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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.
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.
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 Center, Hyatt Place Phoenix-Mesa, Hyatt 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
Welcome to 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
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:
And the list of the Hyatt hotels moving to a lower award category:
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.
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.