Redemption of the month: Andaz Tokyo
One of my favorite points redemptions — and, really, favorite hotels — is the Andaz Tokyo, Hyatt’s design-y hotel there. Rooms are big with skyline views, the pool is nice, it’s in a great neighborhood for running, and there’s good coffee downstairs at Toranomon Koffee.
At 25,000 Hyatt points per night for a standard room, and with rooms often going for around $500 or more, it’s easy to redeem at a value of 2 cents per point or better — a good deal. I typically transfer Chase points to Hyatt.
If you don’t mind (or are excited by) the Lost in Translation connection, there’s also the Park Hyatt Tokyo across town. It’s a bit more per night, at 30,000 points, but also a worthy redemption if you want to experience Japanese attention to detail (and Aesop-stocked bathrooms) in a classy setting.