This chart shows the cashback percentage for Hyatt hotels by elite level in their reward program “Hyatt Gold Passport.” It shows what you earn back in points value as a share of dollars spent on paid nights. Invert the percentage rate to calculate the average number of paid nights required for one free reward night at the same property. E.g., at “Gold” level, 1 / 9.8% or just over 10 nights are needed to earn one free night at a similar hotel. This is one of the highest base level earnings of any hotel program.
The Hyatt Chase credit card offers a bonus of 3 points per Dollar on hotel spend, equivalent to extra cashback of 5.9%. Credit card holders also receive an enhanced status level of platinum.
Hyatt Gold Passport points are awarded on hotel stay spend at a rate of 5 points per dollar spent. Points are awarded at this same rate at all brands.
On top of the base points, Platinum elite members earn a 15% bonus, and Diamond members earn a 30% bonus. Note that Hyatt only has 3 elite levels (including the base level), fewer than most other programs.
Elite members also receive additional benefits during hotel stays. Benefits include room upgrades, late checkout and free internet. The top level of Diamond also offers guaranteed suite upgrades (four stays per year), and executive lounge access.
The average value of points at all Hyatt properties is 1.96¢ per point. This means that 10,000 points has a value of $196.
Hotels are split into 7 categories reflecting cost of a free night award. The best value is found at the lower end, where points can achieve a value of 2.44¢ and 2.26¢ in category 1 and 2.
Elite status is offered in Hyatt Gold Passport after members stay a certain number of times or a total number of nights. To earn “Platinum” status, a member must stay 5 times or a total of 15 nights, and to move up to “Diamond” level make 25 stays or stay 50 nights.
An elite amenity is offered for top-level Diamond members. This varies by brand. At Hyatt Place and House a bonus of 500 points per stay is given. At all other Hyatt brands it is 1000 points per stay.
Hyatt has 10 hotel brands with an overall average star rating of 3.7. It is one of the smallest of the global chains, with only around 600 hotels worldwide.
Hyatt House and Hyatt Place (around half of the total portfolio) represent the lower end, with average ratings of 3.0 stars. The Hyatt and Hyatt Regency brands offer a well spread mid-range with ratings around 4.0 stars, and Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt the better known upscale properties with high ratings of 4.7 and 4.9 stars.
Hyatt is the smallest of the major hotel chains, and is predominantly focused on North America. There are around 450 of its total 600 hotels located there.
They have expanded significantly in Asia though, with the brands of Hyatt, Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt opening in many of the major Asian cities. Presence in Europe, South America and Africa is very limited compared to other chains, and mainly consists of these same 3 brands operating in major cities only.
This small presence, and limited global coverage, is a major consideration for those that choose to stay regularly at Hyatt and achieve the higher status levels.
Hyatt’s approximately 600 hotels are split over 7 categories for redemption of award nights. The average number of points required for one night is 10.9K.
All hotels by categories can be viewed on the Hyatt website.
Around three quarters of the hotels are in the lowest three categories, requiring 5K, 8K or 12K points per night. The luxury end properties in categories 6 and 7 require 25K and 30K points per night.
Hyatt Gold Passport allows members to redeem points for suite rooms as well, using a slightly higher rate.