How to maximize the latest Hyatt promo: Get big value at these fantastic properties

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It’s no secret that the world is a strange place right now. If you’re comfortable venturing out, you can take advantage of Hyatt’s latest promotion to help save some money (or points!) while you’re at it.

What is the latest Hyatt promotion and how to maximize it

For stays completed by Oct. 8, 2020, you can get up to a 25% rebate on award stays (15% for Hyatt loyalty members and 25% for The World Of Hyatt Credit Card or a legacy Hyatt credit card holders). In addition, you’ll even receive waived parking fees for award stays! That’s a perk normally just f

or top-tier Hyatt Globalists. Hyatt is also giving out extra bonus points when dining at Hyatt properties. 

It’s key you have The World Of Hyatt Credit Card to get the 25% points rebate, that way you can save the most. Additionally, to get the most value from your points, you’ll want to book higher-end category 6 and 7 properties, some of which we listed below. That being said, you’ll get up to 25% of your points back anywhere you book, making your free Hyatt stay even… freer.

Note that it’s always important to check the cash rate before burning your Hyatt points, even with this promotion. Some properties are running fantastic cash deals, so it may make sense to pay cash and use your points later. Check out our guide on when to use points vs. cash to help decide.

To get the points rebate, you’ll need to register for the promotion here.

Our guide on the best ways to use Hyatt points lists many international Hyatt properties, some of which may be inaccessible due to travel restrictions. Here’s a look at five Hyatt hotels in the U.S. to consider right now, all of which would make for a relaxing getaway and easier social distancing due to their (mostly) rural settings.

Great properties to book with Hyatt points

Ventana Big Sur

This stunning, adults-only resort sits atop a cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and puts guests within easy access to everything that Big Sur has to offer. It’s an all-inclusive property, so even if you’re using points you’ll have access to amenities like meals, hikes, and outdoor fitness classes.

Nights here can easily run upwards of $1,900 or 48,000 Hyatt points per night for larger suites. But if you’re a Hyatt cardholder you’ll pay just 36,000 points for a free night with the current 25% rebate.

That’s getting a value of over 5 cents per point — and incredible deal given we estimate Hyatt points value to normally be around 2 cents each.

Base rooms cost 30,000 points a night and are priced around $1000 a night, with the rebate you’ll pay just 22,500 points.

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Topping Rose House

The Topping Rose House is an SLH property that was added to Hyatt’s portfolio not too long ago. Guests have the privilege of staying in this beautiful 19th-century mansion that also happens to be the only full-service hotel in the Hamptons. With only 22 rooms and suites, you’ll get that boutique hotel feel while having access to a swimming pool, spa, restaurant, and easy beach access.

Standard rates here are either 40,000 Hyatt points per night or $800+ a night if you’re paying cash. But with Hyatt cardholders will only pay 30,000 points per night with the 25% discount.

Again, given that Hyatt points are normally worth 2 cents each, you’d get an above-average value for your redemption (2.6 cents per point) using points for an award stay here.

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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

This particular resort seems to pop up on every Hyatt list — regardless of whether there’s a sale happening or not.

Nights at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort are $570+ or 30,000 Hyatt points per night, meaning you’d need just 22,500 points per night with the 25% discount.

At that rate, your points are worth 2.5 cents apiece — a great value, especially given how coveted this resort is. It’s hard to go wrong when there are four swimming pools to enjoy and plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy, like canoeing, guided kayak tours, and surf lessons.

Just note: Individuals traveling to Hawaii are required to get a valid COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to your trip and show proof of negative result, to avoid a 14-day quarantine

(Photo courtesy of Hyatt)

Hounds Tooth Inn

Another SLH property on this list is the Hounds Tooth Inn, where you’ll be just a short drive from Yosemite National Park in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.

This quaint property only has 13 rooms, so you’re certain to feel at home staying here, especially if you snag a room with a mountain view or an ensuite fireplace.

During this promotion, Hyatt cardholders will pay just 18,750 points per night (rooms are normally 25,000 per night), which is a great rate for a hotel that usually charges $300+ per night.

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Hyatt Place Moab

Lastly, I wanted to mention Hyatt Place Moab. Not because it’s a luxury hotel but because of it’s proximity to Arches National Park — a fantastic destination to discover this summer if you’re looking for a place where you can avoid crowds.

Nights here regularly go for $220+ or 8,000 Hyatt points. But with a 25% discount, you’d only pay 6,000 points. That means you’d be getting a value of 3.7 cents per point — a steal given Hyatt points are normally worth 2 cents apiece.

(Photo by Josemaria Toscano/Shutterstock)

How to earn more Hyatt points

The best option for earning Hyatt points, especially given the current promotion, is to consider The World Of Hyatt Credit Card that gives you up to 50,000 Hyatt points after you meet tiered spending requirements:

  • 25,000 bonus Hyatt points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening
  • An additional 25,000 bonus Hyatt points after you spend a total of $6,000 on purchases in the first six months of account opening

But don’t forget you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio. There’s no fee to convert points and transfers are usually instant.

To start building those Hyatt points, here’s a list of credit cards that earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which you can instantly transfer to Hyatt:

  • Chase Sapphire Preferred Card – 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve – 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening 
  • Ink Business Preferred Credit Card – 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first three months after opening your account

Bottom Line

This new promotion from Hyatt really wows, it’s just too bad it’s not easier to travel right now. Hyatt points are already some of the most valuable in the travel rewards ecosystem, and this promotion makes them worth up to 25% more. If you do feel comfortable traveling right now and can do so in a safe way, this deal should seriously be considered.


Featured image by Zhukova Valentyna/Shutterstock.

Meghan Hunter is an editor for Million Mile Secrets. She covers points, miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels and general travel. Her work has also appeared in The Points Guy.

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