5 International Hotels to Redeem World of Hyatt Points

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One of the highlights of the World of Hyatt Credit Card is the signup bonus of up to 60,000 World of Hyatt points.

While 60,000 points aren't in the realm of the 100,000 point bonuses we've seen on other co-brand hotel cards, due to the higher value of Hyatt points, this signup offer holds a surprising amount of value.

Other standout features of the World of Hyatt Card include a free night certificate in a Cat 1-4 hotel each account anniversary, a second free night after spending $15,000 each year, complimentary Discoverist status which you keep as long as you have the card, and the ability to earn 2 elite qualifying nights for every $5,000 spent on the card.

Awesome Hotels to Redeem Your World of Hyatt Points

After meeting the minimum spend, the next stage is planning where to use your points.

Sampling the refined luxury of a top Hyatt Hotel in a new and exciting destination provides all the characteristics of an excellent points and miles redemption, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Park Hyatt Sydney – Australia

Park-Hyatt-Sydney

There are few outlooks as iconic as the view from the Park Hyatt Sydney. The view over Sydney Opera House as the sun fires Sydney Harbour a dusty red will stick with you for years to come. Recognized as the top hotel in Australia/New Zealand by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, the Park Hyatt Sydney offers contemporary design, refined luxury, and waterfront restaurants with sublime views out over Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. The perfect base to explore the highlights of Australia’s most iconic city.

  • Category – 7
  • World of Hyatt Points – 30,000 per night
  • Rates – $910 per night

Park Hyatt Tokyo – Japan

Park-Hyatt-Tokyo

After arriving at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, you can rest easy as the lift whisks you away from the chaos and hustle of downtown Shinjuku. A haven of tranquility and zen-like calm, the Park Hyatt Tokyo takes up the top 14 floors of a 52 story Shinjuku Park Tower, just minutes from Shinjuku Station and the iconic entertainment district at the heart of Tokyo. Dine on fine local cuisine with expansive views of Tokyo’s skyline and Mount Fuji, or sample the serenity of the “skylit bamboo garden-in-the-sky,” The Peak Lounge.

  • Category – 7
  • World of Hyatt Points – 30,000 per night
  • Rates – $914 per night

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort – Costa Rica

Andaz Papagayo Costa Rica

While not offering the same monetary return on free night certificates as the previous two properties, we’ve yet to see a round-up of Hyatt resorts that doesn’t feature the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort. At only 20,000 points per night, it’s the perfect way to use your points. Now that the Andaz Papagayo is a Category 5 Hyatt property, you can no longer use the Category annual free night certificate at this resort. It is also worth noting you are not required to pay resort fees on free nights!

  • Category – 5
  • World of Hyatt Points – 20,000 per night
  • Rates – $342 per night (includes the resort fees)

Park Hyatt Siem Ream – Cambodia

Park Hyatt Siem Reap

If we had to nail this list down to just one hotel, the Park Hyatt Siem Reap would be vying for that number one spot. Why? Location, location, location! Exotic, colonial elegance parked right in the heart of downtown Siem Ream, just minutes by foot to the best local food and entertainment, and only 15 minutes away from one of the world's most iconic heritage sites, Angkor Wat. While it offers the lowest financial return on this list, Siem Reap is a destination not to be missed, an experience that ticks all the travel boxes.

  • Category – 3
  • World of Hyatt Points – 12,000 per night
  • Rates – $193 per night

Park Hyatt Bangkok – Thailand

Park-Hyatt-Bangkok

Opened in May 2017, the new Park Hyatt is set to offer ultimate luxury and comfort in the center of Bangkok. Perched in the top floors of Central Embassy near to the best food and shopping Bangkok has to offer, the Park Hyatt Bangkok offers some of the largest rooms in the city, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, and a variety of intimate dining venues. The hotel is just a short drive from the city’s two international airports and has direct access to the BTS Skytrain. The rooftop pool alone makes this hotel worth a visit.

  • Category – 5
  • World of Hyatt Points – 20,000 per night
  • Rates – $291 per night

*All cash rates were priced for the same weekend in October.

Final Thoughts

While the minimum spend required is not as attractive as it has been in the past, the 60,000 World of Hyatt points offered on World of Hyatt Card is a valuable signup bonus that provides access to some of the best luxury hotels in the world.

If you don’t have the points required to extend your stay, World of Hyatt is also a transfer partner of Ultimate Rewards, so you can transfer points earned with cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or the Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card to Hyatt, and use those points for additional nights or upgrades.

The World of Hyatt Credit Card carries a $95 annual fee, but the annual free night certificate more than makes up for the out of pocket expense of the card.

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    Love the Park Hyatts and this offer!

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    The Andaz Tokyo has got to be one of the best redemptions

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    Definitely one of the best rewards out there. If your spouse gets a card also you can stretch to four night in one stay!

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    I’ll be in Tokyo soon so maybe I should check out the Park Hyatt there.

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    Now.. if I could just find a way to get there…

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    I have to agree with others that spending a Cat 1-7 certificate on a Cat. 4 hotel is rather wasteful. They are nice hotels, but also cheap enough on points or P+C to save the 1-7 certificates for a better use.

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      If you’ve got an unlimited number of points I’d absolutely say that — but I think it really is a bit of to each his/her own. In this case, some of the Cat 4 properties are fantastic and just because they’re not a higher category doesn’t make it a good value.

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    Another vote for the Park Hyatt Maldives. Truly special.

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    These properties look amazing. They all look like great options.

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    Surprised to see under 200 dollar hotels on this list. would just pay cash for those.

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    Thanks for this! Puts the annual fee/free night value into perspective.

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    Why would you recommend a $193.00 a night hotel as a place to redeem certificates. It seems like a wastse of good certificates.

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      What if you don’t want to visit the hotel that is $800/night and the hotel you want to visit is $193? Wouldn’t that be a good use of the certificate if you’d otherwise have to pay cash? Again, it isn’t always about “maximizing versus the otherwise asked cash price” — because would you actually ever pay cash for that $800/night hotel? And what if it isn’t where you want to go?

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    These all look like great options!

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    Adam Parsons says:

    Some cracking hotels in the list using your free nights certs. Still amazes me how hotels will give away free nights certs on the higher end rooms but this is what makes the game so appealing.

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    What about Hyatt Zilara Cancun or Hyatt Ziva Cancun?

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    Redeemed my Hyatt nights at the Zilara Montego Bay and got $800 value per night. Free food & booze plus the great pool and beach beat all the other Hyatts that I’ve stayed at.

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    You should do an article on where to redeem the anniversary night certificate. I am thinking Siam Riep

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    I have been lucky to stay at the Park Hyatt Bangkok. Loved it and would love to go back!

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    Maryjane says:

    Are the resort fees always included when one uses a free night or does it vary from location to location?

    After being an IHG loyalist for years, I recently stayed at a Hyatt for the first time using Chase Points. It was definitely a pleasant experience and a great value.

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    Binita Patel says:

    The one in Sydney looks really nice – def on my list!

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    How easy is it to earn points with Hyatt? how much points would a one night 200 dollar hotel equal out to.

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      We find it relatively easy. You can earn easily either with the Hyatt credit card OR through a transfer of points from a Chase Ultimate Rewards earning credit card. As for how many points, it depends on the property and current nightly rate. My gut says you’d be looking at either 12,000 or 15,000 points for a $200/night property. However the nightly rate is not directly correlated to the number of points required, but rather that is my estimate and what I’d think you’d see. These numbers have not been provided by Hyatt and are my personal thoughts.

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    ANGELO FONSECA says:

    Park Hyatt Sydney is a beautiful hotel in an amazing place.

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    Can you do an article on best places to use the annual certs that come with the credit card? I.e. best cat 1-4s. I know you had a couple on the list above, but would be interested to know other good options.

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    I have 3 nights at the Park Hyatt Vendome-Paris booked for October! I really want to stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo too.

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    Jacqueline parsons says:

    Looks like you can certainly get great value if you choose wisely when redeeming these vouchers.

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    These are some nice properties. Can’t forget to mention Lost In Translation when talking about the Park Hyatt Tokyo.

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    So many places, so little time! But Sydney is on my bucket list!

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    Rob Arias says:

    Surprised to see a cat 4 on the recommended list. Definitely would love to take advantage of Sydney or Tokyo or even New York, I’ve heard great things about all those.

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    I’ve been blessed to stay in Sydney. It’s certainly a view you’ll never forget.

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    Last year my wife and I redeemed our combined free night certificates for four free nights at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto. We were very happy with our redemption as the room rate was about $400 a night.

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    I’m surprised to not see the Park Hyatt Maldives heading this list…that would be my pick.