Dec152011

Redeem points for Hyatt dining and spa

Hyatt Gold Passport launches a new program benefit today with member options to redeem points for dining and spa credit and earn points for spend even when not a registered guest at the hotel.

Earning points for dining at a Hyatt Hotel restaurant when not staying at the hotel as a guest is a welcome benefit that matches Starwood Preferred Guest. I take visitors to the Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn throughout the year as a beautiful setting for socializing and drinks. Unfortunately I now have a good reason for paying the whole tab to earn points.

Redeeming Points

The ability to redeem points for a cash credit on dining and spa charges at Hyatt Hotels is a good option to have, but the exchange rate is not a particularly attractive value. The exchange rate starts at $5.00 per 1,000 points. You can redeem 10,000 Gold Passport points for $50 in hotel dining or spa credit. Most Hyatt Gold Passport hotel redemptions will provide $10 to $20 value per 1,000 points.

These new points redemption options and earning points for dining and spa charges when not a registered guest at the hotel will roll out globally throughout 2012 and anticipated to be available systemwide by August 2012. Participating locations will be listed here or www.hyatt.com/diningandspa which does not seem to be an active link yet at time of this post.

The earning points benefit on dining and spa for Hyatt Gold Passport members when not registered guests is a great enhancement. The points for cash credit is less useful due to the relatively low exchange rate unless you are absolutely loaded with Hyatt Gold Passport points and do not need them for room nights.

Hyatt Gold Passport Dining and Spa Award Chart.

Hyatt Gold Passport Dining & Spa FAQ.

Hyatt Gold Passport Dining & Spa Benefits.

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HYATT House – I just noticed that all the hotels formerly called Summerfield Suites and Hotel Sierra are now shown as HYATT House on the Hyatt websites.

Hyatt House

Passports with Purpose reminder: Raffle ends December 16 so there is only one more day to buy a $10 raffle ticket for the 110,000 Hyatt Gold Passport prize.

With your help we can reach our goal of $80,000 tomorrow. We are so close!

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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