What Is the Value of Hyatt Points?

Hyatt points are worth on average 2.3 cents each when redeemed for award stays.
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  • The World of Hyatt points value is about 2.3 cents each.

  • World of Hyatt points are worth far more than other hotel reward points.

  • Entry-level World of Hyatt members earn 5 points per dollar spent on rooms and other eligible expenses — far less than other hotel programs.

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While other hotel programs decrease the value of their reward points well below a cent per point, World of Hyatt has mostly maintained the high value of its points.

Based on our analysis, the World of Hyatt points value is about 2.3 cents each.

This is a baseline value, drawn from real-world data, not a maximized value. In other words, you should aim for award redemptions that offer 2.3 cents or more in value from your Hyatt points.

What does this value mean?

We determined that Hyatt points are worth 2.3 cents each by comparing several real-world redemptions when paying with cash or points. We looked hotels based in the U.S. and international hotels for this analysis.

Consider this the baseline value for making your own reward redemptions. If you’re getting more than 2.3 cents per point in value, you’re doing well. If you’re getting less, consider looking for another redemption option (or just paying cash instead of using points).

This valuation can also give you a sense of the relative dollar value of a World of Hyatt promotion or credit card offer. But keep in mind that this is only an estimate, and not a hard-and-fast cash value.

Hyatt points value over time

Hyatt points saw a pretty significant jump in value between our 2021 and 2022 analyses, yet dropped down in 2023. It still has by far the most valuable points of any hotel program.

How do Hyatt points compare to other hotel programs?

World of Hyatt points are worth far more than other hotel reward points. This means that you should pay particular attention to promotions that earn Hyatt points or credit card transfer programs (like Chase Ultimate Rewards®) that can be transferred to Hyatt.

Hotel program

Value per point

Best Western Rewards.

0.7 cent.

IHG Rewards.

0.8 cent.

Hilton Honors.

0.5 cent.

Hyatt.

2.3 cents.

Marriott Bonvoy.

0.8 cent.

Radisson Rewards.

0.8 cent.

Wyndham Rewards.

1.2 cents.

How easy is it to earn Hyatt points?

This is where things get a little more complicated. Yes, Hyatt points are worth a lot, but they are considerably harder to earn when spending at Hyatt properties compared to other hotel programs. Entry-level World of Hyatt members earn 5 points per dollar spent on rooms and other eligible expenses — far less than other hotel programs.

How to earn Hyatt points quickly

Beyond qualifying hotel stays, another way to amass a large number of points is to earn a sign-up bonus for a Hyatt credit card. There are currently two available: one personal or consumer card, and one business.

World of Hyatt credit cards
World Of Hyatt Credit Card
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on Chase's website

Chase World of Hyatt Business Credit Card
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Annual fee

$95.

$199.

Welcome offer

Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Plus, up to 30,000 More Bonus Points by earning 2 Bonus Points total per $1 spent in the first 6 months from account opening on purchases that normally earn 1 Bonus Point, on up to $15,000 spent.

60,000 Bonus Points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.

Reward earn rates

• 4 points per $1 at Hyatt hotels and resorts.

• 2 points per $1 on dining, airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, gym memberships, and local transit and commuting.

• 1 point per $1 on all other eligible purchases.

• 4 points per $1 at Hyatt hotels and resorts.

• 2 points per $1 in your top three spend categories each quarter through Dec. 31, 2024, then your top two categories each quarter.

• 2 points per $1 on fitness club and gym memberships.

• 1 point per $1 on all other eligible purchases.

Benefits

• Earn one free night on each cardmember anniversary to redeem at any Category 1-4 World of Hyatt property.

• World of Hyatt Discoverist status.

• Earn five elite night credits when you get the card, and two additional elite night credits for every $5,000 spent.

• Earn up to a $100 Hyatt statement credit on your cardmember anniversary.

• World of Hyatt Discoverist status.

• Earn a rebate of 10% of points (up to 200,000 points) redeemed after reaching $50,000 in annual spend.

• Earn five elite night credits for every $10,000 spent.

If you seek more flexibility in redeeming miles for hotel stays, consider applying for a more general travel credit card instead. A more general travel credit card differs from a hotel card in that you can book lodging at multiple hotel chains, rather than reaping the benefits of staying loyal to a single brand.

🤓Nerdy Tip

Hyatt is also transfer partner of Chase, so if you earn Chase Ultimate Rewards® points via a Chase credit card, you can bolster your Hyatt account by transferring your Chase points.

The more high-end the travel credit card, the more benefits you can enjoy, including airport lounge access or automatic elite status in certain programs. That said, a brand-specific hotel card can net you benefits like late check-out or free breakfast, which can have meaningful dollar value.

How to convert Hyatt points to dollars

Use this calculator to help convert any number of World of Hyatt points to dollars, based on our estimate. This is useful for deciding whether to use cash or points to pay for a room, or when considering whether a promotion that earns Hyatt points is worth it.

How can I get more value from my Hyatt points?

There are many ways to eke more value from your Hyatt (or any reward) points, such as targeting sweet spots and good old fashioned comparison shopping.

Also, based on our analysis this year, we noticed that World of Hyatt points were worth slightly more when booking hotels in the U.S. compared to international properties. This doesn’t mean you should always use them domestically, but it does mean you should be extra careful when booking internationally to make sure you’re getting a good deal.

Wondering what you can do with those points? Check out our guide to booking award nights with Hyatt and how to get the most value from World of Hyatt points.

How did we determine the Hyatt points value?

We collected hundreds of data points comparing the cash value to award (point) value for the same destinations and dates. That is, we compared the cost of a given room in either cash or points across many bookings.

This method differs from many others in that it looks at real-world redemptions rather than hypothetical, maximized redemptions. The advantage of this approach is that it provides an actual, real-world indication of how much these points are worth on average. That said, it doesn’t take into account the high-value redemptions that points enthusiasts seek.

Frequently asked questions

Based on our analysis, 10,000 Hyatt points are worth about $230.

Based on our analysis, 25,000 Hyatt points are worth about $575.

Based on our analysis, 50,000 Hyatt points are worth about $1,150.

Based on our analysis, 80,000 Hyatt points are worth about $1,840.

Based on our analysis, 100,000 Hyatt points are worth about $2,300.


How to maximize your rewards

You want a travel credit card that prioritizes what’s important to you. Here are some of the best travel credit cards of 2024:

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World Of Hyatt Credit Card

on Chase's website

World of Hyatt Credit Card
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NerdWallet Rating
Rewards rate

1x-9x

Earn up to 9 points total for Hyatt stays – 4 Bonus Points per $1 spent on qualified purchases at Hyatt hotels & up to 5 Base Points per $1 from Hyatt as a World of Hyatt member. Earn 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent at restaurants, on airlines tickets purchased directly from the airlines, on local transit and commuting and on fitness club and gym memberships.

Points

Intro offer

30,000

Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Plus, up to 30,000 More Bonus Points by earning 2 Bonus Points total per $1 spent in the first 6 months from account opening on purchases that normally earn 1 Bonus Point, on up to $15,000 spent.

Points
Chase World of Hyatt Business Credit Card

on Chase's website

World of Hyatt Business Credit Card
4.9
NerdWallet Rating
Rewards rate

1x-9x

Up to 9 points total per $1 spent at Hyatt - 4 Bonus Points per $1 on qualified purchases at Hyatt hotels & up to 5 Base Points per $1 from Hyatt as a World of Hyatt member. Earn 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent in your top three spend categories each quarter through 12/31/24, then your top two categories each quarter. Earn 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent on fitness club and gym memberships and 1 Bonus Point per $1 spent on all other purchases.

Points

Intro offer

60,000

60,000 Bonus Points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.

Points
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