Guide to Hyatt Globalist Suite Upgrade Awards [& 17 Best Redemptions]

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One of the biggest perks of the World of Hyatt loyalty program is the ability to earn suite upgrade awards.

And while other hotel loyalty programs offer upgrades to suites, there aren’t very many that do it reliably.

World of Hyatt has gone against the grain here by offering suite upgrade awards that enable you to confirm upgrades at the time of booking!

In this guide, we’ll be walking you through every single facet of suite upgrade awards, including some of the best ways to use these suite upgrade awards!

Let’s get started.

What Are Hyatt Suite Upgrade Awards?

Park Hyatt Tokyo Suite
Park Hyatt Tokyo Suite. Image Credit: Hyatt

World of Hyatt offers a unique achievement-based program called Milestone Rewards. If you hit certain thresholds of elite nights or base points in a calendar year, you’ll receive perks depending on which exact threshold you hit.

Suite upgrade awards are one of the most coveted perks you can get from Milestone Rewards. Suite upgrade awards allow you to confirm an upgrade at the time of booking to a standard suite on a stay of up to 7 nights when booking an eligible rate!

This is also in addition to the standard suite upgrades available to World of Hyatt Globalist members that are subject to availability at the time of check-in.

Basically, Hyatt suite upgrade rewards are powerful because they allow you to guarantee upgrades to standard suites as soon as you book your reservation!

How Do I Earn Hyatt Suite Upgrade Awards?

As we mentioned above, Hyatt suite upgrade awards are a benefit that you’re eligible to earn under the Milestone Rewards program.

If you’re one of the few that can earn at least 50+ elite qualifying nights or 80,000+ base Hyatt points every calendar year, you are eligible to earn suite upgrade awards.

As you can see, World of Hyatt Globalist and suite upgrade awards often go hand in hand because you normally need 60 elite nights or 100,000 base points to get Globalist status (30 nights or 50,000 base points in 2021), while you need 50 elite nights or 80,000 base Hyatt points to get 2 suite upgrade awards.

You will earn suite upgrade awards under this structure:

  • Earn 2 suite upgrade awards after earning 50 elite nights or 80,000 base points in a calendar year
  • Earn 2 more suite upgrade awards upon earning 60 elite nights or 100,000 base points in a calendar year
  • Earn 1 more suite upgrade award upon earning 70 elite nights, 80, elite nights, 90 elite nights, or 100 elite nights

As a reminder, you will earn 4 more suite upgrade awards every year if you’re a World of Hyatt lifetime Globalist member.

Let’s do a quick calculation here. If you end up with, let’s say, 95 elite nights after a calendar year, you’ll earn a total of 7 suite upgrade awards:

  • 2 suite upgrade awards from hitting 50 elite nights
  • 2 suite upgrade awards from hitting 60 elite nights
  • 1 suite upgrade award from hitting 70 elite nights
  • 1 suite upgrade award from hitting 80 elite nights
  • 1 suite upgrade award from hitting 90 elite nights

Hot Tip: You can also earn elite nights as a benefit of spending on the World of Hyatt Credit Card.

How Do I Redeem Hyatt Suite Upgrade Awards?

So, now that we’ve outlined what suite upgrade awards are and how you can earn them, let’s discuss how you can use them!

What Hotels and Rates Can You Redeem Suite Upgrade Awards At?

We mentioned above that suite upgrade awards can be used on eligible rates only, and this might make you nervous, but it’s actually a lot simpler than you think.

Suite upgrade awards can be used for any paid rate eligible, including Hyatt Privé rates and any points redemptions rates. Unfortunately, you can’t use suite upgrade awards on stays booked with free night certificates.

According to the official World of Hyatt terms and conditions, you can redeem suite upgrade awards at any World of Hyatt property except:

  • Alila Manggis
  • Alila Villas Uluwatu
  • Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
  • Caption by Hyatt properties
  • Chicago Athletic Association
  • Destination Residences
  • Hotel Avatar
  • Hotel del Sol
  • Hotel Kabuki
  • Hotel Revival Baltimore
  • Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami
  • Hyatt City of Dreams Manila
  • Hyatt Herald Square New York
  • Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa
  • Hyatt Paris Madeleine
  • Hyatt Place properties
  • Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach
  • Hyatt Regency Kyoto
  • Hyatt Regency Lisle near Naperville
  • Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest
  • Hyatt Regency Wichita
  • Hyatt Rosemont
  • The Laurel Inn
  • Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
  • Park Hyatt Sydney
  • Park South
  • Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) properties
  • Spirit Ridge at NK’MIP Resort
  • Studios at Alila Seminyak
  • The Talbott
  • Thompson Seattle
  • Ventana Campground
  • Waterfront Hotel

How Do I Check Suite Upgrade Award Availability?

So you’ve checked that the property you’re thinking of redeeming a suite upgrade award at isn’t on the list above, and you’re ready to check availability. How do you go about this?

Well, it’s super easy!

As long as there’s a revenue (paid) rate available in a suite that has specific language in the room description, you are eligible to redeem a suite upgrade award for this room!

Specifically, the room type must have the sentence, “This is a standard suite” to qualify for suite upgrade awards.

As long as there is a standard suite showing up in the search, you should be able to use a suite upgrade award to confirm that suite. Check out the example of an eligible suite upgrade at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme:

Park Suite at Park Hyatt Paris Vendome
Eligible suites you can upgrade to will have specific language on the search results screen. Image Credit: Hyatt

As long as you see a standard suite available in your Hyatt search, you can use your suite upgrade award to confirm it!

What Kind of Suites Can I Get?

Every hotel sorts its rooms into different categories. Some properties may have 3 suites that qualify as standard suites, while other properties may only have 1 suite that qualifies as a standard suite.

Suite upgrade awards can be used to confirm an upgrade into a standard suite only, but if you have Globalist status, there’s a possibility to get double-upgraded into a premium suite. This just depends on the availability and is at the hotel’s discretion at the time of check-in.

Remember, most hotels will list standard suites under the applicable suite’s description and say “This is a standard suite.” In some situations, you need to call World of Hyatt because a particular hotel might not have this language under its suite descriptions.

Sadly, premium suites are not confirmable using suite upgrade awards. That’s not to say you have no chance of getting upgraded to a premium suite — it’s just not guaranteed.

How Long Can I Stay With Suite Upgrade Awards?

Suite upgrade awards are valid for a stay of up to 7 consecutive nights at 1 property.

That means that if you have 7 nights worth of accommodation in a property, but it’s split up across 2 reservations, you would have to apply 2 suite upgrade awards to cover the 2 reservations.

Also, if you have a reservation for more than 7 nights, you wouldn’t be able to apply a suite upgrade award to this reservation. You’d have to split up the reservations and apply suite upgrade awards for each reservation of up to 7 nights.

How Do I Use a Suite Upgrade Award?

You can’t actually redeem a suite upgrade award online — instead, you have 3 main ways to use a suite upgrade award:

  1. Over the phone by calling World of Hyatt at 800-544-9288
  2. Via Twitter (@HyattConcierge or @Hyatt) Direct Message
  3. Via your Globalist Concierge

When Do Suite Upgrade Awards Expire?

Suite upgrade awards have quite a generous expiration period, but the way the expiration period is calculated is slightly different.

If you earn suite upgrade awards in a given year, they are valid for the rest of the year in which you earned them plus another 14 months.

For example, if you earn suite upgrade awards in November 2021, they would be valid through 2021, and then another 14 months through to February 28, 2023. If you earned the suite upgrade awards in April 2021, they would still be valid through February 28, 2023.

Also, the expiration date is when the stay must be completed, instead of the suite upgrade award being booked. So, you’ll want to make sure that your check-out date is before the expiration.

So if your suite upgrade awards will expire on February 28, 2023, you can only use them on stays that will be completed before February 28, 2023.

Best Ways to Maximize Suite Upgrade Awards

Park Hyatt Bangkok suite
Park Hyatt Bangkok Suite. Image Credit: Hyatt

There are many different considerations you need to keep in mind when you’re trying to maximize suite upgrade awards because the value you get from them may vary depending on how you use these suite upgrade awards.

Some questions you need to ask yourself are:

  • Is this better to use it at a city hotel or a resort?
  • How many nights am I going to stay in the hotel?
  • How much time would I spend in the suite anyway?
  • How good are the suites I’d be staying in at the hotel?

If you don’t plan on spending much time in your room/suite, it might be worth saving your suite upgrade awards for a stay at a resort, for instance, where you expect to spend a lot of time in the property.

Also, you’d probably be missing out on significant value if you used a suite upgrade award for a 1-night stay since these are good for stays of up to 7 consecutive nights.

Also, some properties have lackluster standard suites (referred to as junior suites), while other properties have legitimate suites that are a real upgrade over standard rooms.

In the rest of this guide, we’ll be focusing on the top properties you can redeem suite upgrade awards at!

Park Hyatt Shanghai (China)

Park Hyatt Shanghai Bund View Suite
Park Hyatt Shanghai Bund View Suite. Image Credit: Hyatt

The Park Hyatt Shanghai is an extravagant luxury high-rise hotel in the heart of China’s mega-hub. And even though the standard rooms are excellent, using a suite upgrade award here is a fantastic choice.

Whereas a standard room measures around 600 square feet, you can redeem suite upgrade awards to access a room that’s more than double the size!

The property’s luxurious standard suites are 1,400 square feet in size and they come with plush king beds, master bathrooms with walk-in rain showers and separate deep soaking tubs, twin vanities, separate sitting areas with a daybed, and more!

Park Hyatt Shanghai is one of the few properties where you can snag a premium suite with a suite upgrade award, which is why it’s at the top of our list!

The Bund View Suite is the highest-level suite, and it happens to be a premium suite. This space offers incredible views of Shanghai’s iconic skyline and has a massive living room with couches, armchairs, and coffee and tea facilities.

Here are all the suites you can redeem upgrade awards for:

  • Bund View Suite (1,400 square feet)
  • Park Suite King (1,400 square feet)

Park Hyatt Zurich (Switzerland)

Park Hyatt Zurich Park King Suite
Park Hyatt Zurich Park King Suite. Image Credit: Hyatt

Switzerland is a notoriously expensive destination. If you have the chance to stay at a contemporary property like Park Hyatt Zurich in Switzerland, you’ll savor luxury throughout your stay.

Why not elevate it even more by redeeming a suite upgrade award? Normally, standard rooms measure less than 400 square feet, which is still spacious by Zurich standards.

Regardless of which room you’re in, you’ll enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows, Carrara marble finishes in your elegant bathroom, a deep-soaking bathtub, a separate walk-in rain shower, and more.

If you redeem a suite upgrade award, you can double the amount of real estate you’re entitled to during your stay. You can get a suite with a Bang & Olufsen hi-fi system, an extra guest bathroom, sleek contemporary European furniture, and carefully selected art.

Here are all the suites you can redeem upgrade awards for:

  • Park King Suite (775 square feet)
  • Park Junior Suite (581 square feet)

Park Hyatt Tokyo (Japan)

Park Hyatt Tokyo Park Suite King
Park Hyatt Tokyo Park Suite King. Image Credit: Hyatt

Park Hyatt Tokyo is one of the most expensive hotels in Tokyo! An iconic property, this luxe hotel’s base rooms are 484 square feet large and each includes a walk-in closet, a deep soaking tub, a king bed, and high-quality Egyptian cotton linens.

Booking a suite using your upgrade awards can be an incredible value proposition because you will add proper living, dressing, and work areas! Plus, there’s also a wet bar station and incredible views.

The ultra-spacious bathroom has Aēsop bath amenities, twin vanities, luxurious marble construction, and a make-up vanity.

Here are all the suites you can redeem upgrade awards for:

  • Park Suite King (1,076 square feet)
  • Park Suite Twin (1,076 square feet)

Park Hyatt Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Park Hyatt Zanzibar Park Suite King
Park Hyatt Zanzibar Park Suite King. Image Credit: Hyatt

Park Hyatt Zanzibar is one of the most underrated Park Hyatt properties in the world. Because of its exclusive location and exclusivity, this property consistently gets rave reviews.

This property has just 67 properties, 11 of which are suites. The standard rooms are around 538 square feet large, but you can double your footprint by redeeming a suite upgrade award.

When you do this, you’ll enjoy 1,076 square feet of space that includes an ocean-facing terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows, a stocked minibar, a 4-poster bed, and much more.

You will not get access to complimentary breakfast unless you’re booking a revenue (paid) rate, so points bookings won’t be eligible, sadly.

Here is the suite you can redeem upgrades for:

  • Park Suite King (1,076 square feet)

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme (France)

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme Park Suite King
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme Park Suite King. Image Credit: Hyatt

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is one of the perennial favorites of World of Hyatt points enthusiasts. This opulent masterpiece of a luxury hotel is arguably the most exclusive city center address of all the points hotels in Paris.

With limestone walls, deep-soaking tubs, Christophe Laudamiel toiletries, and design elements by Ed Tuttle, it’s easy to see how this property commands upwards of $1,000 per night!

Rooms in Paris are petite, so the standard room rate gets you around 280 to 323 square feet of space. If you use a suite upgrade award, you can increase that up to 431 to 484 square feet.

Importantly, you’ll enjoy more seating areas, a fireplace, a larger bathroom, a balcony, and exquisite décor.

Here are the suites you can redeem suite upgrade awards for:

  • Park Suite King (431 to 484 square feet)
  • Park Suite Twin (431 to 484 square feet)

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa (Hawaii, U.S.)

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa Standard Suite
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa Standard Suite. Image Credit: Hyatt

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is one of the favorite luxury resorts in Hawaii for World of Hyatt loyalists.

With standard rooms, you’d have 500 square feet of space to yourself, including a private lanai (furnished patio/balcony), a seating area, a marble bathroom, double sink vanities, a walk-in shower, and a minibar.

By redeeming a suite upgrade award, you’d get 866 to 1,084 square feet, which includes a completely separate living area with a comfortable couch and chairs, a dining table for 4, and an oversized marble bathroom with a soaking tub and separate walk-in shower.

If you’re traveling with a significant other, you’ll definitely enjoy the added space in your suite.

Here is the suite you can redeem suite upgrade awards for:

  • Standard Suite (866-1,084 square feet)

Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort (China)

Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort Park Ocean View Suite King
Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort Park Ocean View Suite King. Image Credit: Hyatt

Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort is one of the most popular luxury resorts in the Hawaii of China, Hainan. This property spans nearly 20 acres, and each of the rooms exudes a contemporary luxury vibe reflecting the character of the Park Hyatt brand.

Base-level standard rooms are around 667 square feet large and come with a marble bathtub, a minibar, a flat-screen TV, a separate seating area, a small dining table, a work desk, and more.

By redeeming a suite upgrade award, you will get double the amount of space, including panoramic views of the South China Sea, a separate living and dining area, and a larger bathroom!

Here is the suite you can redeem suite upgrade awards for:

  • Park Ocean View Suite King (1,335 square feet)

Park Hyatt Dubai (U.A.E.)

Park Hyatt Dubai Park Terrace Suite
Park Hyatt Dubai Park Terrace Suite. Image Credit: Hyatt

Park Hyatt Dubai is one of Dubai‘s premier hotels located by the Dubai Creek. Besides the fantastic views, the luxury hotel boasts standard rooms measuring 560 square feet large.

Every standard room has a separate bathtub, a walk-in shower, a king bed or 2 twin beds, a work desk, and a private balcony or patio. If you upgrade to a suite, you’ll get up to 1,173 square feet of space, which is more than double the size of a standard room.

Standard suites have a separate living room and work area, in addition to a second bathroom, and more. The bathrooms have twin vanities, a large closet, lots of mirrors, and excellent lighting.

And if you reserve the Park Terrace Suite, you can enjoy a fantastic private terrace with views of the Dubai Marina and the distant skyline.

Here are the suites you can redeem suite upgrade awards for:

  • Park Terrace Suite (1,130 square feet)
  • Park Suite (1,173 square feet)

Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas (California, U.S.)

Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas One Bedroom Suite Coastline View with Firepit
Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas One Bedroom Suite Coastline View with Firepit. Image Credit: Hyatt

One of the newest properties to grace Hyatt’s ever-growing luxury hotel offering is the Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas. Located in California’s Encinitas neighborhood just south of Carlsbad and north of San Diego, this property has a lot of people very excited.

Alila’s footprint is very limited in the U.S., and this is the latest addition to it! Standard rooms typically measure around 414 to 522 square feet large and come with a luxe king bed, a shower, a private patio or balcony, and dramatic views of the coastline.

If you’re able to redeem a suite upgrade award, you could reserve a suite up to 884 square feet large! This is one of the best-value ways to redeem suite upgrade awards because suites at this property are so much more expensive than standard rooms — up to $2,000 per night in many cases!

The suites boast a separate master bedroom and a living area with a sleeper sectional, plus an oversized marble bathroom with a separate walk-in rain shower and deep soak bathtub. Plus, you’ll find an incredibly furnished private patio with firepit and coastline views. Also, enjoy coffee from Lofty Coffee Roastery and luxury Spa Alila bath amenities!

Here are the suites you can redeem suite upgrade awards for:

  • One Bedroom Suite with Ocean View (738 to 829 square feet)
  • One Bedroom Suite Coastline View with Firepit (884 square feet)
  • ADA One Bedroom Suite Ocean View (829 square feet)

Grand Hyatt Washington, D.C. (U.S.)

Grand Hyatt Washington D.C. Executive King Suite
Grand Hyatt Washington, D.C. Executive King Suite. Image Credit: Hyatt

Grand Hyatt Washington, D.C. is one of the most old-school elegant hotels in the Capital City. Located in the historic Penn Quarter neighborhood, this property is a fan-favorite when it comes to upscale Hyatt stays.

If you’re in a standard room, you’ll have 351 square feet of space, complete with a king bed, a spa bathroom, an ergonomic desk with a Herman Miller chair, plus other amenities.

However, by redeeming a suite upgrade award, you can nearly triple the amount of space you have! With up to 1,092 square feet of space, you can really upgrade your stay with a suite upgrade award.

You’ll enjoy a totally separate dining and living area, plus an additional workspace, an extra bathroom, and more.

Here are the suites you can redeem suite upgrade awards for:

  • Grand Suite (1,092 square feet)
  • Executive King Suite (855 square feet)

Grand Hyatt Athens (Greece)

Grand Hyatt Athens Grand Suite Acropolis View with 1 King Bed
Grand Hyatt Athens Grand Suite Acropolis View with 1 King Bed. Image Credit: Hyatt

The Grand Hyatt Athens is one of the brightest, airiest hotels in Hyatt’s entire portfolio. The 323 to 388 square feet standard rooms are decently appointed with a small sitting area, minibar facilities, and a marble bathroom.

But if you’re considering using a suite upgrade award for a stay here in Greece, you are in for a considerable upgrade.

You can end up with up to 904 square feet of space, nearly tripling the amount you previously had. Your new room will have completely separate living and seating areas, a more spacious marble bathroom, and more.

You’ll also enjoy Club Lounge access with complimentary soft drinks and hot beverages and an evening snack hour!

Here are the suites you can redeem suite upgrade awards for:

  • Grand Executive Acropolis View Suite with 1 King Bed (807 square feet)
  • Grand Executive Suite with 1 King Bed (753 to 904 square feet)
  • Grand Suite Acropolis View with 1 King Bed (495 square feet)
  • Grand Suite with 1 King Bed (506 to 667 square feet)

Park Hyatt New York (U.S.)

Park Hyatt New York King Bed Suite
Park Hyatt New York 1 King Bed Suite. Image Credit: Hyatt

Park Hyatt New York is one of the most famous flagship properties in all of Hyatt’s portfolio. Located in Midtown Manhattan directly across from Carnegie Hall and a block from Central Park, this incredible New York City location is one of the most aspirational hotels you can stay in.

Park Hyatt New York stays true to its brand theme with heated natural-stone flooring, marble furnishings, and phenomenal serenity. If you have the chance to redeem a suite upgrade award, you’ll suddenly nearly double the size of your room.

You’ll also have a much larger and separate seating area with a couch, armchairs, coffee table, and small dining table. Your work desk will be larger, and you’ll enjoy a spa bathroom with twin vanities, a deep soaking marble tub, and a separate toilet and walk-in shower.

Here are the suites you can redeem suite upgrade awards for:

  • 1 King Bed Suite (825 square feet)
  • 1 King Bed Studio Suite (700 square feet)

Park Hyatt Saigon (Vietnam)

Park Hyatt Saigon Park Suite
Park Hyatt Saigon Park Suite. Image Credit: Hyatt

Park Hyatt Saigon is arguably the best hotel in Vietnam‘s southern hub Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. With a fantastic District 1 location, impeccable French-colonial style décor, and recent multimillion-dollar renovations, this property is certainly one of the most prestigious addresses in Saigon.

Standard rooms here are very well-appointed starting with 365 square feet of space, city views, a marble bath, a walk-in rain shower, a work desk, a small seating area, in-room tablets, and a Nespresso machine.

However, if you redeem a suite upgrade award, you’ll double the amount of space you have to 753 square feet. Additions include a completely separate living room with couches, armchairs, tables, a small dining table, and a larger walkway.

You definitely won’t complain about the extra space here!

Here is the suite you can redeem suite upgrade awards at:

  • Park Suite (753 square feet)

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo Andaz Suite
Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo Andaz Suite. Image Credit: Hyatt

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo is one of Costa Rica‘s gems. This luxury resort offers a whopping 1,400 acres of private land along a peninsula, as well as 3 beaches, world-class golf, distinctive dining experiences, and an extensive program of activities.

The standard rooms are already spacious, starting at 560 square feet large. They come with floor-to-ceiling windows, a river stone rain shower, a private terrace, and views of Culebra Bay.

But if you have the opportunity to use a suite upgrade award, you won’t regret it. First of all, you’ll be staying in a huge corner suite measuring 1,173 square feet large with a master bedroom, a totally separate living room, a larger work area, and an even more spacious balcony.

On top of that, there are extra Costa Rican furnishings, an extra-large bathroom with a soaking tub and separate oversized walk-in rain shower, an extra half-bathroom adjoining the living room, and more.

You’ll also get complimentary gifts and deluxe amenities like custom fedora hats, Andaz flip-flops, free Wi-Fi, a Nespresso machine, complimentary non-alcoholic minibar beverages and snacks that are restocked daily, and more.

Here is the suite you can redeem suite upgrade awards for:

  • Andaz Suite (1,173 square feet)

Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor (Germany)

Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor Andaz Suite
Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor Andaz Suite. Image Credit: Hyatt

Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor, also shortened as Andaz Munich, is the premier lifestyle luxury hotel in Munich, and it is home to some of Munich’s most spacious rooms.

The standard rooms measure anywhere from 409 to 463 square feet large and have either a king bed or 2 twin beds, a spacious work desk, a separate sitting area with a sofa, plus floor-to-ceiling windows. The work desk resembles a mix of booth seating and normal table seating.

If you can get your hands on a suite, you’ll revel in anywhere from 775 to 1,001 square feet of space. You’ll have a separate living room with couches, table seating, and a larger bathroom with a walk-in shower, separate soaking tub, and separate toilet room. Plus, there’s also an extra half-bathroom.

Here is the suite you can redeem suite upgrade awards at:

  • Andaz Suite (775 to 1,001 square feet)

Grand Hyatt Melbourne (Australia)

Grand Hyatt Melbourne Grand Suite King
Grand Hyatt Melbourne Grand Suite King. Image Credit: Hyatt

Grand Hyatt Melbourne is one of the icons of the land down under. Its prestigious Collins Street location should speak volumes about the quality of this Melbourne hotel.

You’ll be happy even with standard rooms here because they each feature at least 355 square feet of space and have a small seating area with a loveseat and an armchair. Also, you’ll find Italian marble in the bathrooms with separate deep soaking tubs and walk-in showers, June Jacobs amenities, and Egyptian cotton linens.

If you stay in a suite, you’ll get access to 861 square feet of space, 180-degree city views, a separate living room with furnishings, an oversized marble bathroom, access to the exclusive Grand Club Lounge, and more.

Here is the suite you can redeem suite upgrade awards at:

  • Grand Suite King (861 square feet)

Grand Hyatt Jeju (South Korea)

Grand Hyatt Jeju 130 sqm Premier Suite King Sea View
Grand Hyatt Jeju 130-square-meter Premier Suite King Sea View. Image Credit: Hyatt

Grand Hyatt Jeju is one of the newest properties to grace the World of Hyatt portfolio. And it’s a welcome addition to South Korea, which generally seems to love World of Hyatt.

This sprawling twin-tower hotel has standard rooms that are gigantic, starting at 700 square feet large! The rooms have either a plush super king bed or 2 twin beds. That’s right — this is one of the few hotels in the world with a super king bed measuring 78 to 79 inches wide and long!

You’ll also find contemporary architecture, a generously-sized seating area with a long couch, plus marble bathrooms with twin vanities, an island bathtub, a walk-in rain shower, and smart room controls.

If you stay in a suite, you will double your space, starting at 1,400 square feet! The suite can actually accommodate 4 guests, but they feature an oversized marble bathroom with a make-up vanity, a larger living space, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Also, you’ll find a dining table for 6 and Grand Club access, which includes perks like exclusive check-in, all-day refreshments, and evening cocktails!

Here are the suites you can redeem suite upgrade awards at:

  • 130-sqm Corner Suite Twin Mountain View
  • 130-sqm Grand Suite King
  • 130-sqm Grand Suite Twin
  • 130-sqm Premier Suite King Mountain View
  • 130-sqm Premier Suite King Sea View
  • 130-sqm Premier Suite Twin Sea View

Final Thoughts

World of Hyatt’s suite upgrade awards are one of the most valuable benefits a top-tier member can earn.

Between the ability to confirm an upgrade to a standard suite at the time of booking and the ability to use a suite upgrade award for a stay of up to 7 consecutive nights, there’s a lot to love about suite upgrade awards.

It’s fairly straightforward to earn suite upgrade awards, and of course, you could potentially also stack your Globalist upgrade benefit to double-upgrade, though this is subject to the hotel’s discretion.

Nonetheless, using the awards is fairly easy, even though it might be slightly inconvenient to call World of Hyatt customer service, reach out to them via Twitter, or call your Globalist Concierge.

We also highlighted some of the top ways you can maximize suite upgrade awards, which we hope you found inspiring and useful!


Frequently asked questions

How do Hyatt suite upgrades work?

Hyatt suite upgrades get added to your account shortly after you earn them from Milestone Rewards. You’ll keep them for the year you earned them plus another 14 months. When you use your suite upgrade awards, you can confirm an upgrade to a standard suite at booking. You need to complete your suite upgraded stay before the expiration date, not just when you book your stay.

How do I use my Hyatt points to upgrade my suite?

You can call World of Hyatt customer service at 800-544-9288 to upgrade your suite using your World of Hyatt points.

Do World of Hyatt members get free breakfast?

World of Hyatt members don’t get free breakfast at all properties. This is a benefit reserved for World of Hyatt Globalist members.

How much is 25,000 Hyatt points worth?

According to our travel points and miles valuations, 25,000 World of Hyatt points are worth around $375.

Is Hyatt a Hilton or Marriott?

Hyatt is not a part of Hilton or Marriott. Hyatt is its own hospitality company, just like Hilton and Marriott are.

Is becoming a Hyatt member free?

Yes! You can register to become a World of Hyatt member here.

Does Hyatt Gold Passport still exist?

No, Hyatt Gold Passport was replaced by the World of Hyatt program in March 2017.

Stephen Au

About Stephen Au

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Stephen has been privileged to enjoy many premium cabin products and 5-star hotels. A petroleum engineer by trade, Stephen caught the travel bug in college when he traveled to Asia several times. After 2 years of continual promotions, Stephen quit his safe and secure career path in favor of entrepreneurship.

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  1. Hi Stephen. Thanks for another great post! So I’m looking to stay 4-5 nights at Grand Hyatt Jeju with 4 adults this coming fall ‘21. I have Globalist status, as well as a couple of DSUs, and I wouldn’t mind burning one of them this trip. You mentioned the suite can accommodate 4 guests. Is that bc of the super king bed or is there a pullout? Trying to figure out if it’s necessary to book 2 rooms or if a suite will do. Perhaps a premium suite via DSU + globalist! TIA – Cheers!

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