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.

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


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 […]

Save 10% on Hyatt US and Caribbean stays with discounted gift cards

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Hyatt has launched its annual sale on Hyatt-branded gift cards.  You can save 10% on any purchase. The good news for UK residents is that Hyatt is now offering electronic gift certificates.  These will be emailed to you and so there is no expense for […]

1000 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points for mobile app booking

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Hyatt Gold Passport has launched a generous offer of 1,000 bonus points for every stay booked via their new mobile app or on their mobile website. Whilst not as generous as the current 3,000 bonus points (about £15 of value) that Club Carlson is giving […]

Up to 30% bonus when you buy Hyatt Gold Passport points

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Hyatt Gold Passport has launched a bonus of up to 30% when you buy Gold Passport points before September 15th. The link is here (scroll down and click on the Hyatt logo). The deal is: Purchase 5,000 to 19,000 points and get a 10% bonus […]

New – redeem Hyatt points for dining and spa credit in London and Birmingham

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Hyatt Gold Passport has been slowly rolling out their ‘Dining, Spa & More’ redemption option to more countries. They have now reached the UK.  The three participating hotels are: Hyatt Regency Birmingham (restaurant and spa) Hyatt Regency London, Churchill (restaurant) Andaz London (restaurant) Participating hotels in other […]

Last chance for 25% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios

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This is your final reminder that July 13th is the last day to instigate a transfer of hotel loyalty points to British Airways Executive Club in order to receive a 25% Avios bonus. The promotion is not mentioned on The link in the BA […]

Is it worth buying hotel points to transfer to Avios for the 25% bonus?

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Until 13th July, British Airways is offering a 25% bonus if you transfer hotel points from six major loyalty schemes into Avios. Since most of the hotel programmes allow you to buy points – and often have special offers – I thought it would be […]

25% bonus on hotel points transfer 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! The promotion is not yet live on  The link in the email sends you to this page which does […]