Good Things About Hyatt
High Point Value- Hyatt’s high point value makes the Hyatt credit card a pretty reasonable option for non-bonus category everyday spending.
Free Nights- Hyatt offers a few nice ways to earn free night certificates such as staying at 5 different Hyatt brands or staying enough nights to qualify for status. For example, if you stay 60 night in a year, you get a free night at category 1-4, free night at category 1-7, 4 suite upgrades, and a concierge agent for personalized service. However, these free nights expire after 120 days.
Perks on Award Nights- Hyatt offers more perks on award stays than paid stays, which is great since on award stays you are traveling on your own dime rather than for business. For example, resort fees are waived for all World of Hyatt members when redeeming points and award stays count towards elite status. If you have their top tier Globalist status, you also get free parking on awards, lounge access (or breakfast if no lounge), and you can share your top elite benefits when booking an award for someone else.
Earn Rate for Non-Elite Members- Hyatt finished second in our Hotel Earn Rate chart for base/non-elite members (5 points per dollar).
Bad Thing About Hyatt
Smaller Brand- IHG, Wyndham, Hilton, and Marriott all have 5,000+ hotels for you to stay at. Hyatt has only about 700 properties located mostly in cities. If you regularly stay in suburbs or rural areas, Hyatt may not be the best choice for you if you would like elite status.
Earn Rate for Top Elite Members- The highest elite members earn only a 30% bonus on points earned from hotel stays than a basic member. Marriott and IHG have a 100% bonus for their top elite members.
1 Hyatt Point is Worth About: 2.2 Cents based on our valuations.
Best Rate Guarantee: If you find a lower rate within 24 hours of making your reservation and at least 24 hours before the hotel’s check-in time, Hyatt will match it and give you $50 towards your next stay. Here are the FAQs and you can fill out the form online.
Point Pooling: You can combine your Hyatt points with another member by filling out this form.
Phone Numbers: 800-228-3360 (reservations) and 800-514-9288 (customer service)
Park Hyatt: Super Luxury. Rooms are typically at least $500+ per night. A great place to use your sign-up bonus free nights.
Grand Hyatt: Luxury hotels that not fancy enough to be Park Hyatts.
Andaz: Upscale unique modern hotels that are geared towards leisure travelers that incorporates the local culture into the hotel.
Hyatt Centric: Upscale leisure hotels that are in the middle of tourist destinations. They will usually have nice pools and fitness centers.
Hyatt Place: Midscale business-oriented hotel with free breakfast if you book directly on Hyatt.com.
Hyatt House: Extended stay hotel with full kitchens. Hotels also have free breakfast, free laundry, outdoor grill, bar, and pet-friendly.
Hyatt is also acquiring Two Roads Hospitality, which operates the following brands: Destination Hotels (47 properties), Joie de Vivre (19 properties), Alila (17 properties), and Thompson (10 properties).