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World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt, previously know as Hyatt Gold Passport, is the loyalty scheme for Andaz, Hyatt, Park Hyatt and Grand Hyatt hotels amongst others. You earn points which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

I published an extensive two-part review of World of Hyatt which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

Belmond hotel group puts itself up for sale – will IHG strike now?

Back in March I wrote an article on the rumour that IHG, which operates InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo etc, was in talks to buy hotel group Belmond. The story made sense.  IHG had been talking about its desire to buy a […]

Bits: Etihad’s Business Class Studio comes to Manchester, Grand Hyatt opens in Athens, Virgin opens its pub!

News in brief: Etihad bringing the Business Class Studio to Manchester In an encouraging boost for the region, Etihad is swapping its morning departure from Manchester to a Boeing 787.  This is the first time that Etihad has operated a 787 from the UK. This […]

Bits: 25% bonus on HSBC Premier to Avios transfers, new Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus, 40% bonus buying Hyatt points

News in brief: 25% bonus when you transfer HSBC Premier credit card points to Avios HSBC Premier has launched a (targeted?) 25% bonus on points transfers to Avios. This is a little surprising, since in October 2016 they said that they were ending their annual 50% […]

Bits: get tier points and a flat bed on FRA-MAD, Virgin / Avis deal, Hyatt partners with Small Luxury Hotels

News in brief: Fly Frankfurt to Madrid in LATAM business class for £172 return LATAM, previous LAN, is a oneworld partner airline.  You can use Avios points to redeem for its flight from Madrid to Santiago, Chile, amongst other routes. It also has an impressive […]

My review of the new Hyatt Centric Madrid hotel

This is my review of the new Hyatt Centric hotel in Madrid. I needed a hotel for two nights in Madrid last week. There is no stand-out option in the city and cash rates are relatively low at this time of year which made using […]

The free night promo you have literally YEARS to complete ….. Hyatt Brand Explorer

When Hyatt Gold Passport relaunched as World of Hyatt, it added an interesting new promotion which generally passes people by.  It is called Hyatt Brand Explorer. The way that Brand Explorer works is that you receive a voucher for a free night at any Category […]

What are the best hotel promos for July?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  Apologies that this edition is a little later than usual. All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the […]

Holiday Tips 1 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

The sun is out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look at earning miles from credit cards abroad, from foreign currency and when booking airport car parking. For […]

Why the new Hyatt Prive scheme can beat Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts

The point of this article, before I start rambling on, is this – if you can book a hotel in a way which guarantees an upgrade AT THE TIME OF BOOKING, you can save a lot of money because you can book a cheaper room […]

Which hotel chains offer lifetime status? (and the BA criteria revealed too)

Lifetime status is a popular perk among the hotel chains.  Hilton Honors was the latest to jump on the bandwagon in 2015. In general, lifetime status usually requires such a high threshold that you would wonder why such a person would ever want to set foot […]

Bits: new Hertz and Hyatt Amex cashback deals, new Hyatt promo, Marriott Platinum welcome gifts from August

News in brief: New Hertz and Hyatt Amex cashback deals New cashback deals for Hertz car rentals in the UK and Hyatt hotels have appeared on a lot of American Express statements. Hertz is offering £30 cashback when you spend £150+ in the UK by […]

What are the best hotel promos for June?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running. All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Bits: see Goodwood Festival of Speed with Hilton, 40% Hyatt ‘buy points’ bonus, new Virgin routes update

News in brief: Get tickets for Goodwood Festival of Speed with Hilton (EDIT: Sorry, readers had taken the 5 Sunday pairs and remaining 3 Saturday and Friday pairs by 7.15am! Only Thursday remains as at 7.15.) Waldorf Astoria is an official sponsor of the Goodwood […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – World of Hyatt – The Opinion

In my article yesterday, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the World of Hyatt loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – excellent top-tier Globalist benefits including guaranteed suite upgrades, […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – World of Hyatt – The Facts

This is the seventh and last of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two posts on consecutive days. One will list the basic facts of the scheme – basically “How does World of Hyatt work?” – […]

Bits: 40% ‘buy Hyatt points’ bonus is a great Mallorca deal, large number of £1 Europcar rentals available

News in brief: 40% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points means a good Mallorca deal Until 23rd May, Hyatt is offering a 40% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points via this link. This is as big as World of Hyatt bonuses […]