You can now book Points+Cash rates online at Hyatt hotels like the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome.
In addition to booking Points+Cash rates online, you can also cancel award bookings and upgrade a paid stay to a Regency Club or Grand Club room on the Hyatt website.
With Hyatt Points+Cash you can book an award night for half the Hyatt points plus a set amount of cash. Allowing you save both your Hyatt points and your cash.
Previously you had to call Hyatt to book a Points+Cash rate, but now you can go online and book it directly on the Hyatt website.
Why This Matters
When you book a Points+Cash rate at Hyatt hotels the stay counts towards your elite status requirements. And you’ll earn Hyatt points on the paid cash rate of your stay. So all Points+Cash rates qualify for Hyatt promotions.
Because Points+Cash is considered a paid rate, Hyatt Diamond Elite members can use their Diamond suite upgrades when booking a Points+Cash rate.
Availability of Points+Cash Rates
To find a Hyatt Points+Cash rate, click on “Show Hyatt Gold Passport Points & Awards Option” box. If the hotel is offering Points+Cash for your travel date, a “Points+Cash” tab will appear. Click on that tab and select the Points+Cash rate to book.
Although, Points+Cash rates are now bookable online, it doesn’t mean that you’ll find a Points+Cash rate for every hotel or for every date. Hyatt hotels are not required to offer Points+Cash rates, but most do. Not necessarily all the time, but at times.
When checking several Hyatt hotels such as the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome, Andaz San Diego, and the Park Hyatt Dubai and using multiple dates that for 2015 and 2016, I could not find a single Points+Cash rate at any of those hotels. Although, some people have been successful finding Points+Cash rooms. So you may still need to call Hyatt to find an available Points+Cash rate.
Hyatt Points+Cash rates and upgrades to a Regency or Grand Club room can be booked online. You can also cancel an award stay online. This is great news because now you won’t have to call Hyatt, especially if you’re traveling internationally.
But it’s bad news because you may spend more time trying to find a Points+Cash rate than if you picked up the phone and called.