Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt Gold Passport is the loyalty scheme for Andaz, Hyatt, Park Hyatt and Grand Hyatt hotels amongst others. You earn points which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

I published an extensive two-part review of Hyatt Gold Passport which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

Hyatt appears to be offering a very generous TOP TIER status match

It’s not clear whether this is a mistake or a social media marketing strategy.  However, a couple of days ago, Hyatt Gold Passport posted on their Twitter feed that they were willing to match some top tier hotel status card to their own top tier […]

Hyatt ‘cash and points’ and ‘Club upgrade’ awards now bookable online

I first wrote about Hyatt‘s new ‘cash and points‘ awards back in October 2014 when they were announced. This is an award which is especially valuable for European members of Hyatt Gold Passport.  With no credit card partners here, the only way to earn Gold […]

Bits: IHG’s best sale is coming back, BA launches LHR to Billund, Hyatt to buy Starwood?

News in brief: IHG’s Winter Sale to return on 5th November – rooms from £29? IHG announced yesterday that its Winter sale will be returning on 5th November.  Full details are here. This has, historically, offered excellent deals – as low as £20 per night […]

Horror films in the lost Masonic Temple at Andaz Liverpool Street!

On Tuesday night, I was invited to the Hyatt Games, an quiz event for travel professionals at the Andaz hotel at Liverpool Street.  I am delighted to say that I lead Team 5 to victory after being put forward to represent them in the final […]

Last chance to buy IHG, Hilton and Hyatt points at a discount

As it is a quiet Bank Holiday weekend, I thought it was worth taking the time to remind you of three potentially OK ‘buy points’ offers which are currently available from three hotel chains. All of these offers close tomorrow. 50% – 100% bonus with […]

Benefiting from Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts – Park Hyatt Hamburg example

When I wrote about the new 40,000 points sign-up bonus for the American Express Platinum card on Friday, there were some queries about the Fine Hotels & Resorts hotel booking programme.  I thought it was worth running over the key benefits again – I will also […]

My review of the Hyatt Regency hotel, Dusseldorf

This is my review of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dusseldorf. I had to spend a night in Dusseldorf last week.  My ‘go to’ hotel is the InterContinental Dusseldorf which is on Konigsallee, the Bond Street of Dusseldorf.  My wife likes it for personal stays […]

How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 1 (Hotels)

I thought it was about time to revise and update the lists I first published in 2012 about the best way to use up small amounts of miles and points. What I want to explore is ‘What is the smallest or most optimum small reward, and […]

Bits: Virgin’s NY-LON bar, Aer Lingus new short-haul business, buy Hyatt points, Etihad / Kaligo

News in brief: Virgin / Delta’s O2 bar now open I wrote back in June about the new bar that Virgin Atlantic and Delta were opening at the O2 Arena in Greenwich.  The facility is now open and has its own website here.  You can […]

Transferring hotel points to airline miles … when is it worth it?

The American Airlines promotion offering a 20% bonus on transfers from Starwood Preferred Guest is still running until August 7th.   Partly inspired by this deal, and partly by my article yesterday on the value of a Hilton HHonors point, I wanted to consider if it ever […]

Holiday Tips 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

This is the final part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series which I have updated and re-run this week in preparation for the Summer season. For many of us, the only time in the whole year when we may find ourselves looking to hire a car […]

Triple Avios when you credit Hyatt stays to British Airways this Summer

The Hyatt hotel group, which also includes the Andaz chain, has launched a special offer in partnership with British Airways. Until September 30th, you will receive triple Avios points – 1,500 per stay – when you credit your stay to British Airways Executive Club. If […]

When your Hyatt Gold Passport points expire, and how to stop it

I receive regular emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my Hyatt Gold Passport points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my Hyatt Gold Passport points expire?’.  This new series looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep valuable points intact. Hyatt […]

Bits: Miles & More / Economist deal, Hyatt / Amex London event, Hailo and Kabbee codes

News in brief: Lufthansa offering 10,000 miles for an Economist subscription I wrote recently about the offer of 12,000 Avios points for taking out a £150 Economist subscription.  Lufthansa has now launched their own version. On the face of it, the deal is worse.  You […]

Is it worth buying hotel points to transfer to Avios or Etihad for the 25% bonus?

Until 13th July, British Airways is offering a 25% bonus (10% with Starwood) if you transfer hotel points from seven major loyalty schemes into Avios. Etihad Guest is offering a similar deal until 6th June. Since most of the hotel programmes allow you to buy points […]

Buying points: 25% Avios bonus, 20% Virgin bonus, 40% Hyatt bonus, 35% American Airlines discount

There are a number of bonus offers available at the moment for buying points.  In general, this is never a great idea unless you only need a small number to top off your account or you need the miles at short notice.  Over the longer […]