There are lots of ways to earn World of Hyatt bonus points for hotel stays. One way is to take advantage of whatever Hyatt’s current global promotion is. However, there’s another ongoing promotion that can earn you bonus points for stays at new hotels, and this offer is about to get even better than usual.
500 bonus points per night at new Hyatt hotels
On an ongoing basis, World of Hyatt offers 500 bonus points per night at new Hyatt hotels around the world:
- You can find the full list of participating hotels at this link, as it’s constantly being updated (at the moment there are 40+ hotels on the list)
- Generally you can earn bonus points for a period of three to four months after a property opens, as the qualifying dates are listed on Hyatt’s website (the dates are based on your check-out date)
- World of Hyatt members earn 500 bonus points per night automatically, with no registration required
- There’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn this way, as you earn the 500 bonus points each night at any eligible property
- Any “eligible” rate qualifies, which includes any paid or award night that earns elite nights with Hyatt
- It could take three to four weeks for bonus points to post, though in my experience they post much faster than that
The Hyatt Regency Malta is a new property
Limited time: earn double as many points
For a limited time, World of Hyatt is offering better than the standard bonus for stays at new hotels. With the opening of Alila Napa Valley, Hyatt now has 1,000 hotels. To celebrate, between April 1 and June 30, 2021, you can earn 1,000 bonus World of Hyatt points per night at any eligible new Hyatt hotel. There’s no registration required, and as of July 1 Hyatt will go back to offering 500 bonus points.
Is this Hyatt offer worth taking advantage of?
Personally I value World of Hyatt points at 1.5 cents each, so to me this offer is the equivalent of a $7.50 incremental return per night, or during this special promotion, a $15 incremental return per night. That’s probably not a reason to seek out a specific hotel, but it’s certainly a consideration to factor in when you’re doing the math about which hotel you’re going to stay at.
For example, at limited service hotels that retail for well under $100 per night, this is a consideration that could move the needle, along with Hyatt’s other points earning opportunities. Meanwhile for an expensive hotel, odds are that 500-1,000 bonus points per night won’t move the needle much.
Fortunately there’s no registration required with this offer, so you may just be pleasantly surprised when you see some bonus points in your World of Hyatt account after a stay.
Personally I review the list of new properties at least once a month. I don’t just do so because I want to earn bonus points, but I also do so because I enjoy keeping up on the latest Hyatt hotel openings, and this is an easy way to do so.
El Capitan is a new Hyatt property
World of Hyatt ordinarily offers 500 bonus points per night when staying at a new property. Hyatt is now celebrating the opening of its 1,000th hotel, and to commemorate that, you can earn 1,000 bonus points per night in the second quarter.
The promotion is generally available for a period of three to four months after a hotel opens, and there’s no registration required. I think it’s always worth keeping an eye on the list, both so you know where new properties are opening (which I always enjoy tracking), and also so you can hopefully earn some bonus points with this offer.
Have you earned bonus World of Hyatt points through the new hotel offer?