World of Hyatt is offering up to 40% bonus on points purchases between now and May 23, 2018. The cost of each point under this promotion works out to 1.71 US cents. Purchases between 5,000 and 9,000 points get a 30% bonus and you can avail the entire 40% bonus when you purchase 10,000 points or more. The maximum number of points that can be purchased under this promotion is 55,000, which with the 40% bonus, add up to 77,000 World of Hyatt points for a price of USD 1,320. 40% bonus is usually the best point purchase promotion that Hyatt offers.
There are some very good redemptions out there for some aspirational properties that have a high rack rate but require a fixed number of points of reward nights. We spent New Years 2017 in Sydney, Australia and used our points to stay at The Park Hyatt Sydney where we had a room with a view of the Opera House. The standard rooms here during December holiday season is priced at always priced at $ 1300/ INR 90,000. This is a Hyatt Category 7 hotel and for 30,000 points a night we got a great value of INR 3 per point. Buying 30,000 points at a full 40% bonus under this offer will only cost you USD 510/ INR 32,800 and that’s a super value redemption choice at some of the best Hyatt hotels around the world like the Park Hyatt Tokyo and the Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome.
Let’s take a look whether buying points make sense for redemptions in India. The Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa is priced at an average of USD 290/ INR 19,000 in the December holiday period. This is a category 4 hotel where a reward night will cost 15,000 World of Hyatt points. Buying 15,000 points in this sale will cost you USD 264/ INR 17,500. That means you’ll save about USD 22 or 1,500 Indian rupees on a night’s reward stay in the peak period. That does not even account for the fact that you don’t need to pay 28% GST for the stay when paying cash, which won’t be the case with a redemption stay.
Like all point purchase promotions, I think it’s best to crunch the numbers before you decide to stack points. If you need additional points for a particular redemption or are planning a vacation to one those aspirational Hyatt hotels like the Park Hyatt Maldives then this is a great offer to make use of. Keep in mind if you live in India, the only way today to get Hyatt points without stays is through buying them.
We have used our Hyatt points at some amazing Hyatt hotels worldwide. To name a few, The Park Hyatt Maldives, Andaz West Hollywood, L.A. Park Hyatt Washington, Park Hyatt Sydney and at the Grand Hyatt Erawan in Bangkok.
Are you planning to buy some World of Hyatt Points? Do share your plans to redeem them with us.