List of Hyatt hotels that participate in Virtuoso (with benefits)

As many of you know, two of my biggest passions are hotels and loyalty programs (along with airlines, travel, etc.). Now that I’m a luxury travel advisor with Brownell, one of the topics I’ve gotten a lot of questions about is which hotels participate in Virtuoso that also belong to a major loyalty program.

My favorite hotel loyalty program is Hyatt Gold Passport, so I figured I’d write a post explaining a bit about which Hyatt hotels participate in Virtuoso, and what the benefits are.

To start I should mention that all Gold Passport benefits apply even if you book through me (and in turn, get the Virtuoso travel benefits). Furthermore, you can still accrue points on these stays, and if you’re a Gold Passport Diamond member can even use your confirmed suite upgrades on a booking made through Virtuoso. So while that doesn’t apply to most other third party bookings, it does apply to Virtuoso bookings.

In 99% of instances the Virtuoso rate will be the same as the Hyatt Daily Rate. So by all means ask me for a rate quote with your preferred hotels, though it makes sense to look up the Hyatt Daily Rate to get a ballpark figure of what the rate should be. Sometimes the rate is a bit lower and sometimes the rate is a bit higher, though that’s the minority.

You’ll notice that in many cases the benefits are similar to the benefits you get for being a Diamond member, at least in terms of a room upgrade, breakfast, and late check-out. Then there’s often an added amenity, like a food and beverage credit, spa credit, etc. Even if you are a Gold Passport Diamond member it can still make sense to book through Virtuoso, even for reasons beyond the published benefits. Generally speaking a hotel will treat a Diamond member on a Virtuoso rate better than a Diamond member on a non-Virtuoso rate. That’s no guarantee, but it’s like having two levels of elite status with the same hotel. If they only have one room to upgrade a Diamond member to and ten Diamond members, you can guess who the upgrade will go to.

With that out of the way, here are the Hyatt hotels that belong to Virtuoso with their corresponding benefits (note that these are the minimum benefits, and they often go beyond them):

North America:

Grand Hyatt Champions Resort, Villas & Spa

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two-in room guests served in Lantana
  • Guaranteed 4PM check-out
  • A complimentary lunch for two at Lantana

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for up to two-in room guests served in the restaurant
  • Evening appetizers in Stevenson’s lounge, once during your stay
  • Complimentary daily spa access for two ($60 value per day)

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for up to two-in room guests served in the Sierra Cafe
  • $100 food and beverage or Stillwater Spa credit

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full American breakfast for up to two-in room guests
  • Complimentary luncheon for two once during your stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

Benefits:

  • One category room upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability (excluding suites)
  • A breakfast allowance of $60 per room per night, equivalent to buffet breakfast for two including tip and tax
  • $100 resort credit, once per stay
  • Early check-in, subject to availability

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for up to two-in room guests served in restaurant
  • $100 food and beverage credit

Park Hyatt Chicago

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full American breakfast for up to two-in room guests, in NoMi or via room service
  • $75 credit to be used in NoMi Restaurant or NoMi Spa

Park Hyatt Toronto

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily continental breakfast for up to two-in room guests in restaurant
  • Complimentary afternoon tea for two, once during your stay

Park Hyatt Washington

Benefits:

  • Upgrade to Premier Room at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Daily continental breakfast for up to two-in room guests in restaurant
  • Guaranteed 4PM check-out
  • Seasonal welcome amenity specially selected for Virtuoso guests
  • $75 USD food and beverage credit, per stay

Europe:

Park Hyatt Istanbul

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • One welcome drink per person on arrival
  • One complimentary luncheon for two at Lounge at Park Hyatt
  • Complimentary book of “Istanbul — City of Two Continents” by John Cleave

Park Hyatt Milan

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Cold buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests, in La Cupola lounge
  • 85 EUR food and beverage credit per room, once during your stay
  • Complimentary broadband internet access
  • Welcome amenity

Park Hyatt Moscow

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full hot breakfast for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant
  • $100USD food and beverage credit per room, once during your stay

Park Hyatt Paris

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two-in room guests, in restaurant or via room service
  • 4PM late check-out if requested upon arrival
  • An 85 EUR food and beverage credit, once during your stay
  • Internet access
  • Parking for one vehicle for the duration of your stay
  • With a four night minimum stay booking Park Deluxe room or above: one way airport transfer

Park Hyatt Zurich

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full hot breakfast for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant or via room service
  • 50 CHF food and beverage credit per room, once during your stay
  • 4PM late check-out
  • Welcome amenity in room on arrival (water, fruit, chocolates, note from GM)

Asia:

Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • 12PM early check-in, subject to availability
  • 4PM late check-out, subject to availability
  • 300 CNY food and beverage credit

Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests at the Grand Club lounge
  • $100 spa treatment or $100 food and beverage credit, once during your stay
  • Waiver of entertainment fee at “Maduro,” the hotel’s main bar

Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • One luncheon for two, once during your stay

Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 food and beverage credit, once during your stay
  • 50% off any treatment at our Riraku Spa throughout the stay of the guests
  • Complimentary entry tickets to visit the famous and unique Sanjusangendo Temple, built over 800 years ago

Park Hyatt Beijing

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, served at China Grill
  • Afternoon tea for up to two guests, served at The Lounge

Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, served in Village Cafe
  • Luxury roundtrip airport transfers
  • $100 USD Serneo Spa credit

Park Hyatt Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant
  • Set dinner with value of $85USD for up to two people will be served at Opera — Italian Restaurant
  • 12PM early check-in, subject to availability
  • 4PM late check-out, subject to availability

Park Hyatt Seoul

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests, served in Cornerstone Restaurant
  • Food and beverage credit for 50,000 KRW once during your stay
  • 12PM early check-in, subject to availability
  • 4PM late check-out, subject to availability

Park Hyatt Shanghai

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • Food and beverage credit for 600 CNY once during your stay
  • 12PM early check-in, subject to availability
  • 4PM late check-out, subject to availability

Park Hyatt Tokyo

Benefits:

  • Upgrade to next room category on arrival, subject to availability (excluding suites)
  • Continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant or via room service
  • A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people, once during your stay
  • 12PM early check-in, subject to availability

South America:

Grand Hyatt Santiago

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Guaranteed complimentary access to the club lounge
  • $100 food and beverage credit
  • VIP amenity upon arrival

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests, served in the restaurant
  • Wine and cheese tasting for two, once during your stay, at Palacio Duahu Vinoteca

Park Hyatt Mendoza

Benefits:

  • Upgrade at time of booking to Andes view room on upper floors, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests, served in Bistro M
  • Complimentary professional wine tasting for two hosted by our sommelier

Australia:

Park Hyatt Melbourne

Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests, served in the restaurant
  • Chilled bottle of French champagne served upon arrival
  • 12PM early check-in, subject to availability

Park Hyatt Sydney

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily continental buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests, served in the Harbour Kitchen & Bar Restaurant
  • Formal afternoon tea, once during your stay
  • Late check-out, subject to availability

Middle East:

Park Hyatt Dubai

Benefits:

  • Upgrade to next room category on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests, served in the restaurant
  • $50 USD food and beverage credit per room, once during your stay
  • $50 USD AMARA spa credit, once during your stay
  • 4PM late check-out, subject to availability
  • 12PM early check-in, subject to availability

NOTE: Participation in Virtuoso is subject to change, along with the benefits provided to Virtuoso guests

Even if you have an existing booking at a Hyatt property that participates in Virtuoso using the Hyatt Daily Rate, I should be able to add these benefits to your stay and “take over” your booking.

Feel free to post any questions below!

Comments

  1. Do you also handle award bookings for these Hyatt hotels? Or just paid bookings? I have an award to book at the Park Hyatt Paris, but have not booked it yet so was just curious.

  2. i felt bad that you had no comments so i just wanted to say that you are awesome! and thanks for all of your hard work and information throughout the years! šŸ™‚

  3. @ carwag25 — Only paid bookings, unfortunately. Nothing I can do on awards.

    @ russell — Thanks! You made my day (then again, there hasn’t been a whole lot of competition for making my day thus far). šŸ˜€

  4. Question – does it have to be the Hyatt daily rate, or can it be a special rate (i.e. travel industry rate code)? Also, can you apply confirmed suite upgrades or upgrades using points when using Virtuoso?

  5. I have a question similar to DiscoPapa – Can I book the standard room through you and then use one of my suite upgrades on that paid room while stile enjoying the benefits of both?

  6. Great Lucky! Just a quick info note: sometimes AMEX FHR privileges are better than Virtuoso. Of course, booking through Lucky is a much better experience as he’s in touch personally with the hotel. šŸ™‚

  7. Are any other hotel chains that allow point earning other than Hyatt when booking these hotels?

    Is there a comprehensive list of the hotels you have access to?

    Are Fairmonts on this list? If yes, what are the special benefits for them?

  8. @ gpapadop — All chains actually let you earn points on Virtuoso rates. There are about 800 hotels in the world that belong to Virtuoso, including many Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Fairmonts, etc.

    You can search for all the Virtuoso hotels here:
    http://www.virtuoso.com/exclusiveoffers/exclusiveoffers/?VNETFormName=PropertyForm

    That being said, there’s no way to see the benefits without emailing a Virtuoso agent, as Virtuoso doesn’t publish them.

  9. When I clock on a hotel on the Virtuoso website, it tells me what the benefits are. There is a section called “Virtuoso Exclusive Benefits” in the hotel profile.

    For example, with the Waldorf Naples Grande Beach Resort, I see:

    Virtuoso guests receive:

    *

    Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

    *

    A welcome note and amenity

    *

    Full Breakfast daily in restaurant for up to two in-room guests

    *

    A $100 USD Spa treatment credit, once during stay

    *

    4pm late check-out, subject to availability

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