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In December, the World of Hyatt announced they would change to a three-tiered award chart. Here are all the details of the new World of Hyatt award chart that launches on March 22, 2020.
WOH gave us a couple of months to make future bookings. But the day is rapidly approaching. If you haven’t already reserved your Hyatt stays for this year and early next year, you’ll want to do so now.
The new award chart for free nights at Hyatt hotels starts on March 22, 2020, at 8 am CST. In previous years, the change took place in the evening. But this year it starts early in the morning. So make your bookings for stays through the rest of the year and into next year by March 21, 2020.
Here’s the complete list of all Hyatt hotels changing categories and what you should do to save money.
New World of Hyatt Award
You’ll pay more to stay at 118 Hyatt hotels after March 22, 2020. Because that’s when the new World of Hyatt award chart changes.
The Points + Cash rate for these hotels are also changing. If the hotel increases a category, so does the points + cash rate.
After March 22, 2020, some hotels will no longer be eligible for a free night.
World of Hyatt Hotels Increasing in Points
You should book these hotels before the award chart changes. Especially if you plan to travel to Vietnam. For yet another year, the Park Hyatt Saigon is going up a category.
Even places closer to home like California are seeing many hotels increasing a category. A higher category means you’ll pay more points for your free night.
Pro-tip: Pay attention to the hotels that are moving from Category 4 to 5. Because this means you will no longer be able to use your annual free night from your World of Hyatt card at those hotels.
Remember you don’t have to stay before March 22, 2020.
To get the lower rates you only have to make your reservation by March 22, 2020.
So you could book your November 2020 trip to Costa Rica now and only pay 20,000 points vs 25,000 points.
Here’s a table of all the Hyatt and SLH hotels that will cost you more Hyatt points.
The table is arranged alphabetically by the hotel name so it’s easier to find the hotel you’re looking for.
|Hotel||Current Category||New Category on March 22, 2020|
|137 PILLARS SUITES BANGKOK||6||7|
|Akyra Beach Resort Phuket||3||4|
|ALEENTA RESORT & SPA PHUKET||6||7|
|Andaz 5th Avenue||6||7|
|ANDAZ PENINSULA PAPAGAYO||5||6|
|Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge||6||7|
|BOUTIQUE HOTEL VILLA AM|
|CAPE FAHN HOTEL||5||6|
|Carmel Valley Ranch - a Joie de Vivre|
|Chateau De Fere Hotel And Spa||5||6|
|Chateau Le Cagnard||5||6|
|Correntoso Lake & River Hotel||5||6|
|D RESORT GOCEK||5||6|
|Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort||5||6|
|DINAMO HOTEL BAKU||3||4|
|ELOUNDA GULF VILLAS AND SUITES||7||8|
|Gaya Island Resort||4||5|
|Gran Hotel Son Net||6||7|
|Grand Hyatt Doha||4||5|
|GRAND HOTEL DU PALAIS ROYAL||7||8|
|Grand Hyatt Fukuoka||4||5|
|Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty||1||2|
|Grand Hyatt Mumbai||2||3|
|Grand Hyatt Tokyo||6||7|
|Hotel Gajoen Tokyo||7||8|
|Hotel la Perouse||6||7|
|HOTEL LORD BYRON||5||6|
|HOTEL RELAIS CHRISTINE||7||8|
|Hyatt Centric Boston Faneuil Hall||5||6|
|Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa||6||7|
|Hyatt Centric La Rosiere||5||6|
|Hyatt Centric Park City||6||7|
|Hyatt House Augusta Downtown||3||4|
|Hyatt House Dusseldorf||3||4|
|Hyatt House Irvine/John Wayne|
|Hyatt House Nashville Downtown||4||5|
|Hyatt House Oak Brook||1||2|
|HYATT House Philadelphia/King of|
|HYATT House Philadelphia/Plymouth|
|HYATT House Raleigh North Hills||2||3|
|HYATT House Scottsdale/Old Town||3||4|
|HYATT House San Jose/Silicon Valley||4||5|
|HYATT house Santa Clara||4||5|
|Hyatt House Washington DC/The|
|Hyatt Place Ann Arbor||3||4|
|Hyatt Place Athens Downtown||3||4|
|Hyatt Place Augusta||4||5|
|Hyatt Place Austin Airport||1||2|
|Hyatt Place Blacksburg/University||2||3|
|Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal||1||2|
|Hyatt Place Champaign||3||4|
|Hyatt Place Chesapeake/Greenbrier||1||2|
|Hyatt Place Columbia Downtown||3||4|
|Hyatt Place Cincinnati Airport/Florence||1||2|
|Hyatt Place Eugene/Oakway Center||2||3|
|Hyatt Place Fair Lawn/Paramus||1||2|
|Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airpor||3||4|
|Hyatt Place Indianapolis Airport||1||2|
|Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown||2||3|
|Hyatt Place Knoxville/Downtown||2||3|
|Hyatt Place Lincoln Downtown|
|Hyatt Place Louisville-East||2||3|
|Hyatt Place Milwaukee Downtown||2||3|
|Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown||3||4|
|Hyatt Place Moab||2||3|
|Hyatt Place Ocean City Oceanfront||4||5|
|Hyatt Place Portland - Old Port||4||5|
|Hyatt Place San Jose Downtown||3||4|
|Hyatt Place Scottsdale/Old Town||3||4|
|Hyatt Place State College||4||5|
|Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa||3||4|
|Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino||6||7|
|Hyatt Regency Atlanta||2||3|
|Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort||4||5|
|Hyatt Regency Deerfield||1||2|
|Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf||4||5|
|Hyatt Regency Houston||2||3|
|Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport|
|Hyatt Regency Lexington||2||3|
|Hyatt Regency Louisville||4||5|
|Hyatt Regency Manila City of Dreams||2||3|
|Hyatt Regency Orlando Intl Airport||3||4|
|Hyatt Regency Santa Clara||4||5|
|Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island,|
|Hyatt Regency Tashkent||3||4|
|Hyatt Regency Tokyo||3||4|
|Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach|
Resort and Spa
|LIOSTASI HOTEL & SUITES||6||7|
|MYKONOS RIVIERA HOTEL & SPA||7||8|
|NOBORIOJI HOTEL NARA||6||7|
|Nobu Hotel Marbella||7||8|
|Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort & Spa||3||4|
|Park Hyatt Saigon||4||5|
|Park Hyatt Shenzhen Futian||4||5|
|Park Hyatt Zanzibar||4||5|
|Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa||6||7|
|The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick|
|Tempe Missions Palms||3||4|
|The Fish Hotel||4||5|
|THE PILLARS HOTEL||5||6|
|VILLA SPALLETTI TRIVELLI||7||8|
World of Hyatt Hotels Decreasing in Points
Some really great hotels like the Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami, Hyatt at Olive 8, and the Park Hyatt Hamburg are decreasing in points on March 22, 2020.
There are 100 hotels that will cost less. Here’s a table listing all the hotels alphabetically.
|Hotel||Current Category||New Category on March 22, 2020|
|Agalia Luxury Suites||6||5|
|ALEENTA RESORT & SPA HUA HIN||5||4|
|ALPIN ROYAL WELLNESS REFUGIUM||6||5|
|Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow||6||5|
|Carmelo Resort & Spa, in The Unbound|
Collection by Hyatt
|COLUMBIA BEACH RESORT||7||6|
|Grand Hyatt Athens||3||2|
|Grand Hyatt Bogota||3||2|
|Grand Hyatt Chengdu||2||1|
|Grand Hyatt Dubai||4||3|
|Grand Hyatt Hangzhou||4||3|
|Grand Hyatt Incheon||3||2|
|Grand Hyatt Istanbul||3||2|
|GRAND HYATT RIO DE JANEIRO||3||2|
|Grand Hyatt Seattle||5||4|
|Grand Hyatt Shanghai||4||3|
|Grand Hyatt Xi'an||2||1|
|Hacienda Pena Pobre||4||3|
|Honor Resort Yun Shu Dali||7||6|
|Hotel da Estrela||4||3|
|HOTEL ST. PETERSBOURG||4||3|
|Hyatt at Olive 8||5||4|
|Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami||5||4|
|Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago||4||3|
|Hyatt Centric Montevideo||2||1|
|HYATT House Dallas/Lincoln Park||2||1|
|Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street||3||2|
|Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Austin Cedar Park||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Biloxi||3||2|
|Hyatt Place Chongli||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Dubai/Wasl District||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport||2||1|
|Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Manati||3||2|
|Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon|
|Hyatt Place Minneapolis/Eden Prairie||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Oklahoma City Bricktown||3||2|
|Hyatt Place Orlando/Lake Buena Vista||3||2|
|Hyatt Place Orlando/Universal||3||2|
|Hyatt Place Riyadh Sulaimania||3||2|
|Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Airport||2||1|
|Hyatt Place San Antonio/Riverwalk||3||2|
|Hyatt Place Sanya City Center||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Santiago/Vitacura||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Saratoga/Malta||3||2|
|Hyatt Place Seattle/Downtown||4||3|
|Hyatt Place Tampa/Wesley Chapel||2||1|
|HYATT PLACE WEST LONDON HAYES||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Amsterdam||5||4|
|Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Baku||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Birmingham||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Changbaishan||4||3|
|Hyatt Regency Cleveland - The Arcade||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Dubai||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Hengqin||3||2|
|HYATT REGENCY ISTANBUL, ATAKOY||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Mainz||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky|
|Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de Gaulle||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Perth||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Rochester||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Sarasota||4||3|
|Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Yantian||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Sochi||5||4|
|Hyatt Regency Sydney||5||4|
|Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah||4||3|
|Jinmao Hotel Lijiang, in the Unbound|
Collection by Hyatt
|KASA HOTEL PAROTA||6||5|
|MONT BLANC HOTEL VILLAGE||7||6|
|NAM NGHI PHU QUOC||5||4|
|PALACIO ESTORIL HOTEL, GOLF &|
|Park Hyatt Changbaishan||5||4|
|Park Hyatt Chicago||6||5|
|Park Hyatt Hamburg||5||4|
|Park Hyatt Mallorca||6||5|
|Park Hyatt Melbourne||5||4|
|Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort||6||5|
|Park Hyatt Seoul||6||5|
|PARKER NEW YORK||6||5|
|SAINT TEN HOTEL||4||3|
|THE ARDEN HOTEL||4||3|
|The Atlantic Hotel||6||5|
|The Fortress Resort & Spa||6||5|
|THE GRAND HOTEL||5||4|
|The Grand Hotel Minneapolis||4||3|
|The Sukhothai Shanghai||5||4|
|VILLA EDEN-THE LEADING PARK|
|VILLA MARIA CRISTINA||6||5|
|VILLA NERI RESORT & SPA||6||5|
Get Points Back
You get points back if you’ve already booked a stay at one of the hotels that are moving down a category.
World of Hyatt automatically refunds the point difference on stays after March 22, 2020. But play it safe and call just in case.
What You Should Know
If you make any changes to any reservations made before March 22, 2020, and the hotel went up a category, you will pay more points.
This means if you change your reservation on March 22, 2020, or later, you’ll pay the new higher point cost.
Pro-tip: This includes any hotels you’ve booked using a free Category 1 to 4 award night from your Hyatt card.
Get 9X Hyatt Points
Get 9x Hyatt points per dollar spent at Hyatt hotels when you pay with your World of Hyatt card.
You earn 5x points per $1 spent for paid Hyatt stays. When you pay with your Hyatt card, you’ll get an extra 4x points.
There’s currently an up to 50,000 point signup bonus on this card. You can earn 25,000 points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months and another 25,000 points after spending a total $6,000 within your first 6 months of having the card. Learn how to apply here.
It’s time to book your Hyatt stays before the new World of Hyatt award chart changes happen at 8 am on March 22, 2020.
You’ll pay more points to stay at 117 hotels when the new award chart goes into effect on March 22, 2020.
This means you’ll want to carefully review the award chart changes on the tables above and book those hotels now.
Keep in mind that the Points + Cash rates will also increase.
But the most important detail…which hotels will you no longer be able to use your free night award from your World of Hyatt card. Be sure to lock those in new before the price goes up!
Which hotels are you going to book before the World of Hyatt award chart changes on March 18, 2019?
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