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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 – December 2023:

Get bonus points: World of Hyatt is not currently running a global promotion

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.

World of Hyatt is offering a 20% bonus when you buy points by 4th December. Click here to buy.

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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  • Tony says:

    Just dropped a £1 car at LHR this morning. Car checked in front of me and invoice issued on the spot. Delivered straight to my inbox in seconds.

    Europcar also seem to have changed their approach to damage – anything under 75mm diameter is ignored, which is a good step forward I think, given some of the behaviour I’d seen in the past.

  • ringingup says:

    Am I the only one who cannot get the Europcar page to work?

    • Lemeng says:

      Not working for me either. Maybe too many HFP readers all trying at once?!

    • xcalx says:

      Not working here either, even when it does work normally it’s painfully slow

    • Tony says:

      It’s very slow. Was taking 2-3 minutes to load up yesterday. Just be patient.

      Forgot to add that I got some sporty Renault Clio. All leather seats, racing style in the front. No choice though.

      • Lemeng says:

        I tried again, and with a little patience found just what I needed for a date late in May. Thanks for the great reminder about this deal, Rob, I will be using it often now I know about it!

  • Nicky says:

    Bits: if I use my 2 for 1 I know I won’t earn miles but will I still earn tier points towards higher status?

  • James says:

    “The new is a location where buying points may make sense.”

    Is it my PC that is missing random words this morning? Same issues in the previous thread.

    • john says:

      You got an advert protection type addon in your browser?

      • RussellH says:

        I have noticed this over the last couple of days too. Temporarily disabled Adblocker X and hey presto, the links are back!

        I do not know if Adblocker has got (less) cleverer, or if HFP has done something to annoy it, but it now seems that having disabled Adblocker, Ghostery is working harder ;-(

        • Lady London says:

          I gave on Ghostery. It was very tiring as it was very obstreperous and kept identifying perfectly normal sites as a problem

    • Rob says:

      Your ad blocker removes links, and we have huge amounts of links. Turn it off.

      I think we have the best sub-editing in the business to be honest 🙂

  • Anna says:

    OT Curve – is there any way to use it to pay a company which only accepts bank transfers? We have a substantial roofing job coming up and i’m reluctant to pay Billhop’s fee on such a large payment.

  • Steve says:

    OT. Does anyone know how long after hitting the £10k spend on the Hilton card Gold status appears in the App. Thanks in advance

    • @mkcol says:

      Oh I was wondering this too, just in case I can’t make my Diamond challenge required number of stays.

  • Bill says:

    OT – Long shot…can anyone suggest how i can use Amex membership rewards points to get to Kiev on 26 May from UK. Would be looking to return on the 27 May. I’ve also got a pile of Avios. Alternative is any cash routings for less than £600 return !

    • Rob says:

      Sounds like Star Alliance territory. Do a Singapore Airlines site check – 1:1 conversion, probably Lufthansa routing?

      • JamesB says:

        No idea about Finnair but worth a quick look given the 50% transfer bonus on MR. They might also still be operating longhaul aircraft on some LHR rotations.

    • Alexey says:

      check your dates on expedia – there are plenty of flights e.g airbaltic for around 170 one way or 260 return

    • Lady London says:

      LX used to have some very competitive pricing for LED and I think same should apply for Kiev. I’d definitely sooner be on one of their planes than LH although I am sure both are OK

  • Alexey says:

    OT – AMEX question – I have upgraded Gold to Plat but done that before end of free year for Gold , so havn’t been changed Plan fee yet ( I assume they will change it at end of gold year ) , planning to cancel soon as have too many other amex cards , so wondering what will happen if a) I cancel before plat fee vs b) cancel after , e.g. in case b – would I get pro rate refund staring from fee change date or only from Gold from Plat upgrade date ? So basically thinking if it would make sense to cancel before gold year end or wait a bit more for Lounge use and then pay fee only for months after Plat fee charge ?

    • Rob says:

      Refund is from the date you paid, so best to hold on and enjoy the benefits I think.

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