While Hyatt’s spring promotion is still running through April 30, they’ve already announced the details of their summer promotion, which offers bonus airline miles instead of bonus points. For stays between May 1 and August 31, 2012, you earn 4x airline miles for your 2nd and 3rd stays, and 5x airline miles for your 4th through 11th stays.
Registration is required prior to your first stay, and you have to register with the airline you want in advance. The links are as follows:
- Air China PhoenixMiles
- Air France KLM Flying Blue
- American AAdvantage
- ANA Mileage Club
- British Airways Executive Club
- China Eastern
- Delta Skymiles
- Etihad Guest
- Lufthansa Miles & More
- Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
- United MileagePlus
You typically earn 500 miles per stay, so through this promotion you’re earning 2,500 miles per stay for your 4th through 11th stays, for a total of 24,500 miles throughout the promotion if you max it out.
While this isn’t a great promotion, it’s something, especially for people like me that frequently make one night stays.
It’s also worth keeping in mind that with Hyatt you earn the 1,000 point Diamond amenity regardless of whether you choose to earn points or miles. Furthermore, if the club lounge is closed (which is the case on weekends at several Hyatts) you earn an additional 2,500 points per stay. So 3,500 Hyatt Gold Passport points plus 2,500 American miles per stay at my local Hyatt really isn’t half bad…
Now we just have to wait and see what promotion SPG comes up with.
Lastly, while we’re on the topic of Hyatt, remember that through May 11 Hyatt is offering a free 90 day Platinum trial for anyone with a Visa Signature card, which gets you free internet, late check-out, and the occasional room upgrade for your stays.
(Tip of the hat to Gary)