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We have a division of labor in this house………I handle the Starwood hotels, The Man takes on the Hyatt hotels. It makes it easier to decide who’s name to put the reservation in, and thus who’s account receives the credit for the nights when we travel together. It also helps use know where to look first when we are traveling for work. The Man stays a fair amount at a Hyatt Place that is close to where his company is headquartered. It’s affordable, convenient, clean, updated, etc…. Though, really he isn’t near as picky as me, so four walls, a bed, and a tv would pretty much work for him regardless!
Anyway, Hyatt has a promotion going on right now (register here) that rewards you with 10,000 bonus points after five nights in a Hyatt hotel between April 1 and June 30. The Man just booked his 4th night under that promo tonight. Now, he just needs one more measly little night away at a Hyatt between now and June 30. Just one more night until 10,000 bonus points!!
As a point of reference, free nights start at just 5,000 points per night for Category 1 hotels (and go all the way up to 22,000 per night for Category 6 hotels). Many of the Hyatt Places and Summerfield Suites in cities we visit are on that Category 1 list. Some Hyatt Regencies are on there as well. You can also use your Hyatt Gold Passport points for upgrades to suites and to club level (ie free food and drink) floors. Suite upgrades when you are traveling with little ones can be super awesome, as there is a little more space to go around.
Okay, back to The Man’s one more little tiny night away until his account takes a nice points bump. When either of us is away it certainly adds extra work for the other. Not to mention the fact that we do kind of miss each other and that C is old enough now that she will repeat the name of whomever is missing in a very pathetic and heartbreaking way. Nonetheless, she will appreciate the bonus points more than she knows yet (woohoo family vacation!) So, he has a mission…….be gone one more night in the next six weeks!! If push comes to shove, we may just pay out of pocket to book a cheap Hyatt nearby to get the points, but we would much rather it be for a productive (expensed) work trip! So Man, pack your bags!