Hyatt Points and Cash Trick
As many of you know I love the Hyatt Gold Passport program. One of the ways I am able to qualify for Diamond status is through Points + Cash bookings. My main strategy is to use points to offset my cash fee and then buy discounted gift cards for 20-30% off face value for the rest. It works and I love it.
Before the middle of last year Hyatt made it very difficult to see if Points + Cash space was available. Until recently it didn’t show up online and the only way to know if P+C was available was to call in to Hyatt which was a pain. Fortunately Hyatt did add those rates to their website recently, but you still have to click each individual hotel to see availability. Well, you don’t even need to do that anymore.
Will Run for Miles found how to search for points + cash availability across multiple properties at once and it is a simple solution. Use the corporate code 51440. Let’s take a look at Los Angeles.
As you can see I input the code and sorted by price to bring the lower prices to the top. (Note: You may not want to sort by price if you are looking at a very specific area in a city.) As a reminder, you want to be looking for the following price tiers for points + cash.
In the above example, all three properties have points + cash availability. The Andaz and Huntington Beach properties are category 5 and the $125 rate corresponds to that category. The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is a category 3. If I click through, it does indeed have the award space.
I checked this trick with several different cities and hotels and it worked every time. This will save a lot of time because you can now look at a city and determine which properties have points + cash availability. As someone who tries to book these rates exclusively, this is a HUGE time saver.
To find points + cash availability across multiple properties in the same city:
- Input your destination and dates on Hyatt.com
- Enter 51440 in the “Corporate or Group Code” box.
- Sort the results by price (or however you want) and look for hotels with prices that correspond to the points + cash chart.
Enjoy and thanks again to Will Run for Miles for discovering this awesome trick!