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The Hyatt Credit Card offers a sign-up bonus that includes two free nights at any Hyatt hotel in the world upon completing minimum spend. That’s a fantastic sign-up bonus, especially when you consider some of the five star properties in Hyatt’s portfolio, some of which retail for over $1,000 per night.
Availability using these free night certificates should be the same as points availability, so as long as a standard room is for sale, it should also be bookable with these certificates.
One way to really stretch your redemption opportunities with these certificates is to have a spouse/friend/travel companion apply for The Hyatt Credit Card as well. If you do, then you’ll potentially have four free nights to redeem at a hotel of your choosing, which feels a lot more like a vacation than just a two night getaway.
Furthermore, keep in mind that World of Hyatt is a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner, so you can transfer points earned on cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card, etc. Hyatt charges at most 30,000 points per night depending on the category of hotel you’re redeeming at, so I consider that to be a good use of Ultimate Rewards points.
With that in mind, in this post I figured I’d look at 10 of the best Hyatt hotels for redeeming your two free nights, in no particular order:
This is easily my favorite Hyatt resort in the world, and I’ve visited twice now. The private island that the Park Hyatt is on is stunning, so if you’ve never been to the Maldives, this is a great property to visit. The base rooms at this hotel are standalone villas, and if you’re a Globalist member, you receive an upgrade to a villa with a plunge pool subject to availability.
For our last stay, the paid rate would have been a crazy $1,930+ per night, but we redeemed 25,000 points per night, as this is a category 6 property.
This is arguably Hyatt’s most luxurious city hotel. I don’t think there’s another city in the world where a Hyatt is by far the best hotel in the city. There are certainly cities where a Hyatt ranks as one of the top few hotels, but in Sydney the Park Hyatt simply has no competition. I love everything about this hotel, from the rooms, to the location, to how intimate it feels, to the staff (especially the concierge team).
In high season, this hotel goes for $1,000+ per night, or can be booked for 30,000 points, as it’s a category 7 property.
The Park Hyatt Vienna opened just a couple of years ago, and is quickly becoming one of my favorite Hyatt properties. It’s a beautiful hotel with a great location in a charming city.
The Park Hyatt Vienna is a category 6 property, so would cost 25,000 points per night if paying in points.
New York is one of the world’s most expensive hotel markets, and is a market where Hyatt has greatly expanded their footprint the past several years. Hyatt only has one true luxury property in New York, which is their new flagship Park Hyatt. The hotel is located in the One57 building, and features beautiful rooms and a great pool. Personally I also quite like the location.
This is a category 7 Hyatt property, so if redeeming points it would cost 30,000 points per night. Paid rates are sometimes over $1,000 per night.
Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities in the world, and the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is my go to property when there. I’m not going to argue it’s the world’s nicest hotel, but they did a great job with the renovation, and in my opinion it has the best Grand Club of any Hyatt property in the world.
The hotel is a category 6 property, so a free night redemption would cost 25,000 points.
This might come as a surprise, but I haven’t stayed at the Park Hyatt Paris. Along with New York, Paris is one of the most expensive hotel markets in the world, so having access to a great hotel there on either points or using a free night certificate is a good option to have.
Rates at this hotel can approach $1,000 per night. It’s a category 7 property, so a free night would cost 30,000 points.
Hawaii is a favorite vacation destination for many Americans, and while I personally don’t make it out there very often, I know people who flock there every year, and sometimes even more often than that. The Andaz Maui is generally regarded as one of the best Hyatt options there, and I plan on visiting later this year. I love the Andaz brand, and the hotel also has the advantage of only being a few years old, when most hotels in Maui are quite a bit past their prime.
This is a category 6 Hyatt property, so a free night redemption would cost 25,000 points per night.
This is on a slightly different wavelength than most of my other recommendations, but Hyatt has opened a few all inclusive resorts in Mexico, and they can be a great use of points or free night certificates. The Hyatt Ziva Cancun looks nice, and has 16 restaurants, bars, and lounges, where you can enjoy the all inclusiveness of this place. 😉 I don’t remember the last time I’ve done an all inclusive vacation, but I know this is something that many enjoy, and it’s also much closer to home than some of the other properties. Maybe it’s time I give it a try soon.
The Hyatt Ziva Cancun is a category 6 property, so a redemption for two adults would cost 25,000 points per night.
The Park Hyatt St. Kitts should be opening later this year, and promises to be one of Hyatt’s best properties in the Americas. While Hyatt has plenty of great resorts in Asia, it’ll be nice to have a luxury property closer to home. For those on the east coast, this is also much closer than Hawaii.
The Park Hyatt St. Kitts will be a category 7 property, meaning that a free night would cost 30,000 points.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who saw “Lost in Translation” and then really wanted to stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo. To be honest, at this point the hotel is a bit past its prime (so some may prefer the Andaz Tokyo), but it’s still every bit as special of a property as it ever was.
This is a category 7 Hyatt property, so a free night redemption would cost 30,000 points.
The Hyatt Credit Card offers a generous sign-up bonus of two free nights upon completing minimum spend, which is valid at any Hyatt property globally. Hyatt has a lot of great hotels, so there are so many options with how you can redeem those free nights.
If you’re traveling with someone, I think the best way to maximize this is to have them also apply for the Hyatt Card, and then you can get four nights at a Hyatt property. Then Hyatt is also a transfer partner with Chase Ultimate Rewards, so if you want to extend your stay even further, you can transfer points and book more free nights.
Keep in mind that anecdotally the Hyatt Card is pretty easy to get approved for — it’s not subjected to Chase’s 5/24 rule, unlike many other Chase cards.
If you’ve applied for The Hyatt Credit Card, where did you decide to use your free nights?