Updated 4:07pm ET to add note about bonus promotion – see below.
In early April, we saw 7 AMR resorts (part of the Hyatt / AMR tie up) come online for booking with Hyatt points. These hotels include a range of all-inclusive resorts, some adults-only and some family friendly.
It now seems that nearly all (there are exceptions) AMR-owned hotels in the Americas (not Europe) are bookable online with World of Hyatt points. HT to MilesTalk Group moderator Tim R. for spotting this. It seems that only Sunscape branded resorts are still not yet bookable.
At the Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica, for example, you can book a premium suite that includes a hot tub on your terrace and direct pool access.
No doubt even better suites exist if you hunt around.
I don’t have a complete list of newly added hotels since Hyatt PR hasn’t yet communicated this, however, if you are looking anywhere in the Caribbean or Mexico, it’s a safe bet that your options just expanded significantly using Hyatt points (which is why I tend towards credit cards that earn Ultimate Rewards points since they can be transferred 1:1 to Hyatt as long as one of your cards is a Chase Sapphire Reserve or Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink Preferred.
The best part about these is not just that we have more options in the Americas for Hyatt points, but also that they generally offer upgraded suites for points and also seem to allow the use of Globalist Suite Upgrade Awards.
Just in from Hyatt:
In addition to having access to World of Hyatt benefits at participating resorts in more luxury all-inclusive brands than ever before, World of Hyatt members can register by August 15, 2022 to earn 5,000 Bonus Points for qualifying stays of three or more consecutive eligible nights at participating Inclusive Collection resorts in the Americas between May 15 and September 15, 2022*. To learn more visit hyatt.com/5000.
*Terms & Conditions
You must be a member of World of Hyatt in good standing and register for the promotion between May 9, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. CDT and August 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. CDT to participate. To join World of Hyatt, visit worldofhyatt.com, and to register for the promotion, visit hyatt.com/5000. Only Eligible Stays completed after registration and between May 15, 2022, and September 15, 2022 (“Promotion Period”) will count towards this promotion. Beginning on your first eligible stay with a minimum of 3 consecutive nights after registration and during the Promotion Period, you will receive 5,000 Bonus Points per stay at participating all-inclusive resorts in the Americas. Offer is valid at participating Breathless Resorts & Spas, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Secrets Resorts & Spas, Sunscape Resorts & Spas and Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts in the Americas. For a complete list of participating resorts, visit hyatt.com/5000. Not all properties in these brands are participating. A maximum of 25,000 Bonus Points may be earned under this promotion.
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