15 Best Hyatt Points Redemptions for Luxury Stays

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We are back, once again, with another list of the best points redemptions for luxury stays, but this time we are focusing on everyone's favorite brand: Hyatt.

Hyatt's loyalty program, World of Hyatt, has been and continues to be a favorite among points and miles circles. The properties are always top notch, the elite status benefits blow the competition out of the water, and the points continue to hold strong value—unlike the constant dilution of other currencies, which is common in the industry.

Today, we are going to take a look at Hyatt's best points redemptions for luxury properties. Let's see just how much value you can extract from your World of Hyatt points.

Check out more from our series on best points redemptions for luxury stays:

How We Got These Numbers

We at AwardWallet compiled information from 23,505 award bookings (a total of 54,274 free nights) to come up with a list of the 15 most luxurious hotel properties around that world that you can book with World of Hyatt points. 

Current World of Hyatt Credit Card Offers

  • 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 75,000 Bonus Points after you spend $7,500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.

How to Use This Data to Get a Great Deal

Each property in this list includes the following information: the average number of points per night, the average cost per night when paying cash, and the cents per point (CPP) value when you redeem points.

What makes Cents Per Point significant? Cents Per Point or CPP is a handy way to compare various redemptions head to head. To calculate CPP, first determine how much you're saving by spending points instead of cash and then divide by the number of points. You can learn more about how it works in our post about how to calculate point & mile values.

You'll generally want to look for Hyatt redemption rates that are worth at least 2.22 CPP. Redemptions above 2.22 are considered a decent value. Anything significantly above 2.22 is a great redemption.

On the other side of the spectrum, redemptions below 2.22 CPP are most likely not a great use of your points–especially if you can afford to pay cash. In this case, it's probably better to save your World of Hyatt points for a future stay with a higher-value redemption.

Taking Free Night Certificates into Consideration

Aside from points, you can also book Hyatt properties with free night certificates. The World of Hyatt Card consumer credit card comes with a free night certificate for stays at a category 1-4 property, which you receive annually just by holding the card and paying the annual fee. Additionally, you can earn a second category 1-4 free night award by spending $15,000 on this card each year.

You can earn free nights with Hyatt milestones, as well. These come after a certain number of elite-qualifying nights earned with Hyatt in a year, achieved from a combination of stays and credit card spending.

  • After 30 nights, you will earn a category 1-4 free night certificate.
  • After 60 nights, you will earn a category 1-7 free night certificate.

The Hyatt Brand Explorer perk gives you yet another opportunity to earn Free Night Awards. You'll earn a category 1-4 free-night certificate for every 5 different Hyatt hotel brands you stay at. There are 18 brands currently, so you can earn up to 3 of these free nights with Brand Explorer.

If you have free-night certificates, just plug in the certificate's maximum redemption value in points to the CPP equation above.

  • Category 1-4 free night awards are worth up to 15,000 points (current maximum value of a category 4 property)
  • Category 1-7 free night awards are worth up to 30,000 points (current maximum value of a category 7 property)

For example, if you use a category 1-7 free night to book a category 6 hotel that costs $550 per night, you'd divide $550 by 30,000 points (the maximum value of the certificate) to get a value of 1.83¢ on this redemption.

Now, without further ado, let's check out all the incredible places your World of Hyatt points can take you.

15 Best Hyatt Points Redemptions for Luxury Stays

Hyatt Place Chongli

15 Best Hyatt Points Redemptions for Luxury Stays
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Our first property may not seem luxurious when you read the name, but don't let the Hyatt Place branding fool you. Located within the picturesque Thaiwoo Ski Resort in China, guests can ski, ice skate, and participate in other snow sports during the winter at this property. During the summer, mountain biking, horse riding and more can all be enjoyed.

As a bonus, since this is a Hyatt Place, all guests get free breakfast – no status required.

AwardWallet tracked 33 reservations for a total of 54 nights:

  • $367.89 average cash price per night
  • 8,000 average points per night
  • 4.59 cents per point

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

15 Best Hyatt Points Redemptions for Luxury Stays
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You know a property is going to be the creme de la creme when it sports the Park Hyatt emblem. Hyatt only has a few dozen Park Hyatts around the world, and each is the epitome of luxury. The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is no exception.

Located on the Huvadhoo Atoll, this affluent retreat includes 50 luxurious villas—many of which are over water. Guests can participate in activities such as snorkeling, diving, or even learn survival skills “as a castaway…”

AwardWallet tracked 79 reservations for a total of 365 nights:

  • $1,334.00 average cash price per night
  • 30,000 average points per night
  • 4.45 cents per point

Park Hyatt Kyoto

15 Best Hyatt Points Redemptions for Luxury Stays
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Located in the heart of Higashiyama, Kyoto, this Park Hyatt offers modern amenities in one of Japan's most popular ancient cities. Guests can stay in one of 70 luxurious hillside guest houses.

During the times you are not exploring all that Kyoto has to offer, you can relax in the Park Hyatt's world-famous spa and wellness center. The spa offers a private treatment suite where guests are treated with a variety of therapies and traditional rituals.

AwardWallet tracked 3 reservations for a total of 12 nights:

  • $1,524.47 average cash price per night
  • 30,000 average points per night
  • 5.08 cents per point

Park Hyatt New York

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Possibly the most renowned property on our list of “Best Hyatt points redemptions”, the Park Hyatt New York is a high-end, five-star property located in Manhattan. Just a quick walk to Central Park and Carnegie Hall, guests can easily access the best sites Manhattan has to offer.

Members can also book the Sky Terrace suite, which is located at the top of the hotel and overlooks the city. Every square inch of the Park Hyatt New York exudes luxury, and guests are guaranteed to have an exclusive experience here like no other.

AwardWallet tracked 341 reservations for a total of 763 nights:

  • $1,165.61 average cash price per night
  • 30,581 average points per night
  • 3.81 cents per point

Studios at Alila Seminyak

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The Studios at Alila Seminyak is a bit of a unicorn of a property. Located next to Pura Petitenget, a unique temple built in the 15th century, this luxurious property runs just 5,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

Guests can take a dip in one of the property's many pools, walk along the pristine beaches lining the property, or retreat to the Spa Alila.

AwardWallet tracked 69 reservations for a total of 166 nights:

  • $198.31 average cash price per night
  • 5,000 average points per night
  • 3.97 cents per point

Ventana Big Sur an Alila Resort – Adults Only

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The adults-only Ventana–the Alila Resort at Ventana Big Sur, California–overlooks one of the most beautiful landscapes of the area. Additionally, the property is surrounded by serene forest on one end and pristine coastline on the other.

This aspirational resort is the epitome of luxury. For one, guests have access to a Volvo chauffeur service that takes you anywhere within a three-mile radius. The resort also offers Signature Experiences, where guests can participate in Yoga, Tai Chi, or even head out on a guided hike of the area. The hotel also offers photography workshops, falconry experiences & glamping.

AwardWallet tracked 110 reservations for a total of 242 nights:

  • $1,398.70 average cash price per night
  • 41,018 average points per night
  • 3.41 cents per point

Alila Napa Valley – Adults Only

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Located in the world-famous Napa Valley of California, this retreat is a celebration for your senses. Everywhere you look, beauty abounds. For example, most rooms at the Alila Napa Valley include a balcony with a fire pit and views of the vineyard and surrounding mountains.

Guests also can partake in a variety of experiences, such as vineyard strolls, private wine tastings, and fireside nightcaps.  Other activities and adventures include: Cultural Learning, Conscious Living, Active Spirits, Culinary Arts, and Couples Celebration.

AwardWallet tracked 67 reservations for a total of 136 nights:

  • $1,048.45 average cash price per night
  • 30,224 average points per night
  • 3.47 cents per point

Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas 

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This charming retreat located just outside of Encinitas, California is another Hyatt property that guarantees the ultimate relaxation experience with a mix of adventure. Activities here include taking a bike ride along the coast on a complimentary electric bike. Guests can also hop onboard a biplane and take a 20 to 30 minute tour of the area by sky.

After a fun-filled day of exploration and adventure, guests can wind down at the world-class Spa Alila.

AwardWallet tracked 48 reservations for a total of 125 nights:

  • $828.71 average cash price per night
  • 25,000 average points per night
  • 3.31 cents per point

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort

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Located near the picturesque town of Vail, Colorado, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa is an aspirational property that can be enjoyed year round. During the winter season, guests can ski into and out of the hotel's location. Additionally, guests can enjoy a day of snowmobiling, take ski lessons at the nearby school and even snowshoe.

During the summer, guests can try their hand at fly fishing or even take a rafting trip down the river.

Rooms are curated to reflect the mountain environment of the property and include top-of-the-line amenities. If you manage to snag a suite, a cozy fireplace and sitting area await you after a long day of snow activities.

AwardWallet tracked 201 reservations for a total of 734 nights:

  • $951.68 average cash price per night
  • 29,933 average points per night
  • 3.18 cents per point

Park Hyatt Sydney

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The 5-star Park Hyatt Sydney is one of the most prestigious properties in the city. Located on the edge of the Sydney Harbor, guests can wake up and enjoy views of the world-famous Sydney Opera House.

Each room is designed in a contemporary manner with lavish accommodations. And in true swanky hotel fashion, the Park Hyatt Sydney includes an exclusive rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city.

AwardWallet tracked 142 reservations for a total of 304 nights:

  • $912.79 average cash price per night
  • 29,894 average points per night
  • 3.05 cents per point

Grand Hyatt Washington

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Located just a few blocks from the National Mall and other historical sites, the Grand Hyatt Washington is in the perfect location to immerse yourself in the rich history of Washington, D.C.

And after a long day of discovering all the city has to offer, you can come back and unwind at this incredible property. Eat dinner at the upscale Cure Bar & Bistro or hang out in the Grand Club, where you can grab some snacks or drinks and enjoy views of the city.

AwardWallet tracked 64 reservations for a total of 152 nights:

  • $414.55 average cash price per night
  • 14,672 average points per night
  • 2.83 cents per point

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona, Piñon Point

15 Best Hyatt Points Redemptions for Luxury Stays
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There aren't many places in the world quite like Sedona, and there aren't many hotels in the world quite like the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona. Tucked away in the red rocks of this beautiful region, this property offers great restaurants, luxuriously large rooms, and—according to the website—”unparalleled service.”

AwardWallet tracked 77 reservations for a total of 165 nights:

  • $404.50 average cash price per night
  • 14,513 average points per night
  • 2.79 cents per point

Hyatt Centric Park City

15 Best Hyatt Points Redemptions for Luxury Stays
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One thing Hyatt does exceptionally well is mountain resorts, and the Hyatt Centric Park City is no exception. Here is another luxurious property that offers adventure and action just steps away from the hotel. It's also the ultimate respite once you step inside its cozy doors.

The property's convenient location to the Wasatch Mountains and their famous snow make this destination one that anyone can enjoy.

AwardWallet tracked 23 reservations for a total of 63 nights:

  • $777.80 average cash price per night
  • 29,783 average points per night
  • 2.61 cents per point

Hyatt Place Moab

15 Best Hyatt Points Redemptions for Luxury Stays
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Here's another property where you should ignore the “Hyatt Place” branding. The Hyatt Place Moab is not only conveniently located to several of Utah's National Parks, it also offers an upscale experience in and of itself.

Complete with a swimming pool, hot tub, and splash pad, you could spend hours here alone. If you get lucky, you also can get upgraded to the private haciendas nestled along the hillside.

AwardWallet tracked 377 reservations for a total of 823 nights:

  • $273.72 average cash price per night
  • 8,000 average points per night
  • 3.42 cents per point

Topping Rose House

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Last but not least, we have the Topping Rose House located in Bridgehampton, New York. This luxurious boutique property is actually a 19th-century mansion surrounded by stunning views and filled with contemporary comforts and amenities.

The Topping Rose House provides luxury cars to shuttle guests around the area. After a day out exploring, guests can return to the property and enjoy a meal at the critically-acclaimed Jean-Georges Vongerichten Restaurant.

AwardWallet tracked 4 reservations for a total of 9 nights:

  • $1,789.42 average cash price per night
  • 40,000 average points per night
  • 4.47 cents per point

How Hyatt's Luxury Properties Compare to the Rest

While the CPP on each of these highlighted properties ranges from “higher” to “significantly higher” than our own valuation, it's important to decide for yourself if these make sense to you. Always check the numbers before committing to a booking. Just because these are some of the best valuations for Hyatt points redemptions, you should still go to the place that works for your family or your travel goals.

Final Thoughts

World of Hyatt may just be the most loved loyalty program in all of points and miles-dom—and for good reason. Just from this list alone, you can see how easy it is to extract incredible value out of these points!

Which is your most favorite Hyatt property?

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  • You should do a similar article for the other hotel brands!

    • J – we have them. 🙂 Scroll up to the top of the article and click on the links for “15 best____” for Hilton, Marriott & IHG.

  • Barbara Steele says:

    Some very tempting properties on offer… Best bargain for Australians? Probably the The Studios at Alila Seminyak.

  • Great article on a great program….Hyatt has some fantastic high end properties for significantly less points than the other major chains. I loved my stays at the Grand Hyatt in DC and the Park City Centric.

  • Harvey Kwan says:

    I would love to find award availability for Hyatt Big Sur!

  • sergio Javier Luque says:

    I stayed at The Park Hyatt New York and the hotel really worth it. I recomend it 100%.

  • Jarrick Stoner says:

    The Hyatt Residence in Sedona is one of my favorite hotels and places to visit. Glad to see it on this list!

  • We stayed at the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona, Piñon Point early in 2020 right before the covid pandemic lockdown. We used the annual free night voucher for the reservation. I am not sure if all the units are the same but we got a 1 bedroom condo with living room, dining room, and a kitchen. It was one stop on week long trip for us so we took full advantage of the in-unit washer and dryer. The hotel is very close to the beautiful Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Definitely a great value for the annual voucher.

  • I’m booked at PH NYC and Alila Napa (missed the boat when it was a Marriott, so glad to have this second chance) … looking forward

  • So many appealing places at which to redeem points! Thanks, AwardWallet.

  • I’m just finishing a business stay at a Hyatt. I have been saving my points for one of these luxury stays. An over water bungalow in the Malidves would be my ultimate goal but I am going to do the Camino of Santiago next year so I’ll probably use my points in Madrid for after the hike. I think the best luxury stays are the ones you accomplish, though it is always fun to dream.

  • Park Hyatt Sydney is 100% on my list, has been for some time

  • I am looking forward to stay in Napa Valley hotel!!!