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Don’t a few nights on a private island in the Maldives sound enticing?  Or how about staying across from the Sydney Opera House in Australia?

Lots of folks get into the miles & points hobby in order to take a dream vacation.  So I’ve put together a list of the top 5 most expensive Hyatt hotels around the world!

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Relax on the Stunning Beach Surrounding the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Hopefully it will spark your imagination and maybe even help you plan your next trip!

Top 5 Expensive Hyatt Hotels

Link:   Hyatt Award Chart

Staying at a luxurious (and otherwise expensive!) hotel can be a fun way to splurge for a lifelong memory or a special occasion.  And it can also be fun to set a travel goal, then collect enough points for free nights.

Because the best use of your points isn’t necessarily what gets you the most value for them, but what’s meaningful for you. 🙂

That said, if you want to make the most of your credit card rewards, here are suggestions about how to get a LOT of value with your Hyatt points or Hyatt free night certificates from cards like the Chase Hyatt card.

If you’re looking at a Hyatt hotel that costs over $500 per night, it is in the top 20 most expensive Hyatt hotels around the world.  And if it’s at least over $300 a night, it’s more expensive than 90% of Hyatt hotels.

1.   Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

The Maldives is on a lot of folks’ dream vacation list, and for good reason!  With the crystal blue waters and white sand beaches, what more could you ask for?  Emily and I certainly enjoyed our vacation there a few years ago with our families!

So if you’re planning a trip to the Maldives, consider the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, a Category 6 Hyatt hotel located on its own private island.

It gets almost 5 stars on TripAdvisor.  Reviewers love the hotel’s great service and food, and the fact that it’s surrounded by pristine water that’s great for diving and snorkeling!

Nights here in April 2017, cost ~$1,270 NOT including taxes and resort fees, that add up to ~$301.  Or 25,000 Hyatt points  And you will NOT have to pay any taxes or resort fees when using Hyatt points.

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Stay on a Private Island Surrounded by Crystal Clear Waters at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

But be aware, because this exclusive hotel is located on a private island, you’ll have to pay a ~$520 fee for a flight and boat ride to access the island!

2.   Park Hyatt New York

The swanky Park Hyatt New York gets nearly perfect reviews on TripAdvisor for its modern and clean rooms, incredible service, and great location.

I found nights at the Hyatt Category 7 hotel in April 2017, for ~$1,122.  So a 2-night weekend stay would cost you well over ~$2,000!

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Take a Trip to the Big Apple and Stay a Few Nights at the Modern Park Hyatt New York

Or you could use 60,000 Hyatt points (30,000 Hyatt points per night X 2) or the free night certificates from the Chase Hyatt card, and save lots of money.

Million Mile Secrets team member Jasmin stayed here last spring, and highly recommends the breakfast.  Especially the duck confit hash!

3.   Park Hyatt St. Kitts

The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is set to open in the Spring of 2017, and they’re taking reservations for dates after March 1, 2017.  So if you want to plan and save for a luxurious vacation in the Caribbean, this hotel would be a fantastic option!

I found rooms at this beautiful Hyatt Category 7 hotel in July 2017, from ~$450 plus $100 in taxes and service charges per night up to ~$1,300 per night.  So using 30,000 Hyatt points for a free night (or two!) would definitely be worth it!  Especially because your Hyatt points cover the cost of the room AND any taxes and service charges.

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Start Saving Your Points Now, Because the Beautiful Park Hyatt St. Kitts Is Set to Open in March 2017.

4.   Park Hyatt Paris – Vendôme

Planning a trip to The City of Lights?  Consider a night (or 2 or 3!) at the elegant Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, where Emily and I stayed.

Lots of folks in the miles & points community dream of staying at this Category 7 Hyatt hotel.  It gets nearly all 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor.

Emily and I enjoyed the large Park Suite and the hotel’s central location.  And other reviewers rave about the hotel’s knowledgeable concierge, great restaurants, and friendly staff.

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Emily Loved Staying In the Park Suite at the Beautiful Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome

I found rooms in April 2017, for ~$856+ per night.  And rooms will often go for ~$1,000+ per night!

But instead of paying cash, you could use 30,000 Hyatt points for a free night and save hundreds (or thousands!) of dollars.

5.   Park Hyatt Sydney

I stayed at the beautiful Park Hyatt Sydney during a trip to Australia for my mom’s birthday and loved it!  It has fantastic views of the famous Sydney Opera House and I enjoyed the breakfast there too.

It also gets great reviews on TripAdvisor for its fantastic location and friendly, helpful staff.

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I Loved Staying at the Park Hyatt Sydney During My Trip to Australia, Especially for the Views of the Sydney Opera House!

Nights here in April 2017, cost ~$755 or 30,000 Hyatt points.  And I’m certainly happy to use 30,000 Hyatt points to save over $750!  Because that’s definitely getting Big Travel with Small Money. 😉


If you’re looking for a few more places to splurge using points or free night certificates, check out the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall in Jamaica, the Park Hyatt Milan, and the Park Hyatt Tokyo.

All of these hotels cost over $500 per night and would be a great use of points for a once in a lifetime experience!

Earning Hyatt Points and Free Night Certificates

Link:   Chase Hyatt

Link:   Chase Sapphire Reserve

Link:   Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

Link:   Chase Ink Business Preferred Credit Card

With the Chase Hyatt card, you’ll earn 2 free night certificates after spending $2,000 within 3 months of account opening.  And 5,000 bonus Hyatt points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the same timeframe.

You’ll also get free Platinum elite status and 1 free night in Category 1 to 4 Hyatt every card anniversary.

This card can save you lots of money, because you can use the 2 free nights at expensive Hyatt hotels, like those on this list, that would otherwise cost hundreds of dollars.

Or you could earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points with cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve, Ink Business Preferred, or Ink Plus (no longer available).  Then transfer those points to Hyatt points at a 1:1 ratio.

The Chase Sapphire Reserve, for example, has a 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.  That’s enough for 3 free nights at any of the hotels on this list!

Bottom Line

You can use points and free night certificates at the most expensive Hyatt hotels in the world.  And save ~$1,200+ per night, depending on the hotel you choose!

It can be fun to set a travel goal and save enough points or earn free night certificates for stays at luxurious hotels.  Especially if you’re planning a trip for a special occasion. 😉

With the Chase Hyatt card, you’ll earn 2 free nights at ANY Hyatt hotel, and save thousands!  Or you can transfer the Chase Ultimate Rewards points you earn from cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Sapphire Preferred to Hyatt points at a 1:1 ratio.

Which expensive Hyatt hotel is your favorite?  Let me know in the comments!

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Thank you much, Travis.

Hi, D,

I remember seeing your article on Hyatt All-Inclusive some time ago, but a search returned this Top 5 Hyatt instead. Was I dreaming?

Reader TomT reported on Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, I was hoping to find one catering to adults only. Do you have a suggestion?

Hyatt has two all-inclusive lines – Ziva and Zilara. The Zilara cancun is age restricted, all-inclusive, and bookable!

My wife, my two children (ages 13 & 11) and I stayed at the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos using 2 of our 4 free night certificates (from two cards) for her 50th birthday in October. We paid just over $300 for the 3rd night at the standard room rate, but due to the Platinum status the card provides, they upgraded us to a 1250 sq ft 2-bedroom and 3 bathroom ocean view suite (w/o us asking) that retailed for just under $7,000 for the 3 dates we were there, and that retail price was after a 40% discount at the time. The Ziva resort has multiple high quality table-service restaurants during dinner and very nice buffets for breakfast and lunch. The food was excellent. We also stayed at the Paris Park Hyatt Vendome in August using my 2 free nights (unfortunately 2 rooms for 1 night due to 3 persons max for a standard room). Even though Paris was relatively tourist free due to recent acts of terrorism in France, we were not upgraded (but I did not ask either). We definitely enjoyed both hotels, but 3 free meals daily for a family of 4 certainly made the Ziva Los Cabos more or a value play.

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That sounds like a heck of an upgrade. 🙂

Oops my bad 4 at the first one and 3 for the others

Don’t you mean 4 nights free if u use the 100k chase reserve card?