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Hyatt category 7 properties are currently the highest tier for Hyatt properties (although there is a new category 8 on its way). There’s not a whole lot of Hyatt category 7 properties but this article will show you a list of where you can find all of these properties. I’ll also show you the cash prices for many of these properties so that you can see which properties will offer you the best value for your points.
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World of Hyatt card
The World of Hyatt card is one of the best hotel credit cards available since it comes with a great sign-up bonus, great bonus category earning, and the opportunity for free nights. It’s also one of the best hotel cards for climbing your way up the elite status tiers for Hyatt.
- Bonus earning:
- 4X spent with your card at Hyatt hotels, including participating restaurants and spas
- 2X on local transit and commuting, including taxis, mass transit, tolls and ride-share services
- 2X at restaurants, cafes and coffee shops
- 2X on airline tickets purchased directly from the airline
- 2X spent on fitness club and gym memberships
- Free nights:
- Receive one free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort every year after your cardmember anniversary
- Earn an extra free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort if you spend $15,000 during your cardmember anniversary year
- Elite status:
- Comes with Hyatt Discoverist status
- Receive 5 qualifying night credits toward your next tier status every year
- Earn 2 additional qualifying night credits toward your next tier status every time you spend $5,000 on your card
- $95 Annual Fee
With the Hyatt credit card, you’ll be able to earn free night awards are for categories 1 through 4, so those wouldn’t do you much good for the properties found in this article (click here for category 4 properties). However, the bonus points you could earn at these properties with a card like the World of Hyatt card could certainly add substantial value.
If you’re wanting to earn free nights for category 7 properties there is a way to do it but it’s going to require a lot of stays. As you’ll need to stay 60 qualifying nights or earn 100,000 Base Points in a calendar year. Here’s a look at all of the free nights that you can earn with the World of Hyatt program.
|Stay at 5 different Hyatt brands and pay an eligible rate starting March 1, 2017||Free night award in a Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort (valid for one year from issuance)|
|Stay 30 qualifying nights or earn 50,000 Base Points in a calendar year||Free night award in a Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort|
|Stay 60 qualifying nights or earn 100,000 Base Points in a calendar year||Free night award in a Category 1-7 Hyatt hotel or resort|
|Stay 70, 80, 90 and 100 qualifying nights in a calendar year||Choose to receive 10,000 Bonus Points or a suite upgrade award|
You’ll notice that some of the free nights are awarded at elite level milestone for the different Hyatt elite tiers, which consist of the following tiers:
- Discoverist (10 qualifying nights, 25,000 Base Points, or holding 3 qualifying meetings/events per year.)
- Explorist (30 qualifying nights, 50,000 Base Points, or holding 10 qualifying meetings/events per year.)
- Globalist (60 qualifying nights, 100,000 Base Points, or holding 20 qualifying meetings/events per year.)
- Lifetime Globalist status (Earn 1,000,000 Base Points over the course of your program membership)
Hyatt category 7 points required
Hyatt category 7 properties will require 30,000 Hyatt points per night. And now with the new changes for Hyatt points + cash, the price of the cash portion will be half of the standard rate for the properties. Also, you’ll be able to use points to book premium suites at these properties.
Which Hyatt properties are good value?
Since you’ll be spending 30,000 points if you cover the entire cost of a free night award, you can easily set a limit on your desired minimum value for your points.
I value Hyatt points at at least 1.5 cents per point, so 30,000 Hyatt points is worth $450 to me. So that means I’d generally want at least $450 in value for my redemptions.
You might value Hyatt points even higher and thus have even higher expectations for your redemptions if you’re focused mostly on truly aspirational properties (those with high prices of $700+ per night). I love those crazy expensive properties, too but I don’t feel like I have to use my points on them.
I’m more in the middle, but I wouldn’t be attracted to properties that cost below $400 because I would feel like I’m missing out on so much value with my points. That doesn’t mean that those are not quality properties, though.
In some cases, like when you really need a place to stay at, it can make sense to take less value for your points. It’s just a good idea to be aware of the range in value that you can get from Hyatt category 7 properties and that’s what this article aims to do.
United States and Canada
Rates at this property can be very low offering some of the worst value for your Hyatt points.
- Hyatt Residence Club at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
- Hyatt Residence Club Grand Aspen
- Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa
Some of these Hyatt properties in Colorado don’t offer the best value from a cents per point perspective. The prices for the Hyatt Residence Club Grand Aspen aren’t quite as glamorous as you can find them at around $250.
The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa can be even lower at $222.
The Park Hyatt seems like one of the most highly sought after Hyatt properties in award travel. It’s a stunning property and you get exceptional value with your redemptions at this hotel. A standard king room might go for $700 during shoulder season and well over $1,000 for New Years or during the summer.
Caribbean & Latin America
I’ve heard so many wonderful things about St. Kitts that it really makes me want to head down there and see what the island is all about. The rooms aren’t too ridiculous with rooms at $576 in the winter and below $300 in the summer. It’s located on Banana Bay right on the beach, about 25 minutes from the main town which allows for you to feel like you’re able to truly escape.
We stayed a couple of nights at the Park Hyatt Vendôme and I was honestly not too impressed with the service. With that said, the property is still in a great location in Paris and the rooms are very expensive so you’ll get great value for your Hyatt points. I might have just caught it on an off day and hopefully your stay will be better.
- Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor (Coming Soon)
I loved my recent stay at the Park Hyatt Milan. It’s a beautiful property that is located near the Duomo and other iconic structures in the hear of Milan. The service was great and the rooms were great, especially the giant bathrooms. The rooms can range $600 to $800+ here too so it’s a great place to cash in your points.
Rooms for the Park Hyatt Zurich are around $600 so it’s another solid option for using your Hyatt points and the property has received some pretty great reviews and it’s within walking distance of Lake Zurich.
Room rates can be pretty reasonable at the Park Hyatt Tokyo with rates dipping close to $400. some complain that the property is a bit dated but the consensus is that it’s still a fabulous hotel. While it’s on the lower side of where I like to use my points, I’d still consider this a good option, especially given its location.
This is one of the most coveted Hyatt properties for award stays. It’s got a great location near the Sydney Opera house and puts right in the mix of Sydney. Rooms can go for $1,000 during peak season, offering fantastic value.
As you can see the value from using your points at Hyatt category 7 properties can vary dramatically. Some of it depends on the location and other times it depends on the seasonality. I personally like to only use my points at properties that offer maximum value but you should do whatever is best for you.
H-Town based Attorney turned credit card rewards expert. Founder of UponArriving.com.