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.

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

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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

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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)

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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 […]

What is the best hotel promotion currently available?

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A lot of good hotel promotions ended on April 30th with no obvious replacements.  As we are now into May, I thought it was worth doing a quick recap of the best hotel promotions currently available. Club Carlson The standout promotion for me at the moment […]

25% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios is back!

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It’s back, on the fairly regular ‘every nine months’ timetable. I’m talking about the ‘25% bonus when you transfer your hotel points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion! Full details can be found on ba.com here. When you transfer hotel loyalty points to British Airways, you […]

Where to buy airline and hotel points

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This page contains links to the ‘buy miles’ or ‘buy points’ sections of the major airline and hotel schemes. Click on the link to be taken directly to the ‘buy’ page. Airlines: American AAdvantage British Airways Executive Club Flying Blue (Air France / KLM) Iberia […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Hyatt Gold Passport – The Opinion

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In my article yesterday, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the Hyatt Gold Passport loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – excellent top-tier Diamond benefits including guaranteed suite upgrades, […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Hyatt Gold Passport – The Facts

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This is the third of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two posts on consecutive days. One will list the basic facts of the scheme, the other will be my subjective view of what is of […]