Hyatt Gold Passport has become the latest of the big hotel programmes to launch its Autumn promotion. Called ‘Discover The Possibilities’ it is at least very simple!
The bonuses run like this:
Stay 5 nights, get 5,000 bonus points (1,000 per stay)
Stay 10 nights, get an additional 10,000 bonus points (so 2,000 per stay for stays 6-10)
Stay 15 nights, get an additional 15,000 bonus points (so 3,000 per stay for stays 11-15)
Stay 20 nights, get an additional 20,000 bonus points (so 4,000 per stay for stays 16-20)
Given that I tend to value Hyatt points at £11 / 1,000, this could be a very lucrative promotion at the top end. (The most luxurious Hyatt properties are 22,000 points, so assuming a price of £250 per night, that gets you to £11.) For stays 16-20 you would effectively be getting £44 of free night per night.
The real value here is that the rewards kick in per night, not per stay. Most hotel promotions are based on stays, which counts against you if you tend to stay 3-4 nights or more at a time. This can be achieved with just one 3-week stay in theory!
Here are the key dates:
9 September – registration opens and promotion starts
31 October – last date to register
30 November – last date to stay
As usual with Hyatt, though, the real snag is the relatively small number of Hyatt properties in Europe. You will have better luck triggering one of the higher bonuses if your travels take you to the US.
How does this compare?
Marriott’s MegaBonus is easier to achieve during the Autumn. Whilst targeted, most people will be asked to complete just two stays, in return for which they get a free night – valid for a year – in any Category 1-5 hotel. You can earn up to two free nights. The only snag here is that Category 1-5 properties are not desperately luxurious.
IHG Rewards Club is offering The Big Win. This offers some big rewards (totally personalised) but some of the targets are a bit silly and unachievable for many people who have received them. More here.
Finally, there is Starwood‘s Take Two promotion. This is the easiest, with members get double points on every stay after registering. The downside is that double points is not hugely generous. More here.
(Remember to follow our ‘Hotel Promos‘ page for the latest offers for all of the major hotel chains.)