Posted by William Charles on April 17, 2019
Hotel Booking

Published on April 17th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Hyatt Improves Best Rate Guarantee (Now 20% Off Or 5,000 Hyatt Points)

Hyatt has made an improvement to it’s best rate guarantee program. Previously if your claim was approved you’d receive a $50 credit that expire after one year, under the new program you get to choose between:

  • 20% off the room rate
  • 5,000 Hyatt points

It’s rare to see hotel’s make positive changes like this.

Hat tip to Frequent Miler

 



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Kenny
Kenny

This is great! No news whether the points would expire, right? William Charles

sdsearch
sdsearch

I see no reason why these points wouldn’t expire the same way as other Hyatt points. It would require complex coding in their system to have some non-expiring points and other expiring points, so unless you know that they already have such things as non-expiring points, I would assume all of your points expire after enough time of no expiration-deferring “activity”, and all of your points get reset the same with any expiration-deferring “activity”.

Kenny
Kenny

Hyatt points currently expire after 24 months of no account activity, but the old $50 credit expired in 12 months. I’m wondering whether these credited points would just be treated the same as the rest of your point or if they’d have an earlier expiration.

parrothead
parrothead

Wish this could be applied to existing approved claims…

parrothead
parrothead

I’m gonna call and see if I can apply this retroactive

Dan
Dan

Really?! That is wild.

Dom
Dom

Does the BRG apply to the MGM site for hotels in Vegas? I found better rates on the MGM site than Hyatt.

qmc
qmc

by the wording in this blurb, it sounds like it would only be on hyatt brands hotels and resorts.

DR
DR

This is going back to the policy they had before, with an option of 5k points. Not bad!

BaconSF
BaconSF

Hyatt is improving their rewards program, while Marriott is destroying it. I hope Hyatt continues to grow and expand their footprint to teach Marriott a lesson!

Sarah D
Sarah D

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I’m guessing this won’t work for a award nights? The fine print on hyatts website doesn’t specify.

BUT_WHY_MALE_M0DELS
BUT_WHY_MALE_M0DELS

what do you mean by this? like if if you book a night with points, then if a category changes happens the next day, you would get the lower points and then 20% points on top of that?

Chucks
Chucks

How could it work for award nights? What site other than Hyatt is letting you book award nights?

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