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Exceptional World of Hyatt hotel points redemption in Budapest – but ending soon

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One of Hyatt’s best redemptions is increasing in price.

The Párisi Udvar Hotel in Budapest is a member of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection. 

The Unbound Collection is a group of independent hotels which use Hyatt’s ‘system’ for marketing purposes, in return for letting World of Hyatt members earn and burn points.  You can see the full portfolio here.

At present, the Párisi Udvar Hotel is just 8,000 World of Hyatt points per night.   This is exceptionally good value.

The Párisi Udvar Hotel in Budapest World of Hyatt points

I tend to value a World of Hyatt point at 1p.  However, picking a few dates in August and September shows rates of €230 to €350+ per night.  This means that you’re getting excellent value for your points.

Such good value, in fact, that it actually makes sense to BUY Hyatt points – even without a bonus offer – rather than book for cash.  As you can see here, buying 8,000 points costs just $192 ($171).

However, move quickly.  The hotel is going up to Category 5 on 30th July, which means it will be 20,000 points per night.  You can lock in bookings before 30th July for stays at any point in the next year.

The hotel website is here if you want to find out more.


World of Hyatt update – January 2023:

Get bonus points: World of Hyatt is not currently running a global promotion.

New to World of Hyatt?  Read our overview of World of Hyatt here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on what we think World of Hyatt points are worth is here.

Buy points: If you need additional World of Hyatt points, you can buy them here.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from Hyatt and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (140)

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  • Jo says:

    OT: if anyone could give me a airportr referral code to try out that would be great!

  • Annabel says:

    Morning! Will purchase of gift cards trigger the Selfridges spend?

    • david says:

      Not too sure. I am aware that the current 10% Morrisons allows to purchase Amazon gift cards though.

    • SM says:

      Gift cards won’t trigger the offer, it’s stated in the small print!

      • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

        Gift cards shouldn’t trigger the offer, it’s stated in the small print!

        Fixed that for you!

      • Genghis says:

        There’s often a difference between what the T&Cs say and what happens in reality. Only a problem if it’s not to your advantage.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Never had a problem when bought instore

  • FS says:

    The free connecting flights to London, for long haul flights, do they have to be on BA to qualify?
    This would limit the regions that this free connection applies to.
    We have booked flights to Canada but have to make our own way to London as BA doesn’t seem to offer flights from Cornwall to London.

    • Stu_N says:

      The domestic connection would have to be bookable with Avios so in practice, yes, if you’re starting in GB.

      I wonder if it would let you book Aer Lingus flights from Belfast though?

      • sam says:

        unsure if it has changed since may 2019. we had to start our flight with BA to use the 241 voucher/avios. poss different if not 241.

      • Stephen C says:

        From memory: booking Aer Lingus from Belfast was a no go via BA. Booking them through Aer Club is more often than no a higher cost in taxes/charges than the price of a cash ticket

    • Anna says:

      It’s only “free” in terms of avios. You still have to pay the RFS fees for a connecting flight.

      • Genghis says:

        I thought the fees are >RFS?

        • Yorkieflyer says:

          Yes the fees and charges are not capped unlike RFS on domestic connections

          • Colin MacKinnon says:

            Sometimes, it is cheaper to buy a cash ticket!

            And if just hand-baggage on the long-haul, it is better to have a flex ticket for the domestic. Then when your flight arrives early, you can change to an earlier domestic – which you can’t do with an avios ticket .

            (changes have to be made 24 hours in advance, sir. Changes can’t be made once you have started your journey, sir. Enjoy the extra few hours in the CCR, sir!)

          • Stu N says:

            I though it added about £80-£100 on a return but the pricing isn’t always correct until you click through to the final booking screen.

            I’ve just run a dummy booking and looks like the charges are nil – EDI-LHR-JFK out 11/12 back 14/12 in business 110k Avios and £871, dropping to £669 on final screen.

            LHR-JFK on same dates, 110k and £669.

            Interesting….

          • the_real_a says:

            Fees for me are generally an increase of £40 to £50 each way plus avios. I find it often makes more sense to take the train to London than public transport to Manchester or Leeds.

  • JohnT says:

    Got shop small on Starwood but not BA. New Avios for booking cruise offer on BA though! Just closed OH gold to start 2 year clock, drat.

  • Mike says:

    It was annoying when they got rid of the free regional connecting flight on short haul AVIOS flights

  • Nick says:

    On the virgin 2-4-1 voucher – do I need to be one of the passengers? Or can I book for 2 family members?

    • Neil Donoghue says:

      You need to fly unfortunately

      • Munch says:

        I managed to book the wife and daughter using my 2 for 1 voucher. It was an upgrade on one leg from economy to premium. I was surprised but the call centre was okay. I was needed on the phone at the same time.

  • Nick says:

    Any way to force an Amex offer , eg selfridges on other cards

    I only have it on ba on ba supp

    Want to get it on the plat and supp family

    • Jonathan says:

      No. Used to be able to call up & ask CS to add but those days are long gone. Also used to be sneaky ways of altering URL’s to add but that’s a recipe for ending your relationship with AmEx.

      • Jonathan says:

        Rob recently implied in a comment the url method was possible still for those in the techie know

        • RedEyeDonkey says:

          With the aggressive clawbacks and other things going on in the US and rumours of shutdowns I don’t think it’s likely worth it for one little offer these days though possible or not I’d recommend staying on the good side of AMEX as while they’re not the only game in town in the UK it’s close to that situation and you’re probably leaving tens of thousands in free travel and benefits on the table lifetime if they boot you and you have to ‘make do with the alternatives’.

  • Ada says:

    Is this a trial run for limiting the Shop Small promotion in December?

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