Hyatt Data Breach and The Importance of Checking Your Statements

Update: About a month following Hyatt’s data breach, management has finally released a list of all of its properties that were affected. Management also issued a statement, reading in part: The investigation identified signs of unauthorized access to payment card data from cards used onsite at certain Hyatt-managed locations, primarily at restaurants, between August 13, 2015 and…

Get 10% Off Hyatt Gift Cards Through Tomorrow

Now through tomorrow, Thursday, December 24, you can purchase Hyatt gift cards at a 10% discount when you enter the promo code GPGIFT15 at checkout. The promo code works on physical gift cards, e-gift cards and check certificates. Check certificates, if you’re unaware, are generally accepted at more locations that Hyatt gift cards, but may be more…

Three European Cities (Almost Entirely) on Points and Miles

Last month, TPG Contributor Adam Erace burned a mix of miles, bonus nights and other loyalty-program and credit-card benefits for a three-city, three-country holiday in London, Istanbul and Paris — the latter, unfortunately, during the recent terror attacks. Here’s how Erace planned a luxurious European vacation with minimal cash outlay — and managed to get home amidst a city-wide emergency. Since I discovered this website two…

Hyatt’s Taking Gold Passport Offline Next Week

It’s perfectly normal for a loyalty program to go offline for maintenance for a few hours once in a while, but nearly an entire work week? That’s going to hurt, Hyatt — especially with all of us new Diamond members trying to book stays! Hyatt announced the downtime in a Flyertalk post this morning, explaining…

5 of The Best-Value Points Hotels in Boston

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in Boston using points and miles.  With an Irish bar on every block, fantastic seafood, winning sports teams and some of the country’s top universities, it’s no wonder that more than 15 million travelers…

The Amazing Etihad Residence, an Airport Customs Snafu & 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:…

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals from Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott and Starwood

Happy Black Friday! As you emerge from yesterday’s turkey-induced coma, you’ll find that plenty of hotel-related details are up and running online. Keep reading for a rundown on the offers from each major brand, all of which will be available through Cyber Monday. And be sure to check out Nick Ewen’s post on the best…

Winter 2015 Buy Points and Miles Promotions Wrap-Up: Are They Worth It?

The approaching holiday season typically brings a plethora of limited-time offers and special deals on a variety of purchases. Fortunately this also includes the points and miles universe. Some of these involve shopping portals (like United’s current promotion), but many others have been announced this month that involve purchasing or gifting points or miles. Today…

Get Eight Suite Upgrade Awards with the Hyatt Diamond Match

Yesterday, we reported that Hyatt was offering an instant match to Diamond status if you currently hold a similar elite status from a competing chain. Hyatt’s most generous offer in quite some time was obviously in response to last week’s Marriott/Starwood merger announcement, and the outcry from Starwood Preferred Guest members that followed. However, Hyatt…