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.
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Free award nights
We value Hyatt points at 1.9 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|
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|
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:
|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.
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|
|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 1.9 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...|
|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 1.9 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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