Hyatt Officially Enters the All Inclusive Resort Market

Hyatt has just jumped into the all inclusive territory with its two newest resorts. I’ve only been to an all inclusive resort (in Jamaica) once in my life and I don’t really prefer them, mostly because I like destinations that provide substance outside of the hotel or resort. Many of these all inclusive resorts are made so you never have to leave the grounds; not exactly my style.

However, Hyatt’s newly announced redemption rates have made me think a little. If I can burn points instead of cash for a relaxing, do-nothing kind of weekend, it’s something I’ll look into.

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Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

The Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is now open (as of November 1, 2013). It’s a huge 600+ room resort open to all families.

All-Inclusive plan includes:

  • Luxurious accommodations featuring the latest amenities, many with ocean views
  • Fine dining options at à la carté and gourmet buffet restaurants as well as room service
  • Top-notch entertainment featuring live music and performances
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks at lounges and bars
  • Unique daily and nightly activities
  • Fitness Center, spectacular pools, relaxing shade shelters and a kid’s water feature play area
  • The Club Premium option for a more distinctive experience
  • Family friendly accommodations and activities
  • Basic Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Dramatic destination with many adventure opportunities
  • Impeccable service
  • All resort taxes and gratuities

Club Premium Plan

Enjoy an even more exceptional and distinctive experience through the worldly, exclusive services, amenities and facilities offered in the Premium Plan Option, a higher standard of luxury. Includes the standard all inclusive package amenities and services plus:

  • Private check in & check out in an exclusive Premium Level area
  • Personalized concierge services
  • Best suite views in our exclusive Premium Level area
  • Petit Fours and bottle of domestic sparkling wine
  • VIP in-suite refreshment center
  • In-suite amenities and pool towels
  • Exclusive Premium Level Lounge featuring imported premium drinks, appetizers and continental breakfast, table games, books, newspaper, Wi-Fi (available from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.)
  • Premium brand liquors
  • Complimentary local calls and Wi-Fi
  • 20% off on Spa and Salon services
  • Pillow menu
  • Express laundry service with regular charge
  • Some restrictions may apply

Hyatt Zilar Cancun

The Hyatt Zilar Cancun will open on November 15, 2013. This resort is an adults (16 and up) resort and will have about half as many rooms as the Ziva.

All Inclusive Plan Includes:

  • All-suite accommodations with breathtaking ocean views located on the widest beach in Cancún
  • Fine dining options at à la carté and gourmet buffet restaurants
  • 24 hour in-suite dining
  • Top-notch entertainment featuring live music and performances
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks at lounges, swim-up bars and in your suite
  • Unique daily and nightly activities
  • World-class facilities including a spa and wellness center, tennis courts, spectacular pools and relaxing shade shelters
  • Impeccable, innovative service including beach butlers, and romance concierge
  • Club Premium option for a more distinctive stay
  • Dramatic beach front destination
  • Adults-only resort (minimum age 16)
  • All resort taxes and gratuities

Club Premium Plan Option

Enjoy an even more exceptional and distinctive experience through the worldly, exclusive services, amenities and facilities offered in the Premium Plan Option, a higher standard of luxury.

Includes the standard all inclusive package amenities and services plus:

  • Extra-spacious suites with terrace or balcony
  • Personalized butler and concierge services
  • Luxury bath amenities
  • Special welcome gift and beverage
  • Premium alcoholic beverages and snacks
  • In-suite DVD library and a Bose sound system
  • Reserved, exclusive beach cabana
  • Unique suites with access to semi-private pool
  • State-of-the-art gourmet coffee system
  • Complimentary unlimited domestic and international telephone calls
  • One-hour complimentary rental car
  • Exclusive access to Chef’s Plate gourmet restaurant

Points Per Night

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As you can see, these rates are based on single or double occupancy. This is a pretty fair rate considering it’s all inclusive. As always, check the daily rate vs. the points redemption rate to see if you are comfortable with the value you’re getting for your points.

Regarding additional people per room, kids 2 and under stay for free. Kids/guests 3 and up are basically are all lumped together as an adult and will cost an additional 10,000 points per night respectively Ziva Los Cabos. More on that in the last section of this post.

How To Earn Hyatt Gold Passport Points

The easiest way to earn Hyatt points is through spending on a Chase Ultimate Rewards-earning credit card like the Sapphire Preferred, Freedom, or Ink.

You can obviously earn Hyatt points by staying at Hyatt hotels and crediting points to your account. Couple that with a Chase Hyatt credit card that earns 3 points per dollar spent at Hyatt properties and you can build your balance quickly if you stay at Hyatts often.

Best Strategy for Staying at Hyatt All Inclusive Resorts

Cash or points? That is always the question.

The answer? Do the math.

For a stay at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos for 2 adults:

ziva cash rate - 2 adults

2 Adults

Cash rate: $427 + taxes per night
Points rate: 20,000 Hyatt points per night
Value: 2.1 cents per Hyatt point
Result: Pretty good redemption value

For a stay at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos for 2 adults + 2 kids (over the age of 2):

ziva cash rate - 2 adults 2 kids

2 Adults + 2 Kids

Cash rate: $598 + taxes per night
Points rate: 40,000 Hyatt points per night
Value: 1.5 cents per Hyatt point
Result: OK redemption value

As you can see, depending on your situation and the Hyatt daily rates, these new all inclusive resorts can be great for your Hyatt points or, what some might deem, a waste.

Honestly, it all depends on your situation. Since we have several hundred thousand Chase UR points, I would just burn the points even if the redemption were only 1.5 cents per point.

Also, with the recent United devaluation, transferring to Hyatt may be a better use for your UR points.

Some people get too hung up on getting the most cents per point/mile. I always suggest to do what works for you; don’t worry about everyone else.