Are Hyatt Points Worth It?

Are Hyatt Points Worth It?

Do you want to join one of the best vacation clubs? If the answer is YES, Hyatt Residence Club should not be overlooked. With a home-like atmosphere and warm service, Hyatt Residence Club Resorts aim to create fabulous family memories at their timeshares. Hyatt owners love the flexible points-based system that allows owners to vacation the way they want to. Not to mention, Hyatt offers superior accommodations and resorts in some of the most sought-after locations. Explore Hyatt timeshares in Key West, head to Hyatt Residence Club Colorado for a ski vacation, or check out Ka’anapali Beach Resort in Hawaii. We’ll dive into how Hyatt points work so you can experience the best vacations every year.

What Is Hyatt Residence Club?

Hyatt Residence Club 101 Infographic

Since its founding in 1957, Hyatt has had a stellar history in the hospitality industry. From its humble beginning as a small motor lodge, Hyatt has grown into one of the world’s leading hotel companies. Currently, Hyatt operates over 777 hotels and resorts in 54 countries. Hyatt Residence Club, also known as Hyatt Vacation Club, is Hyatt’s timeshare brand. Hyatt Residence Club has a point system where owners can travel to any of the Hyatt Residence Club resorts or hotels. In contrast to a deeded week ownership, Hyatt timeshare points allow flexibility in when and where you travel. Owners can bank or borrow points to optimize their ownership.

Is Hyatt Timeshare Worth It?

If you’re interested in becoming an owner with Hyatt Residence Club, it starts with buying points. How many you need depends on multiple factors, like which resorts you will be visiting most often, how much space you need per vacation, or which season you prefer to travel. Owners receive an annual allotment of their Hyatt points, which can be used throughout the year at any of the resorts within Hyatt’s portfolio.

Hyatt Residence Club Resorts

There are 16 resorts owners can travel to when they own Hyatt timeshare points. There is something to suit every guest’s budget at a Hyatt resort, whether you’re looking for a cozy studio apartment or a luxurious villa with a fully-equipped kitchen, a living room, as well as a private bedroom. Amenities at Hyatt Residence Club resorts include full-service spas, lagoon pools, and family activities.

Below is a full list of Hyatt Residence Club Timeshares:

Determining if vacation ownership is worth it depends entirely up to you. Some things to consider are if the timeshare maintenance fees are feasible for you to pay every year. Hyatt’s fees can be about $1500 a year, and these do slightly increase annually. However, if you were to take a week long vacation using your points, or take several trips throughout the year, you will have made it up for these fees and more.

Furthermore, consider if any of the Hyatt resorts are within reasonable reach of where you live. Will you want to take a several-hour-long plane trip, or are there resorts worth road-tripping to? Luckily, points are flexible, so you can break up your vacations how you choose whether you want a full week vacation or a weekend getaway.

How Do Hyatt Vacation Club Points Work?

Vacation ownership can be confusing if you are new to the world of timeshares. When owners purchase points they can use them at their home resort or at other Hyatt Vacation Club resorts. Your home resort is more important than you might think. The Hyatt system works like this. Your home resort allows you priority access when booking. The home resort preference period is 12 months prior to check-in and the Club Use Period (CUP) is a six month period before check-in. CUP points are automatically converted into Limited Club Use Period (LCUP) points if you don’t make a reservation during the period. LCUP points are valid for another six months for reservations checked in within 60 days.

This means that if you want to make reservations outside of your home resort you have a shorter reservation window. But if there is availability and you have points then you can trade. So if you want to visit Florida often then you might want to consider Sunset Harbor in Key West, Florida. Or if you want to visit California the most then you might choose Highlands Inn. Then, on the years that you want to stay somewhere new, you can travel to High Sierra Lodge in Nevada or Wild Oak Ranch in San Antonio. No matter which Hyatt Residence Club resort you make reservations at you can rest assured that there are luxurious accommodations and fun amenities awaiting you.

How Much are Hyatt Residence Club Points?

Another factor to take into consideration is how much Hyatt Residence Club is. Point values vary depending on which location you plan to buy at. Not to mention, if you want to travel during platinum season you will need more points than if you want to travel during the off-season.

You can find Hyatt points for sale at a much cheaper price on the resale market. When you buy directly from a resort at a timeshare presentation, you will likely pay up to four to five times more. If you’re looking to buy Hyatt Residence Club points, check the resale market first for lower prices at your favorite resorts. You can browse our postings of Hyatt timeshares for sale.

World of Hyatt

Another benefit of owning Hyatt points is the access to World of Hyatt. This loyalty program makes Hyatt timeshares worth it to some owners. It’s free to sign up, and members earn rewards as they stay at qualified resorts or hotels. There are four tiers of membership when you begin to participate. Discoverist, Explorist, Globalist, and Lifetime Globalist are each tier of World of Hyatt membership levels that come with extra perks. Owners of Hyatt Residence Club can use their points to also redeem World of Hyatt rewards.


To qualify as a Discoverist, members must have stayed 10 or more nights at a qualifying resort or hotel, OR accumulate 25,000 World of Hyatt points, OR coordinated at least 3 meetings/events. You can earn five points for every dollar spent at a qualifying resort or hotel. Once you achieve the Discoverist level, you can unlock free nights, exclusive member rates, waived fees, and more.


A step above the Discoverist members is Explorist. Members must have stayed 30 or more nights at a qualifying resort or hotel, OR accumulate 50,000 points, OR coordinated at least 10 meetings/events. Explorists earn the Pearl status of M life Rewards, and receive premium internet, bottled water, elite check-ins, and late checkouts.


Finally, Globalist members can receive all of the benefits above, plus upgraded rooms, Club Access free breakfast, free parking, priority access to rooms, and share benefits with your Guest of Honor. To achieve Globalist status, members must have stayed at least 60 nights at a qualifying resort or hotel, OR accumulate 100,000 points, OR coordinated 20 meetings/events.

Exchange with Interval International

If you are looking for vacations outside of World of Hyatt hotels or HRC resorts, you can exchange your Hyatt points with Interval International. II is the affiliated program of Hyatt Residence Club, and offers thousands of vacation opportunities worldwide no matter what week of the year you plan to travel.

Ready to Buy Hyatt Residence Club Points?

Once you’ve considered all of the possibilities of Hyatt Vacation Club and if it is worth it to you, take a look at some Hyatt points for sale on our marketplace. When you buy Hyatt timeshare resales the purchase price is lower than buying direct. So you become a Hyatt owner for less. Search by Hyatt Residence Club resort, price, point values, or destination and make an offer right on the posting of your choice. If you need more motivation, you can finance your timeshare with our friends at Vacation Club Loans.

Plus, if there is ever a time that you won’t be using your Hyatt points for the year, you can rent them out for other vacationers to enjoy.

Sell Hyatt Points

Already an owner and thinking about selling your Hyatt points? Timeshares Only can help you post your Hyatt timeshare club points for sale on our resort marketplace. We are trusted by ARDA and have an A+ Rating with the BBB.

Call us at 1-800-610-2734 to get started today. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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