Meanwhile Hyatt Gold Passport has been fairly tight-lipped about their promotion, other than announcing that it will debut on Monday, January 12, 2015. Hyatt is one of my two primary hotel chains, so I’m especially curious about their promotion so that I can plan my first quarter hotel stays accordingly.
For the past couple of years most Hyatt promotions have been capped at a fairly low reward threshold, like 20 nights, in which case it doesn’t really impact my decisions, since I’ll exceed that threshold either way.
Even though Hyatt hasn’t been sharing many details on the promotion, they have been promoting it pretty heavily, including on their Facebook page, where they posted the following a couple of days ago:
New year, new exciting promotion! We’re less than a week away from one of our best. #StayMorePlayMore coming soon!
Now on one hand I don’t read too much into marketing hype, but at the same time saying that the promotion is “one of [their] best” is a pretty strong statement. For the past couple of years Hyatt’s promotions have almost across the board offered up to 2,500 bonus points per night for up to 20 nights, though they’ve always been packaged slightly differently. These included the following promotions:
- Fall 2014: 50,000 bonus points after 20 nights
- Spring 2014: 50,000 bonus points or four free night certificates valid Category 1-4 after 20 nights
- Fall 2013: 50,000 bonus points after 20 nights
- Spring 2014: 45,000 bonus points after 45 nights
If it were just the same type of promotion as in the past, I’d hope they wouldn’t say “it’s one of [the] best.” Heck, given the promotions offered by other chains, I’d be thrilled with the return of a “50,000 points after 20 nights” style promotion.
I guess we’ll find out on Monday!
Anyone want to wager a guess — will the promotion basically be along the same lines as the ones we’ve seen the past couple of years, or are we actually expecting something that’s among their best yet?