As I alluded to earlier in the week, Hyatt has a pretty awesome promotion coming up, and now it’s official (full terms and conditions here). For stays between March 26 and June 30, you can earn either one free night or 5,000 Gold Passport points for every two stays you make. There’s no limit, so the earning potential here is huge. Assuming you have a use for the free nights, it’s obviously a much better value than the points, since top Hyatt properties usually go for 18,000 points per night. The free nights can be redeemed from April 1 through August 31, and it has been made clear by Gold Passport Concierge on FlyerTalk that they won’t be extending the redemption period for this promotion, as they have typically done in the past.
I know what I’ll be doing to take full advantage of this promotion, so not only is it time to book some Hyatt stays, but it’s time to plan another vacation (but of course only after I finish my trip report). 😉
Hyatt really seems to want to put the other hotel chains out of business. No other hotel chain is offering a promotion even remotely as good as this one, so let’s see if Starwood or Priority Club decide to match in some capacity (we all know Hilton and Marriott are a lost cause). If you’re not already an elite with Hyatt, keep in mind they’re offering Platinum trial status so that you don’t have to start from scratch. They want your business. Really.