How to Get the Most Value From World of Hyatt Points

Amanda JohnsonJanuary 24, 2020
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Hotel loyalty reward programs can come with a number of perks for frequent and infrequent travelers. World of Hyatt is no different. However, to truly get the best use of your Hyatt points, you need to know the most valuable ways to redeem them — from free award nights to room upgrades and more.

Free award nights

We value Hyatt points at 2 cents each, and your best bet is to use them for hotel nights. Hyatt currently has an eight-category system that determines the point value for your room. A standard room ranges from 5,000-40,000 points per night, outside of peak and off-peak dates.

Category

Standard room

Regency/Grand Club room

Standard suite

Premium suite

1

5,000

7,000

8,000

10,000

2

8,000

12,000

13,000

16,000

3

12,000

17,000

20,000

24,000

4

15,000

21,000

24,000

30,000

5

20,000

27,000

32,000

40,000

6

25,000

33,000

40,000

50,000

7

30,000

39,000

48,000

60,000

8

40,000

50,000

61,000

80,000

However, take note that these redemption rates will change in 2021 to incorporate peak and off-peak pricing. For example, Category 1 hotels that currently go for 5,000 points will soon require 3,500 points for an off-peak award or 6,500 points during peak season.

Category

Standard room

Regency/ Grand Club room

Standard suite

Premium suite

Off-peak

Peak

Off-peak

Peak

Off-peak

Peak

Off-peak

Peak

1

3,500

6,500

5,500

8,500

6,500

9,500

7,000

13,000

2

6,500

9,500

10,500

13,500

11,500

14,500

13,000

19,000

3

9,000

15,000

14,000

20,000

17,000

23,000

18,000

30,000

4

12,000

18,000

18,000

24,000

21,000

27,000

24,000

36,000

5

17,000

23,000

24,000

30,000

29,000

35,000

34,000

46,000

6

21,000

29,000

29,000

37,000

36,000

44,000

42,000

58,000

7

25,000

35,000

34,000

44,000

43,000

53,000

50,000

70,000

8

35,000

45,000

45,000

55,000

56,000

66,000

70,000

90,000

If you’re short on points, you can always redeem a Points + Cash award. The updated award chart coming in 2021 will also have off-peak and peak rates for Points + Cash awards:

Hotel category

Off-peak

Standard

Peak

1

1,750 + 50% cash

2,500 + 50% cash

3,250 + 50% cash

2

3,250 + 50% cash

4,000 + 50% cash

4,750 + 50% cash

3

4,500 + 50% cash

6,000 + 50% cash

7,500 + 50% cash

4

6,000 + 50% cash

7,500 + 50% cash

9,000 + 50% cash

5

8,500 + 50% cash

10,000 + 50% cash

11,500 + 50% cash

6

10,500 + 50% cash

12,500 + 50% cash

14,500 + 50% cash

7

12,500 + 50% cash

15,000 + 50% cash

17,500 + 50% cash

8

17,500 + 50% cash

20,000 + 50% cash

20,000 + 50% cash

Room upgrade awards

You can also use your Hyatt points to upgrade a room. When booking a paid rate, you can upgrade to Regency Club/Grand Club rooms for only 3,000 points per night. A suite upgrade will set you back 6,000 points per night, and a premium suite upgrade will cost 9,000 points per night.

Upgrading has the best value for someone looking to elevate their current travel experience. However, if your goal is to book as many free nights as possible, regardless of the quality of the stay, room upgrades are equivalent to giving away your hard-earned World of Hyatt points.

Resort stays

But if you are interested in getting a more luxury experience from your points, Hyatt has eight all-inclusive resorts that can be booked with World of Hyatt points. These redemption rates differ based on property. For example, you can stay in a standard room at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos for only 20,000 points per night, while the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall goes for 25,000 points per night.

Meanwhile, standard rooms at Miraval resorts are 45,000 points per night plus 20,000 additional points per night for a second person. In 2021, these will also all incorporate off-peak and peak pricing.

Resort

Standard room points per night

Off-peak

Standard

Peak

Hyatt Zilara Cancun

21,000

25,000

29,000

Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana

21,000

25,000

29,000

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

21,000

25,000

29,000

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

17,000

20,000

23,000

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

17,000

20,000

23,000

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

21,000

25,000

29,000

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana

21,000

25,000

29,000

Miraval Resorts Single Occupancy

40,000

45,000

50,000

Miraval Resorts Double Occupancy

57,500

65,000

72,000

M life hotels

World of Hyatt points can also be used to book nights at M life hotels in Las Vegas. However, with hotels in Las Vegas being frequently discounted, this is not typically the best use of your points. We value Hyatt points at 2 cents for domestic redemptions. To help you get the most value out of your M life redemptions, we’ve put together this chart:

Hotel

Reward points per night

Use your points if the room rate is higher than...

Excalibur, Luxor

12,000

$216

New York-New York, Park MGM Las Vegas, MGM Grand

15,000

$270

The Mirage, Mandalay Bay, The Signature at MGM Grand, Vdara, NoMad Las Vegas

20,000

$360

Delano Las Vegas, Bellagio, Aria

25,000

$450

Other redemption options

We typically don’t recommend many other redemption options for your World of Hyatt points, as you simply won’t get a great value out of your them. However, you should be aware of a few other options in case they make sense for your situation.

You can transfer your World of Hyatt points to a number of airline partners or use them for car rentals. Try a new adventure with FIND experiences or Lindblad Expeditions. Finally, 2,000 points will get you a $10 credit towards spa treatments, parking, transportation, in-room movies and more. This gives you a value of 0.5 cents per point, markedly lower than our estimated 2 cents per point valuation. Once again, this shows your best bet is to use our guides to redeem your World of Hyatt points for free nights.

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