This is obviously worth a look if you need to top up your account. It may also be worthwhile if you are considering a stay in a top tier Park Hyatt such as Paris, where buying the points may be cheaper than paying cash – here’s my recent Park Hyatt New York review where I did just that.
This clearly won’t work at all Hyatt properties. However, if you are visiting an expensive city at peak season it is definitely worth doing the maths.
25% is not the highest bonus that Hyatt offers. We have seen a couple of 30% offers this year. However, with this offer running to 28th November, it may be the best deal you see before the annual purchase limits reset on 1st January.
We value Hyatt points at 1.3p. At the top end you are paying $1,320 for 68,750 points, which is 1.65p each. You won’t get a steal on this basis but you should still come out on top at a good hotel on an expensive night. It’s also fair to say that, given current hotel prices, my 1.3p valuation is very conservative.
The chain has some excellent hotels, and I genuinely find Park Hyatt to be the best luxury chain which is run by one of the multi-brand groups. It doesn’t beat Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental etc but I’d take one over a Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf Astoria or St Regis any day.
Hyatt has started letting you book suites online for points and there are some bargains to be had. Here is how I used that feature in Paris last year. Looking at suite upgrades, you are paying 6,000 points per night – or 9,000 for a premium suite – which would be (x 1.65p) £100 per night. This is good value, especially if the suite automatically gets you lounge access too.
World of Hyatt update – December 2022:
Get bonus points: You will receive double World of Hyatt points on all stays of 2+ nights between 15th September and 20th December. Registration is now closed, unfortunately. You can read our article on the promotion here.
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.