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Hyatt Extends Status and Points For Everyone; Flexible Reservation Policy Updates: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

The latest information from Hyatt pertains to updates with regards to the extensions of the expiration of points and elite level status — as well as improving the flexibility of the booking and cancellation policies of reservations in general.

Your benefits are automatically being extended with no effort or input required on your part as a World of Hyatt member — including…

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Is 10,000 World of Hyatt Points Worth Canceling a Restricted Reservation?

Anyone who has booked a reservation prior to Sunday, March 8, 2020 — and paid for the reservation in full in advance, which does not qualify for a refund — for travel through June of 2020 at any of the greater than 900 hotel or resort properties within the portfolio of 17 lodging brands of Hyatt may receive 10,000 World of Hyatt points if he or she wants to cancel the reservation.

Included as part of an e-mail message which was sent out to customers and members of the World of Hyatt frequent guest loyalty program, Mark Hoplamazian — who is the president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation — was this paragraph…

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Lodging Companies Issue Travel Waivers and Elite Status Extensions 2020 Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

The issuance of travel waivers by lodging companies is rare; but due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV — cancellation fees been waived by several lodging companies; and some frequent guest loyalty programs are offering an extension of elite level status for select members.

If you have booked a reservation at a hotel or resort property, you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary.

Here are four lodging companies which have issued travel alerts as a result of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus…

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Miles and Points On Sale — February 19 2020

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

For this edition of miles and points on sale…

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Miles and Points On Sale — February 16 2020

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

Miles and Points On Sale — February 16 2020

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

The frequent travel loyalty programs which are featured in this edition of miles and points on sale are…

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Point Increases and Decreases 2020 for World of Hyatt Hotel and Resort Properties

A list of 217 hotel and resort properties whose World of Hyatt point redemption amounts are increasing or decreasing — effective as of Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time — has been released; a new award chart debuts; and combining Points + Cash requires 50 percent of the points required for a free night and 50 percent of the chosen room rate.

The complete list of hotel and resort properties which are affected by the changes in point redemption is…

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Miles and Points On Sale — February 11 2020

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

The frequent travel loyalty programs which are featured in this edition of miles and points on sale are…

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Earn Double Points With World of Hyatt Spring 2020 — But…

Receive double World of Hyatt frequent guest loyalty program points for all eligible paid stays — including with all hotel and resort properties within the brand portfolio of Hyatt Corporation, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, participating MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas, Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotel properties, and even with Lindblad Expeditions — starting Saturday, February 15, 2020 through Friday, May 15, 2020…

…but you must…

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