How To Transfer World of Hyatt Points to ANY Member

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How to Transfer World of Hyatt Points to ANY Member

One thing hotel programs have that most airline programs do not is the ability to combine points with other members.  I recently had to send Shawn some World of Hyatt points since he did a Guest of Honor booking for my two kids, one dad trip to Orlando. I figured I might as well share how to transfer World of Hyatt points to any member and tell you why it is awesome. And the best part is this is 100% free to do as well!

Why Being Able to Transfer Points is Awesome!

There are quite a few programs out there that allow you to transfer points to other members.  Some, like Chase Ultimate Rewards, only allow you to transfer to your spouse (or business partners).  That is a pretty good offer but World of Hyatt lets you transfer points to ANY World of Hyatt member.  That opens a lot of doors.

If you have a friend with Globalist status, hi Shawn, then they can book you rooms and you can send them the points for it.  This gets you all the perks of Globalist status without having to spend 60 nights in a hotel bed, or put a ton of spend on the Chase World of Hyatt credit card.

It also allows you to combine points with a buddy or player 2 (aka your significant other who plays the miles and points game with you). This unlocks amazing award bookings that you couldn’t book with one person’s account alone.  Say you both recently got the Chase World of Hyatt credit card and the 50,000 point welcome offer.  You would be sitting on 100,000+ points between the two accounts.  But you could only book 2 nights at a category 7 hotel, like the Park Hyatt NYC, since you have 50,000 points in each account.  A category 7 booking is 30,000 points per night.  But by combining the balances you could unlock a 3rd night and you wouldn’t have to stagger the booking between two accounts either.

View from the Regency Club outdoor deck at the Hyatt Regency Bangkok. Another hotel another suite upgrade.

How to Transfer World of Hyatt Points to Any Member?

Now that we covered why combining World of Hyatt points is awesome let’s talk about how to do it. If I have one complaint about Hyatt’s set up it is that you need to fill out a form and email or mail it in.  It isn’t the end of the world but when Hilton let’s you do it online you know you are behind the 8 ball.

Step 1

Pull up the World of Hyatt points transfer form.  You can Google it or just CLICK HERE and then print it off.

Step 2 

To fill out the form you will need some key information.  If it is for your significant other this is the easy part.  If you are combining points with a friend or extended family member then you need one person to fill out the form and send it to the other person to fill out their part.  I do this by scanning and emailing it to the other person.  If I am combining points with my wife I just fill everything out for both of us and then have her sign it. This information must match up perfectly with what is on the person’s World of Hyatt account.  The info you will need is:

  • World of Hyatt account numbers for both members
  • Phone number for each member
  • Mailing address of both members
  • The email address of each member
  • Each member will need to sign the form
Step 3

Once the form is filled out you will need to send it to Hyatt in one of two ways:

  • Mail it to World of Hyatt Customer Service, P.O. Box 27089, Omaha, NE
    68127-0089 USA
  • Email it to worldofhyatt@hyatt.com.

Email is the way to go here since it will be a lot quicker and you have a paper trail etc.  I simply scan it and then attach it as a PDF file.  Lately they have been responding within a day and transferring the points.  In the past it has taken 2-3 days.  Just be aware of that time frame if it is a time sensitive booking.

There Is One Rule You Need to Know

There is a rule you should know that World of Hyatt has about point transfers.  You can only transfer or receive points once every 30 days.  Just be aware of this in case you need points from 2 different sources to make your booking etc. You will need to space them out by at least 30 days.

Final Thoughts

I wish every points program allowed you to combine points with family members, much less anyone!  It allows you to get more value out of your points or at least not leave any stranded stragglers behind.

This is one of my favorite parts of the World of Hyatt program. Especially with running a 2 player system between myself and my wife.  Since we both have Chase World of Hyatt credit card we both hit the $15,000 in spend each year for the category 1-4 free night.  That means my wife always has at least 15,000 World of Hyatt points in her account when her spend is finished.  We would have to book a room using her account if we couldn’t transfer them to my account.  That isn’t a huge deal unless one member has status or is chasing status.  Once I transfer her points to my account we unlock status perks on that stay(s).  And it makes re-qualifying for status a little bit easier too.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Mark,

    Is there any cost to do this ? Most places seem to have high costs to move points to my wife’s account or vice versa, but it sounds like this might be free which would be great !!

  2. The information you fill out in Step 2 (address, phone, email) has to match exactly with the information in the person’s World of Hyatt account.

      • The other thing people have to keep in mind is ‘technically’ you can’t transfer points from one member to another unless the receiving member does not have enough points for an upcoming booking. Also it’s capped at 55,000 points.

  3. Hi
    I thought I read somewhere that you are supposed to transfer points in order to redeem an award but in practice Hyatt doesn’t police this. Do they still have this “rule”? Thanks… Patrick

    • That is in the terms (I believe) or at least the spirit behind it but it is something that I have never seen enforced. If you start transferring points all over the place it may be an issue but overall I have never had a problem.

  4. What I like is that you don’t have to transfer in increments of 1,000 points. I was able to transfer all the points in my husband’s account to mine (2000 some odd orphaned points). So many programs only allow transfers in increments of 1,000 points.
    Sadly, his account is now 0, and mine only has 2 points, but hey, we’ve got 3 nights booked in Park Hyatt Sydney 😉

    • That is a great point Marilyn and to be honest I have never tried anything outside of 1,000 increments lol.

      Sounds like it is going to be an awesome trip!

      • Yeah – celebration for my 70th (next month). Going in Oct for 35 days – hope I am still married when it’s over 🙂 since I’m not sure how DH is going to handle it (long flights, long trip) but we will also be celebrating our 35th during the trip. Flying cheap paid economy fare to YVR, on to MEL in J (miles) for 3 nights, then used Avios (with the Chase bonus) to fly to SYD for 3 nights. Then 24 days cruising up to the GBR, back to SYD, on to Hobart and NZ, finishing in AKL where we stay 2 nights (points). Award flight back a bit convoluted – AKL-SYD in eco, overnight layover, SYD-SFO in J, then eco to EWR.

        Took a lot of work, but happy to have the TP legs in J, all but one hotel night on points – what’s not to like? Blogs like this helped me learn all this stuff. Thanks!
        Excited!!

  5. You can also FAX the form. If you know you will repeat the process in the future (as with a spouse), keep the form & white out the points for future use. Then just fill in new points later. Have repeatedly used the same form to drain another account. No questions asked & no terms require a fresh sig.

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