Hyatt Cash & Points Award ‘Sale’ Book Quickly

Hyatt cash and points awards are great value especially for category 2-6 hotels. Cash and points even earn points when Hyatt chooses to offer promotions (rarely).

The reason they’re great is that you’re ‘buying back’ the points you don’t have to spend on a full award for 1.4 cents apiece or less on those category 2-6 hotels, and Hyatt points are worth that much.

Here’s the ‘normal’ cash and points award chart, and the value you get at each level.

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Right now though, via Extreme Hotel Deals, Hyatt is pricing several properties for less than the cash and points award chart says they should be. We’ll call this ‘an unadvertised sale’ and one I don’t expect to last for long.

Hotel Normal price Current Price Savings
Park Hyatt Chicago $150 + 12,500 pts $100 + 12,500 pts $50
Park Hyatt Zanzibar $125 + 10,000 pts $80 + 10,000 pts $45
Grand Hyatt Muscat $100 + 7500 pts $60 + 7500 pts $40
Hyatt Place Cleveland/Westlake $50 + 2500 pts $17 + 2500 pts $33
Hyatt Place Canton $50 + 2500 pts $17 + 2500 pts $33
Hyatt Place Jackson/Ridgeland $50 + 2500 pts $17 + 2500 pts $33
Hyatt Place Charleston Airport/Conv Ctr $55 + 4000 pts $28 + 4000 pts $27
Hyatt Place Chicago/O’Hare Airport $55 + 4000 pts $30 + 4000 pts $25
Grand Hyatt Jakarta $75 + 6000 pts $50 + 6000 pts $25
Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst $55 + 4000 pts $31 + 4000 pts $24
Hyatt Place Minneapolis/Eden Prairie $55 + 4000 pts $32 + 4000 pts $23
Park Hyatt Hyderabad $55 + 4000 pts $34 + 4000 pts $21

This is a great sale. In general I’ve seen Hyatt honor these, though as always it’s possible a property might get seller’s remorse so it’s a good idea not to make non-refundable travel plans around the booking for a few days to make sure everything remains intact.

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Comments

  1. @Oscar – try actually reading the post? “Right now though, via Extreme Hotel Deals, Hyatt is pricing several properties for less than the cash and points award chart says they should be” (and this links to the EHD post)

  2. I looked at one of the $17 ones, and it clearly shows that rate when booking. Then when you get to the end, it changes to $18.52 (which isn’t because of tax, as that’s listed separately). Not a big deal, but quirky.

  3. If you find me in Hyderabad, it will likely be against my will. Is this sort of like the Ritz Carlton rate in Saudi Arabia?

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