Hyatt Announces Free Nights or Bonus Points Winter Promotion January 15- April 30, 2014

by on December 17, 2013 · 12 comments

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In my opinion, hotel promotions have become more and more boring lately, with most just offering a handful of points here and there. Gone are the days of free nights after only a couple stays or really lucrative bonuses that actually incentivize you to book stays in order to hit new promotion levels.

Hyatt announced their January-April 2014 promotion and it is better than I expected it to be! There are two options:

Free Nights
Earn a free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel worldwide after every five nights. Enjoy four free nights after you stay a maximum of 20 nights. Redeem free nights with no blackout dates through July 31, 2014.  In 2014, category 4 hotels will cost 15,000 points a night, so getting a free stay after 5 nights is like getting an extra 3,000 points per night- pretty lucrative! However, you need to use the free nights by July 31, which isn’t a huge window, but if you can swing it and you have a category 1-4 hotel stay on the horizon, this could be really lucrative. Click here to see a list of hotels by category.

Hyatt's new award chart starting January 7, 2014

Hyatt’s new award chart starting January 7, 2014

Or, Choose Bonus Points
5 Nights= 5,000 bonus points
10 Nights + 10,000 Points = 15,000 total promotion bonus points
15 Nights + 15,000 Points = 30,000 total promotion bonus points
20 Nights + 20,000 Points = 50,000 total promotion bonus points

Registration begins on January 9, 2014 and there is no link to the promotion until that time.

The Best Option?
It really depends how many nights you plan to stay during the promotion period. For 5 nights, I’d probably take the free night option, but if you’re going to hit all 20 nights, I’d probably rather have 50,000 points to use at my leisure than 4 free nights that need to be used by July 31 and have a maximum value of 60,000 points. Overall, I like options and I think this is much, much better than Starwood’s planned promotion of up to 15,000 points for 25 nights (yawn, yawn, yawn). I’m hoping the other chains announce more lucrative promotions!

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  • Greg

    Better then many of the recent promotions, so I am happy with that. Its too bad they exclude Category 5 and above hotels. The hotels I usually want to stay at are the Category 5 and above.

    I will take the points too. Also I am presuming that cash & point stays will count for the promotion.

  • EJ

    “Gone are the days of free nights after only a couple stays…” Marriott constantly runs promotions where you get a free night after only two paid nights. I earned seven free nights in 2013 alone.

  • monkeybreeze

    “Earn a free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel worldwide after every five nights” – does the 5 nights have to be consecutive or can we break it up?

  • AK

    Would stays booked now for Feb count toward the number or required stsys or do the stays need to be booked after registration opens?

  • thepointsguy

    Hey do not have to be consecutive

  • thepointsguy

    Existing stays will count

  • AK

    What month should you finish Hyatt stays to maximize your diamond status?

  • AK

    What month is best to finish the required number of stays to maximize your diamond status? I am currently diamond.

  • MMG

    Free night at a category 1-4 is really not enticing to me at all.

  • Alvaro

    Does Hyatt count multiple rooms booked for family as separate nights for status purposes like spg?

  • epaminondas3294

    Do you have to register for this promotion or are all Hyatt Gold Passport members automatically enrolled in the promotion?

  • Brett Harvey

    Agreed, seems like they’re copying Marriott Brand. Should be 1 – 6, and less nights like back in the day, Every 2 Nights :)

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