Hyatt’s bonus dining points promotion can net a roughly 30% return on your restaurant bill

Bet you never thought to order from a hotel restaurant when you're at home. And you'll get a side of bonus points.
Sally FrenchOct 1, 2021

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Dine in or order takeout from your local Hyatt hotel’s in-house restaurant, and you’ll rack up big time points toward free hotel rooms. That’s thanks to a promotion where you can earn roughly 30% of your restaurant bill back in the form of World of Hyatt points.

Between now and Feb. 10, 2022, World of Hyatt members can earn triple points on dine-in, delivery or takeout at participating hotel restaurants — even when you’re not staying the night at the hotel.

To get those triple points credited to your account, just share your World of Hyatt member number with your waiter or at the cash register at the time of payment.

That’s a good incentive to finally dine at that Hyatt restaurant in your neighborhood that you’ve always been yearning to try. As it turns out, not all Hyatt restaurants are the overpriced, generic poolside pizza and ice cream that you might expect from most hotels. 

Hyatt has some restaurants that are destinations in themselves, like the Park Hyatt Washington D.C.’s Michelin-distinguished Blue Duck Tavern. Or, head to the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, where you can dine at Morimoto Maui, led by celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef fame.

A couple notes: points may take two to three weeks to be credited to your account, and there is a cap of 100,000 bonus points that you can earn (though that’s more than $6,500 in spending, so you probably don’t have to worry about hitting that cap).

How much is Hyatt’s 3X dining promotion worth?

Triple points translates to roughly a 30% return on your restaurant bill, based on NerdWallet’s valuation of Hyatt points at 1.9 cents.

Here’s how that works:

All World of Hyatt members (regardless of elite status tier) earn 5 Base Points per eligible $1 spent at Hyatt hotels. 

All World of Hyatt members (regardless of elite status tier) earn 5 Base Points per eligible $1 spent at Hyatt hotels.With the triple points promotion, that works out to 15 points per dollar spent (we value 15 points at about 30 cents). 

Plus, if you hold elite status, you could earn even more: Discoverist members get an additional 10% bonus on eligible purchases while Explorist members get 20%, and it’s 30% for Globalist members.

Say you’re dining lakeside at the Tarpon Bay restaurant inside Florida’s Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. You order a crispy whole snapper ($45) for you, plus the lemon Parmesan-crusted salmon ($36) for your date. You split the jumbo lump crab cake with queso and avocado creme ($17) as an appetizer, a bottle of rose ($48) to drink and a strawberry-chocolate baked mousse tart ($9) for dessert. The bill is $155 before tax and tip, which means you’ll earn nearly $50 worth points from your meal. Not a bad kickback for a fancy seafood date night.

Plus, you can stack this offer with any additional credit card dining rewards points. Say you paid with your Chase Sapphire Reserve®, which earns an unlimited 3 points per dollar spent on dining. In the above scenario, that’s an additional 465 Chase Ultimate Rewards® points, which you can opt to transfer right back into World of Hyatt points (or you can opt to claim them for other travel rewards for more flexibility).

6 great Hyatt restaurants to try

Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

City: Washington, D.C.

Restaurant: Blue Duck Tavern.

Why it’s great: The restaurant itself is certified-great, considering it was recognized in the 2020 Michelin Guide for Washington, D.C. As far as the dining experience itself, a large garden terrace is ideal if you prefer outdoor seating. And if you’re the takeout type, Blue Duck Tavern has its own webpage for online ordering, which you can select for pickup or delivery.

Open for takeout? Yes.

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

City: Scottsdale, Arizona.

Restaurant: Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen.

Why it’s great: Brunch is offered on weekends only, but you can still order the avocado toast served with sunny side up cage-free eggs and lemon preserves ($16) any day of the week.

Open for takeout? Yes.

Shor American Seafood Grill at the Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa

City: Key West, Florida.

Restaurant: Shor American Seafood Grill.

Why it’s great: The views. Shor, a seafood restaurant, has always been about outdoor dining, with seating on a veranda overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

Open for takeout? Yes.

Blue Mojito at the Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa

City: Key West, Florida.

Restaurant: Blue Mojito Bar & Grill.

Why it’s great: If you prefer a bar to a full restaurant, skip Shor and instead head to Blue Mojito, which is located next door. It has open-air lounge seating, and well cocktails are 50% off during the daily happy hour from 3-5 p.m.

Open for takeout? Yes.

TENN at the Holston House Nashville

City: Nashville, Tennessee.

Restaurant: TENN.

Why it’s great: TENN is all about brunch, where you’ll find hearty dishes like a Denver omelet ($15) or a short rib hash with sweet potatoes and a sunny egg ($14).

Open for takeout? Yes, and also delivery.

1886 Cafe & Bakery at The Driskill

City: Austin, Texas.

Restaurant: 1886 Cafe & Bakery.

Why it’s great: The Driskill's signature restaurant, The Driskill Grill, is currently closed — but the adjacent 1886 Cafe & Bakery is open for weekend brunch and daily takeout. And it's not a bad consolation prize (even if you were hankering for a dry-aged steak), largely thanks to the Texas Pecan Waffle ($13).

Open for takeout? Yes.

The bottom line

If you’ve always been intrigued to try the in-hotel restaurant but didn’t feel quite right going to a hotel restaurant in your own city, now’s your chance. With triple points, you’re looking at roughly a 30% return on your bill (and possibly much more, if you hold Hyatt elite status or pay with a dining rewards-earning credit card).


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