CHICAGO — As the travel industry continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, World of Hyatt has extending several benefits for all members globally.
“We are actively listening to member feedback and understand their need to have peace of mind when booking travel and, because of this, our adjusted policies and generous promotions ensure members can continue to enjoy a rewarding experience with us,” says Amy Weinberg, senior vice-president, World of Hyatt. “We’re providing members with increased flexibility and even more time to enjoy well-earned rewards. Plus, members can now benefit from our most rewarding global promotion.”
Earlier this year, Hyatt provided a flexible cancellation policy for guests and extended elite-tier status and other loyalty benefits for all World of Hyatt members. Now, the loyalty program has suspended the forfeiture of points through June 30, 2021. All unused Free Night, Suite Upgrade and Club Lounge Access awards with expiration dates between March 1 and Dec. 31, 2020, as well as those set to expire Feb. 28, 2021, will be extended to Dec. 31, 2021. In addition, all unused Free Night awards have also been extended to December 31, 2021.
Additionally, World of Hyatt is further postponing the introduction of Off-peak and Peak point redemption (originally planned for March 2020) until July 2021. And, the program is suspending its 2021 hotel category award chart changes that typically occur each March (with a few exceptions). As a result, most hotels will remain in their current categories and be redeemable for the same number of points in 2021 as they were in 2020.
Hyatt has also launched its Bonus Journeys promotions, which runs from October 1 to January 4, offering members the opportunity to register to earn bonus points.