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The World of Hyatt hotel loyalty program is a member favorite for its many promotions and generous elite status levels. With just over 1,150 hotels in 70 countries, Hyatt is notably smaller than bigger brands like Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton Honors. To compete, Hyatt pours on the perks to earn guests’ loyalty.
Hyatt has 26 brands in its portfolio, nine of which are all-inclusive. The company has a strong focus on well-being, a theme that runs through many of its brands.
Plus, World of Hyatt is affiliated with MGM Resorts International and Small Luxury Hotels of the World, expanding the options for members to earn and redeem points and enjoy loyalty benefits. Caption by Hyatt is one of Hyatt’s newest brands, and Vivid Hotels & Resorts is coming to Hyatt although no details on when the first hotel will open have been announced yet.
Every World of Hyatt brand offers something distinctive to separate it from the rest. We’ve included all of Hyatt’s regular hotel brands and all-inclusive resorts, so you can decide which property aligns with your travel style.
All of these properties allow members to earn and redeem valuable points, as well as take advantage of bonuses that come with affiliated credit cards like the World of Hyatt Credit Card or the World of Hyatt Business Credit Card.
Pairing local culture with luxury indulgences, Alila is a recent addition to the World of Hyatt lineup. Most Alilas are in Asia — half of them in Indonesia. The only Alila in the U.S. at the moment is Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort, an all-inclusive offering with incredible California nature views. For those into glamping, this property offers the chance for guests to earn World of Hyatt points sleeping in the wilderness (although they can redeem points only for the standard accommodations, not glamping).
This is a hip lifestyle brand that offers elevated service and amenities in city and resort destinations. Hyatt has been steadily growing this brand, which appeals to sophisticated travelers looking to stay in hotels that reflect their creativity and energy. In fact, Andaz means “personal style” in Hindi.
Andaz hotels vary in size and layout. For example, both Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere and Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor, among the brand’s newest big-city hotels, have ample amenities for business travelers and group functions. In Costa Rica and Mayakoba, Mexico, Andaz properties cater to high-end leisure travelers looking to relax in paradise.
Andaz Delhi is located in a corporate park near the airport, offering great runway views for airplane geeks while meeting the needs of leisure and business travelers and even long-stay guests with its dedicated section of serviced apartments.
Andaz properties are known for their evening social hours, where guests can gather over complimentary refreshments and drinks, as well as a new partnership with The Society of Scent. Each hotel features a signature aroma, found throughout the property, that was handcrafted to capture the essence of the destination.
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3. Caption by Hyatt
Caption is one of Hyatt’s newer brands, with one location open in Memphis, and others slated to open in China, Japan and Vietnam. The vibe of Caption hotels is fun, communal and even hostel-esque, with a fun, modern decor. Its common spaces are designed as a place to hang out with your laptop and drink coffee. The vibe seems similar to Marriott Moxy.
The Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis offers a restaurant, gym and in-room chromecast and is pet friendly if you like to travel with your furry companion. The hotel has rooms and suites, which are compact but modern, trendy and functional.
4. Destination by Hyatt
Known as a collection of unique, independent hotels and resorts, Destination Hotels include resorts, city hotels, residence properties and private home rentals. Golf courses and mountain retreats are also part of the portfolio, which like other boutique options within World of Hyatt aim to tell the story of a destination.
5. Grand Hyatt
Just as their name suggests, these are grand hotels with an emphasis on group functions and corporate business, but they also cater to leisure travelers. Grand Hyatt properties have ample meeting space, glossy lobbies and long rosters of amenities ranging from dining to spa outlets. One of the newest additions to the portfolio is the Grand Hyatt at SFO, which is the only hotel connected to San Francisco International Airport, offering close-up views of the ramp activity and parked airplanes.
Everything at these hotels is opulent, from the restaurant options to the architecture. World of Hyatt Globalist members and those paying for premium rooms have access to Grand Clubs in the hotels that have them, serving breakfast and evening snacks. Grand Hyatt hotels without these clubs offer Globalist members breakfast in the restaurant. Other favorites in the Grand Hyatt portfolio include Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa in Hawaii and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
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Hotels branded simply as Hyatt tend to have less meeting space than a Hyatt Regency. Hyatt Paris Madeleine — a guest favorite in the French capital — is one example. Hyatts are popular with both business and leisure travelers.
7. Hyatt Centric
Known for their regionally inspired design and a focus on being the center of the neighborhood, Hyatt Centric hotels straddle the line between business and leisure. Some are located in financial districts, like Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago in Chile, while others are closer to leisure attractions like Peru's Hyatt Centric San Isidro Lima.
Hyatt Centric properties offer special amenities like Drybar-branded hair dryers and eco-friendly toiletry products, both of which were the result of focus group testing on what younger travelers find important.
8. Hyatt House
This brand is where Hyatt was born. Its first hotel dates back to 1957 with the purchase of the Hyatt House at Los Angeles International Airport. Hyatt founder Jay Pritzker believed there was a need for an airport hotel and bought the property, which would be dubbed the world’s first “fly-in” hotel, from businessman Hyatt von Dehn.
These days, Hyatt House properties are all over the world — and not only near airports. Many Hyatt House public amenities mirror those found at Hyatt Place hotels (lounges where guests can work and charge electronic devices, a bar and complimentary breakfast). And the accommodations are more spacious because they are designed for extended stays.
They feature larger living areas and kitchenettes, and include studios and one- and two-bedroom suites. Hyatt House Shenzhen Airport in China was the first of the brand to open in the Asia-Pacific region.
9. Hyatt Place
With hotels in the United States and all over the world, Hyatt Place offers free breakfast and wireless internet for World of Hyatt members. However, the free breakfast offering for all guests is largely a perk due to COVID. There are rumblings that the free breakfast will revert to only being offered to Hyatt members who book directly.
Additionally, these practical hotels tend to scale back on full-service amenities like restaurants. On the positive side, there are many business-traveler-friendly amenities like business centers and in-room refrigerators, and many have bars, swimming pools and fitness centers. These properties always offer a 24/7 option for grabbing food or drink.
10. Hyatt Regency
This is one of the hotel company’s best-known brands, and these full-service hotels include a mix of business and leisure destination properties. Almost all have a Regency Club lounge, offering top elite status guests, and those paying a premium rate, access to a private lounge space for daily food and beverage presentations.
These hotels focus strongly on the corporate traveler but have a wide range of amenities to appeal to leisure guests too. Hyatt Regency properties compete with brands like Marriott, Sheraton and Hilton. Some popular locations include the Hyatt Regency Orlando and the Hyatt Regency Maui.
» Learn more: Grand Hyatt vs. Hyatt Regency
11. Hyatt Residence Club
Hyatt Residence Club properties are designed like luxury condominiums, villas and homes that come with regular (although not always daily) housekeeping services and access to resort amenities like pool or beach areas. Here, World of Hyatt members are eligible to earn points and elite members earn tier bonuses.
The Hyatt Residence Club Key West has a zero-entry pool, hot tub, beach access and barbeque. It is also conveniently located near shopping, dining and nightlife.
12. JdV by Hyatt
JdV, which stands for Joie de Vivre, is Hyatt’s collection of boutique hotels. These properties aim to blend into the neighborhood with their design or history and serve up local experiences and flavors. Joie de Vivre is a relatively new addition to World of Hyatt. Members can earn and redeem their points at pet-friendly Joie de Vivre properties like Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco and Hotel 50 Bowery in New York.
With only a handful of properties, Miraval shares the same mission as World of Hyatt: well-being and mindfulness. These resorts are located in Tucson, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and the New England Berkshires, the brand’s newest opening. They focus on fitness and nutrition as part of overall well-being.
Guests can tailor their experience, putting a focus on nutrition and exercise or on spa pampering and relaxation. And they will earn World of Hyatt points for doing it. Members can also redeem their points for a free night, which comes with a $175 nightly resort credit, all meals and nonalcoholic drinks and complimentary wellness activities.
14. Park Hyatt
Upscale hotels with a focus on bespoke service, many Park Hyatts specialize in notable dining and spa experiences. Nearly half are located in the Asia-Pacific region, a premier destination for lavish service and hospitality. Among the most well-known properties in the brand are the iconic Park Hyatt Sydney facing the Opera House and the family-friendly Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Colorado.
And then there’s the famous Park Hyatt Tokyo, whose New York Bar was featured prominently in the movie “Lost in Translation” and has become a tourist attraction in its own right.
15. Thompson Hotels
These lifestyle-driven hotels are located in both city and resort destinations. Among the newest to join the Thompson Hotels lineup are Thompson Austin in Texas and Thompson Buckhead in Atlanta. There are 18 hotels with another property set to open soon in Madrid.
Like other World of Hyatt brands, these hotels honor their location through art, design and architecture. As luxury hotels, they offer excellent dining plus nightlife opportunities that set the brand apart from other luxury hotels. For example, the rooftop bar at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico offers incredible views of El Arco in the Pacific Ocean and has a separate beer garden pergola.
16. The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
These are independent, boutique-style hotels that are representative of their local environs. Unbound Collection properties are ideal for travelers who don’t want corporate-style accommodations and appreciate variety in what Hyatt calls “story-worthy” hotels.
Similar to Tribute Portfolio and Kimpton, these individually designed hotels offer upscale accommodations with the reassurance of the World of Hyatt program. The Confidante Miami Beach is one of the popular hotels in the portfolio.
17. UrCove hotels
UrCove properties are located only in China and they are fully designed for the Chinese market, particularly Chinese business travelers.
The UrCove Beijing International Exhibition Center is conveniently located near many shopping malls, universities, hospitals and parks. Also located near the metro, it provides easy access to many other parts of the city. The hotel has room service, a restaurant on-site, a gym, and laundry and meeting facilities to truly cater to a business traveler.
All-inclusive Hyatt resorts
Hyatt has nine hotel brands in its portfolio that are all-inclusive with each brand offering a slightly different experience and catering to a different audience. Hyatt was the first multibrand hotel company to enter the all-inclusive market, which allows travelers to earn and redeem points from a global brand for a stay.
Although the amenities offered can vary by property, typically you’ll find the same all-inclusive perks across all the brands, which can include: gourmet dining at hotel bars and restaurants, top-shelf drinks, beach and pool bars, gyms, maid service, Nespresso coffee machines, daytime and nighttime entertainment, and specific activities geared toward adults and children (where children are allowed).
18. Alua Hotels & Resorts
Alua hotels are located in Europe’s beachside locations and offer minimalist chic accommodations and diverse international food options. These properties cater to all types of travelers and offer plenty of activities to choose from. There are 42 properties: two are in Greece and the rest are in Spain.
Not all Alua properties participate in the World of Hyatt loyalty program so check before you book.
19. Breathless Resorts & Spas
Breathless Resort & Spa properties are adults only, so if you’re looking for an all-inclusive spot for a family trip, this might not be the option for you. Currently, there are five Breathless Resort & Spa locations, with three in Mexico and two in Jamaica.
In addition to all the all-inclusive amenities you’d expect, these properties offer craft cocktails, spa treatments, pool parties, music and more.
20. Dreams Resorts & Spas
Dreams properties offer luxury all-inclusive experiences for couples and couples with children in Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The Dreams Acapulco Resort & Spa offers spacious rooms and suites, many of which have balconies with views of Acapulco Bay.
21. Hyatt Zilara
Hyatt Zilara has three properties: one in Mexico, one in the Dominican Republic and the other in Jamaica. These all-inclusive resorts cater to an adults-only crowd. Drinks, meals and entertainment are packaged into the rate (including World of Hyatt redemptions).
Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic is one of the newer additions.
22. Hyatt Ziva
Hyatt Ziva properties are located in Mexico and the Caribbean. Unlike Hyatt Zilara, Ziva is a family-friendly brand with activities available for all age groups.
Like the Hyatt Zilara in Cap Cana, the Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana has also recently opened in the Dominican Republic.
» Learn more: Cancun showdown — Hyatt Ziva vs. Zilara
23. Secrets Resorts & Spas
Secrets Resorts & Spas are also adults-only properties focusing on providing luxurious experiences for hotel guests in the Caribbean. There are properties in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Saint Martin.
24. Sunscape Resorts & Spas
Sunscape is another family-friendly all-inclusive offering by Hyatt, with resorts in Mexico, Dominican Republic and Curacao. There are plenty of activities for kids of all ages. The properties also feature spas, gourmet food and live music.
25. Vivid Hotels & Resorts (coming soon)
There are no hotels open yet, but according to Hyatt, Vivid properties will be designed for “adult travelers looking for casual comforts filled with simple pleasures.” Vivid hotels will offer meditation sessions, low-key social events, water sports and theme parties. The resorts will be beachfront and will include unique dining options like curated dinners, special pop-ups, unlimited top-shelf alcohol and 24-hour dining.
26. Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts
If staying at an all-inclusive hotel deters you because of the lack of organic food options, the menus at Zoëtry resorts include authentic, gourmet food with organic ingredients. According to its website, Zoëtry resorts offer luxurious accommodations with high levels of personal service. That includes maid service three times a day, 20-minute complimentary wellness experiences and daily afternoon tea with live plant infusions.
Zoëtry properties are located in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Curacao.
Other Hyatt brands
MGM Resorts International
World of Hyatt members enjoy several perks at MGM Resorts International properties including MGM Grand Las Vegas. Members can earn and redeem points, as well as earn credit toward elite status. Many MGM Resorts properties have casinos, making this partnership an exciting entertainment addition to World of Hyatt. Elite members get their tier level matched in the MGM Rewards program, meaning automatic access to perks like room discounts and gaming comps.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World
This collection of boutique luxury hotels made for an exciting addition to World of Hyatt when they partnered up in 2018. Since then, hundreds of Small Luxury Hotels around the world that were previously unaffiliated with a points-earning and redemption program came into the World of Hyatt fold, including lavish waterfront properties like Villa Orsula and Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
» Learn more: The complete guide to Hyatt elite status
Hyatt brands, recapped
Hyatt offers 26 different brands and also provides members with opportunities to earn and redeem points at MGM and SLH properties. Although Hyatt is a smaller hotel brand than some of its competitors, it makes up for it with a solid loyalty program and a lot of options.
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