.
This is a breakfast-inclusive rate, but other than that has no other benefits. It’s certainly a far cry from the S$180 nett rates we saw a couple of months ago, but it seems like hotels in Singapore have wised up to the fact that Singaporeans really like staycations.
I recently stayed at the Andaz on a S$320 nett rate for a Studio Suite (with a further S$75 off thanks to the AMEX staycation offer). This rate did not qualify for World of Hyatt points, but the price was hard to argue with and the overall stay was fantastic- look out for a review soon!
Even if your staycation plans haven’t firmed up yet, registration takes less than a minute and costs you nothing.
World of Hyatt’s latest promotion is extremely impressive (are you watching, Marriott Bonvoy?), and will surely move the needle for at least some folks in the program.
Anyone else have Hyatt stays lined up?