How to Earn Hyatt Gold Passport Points and Airline Miles

Earn Hyatt Gold Passport

The Hyatt Gold Passport™ loyalty program is praised for its easy points, easy rewards design. Members can earn rewards points when they stay at Hyatt properties around the world, or from purchases with Hyatt’s rewards partners, venue bookings through Hyatt Gold Passport Planner Rewards, spending on the Hyatt credit card, and more.

Earn Hyatt Gold Passport points from hotel stays

As a Hyatt Gold Passport rewards member, you earn 5 points for every $1 spent on eligible stays and purchases at participating Hyatt hotel brands. The Hyatt Gold Passport rewards program has 3 levels: Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. When you reach Platinum status, you earn an additional 15% point bonus, or 5.75 points for every $1 spent. At Diamond status, you earn an additional 30% point bonus, or 6.5 points for every $1 spent.

Earn HGP points from rewards partners

You can earn Hyatt Gold Passport points from participating rewards partners, such as MGM Resorts, Avis Car Rental, and shopping and dining locations worldwide.

HGP members who are visiting participating restaurants and spas just have to provide their HGP account number to the Hyatt Associate at the outlet at the time of payment to process the earned points on eligible charges. They will earn 5 HGP base points per $1USD. These eligible non-stay charges do not count towards Platinum or Diamond status, and outlet visits will not count as stays or nights towards earning Hyatt Gold Passport tier status.

Earn HGP points with Events and Meetings

Members can even earn reward points for meetings and events, because Hyatt believes in recognizing and rewarding the planners behind every successful gathering. With the Hyatt Gold Passport Planner Rewards™ program, you can collect points for your meetings and catering/banqueting events at any Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide.

You will earn 1 Hyatt Gold Passport™ bonus point for every eligible $1USD spent on eligible meeting revenue, and up to 50,000 bonus points for each event. Every qualifying meeting or event helps you earn credit toward achieving elite tier status in the Hyatt Gold Passport program. Bonus points are awarded for eligible spendings on guest rooms, meetings rooms, banquets, and in-house catering. These points can be split up to three ways to reward co-workers or colleagues who helped plan the event.

After 3 qualifying meetings or events, you will be upgraded to Platinum status. After 10 qualifying meetings or events, you will automatically be bumped up to the highest level of membership at Diamond status. A qualifying meeting is defined as 10 or more occupied rooms per night.

There are many ways you can redeem your Hyatt rewards points, and if you enjoyed hosting your event with Hyatt, you can use your points for credits on future events at Hyatt hotels. You can redeem Future Meeting Credit Awards by calling 866-614-4484.

Future Meeting CreditPoints Required
$200 Event Credit15,000 Points
$400 Event Credit30,000 Points
$600 Event Credit45,000 Points
$800 Event Credit60,000 Points
$1,000 Event Credit75,000 Points

Earn Bonus Points with the Hyatt Credit Card

You can also earn HPG points from everyday purchases through a Hyatt credit card. With the Hyatt Credit Card from Chase, members will receive credit for 2 free nights after making $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Members also earn 3 points for every $1USD spent at all Hyatt properties with their card, 2 points for every $1USD spent at restaurants and airline agencies, and 1 point for every $1USD spent on all other purchases. Here are some of the other benefits of this card:

  • Free award night each year at any category 1-4 property.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points when you add an authorized user to your account.
  • Automatic upgrade to Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum membership.
  • Receive 2 stay credits and 5 night credits toward Diamond status upon spending $20,000 each calendar year; an additional 3 stay credits and 5 night credits upon spending $40,000 each year.
  • $75 annual fee waived the first year.
  • No foreign-transaction fee.
  • EMV Chip-enabled.

Click here for a full list of card benefits.

How do I earn Airline Miles?

As a Hyatt Gold Passport (HGP) member, you can switch from earning points to earning miles at any time. Members can earn a set amount of miles for each qualifying stay with 28 participating travel partners. Your earning preferences can be changed at the hotel’s front desk; just make sure to present your Passport membership number and your preferred frequent flyer program.

What are the participating airlines

Airline Partner
You earn
Aeromexico®1,000 kilometers
Air China800 kilometers
Air France / KLM500 miles
All Nippon Airways500 miles
American Airlines500 miles
Asia Miles Airways500 miles
Asiana Airlines500 miles
British Airways500 Avios
China Airlines500 miles
China Eastern Airlines800 points
Delta Air Lines500 miles
Emirates Skywards500 miles
Etihad Airways500 miles
Hawaiian Airlines500 miles
Japan Airlines500 miles
Jet Airways500 miles
Korean Air500 miles
LAN Airlines S.A.1,000 kilometers
Lufthansa500 miles
Qantas Airways600 or 1,000 points
Qatar Airways500 miles
Royal Brunei Airlines500 miles
Singapore Airlines500 miles
Southwest Airlines600 points
Thai Airways International500 miles
United Airlines500 miles
Virgin Atlantic Airways750 miles

Are Rewards points and miles interchangeable?

You can convert your already owned points to a frequent flyer program online. To convert points to miles, you must have a minimum of 5,000 available HGP points. Points are converted to miles at a conversion rate of 1,250 points to 500 miles (2.5 to 1); after the minimum 5,000, additional point conversion can be made in increments of 1,250. If you do not have enough points to convert points to miles, you can purchase the additional points in order to convert.

When you convert 50,000 HGP points, you get 20,000 miles, plus a 5,000 mile bonus for a total of 25,000 miles. When you convert 50,000 HGP points to Southwest Airlines® Rapid Rewards points, you will receive 24,000 points plus a 6,000 point bonus for a total of 30,000 Rapid Rewards points.

Currently, all HGP points converted to miles are final. Once HGP points have been converted into bonus miles, they will no longer be available for use in the HGP program.

The Fine Print

  • Points will be immediately deducted from your account for conversion; but the miles can take 6-8 weeks to appear on your account.
  • Because converted miles are “bonus”, they do not count toward upgraded tier status in participating Travel Partner programs.
  • HGP points to miles conversions are available on participating Travel Partners. HGP points are not eligible for conversion into M life Tier Credits.
  • Hyatt Gold Passport Planner Rewards Company Accounts are not allowed to participate in the Hyatt Gold Passport Points to Miles program.


Have any further questions or comments? Contact Hyatt Customer service.

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