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Hyatt to Update Award Chart – Here’s What It Means for You!

Hyatt to Update Award Chart – Here’s What It Means for You!

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Hyatt is updating its award chart on August 1, 2016.  And I know what you’re thinking…but it’s not all bad!

Fifty-six Hyatt hotels will become less expensive using points.  And 50 will charge more points per night.

Hyatt To Update Award Chart Heres It Means For You
After August 1, 2016, You’ll Only Pay 15,000 Hyatt Points per Night (Instead of 25,000 Hyatt Points!) for the Modern Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami

I’ll show you the full list of Hyatt hotels affected by these changes.  And point out 2 cities and 2 hotels that will be most impacted by the new award chart.

Hyatt Changing Award Categories for 106 Hyatt Hotels

Link:   Hyatt Award Chart

On August 1, 2016, 106 Hyatt hotels will change categories and either cost more or fewer Hyatt points per night.

So check out the lists below, and decide if you need to book your stay before or after the changes.  Because you might be able to save points!

After looking through the list, I noticed that a number of Hyatt hotels in Dallas will cost more Hyatt points.  And a few Hyatt hotels in Phoenix will cost fewer Hyatt points.

Hyatt Hotels in Dallas Will Cost More Hyatt Points

The Hyatt House Dallas / Frisco, Hyatt House Dallas / Lincoln Park, Hyatt House Dallas / Uptown, and the Hyatt Place Dallas / Grapevine will all be moving from Category 1 to Category 2 hotels.  And will cost 8,000 Hyatt points per night instead of 5,000 Hyatt points per night.

The Hyatt Regency Dallas will move from a Category 2 to Category 3 hotel.  And cost 12,000 Hyatt points per night instead of 8,000 Hyatt points per night.

Hyatt To Update Award Chart Heres It Means For You
The Grand Hyatt DFW Airport Hotel Will Cost 12,000 Hyatt Points per Night Starting August 1, 2016

And the Grand Hyatt DFW will go from a Category 3 to a Category 4 hotel.  And cost 15,000 Hyatt points instead of 12,000 Hyatt points per night.

So if you’re looking to stay at a Hyatt in Dallas, you probably want to book before the hotel you want goes up in price on August 1, 2016!

But if you’re planning a trip to Phoenix, you’ll save points after the award chart changes!

Hyatt Hotels in Phoenix Will Cost Fewer Hyatt Points

In Phoenix, the Hyatt Place Phoenix Chandler-Fashion CenterHyatt Place Phoenix-MesaHyatt Place Phoenix / Gilbert, and Hyatt Place Tempe / Phoenix Airport will all be going from Category 2 to Category 1 hotels.

So you’ll save 3,000 Hyatt points per night, because these hotels will cost 5,000 Hyatt points instead of 8,000 Hyatt points per night.

Noteworthy Changes to Hyatt Hotels in Miami & Asheville

Two more notable changes to the award chart are the Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami and the Hyatt Place Downtown Asheville.

Welcome to Miami

The Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami will be moving from a Category 6 to a Category 4 hotel.  And that’s great news for folks looking to use Hyatt points in Miami!

Because this hotel gets 4 stars on TripAdvisor, and will now cost 10,000 fewer Hyatt points, down from 25,000 Hyatt points to 15,000 Hyatt points per night.

Singing the Blues in Asheville, North Carolina

The Hyatt Place Downtown Asheville will move from a Category 1 to a Category 3 hotel.  And cost 7,000 MORE Hyatt points per night, going from 5,000 points to 12,000 Hyatt points per night.

Hyatt To Update Award Chart Heres It Means For You
The Rooftop Bar at the Hyatt Place Downtown Asheville Has Amazing Views, but It Will Soon Cost More Hyatt Points to Stay at the Hotel!

If I make it to this hotel, I’ll be sure to offset the points increase by gobbling up seconds thirds at their complimentary breakfast buffet! 😉

Here’s the full list of Hyatt hotels moving to higher categories on August 1, 2016:

Hyatt To Update Award Chart Heres It Means For You
These 50 Hyatt Hotels Are Moving to a Higher Award Category. Sorry to Those of Y’all Who Like to Stay at Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun to Be Near the Casino!

And the list of the Hyatt hotels moving to a lower award category:

Hyatt To Update Award Chart Heres It Means For You
These 56 Hyatt Hotels Are Moving to a Lower Award Category. This Is Great News for Folks Looking to Stay at the Highly-Rated Hyatt Place Los Cabos in Mexico!

Looking for Ways to Earn Free Nights at Hyatt Hotels?

Link:   Chase Hyatt

With the Chase Hyatt card, you’ll earn 2 free night certificates after spending $1,000 within 3 months of account opening.  And 5,000 bonus points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the same timeframe.

You’ll also get:

  • Free Platinum elite status which gets you free internet
  • 1 free night in Category 1 to 4 Hyatt every card anniversary

This card can save you lots of money, because you can use the 2 free nights at expensive Hyatt hotels that would otherwise cost hundreds of dollars.  Like the Park Hyatt Milan, where Emily and I stayed while visiting Italy.

Or consider earning Chase Ultimate Rewards points with cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Ink Plus.  Then transferring those points to Hyatt points at a 1:1 ratio.

Bottom Line

On August 1, 2016, 106 Hyatt hotels will be changing award categories.

If you’re planning a stay at a hotel on the list, decide whether you need to book your nights before or after the changes.

In particular, the hotels in Dallas that are impacted by the new award chart are changing to higher categories.  And a number of hotels in Phoenix are moving to a lower category.  

So folks visiting the Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami will get a better deal.  While anyone staying at the Hyatt Place Downtown Asheville will have to pay more points for award nights.

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About your headliner property, Daraius…. a little update and sobriety:

Was planning to try the hyatt south beach (on free nights & points) but then realized that they nail the unprepared with two hidden fees:

$20 resort fee (per night)

Valet parking (if you have a car)

Plus unspecified tax on both.

Bah humbug. Prefer beach places like Hyatt Daytonna, (Cat 3) where they really are on the beach (not a block away), where they include free breakfast (and receptions), where they don’t hammer you with extra fees.

Tried twice to leave a reply, but your website said I was posting too quickly???