LAST DAY: Get a 25% bonus buying World of Hyatt hotel points
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Hyatt is offering a 25% bonus when you buy 5,000+ World of Hyatt points via this link. The offer ends TODAY, Saturday 25th March.
This is obviously worth a look if you need to top up your account. It may also be worthwhile if you are considering a stay in a top tier Park Hyatt such as Paris, where buying the points may be cheaper than paying cash – here’s my recent Park Hyatt New York review where I did just that.
This clearly won’t work at all Hyatt properties. However, if you are visiting an expensive city at peak season it is definitely worth doing the maths.
25% is not the highest bonus that Hyatt offers, but it is very rare that you get beyond 30%. The annual purchase cap, before bonuses, is 55,000 points.
Occasionally Hyatt sells points at a discount rather than offering a bonus. The current offer – which offers a bonus – is better because it means you can buy more points than the annual 55,000 points cap would usually allow. The annual ‘buy points’ cap is set deliberately low by Hyatt because of the good value you can get by buying points if you are savvy.
We value Hyatt points at 1.3p. At the top end you are paying $1,320 for 68,750 points, which is 1.57p each. You won’t get a steal on this basis but you should still come out on top at a good hotel on an expensive night. It’s also fair to say that, given current hotel prices, my 1.3p valuation is very conservative.
(For the record, my family will be at Thomson Central Park New York – reviewed here – for three days over Easter, and I bought Hyatt points to fund the stay. It was around 30% cheaper than paying cash for a pre-paid room and of course my reward nights are refundable.)
The chain has some excellent hotels, and I genuinely find Park Hyatt to be the best luxury chain which is run by one of the multi-brand groups. It doesn’t beat Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental etc but I’d take one over a Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf Astoria or St Regis any day.
Hyatt has started letting you book suites online for points and there are some bargains to be had. Here is how I used that feature in Paris in 2021. Looking at suite upgrades, you are paying 6,000 points per night – or 9,000 for a premium suite – which would be (x 1.57p) £95 per night. This is good value, especially if the suite automatically gets you lounge access too.
The Hyatt ‘buy points’ site is here. Remember that the offer ends tonight, Saturday.
World of Hyatt update – June 2023:
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.
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