Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Hyatt further extends points expiry, delays peak/off-peak pricing and a peek at the next bonus points offer

 Hyatt Hotels revealed today that they are extending their pause on points and expiry and will further postpone Off-Peak and Peak award night pricing. They also gives us a glimpse at the next iteration of their Bonus Journeys systemwide promotion.

First here are the details on the extensions/postponements announced:

  • More time to use points:  
    • Previously suspended through June 30, 2021, we are further suspending the forfeiture of points through December 31, 2021. As a reminder, the general policy is that points do not expire, but they will be forfeited if a member’s account is inactive for 24 months. As a result of our extensions, this means that any member without qualifying activity for 24 or more months as of December 31, 2021 will forfeit their points in January 2022.
  • Postponing award chart changes:  
    • We are further postponing the introduction of Off-Peak and Peak point redemption (originally planned for March 2020) until mid-October 2021.  
    • Starting mid-October, members will start to see Off-peak and Peak pricing for stays in March 2022 and beyond.  

And here are the details of the upcoming Bonus Journeys offer:

  • Starting July 7, 2021, World of Hyatt members can register for the promotion to earn triple points on every stay of two or more qualifying nights completed July 20 through September 15, 2021, at over 1,000 locations around the world. Members must register first in order to start earning triple points on qualifying stays during the promotion period, and can earn a maximum of 120,000 Bonus Points under the promotion. 

Overall more great news from the folks at Hyatt today! Less worry about your points if you haven’t ventured out to travel yet (and aren’t earning Hyatt points by other means than hotel stays) and a pretty awesome bonus points offer for latter two thirds of the summer season.  Hyatt may still have a relatively small foot print here in Canada but they are adding six more hotels to the mix this year alone, some of which are now open so you can earn the Triple Points at them later this summer! 

Recommended reading: New Hyatt Hotel Openings in Canada for 2021 - Now 6 hotels confirmed including the reopening of the Park Hyatt Toronto

The World of Hyatt program does not have a co-brand credit card here in Canada so we recommend using a card that has a travel category bonus for hotel purchases such as the HSBC World Elite Mastercard, American Express Gold Rewards Card or RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card.

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