5 Great European Hotels to Book With Hyatt Points

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Now that the sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has increased to 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after completing the minimum spending requirements, you can get more Big Travel with Small Money than before.

This includes award nights at top-tier Hyatt hotels in Europe in the best locations worth over ~$1,000!

I’ve always said the best use of Chase Ultimate Rewards points is to transfer them to travel partners!

5 Great European Hotels To Book With Hyatt Points
Heading to Vienna? Stay in the Luxurious Park Hyatt Vienna With Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points or Hyatt Free Night Certificates

Of course, you still get 2 free nights at ANY Hyatt hotel when you sign-up for the Chase Hyatt card after meeting the minimum spending.

I’ll show you 5 top European hotels to experience with your Hyatt points!

Top Hyatt Hotels Series Index

How Do You Get Hyatt Points?

Link:   Chase Sapphire Preferred 

Link:   Chase Ink Plus

Link:   Chase Ink Business Cash Credit Card

Link:   Chase Freedom

Link:   Chase Hyatt

There are lots of ways to earn Hyatt points.

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt instantly at a 1:1 ratio if you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Ink Plus, or (no longer offered) Chase Ink Bold cards.

If you have the Chase Freedom or Chase Ink Cash cards you can combine their points and transfer to Hyatt as long as you have 1 of the other cards!

This is great news for folks who’ve had their eye on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.  That’s because you’ll earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening your account, which is nearly enough for 2 nights at Hyatt’s top hotels (worth $1,000 or more)!

Keep in mind Chase has tightened their approvals if you’ve opened more than 5 cards within the past 24 months.  So if you’re interested, make sure to get this card first!

And the Chase Freedom card has rotating quarterly categories that earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  

For a limited time, you can earn 10X points (10% cash back) at Amazon through December 31, 2015, on up to $1,500 in spending.

5 Great European Hotels To Book With Hyatt Points
Get 10 Chase Ultimate Rewards per $1 Spent at Amazon Through the End of 2015 and Get Closer to a Hyatt Award Stay!

The Freedom card also has an increased sign-up bonus of $150 (15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points) after spending $500 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening your account, and NO annual fee!

So now is a good time to open a card that earns Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which is my favorite points program!

Two Free Nights With the Hyatt Card

If you’ve had a paid stay at a Hyatt hotel since May 1, 2015, you can earn 2 free nights at ANY Hyatt worldwide with the Chase Hyatt card after completing the minimum spending requirements.  And you’ll earn a $50 statement credit.

Folks who haven’t stayed at a Hyatt hotel since May 1, 2015, can still earn 2 free nights but NOT the $50 statement credit.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for either Hyatt offer but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

5 Hyatt Hotels in Europe That Make Great Award Stays

Hyatt hotels include AndazGrand HyattHyattHyatt PlaceHyatt RegencyHyatt ResortsHyatt House, and Park Hyatt brand hotels.

I like using Hotel Hustle to find hotels because it shows you how many points you’ll need for your specific travel dates, and show you if award nights are available!

Another option is AwardMapper.  It shows similar information, but it’s not specific to travel dates and won’t search for available award rooms.

I haven’t personally stayed at all of these hotels, but they have great reviews!  Let me know if you’ve had an experience with any of them!

Note:  The prices in these examples are based on travel in April 2016.

1.   Park Hyatt Milan

Emily and I stayed at the Park Hyatt Milan, which is a 5-star top Category 7 Hyatt hotel.  This is the most luxurious Park Hyatt we’ve stayed in!  And folks on TripAdvisor seem to agree.
5 Great European Hotels To Book With Hyatt Points
Stay in Style at the Gorgeous Park Hyatt Milan and Save Over $600 a Night With Hyatt Points!

Rates here start at ~$631 or 30,000 Hyatt points per night.

If you sign-up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you’ll have at least 54,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after completing the $4,000 minimum spending requirement, which is most of the way toward 2 award nights at this hotel.  And you’d save over ~$1,200!

Remember, you’ll earn even more points when some of your minimum spending is in the 2X categories of travel and dining.  And 5,000 more Chase Ultimate Rewards points if you add an authorized user who makes a purchase within the 1st 90 days.

5 Great European Hotels To Book With Hyatt Points
See the Famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Steps Away From the Park Hyatt Milan!

This hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway or a honeymoon in Italy.

2.   Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome

Emily and I traveled to Paris and had a wonderful experience at the Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome.

5 Great European Hotels To Book With Hyatt Points
You Can Feel the Luxury of This Gorgeous Hotel the Second You Walk In! Save Over ~$700 a Night Here With Hyatt Points!

This is a 5-star hotel that’s within easy walking distance to the Louvre and Tuileries, and is surrounded by tons of cafes and beautiful French architecture.  Walk to the River Seine and enjoy beautiful views of the city during dinner on a river boat!

When I checked, nights here cost ~$737, but depending on the season, rates can run well over ~$1,000!  So this is definitely a good way to redeem your Hyatt points or your free night award certificates!

3.   Andaz Amsterdam, Prinsengracht

Nights at the Andaz Amsterdam, Prinsengracht cost ~$482 or 25,000 Hyatt points per night.  So the sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred would be worth nearly ~$1,000 if you used your points here for 2 nights!

5 Great European Hotels To Book With Hyatt Points
Wander Amsterdam’s Canals, or Visit Dozens of Galleries and Museums

You’ll be walking distance from several museums (including the Anne Frank House), galleries, and the shopping district.  See what else is recommended by other guests who’ve stayed here on TripAdvisor.

See more of Europe after your time in Amsterdam!  Here are my tips on exploring Europe with budget airlines.

4.   Park Hyatt Vienna

The Park Hyatt Vienna is the 1st Hyatt in Austria.  And it’s a new hotel that’s only been open since June 2014, but folks on TripAdvisor have already rated it 1 of the best hotels in Vienna!

5 Great European Hotels To Book With Hyatt Points
Though It’s a New Hotel, It’s Already 1 of the Top Places to Stay in Vienna. And the Location Can’t Be Beat!

You’ll be walking distance to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the Museum Quarter.  You can also visit the Opera or the cafes that line the historic streets.  Have a glass of Austrian wine along the way!

Nights here cost ~$631 or 25,000 Hyatt points per night.  So you can save a lot of money on your special occasion if you redeem your points for award nights here.

From Vienna, you can take the train to Budapest or Berlin.  Or drive to nearby Salzburg to see the Alps!

5.   Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill

Nights at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill are ~$458 or 25,000 Hyatt points per night.  So the 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points you’ll earn are worth over $900 for 2 nights!

5 Great European Hotels To Book With Hyatt Points
I Had a Great Time Riding the Tube Around London!

The hotel is located in London’s West End neighborhood, near Hyde Park, where you can visit art galleries and walk along the Serpentine.

You can also take the Tube to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, or the London Eye.  Or maybe do some shopping at Harrod’s!  Don’t forget to stop for a spot of tea!

If you want to stay longer in London (or any other city), read my tips on how to mix-and-match paid and award nights with Airbnb to have a more interesting experience!

Bottom Line

There are several fantastic Hyatt hotels in Europe where you can get Big Travel with Small Money when you transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt (or use the 2 free award night certificates after you meet the minimum spending on the Chase Hyatt card).

Get award stays at hotels like Park Hyatt Vienna, the only Hyatt in Austria, or the centrally located Andaz Amsterdam, Prinsengracht.  Emily and I loved our time at the Park Hyatt Milan and Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome!

You can earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening a new Chase Sapphire Preferred card, which you can transfer to Hyatt to save $1,000 or more on award nights!

Are there any Hyatt hotels you’d add to my list?

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