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Best Hyatt Hotel Redemptions: Category 5

Updated on 2/9/14

Hyatt Gold Passport Category 5 hotels require 20,000 points per night for a standard room, 27,000 points for a Regency/Grand Club room, and 32,000 points for a suite. The number of properties is significantly less than in previous categories, with no hotels in Africa and limited options elsewhere. Here are the best Hyatt Gold Passport redemptions for Category 5:

AMERICAS

US

Andaz West Hollywood (West Hollywood, CA)

Andaz West Hollywood Source: Tripadvisor

Andaz West Hollywood
Source: Tripadvisor

Distinctions:

  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013
  • GreenLeadersSilver level

Accommodations: The great thing about Andaz hotels is that all guests receive complimentary in-room snacks and wifi. The Andaz Hollywood is no exception.

For 15,000 points per night you can book an Andaz Queen or King room with view of the Hollywood Hills. Rooms come equipped with custom Sealy Posturpedic beds, complimentary minibar with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, complimentary wifi, local phone calls, and more.

Location: The hotel is right on the Sunset strip and a short drive from popular shopping areas like Robertson blvd and the Beverly Center.

Honorable Mention:

South America 

Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Source: Tripadvisor

Distinctions:

  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013 Winner: #3 Top 25 Hotels in Argentina
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013 Winner: #7 Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Argentina

Accommodations: At the standard redemption level, guests can book a Standard Park King room with 355-430 sqft of space. Bathrooms feature marble bath, walk-in showers, and Celedonio Lohidoy spa products. Guests also receive complimentary coffee/tea provisions, morning newspaper, and butler service.

Location: The hotel is located in the Recoleta neighborhood, an affluent area of historical significance. From the hotel, you can explore the Museums and Art Galleries District, Plaza Francia, shopping, dining, and the famous Recoleta Cemetery (final resting place of notable figures like Eva Peron). The hotel itself is noted for its beautiful gardens and on-site art gallery.

Honorable Mention: N/A

ASIA/PACIFIC

Grand Hyatt Singapore (Singapore)

Grand Hyatt Singapore Grand King Room

Source: Hyatt.com

Distinctions:

  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013 Winner: #13 Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Singapore
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013 Winner: #17 Top 25 Hotels for Service in Singapore
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013 Winner: #18 Top 25 Hotels in Singapore

Accommodations: Rooms at this hotel are incredibly spacious, with the standard Grand King measuring around 450 sqft. More importantly, the decor incorporates soft tones and light colored wood to ensure a relaxing environment.

Grand King and Queen rooms come equipped with coffee maker, mineral water, and complimentary morning paper.

Location: The hotel is located near the Orchard Road shopping district, close to several dining and entertainment options.

There are several airport transit options, depending on what your budget is. The hotel offers private car service for $86-$154, depending on the type of car. Rates are one way and cars come equipped with wifi, which is convenient for the 30 minute ride to the airport. Taxi fares are about $20 each way, or you can take an airport shuttle for $7. Trains and bus fare is $2 each way.

Honorable Mention: Park Hyatt Shanghai

  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013: #25 Top 25 Luxury Hotels in China
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013: #25 Top Hotels in China

Pacific

Park Hyatt Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia) 

Park Hyatt Melbourne Source: Tripadvisor

Park Hyatt Melbourne
Source: Tripadvisor

Distinctions: Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013

Accommodations: For 15k points per night, you can book a spacious 515 sqft Park Twin or King room. Italian marble bath features deep soaking tub and walk-in shower.

Location: Located in historic Melbourne, this property is within walking distance of Parliament Place, Victoria Parliament House, Fitzroy Gardens, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Regen Theatre, and other notable attractions.

Melbourne International Airport is 13 miles away and costs $45-55 in cab fare. The hotel will arrange a private transfer for about $100 each way.

Honorable Mention: N/A

EUROPE, AFRICA, & MIDDLE EAST

Western Europe

Andaz Amsterdam, Prinsengracht (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Hyatt Amsterdam

Source: Hyatt.com

Distinctions: N/A

Accommodations: For 18,000 points per night, guests can book a 260-280 sqft Andaz King or Queen room   overlooking the Observatory. The room features an open floor plan with a walk-in closet.

As with all Andaz properties, guests get access to a complimentary minibar with snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, wifi, and local phone calls.

Location: The hotel has a great location on the Prinsengracht canal, just a 10 minute walk from the Anne Frank house. Schiphol airport is 20 minutes away and can be reached via train, with the Centraal station located 1.5 miles from the hotel.

Honorable Mention: N/A

Mediterranean

Park Hyatt Istanbul – Macka Palas (Istanbul, Turkey)

Park Hyatt Istanbul Macka Palas Room

Source: Tripadvisor

Distinctions:

  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013 Winner: #20 Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Turkey

Accommodations: At the standard level, you can book a 430-590 sqft Park King or Twin room with separate work area and French balcony. Rooms come equipped with ipod docking station and safe. Bathrooms feature separate tub and Dornbracht shower, with Blaise Mautin amenities.

Location: This hotel is in the upscale Sisli district of Istanbul, near high-end boutiques, bars, and restaurants. The hotel is about 2 miles from the Taksim Square area, where you have access to the tour buses and public transportation to get you to the Sultanahmed area tourist attractions.

The Grand Hyatt is less than a mile away, at the other end of Macka Park.

Honorable Mention:

Eastern Europe

Hyatt Regency Kiev (Kiev, Ukraine)

Hyatt Regency Kiev Club Lounge

Source: Hyatt.com

Distinctions:

  • Tripadvisor #1 Hotel in Kiev
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013 Winner: #1 Top 20 Hotels in Ukraine
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013 Winner: #2 Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Ukraine
  • Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice 2013 Winner: #9 Top 25 Hotels for Service in Ukraine

Accommodations: Standard Awards get you into either a King or Twin room with 376 sqft of space. The bathroom features heated floors, tub and walk-in shower. Guests staying in these rooms can enjoy city views along with daily morning newspaper.

Location: The hotel is located in the city centre, near Old Town and its historical attractions. Guests can walk to the nearby Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, Saint-Michael’s Monastery, Kreshchatyk Stree, the National Art Museum, and other notable attractions.

There are two airports near the hotel: Kiev Boryspil International Airport (25 miles away) and Zuhlyany Airport (5 miles). The Kiev Train Station is 2.8 miles away, making it a convenient option for airport transfer.

Honorable Mention: N/A

Middle East

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Seaview King Room

Source: Hyatt.com

The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi and Park Hyatt Dubai are practically identical properties and a little over an hour apart. It was tough choosing between these two, but ultimately the must-lauded beach gave Abu Dhabi an advantage. For those who have been to Dubai before, staying more than a few nights in the city (even if it is in a nice hotel) can get boring. At least at the Abu Dhabi property, there is room to relax and enjoy the beach.

Distinctions: Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013

Accommodations: Of all the properties on this list, this one offers the most spacious standard rooms: 540 sqft Park King or Twin rooms. The rooms feature oak floors, floor to ceiling windows, and balcony with garden views. Ceiling fans have been installed in the balcony to stave off the humidity and heat. All rooms include Nespresso coffee makers and daily fruit provisions.

Bathrooms are equipped with Hans Grohe rain shower, stand-alone Toto bathtub, and marble counters.

Location: This beachfront hotel is located in Saadiyat Island, close to Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and the city’s business district, making this a great option for both leisure and business travelers. Abu Dhabi International Airport is a 25 minute drive from the hotel.

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Choices are limited in Hyatt Goldd Passport’s Category 5, but there are still great properties in major cities throughout the world to choose from.

What is your favorite Category 5 Hyatt hotel? Are there any properties not listed that you think deserve recognition? Please comment below.

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Ariana Arghandewal