Your Simple Guide To World of Hyatt Points

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Whether you're a seasoned traveler or new to the world of Hyatt, this guide and calculator will help you navigate the ins and outs of earning and using Hyatt points.
Last Updated 2023-07-02 By R.Flowers III

World of Hyatt Points: Quick Overview

Earning Hyatt Points: Hyatt points are primarily earned booking paid stays and spending at Hyatt brand hotels. Points can also be earned booking stays at partner hotels, using credit cards, booking car rentals, and going on expeditions and experiences with Hyatt's partners.

Ways To Redeem Hyatt Points: Hyatt points can be redeemed for free nights at Hyatt brand hotels, Hyatt all-inclusive resorts, MGM Resorts, Miraval Resorts, and Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). They can also be used for room upgrades, meetings and events, experiences, car rentals, and room charges.

Hyatt Points Value: Based on our valuations, Hyatt points are worth 1.8 cents per point on average. This means 10,000 points are worth about $180 in value towards free nights at Hyatt brand hotels.

Hyatt Transfer Partners: Hyatt points can be transferred to over 20 airline partners, mostly at a rate of 2,500 Hyatt points for 1,000 airline miles.

Hyatt Credit Card Partners: Chase Ultimate Rewards is Hyatt's only major credit card partner.

Hyatt points value

How much are Hyatt points worth? The answer: about 1.8 cents per point on average. This means that 10,000 Hyatt points are equal to about $180 in value when redeemed towards free nights at Hyatt brand hotels.

Here's our full valuations for World of Hyatt points:

Hyatt Points Value
Redemption option Redemption value in cents
Award nights at Hyatt brand hotels 1.8 - 2.2
Award nights at MGM resorts 1.3 - 1.5
Exhale Spa 1.3 - 1.9
Lindblad Expeditions 1.6
Meeting credits 1.33
Dining, spa, and room charges 1 - 1.53
Car rentals 1

How to earn Hyatt points

Hyatt points are primarily earned booking stays at Hyatt hotels and resorts, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and MGM resorts. You can also earn points booking meeting and events, dining and spa services at participating Hyatt locations, flying American Airlines, renting cars with Avis, and more.

Book hotel stays

World of Hyatt members will earn 5 base points per U.S. dollar spent at over 1,000 Hyatt brand hotels around the world.

  • Park Hyatt
  • Grand Hyatt
  • Andaz
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Hyatt
  • Hyatt Centric
  • The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
  • Hyatt Place
  • Hyatt House
  • Hyatt Zilara
  • Hyatt Ziva
  • Hyatt Residence Club

In addition to earning base points, you will also earn bonus points based on your status in the World of Hyatt program. Here's how many Hyatt points you will earn at each status level:

  • Member: 5 points per $1 spent (base).
  • Discoverist: 5.5 points per $1 spent.
  • Explorist: 6 points per $1 spent.
  • Globalist: 6.5 points per $1 spent.

You can then again add even more points on top of that using Hyatt credit cards. When combining base points, elite status points, and Hyatt credit card points, you will be able to earn up to 10.5 points per $1 spent at Hyatt brand hotels.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) participates in the World of Hyatt program. As with Hyatt hotels, you will earn 5 base points for every U.S. dollar spent along with elite tier bonuses.

MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts participates in the World of Hyatt program. You will earn 5 base points per U.S. dollar spent along with elite tier bonuses.

Use Hyatt credit cards

Hyatt offers two co-branded credit cards through Chase Bank consisting of one personal card and one business card. These cards not only allow you to build points on everyday purchases, but they also offer a range of benefits like annual free night awards, complimentary elite status, and more.

Here are Hyatt's two co-branded credit cards:

Credit Card Benefits
World of Hyatt Card
World of Hyatt Card
Best For Hyatt Purchases
  • Earn 4 Bonus Points per $1 spent at Hyatt hotels
  • Earn 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent at restaurants, on airline tickets purchased directly from the airlines, on local transit and commuting and on fitness club and gym memberships
  • Earn 1 Bonus Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive an Annual Free Night Award good for a stay at a Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort and earn a second Free Night Award every year that you spend $15,000 or more on the card
  • Receive complimentary Hyatt Discoverist Status as long as you're a Chase Hyatt Credit Card holder
  • Receive 5 Qualifying Nights towards Hyatt Elite Status every year and earn 2 additional Qualifying Nights for every $5,000 you run through the card.
  • $95 annual fee
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. Additionally, earn 15K Bonus Points after you spend $12,000 in the first 6 months.
  • Earn 4 Bonus Points per $1 when you use your card at Hyatt hotels
  • Earn 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent in your top three spend categories each quarter through 12/31/24, then your top two categories each quarter
  • Earn 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent on fitness club and gym memberships
  • Earn 1 Bonus Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Get up to $100 in Hyatt statement credits when you spend $50 or more at any Hyatt property and earn $50 statement credits up to two times each anniversary year
  • Receive complimentary Hyatt Discoverist Status as long as you're a Chase Hyatt Business Card holder
  • For every $10,000 spent on the card, you'll earn 5 annual Qualifying Nights towards reaching top-tier elite status with Hyatt
  • After spending $50,000 on the card, you'll get 10% of your redeemed points back for the rest of the calendar year
  • $199 annual fee

Transfer points to Hyatt

Hyatt has one major U.S. credit card rewards partners: Chase Ultimate Rewards. Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred directly to World of Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio meaning that 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points can be converted to 1,000 Hyatt points. This makes the Chase Ultimate Rewards the best flexible rewards program for Hyatt travelers.

You can transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt using these Ultimate Rewards credit cards:

Credit Card Highlights
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 RewardsĀ®.
  • Earn 10X points on hotels and car rentals booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Earn 5X points on flights booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Earn 3X points on travel worldwide and dining at restaurants
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • $300 statement credit for travel purchases charged to the card each anniversary year
  • Complimentary Priority Pass Select membership
  • Up to $100 towards a Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, or NEXUS application fee
  • 50% boost to point value on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • $550 annual fee
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 RewardsĀ®.
  • Earn 5X points on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Earn 3X points on dining, online grocery purchases, and on select streaming services
  • Earn 2X points on other travel purchases
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • 25% boost to point value on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • $50 credit every cardmember anniversary good towards hotel stays booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • 10% bonus points based on how much you spend the prior cardmember year
  • $95 annual fee
Best For Flexible Business Travel Rewards
  • New Cardmember Offer! Earn 100,000 bonus points after you spend $8,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • Earn 3X points on the first $150,000 spent on travel and select business categories each account anniversary year
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • 25% boost to point value on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • $95 annual fee

Book AA flights as an elite

World of Hyatt elite members can link their World of Hyatt and American Airlines AAdvantage accounts to earn 1 Hyatt point for every U.S. dollar spent on qualifying American Airlines flights. This is on top of the miles normally earned as an AAdvantage member. An easy double dip on rewards!

Spending on dining, spa service, and more

Paying for dining, spa services, room services, and more at participating Hyatt locations will earn you 5 base points for every U.S. dollar spent.

Book meetings and events

You can book meeting and events at Hyatt brand properties. You'll earn 1 bonus point for every eligible U.S. dollar spent, up to 50,000 bonus points!

FIND Experiences

FIND Experiences offers over 200 experiences in more than 80 destinations around the world. When booking these, you will earn 10 base points for every eligible $1 spent.

Lindblad Expeditions

When you book overseas itineraries with Lindblad Expeditions, you will earn 5 base points for every $1 spent along with elite tier bonuses. These expeditions will also count towards elite status and you will receive a $250 USD onboard credit per reservation.

Rent cars with Avis

As a World of Hyatt member, you can rent cars with Avis and earn 500 bonus points per qualifying rental. You'll also receive up to 25% off base rates.

Buy Hyatt points

You can buy Hyatt points directly from Hyatt's Buy Points portal page. If you're a few points shy of a redemption, it can be well worth it to top off your account.

Ways to redeem Hyatt points

Hyatt points can be redeemed for free nights at Hyatt and other hotel brands. They can also be redeemed for charges at Hyatt hotels, FIND Experiences, Lindblad Expeditions, and towards meetings and events at Hyatt brand hotels.

Free nights awards

World of Hyatt points can be redeemed for free nights at Hyatt brand hotels, Hyatt all-inclusive resorts, MGM Resorts, Miraval Resorts, and Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH).

When booking free nights at Hyatt brand hotels, you'll easily be able to obtain a value of about 1.8 cents per point on average with little-to-no effort. In fact, it's not hard to find over 2 cents per point in value.

Room upgrades on paid nights

Hyatt points can be used to upgrade rooms on paid nights. This can offer very high value depending on the hotel and the upgradeā€”even more than the 2 cents per point you can get booking free nights in lots of instances!

Dining, spa, and room charges

Hyatt points can be redeemed for dining, spa, and other hotel charges starting at 1,000 points for a $10 credit. This redemption is available even when you're not spending the night at a Hyatt brand hotel.

Meeting and events

If you want to hold a meeting or event at a Hyatt brand property, you can do so using Hyatt points starting at 15,000 points for a $200 credit.

FIND Experiences

Hyatt points can be redeemed for FIND Experiences which covers a wide range of categories including culinary, fitness, tours, and more.

Lindblad Experiences

Hyatt points can be used to book Lindblad Experiences which can take you to various exciting and remove destinations around the world.

Avis car rentals

You can redeem Hyatt points for rentals with Avis starting at 6,000 points for an intermediate size car.

Hyatt transfer partners

Hyatt points can be transferred to over 20 airline partners mostly at a ratio of 2,500 Hyatt points for 1,000 airline miles. In addition to that, Hyatt will also throw in a bonus 5,000 airline miles for every 50,000-block of Hyatt points you transfer. So a 50,000 point transfer will give you 25,000 airline miles.

This is an excellent transfer ratio, but unfortunately Hyatt points are worth so much that converting points to airline miles will generally results in loss of value. This is because you're converting about 4.5 cents (or more) in value for only 1 airline mile which is worth 1 to 2 cents apiece on average with most airlines.

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World of Hyatt elite status

When you sign up for a free World of Hyatt account, you will become a World of Hyatt member. This not only allow you to earn and redeem Hyatt points, but it also grants the ability to earn credit for your stays which can push you towards elite status in the program.

Here are the yearly requirements for each level in the World of Hyatt program:

  • Member: Once you sign up for a free World of Hyatt account.
  • Discoverist: 10 nights, 25,000 base points, or 3 meetings/events hosted.
  • Explorist: 30 nights, 50,000 base points, or 10 meetings/events hosted.
  • Globalist: 60 nights, 100,000 base points, or 20 meetings/events hosted.

Regardless of your level in the program, you will always receive exclusive member rates, resort fees waived on free night awards, and benefits when staying at Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH).

Member benefits

World of Hyatt members receive 5 points per $1 spent at Hyatt brand hotels and Sapphire status match with MGM Rewards.

Discoverist benefits

World of Hyatt Discoverist members receive 5.5 points per $1 spent at Hyatt brand hotels, Pearl status match with MGM Rewards, premium internet, bottled water, room upgrades to a preferred room, access to the elite check-in line, 2pm late checkout, and the ability to earn bonus points when booking American Airlines flights.

You can obtain complimentary Discoverist status by holding the World of Hyatt credit card or World of Hyatt Business credit card.

Explorist benefits

World of Hyatt Explorist members receive 6 points per $1 spent at Hyatt brand hotels, Gold status match with MGM Rewards, premium internet, bottled water, upgraded rooms (excluding suites and rooms with Club lounge access), elite check-in, 2pm late checkout, the ability to earn bonus points when booking American Airlines flights, and 72 hours guaranteed availability.

Globalist benefits

World of Hyatt Globalist members receive 6.5 points per $1 spent at Hyatt brand hotels, Gold status match with MGM Rewards, premium internet, bottled water, upgraded rooms that include standard suites, elite check-in, 4pm late checkout, bonus points booking American Airlines flights, 48 guaranteed room availability, club access or breakfast, free parking on free night awards, priority access to rooms, and guest of honor treatment.

Hyatt points calculator

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FAQ

What is World of Hyatt?

World of Hyatt is the loyalty program of Hyatt.

What's the value of Hyatt points?

What can you redeem Hyatt points for?

Hyatt points can be redeemed for free nights, room upgrades, meetings and events, experiences, car rentals, and room charges.

How do you earn Hyatt points?

Hyatt points can be earned booking stays at Hyatt brand hotels, partner hotels, using credit cards, booking car rentals, going on expeditions and booking experiences.

Can you convert Hyatt points to airline miles?

Hyatt points can be transferred to over 20 frequent flyer programs. This is mostly at a rate of 2,500 Hyatt points for 1,000 airline miles.

Which credit card partners transfers to World of Hyatt?

Chase Ultimate Rewards is the only major credit card transfer partner of World of Hyatt.

Does Hyatt offer credit cards?

Hyatt offers two co-branded credit cards through Chase Bank: World of Hyatt Card and World of Hyatt Business Card.

How do you earn Hyatt Discoverist status?

Hyatt Discoverist status requires 10 nights, 25,000 base points, or 3 meetings/events hosted during the calendar year.

How do you earn Hyatt Explorist status?

Hyatt Explorist status requires 30 nights, 50,000 base points, or 10 meetings/events hosted.

How do you earn Hyatt Globalist status?

Hyatt Globalist status requires 60 nights, 100,000 base points, or 20 meetings/events hosted.

How are Hyatt points calculated?

World of Hyatt members earn 5 base points per $1 spent on the base cost of hotel rooms booked with Hyatt, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and MGM Resorts. You can earn bonus points on top of that based on your level in the World of Hyatt program.

How many Hyatt points can you earn per night?

World of Hyatt members can earn up to 10.5 Hyatt points per night. This includes 5 base points, up to 1.5 points from elite status, and 4 points using Hyatt credit cards.

Can you buy Hyatt points?

Hyatt points can be purchased directly from Hyatt's buy points portal.

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