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 for the 35% bonus?

Until 5th July, British Airways is offering a 35% bonus if you transfer hotel points from seven major loyalty schemes into Avios – click for my article from yesterday. Since most of the hotel programmes allow you to buy points – and some currently have special offers – […]

Is a 35% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The page for the offer can be found here. This year, the bonus is the biggest ever.  It is […]

Bits: new Qatar 241 deals (Sydney from €2,100), 30% bonus when you buy Hyatt points

News in brief: More good Qatar Airways deals launched Qatar Airways has launched another batch of 241 business class deals.  As well as being great deals, you will earn Avios and British Airways tier points as Qatar is a oneworld partner. The UK deals can […]

Bits: Hilton / Avios sign-up working, SPG Moments ‘steal’ in Paris ends 2pm, Hyatt Place Heathrow opening

News in brief: Delays in registering for the new Hilton / Avios promotion, now OK Yesterday was meant to be the launch day for the new Hilton / Avios (via Iberia Plus) promotion which I wrote about at the weekend. The registration process was wobbly […]

New Hyatt Gold Passport promotion launched – a good deal for heavy stayers

Hyatt Gold Passport, the loyalty scheme for the various Hyatt brands as well as Andaz, has launched a new promotion for the April to June period.  This is the first ‘open to all’ promotion for six months. If you could squeeze in a lot of […]

Bits: quick way to find Hyatt ‘cash and points’ awards, new Sheraton resort in Cascais

News in brief: How to quickly find Hyatt ‘cash and points’ availability Via US blog Will Run For Miles comes an easy way to search for ‘cash and points’ nights using Hyatt Gold Passport points. These have been bookable online for a few months now. […]

Bits: introducing, Hyatt launches new brand for independent hotels

News in brief: launches in the UK I met up with at World Travel Market last November but they kept slipping off the ‘to write about’ list.  Better late than never though! hotelroomauction is the UK spin-off of a Dutch website,, which has […]

New ‘buy points’ deals with United, Carlson, American, Hyatt, Melia … and a Flying Blue deal coming

Buying miles and points is rarely a great deal at the standard pricing although it can (as with the IHG Rewards Club flash sale last week) make sense during special offers. Of course, if you only need a few thousand points to ‘top off’ an account […]

Bits: Virgin East Coast sale, 30% Hyatt ‘buy points’ bonus and Park Hyatt Mallorca, new Hilton ‘lowest rate’ guarantee

News in brief: Virgin East Coast Edinburgh sale for £25 Virgin East Coast is running a special promotion to push its new ’23 trains per weekday’ timetable to Edinburgh from Kings Cross. Until 4th March, it is selling 25,000 Standard Advance one way tickets from […]

Bits: Hilton status match working, 30%-50% off some non-flight Avios redemptions inc booze!

News in brief: Hilton status matches working OK I wrote about Hilton HHonors offering to match your status in another existing hotel programme last week. The good news is that Hilton is now processing the matches successfully.  I sent in a screenshot of my IHG […]

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 […]