My New Favorite Hotel in Chicago — And How to Use Credit Card Points to Stay There

Chicago is one of my favorite places to visit.  My favorite activities are taking an architecture cruise downtown and strolling through Grant Park.  Plus, you can’t visit Chicago without a taste of deep dish pizza (though I admit to preferring my all-time favorite Thai restaurant).  I used to live in Chicago, so every time I fly into the city I visit a few friends who still live there.  My new favorite hotel has become the Hyatt Centric the Loop Chicago.
The Hyatt Centric the Loop Chicago costs 20,000 Hyatt points per night, or 10,000 points + ~$125 in cash.  To put that in perspective, you can earn 80,000 points with the Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card, which is enough for 4 free nights.  Because 80,000 Chase points are worth 80,000 Hyatt points!  You can easily convert your Chase points to Hyatt points by logging onto your Chase account.  By transferring your points, you usually get a much better value than by booking through the Chase travel portal.
I Love the Modern Feel to This Hotel–AND That I Can Use My Credit Card Points!
Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago Review
1.  Location
The Hyatt Centric in Chicago has a great location.  It’s walking distance to lots of cafes, bars, and restaurants.  It’s a few blocks away from the Art Institute and Grant Park.  You won’t need to rent a car unless you plan on spending significant time driving in the suburbs.
You’ll Love the Location of the Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago
2.   Rooms
I love the modern, contemporary feel to this hotel.  It is youthful and artistic.  The rooms were fresh and minimal.  I felt very relaxed at this hotel.
I Thoroughly Enjoyed My Room
3.   Food & Beverage
One of the great aspects of this hotel is the French restaurant and bar located on the ground floor of the hotel.  Cochon Volant Brasserie serves up interesting food like duck confit bacon cheddar omelettes and scratch made waffles.  I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast that was served in the restaurant.
One of the Highlights of This Hotel is the French Art Nouveau Inspired Restaurant & Bar
The bar is beautifully decorated, and was very inviting to enjoy a drink or two with friends.  The bartenders are very talented here and made us some amazing drinks!
The Drinks Are Really Good
4.   Booking
You can book a room at the Hyatt Centric the Loop Chicago by going to their website and choosing the “Use Points” option.  If you’re short on Hyatt points, you can transfer Chase points into your Hyatt account.  Check out our video guide for how to quickly and easily transfer your points.
Bottom Line
The Hyatt Centric the Loop Chicago is a great hotel in the heart of Chicago where you can use your Chase points.  The rooms are minimal and relaxing, and the French restaurant and bar below is not to be missed!  Have you stayed at the Hyatt Centric the Loop Chicago?  Share your experience in the comments below.