Monday Morning Miles Talk is a regular series that has some smaller, more quirky ideas to kick off the work week. These are essentially random ideas that I wanted to share with you. Here are the previous entries.
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Are Tips Covered with Hyatt Globalist Breakfast?
With the two above mentioned changes I assume there are going to be an increase in Globalist members over the next year or two. One of the best perks of Globalist status is unlimited lounge access. When there is no lounge access the hotel will offer you complimentary breakfast in the restaurant or via room service (rare these days). During these instances you should always tip on the bill instead of with cash.
Hyatt Picks up the Tab
You are probably saying to yourself, no ship Sherlock, I want to get the bonus points for billing it to my room! That isn’t the reason though – it is because Hyatt will pick up the tab in full.
Usually when dining in the restaurant, instead of the lounge, there will be a mandatory tip added to the bill. Usually anywhere from 15-18% (highlighted in red above). Let’s say you usually tip 20% or you had a really excellent server and wanted to add something a little extra. Normally you may take a few singles or a $5 bill out of your pocket to cover it. But if you write it onto your bill Hyatt will pick up the tab.
We have multiple positive reports of this being the case. Usually it is for only a couple of dollars each day and of course YMMV. I doubt Hyatt would cover large or outlandish tips but the small add on tip seems to be covered on a regular basis, as well as the mandatory service charge tip.
Reader Richard below says that during his stays he has tipped and Hyatt usually covers up to 18% so keep that in mind if the service charge is not automatically added to your bill.
This isn’t an earth shattering huge money saving tip but it could keep a few bucks in your pocket each day of your trip. At the end of the year those few dollars each day could add up to a nice chunk of change. This is a nice little bonus perk of having Hyatt elite status.
Do you have any experience of this working? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.