World of Hyatt has published their new Double Up promotion for Q3 of 2019 and this time members can earn additional MGM M life Elite Tier credits on top of double Hyatt points.
This promotion entitles registered members to stay at any participating Hyatt hotel between August 18, 2019 and October 10, 2019 and earn both World of Hyatt Base Points and M life Rewards Tier Credits.
These are the participating hotels/brands:
Double Dip promotion is valid at participating hotels in the following brands: Park Hyatt, Miraval, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt, Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Hyatt Residence Club, Andaz, Alila, Thompson Hotels, Hyatt Centric, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, and Joie de Vivre.
What do members receive from this promotion?
… you’ll earn eight M life Rewards Tier Credits, plus five World of Hyatt Base Points for each eligible dollar you spend.
This is pretty much a replica of the double points promotion Hyatt has run before. I liked the Q2 promotion better (1k points per night) but I guess it’s better than nothing.
The M life component of this promotion might be the least useful to most members for multiple reasons.
Hyatt had a partnership with MGM M life (I previously wrote about it here) and Explorist as well as Globalist members can match their status to M life Gold. For this level, one would need 75,000 tier credits with M life when collecting those at MGM properties.
The next higher level – Platinum – requires 200,000 tier credits and can no longer be obtained through Hyatt since 2017. The benefits are rather sparse anyway, so not much loss there. You can use M life Gold for the most essential services in Las Vegas and other M life destinations. Mostly, this is line cutting when using the dedicated Invited Guest/Elite line at the front desk, restaurants and player clubs.
Assuming someone has M life Gold from Hyatt, you’d still need 200,000 credits for Platinum. That requires serious turnover (coin in) of funds at MGM properties. Considering this promotion would get you 8 tier credits per US$ spent you can do the math how useful the promotion will be. For someone who does engage in some gaming, however, maybe it’s a nice little extra if they are on the fence between Gold and Platinum.
I’m already quite happy that Hyatt has a promotion at all this quarter, even if it’s just a double points one. The M life credits in my case are quite good to create some activity on my account. I received M life status through an invite several years ago and so far it has never been downgraded. I always had some activity though (~20k tier credits per year) that derives mostly from hotel room revenue in Las Vegas and some very basic gaming activities. This promo will help me to top it up a little.
These are the Terms and Conditions for this promotion:
You must be a member of World of Hyatt and the M life Rewards program to participate in this offer. Members must register for the promotion between August 1, 2019 and October 9, 2019 and provide both membership numbers to participate. To register for the promotion or join World of Hyatt, visit the promotion landing page. Eligible stays under this promotion must have a checkout date from August 18, 2019 through October 10, 2019 (“Promotion Period”). You will receive five (5) Base Points and eight (8) M life Rewards Tier Credits per eligible USD for each eligible stay at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts during the Promotion Period. Offer not valid at Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties or M life Rewards destinations. World of Hyatt will automatically track eligible stays when you provide your World of Hyatt membership number at check-in. For the purpose of this promotion, an “eligible stay” is defined as any stay where a member is paying an Eligible Rate or redeems a free night award for at least one night of their stay. Only the room occupied by the Member will count toward this promotion. You must provide your World of Hyatt membership number at the time of check-in and choose World of Hyatt points for each stay.
Please allow two to three weeks after your qualifying stay for World of Hyatt Base Points to be posted to your World of Hyatt account. M life Tier Credits earned for eligible stays completed with a checkout date between August 18 and September 25 will be deposited in your account the week of September 29 and M life Tier Credits earned for stays completed with a checkout date between September 26 and October 10 will be deposited in your account the week of October 14. Stays on consecutive nights at the same property will be considered one stay. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this promotion with a suitable substitute promotion of equal value (if legally required) at any time due to actual circumstances. This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of the World of Hyatt program available at worldofhyatt.com/terms. The trademarks Hyatt®, Hyatt Hotels & ResortsTM, World of Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, Thompson Hotels®, Alila®, Joie de Vivre®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt™, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Residence Club™, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation or its affiliates. © 2019 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.