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Large families looking to vacation together, rejoice. About 60 timeshare and vacation rental resorts that belong to the Hyatt Residence Club Resorts, formerly known as the Hyatt Vacation Club, can now be booked using World of Hyatt points.

Although World of Hyatt elite members don’t receive full benefits and services at these properties, they make up for it by featuring condo-style accommodations with multiple bedrooms, full kitchens and ample living space allowing you feel like home while you’re on vacation with your family.

So far, timeshares of various hotel categories in 12 U.S. states and one European country are bookable with World of Hyatt points. For a full list of Residence Club properties that you can book with Hyatt points, visit this page. Standard rooms, studios, suites and multi-bedroom units are up for grabs.

So, let’s take a brief look at what you can get with your World of Hyatt points and how you can enjoy world-class timeshare properties without paying the maintenance fees.

Hyatt Residence Club Resorts Properties You Can Book with World of Hyatt Points

At this time, most Residence Club resorts that you can book using points are located in Hawaii (17 properties) and Colorado (22 properties), targeting both the snow enthusiasts and the beach lovers. Let’s take a peek at what your Hyatt points can get you in these destinations.

Keep in mind that minimum-stay requirements apply, and you might not be able to book one- or two-night stays at some of these locations.

Kaanapali Alii

Kaanapali Alii in Maui, Hawaii, is located on one of the most famous and beautiful stretches of sand in the world and is a Category 7 Hyatt property. A two-bedroom 1,500- to 1,900-square-foot ocean-view condo here will set you back about $920 plus taxes or 60,000 World of Hyatt points. You and your family will enjoy a full kitchen with all the expected appliances, central air, a private balcony, two full bathrooms and even a washer and a dryer in your room.

Wailea Beach Villas, A Destination by Hyatt Residence

For a more laid-back feel, head to Wailea Beach Villas, A Destination by Hyatt Residence, also on the island of Maui. This beachfront villa resort comes with a full kitchen, a living room and a private patio in every unit. A two-bedroom penthouse room at this property is going for $900 to $1,700 per night, depending on the season, or 61,000 World of Hyatt points.

Wailea Ekolu Village, A Destination by Hyatt Residence

If you’re seeking a property at a lower redemption level, consider staying at the Wailea Ekolu Village, A Destination by Hyatt Residence. This Category 5 hotel starts at 20,000 Hyatt points for a one-bedroom, two-bathroom 1,000-square-foot condo and at 27,000 points for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo.

 

 

These vacation rentals feature full kitchens and private patios equipped with barbeque grills. Although this property isn’t right on the beach, you get panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from your room.

Countryside at Snowmass, A Destination by Hyatt Residence

Skiers will enjoy luxury private homes that are Countryside at Snowmass, A Destination by Hyatt Residence. These vacation rentals near Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort in the bougie Aspen, Colorado, are a great option for large families. Condos here come with a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace and in-unit laundry. Other amenities include access to the Snowmass Club, heated pool and steam room, transfers to/from the airport, ski storage lockers and overnight ski tuning.

You can book a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom 2,400-square-foot townhouse here for 80,000 World of Hyatt points—enough to accommodate four couples joining on a ski trip. And because World of Hyatt points can be combined with other members, every couple can pitch in for a winter vacation booked with credit-card rewards and lower the cost of lodging.

7Pines Resort Ibiza

The only European property on the list, 7Pines Resort Ibiza, is located in Spain. Perched atop a cliff on the west coast of the popular party island, the Category 7 all-suite property offers unobstructed views of the Mediterranean Sea and spellbinding sunsets. You can book a suite with a terrace facing either the gardens, the resort or the sea using 30,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

How to Earn World of Hyatt Points to Book Hyatt Residence Club Properties

You can earn World of Hyatt points multiple ways. Here are the most popular ones:

  • Booking paid stays at Hyatt properties (remember that award nights don’t earn redeemable points)
  • Earning points by spending on the World of Hyatt Credit Card
  • Transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to World of Hyatt

Paid hotel stays cost too much out of pocket, and earning points with the co-branded Hyatt credit card takes too long because points post to your account once per month.

That third option is your best option of getting your hands on Hyatt points quickly. Point transfers are instant, and you can transfer large chunks of Ultimate Rewards at once instead of accumulating Hyatt points little by little over time.

If you hold the following Ultimate Rewards-earning credit cards, you can transfer Chase points directly to World of Hyatt:

And don’t forget the largest-ever, limited-time 100,000-point welcome offer on the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card after spending $4,000 in the first three months of being a cardmember. As mentioned above, you can transfer these rewards to World of Hyatt to book Hyatt Residence Club Resorts properties for your family retreat.

Final Thoughts

It’s great to see Hyatt’s rollout of the first batch of Hyatt Residence Club Resorts condos and timeshares bookable with points. Group-friendly travel is picking up steam, and the ability to book accommodations with extra space without having to spend thousands of dollars is huge. Not to mention, the option to experience a timeshare without owning one is like having your cake and eating it too.

H/T: Dan’s Deals