Hyatt increases points value for dining and spa credits by up to 50%

Jan 30, 2020

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It’s never a bad thing when loyalty programs offer alternative methods for redeeming points. Even if the value you’ll receive isn’t the greatest, there’s nothing wrong with options.

Take Hyatt points, for example. You can use them for much more than just free stays at stunning hotels. You can:

  • Transfer them to several airline partners at a ratio of 2.5:1 (not a good deal)
  • Redeem them for Avis car rentals at a rate of 6,000 points per day (not a good deal)
  • Trade them for hotel credits for food, spa, in-room purchases, etc. (not a good deal)

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However, beginning today, Jan. 29, 2020, Hyatt is increasing the value you’ll receive when you cash your points out for hotel credits. Take a look at the list below:

The more Hyatt points you redeem, the better the value you’ll receive:

  • 1,000 to 7,500 points = 1 cent each
  • 8,000 to 20,000 points = 1.25 cents each
  • 35,000 points = 1.43 cents each
  • 65,000 points = 1.54 cents each

Still not remarkable, but way better than before, as the chart indicates. The highest value you’d previously receive was 0.83 cents per point. TPG currently values Hyatt points at 1.7 cents each. That means even the best hotel credit redemption delivers below-average value.

Related: Your guide to maximizing redemptions with World of Hyatt

Still, if you’d normally use your points this way, or if you’re flush with Hyatt points, this is good news.

You can earn Hyatt points with The World of Hyatt Credit Card, which offers up to 50,000 points after meeting tiered spending:

  • 25,000 points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening
  • 25,000 more points after spending $6,000 total on purchases in the first six months of account opening

That bonus is worth $770 in Hyatt credits if redeemed for the highest rate. You can also earn Hyatt points by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio:

  • Ink Business Preferred Credit Card: 100,000 bonus points after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred Card: 100,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve: 60,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening (worth $924 in Hyatt credits if redeemed at the highest rate)

Not bad. In fact, you’ll generally receive more value by transferring Chase points to Hyatt for hotel credits than you will transferring them to other popular travel partners, like Southwest and JetBlue.

Related: How to maximize your Chase Ultimate Rewards points

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