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As a sign-up bonus, the co-branded Chase Hyatt Visa credit card used to offer two free Hyatt nights once you reached the minimum spending requirement. That all changed June 29, 2017, and now all new cardholders will earn 40,000 bonus World of Hyatt points (plus 5,000 points by adding an authorized user) after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months. [EXPIRED]

The two free nights used to be an excellent opportunity to stay at a high-end Hyatt property that usually cost up to $900 per night. For example, many years ago I redeemed my two free nights at the Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris.

Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris
Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris

While you can’t get two free nights at the highest category Hyatt hotel now, you can stretch out your points for more nights. Plus, you can top off your Hyatt account by transferring in Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

Two other tidbits. 1. The Hyatt Visa Credit Card doesn’t fall under the 5/24 rule AND 2. The Hyatt Visa comes with a free anniversary night good for any category 1-4 Hyatt

World of Hyatt Reward Nights Start at 5,000 Points

It’s still extremely easy to get at least two free nights because Hyatt rewards nights start at 5,000 points, so you could get up to 8 free nights through the Hyatt’s sign-up bonus.

To maximize the two free nights from the sign-up bonus, you should book a standard room at Category 5 property that costs 20,000 points per night.

If you want to stretch your points, you can get eight free nights if you only stay at a Category 1 property.

Again, for every year you own the Hyatt Visa card, you will earn a free anniversary night that can be redeemed at any Category 1-4 Hyatt property.

Examples of Hyatt Properties Rewards Redemptions

Even though you no longer truly get two free nights, you can still maximize your Hyatt bonus to get two free nights and save hundreds of dollars. Some of the locations can cost up to $600 per night if you pay with cash so the 40,000 bonus points are still one of the most valuable hotel rewards cards bonus offers.

Below, are a list of Hyatt properties you should look at first to get the most value from each point.

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Points Per Night: 20,000

The Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (Palacio Duhau) can easily cost up to $500 per night. You get the same room for 20,000 points. The hotel is a palace built in 1934 located in the Recoleta French historic district.

On-site amenities include a spa, prestigious art gallery, and gardens to walk through.

Who knows, you might even be able to take a free tango lesson during your stay too!

Hotel du Louvre Paris

Hotel du Louvre
Image Credit: Hyatt Hotel du Louvre

Points Per Night: 20,000

The City of Light will have a whole new look with the Hotel du Louvre. You will stay in the heart of Paris near the Louvre and Opera House. The on-site hotel also has a traditional French brassiere that overlooks the Louvre gardens.

Without the reward points, a single night can cost up to $600 USD!

Park Hyatt Dubai

Park Hyatt Dubai
Image Credit: Park Hyatt Dubai

Points Per Night: 20,000

The Park Hyatt Dubai is located in the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. It’s ten minutes away from Dubai International Airport, the Gold Souk, and Dubai Museum.

You will enjoy your own private balcony with marina views, six on-site restaurants, and a private spa. Whether you stay at the resort for your entire stay or see the city of Dubai too, you’ll have a hard time finding a better place to stay when you fly to Dubai.

Hyatt Regency Maui

Hyatt Regency Maui
Image Credit: Hyatt Regency Maui

Points Per Night: 20,000

As a Hyatt Resort, the Hyatt Regency Maui offers some of the following amenities:

  • Yoga and Fitness Classes
  • Lei making
  • Hula dancing classes
  • Penguin and Koi feedings
  • Wildlife tours

And of course, you also have oceanfront access to relax during your stay as well. Don’t forget to make plans to visit the exciting, on-site Drums of the Pacific Lu’au as well.

In addition to being able to stay for free, make sure you book an award flight to Hawaii as well.

Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

Andaz Riviera Maya
Image Credit: Andaz Mayakoba Resort

Points Per Night: 20,000

The Andaz Resort Mayakoba Riviera Maya is located north of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It has 100 feet of Caribbean Sea beach access, two outdoor pools, and four on-site restaurants. Or, you can always relax at the spa.

There are also plenty of outdoor activities to choose from including golf, tennis courts, and nature trails.

When you’re not able to visit an all-inclusive Mexican resort, the Andaz Riviera Maya can be a relaxing alternative.

Park Hyatt Shanghai

Park Hyatt Shanghai
Image Credit: Park Hyatt Shanghai

Points Required: 20,000

One of the nicest places to stay in Shanghai is the Park Hyatt Shanghai located between the 79th and 93rd floors of the Shanghai World Financial Center. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll experience all Shanghai has to offer with modern Hyatt conveniences.

You can also participate in morning Tai Chi sessions, visit the Water’s Edge spa and infinity pool, and enjoy 24 hour room service.

A nightly rate can cost up to $500 so your points are worth 2.5 cents each.

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Del Monte Golf Course

Hyatt Regency Monterey
Image Credit: Hyatt Regency

A perfect retreat for your next central California adventure is the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa. Located at the Del Monte golf course, where the Monterey Open and amateur Monterey City Championship are held each year, you can reserve your own tee time or visit the 12,000 square foot spa.

You will also be able to enjoy the historic landmarks and attractions of Monterey such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, and Fishermen’s Wharf.

The Hyatt Regency Monterey is also a Category 4 property so you will have a few more nights to put towards the third night or upgrade to a better property for your second night.

Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Resort

Points Per Night: 20,000

With other hotel rewards programs, 20,000 points might only get you a free night along a busy interstate. Now, you can stay at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for 20,000 points per night. This same room costs $254 before taxes and fees, so not the greatest return.

You will stay in a Resort King room that’s 550 sq. feet, has floor-to-ceiling windows, his and hers closets, and available views of the Strip or mountains too.

Of course, you’ll also be right in the heart of Vegas to enjoy the nightlife, casinos, and the other on-site amenities.

Besides Mandalay Bay, you can also book a room at The Mirage, The Signature at MGM Grand, or Vdara for 20,000 points per night too.

Summary of How to Maximize the Hyatt Points

With upscale properties on every continent, you will have no problem maximizing your 40,000 points with Hyatt Visa Credit card. Plus, you get a free anniversary night!

Johnny Jet Editorial

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