Hyatt’s “Big Welcome Back” is official. It’s BIG alright!

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). ­čśë

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.

Comments

  1. Of course there is a limit. The promotion runs for X days and you can only get credit for 1 stay per night. So the number of nights or points you can earn is absolutely not unlimited. And yes, I realize that in a practical sense, the limit is pretty high for 99.99% of the population. Since I won’t get anywhere near the limit, I am even too lazy to spend a minute to calculate it for you. Instead I spend that minute ranting here ­čśë

  2. Hyatt has Two Nights for One Free every year, but usually in the fall. This is a great deal. Note of caution for those coming back or new to Hyatt. In the full sized hotel properties (excluding Hyatt Place) many now have little boxes of candy sitting out in the room. Be warned. They sit on sensors, and if you touch the box and move it slightly, you are automatically charged.
    The front desk clerk insisted there was a small card in the room telling of this, but we never saw one. The charge was removed, mainly because we are diamond members, but I found this tantamount to a mugging on paper. It’s a sly way to earn revenue and I hope Hyatt reconsiders.

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