There are 4 Chase Sapphire hotel partners: Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Marriott and IHG. You can transfer points to these programs at a 1:1 rate. For example, you could swap 10,000 Chase Sapphire points for 10,000 Hilton Honors, World of Hyatt, Marriott Rewards or IHG Rewards Club points. And you can do this using a Chase Sapphire, Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire Reserve card. The original Chase Sapphire card is no longer available to new applicants, but some customers still have it.
Whether you’re sacrificing value in the process is another story, since 10,000 Sapphire points will get you $125 in travel booked through Chase with the Preferred card and $150 with the Reserve card. So, your points are worth as much as 1.25 - 1.5 cents each if you don’t transfer them. If you do transfer them, it depends on the hotel partner’s policies. And according to many sources, only Hyatt’s points are worth more.
But there’s a convenience factor in play, too. The Chase Sapphire hotel partners are four of the biggest names in hospitality. So, if you travel a lot, there’s a good chance you have rewards with one of them. And pooling your earnings can be an effective way to save if you’re planning to stay at one of these hotel chains in the future. But before you can save, you need to know how the transfer process works.
Transferring points to Chase Sapphire hotel partners:
- You must transfer at least 1,000 points at a time.
- You can only transfer rewards in 1,000-point increments.
- All transfers are final (no refunds).
- You cannot transfer points from a hotel partner to Chase Sapphire. It’s a one-way street.
Finally, it’s worth noting that in a sense any major hotel chain can be considered a Chase Sapphire hotel partner. After all, you can book reservations at any of them with points through the Ultimate Rewards travel portal, at a rate of 1.25 cents per point with the Preferred card or 1.5 cents per point with the Reserve card. So, don’t get too caught up in the official partners, unless you already belong to one of their loyalty programs. Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve points offer more flexibility than you might think.