Hyatt Standard Suites - Points Required
Hyatt Standard Suites - Points Required
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World of Hyatt, Hyatt’s frequent guest program, is a “fan favorite” of many in the miles and points space.

Ventana Big Sur an Alila Resort
Ventana Big Sur an Alila Resort

From amazing customer service, both by phone and by Tweet, to top-tier elite Globalist confirmed suite upgrades (4 per year), and no resort fees on award stays (for any level member), Hyatt has a great program.

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Hyatt’s Suites Have Always Been a Great Deal with Points

One of the greatest features of the now-defunct Starwood Preferred Guest program (since acquired by Marriott) was the ability to book upgraded rooms and suites for additional points – up to double the normal room rate for a full Suite.

Hyatt has had the same feature, and is in fact the only major US hotel loyalty program to do so across the board for fixed rates.

And in late 2018, they even made some improvements.

On paid rates, you can upgrade to a Suite for 6,000 – 9,000 points a night, depending on whether you want a Standard Suite or a Premium Suite. While you may need to “buy up” to a higher rate than the cheapest available, these can be amazing value.

For all points, you have lots of options for Suites.

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Hyatt “Standard Suites” and “Premium Suites” Are Often Bookable With Points

The big news today is that all hotels (at least, all that are going to for now) have now rolled out the ability to book Suites online. Until now, you needed to call. This added some effort to check availability, though it probably also left some Suites available that may have otherwise been booked by someone searching online.

Suites can often be a better value than two separate rooms for a family traveling together, and this is a life hack I’ve given to many vacationers over the years.

The Hyatt award charts are quite generous, with the top Premium Suites, which can sometimes include even a massive Presidential Suite or Villa, costing only only twice the price of a standard room!

Much like how redeeming frequent flyer miles for First and Business Class is where you get the highest CPM (cents per mile in value), Suites are where you’ll get the highest CPP (cents per point) for your Hyatt points.

Hyatt Standard Suites - Points Required
Hyatt Standard Suites – Points Required

 

Hyatt Premium Suites - Points Required
Hyatt Premium Suites – Points Required

 

Hyatt All-Inclusives - Points Required for Suites
Hyatt All-Inclusives – Points Required for Suites

 

Miraval Suites with Hyatt Points
Miraval Suites with Hyatt Points

 

Examples of Amazing Suite Redemptions

I love to look at the Ventana Big Sur, just because it’s my most anticipated (theoretically) upcoming Hyatt stay and also what I believe is Hyatt’s best points redemption.

It’s a category 7 and I have a few nights booked for next year at a steal of 30,000 points per night (vs. a cash rate of $2,000 a night – nearly 7 cents per point!).

But you can also book a suite with points. the Big Sur Suite is a “Standard Suite” and since it’s a Category 7 property, it’s 48,000 points a night.

Big Sur Suite

This room would be $2,300 a night plus tax and fees, or about $2,638 for a yield of 5.5 cents a point. Somewhat unusually – given the rates at Ventana Big Sur, the standard room is actually a higher ROI (technically!) but some may prefer the suite redemption.

Big Sur is an exception, though.

Most times, a Premium Suite is going to be many multiples. Here’s a few examples for a random 2 night stay next year in March (9th – 11th):

 

Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Connecticut

Fairfield Suite - Hyatt Regency Greenwich CT
Fairfield Suite – Hyatt Regency Greenwich CT

Standard room: $189 + tax or 8,000 points

Greenwich Suite: $339 + tax or 16,000 points

Fairfield Suite: $439 + tax or 13,000 points.

I think they reversed the Suites online, so book quick if you want the Fairfield Suite! Unfortunately, the Presidential Suite isn’t available with points.

 

Grand Hyatt Singapore

At the Grand Hyatt Singapore, 40,000 points can get you a duplex suite or a “Grand Corporate Suite.” While the Duplex sells for only $566 a night + tax (so, not a great deal with points), the Grand Corporate Suite would be $1,235 + tax a night.

 

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

A One Mile at a Time reader found this amazing deal in Mexico for 50,000 points a night.

It looks like they either sold out every date I searched or pulled the rate – but it’s still a great example of what you might find!

THE CAPE, A THOMPSON HOTEL 3 bedroom villa 50,000 hyatt points

Feel free to try your luck on their booking page.

The Thompson King Suite which is still available for 40,000 points vs $1,227 + tax a night might still work for some… 😉

 

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

Southern California your speed? You can drop $882 plus tax (a hair over $1,000 all in) for the VIP Suite – or just 24,000 points per night. A respectable 4 cents per point in value.

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine - VIP SUite
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine – VIP Suite

 

Grand Hyatt Chengdu (China)

In town to see the pandas? You can book this Grand Executive Suite for $1,009 after tax a night – or just 16,000 points a night. That’s 6.3 cents per point!

Grand Hyatt Chengdu - Grand Executive Suite
Grand Hyatt Chengdu – Grand Executive Suite

 

Hyatt Regency Orlando – Presidential Suite

If you are taking the family to Orlando for some theme park fun, it’s going to be hard to beat this Presidential Suite. They have a few, so the size can vary, but you’ll have at least one bedroom off the main living area. Some are bi-level, but I don’t believe you can pre-confirm that when using points.

Hyatt Regency Orlando - Presidential Suite
Hyatt Regency Orlando – Presidential Suite

For some crazy reason, Hyatt.com is showing this Suite as $10,000 a night – which is not only crazy, it can’t be true. So, I don’t know the cash value but I’m sure it’s over $800++ at a minimum and more at peak times.

 

There are seemingly infinite deals like these around the world…

So have a look around… and let us all know what you find!

Let me know below in the comments, on Twitter, or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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