Best Category 1-4 Hotels to Redeem World of Hyatt Card Anniversary Free Night Certificates

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We've previously covered 6 of our favorite Hyatt properties to redeem the 50,000 World of Hyatt points new cardholders receive as a signup bonus for The World Of Hyatt Credit Card.

The current signup bonus on the World of Hyatt Card offers: Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Points - 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend a total of $6,000 on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening.

The The World Of Hyatt Credit Card attracts an annual fee of $95 per year, but also offers an annual free night certificate at any category 1-4 Hyatt property each year on your cardmember anniversary, and a second anniversary free night after spending $15,000 on the card each year.

This is what makes the World of Hyatt Card one of our favorite co-brand rewards cards, and worth hanging on to for the long term.

9 Top Hyatt Hotels to Redeem Your Anniversary Free Night Certificate

We’ve separated the list out by brand with 3x Park Hyatt's, 2x Andaz, 2x Grand Hyatt's, and 2x Hyatt Regency’s making the cut.

Park Hyatt Siem Reap – Cambodia

Park Hyatt Siem Reap Banyan Tree Courtyard

Just 15 minutes from the world-famous Angkor Wat heritage site, the Park Hyatt occupies prime real estate right in the heart of downtown Siem Reap. Easy access to top quality food and entertainment, and surrounded by colonial architecture from a bygone era, the Park Hyatt Siem Reap is one of the best options for the World of Hyatt Card anniversary free night certificates.

  • Category – 4
  • World of Hyatt Points – 15,000 per night
  • Rates – $193 per night

Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa – India

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While Goa’s beaches were a bastion of 60’s alternative living, the Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa offers a level of exclusivity and sophistication that brings Southern India on to the luxury travel map. Located on one of the quietest beaches in Goa, the Park Hyatt Goa is parked on 45 acres of lush tropical gardens and features an extensive spa, complete with traditional Ayurvedic treatments and views out to the Arabian sea.

  • Category – 4
  • World of Hyatt Points – 15,000 per night
  • Rates – $280 per night

Park Hyatt Saigon – Vietnam

Park Hyatt Saigon Park King Room

Ho Chi Minh City is a dream city for travelers and a foodies paradise. Reflecting Vietnam’s French colonial past, the Park Hyatt Saigon offers refined elegance and luxury in an ideal central location. The hotel is a short walk from Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, and a diverse array of entertainment and dining options.

  • Category – 4
  • World of Hyatt Points – 15,000 per night
  • Rates – $330 per night

Andaz Savannah – USA

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The Andaz offers a different take on luxury from its sibling brand the Park Hyatt. Sophisticated and modern with a touch of art-deco, the Andaz Savannah is located in Ellis Square in the Savannah Historic District. An easy walk to Savannah Theater and less than one block from City Market, explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of the south before retreating to the bar for one of 22 Square’s standout cocktails. Pro tip: Ask the bartender if they have any bar snacks — they've been known to have candied bacon.

  • Category – 4
  • World of Hyatt Points – 15,000 per night
  • Rates – $400 per night

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort – Costa Rica

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Lounge

It’s rare to find a top 10 list of The World Of Hyatt Credit Card anniversary night redemptions that doesn’t feature the Andaz Papagayo, and with good reason. Just a short flight from mainland America, Hyatt’s Andaz is nestled on the edge of Costa Rica’s Papagayo Peninsula. Since opening in December 2013, the Andaz Papagayo has featured in multiple ‘Worlds Best Hotels’ lists and offers one of the best value redemptions available for World of Hyatt Card annual free night certificates. And as a bonus, you won’t pay any resort fees.

  • Category – 4
  • World of Hyatt Points – 15,000 per night
  • Rates – $340 per night

Grand Hyatt Berlin – Germany

Grand Hyatt Berlin Indoor Swimming Pool

A stroll from Berliner Philharmonie and only 1 km to the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Grand Hyatt Berlin is centrally located in Berlin’s inner city with easy access to a number of public transport available to get you around the city (Berlin is fairly spread out). The hotel features a fantastic indoor pool for year-round use with views out over the Berlin cityscape, and if you have Globalist status and score a suite upgrade, your suite may contain even a piano to serenade your loved ones…

  • Category – 4
  • World of Hyatt Points – 15,000 per night
  • Rates – $238 per night

Grand Hyatt Melbourne – Australia

Grand-Hyatt-Melbourne

If you’ve never been to Melbourne, you may wonder at this hotel making the cut. But as someone lucky enough to call Melbourne home for a summer in my early years, Melbourne is the premier urban destination in Australia. Where Sydney is oceanfront glamor, Melbourne is understated sophistication and culture, and the city has been named the world's most livable city six years running. A fantastic nightlife and home to the best shopping and cafe scene in the world, a weekend spent cruising Melbourne’s laneways and back alleys, and you will leave a small part of your heart behind when you fly out.

  • Category – 4
  • World of Hyatt Points – 15,000 per night
  • Rates – $256 per night

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui – China

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The Hyatt Regency Hong Kong is located in Tsim Sha Tsui in one of the tallest skyscrapers in Kowloon. Overlooking Victoria Bay, the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong is a short walk to East Tsim Sha Tsui Metro Station, giving you easy access to Hong Kong stellar public transport system. If you’re a foodie, the seafood available in Hong Kong will blow your mind, and it’s possible to wander the streets for days without eating the same dish twice (although some you will want more than once!). The Hyatt Regency Hong Kong also offers a fantastic return for your World of Hyatt Card free night certs, with Hong Kong one of the more expensive places in the world to visit.

  • Category – 4
  • World of Hyatt Points – 15,000 per night
  • Rates – $337 per night

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin – Thailand

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin

If ultimate beachfront luxury is your idea of the perfect getaway, the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin should be high on your list of holiday destinations. An award-winning spa, swimming pools for miles, idyllic beaches, and the regions best golf courses offer plenty of activities, or you can rest and relax poolside drinking Mai Tai’s before feasting on fresh Thai cuisine. With a low cash rate, this resort offers the chance of an extended stay mixing free night certificates with points and/or cash nights for a 4-5 day retreat.

  • Category – 4
  • World of Hyatt Points – 15,000 per night
  • Rates – $141 per night

Final Thoughts

The free night certificates issued on the World of Hyatt Card are one of the highlights when used at the right property. Read our review for a full breakdown of the World of Hyatt Card features and benefits.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on your favorite Hyatt properties to use the free night certificates? Let us know in the comments.

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    Greg White says:

    We’ve been going to the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo every January since 2015 for a combined total of 22 nights and have never paid for a single night! Every year my wife and I combine our annual free credit card nights along with just 45K points for a five night stay. Since I’m a Globalist with Hyatt, I’ve been upgraded on every stay to a suite which would normally go for around $1500 a night. Combine that with the free breakfast buffet every morning (one of the best at any Hyatt property including most Park Hyatt’s), and the value you get from using your points and free nights simply can’t be beat by any other Hyatt property which is why we keep coming back!

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    Color me surprised that Park Hyatt Hamburg, which even has a nice lounge, is not on the list.

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    Thank you! Is there a fee for transferring CSR reward points to Chase Hyatt?

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    I apologized if someone has asked this question. Since the free anniversary night only applies to category 1-4, is there anywhere that I can check this? Thanks

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    I’m still several months away from getting my first free night certificate, but already planning on how to use it! Thanks for the list of great redemptions.

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    Joao Nascimento says:

    Great info! I will use that in my next vacations!

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    Good list!

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    WOH has been a disappointment but there are still great Hyatt properties to stay at.

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    The Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa in India is a wonderful place, and the deal is outstanding!

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    The Hyatt Palm Springs is a nice option for SoCalifornians who want a quick and easy weekend getaway. It’s right on Palm Cyn Drive practically ground zero DTPS. It’s now standing next to a bright spanking new hotel complex Which makes it look a little older/less less attractive than it actually is.its also a big, traditional hotel so if you want a lush casita or small bnb set up, this is not it. However, the rooms are spacious with balconies. Many ask for the rooms looking out over the main drag or pool, but i always ask for top floor Mountain View in the rear. Quiet and private with lovely sunsets from your balcony.

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    These are fabulous hotels and great recommendations. I also appreciate that resort fees are waived for free nights. It’s so nice to see that free really means free at Hyatt.

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    I stayed at the Andaz Savannah a short while ago and must say, this is a spectacular property. It’s located two or three blocks from dozens of restaurants – so many choices! Beautifully appointed rooms, terrific, helpful staff. 10/10 for me.

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    Richard Blundell says:

    Agree about resort fees.

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    Too bad we can’t use the lounge pass(from Explorist) with the free night. Good thing is the free night now counts as qualify night for elite.

    And this free night will make the annual fee bearable.

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    WorldTraveller73 says:

    All solid properties. I wish this card was available in Canada!!

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    Very nice that the resort fees are included. I find it really detracts from the “free night” when resort fees are charged. (Much like the huge fuel fees for “free”flights using points.)

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    Haha, this list was practically tailor-made for me. Siem Reap, Berlin, and return trips to Hong Kong, Saigon, and Melbourne, are all in our near-term plans. Bookmarked.

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    Wow, those price tags are hefty! Getting them for free definitely sounds like a better deal, even with the high points prices.

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    great if we ever found ourselves in these places

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    Tsim Sha Tsui was awesome, with the free cell phone to use. I don’t know why Berlin made this list, given how cheap quality hotels in Berlin are.

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    beppoello81 says:

    I like this subset of posts, often lower categories offer great reward opportunities.

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    I change my mind I like most of them except the US and the Germany locations.

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    Park Hyatt Saigon is a lovely property.

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    GREAT INFO !!!

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    Making a list. Thanks!

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    Looks like a nice bunch of properties to explore

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    Helpful post! Thanks so much.

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    Thanks for listing these out… gives me some ideas of where to plan my next getaway

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    This is a great list. Thank you ever so much.

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    Look like great places to stay.

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    Oh, to travel the world and actually stay at some of these gorgeous properties!! One can dream.

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    SO nice. These properties are super enticing.

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    Awesome list. Hope to see more lists like these with other chains.

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    Hyatt Regency in New Orleans can be a great spot if you are in town for a game/match of some sort. Adjacent to Dome and Arena, and less than a mile walk to basically anywhere in downtown/CBD/Bourbon.

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    Lee Ann Bixler says:

    Great list, although I wish there were a few more in the US.

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    Just need more vacation time!

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    We love using our free annual night at the Grand Hyatt in Santiago. Great proerty -amazing pool and lovely bi-level rooms. Also great exec. lounge.

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    The annual free night certificate is one of the best recurring perks you can get for a $75 annual fee. Great card!

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    Awesome list!

    Our first free night certificate will arrive in a couple of months. Looking forward to using it for a stay at the Andaz Papagayo Costa Rica (+ points) very soon!

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    Park Hyatt Siem Reap is a very nice property. I stayed there many times and always loved it. All my friends I recommended this hotel to also enjoyed their stays a lot!

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    ROBERT CORRAO says:

    My wife and I have stayed at the Andaz Savannah . It was a boutique hotel called AVIA and now it has joined Hyatt Group. It is walking distance to everything in town and an outstanding hotel.

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    Such gorgeous properties! Drool!

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    Wow all the hotels look awesome! I thought that I read on some blog comment before that Hyatt wasn’t as good as Hilton or some other hotel. However, they do look nice. I have UR so I could transfer to Hyatt or just go from Chase’s website, I assume, to book something with them. Out of Hyatt, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham, Marriott, etc. who has the best amount of hotels in different cities? For instance, I find that where I go there are a lot of Hiltons but not really Mariotts. Should I really go with several different hotel companies or just focus on Hilton and Marriott, for instance?

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      Karen, if you’re not staying enough to earn elite status in any particular program, you shouldn’t have any loyalty but rather instead focus on programs that have properties where you want to go at rates you want to pay. Focus on what makes sense based on your travel goals.

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      I’d love a list that straight up gives the best hotels in each category (I have 8,000 points burning in my hyatt account right now)

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    I’ve stayed at the Andaz Papagayo and can confirm that it is an amazing hotel!

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    These look great!

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    ANGELO FONSECA says:

    beautiful hotels. great offer.

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    Prashant Gangwal says:

    Some great hotels to use my free certificate – will def keep in mind!

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    Great info ! I need to use those in the upcoming weeks so I need to chat with my wonderful spouse about our options!

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    some nice choices there

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    The Cat 4 limit on the annual Hyatt free night has always been a thorn in my side, but this is a great list. Definitely some excellent values there.

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    These look like some great options for redeeming your annual free night certificate at.

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    sign me up!

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    Coincidentally we’ve been looking at the HR HKG Tsim Sha Tsui, several friends recommended Kowloon as a better place to stay compared to the Grand Hyatt on the HK side.

    The HR TST is also significantly cheaper!

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    Thanks, useful list, as I’ve been considering applying for the Hyatt card…

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    My wife and I each have a certificate to use by July 9th. We will try to use them somewhere in USA even if it is a low level redemption.

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    I redeem mine every year at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa. Even better – excellent value if you are able to get a room during the Albuquerque balloon Fiesta.

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      I can’t attest to the specific property, unfortunately, but I just experienced the balloon festival for the first time this past year, and it’s bucket list stuff by the sheer volume of balloons and the unique shapes.

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    Andaz Papagayo looks awesome, thanks for sharing

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    Would love to stay at some of these. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully we can head to Germany to redeem our free night.

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    great redemption options. I used the anniversary offer on Hyatt at Monterey last year.

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    Adam Parsons says:

    To get a $430 room for just spending on a card all for free is an amazing deal. Think we will both sign up to get a weekend away.

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    Jon Karol says:

    Those are some great redemption opportunities. Unfortunately, due to the distance to get to them, I’d want to stay many more nights, and those $400/night rooms will add up!

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    Free anniversary night is a great card benefit. I had it once upon a time. I got the 2 free nights first month and tried to use during peak times. Supposed to be NO BLACKOUTS. Not easy. Even though I was 11 months out and could book with points. Over last two years I checked Hyatt system. During peak travel they take most standard rooms out of service on web & hyatt award reservations. Example I called up had a few agents several times to check Aruba property during peak times and no availability for chase nights. I got a person in reservation at Aruba property in her 10 years She has never seen anyone be able to use a chase free night during holidays. She has seen people be able to use points at New Years but not chase free night. Sorry for rant..just trying to inform of my experience

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      Don’t know about redeeming free night, but I started there for points during spring break several times. Great redemption value.

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    Siam Riep definitely on my list

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    Binita Patel says:

    Good list – adding some to my list of possible options – thanks!

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    Hyatt Regency Boston is a great category 4 redemption.. It’s walkable to the theater district and china town. Great way to spend a night in Beantown,

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      It is a nice property and I agree in a great location. I used to only stay at the Westin/Sheraton in Copley, but this is soon becoming my favorite. Great rates, decent enough breakfast in the morning and looking forward to some Globalist upgrades!

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    Sebastian says:

    I’m still waiting for this Card to make it to Germany….Fingers crossed!

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    The Grand Hyatt Melbourne is a really nice hotel.
    Better than the Park Hyatt in Melbourne IMHO.

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    I definitely would have hidden the PH Toronto at the bottom of your list. Decent enough hotel, but not PH standard at all…

    Hong Kong TST is only really worthy because it is Hong Kong and the views from the hotel are pretty good. The hotel itself is rather meh…

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    Jacqueline parsons says:

    Wow, some great value to be had with the hotels in the list. It still amazes me how the free night certificates do not exempt the higher grade rooms but while it does not take full advantage of the generosity.

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    I like the first five on the list.

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    Helpful, I was just starting to search for properties recently.

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    These are all beautiful hotels and would offer great value for the annual free night. It is just one more reason to apply for that Chase Hyatt Card.
    Can you confirm that this card doesn’t affect the Chase 5/24 rule. I’m still wanting to get approved for the CSR.