The Grand Hyatt Athens Is Now Bookable With Points or Awards

new Grand Hyatt Athens
Written by Charlie

The Grand Hyatt Athens is due to open in a few weeks and you can now book with points for free nights. Find out how many points it will take and even a little bit of savings that can be had with Points+Cash rates on the cash end!

The Grand Hyatt Athens is due to open in just a little over a month and they have now started allowing point reservations! While rates are very low during the first couple of months, they do climb over the winter months a bit. If you have been waiting on award reservations to open up, your wait is over!

The Grand Hyatt Athens Is Now Bookable with Points or Awards

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As I said in a previous post, the Grand Hyatt Athens is classified as a Category 3. This is actually a pretty great reward value for a Grand Hyatt, though it remains to be seen as to how popular this hotel is, given its location.

If you want to book the Grand Hyatt Athens using points or awards, here is what you will need to pay:

  • 12,000 points for a free night
  • 6,000 points and $75 for a free night
  • a Hyatt card anniversary night
  • a 5 Brand award night
  • an Explorist award night

You can reserve a basic room with a King bed, a Queen bed, or 2 Twin beds.

Little tip: If you want to go with the Points+Cash option at 6,000 points and cash, the exchange is actually giving it to you for just $64 per night instead of $75! So, reserve now if you have dates in mind for the more expensive dates. You can always cancel later.

If you wanted a larger room, here are the point options for that:

  • Grand Club room (with Club access): 17,000 points per night
  • Suites: 20,000 points per night (must be reserved for at least 3 nights)

For the timeframe of August and September, paying cash is going to be the better deal with prices in the low $100s 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.


  • Charlie – would you mind expanding on the ‘given its location’ – seems like there may be some pros but also some cons to the location? Would love to understand a little more about your thoughts on that subject for those of us unfamiliar with Athens and most likely to want to hit the main tourist highlights on Trip 1 (in March of 2019).

    • It is not in the prime locations like other chain hotels (like SPG properties) so some people are not eager about staying here. But, to be honest, I do not think it is that bad. I am a big fan of walking in cities and it is only 1 1/4 mile from the Acropolis so I don’t think it is too bad. I will do a write up on it when I get back next month so you can know!

      • Looking forward to that writeup. You will definitely be the first to do so – and given the new Hyatt CC I think there are a lot of us that now are thinking of Hyatt as a possible option again.

      • Will it be easy to get to the Acropolis? Are the sidewalks okay for us to walk or is there subway/train/bus? Thanks Charlie for your input!

        • Most/many sidewalks in Athens are excellent for the Orthopedic doctors ONLY – FULL OF ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT MAKE WALKING IN THE CITY “NO FUN”-plus like many other cities in Europe the streets are narrow once you leave the main avenues -also –motorcycles etc park on the sidewalk and does not help–

          Maybe as a tourist, it will not bother you that cars park “anyplace” plus the Greeks have no idea what a stop sign is or WHAT A ONEWAY STREET IS