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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 and on everyday purchases made with your World of Hyatt Credit Card. And Hyatt's alliance with 23 airline carriers allows you to earn miles instead of points for each Hyatt stay.

Earn Points

World of Hyatt members earn five base points for every eligible dollar spent at a Hyatt property. Eligible dollars are those put toward qualifying nights (or stays that are booked with a World of Hyatt account on Hyatt's website), spa expenses and in-house dining at any Hyatt property. You will also earn 10 base points for every dollar spent on FIND experiences and Exhale spa and fitness programs, plus 500 bonus points for each rental at participating Avis car rental agencies. Additionally, World of Hyatt members can earn five base points per eligible dollar spent at 12 Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International properties that participate in the M life Rewards program, as well as five base points for every eligible dollar spent at participating Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties. The affiliated World of Hyatt Credit Card allows travelers to earn additional points on hotel stays, FIND experiences and everyday purchases. Bonus points can be purchased online in 1,000-point increments, with a maximum of up to 55,000 bonus points per year. You may combine your earned points with those of any other program member to redeem a reward.

Those who'd rather receive miles instead of points can present their World of Hyatt and partner airline membership numbers upon hotel check-in to earn 500 to 750 frequent flyer miles (depending on the airline). If you're an elite member in World of Hyatt and American Airlines AAdvantage and link your accounts, you'll earn both points and miles for money spent on American Airlines flights and stays at Hyatt properties.

Using Points

You may use your World of Hyatt points for free nights and room upgrades. Additionally, you may put your points toward free nights at select MGM Resorts properties and Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties, as well as FIND experiences, dining and Exhale spa and fitness services. Hyatt's hotels are broken into eight categories, and the number of points needed for a free night varies by category. A night in a standard room ranges from 5,000 to 40,000 points, while stays in Regency and Grand Club rooms range from 7,000 to 39,000 points per night. Suites can also be booked with 8,000 to 48,000 points per night, depending on the hotel category, while a night in a premium suite requires 10,000 to 60,000 points. Hyatt guarantees no blackout dates on standard rooms for reward stays at Hyatt properties and participating MGM Resorts and Small Luxury Hotels of the World destinations.

You can also choose to upgrade to a Regency or Grand Club room at check-in for 3,000 points per night, a suite for 6,000 points per night or a premium suite for 9,000 points per night. What's more, you may use the Points + Cash perk, which lets you combine points and cash to redeem free nights in standard rooms, standard suites and premium suites at most Hyatt and MGM Resorts properties. You must either book through Hyatt's website or call a Hyatt Global Contact Center to secure a free night with points and cash. Below are the number of points needed for one free night in any room (ranging from standard rooms to premium rooms) in a selection of popular business and leisure destinations:

Destination No. of hotels Cost of room in points
Honolulu 1 20,000 - 27,000
Paris 5 8,000 - 30,000
Orlando 8 8,000 - 12,000
New Orleans 4 12,000 - 15,000
Miami 8 8,000 - 20,000
Cancun 1 25,000
San Juan, PR 0 N/A
Los Angeles 5 12,000 - 20,000
Punta Cana 0 N/A
Vancouver 0 N/A
New York City 15 8,000 - 30,000
Las Vegas 13 12,000 - 25,000
Chicago 15 8,000 - 15,000
San Francisco 9 12,000 - 20,000
Charlotte 6 5,000
Washington, D.C.  14 12,000 - 21,000
Houston 6 5,000 - 8,000
Toronto 2 12,000
Boston 5 12,000 - 20,000
Atlanta 13 5,000 - 12,000

The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News in July 12, 2019. We analyzed room rates for one-night stays arriving Saturday and departing Sunday four weeks from the research date. Only hotels with room availability that sit within a 15-mile radius of each destination are reflected in the above chart.

Points can also be converted to airline miles. The conversion rate of rewards points to miles with participating airline programs is 2.5-to-1; you must have a minimum of 5,000 points to be able to convert points to miles. Other redemption options include car rentals, spa services, FIND experiences, dining credits and property amenities like parking and in-room movies.

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