Hyatt Announces New Fall Promotion: Up to 50,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points

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Hyatt announced their fall promotion, where you can earn up to 50,000 bonus points after staying 20 nights with them. To participate your stays must be between September 9, 2013, and November 30, 2013.

Earn up to 50,000 bonus points with Hyatt this fall.
Earn up to 50,000 bonus points with Hyatt this fall.

You’ll earn 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after your 5th night, an additional 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after your 10th night, an additional 15,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after your 15th night, and an additional 20,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after your 20th night for a possible grand total of 50,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points.

The earning bonus chart:

Total Bonus Points Earned 
5 Nights +  5,000 Bonus Points = 5,000
10 Nights + 10,000 Bonus Points = 15,000
15 Nights + 15,000 Bonus Points = 30,000
20 Nights + 20,000 Bonus Points = 50,000

Qualifying stays include stays at participating Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, or Hyatt Residence Club properties, or any participating M life resort and every property is participating. You must register prior to your stays and registration is expected to open on September 9 through October 31st. The bonus points should post to your account with 2-3 weeks after completing the required number of nights.

My Take
Hotel promotions have been pretty tame lately with lots of properties opting out, so at least all the Hyatt ones are participating in this one and it’s based on nights rather than stays, so even if you just have a couple longer stays, you’re still earning bonus points.

However, you’re only earning a bonus of between 1,000-2,500 points per night depending on how many nights you’re able to complete, so I’m not completely wowed by this promo. You’d have to stay 10 nights to have enough bonus points (15,000) for an award night at a Category 4 property like the Andaz West Hollywood or the Hyatt Olive 8 in Seattle.

Not only that, but there’s no 20% points bonus for Hyatt credit cardholders, which Hyatt has offered in the last couple of promos, so that’s a good bit of points-earning potential that’s disappeared this time around.

Oh, how far we’ve come since the good old days of Hyatt’s super-lucrative promos like the Stay 2 Get 1 Free – which won’t be coming back ever, it looks like.

I’d still say this is better than SPG’s upcoming “Take Two” double points fall promo, which will take place from September 1 – December 15 and offers double Starpoints on eligible stays and 2,500 bonus Starpoints for every five eligible nights— up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints (20 nights) and in which a large number of SPG properties are not participating.

Seems like the lackluster hotel promos just keep lining up with nothing too exciting in sight. Still, might as well sign up for them and strategize your fall stays so you can score what bonuses are available (hey, I’ll never turn down double points or incremental bonuses if I have the stays to rack them up) since your points can still add up faster than you think.

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