Travel Millennial-friendly Hyatt Centric to open 5 new North American hotels this year: Here’s why you should care
How to calculate the value of Hyatt points
Hyatt points are a crowd-pleaser in the miles and points community. You can take some first-class vacations with them. Plus, you can earn Hyatt points in a flash with some of the best travel credit cards like the World of Hyatt Credit Card, which I opened last year myself. Short and subjective answer: A typical Hyatt […]Short and subjective answer: A typical Hyatt point is worth is 1.5 cents each (yes, it’s possible to get way more from them).
When’s the last time you stayed at a Hyatt hotel?
No, not a, a or a , but a true Hyatt-branded Hyatt hotel, like the Hyatt Palm Springs or the Hyatt New York Union Square.
Unless one of the remaining Hyatt hotels — there are nine in the U.S., a handful in India and one in Paris, France — is one of your go-to properties, chances are you haven’t stayed at one in quite a while. (For the record, there are plenty of fans of theand the in the TPG office.)
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And that’s unlikely to change. As traveler tastes and trends evolve, so must Hyatt’s. And today’s hotel guests are demanding a little more excitement, more individuality and more personality from full-service hotels.
Enter Hyatt’s new-ish Centric brand.
Established in 2015, the brand has grown quickly, with almost 30 properties in the U.S. alone, and several acrossand Asia. According to a Hyatt spokesperson, Centric properties are “[c]entrally located in the heart of some of the world’s most exciting cities and designed to turn a stay into an opportunity to discover the magic of a destination.”
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These hotels are designed to be hubs from which to explore a given city, rather than simply a place to crash at the end of a long day.
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And, it appears this mission is working. We recently learned Hyatt Centric will expand with five more North American properties this year alone.
The first to open will be the Hyatt Centric SouthPark Charlotte (June 10, 2021); followed by Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville (July 2021); Hyatt Centric 39th and 5th(Summer 2021); Hyatt Centric Denver (Fall 2021) and Hyatt Centric Sacramento (Fall 2021).
And with existing properties in places like the French Quarter of; , Florida; Lima, ; Goa, India; and more, the upcoming locations join a portfolio of hotels in some of the most alluring destinations on earth — not exactly something you could say about the Hyatt Rosemont near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Best Hyatt hotels for suite redemptions
I wanted to make this a great post on Hyatt suite upgrades. Whether it’s booking a suite with points, using a suite upgrade award on a paid stay, or using a suite upgrade award on a points stay, this post will help you find the best Hyatt suite redemptions. I decided to make a chart […]I decided to make a chart of all the Hyatt hotels with the suites you get with upgrades and their estimated value (except Hyatt Place and Hyatt House and ineligible hotels for suite upgrades). If you’ve got a couple of the best Chase credit cards, all of these options are extremely easy to achieve, as many of them earn Hyatt points, directly or indirectly.
So, as Hyatt invests more in “lifestyle” brands like Centric, it’s quickly becoming the “bread-and-butter” of the Hyatt family of hotels: ubiquitous enough that travelers can build loyalty with the brand, but hip and trendy enough to differentiate from the myriad soulless boxes you find in cities everywhere thanks to their prime locations, modern design, cool cocktail lounges and more.
TPGers have stayed at several Hyatt Centric properties around the world over the years, including most recently in theWe’ve found the brand to live up to its millennial aspirations consistently across the portfolio.
If you find yourself traveling to a city with a Hyatt Centric property, they’re worthy of your consideration. No, you won’t be getting Park Hyatt-level luxury, but you will get a full-service hotel that’s plugged into the heart of the destination you’re visiting and with certainly more flair than a run-of-the-mill Hyatt House or Hyatt Place property.
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And with the way Hyatt Centric has been growing lately, your chances of encountering one on your next journey are only getting better.
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And when you do spend on dining, you should use aand potentially even score special discounts. Thanks to temporary card bonuses and changes due to coronavirus, you may even be able to score a meal at your favorite restaurant for free.
for dining out, taking out, and ordering in to maximize every meal purchase.
Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.
‘One of the most valuable hotel cards’: A review of the World of Hyatt Credit Card .
Editor’s note: This review has been updated with the latest information. With a rewarding loyalty program and generous card benefits, the World of Hyatt Credit Card is one of the top hotel cards on the market. Cardholders earn 4x points on all Hyatt spending and you’ll get a Category 1-4 free-night award each year you …With a rewarding loyalty program and generous card benefits, the World of Hyatt Credit Card is one of the top hotel cards on the market. Cardholders earn 4x points on all Hyatt spending and you’ll get a Category 1-4 free-night award each year you keep the card and another when you spend $15,000 in a calendar year.