World of Hyatt announces addition of more Destination Hotels

Nov 6, 2019

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World of Hyatt announced on Tuesday that it is onboarding more Destination Hotels into its portfolio, from through 12 November.

The hotel chain says that as of 12 November, more than 60 hotels across the Thompson Hotels, Joie de Vivre, Alila and Destination brands will have joined World of Hyatt in several locations around the world, including Mexico, Bali and more. World of Hyatt members will have access to more than 20 luxurious spas, 12 world-class golf courses, nine skiing destinations, and several renowned restaurants.

The Destination hotels being added are all located in Vail, Colorado, and those assigned categories (more on that below) are 7 and 8 hotels. Just in case you needed a refresher, category 7 hotels are 30,000 points a night, while category 8 properties require 40,000 points a night.

The properties launching on 12 November are located in Colorado, Vermont, California and Hawaii. These hotels range from category 4 to 8. While none of the properties launching today include Hyatt’s Globalist breakfast benefit, some hotels launching on 12 November include the perk. Globalist, Hyatt’s top-tier elite status, gets you Club lounge access on all stays and breakfast there to your heart’s content. If your hotel doesn’t have a Club lounge, Globalists receive free full breakfast daily at the on-site restaurant for up to two adults and two children.

Note that some hotels being onboarded do not have a category assigned. That is not by mistake. According to Hyatt, these properties do not have award categories, nor will they in the future. These properties have limited member benefits and do not offer room upgrades, guaranteed availability, a breakfast benefit or standard room free-night award redemption.

Some of the hotels without assigned award categories include Vail 21 and Enzian, launching today, and Puunoa Beach Estates, which launches next week. Hyatt confirmed to The Points Guy that World of Hyatt members will still earn points and elite nights at those properties when paying an eligible rate.

In March, Hyatt announced the first wave of integration of Two Roads Hospitality properties, adding eight Thompson Hotels to the Hyatt brand. It also launched a promotion where you can earn 2,000 bonus points (up to 8,000 points total) after staying at one of the new brands, plus a free night when you try all four brands (Thompson Hotels, Joie de Vivre, Alila and Destination brands).

The World of Hyatt loyalty programme offers a generous award chart (that starts at just 5,000 points for a free night) and redemption options ranging from family-friendly Hyatt House locations to five-star Park Hyatt properties.

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