World of Hyatt has just revealed the details of its next global promotion. The good news is that the new promotion is launching the day after the current promotion ends. The bad news is that for most World of Hyatt members it won’t be quite as generous as the previous promotion, which doesn’t really come as a surprise.
Keep in mind that all of this complements World of Hyatt reducing elite requirements by half for 2021, meaning you can earn Globalist status with just 30 elite qualifying nights.
New World of Hyatt Bonus Journeys promotion
The new World of Hyatt Bonus Journeys promotion will be valid for stays between March 1 and June 15, 2021. With this promotion, World of Hyatt members can earn:
- 2,000 bonus World of Hyatt points after every two qualifying nights; these nights don’t have to be consecutive, but rather a running tally is kept
- Those with the World of Hyatt Credit Card (review) can earn 2,500 bonus World of Hyatt points after every two qualifying nights (so that’s 25% more points)
- All members can earn one free night award valid at a Category 1-4 hotel after the first 10 qualifying nights during the promotion period; this will be valid for up to 180 days after issuance
There are some more things to be aware of with the Hyatt Bonus Journeys promotion:
- Registration is required between February 23 and May 15, 2021
- The promotion is valid for stays at all Hyatt properties, participating MGM Resorts, Small Luxury Hotels of the World locations, and Lindblad Expeditions
- Any stay booked directly with Hyatt, including an award stay, qualifies towards this promotion
- Previously booked stays qualify, so it’s fine if you booked before the promotion period started, as long as you register prior to check-out of your first stay
- There’s no limit to how many bonus World of Hyatt points you can earn
- Bonus points will post two to three weeks after an eligible stay
Earn 2,000-2,500 bonus points after every two qualifying nights
Crunching the numbers on Hyatt’s new promotion
How good is the new World of Hyatt promotion? For context, I value World of Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each. So how does the math work out on this promotion?
- If you don’t have the World of Hyatt Card you can earn an average of 1,000 bonus points per night, which is like an incremental $15 return
- If you do have the World of Hyatt Card you can earn an average of 1,250 bonus points per night, which is an incremental $18.75 return
- That doesn’t factor in the Category 1-4 free night award after 10 qualifying nights; a Category 4 stay could cost up to 15,000 points, so that’s up to 1,500 points of extra value for the first 10 nights (but some discount should be applied to that valuation)
All of this is in addition to the usual opportunities to earn World of Hyatt points for stays:
- World of Hyatt members earn 5x points per dollar spent at Hyatts
- Elite members receive further bonuses — Discoverists earn an extra 0.5x points per dollar spent, Explorists earn an extra 1.0x points per dollar spent, and Globalists earn an extra 1.5x points per dollar spent
- If you pay with the World of Hyatt Credit Card (review) you earn an extra 4x World of Hyatt points per dollar spent
This promotion is especially lucrative for those redeeming points (since you can earn bonus points on award stays), as well as for those who stay a lot at properties that don’t have a high nightly rate (because 1,000-1,250 bonus points per night is a better return if you’re paying $80 per night than if you’re paying $800 per night).
This promotion is especially good for stays at less expensive Hyatts
Yes, World of Hyatt’s other promos are coming to an end
It’s worth acknowledging that World of Hyatt has offered some truly phenomenal promotions in recent months, and those are scheduled to come to an end as of February 28, 2021:
- Since October 1, 2020, World of Hyatt has offered 3x points on all stays, and 4x points on stays at resorts for those with the World of Hyatt Card
- Since October 1, 2020, World of Hyatt has offered double elite qualifying nights on all stays towards 2021 status
- Since July 8, 2020, World of Hyatt has offered free parking on all stays for World of Hyatt Globalist members, and free parking on award stays for all World of Hyatt members
- Since July 8, 2020, World of Hyatt has offered a 15% rebate on award stays for all members, and a 25% rebate on award stays for those with the World of Hyatt Card
Yes, Hyatt’s other amazing promos are coming to an end
Other World of Hyatt offers to take advantage of
In addition to the new Hyatt Bonus Journeys promotion, keep in mind the other ongoing offers from World of Hyatt:
- On an ongoing basis you can earn 500 bonus points when you stay at a new Hyatt hotel
- On an ongoing basis you can earn a free Category 1-4 free night when you stay at five new Hyatt brands
- American AAdvantage and World of Hyatt have a partnership, allowing you to earn bonus American miles for Hyatt stays
- You can maximize value with Hyatt stays by booking through the Hyatt Privé program
There are rewards for staying at new brands, like Alila
Other ways to earn World of Hyatt points
If you’re looking to earn more World of Hyatt points, the good news is that Hyatt points are pretty easy to come by.
There are lots of great ways to earn World of Hyatt points
World of Hyatt has just announced the details of its next global promotion, which launches the day after the current promotion ends. World of Hyatt will offer 2,000-2,500 bonus points after every two qualifying nights, plus the ability to earn a Category 1-4 free night certificate after 10 qualifying nights.
While it’s fantastic to see World of Hyatt introducing a new promotion without any sort of a break, it’s still kind of sad to see World of Hyatt’s current outrageously generous promotions come to an end, offering everything from up to quadruple points, to free parking, to discounts on award stays.
World of Hyatt leadership deserves a huge round of applause for the ways in which it has engaged members throughout the pandemic. I trust we’ll see some more good promotions in the coming weeks and months, but for the time being I’m just happy to see that we can expect something in March and beyond.
What do you make of the new World of Hyatt Bonus Journeys promotion?