Hyatt posted the following on their Facebook page today, in response to a couple of people asking when we can expect the next big Hyatt promotion:
So while there has been endless speculation about what Hyatt’s first quarter promotion will be, it seems we have our answer — there won’t really be one, though instead it will be a (mostly) second quarter/Spring promotion.
Also, based on the way they describe it, I doubt it will be a Faster Free Nights/Big Welcome Back type promotion, whereby you get one night free after every two stays, which is just too lucrative. Instead, it seems like it’ll be some sort of points based promotion, maybe similar to the Great 10K promotion they had in the fall.
I can’t blame Hyatt, they’ve been incredibly generous in the past and offer great elite benefits. At the same time, I certainly won’t be making any “mattress” run stays at Hyatt properties in the meantime, and will be focusing my “legitimate” stays on Priority Club hotels, because I have more incentive to stay there at the moment. Furthermore, I’m guessing Hyatt didn’t feel much pressure, based on the fairly lame promotions that Starwood and Hilton are running.
Guess I won’t be qualifying for “double” Diamond this year, though I am hoping they at least make the second quarter promotion a decent one.