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Hyatt launches two new hotels in Lisbon and Krakow

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Hyatt continues with its European push, with two new openings in recent days.

Hyatt Regency Lisbon is located in Belem, connected to the riverside by a bridge. Some suites claim to have balconies overlooking the Tagus. An image is below and the website is here. The hotel has multiple two- and three-bedroom suites so is a good option for large families.

Over in Poland, Hyatt Place Krakow is a 4-star hotel situated in the Krowodrza neighborhood. Whilst not directly in the city centre, there is direct tram stop outside the hotel. The website is here.

(If you are heading to Krakow, remember that Hilton’s Hampton Krakow is the last Hilton Honors hotel in Europe to be capped at 10,000 Hilton Honors points per night. If you have elite status and book for five nights on the ‘5-4-4’ deal, this would drop to just 8,000 Hilton Honors points per night!)

One key benefit of the World of Hyatt loyalty scheme is that is still uses fixed reward charts for redemptions. On peak season nights, points can offer exceptional value – especially as Hyatt guarantees that a standard room can be booked as a reward if it is bookable for cash.

Suite upgrades on points are also great value. Lisbon, for example, is offering an upgrade from a standard room to a River View suite for just 12,000 World of Hyatt points per night, confirmed at the time of booking. Here is an example of how I used a suite upgrade award in Paris.

Whilst Hyatt doesn’t have a UK credit card partner you can often buy points at a discount. There is a 25% bonus currently running – see here. I was encouraging Amy Weinberg, who runs the programme, to launch an Amex Membership Rewards tie-up when I saw her in New York last week but I wouldn’t hold your breath.


World of Hyatt update – December 2022:

Get bonus points: You will receive double World of Hyatt points on all stays of 2+ nights between 15th September and 20th December. Registration is now closed, unfortunately. You can read our article on the promotion here.

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.

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  • Rob H not Rob says:

    Any sign of Chase coming to the CC party over here? Their bank account hit the ground running when launched last year.

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