Hyatt Hotel Category Changes Coming Soon! Book Before Prices Increase

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Hyatt Hotel Category Changes Coming Soon! Book Before Prices Increase

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Via One Mile at a Time, Hyatt is making a few changes to its award chart.  And it’s mostly bad news.

Nine hotels are changing categories at 12:01 am Central Time on December 13, 2017.  And nearly all of them increase in price.

Hyatt Hotel Category Changes Coming Soon Book Before Prices Increase
The Confidante Hotel Miami Beach Is Decreasing in Price by 10,000 Hyatt Points!

Hyatt Changing Award Categories for 9 Hyatt Hotels

Link:   Hyatt Award Chart

Hyatt is my favorite hotel chain, because I think they have a great balance between value and comfort.  So it’s always a bummer to see award chart changes!

On December 13, 2017, at 12:01 am Central Time, 8 Hyatt hotels will increase in price, and 1 hotel will decrease.  Here’s what you can expect.

So, you should book as soon as possible if you plan to stay at most of these hotels.

Want More Hyatt Points?

Link:   All the Ways to Earn Hyatt Points

I love to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt for free hotel stays.

Remember, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt to top-off your account for an award stay if you have the Chase Sapphire ReserveChase Sapphire Preferred CardInk Business Preferred Credit Card, or (no longer offered) Ink Bold card or Ink Plus card.

And if you have one of the cards listed above, you can indirectly transfer points earned from the Chase FreedomChase Freedom Unlimited, and Ink Business Cash Credit Card, too!

Or, you can sign-up for the improved Chase Hyatt card offer, which comes with 40,000 bonus points after meeting minimum spending requirements.  Plus a $50 statement credit after your first purchase!

Bottom Line

Hyatt is increasing the award price of 8 hotels, and decreasing the award price of 1 hotel.  This change hopefully won’t affect too many of y’all.  But it’s important to stay on top of these changes so you aren’t surprised later!

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I was about to book some “just incase” bookings at one of the hotels here, since I’m not sure of our travel plans next year. Then I read about their cancellation policy….


I stand corrected, this looks to be for the previous Gold Passport Program. World of Hyatt looks to be much more friendly following about the same treatment as regular cash reservations.

See 4. Points Deduction; Cancellation and No-Shows