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Hyatt has brought back its Bonus Journeys promotion for the next two months.
It is very lucrative, and it is worth seeing if you can push some stays to Hyatt this Summer – especially if you also have the American Express ‘£100 back on a £250 Hyatt spend’ offer. It would also work with the ‘£100 back on a £300 spend at Small Luxury Hotels’ offer.
Radisson Rewards has also launched a Summer promotion which we cover at the bottom of this article.
How does Hyatt’s new promotion work?
Full details, and the registration link, are here.
It runs from 20th July to 15th September, and is a very simple one – you will earn triple points on all stays of 2+ nights.
You must register by 20th August.
On the face of it, this is very lucrative:
- You earn 5 Hyatt points per $1 spent ….
- …. which is 7.0 points per £1
- Triple points would mean 21 points per £1 ….
- …. which at our valuation of 1.1p per point is a 23% rebate on your ex-VAT spend
As well as Hyatt-branded hotels, it is also valid at participating M life Rewards destinations, Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotels and Lindblad Expeditions.
This will work alongside the American Express cashback deals
For anyone with a ‘get £100 Amex cashback with a £300 spend at Small Luxury Hotels’ offer, or ‘get £100 Amex cashback on £250 spend at Hyatt’ offer, you could do exceptionally well.
You would get 60% back on your spending on a £250 spend when you factor in the Amex cashback and the value of triple points.
If you are wondering why the ‘Small Luxury Hotels’ offer works, it is because many Small Luxury Hotels properties can be booked via the Hyatt website. If you do this, you get some extra benefits including free breakfast. You also earn World of Hyatt points on your stay.
Note that Hyatt’s pricing can often be higher than the hotel’s own website or the Small Luxury Hotels website. Check before booking. However, the lure of triple points and free breakfast for Hyatt bookings may cover a small price gap.
It is VERY hard to earn World of Hyatt points in the UK apart from hotel stays, although you can often buy them at a decent rate when a bonus promotion is running. The scheme is not an American Express Membership Rewards partner. You can transfer your World of Hyatt points to Avios (5,000 Hyatt points convert to 1,250 Avios – increments of 1,250 Hyatt points are needed after that) but clearly this promotion is less useful if you don’t already have an active Hyatt account.
Don’t forget Hyatt Prive too
You can even double up with the exclusive Hyatt Prive benefits, including guaranteed upgrades and free breakfast, that our hotel partner Bon Vivant can book for you. I will update this Hyatt Prive article over the next few days as it is a little out of date now.
Remember to register for Hyatt’s ‘Bonus Journeys’ promotion here.
World of Hyatt update – February 2024:
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.
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