If you’re a freelancer or the owner of a small-to-medium-sized business, it’s definitely worth looking into the benefits of the Hyatt Leverage program.

More than just a basic hotel loyalty program, Hyatt Leverage allows business operators to get discounts, track all of their travel booking information on an easy-to-use dashboard, easily spread travel information throughout their organization and earn points through the World of Hyatt rewards program.

Best of all, enrolling in the Hyatt Leverage program is free. So, whether you’re a freelancer, independent contractor or business owner, you can try out the program to see if it’s a good fit for you with no risk whatsoever.

Let’s take a look at the discounts and other benefits that Hyatt Leverage offers, how to sign up for the program and how you can use it to your greatest advantage.

Benefits of Hyatt Leverage

As mentioned earlier, there’s no fee for enrolling or participating in Hyatt Leverage.

The program is geared toward business owners who book work-related hotel stays for themselves or their employees. It’s not a separate World of Hyatt account, but rather works with your existing World of Hyatt account.

You can still credit all of your stays to your own World of Hyatt account while also enjoying the perks offered by Hyatt Leverage, including:

  • Discounts between 5% and 15% at participating Hyatt hotels globally, which must be booked directly through Hyatt’s website or call center with your unique Hyatt Leverage discount code.
  • 5% discounts off of qualifying stays at Oasis home rentals.
  • A dashboard that allows you to track traveler information, reservation and room expenses and aggregate data on total bookings and room spending.
  • Email templates that allow administrators to share booking information with travelers easily.

Bookings made with a Hyatt Leverage discount code are still eligible for points accrual and elite credits through the World of Hyatt rewards program.

The biggest benefit is the 5% to 15% discount on stays. This program is all about saving money on paid nights at Hyatt hotels and easily managing booking information.

Park Hyatt Vendome Hotel, Opera Quater, Paris

How to Register for Hyatt Leverage

The process of enrolling in the Hyatt Leverage program is fast, easy and free. In the terms of the program, Hyatt makes it clear that it’s intended for companies whose employees spend a minimum of 50 nights per year at Hyatt locations.

However, there are exceptions to this rule:

  • You may be able to participate in the Hyatt Leverage program without meeting the 50-night threshold. However, Hyatt reserves the right to terminate your membership at any time at its sole discretion, which is more likely if you don’t meet this threshold.
  • If you have the World of Hyatt Business Credit Card, you don’t have to meet the 50-night minimum.

    You must have a World of Hyatt account to apply for Hyatt Leverage. So, first, you’ll have to log in to your World of Hyatt account. Then, fill out a Hyatt Leverage registration form with basic information about your company, such as the name, business address and phone number.

    Once you’ve completed your registration, the confirmation page will provide you with your unique Hyatt Leverage discount code, which you can use to start getting discounts. Any of your employees can also use this code when booking stays with Hyatt or Oasis.

    You will also have access to the Hyatt Leverage portal, which includes helpful tools, including the following:

    • Adding or removing employees as travelers on your account
    • Billing information from past hotel stays
    • Information on room expenses, average length of stay and overall spending metrics
    • Details of upcoming bookings
    • Email templates that you can send to your employees reminding them to use the Hyatt Leverage discount code
    • Tracking how much each employee spent, how many nights they stayed and the ability to set spending limits on particular employees
    Milwaukee Center, City Hall and Hyatt Hotel

    Is the Hyatt Leverage Program Worth It?

    When booking a stay at a Hyatt hotel, you have to book it on Hyatt’s website and then enter your discount code in the “Corporate or Group Code” field to receive your discount. Oftentimes, you’ll find that Hyatt Leverage rates are actually higher or equal to other discounted rates, such as AAA rates, members-only rates or “Book Now & Save” rates. In these cases, being a Hyatt Leverage member offers no advantage.

    However, in other cases, you’ll find that Hyatt Leverage does offer the lowest rate available. And, since there’s no downside to the completely free program, it’s definitely worth signing up and seeing if you can shave a few dollars off a Hyatt stay once and a while.

    Bottom Line

    Enrolling in the Hyatt Leverage program isn’t going to result in wealth-building savings, but it might make managing travel for your company a lot easier and you might save some money here or there on a stay at a Hyatt hotel.

    Since the program is completely free, there’s really no reason not to sign up for Hyatt Leverage, especially if you’re already a World of Hyatt Business card holder, meaning you won’t have to adhere to the 50-night-per-year minimum.