Some links to products and partners on this website will earn an affiliate commission.
World of Hyatt has launched a new promotion aimed at members with points to spend. Between 8 July and 8 October, 2020, you will receive a rebate of 15% when redeeming points on: Free Night Awards, Points + Cash stays, room upgrades, dining and spa services, Exhale classes and spa therapies, FIND experiences and Lindblad excursions.
Registration is required! You can do that by clicking here to be taken to the promo webpage. You must register before 1 September, 2020.
The most relevant element of this promotion is standard award nights. As a reminder, Hyatt has 8 award categories with prices ranging from 5,000 points per night for a Category 1 hotel, to 60,000 points per night for a premium suite in a Category 7 hotel (such as the Park Hyatt Tokyo or New York):
How Will I Get my 15% Back?
Once you have completed your award stay, you should receive “Bonus Points” totalling 15% of the number of points spent. (“Bonus points” means that they won’t count for elite status purposes – although the award nights will of course)
Therefore, a 5,000 point award night will receive 750 bonus points, resulting in a net cost of 4,250 points. A 60,000 point stay will earn you 9,000 points, resulting in a net cost of 51,000 points…
There is a bit of fine print, however. You can only earn a maximum of 30,000 “points back” – i.e. 200,000 total points spent on award nights.
Don’t Forget the Other Hyatt Promo
Hyatt is also running a promotion offering triple points to all members and 2,500 bonus points for the first stay made by elite members. So… if you happen to have elite status and book an award stay, not only will you receive 15% of the points back, but you will earn an additional 2,500 points on your first stay.
The Bottom Line
Of course many hotels have low occupancy and some aren’t even open at the moment. So a 15% discount isn’t overly generous. But when you consider how most hotel chain promotions are aimed at getting you to spend money on paid rooms, it’s still nice to receive a little bonus when spending those hard-earned points…