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Best Hyatt Hotel Redemptions: Category 4

Updated on 2/9/14

Hyatt Goldpassport Category 4 hotels require 15,000 points per night for a standard room, 18,000 points for a Regency/Grand Club room, and 23,000 points for a Suite.

This is a solid lineup, with a mix of Park Hyatt/Andaz properties and plenty of great locations to choose from. Here are the best Hyatt Gold Passport Category 4 redemptions:

Americas

US

Hyatt Escala Lodge Park City (Park City, Utah)

Hyatt Escala Lodge Park City Utah Hotel Category

Hyatt Escala Lodge Park City Utah
Source: Hotel website

Distinctions: N/A

Accommodations: Deluxe rooms are on the small side at 380 sqft, but come equipped with a kitchenette with sink, refrigerator, and microwave. While you won’t be able to cook a full blown meal this way, you can at least store and reheat leftovers from dinging out. Rooms feature a gas fireplace, along with floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Location: 

Honorable Mention: Hyatt at Olive 8

Canada

Park Hyatt Toronto (Toronto, Canada)

Park Hyatt Toronto

Park Hyatt Toronto
Source: Tripadvisor

Distinctions:

  • Prestigious Four Star Award – 2012 Forbes Travel Guide
  • Pinnacle Award – 2011 Hotelier of the Year, General Manager, Paul Verciglio
  • Top 500 Hotels in the World – 2011 Travel + Leisure Magazine
  • 30 Top Hotels in Canada – 2010 Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards
  • Canada’s Leading Hotel – 2009 World Travel Awards
  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013

Accommodations: A standard award at this property gets you into a 450-500 sqft Park Double or Park King room. Guests staying in these rooms receive complimentary wifi and turndown service. All guests also receive access to the complimentary House Car, which services the 3 mile radius outside the hotel.

Location: This property is located in the Yorkville area of Toronto, 18 miles from Lester B. Pearson International Airport, and 3.2 miles from the city centre. The area is filled with lots of shopping and dining options within walking distance (including Bloor-Yorkville). If you wish to venture further outside, Union Train Station is under 4.5 miles away and can get you around the city fast.

Honorable Mention: N/A

Asia/Pacific

Asia

Park Hyatt Seoul (Seoul, South Korea)

Park Hyatt Seoul Park Deluxe King Source: Tripadvisor

Park Hyatt Seoul Park Deluxe King
Source: Tripadvisor

Distinctions:

  • Tripadvisor #5 Hotel in Seoul
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013: #1 Top 25 Luxury Hotels in South Korea
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013: #2 Top 25 Luxury Hotels in South Korea
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013: #4 Hotels for Service in South Korea

Accommodations: A standard award features a 450 sqft Park King room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a city view.

Location: The hotel is located in the financial district, 44 miles from Incheon International Airport and close to a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

The hotel offers several interesting tours for those who wish to explore the city, ranging from $33-113. The most interesting of these tours is the D.M.Z Tour, which takes visitors  to the Korean Demilitarized Zone to visit Unification Village, Dorasan Observatory, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Ginseng Centre, and other sights related to the division of North and South Korea.

Honorable Mention: Grand Hyatt Kuala LumpurPark Hyatt Saigon, Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Europe, Africa & Middle East

Europe

Park Hyatt Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)

Park Hyatt Hamburg Source: Tripadvisor

Park Hyatt Hamburg
Source: Tripadvisor

Distinctions:

  • Tripadvisor #1 Hotel in Hamburg
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013: #1 Top 25 Luxury Hotel in Germany
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013: #1 Top 25 Hotels in Germany
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013: # Top 25 Hotels for Service in Germany

Accommodations: A standard redemption gets you into a 345-430 sqft Park Twin or Queen room overlooking the Moenckebergstrasse, historic office building or courtyard. Marble bath features a waterfall shower and drop-edge tub. Guests receive complimentary mineral water, tea and coffee provisions, and daily turn-down service.

Location: This hotel has a great location, just steps from a great shopping center, Alster Lake, dining, entertainment, and public transportation. The main train station (Hauptbahnhof) is within walking distance and a great transit option if you want to venture out further. The train also goes directly to Hamburg Airport, which is a 25 minute ride away.

Honorable Mention: Grand Hyatt Istanbul

Middle East

Grand Hyatt Dubai (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Grand Hyatt Dubai Source: Tripadvisor

Grand Hyatt Dubai
Source: Tripadvisor

Distinctions: Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013

Accommodations: At the standard level, you can book a 420 sqft Grand Twin or King room with floor-to-ceiling windows, Italian marble bath, separate spa tub and shower. Guests also receive complimentary high-speed internet. The room comes with several amenities, including fruit bowl, morning newspaper, and mineral water.

This property resembles an oasis in the midst of the desert, with several indoor and outdoor swimming pools and lush landscaping.

Location: The hotel is a 10 minute car ride away from notable attractions: Wafi City Shopping Mall, Dubai World Trade Centre, Central Business District, Dubai Creek & Golf Course, and more.

Complimentary shuttle bus service is available to select shopping centers and Jumeriah Beach Park.

Dubai International Airport is just 10 miles away and one-way taxi transfer can be arranged for just $13.

Honorable Mention: Grand Hyatt Doha, Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi

Africa

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam Source: Tripadvisor

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam
Source: Tripadvisor

Distinctions:

  • Tripadvisor #4 hotel in Dar es Salaam
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013: #20 Top 25 Hotels in Tanzania

Accommodations: For 15,000 points per night you can book a 334 sqft Twin or King Room featuring city views. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, separate work and sitting areas, bathrooms with standalone tub and rain shower, and more.

Location: Located just 7.5 miles from the airport, and within 9 miles of city attractions like the National Museum of Tanzania.

The Kilimanjaro Casino is located onside and is open between 5:00 PM – 5:00 AM on select nights.

The hotel provides an airport car service starting at $50 each way, which includes complimentary wifi.

Honorable Mention: N/A

Are there any properties not listed that you think deserve recognition? Please comment below.

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Ariana Arghandewal

9 Comments

  1. You really missed the boat here by not mentioning the Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South. It is a brand new hotel and the only one in Manhattan that is available in any category below Category 5. I stayed there recently and loved it. They have a free hot breakfast for all guests, nice views from the top floor rooms, and are conveniently located near Herald Square. If you have a free night certificate as a Hyatt Visa cardholder, this is the only place to use it in NYC, especially with the Hyatt 48 Lex being bumped up to Category 5.

    • Thanks for your feedback, Bob. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the Hyatt Place, but I’m glad to hear it’s a decent place to stay.

      • That puzzles me. The hotel gets a thumbs up from 71% of the reviewers on Tripadvisor. It should be higher – I cannot understand why anyone would have a major issue with this hotel. I looked at a few of the negative reviews there and saw that a lot of the information given was simply false (e.g., the beds are hard as a rock – they are in fact very comfortable). The rooms are larger than average for NYC. Lots of natural light streams through the windows, and the lobby, halls, and rooms are beautifully decorated. The only problem I had was I was charged for the first night of a 2-night stay, even though the first night was an award stay. The front desk immediately removed the charge at checkout, but when I checked my CC statement the charge had been reinstated! I called the hotel and the front desk fixed the problem again immediately. If you get a chance, stay there and see for yourself.

  2. I think Tamaya Resort Hyatt Regency in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico should have been on your Honorable List. Its Adobe Construction and South Western Style blends in nicely in the desert. With its three pools and many outdoor activities, it is a very good use of points.

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