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World of Hyatt Rewards Overview

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The World of Hyatt is a points per dollar spent loyalty rewards program offered by Hyatt Hotels. Members can earn points for their stays and redeem them for free hotel nights, room upgrades, airline miles and more. In addition to earning points through stays, members can also take advantage of exclusive offers and discounts. This article will take a closer look at this rewards program, benefits offered to its members and the additional advantages/perks offered in each tier of member status.

Earning Points

Base Points are earned when members stay at any of the participating Hyatt hotels or resorts. Examples of qualifying spending include room rates, spa services, and food & beverage charges during eligible stays. Bonus Points may also be earned through select promotional offers, but do not contribute to earning a higher status level or elite benefits. Bonus Points are solely used for redemption purposes. The higher the tier status level you climb, the more points/benefits you will earn.

Redeeming Points for Free Nights

Free nights begin at 3,500 points — but hotel category (1-8), room type, and peak season bookings will affect the amount of points needed. For example a standard room at a Hyatt Place in Dallas or Nashville during their peak season would start around 6,500 points, but an off-peak standard room at the Park Hyatt NYC or Wailea Beach Villas in Maui would start at 35,000. Be aware that the categories of many hotels are changing soon and while some are going down a tick, most are going up to a higher level, meaning more points needed per free night. To view the most current hotel category listings, head over to hyatt.com or click on the category numbers in the chart below.

Standard Room Redemption Rates – per Night

Hotel CategoryOff-PeakStandardPeak
13,5005,0006,500
26,5008,0009,500
39,00012,00015,000
412,00015,00018,000
517,00020,00023,000
621,00025,00029,000
725,00030,00035,000
835,00040,00045,000
Source: Hyatt.com

Tiers

Members

As a member you will earn points at Hyatt locations worldwide. Benefits include:

  • Earn 5 points per dollar spent at Hyatt locations
  • Points will not expire as long as you have activity on your account in a 24 month period.
  • 10% discount member rate
  • After your 5th stay, receive a free award night/waived resort fees.
  • Ability to redeem points for free nights with no blackout dates.

Discoverist

In order to achieve the Discoverist tier you need to bank 10 nights, 25,000 base points or host 3 meetings/events in a calendar year. In order to maintain your elite status, you must requalify each Calendar Year. Benefits included are:

  • Earn 10% bonus points on purchases.
  • Automatically receive Pearl level status with MGM Rewards.
  • Complimentary WiFi.
  • Room upgrades based on availability.
  • Elite check in option – a dedicated check in area at participating locations
  • 2PM late check out.
    • Ability to earn bonus Hyatt points on your American Airlines bookings.

Explorist

To reach this level you need to stay 30 nights, 50,000 base points or host 10 meetings/events in a calendar year. All of the benefits offered in the first two tiers are included in addition to:

  • Earn 20% bonus points on purchases.
  • Received MGM Rewards Gold level status
  • Guaranteed room availability up to 72 hours advanced notice. However blackout dates apply.

Globalist

The Globalist is the fourth and final elite tier offered in the World of Hyatt program. In order to obtain Globalist status you need to stay 60 nights, accumulate 100,000 Base points or host 20 meetings/events in a calendar year. Benefits include:

  • Earn 30% bonus points on purchases.
  • Waived resort fees on eligible rates.
  • Room upgrades including standard suites with club lounge access.
  • Guaranteed room availability up to 48 hours notice.
  • Complimentary breakfast daily up to 2 adults and 2 children
  • Priority access to rooms when checking in early.
Hyatt New York Union Square
Hyatt New York Union Square – Photo courtesy: Hyatt Hotels

Airline Partners

The rewards you can get with your linked World of Hyatt and AAdvantage accounts is appealing for elite members. On top of the miles you are already earning as a part of your AAdvantage membership, you will receive one World of Hyatt bonus point for every dollar spent on American Airlines travel purchases.

You can earn one World of Hyatt point for every dollar spent on American Airlines in addition to AAvantage points earned for your airline travel purchases.

The airline partners associated with World of Hyatt and miles earned per eligible stay can be seen below in the chart. You can choose to earn airline miles instead of Hyatt points if your preferred airlines rewards program is more of value to you. Don’t forget to bring your Airline Partner and World of Hyatt membership numbers with you at check-in and make sure to inform the front desk of your earning preference.

AirlinePointsAirlinePoints
Aeromexico
1000 Kilometers 
Japan Airlines 500 Miles
Air China 
800 Kilometers 
Korean Air 500 Miles
Air France 500 MilesLufthansa500 Miles
All Nippon Airways 500 MilesQantas Airways (within Australia) 
1000 Points 
American Airlines 500 MilesQantas Airlines (outside Australia) 
600 Points
Asiana Airlines 500 MilesQatar Airways 500 Miles
British Airways 500 MilesRoyal Brunei Airlines500 Miles
Cathay Pacific 500 MilesSingapore Airlines 500 Miles
China Airlines500 MilesSouthwest Airlines 
600 Points
China Eastern Airlines 
800 Points 
Thai Airways500 Miles
China Southern Airlines 
800 Kilometers 
United Airlines500 Miles
Delta Airlines500 MilesVirgin Atlantic Airways 750 Points
Emirates Skywards 500 Miles
Etihad Airways 500 Miles

Car Rental Partner

World of Hyatt rewards program has one car rental partner – Avis. As a member you can earn 500 bonus points per rental and 25% off base Avis rates. Additionally, it’s possible to reserve a free Avis rental car at a rate of 6,000 World of Hyatt points per day via an exclusive phone number. For up to date information about the Hyatt / Avis earning and redemption program check the Hyatt website.

Credit Card Partners

You will also receive additional benefits using one of the Hyatt branded credit cards listed below. Click on each link to view all current benefits and promotion offered.

Final Thoughts

The World of Hyatt rewards program offers a variety of benefits for those looking to maximize their travel and leisure experiences. Members can enjoy discounted rates, room upgrades and additional perks depending on tier status level. The rewards system also provides great value for its members by offering points that can be converted into free nights, car rentals or airline miles. There’s a significant benefit for AAvantage members who are also loyal Hyatt travelers — being able to earn hotel points and AAvantage points simultaneously. With its broad range of benefits and rewards, World of Hyatt is an ideal program for any traveler, especially AA fliers — and is worth consideration by other frequent travelers as well.

Editorial Note: Information and opinions articulated in this article are solely those of the author’s, not those of a credit card company, bank, airline or hotel chain. This article has not been reviewed or approved by or otherwise endorsed by any of these companies or organizations.

Travis is a Senior Editor at Miles Junkie. An avid outdoorsman, you'll see him shredding the slopes of Colorado in the winter and cutting rounds to heat his home in the national forests during the summer. He lives with his wife and three dogs in southwest Colorado.

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