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Excellent £100 Hyatt / American Express cashback deal launched

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Hyatt has brought back its very generous American Express cashback deal.

Not only is this the most generous of the cashback offers that regularly pop up on American Express cards, it is – at the moment – the only cashback offer for a major chain.

Even the dates work well. Until 30th April, so you may be able to use it when there is some sun around, you will receive £100 back when you spend £250 at participating Hyatt hotels.

Park Hyatt Vienna Hyatt American Express cashback offer

As usual, you need to see if you have the offer showing on any of your American Express cards and then save it to lock it in. My wife and I both have it, despite the fact that we both had an identical offer before Christmas and successfully used it.

There are a few things to note about this deal:

  • it is only valid at selected Hyatt properties in Europe
  • Small Luxury Hotels properties are not included
  • you need to stay by the end of April
  • it is clear that cumulative spend does count

The list of participating hotels is here.

Most people are finding the deal on Preferred Rewards Gold and The Platinum Card but it could be on others.

Hyatt American Express cashback offer Hotel du Palais Biarritz

This is a deal well worth jumping on

Some of my targets are on the list of participating hotels. Properties I am keen to try, although I’d want to wait until April to do so given the weather, include:

  • Hotel Martinez, Cannes
  • Palais de la Mediterranee, Nice (below)
  • Hotel du Palais Biarritz (above)
  • Park Hyatt Milan

Of the hotels we have reviewed, you can use the offer at:

You can check out the full list of participating hotels here.

One hotel missing from the list is the lovely Andaz Prague which I reviewed here, although there is a special Hyatt Prive offer on that hotel.

Palais de la Mediterrannee Nice Hilton American Express cashback

This deal will double up with Hyatt Prive benefits

You can combine this deal with Hyatt Prive, the benefits programme offered by luxury travel agents including our partner Emyr Thomas.

Hyatt Prive gets you the following benefits – at no additional cost, compared to the usual Best Flexible Rate – for stays at:

  • all Park Hyatt hotels
  • all Andaz hotels
  • some Grand Hyatt hotels
  • some Hyatt Regency hotels
  • some hotels in The Unbound Collection

You get:

  • $100 property credit per room per stay ($50 or $75 at some cheaper Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency hotels)
  • One category room upgrade confirmed within 24 hours of booking
  • Daily full breakfast for two
  • Early check-in (from 9am) and late check-out (to 4pm) subject to availability
  • Welcome gift and letter

Because all Hyatt Prive rates are ‘pay on departure’, you can be sure that they will combine with the cashback. Click here to learn more about Hyatt Prive, and use the form here to contact Emyr with booking enquiries.

Comments (61)

  • Simon says:

    I also have a £100 off £400 at AMEX travel, sure it wasn’t there when I registered for the Hyatt offer yesterday so must have just been added.

  • Angad says:

    Hi, I’m going to Stockholm in October. Can I use this offer to buy a prepaid rate online?

    • Rob says:

      Yes, but keep an eye on your card and ring the hotel if it does you a ‘favour’ by not actually bothering to charge in advance.

      • Angad says:

        But doesn’t the offer say that it is available “in store only” and only valid on checkout spend?

        • Cass says:

          Spoke to Amex about this. Call centre said it’s possible to redeem on online prepay, chat assured me it is not possible as it must be on the payment departure and therefore in-store only. Not sure whether to risk it. I want to take advantage of prepaid rate and my stay will be after the April expiry date.

          • Rob says:

            Let me explain what the issue is.

            Some small hotel chains process pre-paid bookings via Head Office. These do NOT trigger Amex cashback credits because Amex is looking for certain merchant codes from individual hotels. Amex therefore covers itself by saying that pre-paid bookings don’t count.

            All of the big chains who do Amex cashback (Hyatt, Hilton, IHG, Marriott) process pre-paid bookings in the hotels directly. This means that they DO trigger the cashback and indeed Amex has no idea whether the payment is for a pre-paid stay or an actual one.

  • Jordan D says:

    A shame these offers are not valid beyond Europe.

  • Andrew. says:

    Which is the best value (cheapest) option from the hotel list for a Euro weekend?

  • Phil says:

    Does anyone know if this works on the hotels that are in the SLH brand? I have a dinner booked in Crossbasket Castle.

  • Soso says:

    Any way to get the offer for stays after April ? Can I ring them to put through the payment before staying there ?

  • Alan says:

    Where is the photo from the top of the article from?

  • Paul says:

    Amex Gold Annual Fee going from £140 to £160 from May

    NO THANKS! !

    • iEimis says:

      I think it has gone up a while back (in October), but perhaps you are only noticing given your renewal is in May?

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