Friday, March 26th, 2010, 9:24 am
Update 2: Registration is now open (Select free nights!)
-To get Platinum status for free via the link below.
-To register for this promo for 2,500 United miles per stay if you want miles.
-To check for Gx point bonuses if you want Hyatt points.
-You can get Platinum Extras/Diamond Amenity Hyatt points regardless of if you choose points or miles.
-I’m booked for today at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland with the current 30% off promo. The total is $91 with tax (although it’s less due to the Costco certificates) For that I should get 650 Hyatt points for the stay, 1,000 Hyatt points for my Diamond amenity, and 2,000 Hyatt points for the G2 bonus for a total of 3,650 points and half of a free night credit.
Update: The promo is now official! Registration will begin on 03/26. For every 2 stays between 03/26 and 06/30 you will get a free night at any Hyatt. There is no limit to the number of free nights and they can be redeemed between 04/01-08/31. Free nights will not be extended past 08/31.
Originally posted on 03/17:
One of the hotel industry’s most generous promos is Hyatt’s “Faster Free Nights”.
They have offered it once (and rarely twice) per year since 2002. In 2009 they changed the name to “The Next Big Thing” but the concept was the same. Stay twice at any Hyatt and get 1 free night at any Hyatt.
With some Hyatt Place’s going for as little as $50 per night and Park Hyatt’s in cities like Sydney and Paris going for $1,500 per night the arbitrage possibilities are endless. Plus Hyatt has no capacity controls on standard rooms for awards and they don’t charge resort fees on award stays.
I used some 2009 free nights at the Grand Hyatt Kauai, one of my favorite hotels in the world, which I wrote about and posted pictures about in my Kauai Trip Notes.
In 2009 during the Next Big Thing promotion I was able to combine promotions like never before. For 2 stays made in October that cost $125 I got the Faster Free Night credit, 13,500 United miles, and 6,000 Hyatt points! Now that was a fluke of too many great promotions coinciding at the same time that I never expect again, but I’ll be on the lookout for other combo promos and will be posting them here.
At any rate another Faster Free Nights promotion should be starting on 03/26. It will be called “The Big Welcome Back.” There’s no official information out yet, so stay tuned for further details!