World of Hyatt offering 25% bonus on points purchases


From now till 26 March 2023, buy World of Hyatt points with a 25% bonus, or 1.92 US cents apiece.

World of Hyatt has launched a new points sale, which runs from now till 26 March 2023, 12.59 p.m SGT. During this period, purchases of at least 5,000 points will receive a 25% bonus.

25% bonus on World of Hyatt points

Buying points with a 25% bonus is equivalent to paying 1.92 US cents per point. This isn’t the biggest sale we ever see offered (that’d be a 30% discount, which brings the price down to 1.68 US cents apiece), but could still be worth a look if you have upcoming stays.

Remember: you can also combine points across accounts during redemptions, pooling points with a travel companion as required.

What can you redeem World of Hyatt Points for?

World of Hyatt has now introduced peak pricing after delaying its implementation several times, so here’s how much you can expect to pay for a standard room redemption depending on time of year. 

Category Off-Peak Standard Peak
1 3,500 5,000 6,500
2 6,500 8,000 9,500
3 9,000 12,000 15,000
4 12,000 15,000 18,000
5 17,000 20,000 23,000
6 21,000 25,000 29,000
7 25,000 30,000 35,000
8 35,000 40,000 45,000

You’ll typically find redeeming points to be better value during peak periods when revenue rates go through the roof, although the introduction of peak pricing offsets the value somewhat. 

Hyatt Regency Bali

World of Hyatt made its annual hotel category adjustments in February this year, with the following properties now representing great value:

  • Grand Hyatt Bali & Hyatt Regency Bali: 3,500-6,500 points 
  • Alia Ubud: 6,500-9,500 points 
  • Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit and Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok: 6,500-9,500 points 
  • Andaz Delhi: 6,500-9,500 points

World of Hyatt has also been busy acquiring smaller chains, and over the past few months we’ve seen Destination Hotels, Alila Hotels, Joie De Vivre and SLH get folded into the portfolio.

This means more unique places to redeem your points, like Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort. It’s often in the shadow of the better-known Post Ranch Inn, but still an amazing property in and of itself, nestled deep within the natural beauty of Big Sur. Rooms here cost upwards of US$1,100 per night during peak period, but can also be redeemed from 35,000 points a night. 

Ventana Big Sur

Otherwise, buying Hyatt points is a way of accessing some of the portfolio’s top tier properties like the Park Hyatt Maldives, a Category 7 property which starts from 25,000 points a night. Given that revenue rates here can be upwards of US$880 a night including taxes, there are deals to be had by buying points instead.

Park Hyatt Maldives

It’s not just the top tier properties which have great redemption opportunities- even the lower category World of Hyatt hotels can be good choices. For instance, the Studios at Alila Seminyak is a Category 1 hotel that costs just 5,000 World of Hyatt points a night. If you purchase points during this sale, you’ll pay much less than the US$130 rates you’d normally find during busy periods.

Studios at Alila Seminyak

World of Hyatt points expire after 24 consecutive months of inactivity.

What cards should I use to buy World of Hyatt points?

World of Hyatt points purchases are processed by and are charged in USD. This means they do not code as hotel spending for the purposes of credit card bonuses. 

Here’s the best cards to maximize the miles earned on your purchase:

Card Earn Rate Remarks
Citi Rewards
4 mpd Cap of S$1K per s. month 
UOB Visa Signature
4 mpd Min S$1K max S$2K FCY spend per s. month
SCB Visa Infinite
3 mpd Min spend S$2K per s. month
2.4 mpd No cap 
S. Month= Statement Month | C. Month= Calendar Month

Remember, you can always pair the Citi Rewards Card with the Instarem Amaze Card to earn 4 mpd on purchases, without foreign currency transaction fees. 

I generally don’t advise you to use the DBS Woman’s World Card, as past data points have indicated there are issues with getting the bonus points credited. 


25% bonus on World of Hyatt points

World of Hyatt is offering a 25% bonus on points purchases until 26 March 2023. This isn’t the cheapest price we’ve ever seen, but could be good value if you’re looking to top off an account, or if revenue rates are disproportionately high for the period in question.

As a general rule, you should never buy points speculatively. Only buy if you have a definite plan in mind, and burn them as soon as you can. 

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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So I’m planning a stay at alila kl in march. they’ve a promo where you get 10,000 points for every 5 days. I’m wondering if it’s better to just purchase the points with this 25% bonus instead of trying to earn the 10k points.

How to tell when is peak/off-peak?

Do purchased points count towards increasing membership tiers?


Studios at Alila Seminyak has not been available for a long time and it looks shuttered from the Google Street images.