Hyatt has updated their website with a new ad, boasting they have ‘More than 700 Hyatt Hotels around the world in 56 countries’ that baffles the international traveler knowing how limited their footprint is.
World of Hyatt has launched double points promotion for stays consumed between November 15 – December 31, 2017, that are booked either on Hyatt’s website or app.
Stays that are booked on any other channel such as directly with the hotel or using corporate booking tool are not eligible for bonus points. You must register for this bonus by November 30th.
We often get asked the question if hotel loyalty programs are even worth it for the average customer given the mediocre earnings and sometimes lack of promotions (such as in Hyatt’s case).
There has been quite a storm of anger and disappointment earlier this year when World of Hyatt was rolled out requiring 60 to qualify for Globalist, even for those who were previously Hyatt Diamond.
The written rule was that 55 nights are needed to re-qualify, however Hyatt communicated that they consider this years Globalist ‘given’ and not earned, therefore requiring the full 60 nights at least once.
On today’s edition of Reader Questions we want to shine some light on how to use Hyatt Explorist Club Lounge Access Award of which four are available each year to Explorist members.
World of Hyatt has launched a new bonus miles campaign for Cathay Pacific Asia Miles member stays between November 1 – January 31, 2018.
Asia Miles members can earn triple miles that is 1,500 miles per stay (500 base + 1,000 bonus) for stays booked October 17 – January 17.
Hyatt yesterday quietly posted a notice on its website informing potential guests that their credit information may have been breached if they have stayed at more than 40 properties worldwide.
This time the hack has been very sever because the breach has happened at the system that processes the payment information for folio expenses. Previous breaches at hotels have happened at outlets such as restaurants that have processed credit card payments.
Hyatt’s Unbound Collection has launched a partnership with Oasis home rental service and is offering $100 credit for first booking that is made by October 31, 2017 (the stay can be far out).
Based on the email reserved, Hyatt would be working to bring Oasis to be part of the World of Hyatt program where earning and redeeming points would be possible in the future.
Hyatt has found a new boss for the decimated World of Hyatt program as they just announced the appointment of Mr. Mark Vondrasek as new executive vice president & global head of loyalty.
Hyatt’s loyalty section has been without a functioning management since Jeff Zidell left (likely not on his own terms) the company after taking much of the blame for revamping the program in a disastrous way.
EXTENDED: World Of Hyatt Explorist Elite Tier Offer + Globalist Fast Track – Sign Up By November 28, 2017 (Status Valid Through February 2019)
World of Hyatt launch back in May Elite Tier and Fast Track offers for many, if not most, employees from major corporations that just need a company email address to sign up. The offer was supposed to expire at the end of September but has been extended by two months until November 28.
Member must register for this offer and will receive Explorist status upgrade instantaneously. To keep the status, you must complete 10 nights within 90 days after registration. You can can get Globalist status by completing 20 nights over the same period.
World Of Hyatt Free Night Certificates (Cat 1-4) For Staying At 5/10 Different Brands Posting Fast, Plan Your Brands In Advance!
World of Hyatt has added a variety of different free night certificate promotions for meeting certain thresholds such as reaching a minimum number of nights and staying at a certain number of Hyatt brands.
I have already reached the second threshold for current Globalist members this year and will likely attempt to complete the third one (1 Night Cat 1-6 for 60 qualifying nights) and the awards post quite fast to the account.
Airline and hotel programs have tried to combat account breaches and takeovers for the past few years with limited success.
Some programs utilize Google captchas (Hilton) or your password need to be so complicated that it becomes impossible to remember (Club Carlson). As of today, Hyatt requires you to also input your last name on file when logging in.