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.

Bits: 50% bonus on HSBC transfers to Avios, £15 LON-EDI train tickets, 40% bonus on Hyatt points

News in brief: 50% transfer bonus on HSBC Premier points to Avios The HSBC Premier credit cards are now the most generous way of earning Avios from a non-Amex.  The free HSBC Premier MasterCard earns 0.5 Avios per £1 whilst the £195 HSBC Premier World […]

£750 of bonus points for 25 Hyatt nights and 500 points (worth £5+) for every app booking

Hyatt Gold Passport, the loyalty scheme for Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Place, Andaz and other brands, has launched its new Autumn promotion and an interesting app-booking bonus. Everyone will benefit from the app booking bonus. It is exceptionally simple.  Book and stay at any […]

Bits: how to get Park Hyatt Mallorca half price, Lufthansa closes oilandenergyclub, triple PartnerPlusBenefit points

News in brief: Get a half price stay at Park Hyatt Mallorca Hyatt Gold Passport has brought back its 30% bonus for buying points.  Until 31st August, you will receive a 30% bonus when buying 5,000 points or more. This would work well at the […]

Holiday Tips 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

This is the final part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series which I have updated and re-run this week in preparation for the Summer season.  Earlier articles looked at the best credit card to use abroad, the best way to earn miles when ordering foreign currency […]

My review of the Park Hyatt Hamburg hotel

This is my review of the Park Hyatt Hamburg hotel. There are only two hotels in the world that I book by default whenever I have to go to that city.  One is the InterContinental Le Grand in Paris which as I wrote here is, […]

Which is the most generous hotel programme for earning Avios points?

The general view of hotel loyalty programmes is that Starwood Preferred Guest is the only scheme where it is is worthwhile trading your points for airline miles. There are a couple of reasons for this.  The first is that – since the conversion rate for […]

Bits: temporary Gatwick Express timetable, Hyatt category changes, Park Inn sale

News in brief: Emergency Gatwick Express timetable starts tomorrow I have written recently about the terrible punctuality problems at Gatwick Express.  The company has now brought in an emergency timetable for Monday to Friday use.  This is part of substantial changes to the entire Southern network […]

25% bonus on point transfers into Etihad Guest – but with a catch this year

Etihad Guest has brought back its offer of a 25% bonus on points you transfer into their scheme.  It is 14 months since we last saw this offer. You can find full details of this offer on the Etihad website here.  The closing date is 31st July. […]

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 […]