40% bonus when you buy Hyatt points
Hyatt is currently running a special 40% bonus promotion when you buy World of Hyatt points.
We don’t run much Hyatt coverage on Tricks of the Trade as they traditionally have had a very limited footprint in the UK. The Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill and the Andaz London Liverpool Street are their UK hotels that readers will probably be most familiar with.
They have added two new Hyatt Place properties, including one at Heathrow over the last couple of years. More interestingly, last summer they announced a partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World which has added an array of additional properties where you can earn and redeem World of Hyatt points. While I would love to see a UK Hyatt credit card, it is promising to have a much-improved range of hotels to earn and redeem points.
Hyatt points have a two-year expiry and I did buy 1,000 points last year to stop my balance from expiring.
When should you buy points?
As I’ve written in the past, I don’t recommend speculatively buying points. But given the limited opportunities for earning Hyatt points in the UK besides for hotel stays, offers like this one may make more sense than usual.
Otherwise, topping up your account when just short of a redemption or buying points with a specific redemption in mind are the two scenarios when it can make sense to buy points.
Take the amazing-looking Viceroy Bali as an example. Here’s the cost of a three-night stay in an entry-level room in January 2020:
The cost once you include taxes is £700+ per night. Alternatively, you can redeem 30,000 World of Hyatt points per night. During this 40% bonus offer you can buy those 30,000 points for $528 (approx £420), saving you £300 per night.
Buying World of Hyatt points
You can buy a maximum of 55,000 Hyatt points per calendar year, which in this promotion would come with 22,000 bonus points. You can, however, transfer Hyatt points freely between members. That would allow a family member/colleague to buy additional points and simply transfer them across to you.