It’s been a tough year for hotel chains because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Hyatt has found rewarding ways to keep its loyalists spending. Now, its co-branded credit cards are launching three new promotions that cardholders can take advantage of:
Boutique brand savings: From Nov. 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021, the World of Hyatt Credit Card and The Hyatt Credit Card will offer cardholders $75 in savings when they spend $250 or more on stays at Hyatt’s Independent Collection brands in the U.S., including The Unbound Collection, Destination Hotels and Residences, and Joie de Vivre hotels. Just pay for the stay on your card, and you’ll get a $75 statement credit back. This offer can be combined with the current Bonus Journeys promotion that runs through Jan. 4, 2021, and offers 3x points on qualifying stays, 4x points on stays at qualifying resorts for eligible cardholders and double elite night credits.
Bonus points on Amazon and grocery purchases: From Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020, eligible holders of the World of Hyatt Credit Card and The Hyatt Credit Card can earn a total of 5 points per $1 for all purchases made at Amazon.com and 3 points per $1 spent at grocery stores, on up to a combined total of $1,500 per month across both categories. Cardholders will have to activate the bonus offer by Dec. 31, 2020.
Path to a free night: Beginning Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020, eligible holders of The Hyatt Credit Card can earn a free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel after spending a total of $4,000 on the card. Cardholders will have to register for the offer by Nov. 30, 2020.
Nerd tip: The Hyatt Credit Card is no longer available to new applicants. If you want a new Hyatt credit card, the World of Hyatt Credit Card offers the following bonus: Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Plus, up to 30,000 More Bonus Points by earning 2 Bonus Points total per $1 spent in the first 6 months from account opening on purchases that normally earn 1 Bonus Point, on up to $15,000 spent.
Hyatt leads hotel chains in pandemic response
In NerdWallet’s analysis of which hotels have handled COVID-19 the best, Hyatt topped the list.
While competitor hotel chains like Marriott and Hilton charge up to 100,000 points (or more) for a standard room at their nicest hotels, luxury Hyatt properties go up to a maximum of only 40,000 points per night. Hyatt was set to make changes to its award chart to include peak and off-peak pricing in spring 2020, but has since pushed those back until 2021 because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Though Hyatt doesn’t have the largest footprint of hotels, it is known for outstanding service, especially for elite members. Globalists report the proverbial red carpet being rolled out at nearly every stay, and they love the extra perks (especially the suite upgrades).