World of Hyatt offering 25% discount on points purchases

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From now till 11 October 2023, buy World of Hyatt points with a 25% discount, or 1.8 US cents per point.

World of Hyatt has launched a new points sale, which runs from now till 11 October 2023, 11.59 a.m SGT. During this sale, purchases of at least 5,000 points will receive a 25% discount. 

25% off World of Hyatt points

Buying points with a 25% discount is equivalent to paying 1.8 US cents per point. While this is slightly shy of the biggest discount we ever see (30%), it might still be worth it if you have an upcoming trip.

A maximum of 55,000 World of Hyatt points can be bought each calendar year. Remember that 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. 

CategoryOff-PeakStandardPeak
13,5005,0006,500
26,5008,0009,500
39,00012,00015,000
412,00015,00018,000
517,00020,00023,000
621,00025,00029,000
725,00030,00035,000
835,00040,00045,000

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 2023, and while it was bad news for those in the USA, Canada, Caribbean and Latin America, the impact was much more muted in Asia and Europe. 

RegionUpDown
United States9327
Africa & Middle East37
Asia & Pacific1936
Canada, Caribbean & Latin America5913
Europe4075

Some noteworthy hotels that moved down in Asia:

  • Akyra Manor Chiang Mai down from 15,000 to 12,000 points
  • Hidden Hills Villas Bali down from 25,000 to 20,000 points
  • Hotel28 Myeondong down from 15,000 to 12,000 points
  • Hotel Eclat Taipei down from 12,000 to 8,000 points
  • Hyatt Place Kyoto down from 15,000 to 12,000 points
  • Hyatt Regency Kyoto down from 25,000 to 20,000 points
  • MUU Bangkok Hotel down from 12,000 to 8,000 points
  • Sukothai Bangkok down from 15,000 to 12,000 points
  • Twinpalms Phuket down from 25,000 to 20,000 points
  • The Racha Phuket down from 25,000 to 20,000 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$1,300 per night, 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$900 a night including taxes, there are deals to be had by buying points instead.

Park Hyatt Maldives

When do World of Hyatt points expire?

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 Points.com 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:

CardEarn RateRemarks
Citi Rewards
Apply
4 mpdCap of S$1K per s. month 
UOB Visa Signature
Apply
4 mpdMin S$1K max S$2K FCY spend per s. month
SCB Visa Infinite
Apply
3 mpdMin spend S$2K per s. month
HSBC TravelOne Card
Apply
2.4 mpdNo cap
UOB PRVI Miles
Apply
2.4 mpdNo 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 Points.com purchases, with lower foreign currency transaction fees than what you’d pay with a bank (~1.5%).

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

Conclusion

25% off World of Hyatt points

World of Hyatt has launched a 25% discount on points purchases, which 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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