Hyatt Place London Heathrow – 1

Hyatt Furloughs Two Thirds Of Corporate Staff

Just a few days ago Marriott announced plans to furlough two thirds of corporate staff, and now Hyatt is doing the same. The hotel industry is obviously struggling immensely, and has asked for $250 billion in government aid. It has been revealed that…

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Calala Island Nicaragua – 127

Review: Calala Island Nicaragua

At last it's time for my review of Calala Island. I never thought I'd travel to a private island off the coast of Nicaragua for vacation, but when World of Hyatt points became redeemable here, I couldn't say no. In the previous installment I shared the…

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Park Hyatt Milan – 10

World Of Hyatt Delays Peak Pricing, Adds Flexibility

In light of the evolving coronavirus situation, Hyatt has announced a more flexible booking policy, as well as some positive developments for World of Hyatt members. Hyatt is following the lead of Hilton and IHG with adjusting policies to allow for maximum…

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Hyatt Place Managua – 25

Review: Hyatt Place Managua

I'll keep this review relatively short, because our stay was short. Friday night we had a quick overnight in Managua, as we were arriving at around 9PM, and had to be back at the airport by 5:30AM for our flight, as we were enroute to Calala Island.…

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Park Hyatt Paris – 18

American & Hyatt Offering Status Fast Track Promo

American AAdvantage and World of Hyatt have a cool partnership that offers reciprocal benefits, and today the two programs have announced a new fast track opportunity. In 2019 American Airlines and Hyatt launched a partnership, offering reciprocal benefits…

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Park Hyatt Sydney Watermark

Should You Get The Hyatt Or IHG Credit Card?

There's lots of value to having hotel credit cards, including elite status and in some cases free night certificates. Two of my favorite hotel credit cards are The World of Hyatt Credit Card (review) and the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card (review).…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Card Comparisons
Alila Jabal Akhdar

Why Hyatt Globalist Is My Favorite Hotel Status

Over the past couple of years we've seen some significant changes to hotel loyalty programs. Some hotel loyalty programs have upped their game, while others have gotten worse. As of 2020 I'm most loyal to Hyatt, while Hilton and Marriott are my back-up…

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Andaz Mayakoba – 38

Review: Andaz Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Last weekend Ford and I decided we wanted to get out of town. I started looking at options on Friday morning, and a few hours later we were on a flight to Cancun for our three night stay at the Andaz Mayakoba. This is a Hyatt property I had heard a lot…

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Park Hyatt Auckland 3

Park Hyatt Auckland Opening Delayed (Again)

This is an exciting time for new Park Hyatt openings. Just recently the Park Hyatt Kyoto and Park Hyatt Niseko opened, which I'm both looking forward to visit (eventually). Another Park Hyatt that has been highly anticipated has had its opening delayed...…

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Park Hyatt Shenzhen

Buy World Of Hyatt Points For 25% Off (Last Chance)

In late January, World of Hyatt launched their latest promotion on purchased points, which is also their first such promotion of 2020. If you've been considering this promotion but haven't yet made a purchase, note that it expires on Saturday, so you…

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Le Meridien Dhaka Watermark

Top Hotel Credit Cards Offering Elite Status (2020)

I've written about the best hotel credit cards offering free nights, either as an annual benefit, or as a reward for reaching certain spending thresholds. In many cases these anniversary free night certificates can more than justify the annual fees on…

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Filed Under: American Express, Chase
Park Hyatt Kyoto

My Hotel Status Strategy For 2020

I've been thinking lately about my hotel loyalty strategy for 2020. I think the reason this has been on my radar is because my Marriott Ambassador status expires as of the end of this month, and I'll be dropping down to Titanium. How will that impact…

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Park Hyatt Ningbo

World Of Hyatt Extending Status For Those In Asia

Obviously the coronavirus situation has had a huge impact on travel in Asia, and we've seen all kinds of travel brands issue waivers. However, World of Hyatt is the only loyalty program I know of that's proactively extending status for members as a result…

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Park Hyatt Kyoto

Is Hyatt Bringing Value Back To Points + Cash?

World of Hyatt has today announced some positive changes to Points + Cash awards, after more or less destroying that redemption option in November 2018. As the name suggests, with Points + Cash you can redeem part World of Hyatt points and part cash…

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Park Hyatt St Kitts – 6

Hyatt Peak Award Pricing Launches March 22, 2020

World of Hyatt is my favorite hotel loyalty program, and Globalist with them is my favorite top tier status. The program has maintained its value pretty well, though over time they have announced some changes. In early December I wrote about how Hyatt…

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World Of Hyatt 2020 Hotel Category Changes

It's not unusual to see hotel loyalty programs adjust which hotels belong in which categories every year. For example, just last week Marriott Bonvoy announced their 2020 hotel category changes, and now World of Hyatt has announced their 2020 category…

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Park Hyatt Paris Watermark

Hyatt Guest Of Honor: How Does It Work? (2020)

Guest of Honor is a benefit available exclusively to World of Hyatt Globalist members, and it's one of my favorite perks offered by any hotel loyalty program. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at how Guest of Honor works, and what makes it…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Andaz Maui – 2

Hyatt Bonus Journeys Promo: Earn Double Points & More

World of Hyatt has just announced the details of their next global promotion, called "Bonus Journeys." This is very similar to the promotion that Hyatt offered last spring, and not that different to the promotion they offered last fall either. With World…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hotel Deals
The Edison George Town Penang – 6

Review: The Edison Hotel George Town Penang

Here's an instance of a hotel that I found to be absolutely lovely, but that I wouldn't stay at again, because it just isn't for me. I had about 24 hours in Penang, so I needed a hotel for one night. Based on feedback from readers and my own research,…

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