Editor’s note: We’ve updated this post with new hotels where you can earn 500 extra points per night.
I stayed at the Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton in South Africa shortly after it opened in early 2022. However, when I checked my account activity after my stay, I had earned far more points than I had expected.
Looking at the details, I noticed an “Opening Bonus” of 2,000 points. Then I remembered that Hyatt offers 500 bonus points per night on qualifying stays at new hotels. Since Hyatt doesn’t require its members to register for this promotion, I unknowingly received the benefit.
Perhaps you, too, have forgotten about this promotion. Or maybe you never knew about it. In either case, here’s what you should know about this World of Hyatt promotion, including the current new properties where you can earn 500 bonus points per night.
How to earn 500 Hyatt points per night
This promotion is simple: World of Hyatt members receive 500 bonus points per night for qualifying stays at select new Hyatt hotels. To earn the bonus points, you must stay during a set time frame, which typically lasts for a few months after the hotel opens. Specifically, you’ll only earn bonus points if your checkout date is during the offer period for your hotel.
To get the bonus points, you must provide your World of Hyatt number when you check in and pay an eligible rate or redeem a free night award (which includes redeeming Hyatt points).
If you book multiple rooms during one stay, you’ll only earn bonus points for one room. However, you can earn the new hotel bonus alongside other bonuses, including most current Hyatt promotions.
The terms of this promotion note that it may take three to four weeks for the bonus points to appear in your account. In practice, though, Hyatt typically posts the new hotel bonus points at the same time as the other points for your stay.
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Eligible new Hyatt hotels
Hyatt keeps a list of participating properties updated on its new hotel bonus page. Here’s a quick overview of where you can currently earn 500 bonus points per night.
- Brampton, Ontario: Hyatt Place Toronto/Brampton from Aug. 18 to Nov. 30, 2022.
- Salt Lake City, Utah: Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City from Oct. 17, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- Fort Wayne, Indiana: Hyatt Place Fort Wayne – Northwest from Nov. 1, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- Montréal, Québec: Hyatt Centric Ville-Marie Montréal from Oct. 6, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- García, Mexico: Hyatt Place Monterrey Valle San Pedro Garza from Oct. 25, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- San Pedro Garza García, Mexico: Hyatt House Monterrey Valle / San Pedro from Oct. 25, 2022 to Jan. 31, 2023.
- Lisbon, Portugal: Hyatt Regency Lisbon from Aug. 17 to Nov. 30, 2022.
- Santorini, Greece: Magma Resort Santorini from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, 2022.
- Madrid: Thompson Madrid from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2022.
- La Zambra: Mijas, Costa del Sol, Spain from Oct. 15, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- Krakow, Poland: Hyatt Place Krakow from Nov. 1, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- London: Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars from Nov. 22, 2022, to Feb. 28, 2023.
- Al Zahra Area, Kuwait: Grand Hyatt Kuwait from Aug. 15 to Nov. 30, 2022.
- Mumbai, India: Hyatt Centric Juhu Mumbai from Aug. 15 to Nov. 30, 2022.
- Nanchong, China: Hyatt Place Nanchong Gaoping from Aug. 28 to Nov. 30, 2022.
- Bharuch, India: Hyatt Place Bharuch from Aug. 30 to Nov. 30, 2022.
- Beijing: UrCove Beijing International Exhibition Center from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, 2022.
- Beijing: UrCove Beijing Forbidden City from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, 2022.
- Thiruvananthapuram, India: Hyatt Regency Trivandrum from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, 2022.
- Chandigarh, India: Hyatt Centric Sector 17 Chandigarh from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, 2022.
- New Taipei City, Taiwan: Hyatt Place New Taipei City Xinzhuang from Sept. 16 to Dec. 31, 2022.
- Jiaxing, China: UrCove Jiashan Center from Oct. 1 to Dec 31, 2022.
- Shizuoka, Japan: Fuji Speedway Hotel from Oct. 7, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- Huangshan, China: Hyatt Place Huangshan Train Station from Oct. 14, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia: Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu from Oct. 20, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- Hangzhou, China: UrCove Hangzhou Westlake from Oct. 21, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- Xi’an, China: UrCove Xi’an Hi-Tech from Oct. 31, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023
- Wanning, China: Grand Hyatt Shenzhou Peninsula from Nov. 1, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- Hsinchu City, Taiwan: EPISODE Hsinchu from Nov. 1, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- Jaipur, India: Hyatt Place Jaipur Malviya Nagar from Nov. 1, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- Gurgaon, India: Grand Hyatt Gurgaon from Nov. 1, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- Sanya, China: Hyatt Regency Hainan Ocean Paradise Resort from Nov. 1, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023.
- Doha, Qatar: Andaz Doha from Nov. 15, 2022, to Feb. 28, 2023.
- Chengdu City, China: UrCove Qingchengshan Hot Spring Resort from Nov. 30, 2022, to Feb. 28, 2023.
The 500 Hyatt points per night you’ll get when booking an eligible rate or free night are worth about $8.50 based on TPG’s valuations. So, this promotion may be the tiebreaker next time you’re considering where to stay in a location with a new Hyatt hotel.
Related: Here’s how to quickly stock up on Hyatt points for your next vacation
On top of earning 500 bonus points per night, staying at a new Hyatt can also be fun. After all, you’ll get to stay in a new room with fresh furnishings. However, new hotels may also still be working through some issues and may not have everything on-site completely functional.
I enjoyed staying at a new hotel, so I plan to periodically check the list of new Hyatts when booking future stays. When planning upcoming trips, a glance at this list could help you earn an extra 500 points per night simply by staying at a new Hyatt hotel.