Hyatt Bonus Journeys Promo: Earn Triple Points & More

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World of Hyatt has just announced the details of their next global promotion, called “Bonus Journeys.” While Hyatt has offered the Bonus Journeys promotion before, this one is significantly more lucrative than past ones. This is in addition to the World of Hyatt promotion on redeeming points.

Earn Triple Points + Up To 2,500 Bonus Points With New Hyatt Promo

With World of Hyatt’s new Bonus Journeys promotion, you can earn bonus points for stays at properties worldwide during the promotion period:

  • Earn triple points on stays (starting with your second stay), including at all Hyatt hotels across 17 brands, at participating MGM properties, at Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties, and with Lindblad Expedition experiences
  • World of Hyatt elite members can earn 2,500 bonus points on their first stay

As you can see, elite members earn a 2,500 point bonus on their first stay, while all other members earn bonus points starting on their second stay.

In order to take advantage of this promotion, you need to:

There are some further terms to be aware of:

  • You can earn a maximum of 200,000 bonus points during the promotion period
  • Previously booked stays qualify, so it’s fine if you booked before the promotion period started
  • The number of points tripled is determined from base points, and members earn five base points per dollar spent
  • All stays booked directly with Hyatt are qualifying, including free night awards; for a free night award you wouldn’t be earning triple points on the room rate (since the room rate is zero), but you could earn 2,500 bonus points for your first stay if you’re an elite member
  • Bonus points will appear in your World of Hyatt account within two to three weeks

Earn triple points for stays at the Park Hyatt Paris

As Amy Weinberg, the SVP of World of Hyatt, describes this promo:

“Now more than ever, it’s our priority to stay close to members to understand what they care about most in order to confidently begin planning future travel. Whether it’s taking a special trip to reconnect with family and friends or a weekend getaway to explore nearby sights, we recognize how important it is for our members to feel confident and have peace of mind when they stay at Hyatt hotels. We are taking extra precautionary measures and continue to adjust our policies in an effort to ensure our guests can enjoy a safe and stress-free experience, both inside the hotel experience and beyond. Bonus Journeys is another way we can help our members look forward to the journeys ahead while recognizing their continued loyalty to Hyatt. We are excited to warmly welcome our members when they are ready to travel.”

Crunching The Numbers On Hyatt’s New Promo

World of Hyatt members ordinarily earn five base points per dollar spent at all brands. On top of that:

  • Earning triple points would equate to an extra 10 points per dollar
  • Elite members receive further bonuses — Discoverists earn an extra 0.5 points per dollar, Explorists earn an extra 1.0 points per dollar, and Globalists earn an extra 1.5 points per dollar
  • If you pay with the World of Hyatt Credit Card (review) you earn an extra four World of Hyatt points per dollar spent

In other words, during this promotion a Globalist member paying with Hyatt’s credit card would be earning 20.5 World of Hyatt points per dollar spent, starting with the second stay. That’s a solid return.

For what it’s worth, I value World of Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each. That means:

  • 20.5 World of Hyatt points per dollar spent equate to a 30.75% return on Hyatt spending
  • 2,500 bonus points on the first night for elite nights equates to a return of $37.50

Combine This With Other Hyatt Promos

While this is Hyatt’s big upcoming global promotion, note that you can combine this promotion with many other promos that Hyatt has been offering, including:

There are rewards for staying at new brands, like Alila

Other Ways To Earn World Of Hyatt Points

If you’re looking to earn World of Hyatt points beyond stays, the good news is that points are pretty easy to come by.

In addition to being able to earn World of Hyatt points with the World of Hyatt Credit Card (review), you can also transfer over points from Ultimate Rewards.

Earn Hyatt points

See this post for everything you need to know about earning Hyatt points with credit cards.

There are lots of great ways to earn World of Hyatt points

Hyatt Bonus Journeys Promo Summary

World of Hyatt’s new global promotion is very generous, for those looking to travel this summer. Hyatt has offered similar promotions in the past, but this one is more generous, as it’s offering triple points at all properties, rather than the double points promotion we’ve seen in the past.

As a World of Hyatt Globalist member I view this all as a 30%+ return on my Hyatt spending, after factoring in credit card rewards.

What do you make of Hyatt’s new Bonus Journeys promotion? Will it cause you to stay at a Hyatt his summer?

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  1. If I have a long cash stay from 6/13 to 7/13, can I book a 5k night at another hotel on 6/15 to trigger the first night requirement?

  2. @Andy, yes, you can. I did that very thing during their ‘double points’ promotion in February of this year.

  3. @ Andy — You’d need to break up the stay, since you can’t typically earn points for two different hotels on the same night. So you could book 6/13 to 6/15 at one hotel, 6/15 to 6/16 at another hotel, and then 6/16 through 7/13 back at the first hotel.

  4. @Andy and Ben, oy, vey.

    @Andy, I apologize for misreading your question. I thought you were asking if you could book a 5k stay for a night before your cash stay. Next time, I promise to pay attention to the actual dates employed in the example.

    @Ben, I’m patently useless without two cups of caffeine in me. Thank you for catching my error.

  5. “This promotion is available to invited World of Hyatt members only.”
    Does that mean this promotion is targeted?
    I can register it but it doesn’t show up under my WOH account.

  6. @M – not aware of any public status matches…I high-tailed it from Marriott last year and got to Globalist the hard way, working up. Hyatt CC helps.

    @DP81 – it does not, I asked in the Hyatt FT forum before my MGM stay, no dice

  7. Too bad. I just got back from 4 nights at the Hyatt Regency Hakone. Thinking of checking out the new Hyatt’s in Hokkaido this summer so I better trigger the second stay before that. I will definitely take advantage!

  8. At the end of June we have a 4 night stay at mgm grand. I booked directly with mgm. I am an explorist. Will my stay trigger any of this promotion? Should I pay with my hyatt or amex gold card ? Thank you.

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