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

Hyatt Gold Passport

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

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

Hyatt Churchill

In my other post today, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the Hyatt Gold Passport loyalty scheme.  This post 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, high […]

Hyatt Place coming to Heathrow and open at Schiphol

Hyatt Place Amsterdam

You will see, as our ‘What is the best hotel loyalty scheme?’ series unfolds over the coming weeks, that I am a fan of Hyatt Gold Passport.  The only problem is the lack of European properties to earn points. Hyatt Place, the budget arm of […]

Which is the best hotel loyalty scheme? – an introduction

Hotel sign

Starting tomorrow, I am launching a series of posts on the seven major hotel loyalty schemes.  Each programme will be covered in two posts, to be run on the same day. The first will look at ‘the facts’, such as the number of nights required […]

100 free Hyatt Gold Passport points (it resets your expiry date, if nothing else!)

Hyatt Churchill

Yes, I know.  100 Hyatt Gold Passport points – even for free – isn’t going to change the world! However …. …. it will only take 30 seconds … I have already proven that it works … it will reset the 24-month expiry date of […]

Hyatt ‘cash and points’ awards now available to book

Park Hyatt Zurich exterior

I first wrote about Hyatt’s new ‘cash and points’ awards back in October when they were announced.  That was a while ago, though, so it is worth reminding you that (as of January 7th) they are now available for booking. I think that this is […]

Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

Hotel sign

I first ran this analysis back in July 2013.  However, there have been some major changes since then.  This is an updated list. Whilst British Airways has its own partner hotels, Iberia has its own, different, list.  And, with the number of different hotel groupings, […]

Last chance to book Hyatt redemptions at the old rates

Hyatt Gold Passport

Back in November, I wrote about the devaluation announced by Hyatt Gold Passport. It could have been a lot worse than it is, but that is still no excuse to miss out.  If you were planning to redeem your Hyatt Gold Passport points for a room […]

Hyatt announces its Spring promotion – ‘Endless Possibilities’

Hyatt Gold Passport

If you are planning your hotel stays for the first quarter of 2014, Hyatt has thrown its hat into the ring with details of its Spring promotion. You will need to do a minimum of 5 nights in Hyatt properties between 15th January and 30th […]

My review of the Park Hyatt, Zurich

Park Hyatt Zurich exterior

We spent last weekend in Zurich, visiting some friends who were transferred there.  We stayed at the Park Hyatt hotel in Zurich, which is seen as one of the Hyatt flagship properties.  (It is one of only seven hotels to be in the new super-expensive […]

Hyatt Gold Passport adds cash and points awards … a definite improvement

Park Hyatt Dubai

Following the recent devaluation announcement by Hyatt Gold Passport, which led to a new higher Category 7 being introduced, the group has sweetened the pill by announcing a raft of new innovations. The main one is the introduction of ‘cash and points’ awards.  This is […]

Earn double or triple Avios points with Hyatt stays

Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt is offering a special bonus for Avios collectors when you stay at one of its properties before the end of January. This covers Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Andaz, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt, Hyatt House and Hyatt Place. Full details can be found here. The headline […]

Hyatt Gold Passport announces a devaluation, and kills the ’6000 points for a suite’ upgrade

Hyatt Gold Passport

The reward chart at Hyatt Gold Passport has seemed a little unsupportable for a while.  Park Hyatt – the most luxurious brand in the portfolio – operates some extremely fine hotels, such as the Park Hyatt Tokyo seen in ‘Lost In Translation’.  And 22,000 points for […]