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Hyatt Gold Passport Points

Overall Score 4.0-stars (3.90)
No. of Hotels in Network 500 - 1,000
Property Diversity 5.0-stars
Geographic Coverage 3.0-stars
Ease of Earning Free Night 4.5-stars
Additional Benefits 3.5-stars
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Points

You can earn points by staying at Hyatt properties. You can also collect points through the purchase of goods and services with Hyatt's partners like Avis. And Hyatt's alliance with 27 participating airline carriers allows you to earn miles for each Hyatt stay.

Earning Points

Hyatt Gold Passport members earn five points for every eligible dollar spent at a Hyatt property. Eligible dollars are those put toward spa expenses, in-house dining and qualified nights, or stays at any hotel's published room rate (including rates found on Hyatt.com or any Hyatt Gold Passport Hotel Partner website). You will also earn 300 points for each rental at participating Avis car rental agencies. Hyatt Gold Passport members can additionally earn five points per eligible dollar spent at 12 participating M life resorts in Las Vegas. If you use the Hyatt Chase Visa credit card to pay for your stay at a Hyatt or make purchases at a Hyatt, you can earn an additional three points per dollar. When you use this card for dining, airline tickets and car rentals, you will earn two points. You will accrue one point with every other purchase. Plus, if you spend $1,000 within three months of signing up for the card, you will receive two free nights at any Hyatt property. You can also accumulate bonus points for planning conferences or special events at a Hyatt property. Points can also be purchased on the Hyatt website in 1,000 point increments up to 40,000 points per year. You may combine your earned points with those of any other program member to redeem a reward. If you'd rather earn miles instead of points, you can earn 500 frequent flier miles per stay when you present your Hyatt Gold Passport membership and travel partner numbers upon hotel check-in.

Using Points

You may use your Hyatt Gold Passport points for free nights or a room upgrade. In addition, you may put your points toward dining or an afternoon at the hotel spa. Hyatt's hotels are broken into seven categories, and the numbers of points needed for a free night vary by category. A night in a standard room ranges from 5,000 to 30,000 points, while stays in Regency and Grand Club rooms range from 7,000 to 39,000 points per night. Hyatt guarantees no blackout dates for rewards stays at Hyatt properties. You can also choose to upgrade to a Regency or Grand Club room upon check-in for 3,000 points or a suite for 6,000 points per night. Additionally, points may be put toward meals and treatments at many Hyatt restaurants and spas. Hyatt Gold Passport members may also use the Points + Cash perk, which allows the combining of points and cash to redeem free nights in standard rooms. You must call 1-800-228-3360 or a Hyatt Worldwide Reservation Center to book a free night with points and cash. Below are the numbers of points needed for one free night in a selection of popular business and leisure destinations:

Destination No. of hotels Calculated cost of least expensive room (in points) Calculated cost of most expensive room (in points)
New York City 8 20,000 25,000
Las Vegas 13 8,000 25,000
Orlando 6 8,000 20,000
San Diego 5 8,000 20,000
Chicago 6 12,000 25,000
San Francisco 5 8,000 20,000
Washington, D.C. 9 8,000 25,000
Houston 4 5,000 12,000
New Orleans 3 15,000 15,000
Paris 4 15,000 30,000
London 2 25,000 25,000
Vancouver 1 12,000 12,000
Tokyo 4 12,000 30,000
Dubai 4 8,000 20,000
Puerto Rico 4 8,000 25,000
Mexico City 1 15,000 15,000

The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News on June 19, 2014. We analyzed room rates for one-night stays arriving Saturday and departing Sunday four weeks from the research date.

Points can also be converted to airline miles. The conversion rate of rewards points to miles with participating airline programs is 2½-to-1; you must have a minimum of 5,000 points to be able to convert points to miles.

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