How Are Hyatt Points Calculated & How Many Can You Earn?

Points Earned Per Stay
Calculate how many Hyatt Points you can earn per night based on spend, Hyatt elite status, and Hyatt credit cards.
Last Updated 2022-05-13 By R.Flowers III

World of Hyatt members can earn anywhere from 5 to 10.5 Hyatt Points per $1 spent at Hyatt brand hotels. This includes base points, points from elite status, and Hyatt credit card points.

How are Hyatt points calculated on stays?

When staying at Hyatt brand hotels and most partner hotels, you'll be able to earn anywhere from 5 to 10.5 points per $1 spent based on your World of Hyatt elite status level and whether or not you use a Hyatt card to pay for your stay.

Method Points Earned Per $1 Spent
Base points 5
Elite status 0.5 - 1.5
Hyatt credit cards 4

Base points

World of Hyatt members earn 5 Hyatt points per $1 spent on the base rate at participating hotels. So a hotel that costs you $152 per night would earn you 760 Hyatt Points per night.

Base points are not earned on the taxes and fees portion of your bill.

Elite status points

You can earn elite status with Hyatt by staying at Hyatt brand hotels during the calendar year. You can qualify for elite status with Hyatt based on either nights or base points earned.

For example, you can earn Hyatt Discoverist status by staying 10 nights at Hyatt properties during the calendar year or you can earn Hyatt Discoverist status by earning 25,000 base points during the calendar year.

Based on your status within the World of Hyatt program, you'll earn a certain percentage of bonus points per $1 spent which is based on the base rate. The table below breaks down the Hyatt Elite Status requirements.

Level Bonus Points Earned
Member No Bonus 0
Discoverist 10% 0.5
Explorist 20% 1
Globalist 30% 1.5

Bonus points earned from Hyatt Elite status are in addition to the points that you earn at the base rate. So if the base cost of your stay costs $152 and you're a Hyatt Explorist, you'll earn 760 base points plus an additional 152 points from the 20% bonus for a total of 912 Hyatt points.

Hyatt credit card points

Using Hyatt credit cards to pay for you stay will earn you 4 additional Hyatt Points per $1 spent. Unlike base points and elite status points, Hyatt credit cards will earn you points on the full cost of the stay including taxes and fees.

Taxes aside, a $152 stay as a Hyatt Explorist using a Hyatt credit card to pay for the stay will earn you 760 base points, 152 elite status points, and 608 credit card points for a total of 1,520 points.

Since taxes and fees are included, you'll actually earn slightly more than that due to earning points on the taxes and fees using a Hyatt credit card.

Here are the credit cards you can use to earn 4X Hyatt's points on your stays:

Credit Card Intro Bonus Annual Fee
Best For Hyatt Travelers
Earn up to 60,000 bonus points. Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Plus, up to 30,000 More Bonus Points by earning 2 Bonus Points total per $1 spent in the first 6 months from account opening on purchases that normally earn 1 Bonus Point, on up to $15,000 spent. $95
Best For Hyatt Business Travelers
Earn 60,000 Bonus Points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. $199

Calculate Hyatt points per stay

Use the Hyatt Point Calculator to estimate how many Hyatt Points you can earn per stay based on brand, status, and Hyatt credit cards.

Hyatt Hotel Cost
Enter the cost of your Hyatt stay in U.S. dollars. Remember that you will not earn base points or elite status points on taxes and fees.
Base Cost
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Taxes/Fees
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Hyatt Credit Card
If you plan on using a World of Hyatt credit card to pay, you can select it from the list. Hyatt credit cards offer complimentary elite status, so updating this field may change the World of Hyatt Elite Status field.
Hyatt Brand
All Hyatt Brands earn at a base rate of 5 Hyatt Points per US $1 spent, so there's no need to select a specific brand.
World of Hyatt Elite Status
If you have elite status, you can select it from the list. This can earn you up to a 30% bonus on the base rate.
Hyatt Points Earned
This is the estimated amount of Hyatt Points you would earn.
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Hyatt Points

Other ways to earn Hyatt points

Outside of using Hyatt's own co-branded credit cards, the only other way to earn lots of Hyatt points is using Chase Ultimate Rewards.

Chase Ultimate Rewards

Chase Ultimate Rewards Points can be transferred to the World of Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio. This means 1,000 Chase Points can be converted to 1,000 Hyatt Points.

Chase offers three Ultimate Rewards credit cards that feature great categories for frequent travelers as well as a fantastic business card for anyone looking to earn flexible travel rewards on their business expenses.

Credit Card Intro Bonus Annual Fee
Best For High Value & Travel Benefits
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $900 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. $550
Best For Flexible Travel Rewards
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. $95
Best For Flexible Business Travel Rewards
Earn 100k bonus points after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 cash back or $1,250 toward travel when redeemed through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. $95

FAQ

How many Hyatt Points do you earn staying at Hyatt hotels?

You will earn 5 base Hyatt Points per $1 spent at Hyatt. You can also earn bonus points based on your elite status tier.

Where can I earn Hyatt Points staying at?

You can earn Hyatt Points at all 13 Hyatt brand hotels, MGM Resorts, and Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) properties.

Can I earn Hyatt Points booking through a travel portal such as Expedia or Agoda.com?

No. You must book your hotel directly with Hyatt in order to earn Hyatt Points.

Does it cost money to sign up for the World of Hyatt program?

No. The World of Hyatt program is free to join.

What are Hyatt base points?

Hyatt base points are the 5 points you earn per $1 spent at Hyatt brand hotels and partner hotels. Base points do not include elite status tier points or Hyatt credit card points.

How many bonus points can you earn with World of Hyatt elite status?

Elite status can earn you between 0.5 and 1.5 bonus Hyatt Points per $1 spent.

What purchases will earn 4x Hyatt Points with the World of Hyatt credit card?

Purchases made at Hyatt brand hotels and Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties. This includes room rate as well as on property purchases such as room service, spa, and restaurants on the property that are owned by or affiliated with Hyatt.

What's the most Hyatt Points you can earn per $1 spent at Hyatt brand and partner hotels?

You can earn up to 10.5 Hyatt Points per $1 spent as a Hyatt Globalist using the World of Hyatt credit card to pay for your hotel stay.