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.
- Starwood Hotels & Resorts
- Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group(Club Carlson)
- Intercontinental Hotels Group
- 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.
Hyatt operates with 11 hotel brands which includes some well known names like Hyatt Place, Park Hyatt
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?
Regency/Grand Club features complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres.
You can also use Hyatt points for a Suite award. However, Suite awards are not available at certain hotels.
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.
Here is a list of all Hyatt Properties in India.
Category 1 – 5,000 Points/night
Category 2 – 8,000 Points/night
Hyatt Bangalore MG Road
Hyatt Regency Ludhiana
Park Hyatt Chennai
Hyatt Hyderabad Gachibowli
Hyatt Regency Ahmedabad
Hyatt Regency Chennai
Hyatt Regency Gurgaon
Hyatt Regency Kolkata
Category 3 – 12,000 points/night
Category 4 – 15,000 points/night
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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