Booking A Hyatt Points + Cash Award When There’s No Availability

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen found himself in a difficult situation when a Hyatt Points + Cash award he meant to book mysteriously disappeared… after he’d transferred Chase Ultimate Rewards points to book it. But as he discovered, Hyatt agents can sometimes open up award availability. As always, it never hurts to ask! I’m traveling to…

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Hamburg — Park Suite King

TO THE POINT: We loved staying at the Park Hyatt Hamburg, especially after scoring a $244 rebate thanks to Citi Prestige’s 4th Night Free benefit. The pros: A great location near the city center, spacious accommodations and friendly staff. The cons: none, this hotel was great! Here, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert reviews a…

Check Out Boeing’s New 737 MAX, New American Airlines Credit Cards, Swiss’ 777 and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Review: Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

TO THE POINT: A Category 6 property located on the Hawaii’s Valley Isle, the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort provides everything you’d need for what should have been the perfect family beach getaway. The pros: fabulous sunset views, flower leis at check-in and locally sourced bath products. The cons: a hefty $40 daily resort fee and lousy…

For Hyatt Cardholders Only: Get 10% of Your Points Back on Hyatt Redemptions

Starting today, Hyatt Gold Passport is offering cardholders of the Hyatt Credit Card the chance to receive 10% of their redeemed points back on award or Points + Cash stays through October 31, 2016. To take advantage, visit Hyatt’s website and register for the promo by August 31, 2016. Hyatt recently updated its Gold Passport website, making it…

Hyatt Announces Mid-2016 Award Category Changes

Last week, Hyatt Gold Passport debuted its new website, making the interface and experience of using the site more user-friendly for travelers. And now, like many of the major hotel chains, including IHG, Hilton and Marriott earlier this year, Hyatt has announced that it’s adjusting the award categories for many hotels within its portfolio. As of…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for July 2016

Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. I take into account all the news in the points and miles marketplace as well as any major bonuses or product launches. You can always find a comprehensive roundup of the best deals currently available, as well as specific…

6 Places to Have a Blast on the Fourth of July

Whether you’re looking to bliss out on a sleepy shoreline, cheer at a hot dog-eating contest or run a 5K, TPG Contributor Adam Erace highlights six destinations — besides the usual Fourth of July holiday hotspots like Boston, Philly and D.C. — where you can be sure to have a fantastic Independence Day. 1. New…

Can I Earn Hyatt Status at M Life Properties in Las Vegas?

TPG reader Victor sent me a message on Facebook to ask about a shortcut to earning Hyatt status: “I read that Hyatt Diamond status translates to M Life Platinum status, but does this work the other way around? I’ll likely reach M Life Platinum on my next visit to Las Vegas, and I’m planning a honeymoon at the Andaz in Costa Rica, so it…

Check Out Hyatt’s New Gold Passport Website

If you’re a Hyatt Gold Passport member, chances are that you’ve come in contact with the loyalty program’s website — and probably not had the most user-friendly experience. For a while, the site was outdated, especially when compared with the sites of competitors like SPG. But Hyatt has just released a major refresh that should get Gold Passport members…