World of Hyatt Announces Plans for Enhanced Loyalty Member Benefits Through New Collaboration with Lindblad Expeditions

Members can be rewarded through one-of-a-kind land and sea adventures

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#lindbladexpeditionsHyatt
Hotels Corporation
 (NYSE: H) today announced that Hyatt and Lindblad
, a global provider of expedition cruises and adventure
travel experiences, have formed a new loyalty collaboration that will
provide World of Hyatt members with more unique ways to be rewarded for
their loyalty beyond the traditional hotel stay. This new collaboration
will give members the opportunity to immerse themselves in some of the
world’s wonders in hard-to-reach locations, all while earning and
redeeming World of Hyatt points. This loyalty collaboration is expected
to launch later this year.

“Our members tell us they want to return from a trip having experienced
something new. They see traveling as a way to experience other people,
places and cultures and desire authentic, expansive and real-world
experiences,” said Amy Weinberg, senior vice president, World of Hyatt.
“Through this new relationship with Lindblad Expeditions, World of Hyatt
members will soon be able to enjoy even more personalized adventures and
distinct, educational experiences that satisfy their desire to
experience something new while enhancing their wellbeing and providing
opportunities to discover rare parts of the planet – all while being
specially rewarded with World of Hyatt loyalty benefits.”

“Hyatt has long been known as one of the most innovative companies in
the hospitality industry, and we are thrilled to be collaborating with
them and to be able to offer World of Hyatt members the opportunity to
travel to some of the world’s most pristine and remote geographies,”
stated Philip Auerbach, Chief Commercial Officer, Lindblad Expeditions.
“For over 50 years we have been pioneering travel to the far-flung
corners of the globe, from bringing the first ever tourists to
Antarctica in 1966 and the Galapagos in 1967, to being the first company
to bring tourists through the Northwest Passage in 1984, all with the
belief that exposing people to the wonders of these places causes them
to become lifelong advocates for the people, places and wildlife they
have encountered. We are very pleased to be able to extend that
tradition to the World of Hyatt family, giving members an opportunity to
travel to new places, and in new ways.”

World of Hyatt continues to focus on delivering experiences that support
Hyatt’s three landmarks of wellbeing: Feel, Fuel and Function. Through
Lindblad Expeditions’ photography experiences, wildlife encounters,
renowned naturalists and experts, and group travel outings, World of
Hyatt members will be able to enhance their personal wellbeing while
deeply exploring the natural environments and gaining a new perspective
of their surroundings.

Providing access to over 300 expedition trips per year, Lindblad
Expeditions’ ships are built to hold between 28 and 148 guests and
scaled to explore some of the most naturally remarkable destinations on
earth, including Arctic Svalbard, Antarctica, Alaska, Galapagos, Baja
California, Costa Rica, Panama, the Amazon, Mediterranean, New Zealand,
Africa, British Isles, and more.

This forthcoming strategic loyalty collaboration will allow all World of
Hyatt members to enjoy the following loyalty benefits on Lindblad
expeditions booked through Hyatt:

Earning and Redemption:

  • Members will earn five Base Points per $1 USD of eligible spend, not
    including incidentals
  • Members will receive their standard elite tier Bonus Points on
    eligible spend
  • Members will be able to redeem points to use for complimentary

Member Benefits:

  • Members of all tiers will be rewarded with a $250 on-board credit to
    use during their expedition on spa services, alcoholic beverages,
    specific excursions or classes, souvenirs or supplies, and more
  • Members will receive elite tier qualifying night credits for eligible
    nights on a Lindblad expedition
  • Members will be able to purchase specially curated Lindblad Expedition
    experiences through FIND

In addition, starting June 4, 2019, World of Hyatt members will have the
opportunity to experience Lindblad Expeditions through the World
of Hyatt FIND experience platform
. Members can bid on two
limited-time Lindblad Expeditions through FIND auctions using
their World of Hyatt points:

  • Auction
    : Five-day wild California escape at Channel Islands National
    Park, plus accommodations and a culinary experience at Andaz West
    Hollywood in California
  • Auction
    : A photography excursion and education in New York City
    alongside Ralph Lee Hopkins, Director of Expedition Photography for
    Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic photographer, and
    two-night accommodations at Andaz Wall Street in New York City

This forthcoming loyalty collaboration quickly follows the launch of
World of Hyatt’s most recent loyalty initiatives, providing World of
Hyatt members extended ways to engage in new places globally. This
includes the launch of Hyatt and American Airlines’ loyalty
collaboration, Hyatt’s expanding strategic alliance with Small Luxury
Hotels of the World™, and the integration of former Two Roads
Hospitality brands, including Thompson Hotels and Joie de Vivre Hotels,
with Alila and Destination Hotels to follow soon.

For more information about World of Hyatt’s forthcoming collaboration
with Lindblad Expeditions, please visit

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

About World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt is Hyatt’s award-winning guest loyalty program uniting
the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Andaz®, The
Unbound Collection by Hyatt®
, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt
, Hyatt Zilara, Thompson
, Hyatt Centric®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt
Joie de Vivre®, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale®
brands on a global scale. Members who book directly through Hyatt
channels can enjoy personalized care and access to distinct benefits
including Guest of Honor, confirmed suite upgrades at time of booking,
diverse wellbeing offerings, mobile key and exclusive member rates. With
more than 16 million members, World of Hyatt offers a variety of ways to
earn and redeem points for hotel stays, dining and spa services,
wellbeing-focused experiences through the FIND
platform, offerings through Hyatt’s wellbeing brands Exhale and
Miraval; as well as the benefits of Hyatt’s strategic loyalty alliances
with Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ and MGM Resorts International.
Travelers can enroll for free at,
download the World of Hyatt app for android
and IOS
devices and connect with Hyatt on Facebook,
and Twitter.

About Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions is an expedition travel company that focuses on
ship-based voyages inspiring people to explore and care about the
planet. Lindblad’s innovative marine expedition programs promote
conservation and sustainable tourism around the world through
educationally oriented voyages that allow guests to interact with and
learn from leading scientists, naturalists and researchers while
discovering stunning natural environments, above and below the sea,
through state-of-the-art exploration tools.

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Siân Rylander
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