Over the summer, Hyatt introduced the “Work from Hyatt” concept, offering special rates and private workspaces for those who want to stay at a Hyatt for at least seven nights. Now Hyatt has introduced another rate concept, which many may like, especially given that this opens up the ability to affordably earn status.
Hyatt’s new “Office for the Day” rates
Through May 31, 2021, more than 400 Hyatt hotels in the Americas will offer day rates, intended to allow people to use Hyatt hotel rooms as their office. To see if a hotel is eligible and to book, simply enter special offer code “OFFICE” at the time of booking.
These new rates come with the following benefits:
- A guest room from 7AM until 7PM, with a workspace (you also receive a high-floor room with a view, subject to availability)
- Complimentary high speed wifi
- A 50% discount on self or valet parking
- A 15% discount on food & beverage (on up to $300 of spending)
- Complimentary in-room bottled water, coffee, and tea
- Access to hotel amenities, including the gym and pool
- Access to business facilities, including printers, scanners, and fax machines
- Standard World of Hyatt in-hotel benefits, including the ability to earn points and elite nights
- Flexible cancelations at no charge up to 24 hours before scheduled arrival
How expensive are Hyatt “Office for the Day” rates?
Hyatt advertises that rates start at $65, though in my experience they’re all over the place, both lower and higher.
First of all, when you go to make a booking, you’ll still have to pretend that you’re doing an overnight search (Hyatt’s IT doesn’t seem to allow bookings that check-in and check-out on the same day). So pretend you’re making an overnight booking, though be aware that your stay is only valid for the check-in day.
At some hotels I see rates starting at $59 per day…
At other hotels I see rates starting at $133 per day…
This is great if you’re going for status
In addition to this potentially being useful for people looking for a place to work, this is potentially great for those looking to “mattress run” as well:
- You’ll earn World of Hyatt points at the standard rates with this, including bonus points through Bonus Journeys
- With Bonus Journeys you can also earn double elite nights between January 1 and February 28, 2021
- In 2021, World of Hyatt is only requiring 30 nights to earn Globalist status
- In other words, working from a Hyatt for 15 days in the first two months of 2021 could earn you Globalist status
It could get even easier than that, when you consider all the strategies there are to earn Globalist status easily, especially when you incorporate the World of Hyatt Credit Card (review).
Hyatt has introduced a new rate plan that allows you to book an office for the day. Some might find to be useful in general, as a way to get out of the house and have some peace and quiet.
Beyond that, this could be incredibly valuable for those looking to earn points or status. Booking a room for the day will earn you the same elite credits as an overnight stay, and in early 2021 you’re looking at potentially earning double elite nights, all while elite requirements are half of what they’d usually be.
Anyone plan to use Hyatt “Office for the Day” rates, either as a way to get work done, or as a way to earn Globalist status?