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Authenic Circle Program Overview
Miraval Resorts & Spas is a brand of wellness-focused luxury resorts that emphasize creating a “life in balance.” There are 3 locations in the U.S., and even though the brand has a small footprint, it has its own loyalty program — Miraval Authentic Circle.
Miraval also happens to be a part of the World of Hyatt program, which makes it especially intriguing to those of us who love using points for luxury hotel stays.
In this post, we’ll take a quick look at what’s included in a Miraval stay, and we’ll go over the details of how to earn Miraval Authentic Circle status, plus the benefits you’ll get once you earn it.
What Is Miraval?
Miraval is a brand of luxury, adults-only, all-inclusive resorts that focus on wellness, being in the present moment, and creating balance. The original Miraval location in Tucson, Arizona, opened in 1995, intending to combine mindfulness with luxury accommodations to create a one-of-a-kind wellness experience.
Since its opening, the brand has continued to expand. There are currently 3 Miraval locations — Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin, which opened in 2019, and Miraval Berkshires, which opened in 2020. A fourth location, Miraval The Red Sea, is set to open in 2025.
Miraval Resorts & Spas are all-inclusive, so while the room rates can be high, a lot is included:
- $175 nightly credit per person (can be used for additional activities or spa treatments)
- Airport transfers
- Food and non-alcoholic beverages
- Valet parking
Authentic Circle Loyalty Program
Authentic Circle is the brand’s loyalty program. Authentic Circle status is granted after a guest’s 10th qualifying night at any of the 3 Miraval locations in a calendar year. Once Authentic Circle status is earned, it’s good for the remainder of that calendar year and the entire next calendar year.
Each of the 10 qualifying nights can be spent at any of Miraval’s 3 locations. A qualifying night is any night where a guest pays a full-priced rate.
The following rates are not considered qualifying and, therefore, won’t count toward Miraval Authentic Circle status:
- Colleague rates
- Complimentary stays
- Day spa reservations
- Discount rates
- Friends and family rates
- Media, industry, or vendor stays
- Nights booked using World of Hyatt points
- Travel agent bookings
Hot Tip: Guests who had Authentic Circle status as of December 31, 2022, were granted lifetime status. There is currently no other way to earn lifetime Authentic Circle status.
Authentic Circle Benefits
Let’s look at some of the benefits of Miraval Authentic Circle status.
- 25% discount on select on-property retail purchases (excludes jewelry, art, and trunk show items)
- Access to Authentic Circle Fourth and Fifth Night Free Packages (see below for details)
- Additional $100 resort credit per stay in 2023 and 2024
- Complimentary in-room dining service fee once per stay
- Complimentary laundry service once per stay
- Early access to exclusive offers
- Exclusive gift at check-in in 2023 and 2024
- Invitation to member events and Authentic Circle Appreciation Weeks (see below for details)
- Guaranteed best available rate
- Promo code for 25% discount for your entire purchase at Miraval’s online store
Authentic Circle Fourth Night Free Package
The Miraval Authentic Circle Fourth Night Free Package includes an additional $100 nightly resort credit for the Authentic Circle member and a guest staying in the same room, plus a free fourth night on any 4+ night stay.
Authentic Circle Fifth Night Free Package
The Miraval Authentic Circle Fifth Night Free Package includes an additional $175 nightly resort credit for the Authentic Circle member and a guest staying in the same room, plus a free fifth night on any 5+ night stay.
Authentic Circle Fourth and Fifth Night Free Packages can’t be combined with Authentic Circle Appreciation Weeks.
Authentic Circle Appreciation Weeks
Miraval Authentic Circle Appreciation Weeks are exclusive weeks at all 3 resorts celebrating Authentic Circle members with special programming and exclusive events.
Authentic Circle members will enjoy the following benefits when booking an Appreciation Week package:
- 25% discount on the package rate
- $200 nightly resort credit (instead of the regular $175 nightly credit)
- Exclusive activities, including fireside chats with Miraval specialists, lunches with the leadership team, and more
2023 Miraval Authentic Circle Appreciation Weeks
- Miraval Berkshires: June 4 to June 10, 2023
- Miraval Austin: September 19 to September 23, 2023
- Miraval Arizona: December 11 to 17, 2023
How To Book an Authentic Circle Appreciation Week Package
You can book a Miraval Authentic Circle Appreciation Week package online at hyatt.com using code ACAAP.
The Authentic Circle package cost will be 25% cheaper than the regular rate.
Is Miraval Authentic Circle Worth It?
The big question you may have is, “Is earning Miraval’s Authentic Circle status worth it?” That depends on what kind of traveler you are.
If you happen to have 10 paid nights at Miraval planned during a calendar year, then obviously, earning Authentic Circle will be worth it. You’ll enjoy some nice perks and extra discounts on future stays with the status.
For someone who enjoys using World of Hyatt points for luxury stays like this, you’ll be out of luck because only full-priced paid stays count toward status.
Unfortunately, that will make it difficult for some travelers to earn Authentic Circle status.
How To Book a Stay at Miraval Using Hyatt Points
Since Miraval is all-inclusive, the pricing is per person, so you’ll need to correctly enter the number of people in your reservation. For a free night redemption, it costs an extra 17,500 to 22,000 points per night to add a second person to the reservation, and for a cash + points redemption, you’ll pay an extra 8,750 to 11,000 points per night for a second guest.
You can book your stay at Miraval with World of Hyatt points on hyatt.com or by calling 866-792-3395.
|Standard Award Chart for Miraval Resorts|
|Standard Room||Standard Suite||Premium Suite|
|Cost for 1 person||40,000||45,000||50,000||65,000||75,000||85,000||95,000||105,000||115,000|
|Cost for 2 people||57,500||65,000||72,000||82,500||95,000||107,000||112,500||125,000||137,000|
|Cash + Points Award Chart for Miraval Resorts|
|Standard Room||Standard Suite||Premium Suite|
|Cost for 1 person||20,000 + cash||22,500 + cash||25,000 + cash||32,500+ cash||37,500 + cash||42,500 + cash||47,500 + cash||52,500 + cash||57,500 + cash|
|Cost for 2 people||28,750 + cash||32,500 + cash||36,000 + cash||41,250 + cash||47,500 + cash||53,500 + cash||56,250 + cash||62,500 + 5cash||68,500 + cash|
The cash portion is 50% to 70% off the standard price for the chosen room.
Hot Tip: If you need to earn more World of Hyatt points for your stay, you can transfer them from Chase Ultimate Rewards or Bilt Rewards at a 1:1 ratio or use cards like The World of Hyatt Credit Card and World of Hyatt Business Credit Card.
Miraval Resort Fee
One of the biggest benefits of booking Miraval Resorts using World of Hyatt points is that the resort fee will be waived. This is an especially big deal at Miraval because the resort fee is a whopping 25% of the room cost (not including taxes and fees). At that rate, you can easily be paying hundreds of dollars extra per night.
The resort fee at Miraval indeed includes a lot, but at the same time, it includes the things that guests would assume are part of the all-inclusive package (and many of Hyatt’s other all-inclusive brands don’t have resort fees).
However you look at it, resort fees are a frustrating part of travel, but thankfully they can be avoided at Miraval by booking with World of Hyatt points.
Miraval Resorts is a wellness-focused luxury brand of adults-only all-inclusive resorts within the Hyatt portfolio. The 3 locations — Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin, and Miraval Berkshires — offer unique activities and experiences that promote mindfulness and creating balance. Guests who stay 10 qualifying nights in a calendar year will earn Authentic Circle status with perks like discount packages and extra resort credits.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Miraval owned by Hyatt?
Yes, Hyatt acquired Miraval Resorts in 2017.
How do you book Miraval with Hyatt points?
How many Miraval hotels are there?
There are currently 3 Miraval resorts — Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin, and Miraval Berkshires. A fourth location, Miraval The Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, is expected to open in 2025.
What is included in a Miraval stay?
Miraval Resorts are all-inclusive and there really is a lot that comes with the room rate. All food and snacks as well as non-alcoholic beverages are included in addition to activities, airport transfers, valet parking, and tips.
What is Miraval's Authentic Circle?
Authentic Circle is the loyalty program for Miraval Resorts & Spas. This status is earned after 10 qualifying nights spent at any Miraval location in a calendar year.
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