Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt
There is a new Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt program coming to World of Hyatt in the very near future. This looks to be similar to the Wyndham & Vacasa Vacations partnership but potentially better. That is because it will be fully integrated into the World of Hyatt program, so you can earn and redeem points for these properties easily. You heard that right Vacasa peeps, no need to call to book!
Update 10/21/23: This is now live for booking, although it seems to be lacking options at launch. Hopefully they fill it out with more properties over time. The prices via points are also pretty whacky. It may be only useful to earn points on rentals in its current format.
*** All photos in this article are courtesy of Hyatt
What Is Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt?
Here are some interesting excerpts from the Hyatt press release on the Homes & Hideaways program:
Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt (…) will feature private homes and remote hideaways in the United States. When the offering launches, which is expected in the coming weeks, World of Hyatt members will have direct booking access to a unique collection of short-term private home rentals from beachfront escapes to mountainside ski chalets, where they can earn and redeem points beyond the traditional hotel stay.
The planned launch of Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt reinforces Hyatt’s commitment to providing more flexible stay experiences to suit the travel needs of every guest. The focus on the premium vacation rentals segment will allow members to unlock access to residential rental accommodations across the United States in key travel destinations like Hawaii, Colorado, and more, with plans to grow the platform globally.
Leading up to the launch of Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt, Hyatt has identified a highly qualified company, Lowe, that, through an affiliate, will purchase and operate the existing vacation rental management business that is currently branded Destination Residences Management.
In the coming weeks, World of Hyatt members can benefit when they book their remote hideaway or hidden urban gem on the Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt platform. Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt member benefits will include earning points and tier-qualifying night credits on stays, as well as standard tier bonuses, and the ability to redeem points for stays at home rental properties. More locations, more experiences and more opportunities to earn and redeem.
Some Bullet Points On The New Program
Here are some interesting bullet points on the Homes & Hideaways program:
- Direct booking access to a unique collection of short-term private home rentals
- Earning points and tier-qualifying night credits on stays
- Standard elite-tier bonuses
- Ability to redeem points for stays at home rental properties
- More locations, more experiences and more opportunities to earn and redeem
Hyatt Vacation Rentals: ToP Thoughts
Although I am not much of an Airbnb / home rental type of guy it is always good to have new options to earn and redeem points. Especially when it deals with the beloved World of Hyatt program. I would assume this adds another Brand Explorer option as well when it launches but I am waiting to hear back on that.
Let me know what you think about the new Homes & Hideaways program in the ToP Facebook Group.