Hopefully this isn’t Hyatt’s fourth quarter promotion!

The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort has posted the following on their Facebook wall:

COMING SOON!!! – Hyatt Gold Passport proudly introduces, “The Great 10K” promotion, which will run Sept. 15 thru Dec. 15, 2010. Members can earn 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after every 5 eligible nights. The number of bonus points a member can earn is UNLIMITED & bonus points DO NOT EXPIRE! http://goldpassport….hyatt.com/gp/en/offers/index.jsp

Well, we have been waiting for a Hyatt fourth quarter promotion. It sounds to me like the hotel leaked something a bit too early that they shouldn’t have. An average of 2,000 Gold Passport bonus points per night is actually a fairly generous promotion, but I know almost everyone is hoping for Hyatt’s “Faster Free Nights” promotion, whereby you earn one free night after every two nights. And frankly, such a promotion wouldn’t add any value for me, since I currently select airline miles for most of my Hyatt stays, which would make me ineligible for the bonus points.

Some say that “Faster Free Nights” is a Hyatt fourth quarter tradition, which it is, but I doubt they’re feeling much pressure to offer such a promotion this year given the lack of lucrative promotions offered by the competition.

So not definitively trying to say this is going to be their fourth quarter promotion, but it wouldn’t surprise me. If this is the case, something tells me “Faster Free Nights” will be back with the introduction of their new credit card.

Still crossing my fingers that they’ll have Faster Free Nights!

Comments

  1. This would be a real yawn of a promo. Wouldn’t get me to book a stay at a Hyatt…. It would get priceline bidding a lot of business from me.

  2. Agreed here. I have the 3000 AA miles on my stays so this will mean nothing. Wonder how it’ll affect the loyalty travellers. Everyone will be moving to SPG or similar likely!

  3. 10 nights at Starwood at $150 per night = $1,500.
    $1,500 x 4 points/$1 (3x points bonus) = 6,000 bonus points

    10 nights at Hyatt = 20,000 bonus points

    In general, Hyatt has higher value bonus on per night basis. 20,000 Hyatt points along with additional G bonuses earns a free night anywhere.

  4. My Hyatt personal line agent told me to watch for the credit card which is coming very soon, and that as a diamond member there would be very generous promotions in connection with opening a card account.

    as for the 10k bonus points promotion, well I only chose points for past promotions because work schedules make it impossible for me to redeem the free nights in the time allotted. Therefore, I was getting 2500 extra points per night – so to have it be 2000 in this case isn’t really a giant change.

  5. I’m glad my Royal Ambassador memberhsip was just renewed by InterContinental. No FFNs = No Hyatt for me.

  6. After considering this again… What George said is disconcerting. I’ll get no benefit to this promo since I’m doing it for AA miles too!

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