There is a new Hyatt promotion whereby they are offering 100,000 AAdvantage miles and a 3-night stay at either Ziva or Zilara all-inclusive resort.
To enter, you simply send a tweet with a link to the promo video, and the hashtags #HyattAllIn and #HZEntry.
The promotion has been open since February 17th and ends on March 10th, so you still have some time to enter – but not if you are a resident of either Florida or New York (hmph).
Here is a link to the complete rules of the promo. And here is my tweet that you are welcome to copy and/or modify if you’d like to enter (and feel free to follow me to Twitter, too!):
— Harlan Vaughn (@harlanvaughn) February 28, 2015
Why this is interesting
American is the only legacy airline left that doesn’t have a hotel partnership.
- Delta is with Starwood (and sometimes Hilton) – all 3 are linked because of American Express
- United is with Marriott (and deserve each other IMO) – and are linked because of Chase
And American doesn’t have a hotel partnership yet.
Hyatt + American would be a dream come true for me, as I love Hyatt hotels, and am partial – for now, pending further changes – to American.
After the merger completes, American will be the biggest airline in the United States. And Hyatt is far from the largest hotel chain. Their imprint is tiny compared to American’s network. American needs a hotel partner with a similarly large imprint. The obvious choice would be Hilton: they are both linked to Citibank (and to American Express, kinda) and both do not have existing partnerships.
But this Hyatt + American promo is interesting because:
- 100,000 American miles is nothing to scoff at
- The implication is that American will fly you to the Hyatt resort
- This is their first promo together (that I can remember)
- It signals that they are open to partnerships, which is exciting
In fact, in the linked YouTube video, Hyatt put a little note to American at the bottom of the video’s description: Special thanks to our friends at American Airlines. How cute!
Not only is this a great promotion to enter if you haven’t already (it requires just 1 tweet, and the limit is 1 per day), but it interests me highly because Hyatt and American are starting to work together.
Realistically, we won’t see any changes to American – period – until after the merger completes, but after that, I plan on bracing myself for a whole spate of rapid-fire announcements, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this partnership is in the mix.
Good luck to those who entered the promotion! Would a Hyatt + American partnership be of interest to you? Do you think it’s a good idea, or would Hilton be a better choice?