Update: Deal is dead. Someone called Hyatt to ask about it, which alerted them so they pulled the offer. The rule is: If you see a great rate book it, never phone in to ask about it.
The Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile has a possibly-mistake rate which is bookable now for stays until next summer. This is an unbelievably low cost for this quality hotel near the center of the City of Lights.
I’ve made a personal reservation a few minutes ago for 3 nights in July 2017. They are showing as cancellable until 4 PM the day before. Some commenters believe this is just payment for an upgrade, not an actual room…I hope for clarification in the next few days as people begin arriving for their upcoming stays.
If you have status on one airline or hotel chain, you may be able to have another airline or hotel chain match it. So, for example, if you are Gold on American Airlines and are a nobody on AirBerlin, you can request a status match on AB before your next flight and receive the privileges that your new (temporary) AB status grants.
This post from Dan’s Deals is a very useful summary.
The airlines covered in the blog post are AirBerlin, Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Turkish, United and Virgin America.
The hotel chains covered are Hilton, Hyatt and Starwood.
If you have any airline/hotel status and plan to fly or stay in any of those named brands, you are in luck!
It happened to me in February…I checked into a Hilton Hotel and they would not give me (a Diamond) an upgrade…said they were Full.
UPDATE: This morning I realized that I had included the two screen captures in .png format, rather than the required .jpg format. Unfortunately, the Hilton website will not permit a second application for the same HHonors number, so no update for me this time.
ORIGINAL POST: This might be good until 2018. The offer is targeted, but it might work for anyone.
While I’m not a regular Hyatt customer (I prefer IHG if I can use a PointSaver discount), a lot of people are. This remarkable trick will find all the cash+points opportunities in a given area much faster than searching one-by-one.
There is no universal answer, because the value of a point/mile depends strongly upon whether you prefer to fly Coach, Business or First Class; whether you prefer upscale or downmarket hotels; and whether you have status in a particular program.
Given all that, here is the updated list of values from The Points Guy:
It’s mostly speculation, but in the future Amazon Prime members might earn Hyatt points for purchases on Amazon. For some of us, that could be a ton of points.
It seems like a no-brainer for Hyatt, even if they just give the points to Amazon. So many people are Amazon Prime members, and each would automatically start accumulating a few Hyatt points…therefore starting to think of Hyatt as their first-choice hotel brand.