… at one of their hotels. One of the best promotions, ever!
Stay with me on this one, folks! Starwood and Hyatt have been offering bonuses to wedding parties for a while now. While I wrote about the Starwood promotion many moons ago, the Hyatt promotion was recently refreshed.
The promotion is a global one, and allows you to host your wedding at most Hyatt Hotels and Resorts across the globe, except for a short list of 18 hotels which are not participating. The hotel will contact Hyatt Gold Passport, and basis the minimum commitment you assure them for your spend, you get Hyatt Gold Passport points basis ahead of the event being held, so that you can (perhaps) plan your honeymoon with these points.
Putting that minimum commitment on the contract means you have no way to back off from that number, and hence you should be careful while signing this off. On the flip side, if you commit too less of a minimum spend and then spend much more than that, you have no way of asking for extra points for your spending. You get the following number of points, upto 150,000 Hyatt GP points:
- Minimum spend $10000: 60,000 HGP points
- Minimum spend $20000: 90,000 HGP points
- Minimum spend $30000: 120,000 HGP points
- Minimum spend $40000: 150,000 HGP points
And since the proof of the pudding lies in eating it, here is the posting entry of the points on my Hyatt GP account.
I’d say that was a great deal to earn 4.5 HGP points per $ spend on stuff I would have anyways spent money on, however not earned points on in another situation.
The current promotion runs till December 31, 2017, which means you are supposed to book the contract and hold your event by the end of 2017 to be able to earn these Hyatt GP points.
Anybody else made use of the Hyatt Weddings promotion? What has been your experience with it?