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Last year we learned that Hyatt had partnered with Oasis, an upscale serviced home rental company, as part of their Unbound Collection. Oasis offers thousands of curated homes available for rent in over 20 destinations around the world including New York, Austin, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Miami, Rome, Madrid, Mexico City, Santiago, San Francisco, and more.
Authenticity of a home rental with hotel service
This is a very intriguing parntership because you can have the space, comfort, and authenticity of a home rental with the service and amenities of a hotel, including in-person check-in and check-out, fresh linens and toiletries, and on-demand concierge services. You can even find Oasis rentals in some locations such as Barcelona, Ibiza, Punta del Este (Uruguay), Rome and Trancoso (Brazil), where there is not yet a Hyatt property, so in a sense this exapnds Hyatt’s footprint.
Earn and Use Hyatt points and perks at Oasis
In addition to all of that, the big news of the day is that you can now earn and use World of Hyatt points and elite benefits when staying with Oasis at high-end home rentals around the world!
Effective March 1, 2018, Hyatt members who stay at an Oasis home rental will receive the following World of Hyatt benefits:
- Earn 5 Base Points per eligible dollar spent on qualifying Oasis nights
- Earn tier-qualifying nights for qualifying Oasis nights
- Earn Bonus Points on eligible Oasis spend for elite members (10% for Discoverist, 20% for Explorist and 30% for Globalist)
- Request late check-out for elite members (2 p.m. for Discoverist and Explorist; 4 p.m. for Globalist)
To encourage World of Hyatt members to give Oasis a try, between March 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018, World of Hyatt members also earn 1,000 bonus points per qualifying night spent at an Oasis property! If you pay with a Hyatt Credit Card you will also earn 3x Hyatt points for that charge on the card.
Between the bonus points and base points, you earn should rack up a nice total of Hyatt points pretty quickly given that Oasis rentals are generally for longer periods of time and some of them can get relatively expensive.
Additionally, Hyatt elite members will get a welcome amenity at their Oasis check-in that will vary from property to property. I asked for some examples of what that might look like and was given examples of a cocktail kit or a breakfast kit of yogurt, granola, and coffee.
Hyatt point redemption rate at Oasis
If you aren’t looking to earn Hyatt points but would prefer to redeem them for your Oasis stay, that is now possible, too! However, there is no award chart for Oasis properties, but rather you will be able to redeem 15,000 Hyatt points for a $200 Oasis credit. You can redeem multiple increments of 15,000 points if you need additional $200 Oasis credits. That is a return of 1.33 cents per Hyatt point. That isn’t as bad as it could have been at a simple 1 cent per point return, but it isn’t great either. Personally, I don’t forsee us using Hyatt points in that manner since I like to get at least 1.5 – 2 cents in return per Hyatt point, but if you are swimming in Hyatt points, that may make sense in some situations.
I hope to use Oasis in the future so we can spread out and stay in a local neighborhood on our travels, but since Oasis usually requires a longer stay than just a weekend, and there is a $100 – $150 cleaning fee, it isn’t the right choice for a quick trip. You will want to use Oasis when you are staying put with your family or friends for a little while in one of their 20 cities around the world to make the most of the location, service, and amenities.
Have you used Oasis as part of the Hyatt Unbound Collection or do you plan to now that they have a full partnership with the World of Hyatt?
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