Hyatt Hotels offers a ‘Double Your Points’ 2XPTS rate at 56 hotels around the USA for stays through September 1, 2014. Double points rate earns an extra 5 points per dollar on hotel spend.
This is generally a rate to avoid for most guests, unless you plan to have a high amount of incidental spend for dining and other purchases earning double points.
The 2XPTS rate is higher than the Hyatt Daily Rate (BAR) and ranges from about $15 to over $50 per night more. This rate could be a good deal for bonus points if you have significant hotel spend for dining and other points earning activities above the hotel rate. You will earn 10 points/$1 on incidental spend beyond the room rate. I show in a rate analysis how $500 in incidental hotel spend dinner can make a $75 per night higher Double Your Points rate a good deal compared to the My Elite Rate 20% discount.
The My Elite Rate 20% discount on the Hyatt Daily Rate is available to Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum and Diamond members. Be sure to sign into Hyatt Gold Passport and check for My Elite Rate offer.
Hyatt Gold Passport members can purchase up to 40,000 points per calendar year at $24 per 1,000 points. This means any rate for double points that is costing more than $24 to earn 1,000 additional points with the Double Your Rate bonus is paying more than the price to simply buy points from Hyatt.
- Andaz San Diego
- Andaz Savannah
- Andaz West Hollywood
- Grand Hyatt Atlanta
- Grand Hyatt Denver
- Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
- HYATT house Branchburg
- HYATT house Charlotte Center City
- Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus
- Hyatt Market Street, The Woodlands
- Hyatt on Main, Green Bay
- Hyatt Place Atlanta/Alpharetta/Windward
- Hyatt Place Birmingham/Inverness
- Hyatt Place Chicago/Lombard/Oak Brook
- Hyatt Place Coconut Point
- Hyatt Place Denver Airport
- Hyatt Place Orlando Airport-Northwest
- Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport
- Hyatt Regency Atlanta
- Hyatt Regency Austin
- Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
- Hyatt Regency Chicago
- Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
- Hyatt Regency Cleveland – The Arcade
- Hyatt Regency Columbus
- Hyatt Regency Dallas
- Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
- Hyatt Regency Houston
- Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
- Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
- Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
- Hyatt Regency La Jolla
- Hyatt Regency Long Beach
- Hyatt Regency Louisville
- Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
- Hyatt Regency Miami
- Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
- Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
- Hyatt Regency New Orleans
- Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Hyatt Regency Orange County
- Hyatt Regency Orlando
- Hyatt Regency Phoenix
- Hyatt Regency San Antonio
- Hyatt Regency Savannah
- Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
- Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
- Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort
- Hyatt Santa Barbara
- Hyatt The Pike Long Beach
- Hyatt Westlake Plaza
- Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
- Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
- Park Hyatt Chicago
- The Driskill
Hyatt Rate Analysis
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Friday July 25
- $176 My Elite Rate available to all Platinum and Diamond Members; $198.68 after tax. Cancel 24 hours prior to arrival with no penalty.
- $199 Advance Purchase (prepaid, nonrefundable)
- $219 Hyatt Daily Rate ($248.35 after tax) Cancel 24 hours prior to arrival with no penalty.
- $241 Hyatt Double Your Points (273.19 after tax) Cancel 24 hours prior to arrival with no penalty.
The 2XPTS rate is $22 more per night for Double Your Points rate compared to Hyatt Daily Rate. The Double Your Points rate earns 1,205 bonus points.
This is like buying points for $20.75 per 1,000 points and a decent upsell offer. But, in this case there is the My Elite Offer available to Hyatt Gold Passport elite members (anyone with Hyatt Visa is Platinum elite) and the after tax nightly difference is $74.50.
$176 x 5 points/$1 = 880 Hyatt Gold Passport base points.
$241 x 10 points/$1 = 2,410 Hyatt Gold Passport base points.
Those extra 1,530 points cost an additional $74.50 per night. That is paying $48.70 per 1,000 points and what you are really getting with the Double Your Points rate is a Double the Price to Buy Points rate compared to the $24 per 1,000 points standard deal available year round for purchases up to 40,000 points in a calendar year.
Hyatt Gold Passport usually run promotions for 20% off points purchases a couple times a year.
Dining Charges Make 2XPTS rate more favorable
Assume you hosted a $500 dinner on the Double Your Points rate.
This $500 dinner would earn an additional 2,500 bonus points if the Double Your Points rate is booked.
Now the equations change:
My Elite Rate: $176 x 5 points/$1 = 880 Hyatt Gold Passport base points + 2,500 points for $500 dinner = 3,380 points. (I’m ignoring the elite bonus points).
$241 x 10 points/$1 = 2,410 Hyatt Gold Passport base points + 5,000 points for $500 dinner = 7,410 points.
In this case, spending an additional $75 on the room rate earns an additional 4,030 points. The additional 4,000 points cost $18.75 per 1,000 points which is the same as the rate Hyatt sells points during the 20% discount promotion.
This is a decent deal for the Double Your Points rate compared to even My Elite Rate when your hotel stay incidental spend is more than your room rate.
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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