Four Great Ways to Use Two Hyatt Credit Card Nights!

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One of my favorite credit card bonuses is ending today for good as the Hyatt Credit Card will change their sign-up bonus any minute now from two award nights to use at any Hyatt within one year of earning the awards, to 40,000 Hyatt points to use as you choose after hitting the spending requirements. For some travelers the points will be the more practical and flexible choice, but for others the two award nights represent a great way to experience somewhere that would otherwise be out of range. There are tons of great ways to spend your Hyatt award nights, but here are four of my favorite ways.

 

Use Award Nights at the Hyatt All-inclusive Properties

The award nights terms and conditions have changed a bit over the years, but in practice it has been possible to use the award nights at the all-inclusive properties up to the max occupancy of the rooms. The all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva resorts in Jamaica and Cancun go for 25,000 points per night for double occupancy, but additional children in the room ages 3+ are usually an extra 12,500 points per night. This means a family of four staying in one room could cost 50,000 points per night. Ouch!

However, you can use the two credit card award nights for your family instead of spending 100,000 points for those two nights. This is exactly how we used my Hyatt Credit Card nights about a year ago and we had a great time.

Hyatt Ziva Cancun Kid’s Club

Relax via Award Nights at the Hyatt Miraval Arizona Wellness Resort

Just today Hyatt announced that you are now able to earn and use Hyatt points and elite status perks at the Miraval Arizona Resort in Tucson, Arizona. If you use points to stay in a standard room with double occupancy it will cost 65,000 Hyatt points per night (though 50% less if you stay this summer on points thanks to a promo). However, you can save your points and use your Hyatt Credit Card award nights to relax and recenter in this all-inclusive wellness retreat.

Experience High-End Luxury in a Big City

If you have ever wanted to stay in a luxurious hotel in a big city without paying a big city price-tags the Hyatt credit card award nights are a great way to do that. There are high end Park Hyatt properties in Milan, Paris, New York City, Tokyo, Sydney, Zurich, and more that usually cost 30,000 points per night, but you can instead stay there with a Hyatt credit card award night and keep your points safe and sound.

Park Hyatt Paris Vendome

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

Park Hyatt New York

These are properties I could rarely afford on cash, but staying there with your credit card award nights can be a very fun way to stay in a great location with virtually no out of pocket costs!

Enjoy Two Nights at Amazing Resorts

What really made me fall in love with Hyatt wasn’t the fancy pants big city hotels (though I like those), but rather their very well done, and often family-friendly, resorts located in places like Kauai, Maui, Aruba, the Maldives, and more – you can see lots of my reviews of these resorts here. While it does vary, many of these properties are usually 25,000 points per night, so getting to instead use the two credit card award nights is not a bad idea at all and represents a better strategy than waiting for the 40,000 point version of the Hyatt sign-up bonus.

Pool at Grand Hyatt Kauai

Andaz Maui

My mom and my husband both applied for the Hyatt card in the last 24 hours to hopefully be able to use the sign-up bonus award nights in one of these four ways. My mom got an instant approval, and for Josh we are crossing our fingers he gets a “slow” approval as his is pending. This card does not follow the Chase 5/24 rules, so it is possible to get approved even if you are over 5 new card accounts across all banks in the last 24 months. However, the terms do indicate you need to not currently have the card and not have received the new customer bonus within the last 24 months.

If you want in on this version of the bonus I would apply right now as the offer ends today and that could mean at any point today. How do you plan to use your Hyatt credit card award nights?

You can learn more about available card offers here. 

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Comments

  1. Pulled the trigger and had my husband apply last night. Instant approval. I’ve had my Hyatt card for years and love it for the anniversary night that I always put to good use. Now we’ll have two of those.

  2. the 2-night offer is still available but w/o a $50 stmt credit which went away last night; the 40k pts has the attached $50 credit…oh well, no rush to apply now; will wait for a possible higher pts at a later time

  3. I got the Chase Ritz 3 night earlier and the Citi Hilton 2 night just last month so I’m chock full of high-end hotel nights that I need to use. I just wish these certs didn’t expire so quickly.

  4. You really should mention these 2 free nights expire in one year and there’s an annual fee of $75 – not waived for the first year.

    So for your example of Hyatt Ziva – if you want to stay for a week you get 2 free nights but then need 5 days * 50,000 points for a family of 4. That’s 250,000 points! I doubt most people would be able to earn that in one year… I mean you could just spend $250,000 on the card 🙂

    • I think I do mention the year, but yes the card does have a $75 annual fee. For Ziva, what we did was the two credit card nights and then I think we added on one paid night which ended up being a better deal than all those points for our date. I think three nights at Ziva is reasonable, and then you could move to a different resort in the area….you you could spend 250,000 points + two card nights for a full week. 😉

  5. Just got back from a trip at the Park Hyatt New York and we absolutely loved it. It’s my favorite Park Hyatt so far (have also stayed in Melbourne, Sydney, and Paris). Side note, they still participate in the SUITE cash and points program so we combined two free nights with the next night being 30k points + $400 for a suite.

  6. We booked 4 free nights (2 nights me+2 nights my wife) at Hyatt Ziva Cancun using the Hyatt sign up night bonus. We also used 20k pts for 2 additional nights at Grand Hyatt PDC. So, it’s going to be a nice vacation in late February for us and our 2 teens for a pretty good redemption value.

  7. The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is a gorgeous property for those who like to ski. Park Hyatt Sydney is surely one of the most amazing hotels in Sydney. Would like to stay at the ones in New York and Paris.

  8. Just applied for the card earlier this week! Thanks for the advice and very excited. Taking a trip to Europe at the end of the year for my 5 year wedding anniversary. Did you like the Park Hyatt Paris? We have four nights scheduled in Paris and was thinking of combining points for 2 nights plus the 2 free bonus nights.

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