Looks like Hyatt wants a little slice of Airbnb’s pie. They’ve partnered up with luxury home rental platform Oasis to offer “all the perks of staying at a hotel combined with the coziness and authenticity of being at home.”
While Oasis is still a growing company, I’m somewhat familiar with it already as they have properties in Buenos Aires and I’ve met people over the years who work for them here. It’s essentially a quality controlled version of Airbnb (an online platform with a smooth user interface for home rentals), with better customer service, higher end properties, and higher price tags for those premiums. It’s typically too pricey for me to use personally, but if I could redeem points on Oasis stays… then that’s a different conversation.
You can’t yet, but eventually you will be able to earn and redeem Hyatt points on Oasis stays. I find this to be exciting news that I hope becomes a trend traditional hotel chains/loyalty programs will start moving towards. My generation (I’m 28 for those of you who didn’t know) doesn’t take to typical hotels like those past. I’m glad someone at Hyatt has picked up on this.
Here is how Hyatt describes Oasis…
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is pleased to now offer home rentals through Oasis, a global leader in serviced home rental accommodations. With thousands of handpicked homes in over 20 destinations worldwide, Oasis combines the comfort and authenticity of home rentals 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.
A Little More About Oasis
Oasis has properties in the following 22 locations…
Your hiply decorated rental–Oasis prides themselves in the curation of their rentals–will come stocked with high end toiletries, clean/fancy linens, and fast and functioning wifi (I often work and travel at the same time and bad wifi can make or break a stay, so I consider that a huge perk). Included in what you pay for the rental is access to personal concierges that will help you get settled in your rental, share tips about the neighborhood/area, and even make reservations for you. You can contact your “Sidekick” at any point during your rental.
Save $100 on Your First Booking
Input promo code “UnboundxHyatt” when paying for a new Oasis booking by October 31 and you’ll get a $100 discount!
If you’re into booking home rentals on sites like Airbnb, VRBO, etc. and tend to shy away from chain hotels, you’ll be excited to hear that Hyatt is teaming up with Oasis (think: luxury Airbnb). As for Hyatt points, redemption and earning rates haven’t been announced yet but when they are we’ll fill you in!
You can earn Hyatt points easily via any credit card that earns Ultimate Rewards, like Chase’s Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire Preferred, or Ink Business Preferred, as Ultimate Rewards transfer 1:1 to Hyatt. Chase also issues a co-branded Hyatt Visa.
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