Earn and Use Hyatt Points at the All-Inclusive Miraval Arizona Resort!

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A few months ago it was announced that Hyatt was acquiring three resorts located in Arizona, Austin, and Massachusetts. My understanding is that the properties in Austin and Massachusetts are undergoing some pretty big transitions to become true Miraval Resorts, but the ‘flagship’ property, Miraval Arizona, in Tucson is fully operational and quite popular in luxury all-inclusive wellness resort circles.

 

When Hyatt acquired the properties, it wasn’t immediately known or announced how points and the World of Hyatt benefits would come into play, but that has now changed and it is largely good news!

Earn and Use Hyatt Points at Miraval Arizona Resort

Effective today on June 29, 2017, World of Hyatt members can begin enjoying their benefits at the Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa!

World of Hyatt members can:

  • Earn points on qualifying stays and eligible spa and activity spend at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa (5 Base Points for every eligible dollar spent)
  • Redeem points for award nights on eligible stays where members will enjoy a $175 resort credit per person, per day along with unlimited meals, snacks and over 120 wellness activities and classes each week
  • The award cost is 45,000 points per night for a standard room for single occupancy; 75,000 per night for a suite for single occupancy; and 20,000 for a second person per night
  • The Points + Cash cost is 22,500 points + $450 for standard room/single occupancy; or 32,500 points + $550 for standard room/double occupancy
  • You can use your World of Hyatt benefits on eligible stays, including suite upgrades

I also learned that you can use your Chase credit card sign-up bonus award nights here – and remember that version of the credit card offer ends for good at some point today, so don’t delay!

Special Limited Time Offers at Miraval 

Additionally, now through September 15 there are two special offers available.

Save 50% on Award Nights at Miraval

Because this is an all-inclusive type of resort that often sells for close to $1,000 per night, it understandably a bunch of points, but through September 15th, you can redeem points and get 50% of the points back as bonus points! The Bonus Points will be deposited into your World of Hyatt account after your stay. Remember that award nights here include not only your accommodations, but also a $175 resort credit per person, meals, freshly prepared snacks, lots of complimentary wellness activities, lectures, fitness classes and more.

For single occupancy you effectively get all of that for 22,500 points per night after the 50% rebate. For double occupancy it comes to 32,500 points per night, but remember that also includes $350 in resort credits per night for the two of you, your meals, lots of activities, etc. This does not stack with the 10% Hyatt credit card points rebate going on this summer, but can be used on cash + points awards as well as full award reservations.

4th Night Free

If you are looking to spend cash instead of points, a paid three-night stay will net your fourth night free. This package also includes:

  • $100 nightly resort credit to spend on the spa and activities
  • Unlimited outback hiking, mountain biking, group fitness classes, group photography classes, challenge activities, climbing wall and more
  • Luxurious, casita-style accommodations
  • All healthful and flavorful meals, snacks, smoothies and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary shared shuttle transfers from Tucson International Airport or complimentary valet parking for those driving in
  • Unlimited participation in daily yoga, meditation, fitness and more
  • Full access to Miraval Arizona’s extensive resort amenities including fitness center and the Life in Balance Spa

So What is the Miraval Like?

I’m very interested in visiting this adults-only all-inclusive property, so I peeked around their activities schedule and found things like tightrope walking, morning stretching, trail ride ($105), floating meditation, climbing wall, cardio drumming, cycling, barre, all sorts of yoga, artful camera phone photography, nutrition classes, mindful parenting ($75), and a full range of spa services. This is not somewhere you go for a hotel room, it is somewhere you go for an immersive wellness experience.

For those looking to maximize their days at this resort, you can arrive on the property as early as 11AM on your check-in day and stay until 2PM on your check-out day, though you won’t necessarily have access to your room during that whole time. They provide a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport 50 miles away, and have a ‘no tipping’ policy.

Do keep in mind it is quite hot in southern Arizona in the summer, but otherwise I am pretty interested in the opportunity to stay here either using the Hyatt Card sign-up bonus nights or using Hyatt points while they are offering 50% of them back!

Have you stayed at the Miraval Arizona before, or is this property now on your radar?

Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.

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    • My reading is per night with double occupancy. Spa, equine activities, and several of the daily offerings are upcharges, so I don’t think it is hard for two people to spend $350 per night. Single occupancy is $175.

  1. I feel like I’m missing something. Two people can stay for 20-25,000 points per night at a Ziva or Zilara for a true all-inclusive experience or one person can stay for 45,000 points per night with a partial credit for meals/activities at Miraval? This seems crazy to me.

    • Most meals and activities are included at Miraval, but you do get a $175 credit per night (per person) for the things that aren’t when staying on points. I think Miraval and the all-inclusive Ziva/Zilara resorts often have different price points. It is a bunch of points, so the 1/2 off points deal this summer is the way to go if you are okay with the heat!

      • If the “Standard Room Points per night” is 45k and a “Second Person Points per night” is 20k, your understanding is Hyatt’s free cc night will cover 65k point for 2 people? Would sure like that confirmed from Hyatt if so.

        Also, the 50% off on Award Nights is only good on stays COMPLETED BY 9.15, not just booked (I found this out while trying to madly book!).

        Now if ONLY I had “won” any of those Hyatt Daily Getaways a couple months back for a full week of spahhhing . . .

        • I can confirm with Hyatt, but there is no occupancy restrictions in the T’s and C’s on the card award nights.

          • Hipe you are right! My gf just signed up for the 2 free nights card minutes before they changed it! Hopefully use her 2 nights + my points for a nice 2-person stay! We loved Canyon Ranch (its closest competition). Thanks

  2. I can feel the ripples of discontent already among the point using Hyatt Loyalists already…with a 45,000 point “level”, how far behind can a devaluation be…Breathe…Breathe…

    • Miraval is (rightfully) placed in a “category” all by itself. I think Miraval’s heightened award level says more about its unique brand rather than speaking less to Hyatt’s others.

  3. Do you know how the resort fee is calculated for those using points to redeem and are not explorists nor globalists (therefore fee is not waived)?

    • My bet is no as I’ve never heard of paying any taxes or resort fees when using your credit card award nights (other than at M Life properties in Vegas) and I don’t see any terms indicating that you do have to pay them on Hyatt card nights. Also keep in mind that the credit card nights are a short term “problem” for Miraval since they will only be around the next 15 months or so as existing card members use theirs up.

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