You can now earn and redeem Hyatt points at select AMR Collection all-inclusives

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For travelers who love to stay at all-inclusive resorts, Hyatt is one of the top brands thanks to its great properties and available deals. Specifically, the luxury brands Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara are already within the World of Hyatt portfolio. And starting Monday, April 4, members now have even more properties to consider when using World of Hyatt points toward an all-inclusive stay.

In 2021, Hyatt announced the acquisition of the Apple Leisure Group, which includes more than 100 luxury all-inclusive properties in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Europe through its AMR Collection. This collection consists of a series of resorts where you will experience beachfront settings, world-class spas, gourmet food, unlimited premium beverages, 24-hour room service and many activities at your fingertips.

For those looking to travel with their family, there are family-friendly resorts in the portfolio, such as Dreams Resorts & Spa, Now Resorts & Spa, and Sunscape Resorts & Spa. However, if you’re looking for a quieter, adults-only getaway, there are Secrets Resorts & Spa and Breathless Resorts & Spa. The Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts are aimed at adults, but allow the entry of children. In Europe, there are also Alua Hotels & Resorts, which offer options for both families and adults only, depending on the location.

Monday, April 4 marks the start of the integration between Hyatt and AMR Collection properties where you can now earn and redeem World of Hyatt points at six AMR Collection properties in Cancun. While this is just a handful of properties from across the AMR Collection, on May 9, 2022, Hyatt will welcome more than 50 additional properties within the Americas. The rest of the resorts will be integrated at a future date.

Here’s what you can expect from Hyatt’s latest updates.

With the integration of the AMR Collection, Hyatt is implementing a new award table for all of its all-inclusive properties. Yes, even the existing six Hyatt Ziva and three Hyatt Zilara resorts within the Hyatt portfolio will now be included in this new award table.

The new all-inclusive award table exists separately from Hyatt’s traditional award table and follows an A through F category structure. All-inclusive properties in the new award table range from 15,000 points to 50,000 points per night for a standard night with double occupancy. As with all World of Hyatt properties, the award table will also include high season and low season prices.

off peak

Standard

Top

TO 12,000 15,000 18,000
B. 17,000 20,000 23,000
C 21,000 25,000 29,000
D 25,000 30,000 35,000
me 35,000 40,000 45,000
F 42,000 50,000 58,000

The number of points required per night is valid for up to two guests in the room. After that, each guest costs an additional number of points, determined by category level and whether they stay on standard, peak, or off-peak dates.

It’s worth noting that members will also be able to redeem their free night award certificates at all-inclusive properties. For members who have a Category 1-7 free night award certificate, they can be redeemed at an all-inclusive property that falls within Category AD. Unfortunately, Category 1-4 Free Night Award Certificates cannot be used at all-inclusive properties in the new award table.

When it comes to changes to hotel and airline loyalty programs, that usually spells bad news for travelers. But, in our opinion, this is actually a favorable new prize table for consumers to take advantage of. Although categories have not been announced for all the properties in the World of Hyatt and AMR Collection portfolios, of those we’ve seen so far, we’re pretty pleased.

As previously mentioned, Hyatt is starting with six AMR Collection properties in Cancun for the start of their integration. Beginning April 4, you can now earn and redeem Hyatt points for stays at these six Cancun properties at the following rates.

Category

Standard nightly point requirement

Extra points per person on standard dates (fence/peak)

Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf and Spa Resort C 25,000 12,500 (10,500/14,500)
Secrets The Vine Cancun C 25,000 12,500 (10,500/14,500)
Dreams Natura Resort and Spa B. 20,000 10,000 (8,500/11,500)
Dreams Sapphire Resort and Spa B. 20,000 10,000 (8,500/11,500)
Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf and Spa Resort C 25,000 12,500 (10,500/14,500)
Zoëtry Paradise of the Beautiful Riviera Maya C 25,000 12,500 (10,500/14,500)

It’s also worth noting that Cancun’s existing all-inclusive properties, Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Hyatt Zilara Cancun and Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun, will now enter the new award table. Starting April 4, each of the three existing properties will fall into Category C. This means they will cost the same number of points in the new award table as they did in the old award table: 25,000 points for a standard night .

We looked at the new options and found that award availability is very favorable when using points for a free stay. Each hotel now joining the World of Hyatt portfolio offers its own room type, and many allow you to use bonus points to book a standard suite, a premium suite, and even a room with club access.

For example, at Zoëtry Paraiso in the Bonita Riviera Maya, just 25,000 points per night on a standard appointment will book you into a 1,130-square-foot oceanfront one-bedroom suite. The room even offers a terrace with a hammock and two sun loungers. Or, you can book a slightly larger room, a standard suite, with its own plunge pool for 40,000 points a night. Since rooms typically cost more than $700 a night, this is a great use of your World of Hyatt points.

Or, if your family is looking for a December vacation getaway, there are still plenty of properties available to use your points for a free stay. While you’ll most likely have to pay peak prices due to high-demand dates, beat the price of $900 or more per night. At Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf Resort & Spa, for example, you can redeem 29,000 points per night to stay in a 600-square-foot junior suite at the Category C property. Families will appreciate the two queen beds with a sleeper sofa for spread even more. These rooms also feature their own hot tub on a private terrace.

In addition to earning World of Hyatt points through the traditional method of staying at a Hyatt property, you can earn points through a variety of credit cards. The quickest way to earn them quickly is through signup bonuses and then boost that stash by putting daily spend on your card.

World of Hyatt offers two credit card options: the World of Hyatt Credit Card and the Business World of Hyatt Credit Card.

With the World of Hyatt Credit Card personal offer, cardholders can earn up to 60,000 bonus points: 30,000 points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening, then up to an additional 30,000 bonus points when you earn 2 points for every dollar you spend on purchases that normally earn only 1 point, up to $15,000 in the first six months after account opening.

For those eligible for a business credit card, the World of Hyatt Business Credit Card currently offers 75,000 bonus points after spending $7,500 on purchases in the first three months of account opening.

However, if you want a credit card that gives you more flexibility, and the option to transfer your points to other hotel and airline loyalty partners, there’s the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card. Both cards earn Chase Ultimate Reward points, which can be transferred to the World of Hyatt program on a one-to-one basis, among 13 other hotel and airline partners.

Chase Sapphire Preferred currently offers 60,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first three months. If you want a more premium card, you might prefer the Chase Sapphire Reserve, though the welcome offer is a bit lower at 50,000 points after spending the same $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.

These credit card options allow the average person to work up to accumulating enough points to redeem for an upscale Hyatt vacation. And with the addition of more than 100 all-inclusive properties making their way into the program, you’ll have even more options to redeem your points and truly experience relaxation at its finest, without reaching for your wallet.

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