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Hyatt Gold Passport Points

Overall Score 3.5-stars
No. of Hotels in Network 500 - 1,000
Brand Diversity 1.0-stars
Geographic Coverage 3.0-stars
Ease of Earning Free Night 5.0-stars
Additional Benefits 2.0-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 30 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 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. If you use the Hyatt Chase Visa credit card to pay for your stay 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 rewards for special events, such as hotel openings. Taking advantage of room, food and spa discounts advertised on the Hyatt website are another way you can garner rewards. Points can also be purchased on the Hyatt website in 1,000 point increments up to 40,000 points. You may combine your earned points with those of any other program member. In addition to accumulating points, you can earn 500 frequent flyer 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 towards dining or an afternoon at the hotel spa. Hyatt's hotels are broken into six 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 22,000 points, while stays in Regency and Grand Club rooms range from 7,000 to 27,000 points per night. Hyatt guarantees no blackout dates for rewards stays. 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. Additionally, points may be put toward meals and treatments at many Hyatt restaurants and spas. 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 7 15,000 18,000
San Francisco 3 15,000 15,000
Chicago 6 12,000 22,000
Dallas 5 5,000 8,000
Miami 5 8,000 12,000
Paris 4 18,000 22,000
London 2 18,000 22,000
Bahamas 0 NA NA
Tokyo 3 12,000 22,000

The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News Travel on May 31, 2013. 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 or used to book train tickets through the Amtrak Guest Reward program. The conversion rate of rewards points to miles with Amtrak and participating airline programs is 2½-to-1.

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