Want to see Hyatt’s full footprint? There’s a map.

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I learned something new today thanks to a prolific poster in our Frequent Miler Insiders group named Brant. I have long known that Hyatt has a page that lists its properties by category and location. I did not realize that there is also a “Map View” that enables you to scroll around the world to discover Hyatt properties in destinations that are on your radar and maybe some that aren’t.

Many times before, I have looked through the lists of Hyatt properties, particularly filtering to lower-category properties at times when looking for a “good deal” Hyatt or to Category 4 when looking to maximize the use of a free night certificate. This is the page on Hyatt’s site where you can find the list.

However, I hadn’t before noticed that there is an icon in the top right corner of that page for a “map” view:

When you select the map view, you get a map you can drag around the world to see all of the various properties you can book through Hyatt. The map includes both Hyatt-run brands and other brands that can be booked with Hyatt points (like the MGM properties in Las Vegas and Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties around the world).

This could be very useful if you’re a Hyatt enthusiast and you’re curious where you can find Hyatt properties either in destinations you’re considering or those that may not have been on your radar.

For instance, how many Hyatt-affiliated properties are there in Costa Rica? I bet that many Hyatt enthusiasts can name the Andaz Papagayo and it is relatively easy to assume that there is a property or two in San Jose. But would you have guessed 8 Hyatt-affiliated properties in Costa Rica? I wouldn’t have guessed that many.

I mentioned on this weekend’s podcast that thanks to Aeroplan’s many partners based in the Middle East, I’ve had some routings on search results with connections I’ve never seen before in my award searches. For instance, I had a search result return a connection in Erbil, Iraq. I don’t know anything about Erbil and that itinerary wouldn’t have met my needs, but the fact that it just came up in search results the other day made me tilt my head in surprise when I saw there was a Hyatt Regency there.

The fact that I was surprised probably says more about my ignorance about the location than anything else, but most of us haven’t traveled everywhere (Rapid Travel Chai excepted) and thus are likely to be surprised while scrolling around the map.

Personally, I find it fun to sometimes plan trips around good hotel redemptions, discovering a new place and expanding my horizons a bit. This map seems like a fun tool in that regard.

I also find this fun for finding properties that might be just a bit outside of the main search radius I’ve entered. For instance, if I searched for Hyatt properties in Rome or Florence for a trip to Italy, I don’t know as though Park Hotel ai Cappuccini would have come up in the search results.

However, if I were taking a trip to Italy and planning to visit both Rome and Florence, I certainly may consider a side stop at a Hyatt Category 4 SLH property in a former 17th-century Monastery. It gets excellent reviews. Cash rates on the first set of dates I checked weren’t particularly high, but that didn’t make me less interested in checking this place out.

Anyway, I very much appreciated the tip about the map tool and will certainly put it to use in planning future trips.

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FNT Delta Diamond

The search by map feature is great, but if you remove all the Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, SLH and other one-off brands, the map really reveals just how uncompetitive Hyatt’s footprint is in North America from a full-service hotel standpoint. Hyatt really should have bought Radisson; let alone Starwood.

There no Hyatt full-service brands in Virginia (outside DC suburbs), Michigan, Louisiana (unless you count a Centric in NOLA), Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, etc. There is also nothing in most of Florida and nothing in Charleston (SC). I could go on and on with examples.

Hyatt seems to think the only growth is resorts and limited-service brands. Maybe that’s true, but they really do need more Canada and US full-service Hyatt Regency-type properties.

Susan

I just stayed at the converted monastery in Italy in May. Fun and quirky use of the Cat 4 certificate, but cash prices weren’t bad so not “max” value that some want.

Lone Gunman

Putting the wise guy comments to the side, the map is a nice feature. But, even though the map gives the impression that Hyatt now has a wide footprint, for practical purposes, it doesn’t. Hyatt has what I would call “partner” hotels. Often, they have ZERO award availability. And, IF they do, there’s only a base room with nothing else available . . . even if you were willing to pay cash for a suite upgrade. Super, super frustrating.

BlackHill

I’m confused, I have been using this feature for a long time and you can go directly from the main menu(hyatt dot com) and then Click on Explore and then select Hotels and Resorts

Beth B

Same here.

Frequent Miler Superfan

Don’t get mad at Nick for trying to create content. Let him do his job.

Nick @ PFD

Somebody tell Nick about the Hyatt development pipeline map that shows future/planned Hyatt’s:
https://www.hyatt.com/development/explore-hotels/map

FNT Delta Diamond

And the vast majority of the pipeline hotels in North America are limited-service Hyatt Place or Hyatt House properties. Those are almost exclusively franchised and are pretty much a dump. The only nice thing is they have a bar, unlike Holiday Inn Express or Fairfield Inn.

Nathan
Greg The Frequent Miler

Hyatt’s map lets you filter by category too

C.J.

I knew the list existed, but never knew about the map. Very cool! It’s interesting that a state like Montana doesn’t have a single Hyatt or affiliate.

Brutus

My first thought was that someone had posted a blank sheet of paper.

Brant

Wow! This is a fantastic feature of the Hyatt website! LOL!

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