14 More Hotels Join the World of Hyatt Program – Award Categories and Locations!

Written by Charlie

14 more hotels have joined the World of Hyatt program. These latest hotels are boutique hotels that are very reasonable for points. See the award categories and points required here!

Hyatt is really doing an impressive job of making more lodging options available for their members and they are doing it without even having to build hotels! This latest inclusion into the World of Hyatt program comes as part of the Two Roads Hospitality acquisition from 2018. Earlier this year, they released the newly-included Thompson Hotels and, today, we have the Joie de Vivre Hotels.

14 Joie de Vivre Hotels Join the World of Hyatt Program

Link: World of Hyatt New Brands

Bookings are live now for stays starting as early as May 15, tomorrow. There are 14 Joie de Vivre Hotels that are in the US that will be in this latest release.

These hotels are concentrated in 4 states – California, New York, Maryland, and Illinois. While it would be nice to have more available in the midwest, these hotels are definitely boutique hotels which stand out much better in the crowded hotel markets of California and New York.

Here is the list of hotels that are bookable with Hyatt:

Hotel NameLocationAward Category Points for Free Night
Hotel AvanteMountain View, CA415,000
Hotel Del SolSan Francisco, CA415,000
Waterfront HotelOakland, CA415,000
Chicago Athletic AssociationChicago, IL415,000
Avatar HotelSanta Clara, CA312,000
Wild Palms HotelSunnyvale, CA312,000
Hotel LincolnChicago, IL312,000
Hotel Revival BaltimoreBaltimore, MD28,000
Hotel KabukiSan Francisco, CA520,000
The Laurel InnSan Francisco, CA520,000
Hotel 50 BoweryNew York, NY520,000
Park South HotelNew York, NY520,000
Carmel Valley RanchCarmel-by-the-Sea, CA625,000
El Capitan HotelMerced, CAComing SoonComing Soon

Something that is very welcome with this latest hotel release is the number of hotels that are eligible for Hyatt Free Night certificates with the Hyatt credit card (each year as an anniversary for holding the card) or with thresholds met throughout the year.

One more thing is that you can earn bonus points for staying at new properties and this new brand means more opportunity to hit 5 different brands to receive a free Category 1 – 4 night.

Another Thompson Hotel

When the 8 Thompson Hotels joined in March, there were a couple that were not part of the program just yet. That now changes as well for Thompson Playa del Carmen Beach House (which is a Category 5 for 20,000 points per night).

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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