New Ways to Use World of Hyatt Points November 2018 — But…

Changes in the ways World of Hyatt points can be used will become effective as of Thursday, November 1, 2018 — and although the good news is that more flexible ways to redeem points for suite upgrades will be available…

New Ways to Use World of Hyatt Points November 2018 — But…

…the bad news is that the value of the Points + Cash option will diminish, as a minimum of 50 percent of the standard rate must be paid in order to use this option.

For all options except where otherwise noted, you can book your room, upgrade, suite, or free night now by calling 800-544-9288 if you are in the United States and Canada; or call your nearest Global Contact Center here or here.

Other terms and conditions — including those of the World of Hyatt frequent guest loyalty program — apply.

Free Nights Chart

Enjoy free nights at Hyatt hotels and resorts with no blackout dates on standard rooms or at participating MGM Resorts Destinations in Las Vegas. Free nights start at just 5,000 points.

NEW: You can use your points for free nights in premium suites and we’re eliminating the minimum length of stay for free nights in suites.

Search the award chart by hotel category to determine how many points you need for a free night at your desired location.

Hotel Category Standard Room Points Per Night Regency Club or Grand Club Points Per Night Standard Suite
Points Per Night
NEW: Premium Suite Points Per Night
1 5,000 points 7,000 points 8,000 points 10,000 points
2 8,000 points 12,000 points 13,000 points 16,000 points
3 12,000 points 17,000 points 20,000 points 24,000 points
4 15,000 points 21,000 points 24,000 points 30,000 points
5 20,000 points 27,000 points 32,000 points 40,000 points
6 25,000 points 33,000 points 40,000 points 50,000 points
7 30,000 points 39,000 points 48,000 points 60,000 points

Points + Cash Option

NEW: Combining Points + Cash will require 50 percent of the points required for a free night simultaneously with 50 percent of the cost of the standard room rate.

Points + Cash Standard Room

NEW: For a standard room, you can combine Points + Cash for a standard room at MGM Resorts Destinations in Las Vegas and Hyatt Residence Club resorts, in addition to Hyatt hotels and resorts.

Hotel Category Standard Room
Points Per Night
NEW: Standard Room Points + Cash Per Night  Converted to Local Currency
1 5,000 points 2,500 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
2 8,000 points 4,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
3 12,000 points 6,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
4 15,000 points 7,500 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
5 20,000 points 10,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
6 25,000 points 12,500 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
7 30,000 points 15,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
Points + Cash standard suite

NEW: Combine Points + Cash for standard suites at Hyatt hotels and resort properties and Hyatt Residence Club resorts.

Hotel Category Standard Suite
Points Per Night
NEW: Standard SuitePoints + Cash Per Night Converted to Local Currency
1 8,000 points 4,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard suites
2 13,000 points 6,500 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard suites
3 20,000 points 10,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard suites
4 24,000 points 12,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard suites
5 32,000 points 16,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard suites
6 40,000 points 20,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard suites
7 48,000 points 24,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard suites
Points + Cash premium suite

NEW: Combine Points + Cash for premium suites at Hyatt hotels and resort properties.

Hotel Category Premium Suite
Points Per Night
NEW: Premium Suite Points + Cash Per Night Converted to Local Currency
1 10,000 points 5,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for premium suites
2 16,000 points 8,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for premium suites
3 24,000 points 12,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for premium suites
4 30,000 points 15,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for premium suites
5 40,000 points 20,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for premium suites
6 50,000 points 25,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for premium suites
7 60,000 points 30,000 + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for premium suites

“I used the C+P alot with the 5K to 8K locations”, FlyerTalk member Mthorn82 posted. “A lot of times if I was low on points I would be able to snag up a cheap room for say in Mt.Laurel NJ for around $45 with the 2500 points on a 5K location and usually on a weekend when I visit the area to visit my relatives and friends. Just need a place to fall sleep was fine but now with the new system I could see that being a lot more with the 50%. They should def give the higher Explorist and Globalist some sort of reduction on that maybe 30 and 20%.”

However, FlyerTalk member 59Impala would not say that the changes are bad in every case. “I have seen full cash rates at Cat 6 and 7 hotels, which were only slightly higher than the cash part in a P+C. e.g. 350$ full cash vs 300$ in a P+C scenario. so with the new rules, the cash part in a P+C case would drop to 175$.”

Room upgrades on paid nights

Upgrade your accommodations starting with 3,000 World of Hyatt points.

NEW: Upgrade a qualifying paid night to a premium suite using points at participating Hyatt hotels and resort properties and Miraval.

Room Upgrade Award Points Per Night
Regency Club/Grand Club Upgrade 1 3,000 points
Suite Upgrade 2 6,000 points
NEW: Premium Suite Upgrade2 9,000 points

All-Inclusive Resorts

All-inclusive resorts offer luxury accommodations, authentic dining options, world-class entertainment and local adventures.

Resort Property Standard Room Points Per Night — Single or double room occupancy Suite Points Per Night — Single or double room occupancy Club Room Points Per Night — Single or double room occupancy Additional Points Per Person Per Night — Maximum of 4 people per room
Hyatt Zilara Cancun — Adults Only 25,000 points 40,000 points 12,500 points
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall — Adults Only 25,000 points 40,000 points 12,500 points
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos — Guests of All Ages 20,000 points 32,000 points 10,000 points
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta — Guests of All Ages 20,000 points 32,000 points 10,000 points
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall — Guests of All Ages 25,000 points 40,000 points 33,000 points 12,500 points
Hyatt Ziva Cancun — Guests of All Ages 25,000 points 40,000 points 12,500 points
Miraval Resorts

Every award night at Miraval includes luxury accommodations, a resort credit of $175.00 per person, gourmet cuisine, freshly prepared snacks and beverages, and an abundance of complimentary wellness activities, lectures, fitness classes and more.

To book your wellness stay using points, call 866-792-3395.

Free nights

NEW: Use your points for award nights in premium suites at Miraval.

Miraval Resorts Standard Room Points Per Night — Single Occupancy Suite Points Per Night — Single Occupancy NEW: Premium Suite
Points Per Night — Single Occupancy
Second Person Points Per Night
Points Required 45,000 points 75,000 points 105,000 points 20,000 points

Miraval Resorts Points + Cash

NEW: Combining Points + Cash will require 50 percent of the World of Hyatt points required for an award night and 50 percent of the cost of the standard room rate — plus, you can use your points for award nights in standard and premium suites.

To book your wellness stay using Points + Cash, call 866-792-3395.

Miraval Resorts NEW: Points + Cash Per Night — Single Occupancy NEW: Points + Cash Per Night — Double Occupancy
Standard Room 22,500 points + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard rooms 32,500 points + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
Standard Suite 37,500 points + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard rooms 47,500 points + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard rooms
Premium Suite 52,500 points + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard rooms 62,500 points + 50 percent of the Standard Rate for standard rooms

A limited number of rooms are allocated to the awards above; reservations are subject to availability.

To learn more about these changes, including participating hotels, you can review the answers to frequently asked questions.

Globalist Elite Level Members to No Longer Earn United Club Passes

Effective as of Tuesday, January 1, 2019, passes for a one-time visit to a United Club will be discontinued and no longer a benefit of Globalist elite level status in the World of Hyatt frequent guest loyalty program.

Two passes to the official airport lounges of United Airlines are currently earned by by completing 60 qualifying nights or earning 100,000 base World of Hyatt points.

All existing passes will be honored through their expiration dates. You can continue to earn MileagePlus miles with United Airlines for stays at Hyatt hotel and resort properties worldwide; and you can also convert World of Hyatt points to MileagePlus miles.

Summary

Nine days between the time of the advance notice and the date of which the changes become officially effective is poor, in my opinion; and while some people will experience some significant devaluation, I am not sure that it is quite the “armageddon” which some media sources seem to paint it.

For me, the option of combining points and miles was never of enough value for me to use it; but I can understand why many people are calling this portion of the announced changes a devaluation.

Conversely, I usually do not need to upgrade to a suite; so the new options are not attractive to me either — but at least a minimum of three days to book an upgrade to a suite will no longer be required under the new policies…

…so I will likely be affected minimally — if at all — by these announced changes; and I hope that you will not be adversely affected by them either.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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