Update: Sold Out!
This point sale is somewhat confusing because they say you are buying hotel nights, but if you read the fine print you can see that they are selling points. You can see this by clicking “view details” and then “offer terms and conditions.”
“2 nights for $225” is really 24,000 points (.9375 cents per point). 100 packages for sale.
“2 nights at Hyatt’s elite hotels for $300” is really 30,000 points (1 cent per point) 35 packages for sale.
“2 nights at Hyatt’s top hotels for $375” is really 36,000 points (1.04 cents per point) 15 packages for sale.
“3 nights in a Hyatt Suite for $700” is really 69,000 points (1.014 cents per point) 15 packages for sale.
The awkward timing of this sale is that Hyatt just announced a program devaluation with a new top-tier category 6 for the best properties. While it is true that right now you can book “2 nights at Hyatt’s top hotels for 36,000 points” come June 4th and you’ll have to shell out 22,000 points per night for those hotels. As long as you book by June 3rd though the reservations will be honored.
And I have no idea why the price per point goes up slightly in the more expensive packages.
These packages can still be a great deal though. A night at the Park Hyatt Paris normally sells for $1,000 per night, the Park Hyatt Sydney fetches $1,300 per night. Or a cheaper category 1 Hyatt Place during a busy time may fetch $200 for just 5,000 points. There are no blackout dates or capacity controls on standard rooms.
Hyatt points can be transferred into airline miles, but not at the lucrative ratios that Starpoints transfer into miles, so it’s not worth using them for that.