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Hyatt announced plans for a new short-term vacation rental platform called Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt. It will feature short-term rentals of private homes throughout the United States and offer World of Hyatt members direct booking access to everything from beach houses to penthouses to ski chalets.
World of Hyatt members will be able to earn and redeem points for these stays, as well as to earn tier-qualifying nights, tier bonuses, and other perks. No details have been released around earnings or redemptions rates, but these will come when the platform launches in the next few weeks.
Amy Weinberg, Senior Vice President of Brand, Loyalty & Data at Hyatt, said:
We are committed to evolving access to the type of accommodations World of Hyatt members are seeking that go beyond our hotels – from a large family who travels together or guests looking to work from anywhere for an extended period of time. Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt brings a unique collection of curated homes which increases Hyatt’s home offerings and expands new ways and new places where we can extend care to members.”
Marriott debuted its own home booking platform known as Homes & Villas by Marriott in 2019. It offers over 25,000 home rentals located in 240 destinations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Anthony’s Take: I am not a fan of home rentals and have selectively used Airbnb and VRBO through the years. There have been some Amex Offers for Homes & Villas by Marriott through the years, but the cost never could be justified. We’ll see what earnings and redemption rates look like for Hyatt.
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