World of Hyatt - promotions analysis

by Neil McPherson

Updated 22 May 2021


In our comprehensive World of Hyatt guide, we noted that It is not as easy to earn points with World of Hyatt as it is on other programs. However, redemptions for points earned provide very good value.

The World of Hyatt program has promotions for points purchases and for stays. Although not as frequent as for some other programs, they do offer very good value for lovely locations within the Hyatt portfolio.

We look at the history of their promo's while shining a light on current ones.

Are current promotions good value?
Are the offers seasonal?  When do the best offers usually occur?

Current Offers

Hyatt Points Purchase Promotions

Grand Hyatt Bali
Grand Hyatt Bali

World of Hyatt currently has a Shore Up 30% Bonus Points offer, where you will receive 30% more bonus points when purchasing 5,000 points or more in single transaction.
You can purchase up to 55,000 this calendar year and the additional bonus points will not count towards the cap.

The effective discount is 23% which is on the low side of past offers.
The offer closes 25 June 2021, but is very timely for the northern hemisphere summer holidays!

You can purchase Hyatt points at any time at USD 24 per thousand,

Bonuses for Hyatt Stays

Park Hyatt Melbourne - lobby

Park Hyatt Melbourne - lobby

Currently there are no bonuses for stays promotions active.

World of Hyatt Status offers

World of Hyatt - blue logo

There are currently no status-related promotions running.  

However, 2020 Elite Status and benefits have been extended for elite members without having to re-qualify. This means that whatever your status was as of March 31, 2020 it was updated and now reflects a February 28, 2022 expiration date.

Earn elite status 50% faster in 2021: To provide even more flexibility, Hyatt have halved the requirements for all elite tiers in 2021.

This means that to qualify or requalify for elite status during 2021, you will only need the following:

  • Discoverist status will require five Tier-Qualifying Nights or 12,500 Base Points
  • Explorist status will require 15 Tier-Qualifying Nights or 25,000 Base Points
  • Globalist status will require 30 Tier-Qualifying Nights or 50,000 Base Points.

Table 1 - History of World of Hyatt points promotions

Offer End Date Offer Discount Offer Bonus Points Price per Thousand (USD) Effective Discount
June 2021
30% 18.46 23%
November 2020 30%
16.80 30%
May 2020 30%
16.80 30%
February 2020
25% 19.20 20%
December 2019 40%
14.40 40%
October 2019 40%
14.40 40%
August 2019 40%
14.40 40%
June 2019 40%
14.40 40%
February 2019 30%
16.80 30%
November 2018 40%
14.40 40%
May 2018 40%
14.40 40%
February 2018 30%
16.80 30%

15.71 34.6%