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Amazing hotel deals combining Hyatt’s new points bonus, the 3-4-2 deal and £100 Amex cashback

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Hyatt has launched its new Winter promotion, which is another outing for ‘Bonus Journeys’.  It is a generous one, especially if you have Hyatt status.

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It will double (or triple!) up with:

the ‘£100 cashback on £300 Hyatt spend by 31st December’ offer currently showing on many American Express cards (more details here)

the ‘3 for 2 plus $100 credit’ offer at Hyatt’s mid and upper-scale brands which we covered yesterday and is bookable via Hyatt Prive travel agents, such as our partner Emyr Thomas (more details here, expires 31st March)

There are restrictions for both deals.

The list of hotels participating in the Amex cashback deal is here.  It covers Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.

The list of hotels participating in the 3-4-2 deal is here.

Hyatt Prive deal

What sort of deal am I looking at?

The maths looks AMAZING here if you can combine these offers.  Here is an example using Germany, since you can still travel there without quarantine on arrival unless you live in Wales or Northern Ireland:

You book 3 nights at £150 each, total £450, at Park Hyatt Hamburg (picture above) via the Hyatt Prive offer – for example 1st – 4th December where the Standard Rate is €169

Free breakfast, a guaranteed upgrade confirmed at booking and a $100 hotel credit is included via the Hyatt Prive offer

You only pay for 2 nights via the Hyatt Prive offer, so your cash cost is only £300

American Express gives you £100 cashback, so your net cost is £200

You get World of Hyatt points worth 23% of your spending, so £69-worth

Your net cost for a £450 stay is (£300 – £100 – £69) £131 plus you will have had $100 of hotel food and drink credit and free breakfast!

For clarity ….. you would have paid under £45 per night for a luxury five-star hotel in Hamburg and got free breakfast and $100 to spend in the hotel!

To be honest, you will struggle to find a Park Hyatt as low as £150 per night.  However, the 3-4-2 offer is also valid at Alila, Andaz, Hyatt Centric, Destination Hotels, Grand Hyatt, Unbound Collection, Hyatt Regency, Thompson, Joie De Vivre and Miraval.

Hyatt Prive deal

How does the new Hyatt points promotion work?

Here are the key dates:

Register by 30th November

Stay between 1st October 2020 and 4 January 2021

(Hyatt still can’t resist stuffing members who forget to register in time but find themselves having a stay in December …..)

This is what you get:

Triple base points on EVERY stay after registration

Your elite nights earned during the promotion will roll over into 2021, so they count towards status in 2020 and 2021

Note that reward nights DO count as ‘stays’.  

This time around, there is no ‘from your 2nd stay’ rule.  You receive triple points from your first stay after registration.

The link to register is here.

Is this a good deal?

I think so, yes.

I value Hyatt points at around 1.2pYou can get 1.2p if you redeem Hyatt points for ‘in hotel’ credit in large chunks as I explained in this article.

You earn 5 base points per $1 spent.  Under this promotion, you will be earning 15 base points per $1.  This means you are getting (15 x 1.2p) 18p back for every $1 (78p) you spend.  This is a 23% return on your spending!

Elite members will do even better with their status bonus.

You MUST register in advance, which you can do on this page of the World of Hyatt website.

Remember that registration closes on 30th November, but you can stay until 4th January.


World of Hyatt update – November 2020:

Get bonus points: Hyatt’s current promotion is ‘Triple Points’, which runs until 4th January 2021. You can learn more in our article here.

New to World of Hyatt?  Read our two-part overview of World of Hyatt here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Buy points: If you need additional World of Hyatt points, you can buy them here. There is a 30% bonus until 24th November 2020.

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 Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (52)

  • Steve says:

    Is there a list of participating hotels by country? Specifically are there any decent ones in the UK?

  • Simon says:

    Scotland and the following regions in England North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humbers are considered risk areas for Germany now as well as Wales and Northern Ireland.

    • Anna says:

      How would they know where you live though, or do they just go off which airport you use?

      • Sandgrounder says:

        You are allowed to pass through the area and you are not subject to the restrictions, so you could possibly lie, but free testing is available on arrival, usually in the airport.

      • Simon says:

        I think it’s done off airport, Germany it kicks in straightaway as well so people on a flight from Edinburgh to Cologne last night were handed out forms to fill in.

        • Sandgrounder says:

          Some airports have facilities, Frankfurt does for example, Cologne does too. I notice that CGN say results within 48hrs, the Red Cross at FRA say same day if tested before 3pm. Something worth researching if booking a trip.

    • Harry T says:

      I have flights booked to Berlin Brandenburg in November, and live in Newcastle, flying from EDI. At the existing Berlin airports, it appears they test you for free if you arrive from a high risk area and you only need to quarantine until you get the result, within 72 hours.

      • Simon says:

        After October 1, everyone arriving into Germany from a designated risk area will be ordered to go into quarantine for at least five days. After the fifth day, you can get tested for coronavirus and, if you get a negative result, the quarantine period can be cut short. Otherwise, it ends after 14 days.

        I’ve copied the above from a website but I think the date is changing to Oct 15th.

        • Rob says:

          England and Scotland not high risk. Wales and NI are.

          • Simon says:

            Scotland and the following regions in England North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humbers are high risk. They got added yesterday afternoon.

        • Sandgrounder says:

          Can you share the website? I can’t find this change, is it all states?

          • Sandgrounder says:

            I can find news articles on proposals, and a new digital system, but nothing confirmed as yet as far as I can see. Looks like another one might be about to bite the dust…

  • Alan says:

    Good deal numerically but I find Hyatt a very weak programme given their poor footprint outwith the USA and generally pricey properties so I don’t value their points particularly highly.

  • N says:

    Do Hyatt offer a status match or challenge?

    • Rob says:

      No, unless you are top tier with American Airlines.

      Why would you need status though? You’re getting free breakfast and an upgrade already!

  • ChrisW says:

    Can you book 6 nights and pay for 4, or would that have to be 2 separate bookings?

  • The Savage Squirrel says:

    The Hyatt Regency is the best full-size hotel in Birmingham for me (not that I’m claiming this as a particularly high bar). The new Scotland Yard one would be interesting, but I think a significant number of the hotel facilities are still closed at this time.

    • Andrew says:

      Birmingham doesn’t seem to be on the list.

      • The Savage Squirrel says:

        No arguments there; Yes, The Grand is certainly promising and will probably be the best when it opens; and may force a few others to up their game too as Brum’s central hotels are a pretty modest bunch.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      The HR in Birmingham is in need of a refurb.

      The Grand will be the best full service hotel In Birmingham but looks like it’ll be run as an independent. I thought it was included in the IHG but out of Principal but looks like it wasn’t.

  • Keith says:

    When I’m having a look it brings up a few rates for my dates :

    Members Rate: £178.00
    Advanced Purchase Rate: £200
    Standard Rate: £220

    Can I get the offer based on the member rate or only on the standard rate?

    • Steve says:

      Yesterday’s article says “The price you pay is identical to the Best Flexible Rate on the Hyatt website”

    • Steve says:

      There are also usually two member rates, an advance purchase member rate and a standard member rate.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        It’s the standard rate. The members rate is a discount for booking direct. This is the commission your agent will get.

        Have to work out if it’s offset by free breakfast and $100 credit.

        • Steve says:

          Thanks (saw this after my above reply to Rob). Agreed this really now starts to eat into the value of this offer. Definitely will still be better than booking direct, but not as beneficial as originally envisaged.

  • Grant H says:

    re: Hyatt £100 off £300 spend offer on amex, anybody know if you can split the bill at checkout onto 2 cards? (i.e. use 2 cards to pay for a £600 bill)

    • Darren says:

      Well, I did at an SLH and received double bubble. If you’re travelling as a couple this shouldn’t be a problem, but no guarantee.

    • Steve says:

      The desk staff will definitely let you do it, I have done it before, tell them upfront else they’ll default to charging the card on file.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      No issue 2/3/4 they will split however you want.