5-Night Minimum at Park Hyatt New York for Points + Cash Redemptions?

When it opened in 2014, the Park Hyatt New York was one of the first five-star hotels to open in the city in more than 10 years. It had a great location on “Billionaire’s Row,” and was furnished beautifully. Those in the points and miles hobby also have a new hotel to redeem their points for, and the Park Hyatt New York is a Category 7 hotel with Hyatt. I’ve stayed at the Park Hyatt New York on two different occasions, and I came away impressed each time.

Park Hyatt New York Bedroom

Park Hyatt New York Bedroom

Park Hyatt New York Bathroom

Park Hyatt New York Bathroom

Park Hyatt New York Bathroom

Park Hyatt New York Bathroom

For a while after it opened, Park Hyatt New York did not have any inventory for free nights available. More than 2 years after the hotel opened its doors, that situation has largely changed. As a Category 7 hotel, you can redeem either 30,000 points for a free night, or 15,000 points + $300 if you’re using Points and Cash.

Hyatt Cash & Points Reward Chart

Hyatt Cash & Points Reward Chart

Hyatt has no blackout dates, so you can redeem points for a free night as long as a standard room is available. However, Points + Cash redemptions are offered at the hotel’s discretion. I was looking to book a stay in New York for an upcoming trip, and found that there were no Points + Cash availability at the Park Hyatt New York through the end of schedule!

I did a little bit of an experiment, and found that Points + Cash availability pops up when I book at least 5 nights.

No Points + Cash availabiliy for a booking of 4 nights

No Points + Cash availabiliy for a booking of 4 nights

Points + Cash at the Park Hyatt New York becomes available with a 5-night stay

Points + Cash at the Park Hyatt New York becomes available with a 5-night stay

This is an interesting development, or perhaps I just hadn’t noticed it before.

For a Category 7 hotel, Points + Cash really isn’t a great value. You are basically paying $300 for 15,000 points, and Hyatt has been known to sell points for less than that. The upsides to redeeming Points + Cash for a Category 7 (or Category 1, for that matter) hotel though, are the ability to earn elite-qualifying nights and apply a Diamond Suite Upgrade.

Have you redeemed Points + Cash awards at the Park Hyatt New York?

Comments

  1. I had to stalk and search day by day, but I cobbled together a 5 night C&P stay there in late August of this year. When rates are as high as they were, C&P is a good value, especially when you need the stay/nights for status.

  2. I’ve found in searching that even points only won’t show up for dates unless I do 5 night stays. Had the standard room available as well.

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