News in brief:
Amex / Park Hyatt ‘free night’ offer
Park Hyatt is, in my view, the most luxurious hotel brand which is part of major chain and which allows you to earn and redeem loyalty points. (Sorry, The Ritz-Carlton. But I know you are trying harder, such as in Kyoto.)
American Express is currently running a ‘buy two or three, get one free’ offer at Park Hyatt for cardmembers. You can book this offer online which makes it easy to compare pricing with other Hyatt offers.
‘Stay 3, pay for 2’ is running at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Busan, Changbaishan, Chicago, Hamburg, Hyderabad, New York, Siam Reap and Vienna. 23 other Park Hyatt hotels are doing ‘stay 4, pay for 3’. The new New York hotel is not taking part.
You need to book by 28th February for stays between 1st January and 31st March. Blackout dates may apply at certain properties. Book at hyatt.com using promo code DPUK.
This offer was sent to Platinum and Centurion cardmembers via ‘Departures’ magazine but there is no restriction in the rules that you need to hold one of these cards in order to book.
No 1 Lounges / Avios promo over
No 1 Lounges has ended its long-running deal with Avios. This was a very generous deal, as you could earn 750 Avios with every booking for a No 1 Lounges site – and you got a cash discount on the usual price too!
Existing bookings will be honoured and will still receive their Avios.
There is a tiered earning structure, per booking:
- 400 miles at Clubrooms
- 350 miles at No 1 Lounges
- 200 miles at My Lounge
The special Virgin Flying Club pricing is:
- £25 – No 1 Lounges
- £12 – My Lounge
- £35 – Clubrooms
As this is per booking, a couple should make two separate bookings and earn two lots of miles on both.
‘How To Land A Plane’ competition winners
Last Monday we ran a competition with Quercus Books following my review of Mark Vanhoenacker’s new book ‘How To Land A Plane’ a few weeks ago.
We had five copies of the book to give away, and the five winners are:
- Alan R.
- Caleb W.
- Martin G.
- Rupert P.
- Zoltan I.
Hope you enjoy the book.
If you were not lucky enough to win one of the five copies, Amazon is still selling the book (which is hardback) for £3.99 which is even less than the Kindle version. The RRP is £9.99 for the hard copy version so you are getting a 60% discount.