World of Hyatt launched a promotion last year that promised bonus points and elite qualifying nights for 2020 and 2021.
When the promotion was extended until February 28, 2021, it also meant that all nights consumed in the first two months of this year would be counted twice (and you could earn the Globalist-tier for just 15 nights).
You can access Hyatt’s page for this promotion here.
Hyatt Regency Merida
I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Merida for 11 nights (extended the stay) that turned out to be an excellent hotel and city for remote working, and the price was of the stay was about perfect.
The stay posted to my account the day after I checked out, although my Hyatt agent had to correct the revenue (firstly posted only with the laundry charges).
Then I was wondering how long it would take for the 11 bonus nights to post. I am a Globalist, so it doesn’t make much of a difference for me, but it could for others.
The 11 bonus nights posted today five days later after the stay posted with two “Rewards Bonus” lines on the online account statement. I have not as carefully checked if and when the other bonus nights have posted this year, but they all have.
Here’s a video review of the suite I had:
And absolutely the best Starbucks for remote working on the same block:
This is an excellent promotion from Hyatt, especially those that otherwise would not qualify for the Globalist-tier due to halved qualification requirement combined with double-counting the nights for the full two months.
There is no real benefit for me of double counting the nights beyond earning bonus points earlier because I will max out the milestone bonuses likely by the time the promo is over when only one-sixth of the year is gone.
I have tried and will try a few Hyatt’s that haven’t previously been on my radar here in Mexico, where I am at the moment.
But why does Hyatt not allow earning unlimited milestone bonuses as Hilton does?