Hyatt has just announced a couple of cool new promotions for World of Hyatt members.
Earn 500 points when staying at a new hotel
Starting May 1, 2019, World of Hyatt is offering 500 bonus points when you stay at a new Hyatt hotel anywhere in the world.
You can find the latest list of new hotels at worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus, and also listed on that page are the dates over which you’ll earn bonus points for a stay at a new property (it’s typically for a few months). Hyatt recommends checking back frequently, as new hotels are added.
There’s no registration required, so you’ll automatically earn these points if staying at an eligible property. Personally I value World of Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each, so that’s like an incremental $7.50 return on an eligible stay.
Obviously that’s not a huge deal, though it can be combined with all of Hyatt’s other promotions, so it’s a nice add-on. For example, you can combine this with Hyatt’s current global promotion (valid through May 15, 2019), or with Hyatt’s promotion for 2,000 bonus points when staying at one of their new brands.
50% off Miraval redemptions
In 2017, World of Hyatt formed an awesome partnership with Miraval, which is a wellness resort. In the meantime Miraval has expanded, and there’s a great offer for World of Hyatt members.
World of Hyatt members looking to visit Miraval Arizona or Miraval Austin can either score a discounted award redemption or earn bonus points on a paid stay. Specifically, starting May 1, 2019, and for check-outs by August 31, 2019:
- World of Hyatt members who book their stay using World of Hyatt points at a Miraval resort will receive 50% of their redeemed points back (so you need the full required points up front, but will be refunded after the fact)
- World of Hyatt members who book an eligible paid stay at a Miraval resort will earn double World of Hyatt points, so that’s 10 World of Hyatt points per dollar spent, before factoring in any elite bonuses
No registration is required for either of these offers.
For context, here are the standard World of Hyatt redemption rates at Miraval properties:
- 45,000 World of Hyatt points per night for a standard room, single occupancy
- 75,000 World of Hyatt points per night for a suite, single occupancy
- 20,000 World of Hyatt points per night for the second guest
This includes accommodation, a $175 per person per day resort credit, unlimited meals and snacks, and over 120 wellness activities and classes each week.
So with this promotion you’d be looking at paying 32,500 World of Hyatt points for a standard room with double occupancy, after factoring in the 50% rebate. Based on my valuation of 1.5 cents per point, that’s like paying ~$487.50 per night here.
This does seem to be a solid deal compared to the paid rates. For example, over the summer the cheapest rate I see for double occupancy at Miraval Austin is $798+, and that doesn’t include the outrageous 37.25% in taxes, fees, and surcharges on top of that.
I was initially intrigued, but after taking a closer look at the website I see this:
Miraval is a digital device-free property. Upon arriving onsite, you will be asked to sign our policy, which includes use digital devices in designated areas only.
In all honesty, some disconnecting might just be good for me! 😉
These are some great offers from Hyatt. For those staying at a new Hyatt property, you might as well pick up an extra 500 points. Meanwhile for those looking to stay at a Miraval property, getting 50% off a points redemption is definitely the better deal here, given how expensive Miraval is otherwise.
Anyone plan on taking advantage of either of these Hyatt promos?