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Hyatt Expands Milestone Rewards, Caps Guest of Honor Bookings in Loyalty Program Revamp

Hyatt is revamping the World of Hyatt program for 2024. World of Hyatt members will soon get expanded Milestone Rewards options and be able to share awards with other members. However, from new limitations on Guest of Honor bookings to eliminating elite status earnings through hosting a set number of events, these changes aren't good news for everyone. Here's a full breakdown of the changes.

Hyatt Revamps the Guest of Honor Benefit. Here’s How You’ll Earn Guest of Honor Awards Starting in 2024.

One of the major benefits of Hyatt Globalist elite status is the Guest of Honor benefit. Through Guest of Honor bookings, Hyatt Globalists can book stays for other members, granting them all of the perks of Hyatt's top-tier elite status. Currently, Hyatt Globalists can make unlimited Guest of Honor bookings. However, that's about to end. Here's how Hyatt Guest of Honor Awards will work beginning in 2024 — and why you have an extra incentive to earn Hyatt Globalist before the end of 2023.

Hyatt’s Partnership with Lindblad Is Ending: Here’s What It Means

World of Hyatt and Lindblad Expeditions are breaking up. On December 31, 2023, the partnership will officially end, and it'll no longer be possible to book or receive Hyatt benefits on Lindblad's adventure-focused cruises. However, you can still earn a boatload of points on bookings before the end of the year. Here's everything prospective voyagers need to know about the end of the partnership.

Last Chance to Register for Hyatt Elite Status Shortcut for American Airlines AAdvantage Elites

In mid-September, Hyatt and American Airlines launched a new round of elite-status fast track match-challenges. This time around, AAdvantage elites members have the opportunity to match to get elite status in the World of Hyatt program. Then, you can challenge to keep that status through February 2024 by completing qualifying activities. However, you'll need to register by November 30, 2023 to take advantage of this year's offer.

How To Use Hyatt Pay My Way and Points + Cash Options

The never-ending battle when it comes to credit card points is that there never seem to be enough points for all of the amazing trips you want to take. Thankfully, Hyatt has a great option for offsetting that problem. It’s called Hyatt Pay My Way, and it allows you to use a combination of points, cash, and/or free night certificates when booking a room.

Expanded Hyatt Promotions Offer 2X Points in the Americas, 20% Off in Other Countries & More

World of Hyatt just rolled out several more promotions in advance of Black Friday. The newest promotions give members 2X points at hotels in North and South America or 20% off and free breakfast in other countries. Other ongoing promotions include triple Hyatt points at the reimagined Hyatt Vacation Club brand (previously Hyatt Residence Club), bonus points at new hotels, and ways to earn free night awards.

Sweet Spots for World of Hyatt Award Redemptions

Hyatt assigns each of its properties a category, then sets award rates for each. This makes it easy to spot sweet spot hotel redemptions that have high cash rates and low points rates. Check out our favorite Hyatt sweet spots and an explanation of how the World of Hyatt award chart works.

Transfer Hotel Points to United Miles With up to a 100% Bonus (Great for Transfers From Marriott!)

Now through October 31, 2023, you'll get 30% transfer bonus miles when transferring hotel points United miles. When stacked, you can get 39,000 United miles for every 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points transferred, boosting the rate to almost 3:2. Plus, you can still get a 100% transfer bonus on transfers from Choice to United. In this post, we dig into the numbers to show you what might make sense.

Hyatt Hotels’ Award Games Unfairly Impact Travelers With Disabilities

Several hotels participating in World of Hyatt have done their best to circumvent the rules for booking award nights. While in the past it's been a nuisance, these days it's overstepped the bounds directly into questionable legality. Blocking out rooms for sale is problematic, no matter how you slice it. But what's happening is extremely unfair for disabled travelers.

Do World of Hyatt Points Expire?

World of Hyatt points expire if your account has no activity for 24 months. Once expired, your points cannot be reinstated. Fortunately, there is a vast number of things that qualify as activity and will keep your points active.

Save Up to 15% At Hyatt Hotels Using This Promo Code

To kick off the NFL season, World of Hyatt partnered with a rookie wide receiver and is offering a discount of up to 15% off the standard room rate at participating properties with the use of a promo code. Here's the code and all you need to know about Hyatt's latest promotion.

Turns Out We Can’t Have Nice Things: Hyatt and MGM to End Partnership

MGM and Hyatt just announced that they'll be ending their partnership on September 30, 2023. While this isn't especially surprising, it is bad news for those who've relied on the partnership to earn cheap Hyatt elite status or get their resort fees waived on Vegas stays. Thankfully, you have a few more days to take advantage of status matches and a couple of months to enjoy reciprocal earnings. Here are the details of this breakup.

World Of Hyatt Award Rebate: Get 20% Back at Select Hyatt Brands

Summer travel is here and in full force and that means so is Hyatt's latest seasonal promotion. From July 11 through September 17, 2023, co-branded Hyatt cardholders can get a 20% points rebate at select hotels. From boutique hotels in Austin for under 10k points to staying in the heart of Europe for under 3k points, here's how you can maximize this promotion.

Cheap Hyatt Points to Vegas Getaways: What’s Coming in Week 3 of Daily Getaways

The 2023 U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways returned on June 12, 2023. This year, the promotion runs from Monday to Friday from June 12 through July 5, 2023. Similar to most years, there are some excellent deals to be had, including hotel points purchases from 0.5¢ per point to incredible Vegas getaways and more. Weeks one and two have come and gone. From cheap Hyatt points to Universal tickets and Vegas suites, here's what you can expect from Daily Getaways in week three.

All Hotel Elite Status Match & Fast Track Opportunities

The only thing better than award travel is award travel with elite status. When you hold elite status with a brand, you can enjoy huge money-saving perks, ranging from free room upgrades to bonus earnings on every dollar you spend. Here are all the status match and elite status fast track opportunities currently available with hotel programs.

Do Any Credit Cards Provide Top-Tier Hotel Elite Status?

Earning elite status with a hotel program can be both tough and expensive. It's possible to achieve mid-tier hotel status with credit cards quite easily. But what about top-tier elite status: Can you get that from credit cards? Here's an overview of the cards that offer top-tier elite status and other credit card shortcuts to elite status.