Jul032011

2,500 Hyatt points at 75 international hotels on American Express card

Hyatt Gold Passport has a new promotion at 75 international hotels offering a Welcome Credit equivalent to $25 to $100USD in hotel credit for a two night stay July 1-August 31, 2011, plus 2,500 Gold Passport points for each eligible stay paid with American Express.

Special Offer Code WELGP.

Many of these hotels offer larger Welcome Credit amounts for stays longer than 2 nights.

Australia

Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel

Offers start from a 50 AUD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Offers start from a 50 AUD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Park Hyatt Melbourne

Offers start from a 50 AUD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Perth

Offers start from a 50 AUD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

 

Europe

 

Azerbaijan

Hyatt Regency Baku

Offers start from a 30 AZN Welcome Credit fro a 2-night stay

Park Hyatt Baku

Offers start from a 30 AZN Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

France

Hyatt Regency Paris – Charles de Gaulle

Offers start from a 50 EUR Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome

Offers start froma 50 EUR Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Germany

Grand Hyatt Berlin

Offers start from a 50 EUR Welcome Credit with a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf

Offers start from a 50 EUR Welcome Credit with a 2-night stay

Park Hyatt Hamburg

Offers start from a 50 EUR Welcome Credit with a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Mainz

Offers start from a 50 EUR Welcome Credit with a 2-night stay

Russia

Park Hyatt Moscow

Offers start from a 1,500 Welcome Credit with a 2-night stay

Turkey

Grand Hyatt Istanbul

Offers start from a 50 EUR Welcome Credit with a 2-night stay

Park Hyatt Istanbul

Offers start from a 50 EUR Welcome Credit with a 2-night stay

United Kingdom

Andaz Liverpool Street

Offers start from a 16 GBP Welcome Credit with a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency London- The Churchill

Offers start from a 50 GBP Welcome Credit with a 2-night stay

 

 

Asia

 

India

Hyatt Regency Chennai

Offers start from a 2,500 INR Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Delhi

Offers start from a 2,500 INR Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Grand Hyatt Goa

Offers start from a 2,500 INR Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Park Hyatt Goa

Offers start from a 2,500 INR Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Kolkata

Offers start from a 2,500 INR Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Grand Hyatt Mumbai

Offers start from a 2,500 INR Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Mumbai

Offers start from a 2,500 INR Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Pune

Offers start from a 2,500 INR Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Indonesia

Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta

Offers start from a 50 USD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Japan

Grand Hyatt Fukuoka

Offers start from a 10,000 JPY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Hakone

Offers start from a 10,000 JPY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Offers start from a 4,000 JPY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Osaka

Offers start from a 10,000 JPY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Offers start from a 2,000 JPY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Park Hyatt Tokyo

Offers start from a 20,000 JPY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Malaysia

Hyatt Regency Kuantan

Offers start from a 70 MYR Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Micronesia

Hyatt Regency Saipan

Offers start from a 40 USD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Nepal

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Offers start from a 50 USD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

People’s Republic of China

Grand Hyatt Beijing

Offers start from a 400 CNY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Park Hyatt Beijing

Offers start from a 400 CNY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Dongguan

Offers start from a 200 CNY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Grand Hyatt Guangzhou

Offers start from a 200 CNY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Hangzhou

Offers start from a 300 CNT Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Offers start from a 600 HKD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin

Offers start from a 450 HKD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

Offers start from a 500 HKD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Jing Jin City

Offers start from a 400 CNY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Grand Hyatt Macau

Offers start from a 500 HKD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Offers start from a 400 CNY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt on the Bund

Offers start from a 400 CNY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Park Hyatt Shanghai

Offers start from a 200 CNY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Grand Hyatt Shenzhen

Offers start from a 400 CNY Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Philippines

Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila

Offers start from a 1,000 PHP Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Republic of Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives – Hadahaa

Offers start from a 400 USD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

South Korea

Hyatt Regency Jeju

Offers start from a 50,000 KRW Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Grand Hyatt Seoul

Offers start from a 100,000 KRW Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Park Hyatt Seoul

Offers start from a 50,000 KRW Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Taiwan

Grand Hyatt Taipei

Offers start from a 550 TWD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Thailand

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok

Offers start from a 1,700 THB Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin

Offers start from a 1,700 THB Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Vietnam

Park Hyatt Saigon

Offers start from a 50 USD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

 

Latin America

 

Argentina

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Offers start from a 60 USD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Park Hyatt Mendoza

Offers start from a 200 ARS Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Brazil

Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo

Offers start from a 150 BRL Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Chile

Grand Hyatt Santiago

Offers start from a 70 USD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Mexico

Hyatt Regency Cancun

Offers start from a 50 USD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Merida

Offers start from a 40 USD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Villahermosa

Offers start from a 40 USD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

 

 

Middle East

 

Jordan

Grand Hyatt Amman

Offers start from a 60 JOD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Qatar

Grand Hyatt Doha

Offers start from a 250 QAR Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Saudi Arabia

Park Hyatt Jeddah

Offers start from a 150 SAR Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

United Arab Emirates

Grand Hyatt Dubai

Offers start from a 150 AED Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Dubai

Offers start from a 150 AED Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Africa

 

Egypt

Hyatt Regency Sharm el Sheikh

Offers start from a 100 USD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Hyatt Regency Taba Heights

Offers start from a 50 USD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

Morocco

Hyatt Regency Casablanca

Offers start from a 60 JOD Welcome Credit for a 2-night stay

South

Africa

Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

Offers start from a 500 ZAR Welcome Credit for a 3-night stay

Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa

Offers start from a 200 ZAR Welcome Credit for a 3-night stay

Loyalty Traveler Analysis

Unfortunately, this promotion, like so many promotions offering hotel credit, charges higher rates for the WELGP rate code compared to the Hyatt Daily Rate (BAR). That directly eliminates 30EUR value of the 50EUR credit for the Hyatt Regency Mainz, Germany on dates I checked for two night stays.

Hyatt Regency Mainz, Germany

Friday July 22 – Sunday, July 24, 2011

  • 150 EUR per night for WELGP rate with 50EUR credit for 2-night stay.
  • 135 EUR per night for Hyatt Daily Rate.

Actual WELGP credit is only 20EUR for this stay based on higher rate for WELGP compared to paying Hyatt Daily Rate.

  • 121.50 AARP rate (persons 50 years of age and older may join AARP)

US travelers over 50 can get an AARP rate of just 121.50EUR per night making the promotion valueless unless you pay with an American Express card to get 2,500 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points.

Hey AARP!

AARP is $16 per year for persons at least 50 years of age. Annual membership is less than $13 per year with a 5-year membership. International residents can also join AARP for $17 to 28USD per year.

Hyatt Hotels has one of the greatest senior member discounts of hotel chains in my rate checks over the years in my informal observations. This is actually a good research topic.

Hey AARP! Do you have comparative research on AARP discount rates across major hotel chains?

Loyalty Traveler 3-key promotion

There is some value to this promotion, although you should compare rate types carefully to avoid overpaying for the Welcome Credit. This is probably a good deal for someone planning to eat at the hotel and use the full hotel stay welcome credit.

American Express card payment bonus of 2,500 points per hotel stay is probably the better value credit for this offer. Loyalty Traveler values 2,500 Hyatt Gold Passport points at $25 to $60 depending on how they are redeemed. My hotel stay redemptions are closer to 2,500 points is equivalent to $60. But I have seen many Hyatt Hotels lately, particularly in the US, where redeeming Gold Passport points for free nights compared to the low hotel rates gives less than $10 per 1,000 points cash equivalent value to Hyatt points. In this case, 2,500 Hyatt Gold Passport points have less than $25 value.

Buyer beware: Compare the different Hyatt rate options before jumping on the WELGP promotion for 2,500 points and hotel stay credit. You may find a lower rate that completely negates the value of the Welcome credit and bonus points.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. Unfortunately I’ve found (at least in the US)that AARP rates have been aligned with AAA rates. Their Senior Citizen rates are usually a separate category and have a 62-year age floor. Fortunately, Hyatt has honored anyone in the room booked being over 62 so if I drag my mom along, we’re “golden” :). Now if only I could get a government job…

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