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.

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 […]

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 […]

What is the best hotel loyalty scheme? – an introduction

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Starting tomorrow and continuing over Easter, I am running updated versions of our overviews of the major hotel loyalty schemes. Each programme will be covered in two posts on consecutive days: The first will look at ‘the facts’, such as the number of nights required […]

Why transferring hotel points to a friend or partner is good (but airline miles are bad)

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Most frequent flyer schemes allow you to pay to transfer miles to a friend.  It is usually a terrible deal.  The price is often only modestly cheaper than buying miles outright but no new miles are being created – you are paying a high fee simply for […]

Hilton to offer free wi-fi to everyone – and how it compares with the competition

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Hilton HHonors became the last major international hotel group this week to announce that it will begin offering free wi-fi to all guests.  Well, almost all guests …. From August, wi-fi in all Hilton, Conrad, Waldorf-Astoria etc properties will be free if you are a […]

Bits: BA returns to Birmingham, £4.20 off a train ticket, new Hyatt status benefits

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Here are three more short pieces as I try to clear my inbox (again): British Airways to return to Birmingham (a teeny tiny bit) (EDIT, March 2015:  There is still confirmation that this story is true and it may not be happening) According to press […]

Hilton lifetime status launched – how does it compare?

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In December I told you that Hilton had been dropping hints that ‘Lifetime Diamond’ status would soon be available.  Hyatt, Marriott and Starwood already have lifetime status schemes of their own so it was not surprising that Hilton chose to follow. The scheme has now […]

Hyatt Gold Passport reveals personalised Spring promotions

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Hyatt Gold Passport has taken a leaf out of the Marriott Rewards book and is running a number of different promotions for the January to April period. They are generally underwhelming.  In my case, the target is totally stupid. Under the title ‘Stay More, Play More’, […]

Which hotel chains offer lifetime status? Hilton joins the list in 2015

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Hilton HHonors has confirmed that it will be offering lifetime Diamond status to members from 2015.  The criteria have not yet been revealed but are likely to require such a high threshold that you would wonder why such a person would ever want to set […]

Hyatt launches free wi-fi for all, Starwood does it with a catch

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I recently wrote about how Marriott will be offering free internet to members of Marriott Rewards who book direct from January 15th.  Hyatt and Starwood, owner of the Sheraton, W, Westin, St Regis, Luxury Collection and aloft brands, have both decided that they likes this idea and are […]

Hyatt Gold Passport changes for 2015 – plus buy Platinum status for $149

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Hyatt Gold Passport announced a few changes last week, none of them life-changing on their own but worth summarising.  There is also an interesting deal to effectively buy Hyatt Platinum status for $149. Award chart changes for 2015 announced Hyatt has published this list on their website of […]

1000 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points per Advanced Purchase stay

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Hyatt Gold Passport has launched a new promotion to encourage you to book Advanced Purchase rates over the Winter period. For stays booked between today and January 24th, and completed between December 1st and January 31st, you will receive 1,000 bonus Gold Passport points. I […]