Wednesday - Sep 19, 2018

Review of Hyatt Hotels in India: You could get 9 Free nights or more in India


In this series of posts, we will look at the hotels you can book with points, under the following reward programs. We will discuss the Hotels in India, locations and the points needed for each reward program.

  1. Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  2. Marriott
  3. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group(Club Carlson)
  4. Intercontinental Hotels Group
  5. Hyatt
  6. Hilton Hotels & Resorts

 

We will review Hyatt Hotels in India in this post.

Introduction to Hyatt

Hyatt  is one of the well recognized hotel company with about 600 properties world wide and there are currently 23 Hyatt hotels in India.

 

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Hyatt operates  with 11 hotel brands which includes some well known names like Hyatt Place, Park Hyatt

 

 

Hyatt Brands

Hyatt Brands

 

 

Gold Passport is the loyalty program for Hyatt. All properties are divided in to 7 categories for redemption.

 

How many points are needed per Award night?

You can earn and redeem Hyatt Gold Passport points at any Hyatt worldwide.  Hyatt has divided its properties in to 7 categories and here is their current award chart

Regency/Grand Club features complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres.

 

You can use Gold Passport points for Standard Rooms or premium rooms

You can use Gold Passport points for Standard Rooms or premium rooms

 

 

You can also use Hyatt points for a Suite award. However, Suite awards are not available at certain hotels.

 

Suite

 

You can also use Hyatt points to upgrade an paid stay. You must book these upgrades through the Hyatt customer service line 800-228-3360. Availability is limited.

 

Upgrade

Here is a list of all Hyatt Properties in India.

 

Category 1 – 5,000 Points/night

Hyatt Place Hampi
Hyatt Place Gurgaon/Udyog Vihar
Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi

 

Category 2 – 8,000 Points/night

Hyatt Raipur
Hyatt Ahmedabad
Hyatt Bangalore MG Road
Hyatt Amritsar
Hyatt Regency Ludhiana
Park Hyatt Chennai
Hyatt Hyderabad Gachibowli
Hyatt Pune
Hyatt Regency Ahmedabad
Hyatt Regency Chennai
Hyatt Regency Gurgaon
Hyatt Regency Kolkata

Category 3 – 12,000 points/night

Grand Hyatt Goa
Park Hyatt Hyderabad
Hyatt Regency Chandigarh
Hyatt Regency Delhi
Hyatt Regency Mumbai
Hyatt Regency Pune

Category 4 – 15,000 points/night

Grand Hyatt Mumbai
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

 

How to earn Hyatt Points?

Hyatt points can be earned in many ways, the quickest way to earn a lot of points is by getting Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit card,  which is currently offering up to 45,000 bonus points. You can transfer these points to Hyatt Gold Passport program at 1:1 ratio

 

You can Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt Gold Passport

You can Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt Gold Passport

 

There is also a Chase Hyatt Rewards credit card offering 2 Free nights at any Hyatt worldwide. This is not an ideal choice if you plan to redeem them in India. you can get more value by redeeming them at high end properties outside India that goes over $500/night.

 

Use the free nights earned from Chase Hyatt Visa card at properties like this

Use the free nights earned from Chase Hyatt Visa card at properties like this

 

 

Hotels in India

Hyatt hotels  has approximately 23 properties in India that can be redeemed with points and many  more properties coming up in the near future. So, if you apply for Chase Sapphire Preferred, you could earn a minimum of  45,000 Chase Ultimate Reward points, which can be transferred to Hyatt Gold Passport Program

Here is a summary, you could get as many as 9 award nights with 45,000 Hyatt points, if redeemed at Cat 1 properties.

 

You could get 9 free nights in India , but check the math to make sure your are getting value

You could get 9 free nights in India , but check the math to make sure your are getting value

 

What are the best redemption of Hyatt Points in India and is it worth?

The quickest way to accumulate Hyatt points is by transferring Ultimate rewards from  Chase Sapphire Preferred to Hyatt Gold Passport program.  Ultimate Rewards points can also converted to cash (45,000 points = $450 minimum), Hyatt offers several promotions during the year and some include discounts as much as flat 50% discount.

 

You can transfer your Chase Freedom points to any of the frequent flyer programs

You can transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt Gold Passport

 

In those cases, it may be worthwhile to book with cash rather than transferring Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt Gold Passport Program. Check the current promotions and make sure the math make sense if you plan to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt Gold passport for redemption in India.

Booking with cash gives you points for future stays and qualifies for elite status.

 

It is not worthwhile to redeem Hyatt points here

It is not worthwhile to redeem Hyatt points here

 

Conclusion:

Hyatt hotels has 23 properties in India and counting. You can redeem free nights starting at 5,000 points/night. The best possible way to accumulate Hyatt points is by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards earned from  to Hyatt Gold Passport.

Chase Ultimate Rewards can also be redeemed for cash, it may not be worthwhile to convert them to Hyatt points because of the low rates in India and other promotions. You will getter value if you redeem Hyatt points at properties outside of India that costs more.

 

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