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A 40% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points means a good Mallorca deal

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Until 23rd May, Hyatt is offering a 40% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points via this link.

This is as big as World of Hyatt bonuses get.  It is also the most generous, with the full 40% bonus kicking in with a purchase of just 10,000 points.  Last time they offered 40% it only kicked in at 30,000 points.

It comes after a turbulent time for the loyalty programme, with its CEO leaving amid much criticism of the new benefits package and ludicrously high (given Hyatt’s small footprint) qualification requirements.

The deal 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 bonus is staggered:

30% bonus on purchases of 5,000 to 9,000 points

40% bonus on purchases of 10,000+ points (the annual cap is 55,000 points pre bonus)

At the top end, you are paying $1,320 for 77,000 points (55,000 plus a 22,000 bonus).  That works out at 1.71c – or 1.22p – per point.

Park Hyatt Mallorca is a great way to use this

The new Park Hyatt resort in Mallorca is a location where buying points may make sense.   Prices for cash are still a little scary – rooms from Euro 484 (£422) in August 2018, or Euro 550 (£480) if you want a cancellable one.  A redemption at 20,000 points per night (£244) would be a great deal.

But …. it gets even better.

For the first time since it opened, Park Hyatt Mallorca is offering ‘points and cash’ rooms in August.  Instead of paying €484 or 20,000 points per night, you can book for 10,000 points plus €114 per night.

This takes the cost per night down to (£122 for 10,000 points plus £99 for the €114 element) £221 per night.  More importantly, it means that you can book a full week using the maximum 77,000 points you can buy under this offer.

£221 per night for a 50 sq m room in a brand new 5-star resort in Mallorca in August is an outstanding deal.  The Park Hyatt is actually fairly cheap for cash at £480 per night because it is still new – the St Regis Mardavall is €800 (£700) per night for a cancellable room in the same week.

The Hyatt ‘buy points’ site is here.


World of Hyatt update – November 2022:

Get bonus points: You will receive double World of Hyatt points on all stays of 2+ nights between 15th September and 20th December. Registration is now closed, unfortunately. You can read our article on the promotion here.

New to World of Hyatt?  Read our overview of World of Hyatt here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on what we think World of Hyatt points are worth is here.

Buy points: If you need additional World of Hyatt points, you can buy them here.

You will receive a 25% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points before 28th November.

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

Comments (105)

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  • Gavin says:

    Off topic but hotel related – Can anyone recommend hotels for Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City,will be paying cash, have IHG Gold, but will have dropped to Hilton Silver by then. Priorities are a good central location and a comfortable clean hotel to enjoy when we are not out and about.

    • IanMacK says:

      Hanoi – Sofitel Metropole (one of the absolute classic south-east Asia old-style hotels)
      Easy to walk to the lake and other city centre tourist attractions

      Ho Chi Minh – Park Hyatt
      Again easy to walk around the city sights

      Sorry if not on IHG / Hilton track !

      • Gregor says:

        I stayed at the Intercontinental Asiana Saigon – lovely hotel with a great pool. I was there a couple of years ago but I imagine it’s still excellent. I got a good cash rate. As a Platinum Ambassador I got upgraded to a high floor corner room with great views across the city, including down onto the roof of the building (mistakenly thought to be the US Embassy) on Gia Long Street where Hubert van Es took his famous Fall of Saigon photo of US staff clambering up a ladder into a Huey. The ladder – or at least a ladder – up to the top of the lift shaft was still there!

      • Gin and Tonic Please says:

        +1 for Park Hyatt HCMC. Great hotel!

    • Alistair says:

      Agree with IanMacK – the Sofitel Metropole is perfect for Hanoi for lots of reasons. In Ho Chi Minh City, the Rex has to be on the list. Yes, the rooftop bar may not be as swank as some of the more modern competition but the combination of the history and the ambience make it well worth the stay.

    • AndyW says:

      The la siesta in Hanoi was excellent

    • Gavin says:

      Thanks all, will check out!

  • John says:

    OT:
    anyone tried the platinum upgrade link from a gold companion credit card after having already cancelled tne gold charge card?
    It let me apply but wondering if i will get the 20k points?

  • Matt says:

    Hey I’m very tempted by the Park Hyatt Mallorca using pay with cash + points. I’ve never stepped foot in a Hyatt though let alone have any experience with their loyalty program. Anyone been to the Mallorca resort yet and have any comments? A quick glance at reviews this morning and it looks a great resort for a relaxing getaway. Also do you get breakfast included on redemption at the Mallorca resort?

    • Yuff says:

      It is a very very good hotel. I was there earlier this month and used Clubcard vouchers via hotels.com and breakfast was included. Cash rate was about £300 a night for early April albeit it was Easter school holidays.
      It’s very spread out but they have buggys, to transport you around, if you don’t want to walk. The rooms are high quality and the breakfast is excellent, as is the service.

    • Thywillbedone says:

      I just booked the cash + points rate for first week of August (2 adults, 1 x 2 yr old)- I’ve stayed in several Park Hyatts and think the price can only be a bargain for the standard of property/time of year.

    • JP says:

      You used to get breakfast at PH Mallorca before the changes to the Hyatt programme but it’s not included anymore unless you’re Globalist. Great breakfast though!

  • John H says:

    I’m trying the Europcar one way car rental in the middle of next month for the first time, it seems like a good deal 24hr rental and a generous milage allowance all for £1 just add fuel. way cheaper than HEX and costs getting to paddington also I get to visit family on the way.

    • @mkcol says:

      I’m finding their site EXTREMELY slow today….overload from HfP or is it just stupendously painful?!

  • Smid says:

    We did the £1 Europcar a few weeks ago. A Volkswagon polo. Took us two hours to drive it to heathrow. Then in new zealand three days later we got a garbled answer message asking where it was. Two days after that we finally got the email receipt telling us it was an audi. Seemed to me they gave us the wrong car to return. So be prepared for a whopping level of incompetence if you do use that offer.

    • xcalx says:

      Have used the deal many times and never had a problem Wakefield centre to MAN

  • Eli Goldberg says:

    Is there any chance of picking up luxury cars in this Europcar deal?

    • Tariq says:

      Definitely a chance, but you get what you’re given. No choice at booking and unlikely to get a choice at pickup.

    • Bal says:

      I have used this offer 3 times and normally ended up with a Mini or Economy sized car.

  • Waribai says:

    Used the Europcar deal last month from Kennington to Heathrow. The rep though tried the hard sell on excess waiver insurance. When I mentioned I had the Amex plat he then insisted it wouldn’t cover tyres or windscreen. Not to worry I told him. Lo and behold, I drove round the corner and low tyre pressure alert came on! I’ve been set up was my first thought but I pumped it up at the garage and it got us to Heathrow fine. A diesel Octavia it took all our luggage and just needed £6 to get the tank back up to full!

    • James knox says:

      how is the transfer from car drop off to the terminal?

      • Waribai says:

        Not too bad. There is a transfer bus every 15 mins. We always stay in the Sofitel though so I dropped everyone off first, checked in and then took the car for a refill and dropped it off.

  • George says:

    Rob this is great. There is one economic factor you need to add. Breakfast is presumably not included in the points or points/cash rates but is included on all paid rates. There is nowhere near the hotel you can easily go out without driving, so looking at x2 breakfast = E80+ per night. Still cheaper than paying cash but narrows the gap.

    • Rob says:

      Would be very odd if ALL paid rates got it and only the 2-3 redemption rooms got billed. Hardly worth running a billing system.

      • JP says:

        PH Mallorca used to offer free breakfast for all guests (even those on redemptions) but after World of Hyatt was introduced they removed the benefit for anybody on a redemption stay that was not Globalist.

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