If you’ve followed along my little corner of the internet, you know I’m a pretty big fan of Hyatt. I generally find them to fit my needs better than any other hotel chain. In many ways, my relationship with Hyatt has been very rewarding. Consistently, they go above and beyond to make my stays more enjoyable. Some have criticized me for being too positive about Hyatt in general. I don’t think that’s necessarily true, but I always welcome criticism. I thought about the proper way to frame this post. We’re midyear 2018 […]
When I read the reports of other bloggers about their conversations with the new head of loyalty at Hyatt, I thought I needed to take a different tact. Since most people spoke to him around the same time, the questions were similar. Will there be changes to the mid-tier? What about the expiration dates on free nights?
I chose to try to engage Mark on core values, vision for the program. I avoided too much in the way of defining one benefit or change. After one week on the job, there just aren’t likely to be concrete answers on very specific issues.
I enjoyed my conversation with Mark. Whether we learned a lot of new information is up to you to determine.
Those that follow my blog know that I’ve been a HyattHomerTM for a number of years now. They consistently deliver great service and benefits to me. They’ve done so for a number of years. Their lifetime status is one of the hardest to achieve among the major chains. Unlike chains like SPG, award nights don’t boost your total. Lots of nights at cheap properties don’t boost your total. Only cold, hard cash boosts your total. Earning 1 million base points (by spending $200,000 at Hyatt hotels) was the only way […]
As you might imagine, I read quite a few travel blogs on a daily basis. I always start my day with world news. But, travel blogs are my guilty pleasure. When some folks reach for People, Cosmopolitan or other magazines you might find in the grocery store checkout lines, I’m checking out what my favorite blogs are saying.
There will be lots of first-time questions as folks get used to the new World of Hyatt programs. Here’s one from a reader on the free nights all top-tier members are expecting to receive in the next few days.
I knew that my January was going to be brutal on the road. It performed as advertised and I’m exhausted. There’s still 10 days left and I still have another business trip. Sandwiched in between I’ll need to find time to build two Pinewood Derby cars and help plan a birthday party for my soon-to-be 6-year old son. Here’s hoping February slows down a bit. To that end, I’m running way behind on laying out hotel and airline elite status plans for 2017. I’m still working on my flight activity […]
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
There are a ton of Hyatt changes out today. I’m going to have at least a few more posts to cover the details, especially since Hyatt is my primary loyalty program. But, here’s the high level bits:
Hyatt has made a habit of finding interesting ways to reward folks who carry their credit card. They’ve featured rebates on award bookings in the past, extra bonus points during global promotions for cardholders, and now they’re offering up a nifty statement credit.