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Oct. 6 - Hyatt Announces Extended Loyalty Program Benefits
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to hamper the travel industry, Hyatt has made further extensions and adjustments to its World of Hyatt loyalty program. Updated today, the Hyatt COVID-19 information on their website now includes the following extensions to the program:
Forfeiture of points, which normally occurs after 24 months of account inactivity, has now been suspended through June 30, 2021.
Unused awards (such as free night certificates, suite upgrades or club lounge access awards) earned with 2020 expiration dates have been extended to Dec. 31, 2021.
Unused awards earned with Feb. 28, 2021 expiration dates will also be extended to Dec. 31, 2021.
Further postponement of Hyatt's plans to introduce a peak/off-peak point redemption system — anticipated launch date is now July 2021.
With the exception of 16 hotels (12 moving down, four moving up) the normal annual award chart changes will be suspended in 2021.
Further details on these changes as well as current cancellation and health policies can be found at Hyatt's website.
Sept. 24 - Hyatt Expands "Work From Hyatt" Hotel Options
Hyatt announced today the expansion of their Work from Hyatt packages, which originally launched at the end of August and will now include nearly 60 hotels and resorts across North America and the Caribbean. The extended-stay packages require a minimum seven-night stay and are targeted toward travelers looking to work (or learn remotely) from somewhere other than their home, but not necessarily be "on vacation" the entire time.
The expansion of the program now includes hotels in 13 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and four locations in the Caribbean. In addition to the normal World of Hyatt loyalty program benefits, there are special perks at most hotels, such as pool cabanas, personalized activities, discounted spa services and specialized tours in the area. You can get more details on the Work from Hyatt packages on the Hyatt website.
Sept. 9 - Bonus Journeys: 3X Points on Stays With Hyatt
Starting Oct. 1, 2020, World of Hyatt members can register for a great promotion that awards triple bonus points on every stay with a checkout date before or on Jan. 4, 2021. Hyatt credit cardholders can earn up to 4x bonus points on eligible spend for stays at hundreds of participating resort locations, including some MGM properties. The deadline to register for this promotion is Nov. 30, 2020.
Aug. 25 - Hyatt Launches ‘Work From Hyatt’ Extended Stay Packages
With a new normal being ushered in for both work and school due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, World of Hyatt has launched a new extended stay package aimed at those looking to get away but keep working (or schooling) while on property. The new “Work from Hyatt” packages include:
Workspace options (suite living room, connecting room or private meeting room).
Daily food and beverage credit.
Complimentary services including: parking (self or valet), high speed Wi-Fi, laundry services (may only be discounted).
Waived resort fees.
Standard accommodations and World of Hyatt benefits like any normal booking.
Other amenities may also be included based on the specific hotel. Packages are available for travel between Aug. 25, 2020, and March 31, 2021 (minimum seven night stay). Get more details and booking information at Hyatt’s designated webpage.
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