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How to redeem World of Hyatt points for best value

Redeem points on extra hotel stays to maximize value.

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World of Hyatt has one of the strongest average point values when redeeming on hotel stays. Here are the best ways to redeem your Hyatt points for maximum value.

World of Hyatt transfer partners

Hyatt is partnered with a variety of airlines which you can take advantage of in two ways.

You can convert World of Hyatt points to miles or points for the airline partner of your choice. You can also opt to earn airline miles instead of Hyatt points during each eligible Hyatt stay.

Airline partnerYou earn
Aeromexico1,000 kilometers
Air China800 kilometers
Air France500 miles
All Nippon Airways500 miles
American Airlines500 miles
Asiana Airlines500 miles
British Airways500 points
Asia Miles – Cathay Pacific500 miles
China Airlines500 miles
China Eastern Airlines800 points
Delta Airlines500 miles
Emirates Skywards500 miles
Etihad Airways500 miles
Hawaiian Airlines500 miles
Airline partnerYou earn
Japan Airlines500 miles
Jet Airways500 miles
Korean Air500 miles
LAN Airlines S.A.1,000 kilometers
LufthansaUp to 1,000 miles
Qantas Airways (within Australia)1,000 points
Qantas Airways (outside Australia)600 points
Qatar Airways500 miles
Royal Brunei Airlines500 miles
Singapore Airlines500 miles
Southwest Airlines600 miles
Thai Airways International500 miles
United Airlines500 miles
Virgin Atlantic Airways750 miles

Data obtained April 2019. Values are subject to change and should be used only as a general guide.

Convert points to miles

You can convert your World of Hyatt points to airline miles at a ratio of 2.5 points for 1 mile. You need to convert a minimum of 5,000 points to get started and can convert additional points in 1,250 increments.

For every 50,000 points you convert to a partnered airline mile, Hyatt will provide an extra 5,000 bonus miles on your partnered account.

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Awards chart

Hyatt hotels are divided into several numerical categories that reflect the features of the hotel. The points you’ll need for a complimentary night depend on this category as well as the type of room you reserve.

Hotel categoryStandard room points per nightRegency/Grand club points per nightStandard Suite points per nightPremium Suite points per night
15,0007,0008,00010,000
28,00012,00013,00016,000
312,00017,00020,00024,000
415,00021,00024,00030,000
520,00027,00032,00040,000
625,00033,00040,00050,000
730,00039,00048,00060,000
840,000

Data obtained April 2019. Values are subject to change and should be used only as a general guide.

Points + Cash

You can choose to split the cost of your room between points and cash if you want to save on either. The price for reserving this way is simply 50% of the cost in points and 50% in cash.

All-inclusive resorts and Miraval Resorts

In addition to Hyatt hotels, you can also redeem for free nights at Hyatt and Miraval resorts. You can split the cost between points and cash for Miraval resorts, though not for Hyatt resorts.

HotelStandard Room Points Per NightSuite Points Per NightClub Room Points Per NightAdditional Points Per Person Per Night
Hyatt Zilara Cancun25,00040,00012,500
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall25,00040,00012,500
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos20,00032,00010,000
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta20,00032,00010,000
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall25,00040,00012,500
Hyatt Ziva Cancun25,00040,00012,500

Data obtained April 2019. Values are subject to change and should be used only as a general guide.

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How to redeem points for maximum value

Book free nights at Hyatt hotels

Generally speaking, the category of the hotel dictates the luxuries, location and overall value of the hotel. We found Hyatt points always pull a strong value, averaging around 2 cents per point, no matter which hotel you choose. Consequently, higher category hotels are a better use of your points.

Research your options across the reward categories to find your sweet spot for points versus category.

Room upgrades

You can upgrade your booked rooms starting at 3,000 points and topping out at 9,000 points depending on the upgrade.

Room Upgrade AwardPoints Per Night
Regency Club/Grand Club Upgrade3,000
Suite Upgrade6,000
Premium Suite Upgrade9,000

Data obtained April 2019. Values are subject to change and should be used only as a general guide.

The average value of points spent this way averages just under 2 cents per point. This makes it a strong option if you want to boost your comfort level during your stay.

Book an all-inclusive resort stay

If you’re looking for more than just a hotel stay, Hyatt’s all-inclusive resorts offer a more luxurious stay at one of their resort properties.

Your points will be worth less on average compared to a free night stay at a Hyatt hotel. They still hold solid value, however, and outstrip the potential value of your other available redemption options, such as spa or restaurant experiences.

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How to earn World of Hyatt points

Earn points

Spending with eligible credit cards is the fastest way to earn World of Hyatt points. Most eligible cards offer a solid signup bonus to get you started. For more information on how to earn points most effectively, check out our full earning guide.

Compare Hyatt credit cards and other credit cards

There’s currently just one Hyatt credit card, The World of Hyatt Credit Card.

You can earn up to 50,000 bonus points in total when you sign up with this card — 25,000 after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of opening your account and an additional 25,000 bonus points after you spend $6,000 within the first 6 months.

Name Product Welcome offer Rewards Annual fee Filter values
25,000 points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. 25,000 points after spending another $6,000 in the first 6 months
4x points at Hyatt hotels, 5x as a World of Hyatt member, 2x on gyms, commuting, dining and airlines and 1x on all other purchases
$95
Earn 25,000 points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. 25,000 points after spending another $6,000 in the first 6 months.

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Chase’s line of Ultimate Rewards cards allow you to transfer Ultimate Rewards points to your World of Hyatt account at a 1:1 ratio. This is a great choice if you prefer the earning categories of these Chase cards instead of the Hyatt-centered bonuses of the cobranded card.
Name Product Welcome offer Rewards Annual fee Filter values
60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months
2x points on travel and dining and 1x points on all other purchases
$95
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.
50,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months
3x points on dining and travel after earning your $300 travel credit and 1x points on all other purchases
$450
Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months
3% cash back on all purchases in first year up to $20,000 spent, then 1.5% cash back on all purchases
3% cash back on all purchases in first year up to $20,000 spent, then 1.5% cash back on all purchases
$0
Earn 3% cash back on all purchases in your first year up to $20,000 spent. After that earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on all purchases.
$150 cash back after spending $500 in the first 3 months
5% back in rotating categories up to $1,500 combined each activated quarter, then 1% after that and on all other purchases
$0
Earn $150 cash back after spending $500 in the first 3 months from account opening.

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Bottom line

Maximize your World of Hyatt point value by redeeming points on hotel stays. With a little research, you can find properties that might otherwise be too expensive with cash. Consider a hotel credit card to find the option that’s right for you.

Read about the World of Hyatt program to learn about the full range of perks and benefits you can enjoy for signing up.

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