Until September 30, 2022, you can buy Hyatt points with a 30% discount (when purchasing at least 3,000 points in one transaction).
The normal annual points purchase limit is 55,000 points (pre-bonus) per account per calendar year.
For example, if you wish to buy 55,000 Hyatt points, it will cost you US$924.
Is it worth buying Hyatt points?
The answer to this question is yes and no.
In Canada, we are not fortunate enough to have credit card options that allow us to earn World Of Hyatt points (as opposed to the multiple credit card options available to earn Marriott Bonvoy points).
So it’s interesting to target places where award stays are attractive vs the cash rate!
And remember: when redeeming World Of Hyatt points, you don’t have to pay taxes or service charges, unlike cash rates!
For example, you can buy 36,000 World Of Hyatt points for US$605.
You could then use them for three nights at this gorgeous Hotel in Cambodia, the Park Hyatt Siem Reap.
This hotel is classified as a Category 3 hotel and therefore costs 12,000 points per night.
Its rate per night is costly at US$ 315/night (+ fees and taxes), with the same cancellation conditions.
So, when buying 36,000 points for US$605 you could stay at this hotel… instead of paying US$1,155. That’s a savings of nearly 50% through the purchase of Hyatt points.
But if you’re not in one of these situations, we don’t recommend buying points: select other programs like Marriott Bonvoy or Best Western Rewards, for which it’s much easier to get points with credit cards!