Here are the best international Hyatt hotels you can book with 5,000 points

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With mass vaccination underway, travellers are itching to get back out there and book their first international trips in over a year. Hyatt is no doubt a popular option for hotels due to a wide range of properties worldwide and reasonable redemption rates that start at 5,000 points per night for Category 1 hotels.

Due to the pandemic, Hyatt suspended its planned peak/off-peak award chart until July 2021. So if you plan on booking hotels during peak summer months, you may want to consider redeeming your points before the changes go into effect.

In this guide, we’ll consider some examples of attractive Category 1 Hyatt properties outside the U.S.

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North America

There are 20 Hyatt Category 1 properties outside the U.S. in North America. Here are four appealing options:

Hyatt Place Los Cabos (Mexico)

Hyatt Place Los Cabos in Mexico
Hyatt Place Los Cabos in Mexico (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Place Los Cabos is on the tourist corridor in San José del Cabo, Mexico. The hotel isn’t on the beach, but it’s within walking distance of Playa Hotelera. This Hyatt Place has an outdoor heated pool and fitness centre. For 5,000 points per night, you can book a room with one king bed and a sofa bed, two queen beds and a sofa bed, or two queen beds. Prices usually range from £48 to £91 per night before taxes and fees, so be sure to check cash rates before using your points.

Hyatt Regency Merida (Mexico)

Hyatt Regency Merida (Mexico)
Hyatt Regency Merida in Mexico (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Regency Merida is centrally located in the heart of Mérida’s business district near the U.S, Embassy and the International Congress Center of Yucatán. This Hyatt Regency has an outdoor third-floor pool, fitness centre and three on-site restaurants. For 5,000 points per night, you can book a 344-square-foot room with either one king bed or two double beds. Prices usually range from £55 to £86 per night before taxes and fees.

Hyatt House Mexico City/Santa Fe (Mexico)

Hyatt House Mexico City/Santa Fe (Mexico)
Mexico’s Hyatt House Mexico City/Santa Fe (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt House Mexico City/Santa Fe is southwest of downtown Mexico City in the Santa Fe business district. It’s not an ideal location for a short tourist trip to Mexico City, but might be perfect for long-term travellers. This Hyatt House has an outdoor heated pool and fitness centre. For 5,000 points per night, you can book a 321-square-foot room with one king bed. Prices usually range from £49 to £86 per night before taxes and fees.

Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown (Panama)

Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown (Panama)
Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown isn’t particularly modern, but it’s centrally located in the Banking District. This Hyatt Place has an outdoor rooftop pool and a fitness centre. For 5,000 points per night, you can book a room with one king bed and a sofa bed or with two queen beds and a sofa bed. Prices usually range from £40 to £55 per night before taxes and fees, so be sure to check cash rates before using your points.

Africa and Europe

There are eight Hyatt Category 1 properties in Africa and Europe, including the Middle East. Here are three of the most attractive options:

Hyatt Regency Belgrade (Serbia)

Hyatt Regency Belgrade (Serbia)
Hyatt Regency Belgrade in Serbia (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Regency Belgrade is in New Belgrade, just across the river from the old town. Belgrade is one of my favourite European cities, so I was thrilled to find this property on the Category 1 list. This Hyatt Regency has an indoor heated pool, spa, fitness centre and multiple restaurants on-site.

For 5,000 points per night, you can book a 409-square-foot room with one king bed or two twin beds — although for 2,000 more points per night, you can book a room with club access. Prices usually range from £85 to £163 per night before taxes and fees for normal rooms, or £125-£165 per night before taxes and fees, for rooms with club access.

Hyatt Place Yerevan (Armenia)

Hyatt Place Yerevan (Armenia)
Armenia’s Hyatt Place Yerevan (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Place Yerevan is centrally located in Armenia’s capital of Yerevan. This Hyatt Place has a fitness centre but no pool. For 5,000 points per night, you can book a 301-square-foot room with one king bed and a sleeper sofa or two twin beds and a sleeper sofa. Prices usually range from £54 to £88 per night before taxes and fees.

Asia (Excluding India)

Hyatt has 38 hotels in Asia (excluding India), including 31 hotels in China alone. Here are some of the most attractive properties for tourists:

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu (Nepal)

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu (Nepal)
Nepal’s Hyatt Regency Kathmandu (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds just east of downtown Kathmandu. The hotel is a five-minute walk from the Boudhanath Stupa (the holiest of all Tibetan Buddhist shrines outside of Tibet and a UNESCO World Heritage Site). This Hyatt Regency has a spa, fitness centre and multiple pools.

For 5,000 points per night, you can book a 388-square-foot room with one king bed or two twin beds — although for 2,000 more points per night, you can book a room with club access. Prices usually range from £78 to £107 per night before taxes and fees for normal rooms, or from £118 to £81 per night before taxes and fees for rooms with club access.

Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort (Malaysia)

Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy.
Malaysia’s Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort (Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)

The Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort is a beautiful resort in Malaysia that recently reopened after three years of renovations. I stayed at the resort earlier this year during my crazy Malaysia Airlines status run and was impressed. This Hyatt Regency Resort has a spa, fitness centre, multiple pools and is located next to a small town.

For 5,000 points per night, you can reserve a 420-square-foot room with one king bed or two twin beds — although for 2,000 more points per night, you can book a room with club access. Prices usually range from £50 to £77 per night before taxes and fees for normal rooms, or from £111 to £128 per night before taxes and fees for rooms with club access.

Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta (Japan)
Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta in Indonesia (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta consists of 22 hectares (about 54 acres) of landscaped hotel gardens located in the outskirts of northwestern Yogyakarta. This Hyatt Regency has a relaxing river pool, 9-hole golf course, spa and fitness centre.

For 5,000 points per night, you can book a 323-square-foot room with one king bed or two twin beds — although for 2,000 more points per night, you can reserve a 388-square foot room with club access. Prices usually range from £43-£71 per night before taxes and fees for normal rooms, or £63-£91 per night before taxes and fees for rooms with club access — so be sure to check cash rates before using your points.

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu (Malaysia)

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu (Indonesia)
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu in Malaysia (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is located in Kota Kinabalu’s business, shopping and entertainment district overlooking the coral islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and the South China Sea. This Hyatt Regency has a spa, pool, fitness centre and six restaurants or bars.

For 5,000 points per night, you can reserve a 491-square-foot room with one king bed or two twin beds — although for 2,000 more points per night, you can book a 498-square foot room with club access. Prices usually range from £66 to £96 per night before taxes and fees for normal rooms, or from £111 to £143 per night before taxes and fees for rooms with club access.

Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading (China)

Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading (China)
China’s Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading is in the northwest suburbs of Shanghai. This location isn’t ideal for tourists who plan to use public transit since it’s a 25-minute walk or an eight-minute taxi from a metro stop. The hotel has an indoor heated pool, a spacious outdoor terrace, whirlpool, steam room, sauna room, and fitness centre. For 5,000 points per night, you can book a 430-square-foot room with either one king bed or two twin beds. Prices usually range from £60 to £69 per night before taxes and fees but can reach more than £216 during holidays.

India

India has 23 Category 1 Hyatt properties, including properties from the Park Hyatt, Hyatt Regency and Hyatt Centric brands. Here are some of the best options:

Park Hyatt Chennai

Park Hyatt Chennai
Park Hyatt Chennai (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

Yes, you can stay at a Park Hyatt for 5,000 points per night. The Park Hyatt Chennai overlooks the Guindy forest reserve near the city centre, beaches and shopping malls. This Park Hyatt has a rooftop infinity swimming pool, spa, fitness centre and on-site dining. For 5,000 points per night you can book a 463-square-foot room with one king bed or two twin beds. Prices usually range from £73 to £135 per night before taxes and fees.

The Hyatt Regency Chennai is also bookable for just 5,000 points per night or 7,000 points per night for a room with club access, so check which property’s location and amenities work best for your stay.

Hyatt Regency Delhi

Hyatt Regency Delhi
Hyatt Regency Delhi (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Regency Delhi is an older Hyatt Regency property in New Delhi’s business district. This Hyatt Regency has a pool, fitness centre, shops and restaurants on-site. For 5,000 points per night you can book a 290-square-foot room with one king bed or two twin beds — although for 2,000 more points per night, you can snag a slightly smaller room with club access. Prices usually range from £58 to £96 per night before taxes and fees for a normal room, or from £99 to £138 per night before taxes and fees for a room with club access.

Hyatt Regency Kolkata

Hyatt Regency Kolkata
Hyatt Regency Kolkata (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Regency Kolkata is well-located for both business and leisure travellers. It has a spa, outdoor pool, fitness centre and multiple on-site restaurants. For 5,000 points per night you can book a 388-square-foot room with one king bed or two twin beds — although for 2,000 more points per night, you can reserve a room with club access. Prices usually range from £45 to £68 per night before taxes and fees for normal rooms, or £66 – £89 per night before taxes and fees for rooms with club access — so be sure to check cash rates before using your points.

Hyatt Regency Mumbai

Hyatt Regency Mumbai
Hyatt Regency Mumbai (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Regency Mumbai is very close to the Mumbai airport (BOM) on the northern side of Mumbai. This Hyatt Regency has an outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre and on-site dining options. For 5,000 points per night you can reserve a 388-square-foot room with one king bed or two twin beds — although for 2,000 more points per night, you can book a room with club access. Prices usually range from £79 – £161 per night before taxes and fees for normal rooms or £115 – £197 per night for club rooms.

Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa

Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa
Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa is in northern Goa near beaches, entertainment and dining. This Hyatt Centric has an outdoor pool and fitness centre. For 5,000 points per night you can book a 282-square-foot room with either one king bed and a sofa bed or two twin beds and a sofa bed. Prices usually range from £65 to £112 per night before taxes and fees.

Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore

Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore
Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore is in the heart of Bangalore, overlooking Ulsoor Lake. This Hyatt Centric has an outdoor pool, rooftop lounge and fitness centre. For 5,000 points per night you can book a 237-square-foot room with either one king bed or two twin beds. Prices usually range from £51 to £84 per night before taxes and fees.

Bottom Line

Hopefully, this guide got you excited about some Category 1 Hyatt redemptions where you can stretch your World of Hyatt points. As described in this guide, there is a Park Hyatt and many Hyatt Regency hotels where you can pay just 7,000 points per night to get a room with club access — that look excellent and are included on Hyatt’s Category 1 list. However, as with any redemption, be sure to check cash rates to ensure you’re getting a solid value since some of these properties tend to feature inexpensive rates for some nights.

Featured photo of the Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort courtesy of Katie Genter / The Points Guy

Except where noted, all hotel images in this post are courtesy of Hyatt.

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