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

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Until 27th November, 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 5,000 points.

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.

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 1.33p – per point.

Save 50% of Park Hyatt Mallorca by buying points

Park Hyatt Mallorca is a great way to use this

The relatively 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 (£430) in August 2019, or Euro 523 (£465) if you want a cancellable one.  A redemption at 20,000 points per night (£266) would be a great deal.

£266 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 £465 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.

(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. Genghis says:

    But paying for the avios quite steepy if you choose that option…

    • Shoestring says:

      Then get the 8% bonus on a virtual Mastercard payout option for some extra free money, all very painless, requested 2 this morning and already received them a couple of hours later and paid towards my BT bill.

  2. planeconcorde says:

    OT British Airways are changing some of their Spain and Italy schedules starting with the summer 2019 timetable with changes between Gatwick and Heathrow departures.

    From 31st March 2019 British Airways will drop Gatwick to Barcelona. But Heathrow to Barcelona route will be up from 7 to 9 flights daily from the same date.

    Gatwick to Pisa will be dropped. With Heathrow to Pisa increasing by 3 to 17 weekly.

    Gatwick to Valencia will be dropped. With a new Heathrow to Valencia route starting 9 weekly.

    Heathrow to Almeria will be dropped. With Gatwick to Almeria operating 3 or 4 weekly depending on time of year.

    Heathrow to Bilbao will be dropped. With Gatwick to Bilbao operating 11 or 12 weekly depending on time of year.

    Heathrow to Mahon will be dropped. With Gatwick to Mahon increasing from 5 to 6 weekly.

    • This is already in for tomorrow – it was meant to run today but I swapped it for Tallinn at the last minute.

      • planeconcorde says:

        I look forward to the article tomorrow. Any intel as to whether any of the other IAG brands will increase their LGW to BCN frequency with BA code share would be interesting. Currently BA.com for LON to BCN end August 2019 is just showing BA metal flights. Last summer Vueling also operated LGW to BCN.

    • Brighton Belle says:

      Flights to BCN from Gatwick are always busy. That’s the end of RFS to Barcelona unless you want to jump through the hoops of Vueling redemptions through Iberia. EasyJet will get even busier. I priced up a summer return on Vueling and had to sit in a darkened room. Booking on Norwegian seems to have its own risk of a forced cancellation due circumstances and then we are swept into the mayhem of rebooking late on EZY at £££.

    • thanks, I need to get back to Pisa

  3. A question for World of Hyatt members,

    Would Park Hyatt Hadahaa in the Maldives work out as a sensibe redemption when buying points, it looks to be a category 6 hotel (25000pts) and I would imagine availability would be scarce? I’m not a member so can’t check this.

    thanks

    • Hyatt guarantees award availability as long as a ‘standard’ room is available for cash. The question is what counts as a ‘standard’ room as some hotels can play games here, such as only putting 2 rooms into their cheapest category and pricing all the rest $5 higher with a different name. These are not ‘standard’ and do not need to be open for rewards.

  4. O/t Lloyds upgrade voucher with avios redemption.

    Is it possible to book two one ways as an open jaw, with the return from HKG and take advantage of the lower taxes?
    (I know HKG taxes went up on 1st Nov) but would still like to know if possible to book two singles as Avios insisted it isn’t.

    • I think you can only book 2 one-way flights or one return. But don’t they adjust the taxes anyway when they add the return leg? My taxes back from the US are always lower than the ones on the outbound leg from the UK.

      • I booked LHR-KUL And HKG-LHR, expecting to pay taxes around £400 but have been charged £580. The lady wouldn’t entertain the idea of splitting it in to 2 X ow and was adamant it could only be booked as a return, despite me asking nicely if she could ask someone. I didn’t want to lose the flights so I booked it, and now need to battle to get the taxes adjusted

        • Sorry, wasn’t clear, if you book 2 x one way it has to be for 2 people doing the same journey. My taxes to the Caribbean next year for CW were nearly £650 each!

        • ah ok. So there I was planning to come back via HKG to take advantage of lower taxes and needn’t have bothered!

        • Genghis says:

          Per T&Cs IIRC it’s one person return or two people one way. But worth a few HUACAs to structure as one person x two one ways for the saving.

  5. Shoestring says:

    [AIRPORTS could be banned from selling miniature bottles of alcohol as part of a crackdown on drunk passengers. Passengers are already banned by many airlines from consuming alcohol bought at duty-free while on the plane. But there are concerns some passengers buy miniatures, smuggle them on board and then consume them in the lavatory.]

    • If you’re that worried, bring your own minis and put them in your zip lock toiletry bags! Or buy a bottle of vodka in duty free then decant it into a water bottle. There are so many ways of getting round any restrictions if you intend to drink and not cause any trouble (only a complete fool would risk their precious holiday by kicking off in public).

      • Though why would anyone need to drink in the toilet – it’s not like the cabin crew stand at the end of each row watching every passenger for the entire flight?!

      • Shoestring says:

        Thanks for your tips, Anna!

    • It’ll be mouthwash at Boots next.

  6. Margaret says:

    O/T I transferred most points out of my Iberia account (9000+ summer offer and older ones) thinking I’d need them for a 241 summer trip which didn’t happen, and transferred them back to Iberia in time to use before December. Does anyone know if these were tagged and will now not be identified as promotion ones (meaning even spent they are deducted in December by Iberia), or if it will be OK? I’ve written to Iberia, but they haven’t replied, and have already partly spent them

    • Shoestring says:

      No idea, same position.

      I figure they’ll just check (automated) if you redeemed 90K points on reward flights by 1st Dec or not, then deduct the balance from your IB a/c

  7. Treating my girlfriend to a weekend away at the Park Hyatt Mallorca in December. Probably worth mentioning you can book through FHR and get all the extra perks – the booking was only £190 which I thought was good value. Weather will be a bit of a gamble, but we are there for the spa mainly!

    • Emyr can do this as well via Hyatt’s luxury travel agent scheme and you’re guaranteed to pay Best Flex online price – FHR can be higher.

      • Ah – oh well. I don’t suppose you might consider writing an article looking at the cheapest FHR bookings (on average?) It’s really difficult to search for cheap FHR bookings quickly, you have to search each location, so this might be valued by readers.

        I have found a few: the Park Hyatt Mallorca, the one in Malta, and a few in the south of France (Nice, Cannes area)

  8. Really OT and as no bits today, just a reminder that if you’re flying with Level you can’t pay for stuff on board with Amex.

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