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New! 39 Destination Hotels Join World of Hyatt – With Some Loyalty Twists

Written by Charlie

There is a new batch of 39 Destination Hotels to join World of Hyatt in popular vacation destinations for both snow and beach. They do come with a loyalty twist on some properties, though.

Hyatt has kept their word and continued to integrate hotels from their new Destination Hotels brand into the World of Hyatt program. That means that both today (November 5) and November 12, these hotels will be fully integrated into the Hyatt booking system. But, there will be some loyalty twists with some of these locations.

The 39 New Destination Hotels In the Hyatt System

First, the Loyalty Twists

Hyatt told us this in regards to loyalty benefits with some of these latest additions: “Due to the unique property types, some of these participating locations (noted with an asterisk (*) below) have limited member benefits and do not offer room upgrades, guaranteed availability, a breakfast benefit or standard room free night award redemption. At all other locations, members can enjoy the rewards and benefits they’ve come to expect from World of Hyatt.”

This will likely be of great disappointment to some, particularly any Globalist members that would want to stay at these properties. This would be especially true in regards to no room upgrades or breakfast benefits. I have spent some time perusing the websites of a few of these properties that are not giving these benefits and it appears that it is the condo/residence styled-properties that are not doing the normal Hyatt Globalist benefits. With this, I would understand as these are like vacation rentals that exist with other hotel brands where I believe that top tier benefits are similarly not given.

How about earning points and stay credit? Here is what Hyatt says about which properties will not be eligible: At this time, members are not able to earn or redeem World of Hyatt points or enjoy World of Hyatt tier or other benefits at the following properties: Wild Dunes Resort, Vacation Rentals at Wild Dunes Resort, Sunriver Resort, Suncadia Resort, Vacation Homes at Suncadia Resort, Vacation Homes at Sunriver Resort and Snowmass Luxury Homes by Destination Residences Snowmass.”

Additionally, World of Hyatt credit card holders will earn 4 bonus points per eligible dollar spent at participating Destination locations. Hyatt credit card holders will earn 3 Bonus Points per eligible dollar spent.

The Latest Destination Hotels to Join World of Hyatt

Below is the chart of new properties. Take note of the properties with the asterisk to refer to the Hyatt statement above as well as seeing which hotels are actually bookable with points for standard redemptions.

Points or Cash?

As you can see from the locations, this list is heavy with Colorado and Vermont properties for great skiing holidays as well as some Hawaii properties for those that want the beaches. This new list brings (of applicable properties5 Category 8 hotels, 6 Category 7 hotels, 5 Category 6 hotels, 2 Category 5 hotels, and 1 Category 4 property. With many of these hotels being in very seasonal dependent areas, you should be able to find better cash prices off season than actually redeeming for awards.

DESTINATION HOTELSLOCATIONWORLD OF HYATT PARTICIPATION DATEAWARD CATEGORYGLOBALIST BREAKFAST BENEFITSTANDARD ROOM FREE NIGHT AWARD REDEMPTION
Vail Residences at Cascade Village*Vail, ColoradoNovember 58
Christiania Condominiums, A Destination Residence*Vail, ColoradoNovember 57
Christiania Lodge*Vail, ColoradoNovember 57
Enzian, A Destination Residence*Vail, ColoradoNovember 5n/a
The Landmark, A Destination Residence*Vail, ColoradoNovember 57
Montaneros in Vail, A Destination Residence*Vail, ColoradoNovember 57
Vail 21, A Destination Residence*Vail, ColoradoNovember 5n/a
Vantage Point, A Destination Residence*Vail, ColoradoNovember 5n/a
Westwind, A Destination Residence*Vail, ColoradoNovember 5n/a
Aspenwood, A Destination Residence*Snowmass, ColoradoNovember 12n/a
Capitol Peak Lodge, A Destination Residence*Snowmass, ColoradoNovember 12n/a
Countryside at Snowmass, A Destination Residence*Snowmass, ColoradoNovember 12n/a
Interlude, A Destination Residence*Snowmass, ColoradoNovember 12n/a
Laurelwood Condominiums, A Destination Residence*Snowmass, ColoradoNovember 125
Lichenhearth, A Destination Residence*Snowmass, ColoradoNovember 126
The Lodge at Spruce Peak*Stowe, VermontNovember 128
Resort at Squaw CreekOlympic Valley, CANovember 126
Shadowbrook, A Destination Residence*Snowmass, ColoradoNovember 12n/a
The Stonebridge Inn*Snowmass, ColoradoNovember 125
Tamarack Townhomes, A Destination Residence*Snowmass, ColoradoNovember 12n/a
Terracehouse, A Destination Residence*Snowmass, ColoradoNovember 12n/a
Top of the Village, A Destination Residence*Snowmass, ColoradoNovember 12n/a
Villas at Snowmass Club, A Destination Residence*Snowmass, ColoradoNovember 127
Willows, A Destination Residence*Snowmass, ColoradoNovember 12n/a
Champion Ridge at Mauna Lani, A Destination Residence*Waimea, HawaiiNovember 12n/a
The Islands at Mauna Lani*Waimea, HawaiiNovember 12n/a
Kaanapali Alii*Lahaina, HawaiiNovember 128
Lahaina Shores Beach Resort*Lahaina, HawaiiNovember 124
The Lodge at Kukui’ula*Koloa, HawaiiNovember 128
Makena Surf, A Destination Residence*Kihei, HawaiiNovember 12n/a
Mauna Lani Point Resort*Waimea, HawaiiNovember 127
Polo Beach Club, A Destination Residence*Kihei, HawaiiNovember 12n/a
Puunoa Beach Estates*Lahaina, HawaiiNovember 12n/a
Wailea Beach Villas*Kihei, HawaiiNovember 12n/a
Wailea Ekahi Village, A Destination Residence*Wailea, HawaiiNovember 126
Wailea Ekolu Village, A Destination Residence*Kihei, HawaiiNovember 126
Wailea Elua Village, A Destination Residence*Wailea, HawaiiNovember 128
Wailea Grand Champions Villas, A Destination Residence*Wailea, HawaiiNovember 126
Wailea Point, A Destination Residence*Wailea, HawaiiNovember 12n/a

Featured image is the Resort at Squaw Creek

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About the author

Charlie

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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