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Hyatt has a plethora of hotel brands ranging from extended stays like Hyatt House to high-end luxury properties such as Park Hyatt. And as of 2019, Hyatt's brands include the Destination by Hyatt brand.
So far, Destination by Hyatt has consisted of hotels and resorts — which have always been bookable with points. Until recently, though, Destination residences were not as widely available. But now, you can book 32 more residence properties with your World of Hyatt points. That expands the Destination by Hyatt brand to a total of 60 locations:
This map includes all Destination by Hyatt properties, including hotels, resorts, and residences. You can see the list of all Destination by Hyatt properties here.
What is a Vacation Rental?
Vacation rentals differ from traditional hotels and resorts in that you are staying in someone's home — whether it's an apartment, traditional house, etc. Some of the more familiar and popular vacation rental companies you've heard of are AirBnB and VRBO.
Destination by Hyatt's residences is Hyatt's own version of VRBO. And true to the Hyatt brand, Destination locations are all upper-scale accommodations meant to give an entire experience rather than just a hotel room. Or in Hyatt's words, this gives you the opportunity to “escape to a vacation home to live like a local and truly immerse in the culture of a community.”
Destination residence properties include a completely furnished kitchen. Since eating out at restaurants can add up, families and large groups may find excellent value booking these.
New Room Category for Hyatt Awards
Additionally, Hyatt has introduced another room type called a “Premium Room”. Before now, Hyatt classified award bookings into 4 room types — each with its own points rate:
- Standard Room
- Club Room — a standard room which includes club access
- Standard Suite
- Premium Suite
But because many residences are entire houses rather than just a room, these don't really fit into the existing categories. So, it makes sense that Hyatt would introduce a new room type. For Destination by Hyatt residences, the rooms types are as follows:
- Standard Room
- Premium Room
- Standard Suite
- Premium Suite
Premium Rooms are priced at the same award cost as Club Rooms. So, there will still be four award types to Hyatt's award chart:
|Hotel Category||Standard Room||Regency/Grand Club/|
|Standard Suite||Premium Suite|
Destination by Hyatt Residences You Can Now Book with Points
This month, Hyatt added 32 new Destination by Hyatt Residence properties that can now book with World of Hyatt points:
|Property||Location||Category||Types of rooms offered|
|Christiania Condominiums||Vail, CO||7||Standard Room, Premium Room, Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|Christiania Lodge||Vail, CO||7||Standard Room, Premium Room|
|Vantage Point||Vail, CO||6||Premium Room, Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|The Landmark||Vail, CO||7||Standard Room, Premium Room, Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|Westwind||Vail, CO||6||Premium Room, Standard Suite|
|Vail 21||Vail, CO||7||Premium Room, Standard Suite|
|Enzian||Vail, CO||7||Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|Willows||Snowmass Village, CO||6||Standard Room|
|Countryside at Snowmass||Snowmass Village, CO||7||Premium Suite|
|Stonebridge Inn||Snowmass Village, CO||7||Standard Room, Premium Room, Standard Suite|
|Aspenwood||Snowmass Village, CO||6||Standard Room, Premium Room|
|Capitol Peak Lodge||Snowmass Village, CO||7||Standard Room, Premium Room, Standard Suite|
|Terracehouse||Snowmass Village, CO||7||Premium Room|
|Lichenhearth||Snowmass Village, CO||5||Standard Room, Premium Room|
|Shadowbrook||Snowmass Village, CO||7||Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|Top of the Village||Snowmass Village, CO||7||Premium Room, Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|Interlude||Snowmass Village, CO||8||Premium Room, Standard Suite|
|Villas at Snowmass Club||Snowmass Village, CO||7||Standard Room, Premium Room, Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|Tamarack Townhomes||Snowmass Village, CO||7||Premium Room, Standard Suite|
|Kaanapali Alii Resort||Lahaina, HI||7||Standard Room, Premium Room, Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|Lahaina Shores Beach Resort||Lahaina, HI||4||Standard Room, Premium Room, Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|Puunoa Beach Estates||Maui, HI||7||Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|The Islands at Mauna Lani||Waimea, HI||6||Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|Mauna Lani Point||Waimea, HI||6||Standard Room, Premium Room, Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|The Lodge at Kukui’ula||Koloa, HI||8||Standard Room, Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|Wailea Beach Villas||Kihei, HI||8||Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|Polo Beach Club||Kihei, HI||7||Premium Room, Standard Suite|
|Wailea Grand Champions||Wailea, HI||5||Standard Room, Premium Room|
|Ekahi Vacation Condos||Kihei, HI||5||Standard Room, Premium Room, Standard Suite|
|Makena Surf Resort||Kihei, HI||7||Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
|Wailea Ekolu Village||Kihei, HI||5||Standard Room, Premium Room|
|Wailea Elua Village||Kihei, HI||7||Standard Room, Premium Room, Standard Suite, Premium Suite|
As you may have noticed, all of these properties are located in Colorado or Hawaii. So, the footprint for Destination by Hyatt residences is a bit limited for now. But hopefully more properties will be added soon.
Hyatt is continuously rolling out more and more options to use your points. It's great to see such an amazing program continue to increase its footprint and open the door to so many possibilities.
Are you excited about the ability to book residences with points? Where will you stay?
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