Deal alert: Score big savings and free perks on your next Hyatt getaway

Jul 8, 2020

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If you’re feeling cooped up and are planning your post-COVID-19 holiday, there is some great news: Hyatt just announced three new promotions to make your next stay more rewarding. Members can earn up to 25% of their points back on award redemptions, plus free parking on award stays and triple points when dining at participating Hyatt restaurants.

These promotions are valid between now and 8 October 2020. While travelling may not seem feasible at the moment, a lot can happen between now and October. So it’s absolutely worth it to familiarize yourself with these offers and register for them, in case you do end up staying at a hotel during the promotional period.

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10% rebate on Hyatt awards

Hyatt Regency Hill Country (Photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy)
Hyatt Regency Hill Country (Photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy)

All Hyatt members who book award nights between now and 8 October 2020 will get 10% of their points back.  That means a top-tier Category 8 hotel that normally costs 40,000 points per night is reduced to 36,000.

Maximum rebates

While there is no limit to the number of points you can get back during the promotion period, members are limited to a maximum of 30,000 bonus points per transaction.

This limit shouldn’t impact you unless you plan on redeeming more than 300,000 Hyatt points per transaction. If you do plan on redeeming more points than this, you can always transfer your Hyatt points to a travel partner free of charge. By having them book part of the stay with their rewards, you can ensure you’ll get the maximum rebate on your award stay.

What type of awards qualify for this discount?

In addition to free nights and Points + Cash awards, this promotion applies to the following types of award redemptions:

  • Room upgrades
  • Dining
  • Spa services
  • Exhale classes
  • FIND experiences
  • Lindblad excursions

That covers pretty much every Hyatt award worth redeeming points for.

Which brand does this promotion apply to?

This promotion applies to award stays across all Hyatt brands, including the following:

  • Andaz
  • Thompson Hotels
  • Destination Hotels
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Hyatt House and Hyatt Place
  • Participating SLH and MGM properties

Can this promo be combined with Hyatt Bonus Journeys?

This promotion can be combined with Hyatt Bonus Journeys, which awards The World of Hyatt elite members 2,500 bonus points on their first qualifying stay.

For example, by combining these two promotions you would end up paying just 33,500 points for a top-tier Hyatt award that normally costs 40,000 points.

How to register

To take advantage of this rebate, you’ll need to register for this promotion by 1 September 2020. Then simply redeem your points and you’ll get 10% of your points back within 6-8 weeks. There are two separate registration links, so be sure to use the one that applies to you:

Free parking for all Hyatt members

The Hyatt House San Diego/Carlsbad, CA (Image courtesy of Hyatt Hotels)
The Hyatt House San Diego/Carlsbad, Ca. (Image courtesy of Hyatt Hotels)

Through 8 October 2020 Hyatt is extending free parking on award nights to all The World of Hyatt members. Previously, this benefit was reserved for top-tier Globalist members, but now everyone gets it on award nights. Globalists will receive free parking on eligible paid stays during the promotional period.

Keep in mind that this benefit only applies to hotels where parking can be charged to the hotel. It does apply to valet parking, which is very generous and convenient. Unfortunately, this benefit does not apply at M life resorts, Hyatt Residence Club resorts, and hotels in the Small Luxury Hotels of the World portfolio.

Triple points on local dining

(Photo by Counter/Getty Images)
(Photo by Counter/Getty Images)

If you miss the experience of dining at a hotel restaurant, you can earn 3x Hyatt points by dining at participating hotel restaurants. This promotion is valid between 8 July and 8 October 2020 and applies to non-stay charges for restaurant spending at participating Hyatt hotels.

Simply provide your The World of Hyatt number and you’ll earn bonus points through The World of Hyatt programme. It’s worth noting that the maximum number of points per transaction is limited to 100,000. However, since most people don’t spend $33,334 on a single restaurant bill, that’s pretty much a moot point.

You can learn more about which Hyatt restaurants are participating in this promotion by visiting Hyatt.com/dinelocal.

Bottom line

Whether you’re redeeming points or booking with cash, these three promotions can make your next Hyatt stay much more rewarding. It certainly doesn’t hurt to sign up for the point rebate promotion, regardless of whether you think you’ll stay at a Hyatt hotel by October. Registration ends on 1 September, so be sure to register well in advance so you don’t have to think about it close to departure.

Featured photo by Mark Knight/Hyatt

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