All the bloggers tell you how great Hyatt points program is. Not in my opinion. At the next FTU I will be happy to challenge anyone who tells me otherwise. I have been with SPG for many years and frankly had great success redeeming points. I found out how Hyatt avoids letting you book rooms with points. Going to Paris in Sept and no availability. They have plenty of rooms but they call all those rooms upgraded rooms therefore not available for points. One such upgraded room at Paris Vendome is 35 Euros more than the standard room. Nice little trick. Even when SPG doesn't have a "standard room" you can get a different room for a few more points per night. On occasion I am not happy about that as the rooms are often pretty standard to me, but you can get a room. I could not show one single room available on HYATT via points in Paris. I guess this happens at many of their top or high end properties. For me SPG is still top in many ways. Calling Hyatt was a joke with all the voice activated questions you have to answer before talking to a rep.