What is happening at Hyatt Hotels? Hyatt Gold Passport has been out of Loyalty Traveler blog posts most of the past month. And it just isn’t me without much interest in the program lately.
The FlyerTalk thread “Current Hyatt Promotions” most recent post is two weeks ago. Basically Hyatt Gold Passport just seems boring lately unless you are a Diamond member enjoying free breakfast and suites on your hotel stays.
Hyatt Gold Passport seems disengaged from hotel loyalty points for the season after setting up a four month mileage promotion from May 1 to August 31. Stay 11 times for 24,500 miles is a decent rebate on $1,100 in spend. The value of miles is far less a bonus on $4,000 or more in hotel spend if you are one of the guests paying $350 to $400 or even more per stay.
Where are the Gold Passport bonus points?
Looking at Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points offers revealed the smallest list of hotels I have seen in years for earning any bonus points. Hyatt Gold Passport is the hotel loyalty program that up until the credit card came out in 2010 tended to average around 50% of hotels globally at any one time with bonus points offers.
And then there were five in the USA!
- Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale/Plantation = 1,000 bonus points per stay May 5 – Dec 31, 2012. Limited to Florida Residents. Offer Code FLA01.
- Hyatt House San Diego/Sorrento Mesa, California = 1,000 bonus points for participating in Sales “Get to Know You” Survey. May 7-August 31, 2012.
- Hyatt House Boulder/Broomfield, Colorado = 1,000 bonus points through August 31, 2012. Offer Code 1KGP.
- Hyatt House Chicago/Schaumburg, Illinois = 1,500 bonus points June 1 through August 31, 2012.
- Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree = 1,500 bonus points June 1 through August 31, 2012. Offer Code BBOPEN.
I could write a basic post on Hyatt Gold Passport program earning, stay certificates, diamond benefits and suite upgrades, or a look at category-1 hotel rewards at 5,000 points per night, but that is not news.
The fact that there are hardly any Hyatt Gold Passport bonus point offers in the USA is more telling. And that is why Hyatt Gold Passport stories have been absent from Loyalty traveler over the past month.
Hyatt Gold Passport is staying dormant as a hotel loyalty program for the less frequent loyalty travelers this season.
Only 20 offers worldwide for Hyatt Gold Passport. Years past this was typically over 200 offers.