Hyatt Hotel Category Changes Coming Monday: Last Chance to Use Category 1-4 Credit Card Reward Certificates at 18 Locations

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This Monday March 18, 2019, at 11:01 pm Central Time, Hyatt will be shifting the reward category for 259 of their hotels.  That’s a big chunk of locations for one of the smaller major hotel chains.

So you’ve only got a couple of days to take a look and see if it’s better to book your travel now or to wait until Monday.  This is particularly important if you were planning to use a Category 1-4 free night credit card reward certificate you earned with the World of Hyatt Credit Card because there are 30 hotels either moving into Category 4 or out of it.

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After Monday you won’t be able to use your Hyatt category 1-4 credit card reward certificate at the Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo

Hyatt Category Changes – Where to Use Your Credit Card Reward Certificates By Monday

The changes to award categories are close to evenly split between hotels going up and hotels going down in price.  So take a look at the full list of category changes here to see which specific hotels you’ll want to book before the changes and which ones you’ll want to wait on.

If you were planning on using a Hyatt Category 1-4 free night certificate at any of these hotels be sure to book by Monday March 18:

I’ve been to the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui and it has one of the nicest club lounges I’ve been to.  That one and the Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Penninsula Papagayo are disappointing losses for the Category 1-4 free night certificates.

But you’ll be able to use Category 1-4 free night certificates at these hotels after March 18th:

I’m shocked to see a hotel in Hawaii fall into Category 4.  Typically during peak season, Hawaii is one of the hardest destinations to book free hotel award nights at.

What do you think of the changes?  Anything you’re heartbroken or happy to see changing in price?

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Jason Stauffer was a writer for Million Mile Secrets where he covered points, miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels and general travel. His work has appeared in The Points Guy and NextAdvisor.

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