Although Hyatt already partnered with Oasis, a company that offers upscale vacation rentals, back in October, it’s only now that the company has extended that partnership to include the World of Hyatt loyalty program.
Oasis is technically part of the Unbound Collection, which includes full-fledged hotels such as The Driskill in Austin. Now when you book Oasis rentals you’ll be able to earn and redeem World of Hyatt points to get free nights.
- Earn 5 base points per dollar spent on qualifying Oasis nights
- Earn tier-qualifying nights for qualifying Oasis nights
- Elite members earn bonus points on eligible Oasis spend (10% for Discoverist, 20% of Explorist, and 30% for Globalist)
- Elite members can request late check-out (2 PM for Discoverist and 4 PM for Globalist)
When redeeming World of Hyatt points:
- Redeem 15,000 points for each $200 credit toward an Oasis stay
- Elite members enjoy a welcome amenity at check-in
As a promotional offer, stays with a checkout date between March 1 and June 30 will be able to earn 1,000 bonus World of Hyatt points for each qualifying Oasis night, on top of the usual base points earned.
Home rentals have started to make bigger moves in the hotel industry as more and more companies try to compete in an upscale market. It’s no longer about renting out a spare room (let alone an air bed). There are several companies trying to treat these rentals more like hotels, some going after corporate customers. Even Airbnb has its own upscale offerings called “Plus” and “Beyond.”
Personally, I have not had great impressions with the home rental trend. I’ve stayed at several rentals booked through Airbnb and VRBO in the last few years. Whether for a short-term stay or several weeks or months, I’ve always left feeling more “meh” than “yeah!” (Even when one of those Airbnb rentals was run by a company specifically trying to target the upscale corporate housing market in San Francisco.) It was something I did more out of necessity because true hotel options were not available nearby.
Some people are great fans of Airbnb and may appreciate the Oasis partnership with Hyatt. I’m pretty sure I’ve learned that I’m not in that demographic. But I do think it’s great that you can finally earn and redeem points in a loyalty program that rewards that kind of commitment, just as I enjoy earning and redeeming points with the hotels that I prefer to patronize.