Sweet Spots: Best ways to redeem World of Hyatt points in 2024

In this post, I will share the best ways to redeem World of Hyatt points for maximum value.

Earning World of Hyatt points

1) Stays

Staying in a World of Hyatt property earns you points according to your membership level.

Note that points are only earned on paid room rates and other spending (dining, spa etc.) during your stay. In other words, you do not earn points on taxes, fees and award stays.

MembershipPoints per USD
Normal5
Discoverist5.5
Explorist6
Globalist6.5

2) Buy points

World of Hyatt runs regular points sales where members can buy points for around 1.68 to 2 cents (USD) each.

Click here to visit our dedicated page on World of Hyatt points sales.

Redeem Hyatt points for a night at Alila Mangis (read my review)
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Method of determining these Sweet Spots

  1. Find out the amount of points required for each night in the property and the value of those points. As sweet spots are all about value, I am only looking at off-peak nights.
  2. Find out the cash rate for a night in the same property. As nightly rates can vary widely, I picked the lowest rates with fair availability all year round.
  3. The price in point no. 2 must be at least 30% lesser than the value in point no. 1.

Here’s World of Hyatt’s award chart for standard rooms:

CategoryOff PeakStandardPeak
13,5005,0006,500
26,5008,0009,500
39,00012,00015,000
412,00015,00018,000
517,00020,00023,000
621,00025,00029,000
725,00030,00035,000
835,00040,00045,000

World of Hyatt Sweet Spots

Booking a fairly-priced night in a hotel or making a high-value redemption require some sort of flexibility on your travel plans.

To find off-peak award dates, visit hyatt.com on your browser and click on “Points Calendar” (see image below).

Although award bookings made on World of Hyatt hotels offer free-cancellation, some prices reflected in the table below are of non-refundable/prepaid rates. This means that the “value” can be higher if you choose to compare them against flexible nightly rates.

It is also worth noting that you do not have to pay any taxes or fees on most award bookings, except for some resorts in North America and Maldives that impose substantial surcharges, even on award bookings.

Hyatt
Property
Min.
Points
Required
Typical
Cash Rate
(nett)
Buy
Points*
Alila Bangsar
📰 review
3,500US$90US$58
Story Hotel
Signalfabriken
📰 review
3,500US$130US$58
Hyatt Centric
Kota Kinabalu
3,500US$140US$58
Hyatt Regency
Shanghai Jiading
3,500US$150US$58
Hyatt House
Frankfurt
📰 review
3,500US$150US$58
Hyatt Place
Frankfurt Airport
📰 review
3,500US$150US$58
Alila Manggis
📰 review
3,500US$150US$58
Hyatt Regency
Oryx Doha
📰 review
3,500US$180US$58
Hyatt Regency
Cape Town
3,500US$180US$58
Story Hotel
Malmo
📰 review
3,500US$190US$58
Hyatt Place
Kyoto
6,500US$150US$109
Park Hyatt
Kyoto
35,000US$2,100US$588
Alila Ventana
Big Sur
35,000US$3,200US$588

*When buying points at 1.68 cents (USD) each.

Bottom line

World of Hyatt’s new peak/off-peak chart is giving members some incredible sweet spots if you plan ahead and have a little bit of flexibility in your travel plans. These sweet spots will not last forever, enjoy them while they last!

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