After a summer without a global promotion, Hyatt has finally announced the details of their fall promotion. It’s valid for stays between September 9 and November 30, 2013, and offers tiered bonuses based on how many nights you stay.
The tiered bonuses look as follows:
Registration for the promotion will open on September 9 (I’ll post a reminder) and be open till October 31, 2013. The best thing about Hyatt promotions is that there’s no list of excluded properties.
What’s also interesting is that this is the first global promotion Hyatt has run since when they launched their credit card where they’re not offering a bonus for credit card members. In the past they offered up to a 20% bonus on promotions just for having their co-branded credit card.
So is this Faster Free Nights from a few years ago? Nope. But it’s not half bad either. Through Starwood’s fall “Take Two” promotion you’re earning double base Starpoints plus 2,500 bonus Starpoints after every five nights, up to 10,000 Starpoints. So assuming an average nightly rate of $150, you’d be earning 800 bonus Starpoints per night, but that’s not factoring in the huge list of excluded properties. Meanwhile if you do 20 nights with Hyatt you’re looking at 50,000 bonus points, which is 2,500 bonus points per night. Definitely the better promotion between the two programs, in my opinion.
So while this is definitely more rewarding for extremely frequent guests, I think this is an all around solid promotion.