Hyatt is my favorite hotel chain, by a long shot.
Their competitors continue to heavily devalue their points, but Hyatt has kept their valuable point structure and has limited hotel category creep that has plagued their competition. That means it’s still valuable to transfer Chase points to Hyatt, while transfers to other hotel chains are typically not worthwhile.
One annoyance has been that you had to call Hyatt to use points for suites. But you now book them online and there are some great values!
Hyatt Globalists get 4 annual confirmed suite upgrades, which book into the standard suite category. Each upgrade is valid for up to 7 nights of a paid or award stay. You can earn Globalist status through spending on the World of Hyatt credit card.
The World of Hyatt credit card is an excellent card and comes with 50,000 points in addition to annual free nights, elite status, and promotions. You can read more about the World of Hyatt card here. You can apply now and still take advantage of the 25% back and 2,500 point promotions!
Hyatt always waives resort fees on award stays.
Plus, all award stays from today through 10/8 will come with free parking! Hyatt Globalist elites will also get free parking on paid stays through 10/8.
Here are some sample redemptions with suites and premium suites, be sure to share what other great redemptions you find!
For example at the Category 1 Hyatt Regency Albuquerque:
Category 2 Hyatt Regency Dubai:
Category 2 Hyatt Regency Rochester, NY:
Category 3 Hyatt Regency Rio de Janeiro:
Category 3 Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade:
Category 4 Andaz San Diego, CA:
Category 4 Grand Hyatt Melbourne:
Category 5 Park Hyatt Melbourne:
Category 5 Andaz West Hollywood, CA:
Category 5 Andaz London:
Category 6 Andaz 5th Ave NYC:
Category 7 Andaz Maui:
Category 7 Park Hyatt NYC:
Will you redeem your points for a suite or premium suite?