When I looked back at our hotel stays in 2018, we only stayed in three hotel chains and most of the stays were with Marriott and IHG. One of the hotel chains we didn’t use at all last year was Hyatt and one of the main reasons was because I don’t have any Hyatt points. I could always transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to my Hyatt account but I like to keep my options open and moving points to Hyatt for a hotel means that I won’t be able to use those points for something else. Time for me to get some Hyatt points.
One card that I’ve had on my radar since it was relaunched this summer is the World of Hyatt Credit card from Chase. It has great benefits with Hyatt, unique bonus categories and has a 60,000 bonus point sign up offer. News circulated last week that the signup bonus for this card will be reduced to 50,000 points as of January 9, 2019, so if I want it, I have less than a week to get the card. I’m currently under 5/24 with Chase so I’m eligible and I’m almost done with the spending requirement on the last card I signed up for. Perfect timing.
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In June, Hyatt announced that their free breakfast policy at Hyatt Place hotels would be changing starting on November 1, 2018. That date has now come and gone. Here’s a refresher on the changes and what they’ll mean to you.
Previously, every guest at a Hyatt Place received free breakfast. The one time we’ve stayed at the brand in Raleigh, NC, the breakfast was better than most free hotel breakfasts (meaning it was actually edible).
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As you may have read, we had a blowout trip through the American Southwest this fall. For us, a fifteen night trip is an amazingly long time to be away from home. We could have stayed at the same hotel chain’s properties and worked our way towards some low level of status. However, it was much better for us to pick the best hotel for us in each location and use the most sensible form of payment, be it paying cash or using points. The same thing went for the flights which were booked with a combination of cash and airline miles.
This was possible because I had a stash of points in several hotel programs as well as having transferrable credit card points. Some of the rooms I paid for because the hotels either weren’t part of any point program or there was a promotion that made paying a much better value than using points.
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While most of the other major hotel chains have had some sort of bonus promotion going on for most of the year, Hyatt has been noticeably quiet. So I was quite surprised when I saw an announcement from Hyatt offering double points for stays until the end of the year: Continue reading “Earn Double Points for Hyatt Stays Until The End Of The Year”
Sedona. The images that name conjures in your mind are unmistakable. Majestic red rock formations framed by a perfect blue sky. There’s no where else in the United States quite like it. Combine that with the beauty of the surrounding Oak Creek Canyon and you have an area that millions of tourists flock to see every year. Continue reading “Hotel Review: Hyatt Residence Club Sedona, Piñon Pointe, Sedona, AZ”