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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 – February 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.

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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  • mark2 says:

    OT
    Does anyone know how to find what food will be served on a flight please?
    Alternatively, has anyone flown on BA0215 LHR to Boston at 1830 and can tell me what is served. I assume that we can have lunch in Concorde.

    • Sussex Bantam says:

      You should be able to pre-book your food from LHR so that will tell you what the main choice options are.

    • Mark says:

      I would expect the main meal to be served an hour or so after departure, followed by a lighter meal close to arrival. If less than a month away you should be able to see and select main course options for the initial service via manage my booking online.

  • Ben says:

    OT. I have the plat and I am trying to self refer to the BAPP but it only offers me the AMEX Gold CC or Green Card.
    Have they pulled that now? Or is it an IT error with the new change?

    • Alexey says:

      I had the same from office pc but when tried at home had full list of cards , so I suspect as I probably go via US VPN at work they restrict that by region somehow

    • JamesB says:

      Somebody reported yesterday or day before that this was a chrome issue if that helps.

  • CC says:

    Only used Europcar once for this and it was all fine except I forgot to pay dart charge! I was let off the dart charge penalty as first offence but not the Europcar £40 admin charge. So it cost me around about what the rental would have been! That will teach me.

    Still its a scumbag money making scheme from the big firms. My local independent hire firm have Dart charge account and if you go through it they simply take the £2.50 crossing fees at the end of hire.

  • Bal says:

    There are definitely some strange ones in the Europcar £1. I have seen Hayes to Heathrow. The two locations are about half mile apart (max 3-4min drive). Surely, the cost of moving a car between those 2 locations is cheaper done directly by Europcar staff!

    • Lady London says:

      Er… nope.
      There’s also the opportunity cost of having those staff not around to do other things if they have to leave the depot to go move cars. Even locally.

  • Crafty says:

    OT: Flying BA F from JFK tomorrow. No status, no priority pass nor currently active Amex Plat. BA app says F lounge closed.

    Do we really have to go to Club Galleries as they direct, or does our F ticket give us any better alternatives?

    • Rob says:

      If the Concorde Room is open (not sure if that was being refurbished) you should go there. The F lounge is for Gold Card holders, not passengers flying F.

  • mark says:

    O/T new SPG at the o2 have been released, pretty wide ranging concerts from the muppets, iron maiden to Britney spears.

  • KevMc says:

    Anybody know of a Europcar which is open on a Sunday (and therefore doesn’t charge a £60 admin fee for picking it up outside office hours)? I have a flight on Monday 23rd July, and would like to do one of these one-way rentals to avoid a parking charge for a week, if possible.

    • xcalx says:

      What area

      • Jamie says:

        I’ve generally found it’s the airport stations that are open all week, but I’ve noticed these are only ever drop-off’s on the £1 deal, never available for pick-ups. You will find July is too far into the future to find cars anyway – you can generally only find them 4 weeks in advance (at least in my experience).

        By the way – is it just me or is their website/script really slow?

        • Tom1 says:

          yes very slow!

        • Londonsteve says:

          Agree the website is ultra slow. Does anyone know why only airport drop-offs are permitted, never collections? Does the manufacture undertake to deliver cars to a location of their choosing but will only collect from airports?

    • Lady London says:

      Gatwick (at times only at one of the 2 terminals, but it’s only a short train ride to the other one) and Heathrow are reliable 24-hrs mostly for car rentals. I think these rentals are from other places and you’re intended to pick up at the remote location and drop at the airport. Not the other way round.

      Also so far as I can recall on the one way deals they only give you a specified length of time usually 1 or possibly 2 days to drop the car at the other end. So even if they allow a week you might be paying 5 days. 5 days usually costs the same as a week btw most of the time.

  • RussellH says:

    OT:- Amex puzzle

    Yesterday I hit my spend target (£1000) for my BA Amex; I got 5000 Avios credited, not the 6000 expected for being referred. Phoned Amex and they said I had already received the 1000 bonus back in March, a month ago, when I had only done about half the spend.
    In March I needed to book a room via AirBNB – my sister gave me her AirBNB referral link, which she told me might give me a discount – sadly it did not as the cost of the room was not high enough. I paid using my BA Amex; when the Avios came through there was a bonus 1000 Avios on the AirBNB transaction marked ” Additional `Refer a Friend¿ bonus Avios”. At the time, I assumed that this was an AirBNB / Amex offer, since I had been referred to AirBNB .
    However, when I complained to Amex CS that I was missing the 1000 for hitting the spend target, they insisted that I had already received them – they insist that the bonus Avios I received with the AirBNB booking were the additional bonus for spending £1000, even though it was long before I had qualified for them.

    Anyone else seen something like this?? Am I missing 1000 Avios? Or was it a pure coincidence that I had been referred for AirBNB and my 1000 Avios really did turn up at exactly the same time, only after spending £500?

    • Andi F says:

      This sounds like pure coincidence – this is exactly how my last couple of bonuses for the referral have posted.

    • Relaxo says:

      Whats the puzzle here? You are not missing any avios…..the 1000 with your ABB transaction would be the referal bonus. Any Airbnb referal credit would only be a £ discount off your booking total……Nothing to do with Avios…..

      • RussellH says:

        Thanks both.
        I just assumed that as I got a bonus 1000 Avios marked refer a friend from AirBNB that it was from AirBNB, given that I was nowhere near qualifying for any bonus from Amex.
        Previous referral bonuses from Amex have always posted as part of the transaction that took me over the threshhold, with the main bonus separately on the same date.
        So the puzzle is why did Amex pay a bonus when I was only halfway to the spend target!

        • JamesB says:

          This is the way amex typically post the referral bonuses now Russell as others state. I like it as it is usually a good indication things are working as they should

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