Downtown Paris Hyatt for 3000 Points + $21?

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.

AMAZING DEAL: Hyatt Regency Paris Club Rooms $21 + 3000 Points Per Night

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.

Here is the booking link: https://parisetoile.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html . Then click the box indicating you want to use points.

The Eiffel Tower, Photo by Miles
The Eiffel Tower, Photo by Miles

Status Match / Challenge Summary for Numerous Airlines and Hotel Chains

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.

Roundup Of Airline And Hotel Elite Status Match And Challenge Offers

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.

I wish I had thought to do this at the time:

http://milesfromblighty.boardingarea.com/2016/03/31/no-upgrade-sorry-sold-out-do-you-believe-hotels-when-they-say-this/

Just accept the crummy room they offer, then go online from it and see what kind of rooms the hotel is selling. Complain to the desk clerk or online.

This should work for any hotel brand.

Hilton Hotel

Hilton Will (May) Match Your Status With Another Hotel Program

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.

https://hhonormystatus.hiltonapps.com/

I went for it, asking to match my IHG Platinum status. Hilton’s website says they will notify me, there was no email confirmation.

Since I already am Diamond with Hilton (due to another promotion, with a shorter expiration date), I hope that I don’t get downgraded.

http://milestomemories.boardingarea.com/hilton-hhonors-status-match-2016/

Awesome Trick for Finding Hyatt Award Opportunities

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.

http://milestomemories.boardingarea.com/hyatt-points-and-cash-trick

I don’t know why Corporate Code 51440 works, or how much longer it will, but it seems to be a real time saver for Hyatt fans.

 

Automatic Notification When Hotel Price Drops

TripBAM.com is a website that will automatically notify you by email if the daily rate at your selected hotel (or group of hotels) drops.

http://outandout.boardingarea.com/tripbam-monitors-your-paid-hotel-rates-alert-you-if-the-price-drops/

This works even if you prefer to book directly with the hotel chain, in order to get full points-and-stays credit in their frequent-guest program.

TripBAM does this by checking the rates every day on the hotel’s website. Note that it does not work on AARP, AAA, government, etc. rates.

Sheraton Hotel

Airline Miles and Hotel Points, What Are They Worth?

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:

http://thepointsguy.com/2016/02/february-2016-monthly-valuations/

Airliner, Photo by shyb / Flickr

Possible Hyatt – Amazon Link Coming

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.

New Ways to Earn Hyatt Points Coming?