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I stayed at the Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton in South Africa shortly after it opened in early 2022. When I checked my account activity after my stay, I earned far more points than expected.
Looking at the details, I noticed an “opening bonus” of 2,000 points. Then I remembered that Hyatt offers 500 bonus points per night on qualifying stays at new hotels. I unknowingly received the benefit since Hyatt doesn’t require its members to register for this promotion.
Perhaps you, too, have forgotten about this promotion. Or maybe you never knew about it. In either case, here’s what you should know about this World of Hyatt promotion, including the newest properties where you can earn 500 bonus points per night.
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How to earn 500 bonus Hyatt points per night
This promotion is simple: World of Hyatt members receive 500 bonus points per night for qualifying stays at select hotels new to the Hyatt portfolio. You must stay within a set time frame to earn the bonus points, typically in the first few months after the hotel opens. Specifically, you’ll only earn bonus points if your checkout date is during the offer period for your hotel.
To get the bonus points, you must provide your World of Hyatt number when you check in. You must also pay an eligible rate or redeem a free night award (including redeeming World of Hyatt points). You’ll only earn bonus points for one room per night.
The terms of this promotion note that it may take three to four weeks for the bonus points to appear in your account. In practice, though, Hyatt typically posts the new hotel bonus simultaneously with the other points for your stay.
Eligible new Hyatt hotels
Hyatt displays an updated list of participating properties on its website. Here’s a quick overview of where you can earn currently 500 extra points per night:
14 hotels in the US
- Colorado Springs, Colorado: Hyatt House Colorado Springs Airport from June 8 to Sept. 30
- Sacramento: Hyatt Place Sacramento International Airport from June 14 to Sept. 30
- Sacramento: Hyatt House Sacramento Airport / Natomas from June 14 to Sept. 30
- Bloomington, Minnesota: Hyatt House Mall of America / MSP Airport from June 21 to Sept. 30
- Durham, North Carolina: Unscripted Durham from June 28 to Sept. 30
- Flagstaff, Arizona: Hyatt Place Flagstaff from July 26 to Oct. 31
- Melbourne, Florida: Hyatt Place Melbourne Airport from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31
- Vacaville, California: Hyatt House Vacaville from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31
- Irvine, California: Hyatt Regency Irvine from Aug. 15 to Nov. 30
- St. Augustine, Florida: Hyatt Place St. Augustine / Vilano Beach from Aug. 30 to Nov. 30
- Newark, California: Hyatt Place Newark / Silicon Valley from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
- Calistoga, California: Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
- Lansing, Michigan: Hyatt House Lansing / University Area from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
- Meridian, Idaho: Hyatt Place Boise / Meridian from Sept. 21 to Dec. 31
20 hotels in Germany
- Cologne: Lindner Hotel Cologne Am Dom from June 8 to Sept. 30
- Cologne: Lindner Hotel Cologne City Plaza from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Dusseldorf: me and all hotel dusseldorf from June 8 to Sept. 30
- Dusseldorf: me and all hotel dusseldorf oberkassel from June 8 to Sept. 30
- Dusseldorf: Lindner Hotel dusseldorf Seestern from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Mainz: me and all hotel mainz from June 8 to Sept. 30
- Hanover: me and all hotel hanover from June 8 to Sept. 30
- Kiel: me and all hotel kiel from June 8 to Sept. 30
- Ulm: me and all hotel ulm from June 8 to Sept. 30
- Berlin: Lindner Hotel Berlin Ku’damm from June 8 to Sept. 30
- Leverkusen: Lindner Hotel Leverkusen BayArena from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Oberstaufen: Lindner Hotel Oberstaufen Parkhotel from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Frankfurt am Main: Lindner Hotel Frankfurt Hochst from June 8 to Sept. 30
- Frankfurt am Main: Lindner Hotel Frankfurt Main Plaza from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Frankfurt am Main: Lindner Hotel Frankfurt Sportpark from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Hamburg: Lindner Hotel Hamburg Am Michel from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Hamburg: Lindner Hotel Hamburg Hagenbeck from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Drees: Lindner Hotel Nurburgring Ferienpark from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Nurburg: Lindner Hotel Nurburgring Motorsport from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Nurburg: Lindner Hotel Nurburgring Congress from June 22 to Sept. 30
6 hotels in Mainland China
- Hangzhou: Hyatt Regency Hangzhou International Airport from June 19 to Sept. 30
- Linyi: Hyatt Place Linyi People’s Square from July 1 to Sept. 30
- Yantai: Hyatt Place Yantai Development Zone from July 1 to Sept. 30
- Hefei: UrCove Hefei Eco-Tech Development Area from Sept 1 to Nov. 30
- Shenzhen: UrCove Shenzhen Bay Eco-Tech Park from Sept. 6 to Dec. 31
- Foshan: UrCove Foshan Downtown from Sept. 25 to Dec. 31
9 hotels in other regions
- Vienna: Lindner Hotel Vienna Am Belvedere from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Antwerp, Belgium: Lindner Hotel Antwerp from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Prague, Czech Republic: Lindner Hotel Prague Castle from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Bratislava, Slovakia: Lindner Hotel Bratislava from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Portals Nous, Spain: Lindner Hotel Mallorca Portals Nous from June 22 to Sept. 30
- Goa, India: Hyatt Place Goa Candolim from July 1 to Sept. 30
- Vijayawada, India: Hyatt Place Vijayawada from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31
- Doha: Andaz Doha from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31
- Kuwait City, Kuwait: Grand Hyatt Kuwait Residences from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
The 500 Hyatt points per night you’ll get when booking an eligible rate or free night are worth about $8.50, based on TPG’s valuations. So, this promotion may be the tiebreaker when considering where to stay the next time you travel to a location with a new Hyatt hotel.
On top of earning 500 extra points per night, staying at a new Hyatt hotel can also be fun. After all, you’ll often get to stay in a room with new furnishings. However, new hotels may still be working through some issues and it’s possible not everything on-site will be completely functional. Also, some of the hotels are older properties that are merely new to the World of Hyatt program.
The current list includes 20 Hyatt Category 1 hotels and 16 Category 2 hotels. So, if you want to redeem World of Hyatt points for your stay, you can find many low-category options on the current list of new hotels.