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

Hyatt Spa Dining

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 […]

Last call: big Lufthansa credit card bonus; buy Hyatt, Avios and Starwood points

Lufthansa flight

Here is a quick reminder of four deals which are drawing to a close this week. Lufthansa Miles & More credit card 30th May (not, note, 31st May!) is the last day to apply for the Miles & More credit card with the current bonus. The […]

20% bonus when you buy Hyatt Gold Passport points

Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt Gold Passport has launched a bonus of up to 20% when you buy Gold Passport points before June 1st. The link is here (scroll down and click on the Hyatt logo). The deal is: Purchase 1,000 to 19,000 points and get a 10% bonus Purchase 20,000 […]

1,000 bonus Avios (1,500 in total) for Hyatt hotel stays

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Hyatt Gold Passport has announced a new promotion for travellers who prefer to collect airline miles rather than hotel points from their stays. You will earn triple Avios points (1,500 per stay) on all Hyatt stays (including Andaz) until August 31st. The bonus only starts […]

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

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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 […]