I’ll come right out and say it…I’m nowhere close to being a Hyatt Globalist. And that’s ok! Because Hyatt has a program called Hyatt Privé that gets you many benefits and perks at some of Hyatt’s higher-end hotels without having to earn status.

Let’s explore an overview of the program, provide a list of the participating hotel brands, explain how you can book your stay with these benefits and provide a few examples of when (and when not) to use Hyatt Privé.

Hyatt Privé Benefits

When you book your stay using Hyatt Privé, you’ll get the below benefits depending on the property:

  • Full hotel restaurant breakfast for 2
  • Property credit (between $25-$100 depending on the hotel)
  • Room upgrade confirmed within 24 hours of booking, pending availability. Upgrades are only available room-to-room or suite-to-suite.
  • Early check-in (as early as 9 a.m.) and late check-out (as late as 4 p.m.) pending availability
    Welcome letter and gift

So what’s the catch?

You can only add these benefits to your stay if you book at the Standard/Flexible rate. Unfortunately, Hyatt Privé benefits don’t apply to award stays, member rate, AAA rate, pre-paid rate or third party rate.

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Photo Courtesy of Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

What Hotel Brands Participate in Hyatt Privé?

A total of 11 of Hyatt’s hotel brands participate in the Hyatt Privé program. I’ve outlined the list below. Not every property that falls under these brands offers Hyatt Privé benefits, but this list is a good place to start. An important note is that Hyatt’s Small Luxury Hotels of the World are not part of the program since they are technically independently run hotels and not managed by Hyatt. One other key detail to keep in mind is that there is a two-night minimum stay at many of the participating hotel brands.

There’s no minimum stay required at the following participating hotel brands:

  • Park Hyatt
  • Miraval
  • Andaz
  • Thompson

Two-night minimum stay required at the following participating hotel brands:

  • Alila
  • The Unbound Collection
  • Grand Hyatt
  • Destination by Hyatt
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Hyatt Centric
  • JdV by Hyatt

What Is the Difference Between Globalist and Hyatt Privé Benefits?

You might be thinking, “I’m already a Hyatt Globalist, don’t I already have a lot of these perks?” There are a few benefits you don’t already have with your status that can make it worthwhile to book with a Hyatt Privé rate on top of your Globalist perks.

  • With Hyatt Privé, the free breakfast for two is a full meal from the hotel restaurant rather than a continental breakfast in the Club Lounge that comes with Globalist status.
  • Room upgrades are confirmed within 24 hours of booking with Hyatt Privé vs. at the time of check-in with Globalist.
  • Hyatt Privé offers a property credit that you don’t get with Globalist.
  • A welcome gift and letter are provided when you book through Hyatt Privé.
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Photo Courtesy of Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

How to Book a Stay Through Hyatt Privé

When it comes to booking stays through the Hyatt Privé program, you’ll need to work with an eligible travel agent who can access these special rates. You can start the planning process yourself by looking up a participating property and making note of the standard rate and any minimum stay requirements, but ultimately a participating travel agent will have to make the booking for you. There are typically no additional fees charged by these agents. Rather than hunt down a travel agent, the 10xTravel Luxury Hotel Program can book a Hyatt Privé stay for you at no additional cost.

We will also be able to confirm if there are any additional offers at the property you’re considering. I’ve seen offers floating around in our Hyatt Privé hotels that mention a 3rd, 4th or 5th night free when you book a villa or suite with Hyatt Privé. Can’t hurt to try for an even better deal.

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Earning Points When Booking Through Hyatt Privé

There are a couple of ways to earn points when booking a stay through Hyatt Privé. The first is easy enough. You’ll earn five World of Hyatt points per dollar spent on Hyatt hotels and eligible room charges and this applies to Hyatt Privé rates. If you have status, you’ll earn even more points. Discoverist will get you an additional 10%, Explorist will earn you a 20% point bonus and with Globalist you’ll earn an extra 30% on all paid Hyatt stays.

The second way to earn is by choosing the credit card you pay with strategically. Paying for your Hyatt Privé stay with The World of Hyatt credit card can earn you an additional four points per dollar on Hyatt stays. If you’re interested in earning transferable points, I’d recommend paying with cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® or the American Express Green Card that earn 3X points on hotels.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

Photo Courtesy of Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

What Properties Would I Book Through Hyatt Privé?

My criteria for using Hyatt Privé instead of booking an award stay or paying a lower rate would depend on a few factors:

  • The difference between the standard rate (Hyatt Privé rate) and the member/prepaid rate
  • The quality and price of the restaurant I’d be getting free breakfast at
  • If award availability is difficult to find
  • The value of the benefits (i.e. the upgrade, welcome gift, etc.)

To put this in a bit more context, here is an example of a hotel I would book with Hyatt Privé: The Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo

 

Andaz Costa Rica

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Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo

The Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo is a property I would consider booking through Hyatt Privé for the benefits. Here is some back-of-the-napkin math I did to make sense of my choice.

When looking at rates for April, 2022, the Member rate is the cheapest at $499 per night. The Standard rate, which would be the equivalent of the Hyatt Privé rate, is just $26 more per night at $525. Both of these rates are for the standard king room. If you book the member rate ($499) as a Hyatt Globalist, you would potentially have a free room upgrade (based on availability) waiting for you upon check-in.

This would bump you up to a king room with a forest view that is $518 per night. As a Hyatt Globalist you would also be rewarded with free breakfast and based on the restaurant menu it looks like the value could be estimated at $19 per person per day, conservatively. If you go the member price route for a four-night stay you’d be paying $1,996 ($499*4) for an actual value of $2,224 as a Hyatt Globalist (that’s the value of the upgraded room and four daily breakfasts for two people).

If you instead choose to pay the extra $26 per night for the Hyatt Privé rate ($525), you would be entitled to a room upgrade within 24 hours of booking based on availability ($545), free daily breakfast for two, a $100 property credit and a welcome gift (assumed value of $50). This puts your four-night total at $2,100 ($525*4), but you would be getting a value of $2,482 after adding in the Hyatt Privé benefits.

To put it simply after all this math, by paying $104 more for a four-night stay at the Hyatt Privé rate rather than the member rate as a Globalist, you would be getting $258 more in value ($2,482 – $2,224). If you’re not a Hyatt Globalist, it’s even more of a no-brainer to pay the slightly higher Hyatt Privé rate for the value of the benefits.

All this said, the Hyatt Privé benefits can be totally worth the extra cost but make sure you do the math first to make sure you’re getting the best value at the best rate.

Final Thoughts

Hyatt Privé can be a great way to level up your hotel stays without having to earn status. My opinion is to take advantage of the Privé program when the standard rate is not significantly more expensive than the member rate and if you are not a Globalist. A couple of extra dollars per night could get you significant value.

If you are a Globalist, I’d say just make sure to do the math. If you’re not Globalist and you’re already planning to pay for your stay, booking through Hyatt Privé will often be the best value. There are a lot of overlapping perks for Globalists. Here are some things I’d watch out for:

If there is no club lounge at the hotel, you’ll already get free full breakfast from the hotel restaurant, so the Hyatt Privé breakfast would be redundant.

If you’re not planning on spending much time at your hotel, the $25-$100 property credit may not be worth it to you.
As a Globalist, you’re already getting a possible room upgrade (pending availability) that may be more significant than the one that comes with Hyatt Privé.

Regardless of status, make sure to consider booking through Hyatt Privé next time you’re planning a paid hotel stay. If you need help booking your stay, we’ve got you covered with the 10xTravel Luxury Hotel Program.