Hyatt Announces Generous New 'Bonus Journeys' Promotion, Extends Award Sale and Free Parking

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Registration was required by January 15, 2021. If you registered for this promotion by then, you can still utilize the promotion through February 28, 2021.

Update 12/2/2020: Hyatt extended most of these promotions through February 28, 2021 as part of its 2021 elite status change announcement. This post has been updated to reflect this extension.

Hyatt continues to up the ante with its promotional offerings. The latest campaign expands on previously announced Hyatt promotions, retaining the ‘Bonus Journeys' name and offering up to quadruple points on stays through the end of the year. In addition, Hyatt is extending the current Hyatt promotion for award redemptions and free parking through February 28, 2021.

Use this Hyatt promotion to earn bonus points or save on award redemptions
Earn triple points on your next stay the Park Hyatt Manhattan.

New ‘Bonus Journeys' Hyatt Promotion Key Terms

  • This promotion applies to stays between October 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021.
  • Members can register between October 1, 2020 and January 15, 2021.
  • World of Hyatt members can earn triple World of Hyatt points on all stays. There's a cap of 150,000 bonus points.
  • Additionally, members who hold a The World Of Hyatt Credit Card (review) can earn quadruple World of Hyatt points on resort stays at 350+ properties. Maximum 225,000 bonus points. Hyatt will make the list of eligible properties available once the promotion is live.
  • Offer applies to all previously booked stays, so there's no need to re-book after registering.
  • Like Hyatt's previous ‘Bonus Journeys' promotion, Hyatt will triple or quadruple the base points earned. Elite bonuses will not be tripled or quadrupled.
  • Hyatt will issue bonus points within two to three weeks after a qualifying stay.

The World Of Hyatt Credit Card
The World Of Hyatt Credit Card
Annual Fee$95
Welcome Bonus Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Points - 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend a total of $6,000 on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening.
  • Earn 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus, 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $6,000 total within 6 months of account opening.
  • Free nights start at 5,000 points
  • Receive 1 free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort after your Cardmember anniversary
  • Earn an extra free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel if you spend $15,000 during your cardmember anniversary year
  • Get automatic World of Hyatt Elite status and 5 qualifying night credits every year as long as your account is open
  • Earn 2 qualifying night credits towards tier status everytime you spend $5,000 on your card
  • Earn 9 points total for Hyatt stays - 4 Bonus Points per $1 spent at Hyatt hotels & 5 Base Points per $1 you can earn as a World of Hyatt member
  • Earn 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent at restaurants, on airlines tickets purchased directly from the airlines, on local transit and commuting and on fitness club and gym memberships
  • 9X points total per $1 spent at Hyatt - 4X points per $1 when you use your card at Hyatt hotels & 5X points per $1 you can earn as a World of Hyatt member
  • 2X points per $1 spent at restaurants, on airlines tickets purchased directly from the airlines, on local transit and commuting and on fitness club and gym memberships
  • 1X point per $1 everywhere else

Earn 2021 Elite Qualifying Nights in 2020

During the same timeframe, Hyatt is also rewarding double elite-qualifying nights—sort of.

For every elite-qualifying night earned under the Bonus Journeys promotion, Hyatt will award another towards your 2021 elite status. For example, if you manage to earn ten elite-qualifying nights between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, you'll get a ten-night head start towards earning Hyatt elite status in 2021.

It's also worth mentioning that elite-qualifying nights earned via spending on a World of Hyatt Card card will not qualify.

Hyatt Promotions Being Extended

Get up to a 25% rebate on free night awards at the Park Hyatt Tokyo with this Hyatt promotion
Get up to a 25% rebate on free night awards at the Park Hyatt Tokyo.

In addition to the new offerings, Hyatt has opted to extend the terms of its numerous other promotions, including:

  1. 15–25% Point Rebates on Award Stays— Announced in July, this valuable promotion allows registered members to book Hyatt award stays with an effective 15 to 25% discount. This Hyatt promotion was originally slotted to end in October, but Hyatt has now extended the terms through February 28, 2021. The new deadline to register is January 15, 2021.
  2. Free Parking on All Award Stays — All Hyatt members can receive free parking (self-parking or valet) on free night awards and Points + Cash stays. Plus, Hyatt Globalists can receive the same benefit on eligible paid stays. This was also slated to end in October but is now effective for stays through February 28, 2021.
  3. Triple Points on Dining —World of Hyatt members can earn triple base points on dining purchases at Hyatt properties when they aren't staying. This increased earning rate is now available through February 28, 2021. There is no registration required.

Our Take

Hyatt is crushing the competition when it comes to incentivizing would-be travelers. The ability to earn triple (or quadruple) points on every stay is massive—particularly if you hold Hyatt elite status. Earning extra nights towards 2021 elite qualification only serves to sweeten the deal.

Additionally, I'm excited to see the extension of the 15–25% rebate on free night awards. Thanks to this Hyatt promotion (and my World of Hyatt Card), I've saved 22,000 points total over my last three award stays. That's worth roughly $330 if valuing Hyatt points at a conservative 1.5¢ each. With this extension, I'll certainly continue to target Hyatt hotels for any upcoming stays.

Are these Hyatt promotional offerings enough for you to book with Hyatt for your next hotel stay?

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    Nice idea but January is just around the corner.

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    These are just some things that they have taken away from us during the past years. Parking fees, resort fees, and so many myriads of fees in order to keep the room rates down smacks of false advertising to me. If all these fees are mandatory, they should be included in the room fee.

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    I prefer to get free parking at Hyatt hotel as you know some place parking is very very expensive. Also I like get 2X elite night to stay at Hyatt hotels. Hope i can be keep my level this difficult year.

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    If double quantify night offer can be composition with Credit card offer was perfect but even if I’d prefer to get double quantify night to upgrade my membership asap. This year is very hard for hotels group. Hope Hyatt will be keep benefit for advance member.

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    This promotion is perfect and i will be stay at Hyatt next holiday. Also can be have a challenge to get higher membership to stay 20 nights. get more money back with 3X points.Awesome.

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    My next possible Hyatt stay for work is in the two week “dead zone” between the end of the current promotion and the beginning of the new one. So I’m staying at a Hilton instead! I will switch back to Hyatt when the promotion is live but seriously, what is the point of that two week time period between the first and second promotion?

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    It would be even better if Hyatt can lower the number of nights required to qualify for status too.

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    Hats off to Hyatt. They are the best!

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    Maria Cuevas says:

    I love Hyatt and glad to see that they have a promotion for those who are going to brave it out at the new Alila property in Big Sur. Thanks for the 5 AA miles.

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    Second stay is a bit of a high bar right now.
    Any stay bonus “starting with the second night” would have been more likely to meet.

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    Elaine She says:

    As we had to cancel our spring break trip, we are now looking for a late summer getaway, this might just be the right offer for us to get a trip and reel in some savings!


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    These promotions again try to get users to start traveling again. I think that all hotel chains should make similar to Hyatt promotions to re-incentivize people. good for Hyatt.

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    3X points should be offered from the first stay. That would be fantastic.

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    Great offer for sure, and certainly enough to sway my booking decisions once we’re able to go somewhere.

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    I got 15% off and max $38

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    Fabrizio Polverelli says:

    After just having cancelled a trip for later this year, not sure if I’m ready to book again. But this is a great deal!

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      I share your feelings; I do not want to go through the trouble of cancelling everything again.

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        Definitely understand the sentiment, @Karl. But, at the same time, there are quality offers out there with flexible cancellation policies now in place. We have the opportunity to be rewarded down the road for persevering and trusting now.

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    If a purchase two rooms for two people, will i receive the promo twice? Thanks!!

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      JT Genter says:

      That’s a good question. Unfortunately not. The FAQ read: “If I pay for more than one room during the same stay, will I receive Bonus Points on qualifying nights for all rooms? A member will only earn Bonus Points for the room he/she occupies during the Promotion Period.”

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    Thanks! I registered for the promo but I didn’t have the Chase offer for 10% back. Great deal for those that received it!

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    It’s always great to see a Chase Offer for Hyatt!