Hyatt has long allowed booking standard suites with points, but only by calling or messaging with Hyatt. More recently Hyatt expanded beyond just standard suites and added the ability to book premium suites with points. In some cases, this can result in crazy high-end luxury at low cost. See: Finding extreme luxury in Hyatt Premium Suites. What’s new now is the ability to book Hyatt suite awards online. Thanks goes to US Credit Card Guide for reporting this new feature.
When searching for hotels online, simply click the option to “view points” to see if any standard or premium suites are available. Here, for example, is what I found when searching the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque:
As you can see above, it’s possible to book the presidential suite at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque for only 10,000 points per night!
The all-inclusive Ventana Big Sur is so popular that it’s nearly impossible to find regular award nights, but suite nights are more readily available, especially next year (but you must search for 2 nights or longer). I didn’t find any premium suite awards available online though.
Premium suite awards are available at two Park Hyatt hotels (New York and Mallorca) where Nick was previously upgraded to these suites:
Hyatt Award Prices
The downside of booking Hyatt suites online
One significant downside to the ability to book suite awards online is that they might not be as easy to find going forward. In the past, suite awards were easy to find, even at very popular Hyatt hotels, because it was so difficult to find award availability. Now, that is not the case, so I expect that many will fill up fast.