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Sweet Spot Sunday: Booking the $800+ per night Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme with points

Jan. 23, 2022
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The World of Hyatt loyalty program is a favorite of both TPG editors and readers for a few important reasons:

These details make Hyatt one of the most compelling award travel investments you can make. The fact that Hyatt uses an award chart allows for some incredible sweet spots that can yield you a value of 3.5 cents or more per point.

The Park Hyatt Paris Vendome is a perfect example. It's a bucket list item in the points and miles community and one of the best hotels you can book with Hyatt points.

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And because Hyatt is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards, you can quickly earn enough Hyatt points for a stay at this property with travel credit cards such as:

Let's look at why you should consider staying at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome — and how easy it is to book.

Why it's special

(Photo by Andrew Kunesh/The Points Guy)

Situated near popular Parisian attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre — and a stone's throw from top-end shopping boutiques — The Park Hyatt Paris Vendome isn't for travelers on a budget. Rooms routinely cost $800+ per night — unless you know how to maximize Hyatt points.

It's a Category 7 hotel, meaning you'll pay:

  • Between 25,000 and 35,000 Hyatt points per night for a standard room (depending on the date)
  • Between 43,000 and 53,000 points per night for a standard suite

Related: Worth the hype? A first-timer's stay at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme

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For example, here's the price for a random date in October 2022. The room is $1,177 per night.

(Screenshot courtesy of hyatt.com)

And here's the award price for the exact same night — 30,000 points. That represents a value of 3.92 cents per Hyatt point.

(Screenshot courtesy of hyatt.com)

TPG estimates Hyatt points value to be 1.7 cents each, on average. The opportunity to consistently receive a value of 3.5+ cents per point at this hotel is a sweet spot that more than doubles the value of your points.

Even with points, however, a stay at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome could set you back with incidental charges and meals. But those who have Hyatt Globalist status will get the following for free:

  • Free breakfast (a $50+ value per person per day)
  • Free parking on award stays ($50+ value per night)
  • Suite upgrade when available (potentially $500+ value per day)

And if you've earned a Suite Upgrade Award, you can apply it to reservations here for up to seven nights to receive a confirmed Park Suite King room, which often sells for ~$500 more per night than a standard room.

Related: How and when to use a Hyatt Suite Upgrade Certificate

How to book this award

Step 1. Navigate to the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome site

Head to the Park Hyatt Paris website and click the bright "Book Now" button at the top righthand corner of the page.

(Screenshot courtesy of hyatt.com)

Step 2. Choose your travel dates and select "Use Points"

Input your desired dates and tick the "Use Points" box before clicking the "Book Now" button.

(Screenshot courtesy of hyatt.com)

Step 3. Select the rate you want to pay

If there are no award nights available, Hyatt will tell you so. If there are award nights available, it looks like this.

(Screenshot courtesy of hyatt.com)

In this example, you can pay 30,000 points for a $0 stay in a standard room (you won't be charged taxes, resort fees, or anything of the sort). Or, you can pay for a standard suite for 48,000 points. Note that if standard suites are available for your dates, you are eligible to apply a Suite Upgrade Award to the reservation.

Related: Worth the hype? A first-timer's stay at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme

How to earn points for this award

(Photo by Andrew Kunesh/The Points Guy)

Hyatt offers two cobranded credit cards to choose from, and they both come with substantial sign-up bonuses:

  • World of Hyatt Credit Card: Up to 60,000 points:
  • 30,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months from account opening
  • Up to 30,000 more points (1 bonus point per dollar in addition to your regular earnings on up to $15,000 in purchases)
  • World of Hyatt Business Credit Card: 60,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in your first three months from account opening.

You can also earn Hyatt points indirectly by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points at a 1:1 ratio. The following cards can transfer points to Hyatt:

Plus, if you've got any no-annual-fee Ultimate Rewards earning cards such as the Chase Freedom Flex or Ink Business Cash, you can convert those rewards into Hyatt points by first transferring them to one of the above annual fee-incurring Ultimate Rewards cards.

Related: Paris on points is possible — here's where to stay

Bottom line

The Park Hyatt Paris Vendome is one of the highest-end hotels you can book within the points and miles world.

Standard rooms frequently sell for $800+ per night — but you can book the property for as little as 25,000 points per night. You'll almost always get a value above 3 cents when using your Hyatt points this way.

Feature photo by Andrew Kunesh/The Points Guy

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023