There has been a lot of excitement lately over Hyatt’s recent changes to their Gold Passport program. The two main thrills have been the addition of both a Cash+Points rate and a nicely-discounted “My Elite Rate.” I’ve happily booked a couple of upcoming stays using these fun new features, but I realized that many people likely don’t have access to these discounts, so I wanted to share all the strategies I know for saving cash and stacking discounts with Hyatt. Hopefully at least one will apply to you.
I’ll start with the one that you might not know about yet.
Method #1: Purchase discount gift cards via Cardpool
Total discount: 6.5%
Good for people who: don’t have status with Hyatt, an Amex OPEN card, or access to discount gift cards via a Milepoint membership.
Stacks with: AAA rate, Corporate rates
Method #2: Use the “My Elite Rate” discount
Total Discount: 20%
Good for people who: are Gold Passport Platinum and Diamond members.
Stacks with: gift cards. Just use a gift card to pay when you check out at the hotel.
The “My Elite Rate” discount will only show up if you have Platinum or Diamond status.
Method #3: Get a credit from Amex when you use your OPEN card.
Total discount: 5%
Good for people who: have an Amex OPEN card (a business card from Amex)
Stacks with: My Elite Rate, AAA rate, Corporate rates
If you’ve got an Amex OPEN card (a business credit card from Amex), then you can get a 5% discount credited to your American Express statement for each eligible dollar spent at participating Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in the U.S.
Those are my tips for a discounted Hyatt stay…have you got any tips to share?