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Starting today, World of Hyatt members can now earn and redeem points at six Cancun all-inclusive resorts in the AMR Collection. As part of this rollout, Hyatt is introducing an entirely new award chart for all of its all-inclusive resorts.
Although just six resorts are being added today, Hyatt plans to eventually add over 100 new all-inclusive resorts to the World of Hyatt program. Once the integration is complete, the World of Hyatt program will have the largest portfolio of all-inclusive resorts of any hotel loyalty program. So, let's dig into what you need to know about Hyatt's new all-inclusive resorts.
Hyatt's 100+ New All-Inclusive Resorts
In November 2021, Hyatt completed its purchase of the Apple Leisure Group (ALG) — owner of over 100 AMR Collection resorts. At the time, Hyatt pledged to integrate the AMR Collection into the World of Hyatt program in 2022:
Hyatt plans to integrate the AMR™ Collection into World of Hyatt in 2022 so that members can earn and redeem World of Hyatt points at more than 100 AMR™ Collection hotels and resorts.
Sure enough, we are seeing Hyatt start to follow through with this promise just five months after closing on this purchase. Starting today, you can now earn and redeem World of Hyatt points at six AMR Collection resorts in Cancun:
- Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya
- Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
- Secrets The Vine Cancun
- Dreams Natura Resort & Spa
- Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa
- Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
Based on initial searches, redemption rates are mostly between 20,000 and 25,000 points per night — vs. $400+ per night cash rates:
Hyatt expects to add another 50+ resorts in the Americas on May 9, 2022. AMR's European resort collection will be added “soon”.
Hyatt's New All-Inclusive Award Chart
Starting today, April 4, 2022, the World of Hyatt program introduced a new multi-tier award chart for all of its all-inclusive resorts. This replaces Hyatt's existing award chart for its handful of Ziva and Zilara all-inclusive resorts.
Rather than numbering the categories — like Hyatt does with its standard hotels — Hyatt is using a new letter-based award chart. A standard room at a World of Hyatt all-inclusive resort (for up to two guests) now costs:
Club rooms, standard suites, and premium suites each have a different award chart as well. In each case, only two guests are included in the base price. If you're traveling as a family, you'll need to pay extra points per additional guest. Note that there's a maximum of four people per room.
Hyatt is utilizing peak and off-peak pricing for its all-inclusive resorts. As with standard hotels — and Hyatt's Zilara and Ziva awards before today — we expect that peak and off-peak dates will vary by property. If your dates are flexible, use Hyatt's award calendar to find the cheapest dates.
Brands covered by the new Hyatt all-inclusive award chart
Hyatt is combining all nine of its all-inclusive resort brands into this new award chart:
- Hyatt Zilara
- Hyatt Ziva
- Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts
- Secrets Resorts & Spas
- Breathless Resorts & Spas
- Dreams Resorts & Spas
- Vivid Hotels & Resorts
- Alua Hotels & Resorts
- Sunscape Resorts & Spas
Implications on free night award certificates
World of Hyatt members can earn Hyatt free night award certificates through credit cards, the Hyatt Brand Explorer perk, and through Hyatt's Milestone Rewards. In each case, free night awards are valid for a specific range of categories — either category 1-4 or category 1-7.
Since Hyatt all-inclusive resorts are now combined into a separate letter-based award chart, Hyatt free night awards can't be redeemed at these properties. That is unless Hyatt changes the terms of the free night certificates to include all-inclusive resorts.
Hyatt Earning and Elite Benefits at All-Inclusive Resorts
At some hotel brands — like Marriott Bonvoy and IHG Rewards — the earning rates and elite benefits depend on the hotel brand you're staying at. Thankfully, that's not going to be the case with Hyatt. A World of Hyatt representative confirmed to me that earning rates will be the same and elite status benefits will be honored at Hyatt's entire portfolio of all-inclusive resorts.
Of course, Hyatt elite status benefits are going to work a little differently at all-inclusive resorts. After all, free breakfast isn't going to be a useful perk at a hotel where all meals are included. However, perks like room upgrades, late checkout, and bonus points can provide some value.
World of Hyatt members will earn points at AMR Collection resorts at the following rates:
- General member: 5x points
- Discoverist: 5.5x points (after 10% bonus)
- Explorist: 6x points (after 20% bonus)
- Globalist: 6.5x points (after 30% bonus)
Don't forget that Hyatt cardholders can also earn 10X points on AMR Collection resorts for stays through May 15, 2022.
How to Collect World Of Hyatt Points
The World of Hyatt program is one of our favorite hotel loyalty programs here at AwardWallet. In recent AwardWallet user redemptions, World of Hyatt points provided a whopping 2.22 cents of value per point. That's more than double the average value of Marriott Bonvoy points and more than triple the average value of IHG Rewards and Hilton Honors points.
Our two favorite ways to collect World of Hyatt points are through Hyatt credit cards and point transfers. Currently, you can boost your World of Hyatt balance by signing up for the following:
- The World of Hyatt Credit Card: 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.
- World of Hyatt Business Credit Card: Earn 60,000 Bonus Points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.
Or you can transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards. Points transfer at a 1:1 transfer ratio in increments of 1,000 points. In recent AwardWallet-tracked transfers, points transfer instantly. So, you won't have to worry about a delay holding up your award booking.
Today, Hyatt began its integration of over 100+ AMR Collection all-inclusive resorts into the World of Hyatt program. To start, Hyatt only added six Cancun resorts. However, over 50 resorts should be fully integrated into the World of Hyatt program on May 9, 2022.
The new World of Hyatt all-inclusive award chart ranges from a quite-affordable 12,000 points per night up to an eye-watering 58,000 points per night. How much value award travelers will be able to get out of the new award chart will depend on how Hyatt chooses to assign its 100+ new all-inclusive resorts to the new letter-based categories.
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