Just like airlines, hotel award charts have their sweet spots. I love Hyatt hotels because of their very reasonable redemption rates. The award chart is simple and straightforward and there are no peak and off peak rates (I am looking at you, Marriott). They don’t hide the award chart and don’t have dynamic pricing like Hilton.
I found a few really exceptional Hyatt redemptions or “sweet spots” in different regions of the world. This list is by no means exhaustive. Please share in the comments the hidden gems you have found in your research.
You can stay at expensive cities like Seattle and Vancouver for as little as 12,000 points per night. In London, where pretty much all decent hotels are expensive or VERY expensive, it’s possible to find a room at the fabulous Andaz London Liverpool Street for 25,000 points per night. And Hyatt all-inclusive properties are only 20,000-25,000 points per night.
It is also fairly easy to earn Hyatt points. A new World of Hyatt Credit Card comes with enough intro bonus points (after a certain amount of spending) to cover many nights at some great hotels. The card also comes with a free night each card anniversary that can be used at Hyatt properties up to Category 4. More info here.
Chase Ultimate Rewards points, earned through cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Reserve, transfer instantly to a World of Hyatt account. More info here.
When you use points to book your Hyatt stay you don’t need to pay taxes and resort fees. If you are paying cash, these extra charges can add $50 or more to the cost of your hotel room.
- Hyatt Place Park City, Utah – Category 4 (15,000 points). During the ski season the cash price for this hotel starts at $230, so 15,000/night is a great value, in my opinion. Hyatt Place rooms are usually very spacious, almost like a mini suite, with a separate sleeping and living areas. You’ll have plenty of space for all of your ski equipment.
- Grand Hyatt Seattle – Category 4 (15,000 points). Nice luxury hotel downtown at a suburban Hyatt Place rate. Click here to read the room report from our writer Shelli.
- Hyatt at Olive 8 Seattle – Category 4 (15,000 points). All Hyatt properties in Seattle are centrally located and all offer great value, the prices in peak season can top $300/night. I love the modern feel of this hotel and the indoor pool.
- Hyatt House Seattle, Downtown – Category 3 (12,000 points). Great location near Seattle Center, which features a number of attractions including Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the Space Needle.
- Andaz Savannah – Category 4 (15,000 points). Great property right in downtown. Make sure you go down to the river and watch the huge, container laden barges glide up and down the river. The river is especially beautiful at sunset.
- Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Bonita Springs – Category 4 (15,000 points). Great option for a family vacation in the Sunshine State with its own water slides and the lazy river.
- Hyatt Place St. Petersburg, Downtown, St. Petersburg – Category 1 (8,000 points). Great, inexpensive option if you want to explore Tampa Bay are and very close to The Dali Museum.
- Hyatt Regency Vancouver – Category 3 (12,000 points). I love the location of this hotel, close to Canada Place and the waterfront. I could watch huge cruise ships departing from the cruise ship terminals and the sea planes taking off the docks all along the waterfront all day, as could my nine year old nephew. Vancouver is a great city to explore with kids. For more fun things to do in Vancouver and a great walking tour click here. And make sure to eat at Miku Vancouver, great sushi and amazing views.
- Hyatt Regency Montreal – Category 2 (8,000 points). You can’t beat the location of this hotel. You are right in the center of all the action and all for just 8,000 points/night!
- Hyatt Regency Mexico City – Category 3 (12,000 points). Great centrally located hotel close to the parks and many major Mexico City attractions.
- Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City – Category 4 (15,000 points). The cash rates at this beautiful property start at $340, so this is an incredible redemption. Park Hyatt is Hyatt’s top brand, you can’t get a better experience than at Park Hyatt. I stayed at this beautiful hotel and the rooms, the service, the pool, everything was amazing. Point Me to the Plane writer Shelli stayed at a suite there, here’s her review.
- Park Hyatt Siem Reap – Category 4 (15,000 points). Great place to spend a couple of nights on your way to Angkor Wat.
- Grand Hyatt Singapore – Category 5 (20,000 points). Considering that rates at this hotel hover around $300-400/night, this is a great redemption. In general, hotels in Singapore aren’t cheap, so this might be a good option if you prefer to stay at Hyatt hotels. Point Me to the Plane writer Shelli stayed at a suite there, here’s her review.
- Grand Hyatt Bali – Category 3 (12,000 points). Bali has many beautiful resorts, and Grand Hyatt Bali is definitely one them.
- Hyatt Regency Bali – Category 1 (5,000 points). This hotel hasn’t opened yet, and for only 5,000 points/night I can’t wait to check it out.
- Park Hyatt Hyderabad – Category 2 (8,000 points). This has to be one of the best overall values for Hyatt’s top-line hotels. Bask in 5-star luxury for the price of an airport Hyatt.
- Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur – Category 3 (12,000 points)
- Hyatt Regency Kathmandu – Category 1 (5,000 points). Five star luxury for 5,000 points sounds too good to be true? This property gets consistently good reviews and doesn’t this building look majestic?
- Korea Hyatt Regency Jeju – Category 3 (12,000 points).
- Park Hyatt Seoul – Category 5 (20,000 points).
I am planning a big trip to Asia and these two properties are on my list. I can’t wait to review them, both hotels look incredible!
- Park Hyatt Tokyo – Category 7 (30,000 points). I hesitated a bit about putting this hotel on the list of “sweet spots”. 30,000 points a night is a lot of points but cash rates for this hotel fluctuate between $300 and $650, so it might be considered a “sweet spot” during high season. And of course there’s Lost in Translation movie!
- Hyatt Regency Kyoto – Category 5 (20,000 points). I have my eye on this hotel for the upcoming Asia trip. If anyone stayed at this hotel please let me know how you liked it. With rates during peak cherry blossom season starting at $500/night, spending 20,000/night doesn’t sound bad at all.
- Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island, Okinawa category 4 – 15,000 points. This hotel is also on my list of Hyatt hotels I want to explore. This is a brand new Hyatt resort, if anyone stayed in this area of Okinawa let me know how you liked it and what are some other great options on Okinawa.
- Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa category 3 – 12,000. I am considering this resort as well, it’s in a different area of the island. If you have stayed at either of the Okinawa properties, let me know which one you prefer and help me decide.
- Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires – Category 5 (20,000 points). I love modern hotels but the grande dame of Buenos Aires hotels does look spectacular. If you stayed there, let us know how you liked it. I am hoping to make it to Argentina soon and would love to hear your recommendations.
- Park Hyatt Mendoza – Category 2 (8,000 points). You can’t get better value for the top brand! If visiting Argentina’s beautiful wine region is on your list, Park Hyatt Mendoza looks like it’s definitely worth a visit. Argentina is on my bucket list and when I finally make it to Mendoza I plan on staying at Park Hyatt.
- Carmelo Resort & Spa, A Hyatt Hotel – Category 5 (20,000 points).
- Hyatt Regency Cartagena – Category 2 (8,000 points).
- Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo – Category 4 (15,000 points). This resort is a perennial favorite of many for family vacations. Cash prices go as high as $600, depending on the season. The standard rooms sell out fast, so if Costa Rica is on your list, make your reservation early. Because it’s a category 4 hotel, you can use your annual free night you get as a World of Hyatt credit card holder.
- Park Hyatt Mallorca – Category 5 (20,000 points)
- Andaz London Liverpool Street – Category 6 (25,000 points).
- Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill – Category 6 (25,000 points).
These two hotels aren’t exactly a bargain at 25,000 points but considering that rates at these properties start at over $300 a night, and go much higher in peak season, this is a good deal.
- Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki – Category 2 (8,000 points).
- Grand Hyatt Athens – Category 3 (12,000 points).
- Nish Palas Istanbul – Category 2 (8,000 points). Small boutique like property with just 45 rooms. I love that this small hotel is part of World of Hyatt and I can use my points there. I really enjoy staying at smaller hotels in historic neighborhoods.
- Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park – Category 2 (8,000 points).
- Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla (opening soon) – Category 3 (12,000 points). It’s pretty easy to cross from Aqaba to Israeli city of Eilat. You can take taxis or book a shuttle and visit two Red Sea resort towns in one trip.
United Arab Emirates
- Hyatt Regency Dubai – Category 3 (12,000 points).
- Park Hyatt Sydney – Category 7 (30,000 points). It’s definitely not a points bargain but the cash rates for Park Hyatt Sydney hover at around $1000/night. I’ve stayed at this hotel and the location, the service, the rooms, the view, everything was exceptional.
- Park Hyatt Melbourne – Category 5 (20,000 points).
Hyatt All Inclusive Resorts
Hyatt all-inclusive resorts offer a great value for families and couples. Zilara is Hyatt’s brand of adults-only all-inclusive resorts, and Ziva resorts are family-friendly. It is hard to beat 20,000 or 25,000 points rates for resorts that cost $300 or more, and as much as $500 during high season. The rates include all food and drink too, so how can you go wrong?
I have a stay planned for January at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta. I’ve never been to Mexico’s west coast and I can’t wait to experience Hyatt’s all-inclusive.
The rates below are for two people in the room.
- Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall – 25,000 points
- Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall – 25,000 points
- Hyatt Zilara Cancun – 25,000 points
- Hyatt Ziva Cancun – 25,000 points
- Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos – 25,000 points
- Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta – 20,000 points
With so many great hotels and resorts that you can book at very reasonable rates, you can see why Hyatt is such a favorite of many travelers. Let us know what “sweet spots” you have discovered and how you liked the properties.