A while ago, Hyatt allowed for the booking of suites with points. This was a great move for anyone that prefers suites since it would allow them to actually book them with no cash at all – but it would cost a lot of points. We were told at the time that the ability to book Hyatt suites online with points would come – well, now it is here.
Book Hyatt Suites with Points Online
Right up front, booking Hyatt suites with points as been available for a while now but it had to be done over the phone or over Twitter. I had done it several teams with the awesome Twitter team and it always worked well. But, I am happy that I can do it myself online!
How Much Do Hyatt Suites with Points Cost?
There are two kinds of suites you can book – Standard Suites and Premium Suites. Here is how many points it will cost you for each category:
|Hotel Category||Standard Room Points Per Night||Regency/Grand Club Points Per Night||Standard Suite
Points Per Night
|Premium Suite Points Per Night|
As you can see, the premium suites are exactly double the price of a standard room while standard suites sit right around 60% more than a regular room.
Globalists can use their suite upgrade certificates to upgrade to Standard Suites and anyone can use points to upgrade to either standard suites or premium suites.
Are All Hyatt Suites Bookable with Points?
One of the great things about this ability to book Hyatt suites with points online is that you now can see suites you may not have known about before! I have been searching all over the Hyatt database for some gems (future post!) and was surprised at suites at hotels I know well – but had no idea about the suites!
But, not all Hyatt suites will be bookable with points. Some hotels may not make some available. This is especially true with some suites like Presidential Suites that may cost many times more than other “premium” suites.
How Do You Book Hyatt Suites with Points Online?
Super simple – just open the app or go to the Hyatt website and start your search like normal! Now, instead of just seeing standard rooms or Regency Club options, you will also see a tab for Standard Suites or Premium Suites with the appropriate increase in price listed.
Why This is Good News for Hyatt Fans
So, why is this such good news when you could just book these before through other Hyatt channels? Like I said earlier, this has opened up suites that I did not even know existed at some hotels!
Plus, sure I could have searched all that out, but I would not have known about award availability unless I went date-by-date with Hyatt on the phone or Twitter. Now, I can tell at a quick glance if there is award availability and which suites are available to book.
See Which Suites Are Available for Point Upgrades
Plus, you can also still take advantage of point upgrades. In some cases, it may be more worthwhile to book a standard room with cash and then use the 9,000 points to upgrade to that Premium Suite you are eyeing. The above screenshot on various rates is from the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. For that same random date, you can book a standard room for $161 and then use 9,000 points for the Premium Suite which happens to be the Congressional Suite. That same suite costs $799 for that night!
Having these things available online just makes the whole process much easier and trip planning that much simpler. I have already snagged a really amazing suite that you will hear about in another post later today. 🙂
Getting Hyatt Points
Chase Ultimate Reward Points transfer to Hyatt at 1:1 and the transfers happen instantly. If you do not have enough points for a Hyatt suite, you can quickly and easily transfer some Chase points over.
Also, there is the Hyatt credit card (if you have not previously had that) that can give you 50,000 Hyatt points. That is a nice card and bundle!
And, until July 29, you can buy Hyatt points with a 30% bonus (this is an affiliate link that supports the site). This means you can buy Hyatt points for 1.84 cents each. If you have your heart set on a suite, you can upgrade from a regular award room to a premium suite from $92 at a Category 1 up to $552 at a Category 7 (the difference in points over a regular room). Some suites cost thousands of dollars so it could be a deal for you!
Lastly, don’t forget that you can get 15-25% of your points back on awards you book for stays up through October 8! Read more about that here.
While the feature of booking Hyatt suites with points as been available for a while, it is only just now available online and through the app. That means you can now see what is available and book it all in just a few moments. Plus, you can find out about suites you never knew existed – and snag them with points!