World Of Hyatt Adds 100+ All-Inclusive Resorts, New Award Chart

World Of Hyatt Adds 100+ All-Inclusive Resorts, New Award Chart

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In 2021, Hyatt purchased Apple Leisure Group, paving the way for World of Hyatt to add 100+ all-inclusive properties to the program. The process of these hotels being integrated into World of Hyatt is continuing, as 50+ properties have been added to World of Hyatt this week. It’s now possible to increasingly earn & redeem points at Apple Leisure Group properties.

World of Hyatt adding 100+ all-inclusive resorts

Hyatt invested a huge amount in Apple Leisure Group, and the goal was to give World of Hyatt members access to one of the largest portfolios of luxury all-inclusive resorts in the world.

This acquisition gives Hyatt access to seven new brands through the AMR Collection portfolio, including Secrets Resorts & Spas, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas, Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Alua Hotels & Resorts, Sunscape Resorts & Spas, and Vivid Hotel & Resorts. Hyatt is now marketing these hotels as the “Inclusive Collection.”

World of Hyatt is continuing the process of adding all-inclusive properties to the World of Hyatt program, allowing members to both earn and redeem points:

  • Six properties in Cancun have joined World of Hyatt as of April 4, 2022
  • 52 properties in the Americas have joined World of Hyatt as of May 9, 2022
  • Properties in Europe will join World of Hyatt “soon,” though there’s no exact date yet

For example, here are the six Cancun properties that joined World of Hyatt in April:

Once this integration is complete, Hyatt’s portfolio will have expanded to 26 brands and over 1,100 hotels, with a particular expansion of resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and Europe. The additional brands means that you can also earn more nights with the World of Hyatt Brand Explorer promotion.

Obviously on some level all-inclusives are a bit polarizing. Some people swear by all-inclusives and seek them out, as they offer an easy vacation, and often represent a good value. Others aren’t a fan of all-inclusives, as they prefer to do more dining off-property and don’t want to feel like they’re in a “bubble,” in which case these resorts are sometimes not ideal.

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World of Hyatt’s all-inclusive resort award chart

To coincide with Apple Leisure Group properties joining World of Hyatt, the program has introduced an all-inclusive award chart. This doesn’t just include Hyatt’s seven new brands, but also Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva.

Rather than consisting of Category 1-8 (as the standard award chart does), the all-inclusive award chart consists of Category A-F. You can find the new award chart here (and points requirements are based on single or double occupancy):

And for context, here’s the standard award chart for other properties:

As you can see, the cheapest all-inclusive properties cost more than the cheapest standard hotels, which shouldn’t be too surprising. Meanwhile on the high-end they can also be a bit more expensive.

When it comes to earning points, the structure is identical to all other World of Hyatt properties — you earn 5x base points per dollar spent, plus up to a 30% status bonus (assuming you’re a Globalist member).

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Earn 5,000 bonus points for all-inclusive stays

To celebrate World of Hyatt adding all-inclusive properties, there’s a new promotion that members may find useful. Specifically, you can earn 5,000 World of Hyatt bonus points if you complete a stay of three or more nights:

  • You need to stay between May 15 and September 15, 2022
  • You need to register between May 9 and August 15, 2022, and prior to an eligible stay
  • This is valid for stays at participating all-inclusive properties in the Americas
  • You can earn this bonus an unlimited number of times, though you can only earn 5,000 bonus points per stay
  • Award stays and any other eligible paid stays count toward this promotion

Bottom line

Hyatt spent $2.7 billion acquiring Apple Leisure Group, and it’s nice to see the group’s 100+ all-inclusive properties increasingly being added to the World of Hyatt portfolio. This gives members the ability to earn and redeem points at all kinds of new properties. It has also caused Hyatt to introduce a new all-inclusive award chart, which will apply at these new properties, plus Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara properties.

What do you make of World of Hyatt adding these new all-inclusive properties?

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  1. Rhys Guest

    What are the age bands and additional cost using points for kids at an all-inclusive? I tried to add my five year old to a Ziva Cap Cana room and the agent said it took three nights from 75K to 157K total. That was was ridiculous. I could just have gotten two rooms on points with two more adult slots who eat way more expensive food and drink versus a kid. I had a hard...

    What are the age bands and additional cost using points for kids at an all-inclusive? I tried to add my five year old to a Ziva Cap Cana room and the agent said it took three nights from 75K to 157K total. That was was ridiculous. I could just have gotten two rooms on points with two more adult slots who eat way more expensive food and drink versus a kid. I had a hard time trying to figure this out on the web the hotel seemed to throw out a random huge number of points.

  2. Greg Guest

    Is there anyway to see a list of Category A, ategoy B etc resorts? Curious where the lower price AI are located.

    Also can you use a Category 4 certificate at a Category A 15k AI resort?

  3. Ryan Guest

    Ben - out of curiosity, are you making any plans to stay at any of these resorts in the near future? Would love to see some reviews.

    1. ECR Member

      I'd like this as well. All inclusive is generally not something I look for, but I'd like to see Ben review one of the nicer properties to see how it stacks up.

    2. Sir Digby Chicken Caesar Guest

      Yes, please do a few of them Ben! Some high end ones and some of the cheaper options. I’ve always wondered what free-flow tacos does to a man after seven days

  4. Khatl Diamond

    Adding a new A-F is bizarre, when it mirrors the current award chart categories 4 thru 8, except it now adds a new Category 9!!!

  5. FNT Delta Diamond Guest

    What about Hyatt elite status benefits at all-inclusives? Marriott's all-inclusives have their own "supplemental" elite benefits, which arguably are better for top-tier ambassador elites than staying at a non-all-inclusive resort:

    https://viewfromthewing.com/marriott-has-supplemental-bonvoy-terms-with-special-benefits-no-resort-fees-at-certain-properties/

    While Hyatt's portfolio is expanding, almost all of Hyatt's growth are all-inclusive properties, resort properties, or limited-service properties. The lack of new, full-service properties is a major issue since there are lots of markets without any Hyatt options save for a Hyatt Place.

    As...

    What about Hyatt elite status benefits at all-inclusives? Marriott's all-inclusives have their own "supplemental" elite benefits, which arguably are better for top-tier ambassador elites than staying at a non-all-inclusive resort:

    https://viewfromthewing.com/marriott-has-supplemental-bonvoy-terms-with-special-benefits-no-resort-fees-at-certain-properties/

    While Hyatt's portfolio is expanding, almost all of Hyatt's growth are all-inclusive properties, resort properties, or limited-service properties. The lack of new, full-service properties is a major issue since there are lots of markets without any Hyatt options save for a Hyatt Place.

    As someone actively cheating on Marriott, my choice in most markets comes down to a Holiday Inn -- if I'm very lucky, a Hotel Indigo -- or a Hyatt Place.

    1. Ben Guest

      No Kimptons? Bummer, but 100% the best brand under IHG.

    2. Andrew Diamond

      I question what it means to "cheat" on Marriott when they have such low regard for your relationship with them. ;-)

  6. Ethan Guest

    yeah, exactly what we need from Hyatt - says every Globalist.

  7. Andrew Diamond

    Anybody interested in taking bets on the long odds that suite upgrade certificates are accepted at these properties?

    1. Keith S. Guest

      They've already updated the terms and conditions for suite upgrade certificates: not allowed at any of these. (But Ziva and Zilara have not been added, so they may still be good there.)

  8. Mark Guest

    Do globalists get free breakfast at these properties?

  9. 9volt Member

    Are these properties fully integrated into Hyatt? Meaning status will be recognized and SNAs can be redeemed? Or is it like a "halfway" integration like SLH?

    1. TimR Guest

      Status doesn't usually mean much as AI's (such as Ziva/Zilara currently) but you can use SNA's at the new resorts.

    2. Miles ahead Guest

      Slh is not owned or managed by Hyatt, this is, aka acquisition

  10. Super Gold

    I can't help but wonder if this A-F award chart with higher pricing is also meant to condition us to a devaluation in the future. I remember when Hyatt swore up and down that Category 8 was only for ultra high end SLH properties and that no Hyatt would be Category 8... and now here we are with quite a few Hyatts in Category 8.

    1. DCS Diamond

      I can't help but wonder if this A-F award chart with higher pricing is also meant to condition us to a devaluation in the future. I remember when Hyatt swore up and down that Category 8 was only for ultra high end SLH properties and that no Hyatt would be Category 8... and now here we are with quite a few Hyatts in Category 8.

      Astute remark. I was about to post something suggesting...

      I can't help but wonder if this A-F award chart with higher pricing is also meant to condition us to a devaluation in the future. I remember when Hyatt swore up and down that Category 8 was only for ultra high end SLH properties and that no Hyatt would be Category 8... and now here we are with quite a few Hyatts in Category 8.

      Astute remark. I was about to post something suggesting exactly the same thing.

      Some may remember that when Hyatt released their most recent seasonal award chart, I was surprised that the highest award cost was not 50K WoH points/night, as that value would have exactly matched Hilton's new highest award rate of 150K HH/night (50K WoH * 3HH/1WoH = 150K HH). I had that expectation because Hyatt has religious adjusted their highest award rate to be ~1/3 of Hilton's (an example of points currency "peg").

      Well, here it is. Hyatt's highest standard award rate is now 50K WoH points per night as I'd expected, which opens the door wide for 50K/night to also because the highest award rate for non-all-inclusive properties.

      Stay tuned!

    2. Andrew Diamond

      Yes. I’m betting Hyatt Ziva / Zilara / etc make the jump onto this chart.

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Ryan Guest

Ben - out of curiosity, are you making any plans to stay at any of these resorts in the near future? Would love to see some reviews.

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Joseph Guest

Haha!

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Ethan Guest

yeah, exactly what we need from Hyatt - says every Globalist.

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