Lucky says that Hyatt’s Lake Tahoe property spilled the beans early on its Facebook page, and that we’ll be seeing 10,000 bonus points for every five nights between September 15 and December 15.
That’s actually not a bad promotion, just not as generous as their Faster Free Nights (or Big Welcome Back nights, whatever they wish to call it these days) of a free night for every two stays. So a big bonus actually feels like a disappointment. I know I was hoping to stack up on those free nights with check-ins at my local Hyatt airport property during the fourth quarter, but that may not be in the cards.
Still, this promo in conjunction with the pending launch of the new Hyatt co-branded credit card will make it pretty easy to rack up Hyatt points over the coming months.
I know that the Hyatt Visa is the reason I’ve deferred making any new credit card applications from Chase, since they’ve had a tendencey to only allow one new credit card signup in any given six month period of late. That’s not an across-the-board rule, but I’ve been “saving” by Chase firepower in anticipation of this card to make sure I could jump on it when it came out.
Update: Indeed, Hyatt confirmed on Flyertalk that this is the fourth quarter promo, registration will begin September 15th. And apparently it’ll be possible to earn miles and this bonus at the same time. Now, it won’t get incremental stays from me but I’ll appreciate the bonus on the stays I do make..! I guess this must mean hotel occupancy is better than forecast, since consensus was they’d offer a more generous promo.