Many hotel chains’ 2018 promotions are well underway, and Hyatt is joining the party. Hyatt today has announced their first promotion of 2018, called More Bonus Points, Night after Night (clunky name, if you ask me).
With the More Bonus Points, Night after Night promo, you will earn:
- 500 bonus points per night at Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties
- 1,000 bonus points per night at all other Hyatt properties
There is a cap of 25,000 points earned through this promotion, which runs between February 15 and May 15, 2018. Hyatt says that all qualifying nights are eligible, which includes award nights. You will have to register here by March 31, 2018.
This promotion carries a structure that is much simpler than what Hyatt has offered historically; you can benefit whether you only stay at Hyatt once in a while, or if you stay there for weeks on end. In the past, Hyatt’s promos have mostly been been tiered, like 5 nights for 5,000 points, 10 nights fo 10,000 more points, etc., which encourages people to stay more, but have little incentive for leisure travelers. Since the launch of World of Hyatt in 2017, Hyatt has also offered a few promotions, where they simply double all points earned.
If the structure of this promotion seem familiar, it’s because it resembles the welcome amenity Hyatt used to offer their Diamond members under Hyatt Gold Passport. Before the days of World of Hyatt, Diamond members could elect to earn 500 bonus points per stay at Hyatt Place or Hyatt House, or 1,000 bonus points per stay at other Hyatt properties. Hyatt has replaced those amenities with free night awards upon reaching milestones under World of Hyatt.
Personally, I think this is a pretty decent promotion. I value Hyatt points at around 1.6 cents apiece, so at a full service Hyatt property I’d be earning a rebate of about $16, on top of the points I’d otherwise earn. I also like that the promotion awards points per night instead of per stay, which means those with longer stays aren’t punished, per se.
However, unlike the old, tiered bonuses, there is a cap with this promo, which means that even staying 25 nights at full service properties will earn you just 25,000 points. This is in stark contrast to the old tiered promos, where staying 25 nights could earn you 75,000 bonus points. But lamenting about the old days doesn’t do us any good, I suppose.
If Hyatt’s full service portfolio (yet limited footprint) works for you, I think this is a good promotion. If you usually stay for more than one night at a time, this is also a stronger promotion than Hilton’s promo for Q1 2018, which earns you only up to 4,000 bonus points (worth ~$20) per stay.
As always, I’d recommend registering for this offer whether you have upcoming plans to stay at Hyatt or not. You never want to leave points on the table!