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World of Hyatt has introduced experiential rewards to its program. The new rewards are called FIND, and focus on a whole host of subjects, from tours and adventures to food, drink, and well-being. The site has over 100 individual experiences although Hyatt will make additions and revisions, as the list evolves.
The FIND program has three categories of experience:
- Food and Drink
- Fitness and Wellbeing
- Tours and Adventures
Booking an activity is relatively simple. In terms of payments, you have two options: you can pay straight cash for the experience, or you can pay in points. One thing to remember, if you choose to pay cash you will earn 10 points per dollar spent on the experience. Across the board when you compare the cost in point to the cash price, you would be redeeming your points at a value of 1.4 cents apiece. Not horrible, but at the same time, nothing epic.
Focus On Well-being
One thing to note about the FIND program is that it is very centered on well-being, which might not be to everyone’s liking. Similar programs with SPG and Marriott, have a much broader scope of experiences and cater to a wide range of tastes and needs.
Samples of available experiences include:
- Insiders Tour of the Chicago Farmers Markets Classic Experience
- Exclusive Hike and Yoga Among the Redwoods
- Stand Up Paddle Tour Around Beautiful Coronado
- Morning Cycling Tour of Napa Valley and Multi-Course Lunch with Celebrity Chef Chris Cosentino
- Tahoe Hike to Private Outdoor Yoga Class
- The Num Bahn Chok (Cambodian Rice Noodle) Tour
- San Francisco Sailing Adventure
- Calligraphy with Delhi Hero Qamar Dagar
- Guided Hike with Ambassador Wolves
No To Europe
If you live in a European Economic Area (EEA) member state don’t get too excited about this offering from Hyatt, since for some reason it is not available to residents of the EEA. Hopefully, Hyatt will rectify this or create a similar program for European residents. Also, while there are experiences in various countries from the US to India and Cambodia, no experiences are available in Europe.
World of Hyatt first dipped its toe into the world of experiential rewards last year with its Tokyo promotion. Since then it has seen Wyndham start its own program, and Marriott get in on the experiential awards act. It comes as no surprise that World of Hyatt has also kept up with the competition. The FIND program does provide a reasonable value for using your points, although if you prefer a broader scope of activities, then the program can be a little restrictive on choices. Hopefully, World of Hyatt will expand these in the long run.
Source: One Mile At A Time
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