Hyatt Q1 Stay More, Earn More Promo With Credit Card Incentive

by on January 26, 2012 · 27 comments

in Chase, Hyatt

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Last night the Oneworld Mega Do domestic portion kicked off with a party at the Dallas Ft. Worth Airport Hyatt Regency. Hyatt is the hotel sponsor of the event, so naturally Gold Passport head Jeff Zidell addressed the crowd and unveiled their new spring promotion.

I was able to snap a picture before he flipped the slide, but it’s at an angle so here’s the key information:

1) The promo is based on nights, not stays
2) Bonuses are cumulative, so you get each level threshold when you hit those number of nights, plus any prior bonuses
3) You get a 25% bonus if you have the Chase Hyatt Visa 

4 nights = 4,000 point bonus plus 1,000 if you have the credit card
8 nights = 8,000  additional bonus points plus 2,000 additional if you have the credit card
12 nights = 12,000 additional bonus points plus 3,000 additional if you have the credit card
16 nights = 20,000 additional bonus points plus 5,000 additional if you have the credit card
Total haul if you do 16 nights would be 44,000 plus 11,000 if you have the credit card

My Take
This is a pretty decent promotion, especially compared to the competition. Starwood is currently offering a double/triple promotion through April 8, 2012 that gives double points on stays of 2 nights or less and triple for 3 days or more. The Starwood promotion favors those with expensive stays that stay at least 3 nights in a row, whereas Hyatt is better for those who may have a bunch of different 1 night stays – even at cheap properties.

Hyatt also has lower thresholds for their top hotels – only 22,000 points for their nicest properties including Park Hyatt Paris and Maldives.

This also gives a solid incentive to get the Hyatt Visa, which I was going to apply for anyway during my next round of credit card applications. As a Diamond member, the sign-up bonus is 2 nights in a suite after $1,000 spend within the first 3 months at any Hyatt after my first purchase. Plus, you get an additional 3 Hyatt points per dollar spent at Hyatt and the card does not have foreign transaction fees. It does have a $75 annual fee, but you get a free night at a category 1-4 night every year upon renewal, which more than pays for the annual fee.

Current Platinum members get 2 award nights and two suite upgrades after first purchase.

Non-elites get 1 night free after first purchase and another night after spending $1,000 within 3 months.

Hyatt Card Sign-up Bonuses Based on Elite Status

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  • Mitch B

    Seems like a decent Q1 promotion. My question, which may be a dumb one…do you have to use the Hyatt Visa to pay for the room or just have one? Wondering for those of us who have to use corporate cards.

  • Anonymous

    No need to use it- you just need to have the card

  • MJM

    did he say what the dates for the promo would be?

  • Peterklm

    this promo is not listed on the site? is there a special link?

  • Gav

    I am play from my Hyatt visa from last year. Do I get suite upgrades? I did get two free nights. Is the suite upgrade only for applicants now?

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  • Craig

    I have a question about the Hyatt card sign up bonus. If you get the card when you are a Diamond, the sign up bonus is 2 nights in a suite. However, what if you are not Diamond when you get the card, but become Diamond before redeeming the sign up bonus? Do you then get the 2 nights in a suite bonus?

  • James

    So per night bonus earnings are as follows:
    4 nights, 1000 or 1200/night for cc holders
    8 nights, 1500 or 1875/night
    12 nights, 2000 or 2500/night
    16 nights, 2750 or 3438/night.

    kind of looks like a make-up for the good o’ G-bonus program discontinued last year, eh?

  • PointsAmateur

    This doesn’t also factor in the points you would earn if you book the nights on the Hyatt Chase card, correct? So the potential points earned exceed the 55K points earned if you stay 16 nights. Might be worth a mattress runs considering there are a few cheap Hyatts in southern CA.

  • BreadCity

    I think that as frequent hotel guests, we should be aware that some of these hotel chains treat their workers like dirt. There is a boycott of Hyatt hotels right now across the country.

  • Gave

    They should be grateful they have a job. There are people in China willing to work longer hours for 1/100 pay.

  • BreadCity

    you’re an idiot.

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  • freqflyercoll

    When do you have to get the card? Do you have to get it before the promo period, or some other date? Or as long as you apply and get the card during the promo period, you will get the bonus points?

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  • Scott Bernard

    Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

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    Hyatt Regency Hong Kong

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    Grand Hyatt Bali

  • Ilana F.

    Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City

  • AFriedman

    Hyatt Regency London

  • JFW

    Park Hyatt Maldives

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  • Dave Golden

    We have a trip to Kauai coming up in Jan, 2013. We just received our two Hyatt cards, good for 4 nights after our purchases. Our mother wants to sign up for one as well and gift us the certificates. What is the best way to combine all certificates into one stay? Thanks.

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