This is turning out to be quite the day on the hotel front, both good and bad:
- Today is the last day to book Club Carlson second night free awards
- Club Carlson’s award chart devaluation kicked in today
- Registration opened for Starwood’s summer promotion, “Make It Count”
- Starwood announced an awesome Sheraton promotion, “Sheraton Free Weekends”
And it looks like Hyatt is keeping the momentum going, as they are sending out targeted emails for their summer promotion, entitled “Sweet Dreams… Sweet Rewards.” There are several versions of the offer and they seem to be sending out the promotion in batches, so just because you haven’t received an email doesn’t mean you won’t be targeted.
The promotion is valid for stays between June 1 and September 30, 2015.
I seem to be eligible for a promotion which is almost identical to the spring promotion I was targeted for.
Through this promotion I can earn:
- 30,000 bonus points after 15 nights
- 15,000 bonus points after 20 nights (for a total of 45,000 points)
- 20,000 bonus points after 25 nights (for a total of 65,000 points)
To see which version of the promotion you’re eligible for, go to this page and enter your Gold Passport number. The confirmation page should show which version of the promotion you’re eligible for, if any. Upon registering I received the following message:
You are registered to earn 30,000 Hyatt Gold Passport® bonus points after your first 15 eligible nights at any Hyatt hotel worldwide and thousands more for every additional five nights you stay with us, up to 25, from June 1 through September 30, 2015.
If I max out this promotion I earn 65,000 points after 25 nights, which is essentially a bonus of 2,600 Gold Passport points per night. I value Gold Passport points at ~1.5 cents each, so by my valuation that’s an additional bonus of ~$39 per night.
Given how full hotels are, I’d say that’s a pretty darn generous summer promotion.
In the past I wouldn’t have gotten too excited about this promotion, but I certainly had to recalibrate my expectations given the state of the hotel industry. I’d say this is a great summer promotion, and I’ll be sure to stay 25 nights at Hyatts this summer to max out the promotion. Between that and the “Sheraton Free Weekends” promotion, I’m quite excited!
And in general I feel quite rewarded by Hyatt this year:
- By September I’ll have earned two sets of 65,000 point bonuses thanks to their spring and summer promotions
- I’ve received a 20% rebate on my award redemptions this spring
- I received a free night which can be used anywhere in the world for having stayed at 75 unique Hyatt properties
What version of Hyatt’s summer promotion were you targeted for, if any? And how do you feel about it?