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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]