Bits: hotels offering suites for points redemptions, 30% bonus buying Hyatt points

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News in brief:

Hotels where you can redeem for suites

The extremehoteldeals site has been running a series of well-researched articles on hotels which let you redeem for suites or high end rooms at standard rates.  In some cases this may be an error, whilst in other cases it is simply the hotel trying to encourage more points bookings.

Here is their Hilton list.  The key one for the UK (apart from Conrad Maldives offering water villas for the usual price of land villas) is Hilton London Tower Bridge which is offering family rooms for the standard price of 70,000 points.  These sleep four people.

Here is their Hyatt list.

Here is their IHG list.

The IHG list has two hotels of interest to UK residents:

Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport (photo below) – suite, with lounge access, for 20,000 points per night

Crowne Plaza Harrogate – suite for 20,000 points per night

It is worth checking the lists for any interesting offers in places you are planning to visit this year.

30% bonus when you buy Hyatt points

Until 23rd February Hyatt is offering a 30% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points.  The minimum purchase for the bonus is 5,000 points.

This is obviously worth a look if you need to top up your account.  It may also be worthwhile if considering a stay in a top tier Park Hyatt such as the ones in Paris or Sydney, where buying the points may be cheaper than paying cash.

The new Park Hyatt resort in Mallorca is another location where buying points may make sense.   Prices for cash are still a little scary – rooms from Euro 495 in August, or Euro 550 if you want a cancellable one.  A redemption at 20,000 points per night ($360) would be a good deal.

The Hyatt ‘buy points’ site is here.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. Points breaks can now be booked…

    • And there are some decent options. HIX Wandsworth and Hammersmith for 15,000 points – that really IS London! Plus Holiday Inn Nice!!

  2. Re Lloyds upgrade voucher. The avios.com website now seems to be allowing 2 x 1 way bookings and also from regions. Furthermore, I’ve suddenly got 12,000 extra avios and an extra voucher so it looks like their IT dept has been working overtime!

    • Actually maybe not. On the page showing available flights it’s showing a CW seat off peak is 50,000 avios so they must still be getting there…(It’s does say “2 people outbound ” at the top of the page though).

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