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Hyatt Hotels has established over 1,100 hotels and properties worldwide since it was founded in 1957. For those who enjoy staying at Hyatt properties, Hyatt offers a loyalty program that encourages members to earn points and ultimately redeem them for rewards like free stays, room upgrades and other perks. MoneyGeek’s research found that the average Hyatt point is worth 1.7–2.8 cents.

Members can earn Hyatt points by staying at Hyatt hotels and resorts, hosting eligible events at Hyatt or dining at participating hotel restaurants. Hyatt offers a tiers and benefits chart to reflect benefits for each of the following categories: Member, Discoverist, Explorist and Globalist. Categories aside, you can often book an off-peak free night at a Hyatt hotel starting at 3,500 points.

Although being a World of Hyatt member has numerous benefits, consider whether it suits your lifestyle before becoming a member. It might be worth joining Hyatt if you travel often, love earning rewards and aim to reach Hyatt Elite status.

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A free night with Hyatt costs a minimum of 3,500 points. But ultimately, the number of points you need depends on the hotel and whether it’s off-peak or peak season.

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To supercharge your point earning, consider applying for a credit card that enables you to earn Hyatt points on your everyday purchases.

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Generally, the World of Hyatt loyalty program offers the highest value per point compared to other industry-leading hotel loyalty programs.

How Much Are Hyatt Points Worth?

Each World of Hyatt point is worth an average of 1.7–2.8 cents. Keeping this in mind can help World of Hyatt members determine whether they’re getting the best value for their points.

When considering whether to redeem your points, you’ll want to calculate how much each point would be worth in that given scenario. Say you want to book a room for $150, and the number of points required is 9,000. Your points value in that transaction would be 1.7 cents per point.

Then, you’ll want to compare that to the average points value above. In this scenario, your points value of 1.7 cents per point is on the lower end of the average value per point. However, remember that the number of points needed to redeem for a free stay can vary depending on several factors. While you are certainly not getting a bad deal, you may get better value for your points by choosing a different Hyatt property, changing your travel dates or changing another variable in the equation.

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Cash Price / Equivalent Points needed to book a room = Points Value

How Many Hyatt Points for a Free Night?

A free night in a Hyatt hotel standard room can cost you at least 3,500 points during off-peak season. Otherwise, members may need 5,000 points for a standard free night and 6,500 for a free night during peak season in a Category 1 hotel.

Please note that points per night can vary depending on the season, room type and accommodation. Hence, the points needed for a free night in a Hyatt hotel standard room can look vastly different compared to a premium suite in an all-inclusive Hyatt resort.

How Often Do Hyatt Points Change?

World of Hyatt members should expect the value of Hyatt points to change over time. While Hyatt doesn’t disclose how often this change occurs, it’s wise to check every now and then. A value increase in Hyatt points can offer more rewards, whereas a decrease in valuation may be a hurdle for your next holiday.

How Hyatt Points Compare to Other Hotels

Each World of Hyatt point is worth about 1.7 cents to 2.8 cents. World of Hyatt members can earn points in several ways, including on their stays, for dining at participating Hyatt restaurants and for Hyatt spa services. And those interested in maximizing their point-earning opportunities can apply for a co-branded credit card, which is offered in partnership with Chase Bank. Members can then redeem their points for free stays, room upgrades and more.

Hotel Point Comparison
Value of Points to Dollars


1.7 cents to 2.8 cents per point


0.5 cents to 0.6 cents per point

IHG/Intercontinental Hotel Group

0.5 cents to 0.7 cents per point


0.7 cents to 0.9 cents per point

Best Western

0.6 cents to 0.8 cents per point


0.4 cents to 0.5 cents per point


1.1 cents per point

Choice Hotels

0.6 cents per point

How to Earn and Maximize Points From Hyatt Hotels

Earning World of Hyatt points is relatively quick and easy, especially compared to competing hotels. Hyatt offers clear-cut categories and point systems to reflect point-earning options. MoneyGeek outlines multiple ways that members can earn Hyatt points.

Book a Stay at Hyatt Hotels and Partner Hotels

With World of Hyatt, one of the easiest ways to earn points is to book a room, meeting or event with Hyatt or partner hotels. Hyatt provides around 15 partner hotels that are either upscale, luxury, upper-upscale or all-inclusive. These properties include Caption, Andaz, Alila, Thompson Hotels, Park Hyatt, Miraval and more. To earn a free night at Miraval Resorts, for instance, members would need 40,000 points for a standard room during off-peak season. In this case, each Hyatt point ends up being worth 1.6 cents, a slightly lower value than the average 1.7–2.8 cents.

Hyatt members can also redeem their points for stays at participating MGM Hotels and Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which have 13 and 520 properties, respectively. MGM Hotels caters to those traveling to Las Vegas and other gambling locations, while Small Luxury Hotels of the World provides one-of-a-kind experiences for its guests.

The average number of points needed to book a room at MGM Hotels is 12,000–25,000 as of this writing. Taking the Hyatt Place Las Vegas at Silverton Village as an example, members currently need about 12,000 points or $250 per night for a two-night weekend stay in March. That works out to a value of around 2.1 cents per point.

Meanwhile, the Lumiares Hotel and Spa is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World location, where one night is worth 25,000 points or roughly $400 for a studio room for a weekend. That comes out to 0.016 cents per point, which is below the average Hyatt points valuation.

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Hyatt Hotels has a Double Your Points program that lets members earn twice as many points for each whole U.S. dollar (or equivalent) with participating hotels. Members that choose Eligible Rates when booking can opt for the Double Your Points rate and choose points for their stay.

Earn Points via Hyatt Co-Branded and Regular Credit Cards

Luckily, there are more ways to pump points into your World of Hyatt loyalty program. One possible way is to utilize a co-branded or travel credit card. Such cards enable you to earn points on your everyday spending as well as on stays at Hyatt properties.

Hyatt Co-Branded Credit Cards at a Glance
Credit Card Name
Points Earned per Dollar Spent
How to Earn Points

1–9 points per $1

Earn 2X points per $1 when
dining out, on flights
purchased directly from the
airline and other eligible

Earn 4X points per $1 on
Hyatt hotel stays and
experiences, plus 5X points
as a World of Hyatt member

1–9 points per $1

Earn 4X points for every
dollar spent on Hyatt hotels
and experiences, alongside
5X points for being a World of
Hyatt member

Earn 2X points in top eligible
spending categories each

1–3 points per $1

Earn 3X points on dining out
and some other
category-specific spending
and 2X on other travel

Earn 1X points on all other

World of Hyatt Credit Card

With this credit card, you can earn World of Hyatt points even when you’re not staying at a Hyatt hotel. While cardholders earn the most points per dollar when using their card to book stays, members also earn 1–2 points for each dollar spent on airline tickets purchased via the airline and everyday purchases, such as at restaurants, local transit, gym memberships and more. With automatic Discoverist Elite status, World of Hyatt members are also given quick check-ins and 10% bonus points on eligible purchases.

World of Hyatt Business Credit Card

The World of Hyatt Business card enables business owners to earn points on their business-related spending. For example, cardholders can earn 2X points per dollar spent on their top spend categories each quarter, which can include dining out, shipping, social media and search engine advertising, among other categories. Cardholders can also earn 4X points per dollar on Hyatt stays — which is on top of the 5X points per dollar for being a World of Hyatt member. Business owners receive automatic Discoverist Elite status and can gift this status to up to five employees.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

Chase Sapphire isn’t a Hyatt co-branded card, but those who like to stay at Hyatt properties and wish to earn Hyatt points may still benefit. Cardholders earn 3X points on dining (including eligible delivery and takeout purchases), online grocery store purchases (some exclusions apply) and select streaming services. Eligible travel purchases earn 2X points per dollar spent. World of Hyatt members can then transfer the Chase points earned to their World of Hyatt account at a 1:1 transfer value.

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Buying Points From Hyatt

Members can also opt to purchase Hyatt points. Currently, it costs approximately $48 for 2,000 points, $72 for 3,000 points and $96 for 4,000 points. When purchasing 5,000 points and above, members may be eligible to receive 25% more points. It’s good practice to regularly check the website since offers can change without notice.

Spending on Hyatt Partner Merchants

World of Hyatt members can also enjoy a variety of experiences and earn points from purchases like booking flights via American Airlines, renting vehicles from AVIS, securing cruise tickets with Lindblad Expeditions and picking vacation packages through FIND. While these are stellar options, there are also other Hyatt-partner experiences available.

Transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Hyatt

It’s generally possible to transfer points from your Chase Ultimate Rewards credit card to your World of Hyatt account. Reach out to Chase to make the most out of this perk.

Combining Points With Other Hyatt Members

Two Hyatt members who wish to combine points need to complete a point combining request form. Keep in mind that members are only allowed to transfer or receive points every 30 days.

>> More: Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Transfer Partners

How to Redeem Hyatt Points

To redeem Hyatt points, you’ll want to first navigate to the World of Hyatt website and initiate a search for where and when you want to book your stay. Before clicking the option to “Find Hotels,” ensure that the “Use Points” box is checked. That will ensure both the dollar amount and points amounts are displayed for each property when viewing the search results.

The number of points needed for stays at Hyatt properties is laid out nicely in Hyatt’s award charts. Hyatt properties are organized into eight categories, with rooms starting at 3,500 points per night for a stay at a Category 1 property and 35,000 points per night for a stay at a Category 8 property. In addition, Hyatt offers peak, standard and off-peak pricing — all laid out in its award chart. Finally, Hyatt provides separate award charts for its standard rooms, club rooms, standard suites and premium suites.

All of this may sound overwhelming to the uninitiated, but savvy World of Hyatt members can use these charts to plan trips that fit their points budget — and have peace of mind that when it comes time to book, the number of points needed won’t change. Keep in mind that categories are based on several factors, including how popular the destination is or how popular or luxurious the hotel is. Those interested in maximizing their points may want to consider booking an off-peak stay at a lower-category hotel, for example, even if it’s slightly off the beaten path.

Loyal World of Hyatt members who frequently travel and stay at Hyatt properties may also benefit from moving up the elite status tiers, which offer various perks. These can make any stay feel that much more luxurious.

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Hyatt Hotels has flexible options for its members, providing a Points + Cash system to pay for accommodation. This is available in Hyatt hotels and resorts, Hyatt Residence Club resorts or MGM Resorts.

Pay for Dining, Spas and More

Aside from a luxurious hotel stay, Hyatt offers points redemption for dining, spas, transportation and in-room movies. All you need to do is redeem points during checkout. Please note that $10 is equivalent to 1,000 Hyatt points, and $25 is worth 2,500 Hyatt points. However, the ratio changes once you hit 8,000 Hyatt points and upward. We found that 8,000 Hyatt points are worth $100, or 0.125 cents per point.

Pay for Vacations, Cruises and Experiences

Use points to finance your vacation, cruise or travel experience. World of Hyatt offers around 200 FIND experiences where members can earn double rewards, gift experiences to loved ones and choose the most exciting experiences. Lindblad Expeditions, for example, is one way Hyatt members can experience the outdoors in remote areas around the globe.

World of Hyatt also offers aerial yoga, meditation classes, skill-sharing tours, cooking and mixology classes, horseback trail rides, bike adventures and more.

Transfer Points to Miles

It’s possible to convert Hyatt points to miles with participating airlines. Domestic carriers include United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest and American Airlines. Hyatt members can also use their points on overseas trips with international air carriers like Emirates, Etihad, Singapore Airlines and Japan Airlines. You can start small and transfer 5,000 Hyatt points to get 2,000 miles with select airlines.

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You don't have to book a five-star property to get huge value from your World of Hyatt points. Booking hotels during busy times, like college or pro games or the holidays, can yield massive savings. While Hyatt does charge peak pricing for some of these dates, travelers can still regularly get higher than average value versus paying cash.
Lee Huffman, contributing expert for MoneyGeek

World of Hyatt Elite Status

The World of Hyatt program offers premium and exclusive perks to its elite-status members according to their tier level. Each tier level unlocks more lucrative benefits, which include the ability to earn bonus points for stays at Hyatt properties, room upgrades, late checkout, lounge access and more.

World of Hyatt Elite Status Tiers

Club Member

  • Qualifications: None
  • Points Earning: 5 Base Points per $1 spent
  • MGM Rewards Match: Sapphire
  • Expiration of Member Status: If inactive for 24 consecutive months, points are forfeited
  • Room Upgrades: N/A


  • Qualifications: 10 nights, 25,000 Base Points or 3 meetings hosted
  • Points Earning: 5 Base Points per $1 spent + 10% bonus on eligible purchases
  • MGM Rewards Match: Pearl
  • Expiration of Member Status: Must requalify each year; if inactive for 24 consecutive months, points are forfeited
  • Room Upgrades: Preferred room within type booked (if available)


  • Qualifications: 30 nights, 50,000 Base Points or 10 meetings hosted
  • Points Earning: 5 Base Points per $1 spent + 20% bonus on eligible purchases
  • MGM Rewards Match: Gold
  • Expiration of Member Status: Must requalify each year; if inactive for 24 consecutive months, points are forfeited
  • Room Upgrades: Yes (if available), but excludes Suites and Rooms with Club lounge access


  • Qualifications: 60 nights or 100,000 Base Points or 20 meetings hosted
  • Points Earning: 5 Base Points per $1 spent + 30% bonus on eligible purchases
  • MGM Rewards Match: Gold
  • Expiration of Member Status: Must requalify each year; if inactive for 24 consecutive months, points are forfeited
  • Room Upgrades: Yes (if available), and includes Suites and Rooms with Club lounge access

Lifetime Globalist

  • Qualifications: 1,000,000 Base Points
  • Points Earning: 5 Base Points per $1 spent + 30% bonus on eligible purchases
  • MGM Rewards Match: Gold
  • Expiration of Member Status: Never
  • Room Upgrades: Yes (if available), and includes Suites and Rooms with Club lounge access

Consider upgrading to Lifetime Globalist if you’re confident about your Hyatt stays and loyalty program. This membership tier offers milestone rewards, elite status gifting, upgrade awards and exclusive perks.

Hyatt Gold Passport vs. World of Hyatt

Hyatt Hotels replaced its Hyatt Gold Passport program with World of Hyatt in 2017. According to Hyatt, this change was intended to expand its members’ reward-earning potential and offer more and different opportunities to engage with the brand. Via the revamped program, Hyatt introduced three loyalty program tiers — Discoverist, Explorist and Globalist.

The World of Hyatt program allows members to earn rewards based on their specific tier. Members can advance to the next tier once they earn a specific number of base points or qualifying nights.

Additionally, World of Hyatt also provides qualifying elite members a confirmed suite upgrade at the time of booking. Aside from earning points via qualified stays, members can earn points through dining and spa experiences. With the latest change to Hyatt’s loyalty program, members have more opportunities to earn and redeem points.

How We Determined the Value of Hyatt Points

MoneyGeek experts have taken a close look at how the value of Hyatt points changes based on different redemption methods. They have also carried out in-depth market research to determine the worth of your points.

Other Questions You May Have About Hyatt Points

MoneyGeek answered commonly asked questions about Hyatt Points. Note that World of Hyatt point values may change or fluctuate depending on Hyatt’s policy.

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