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World of Hyatt Hotel Category Changes

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Because of the changing travel landscape, Hyatt postponed award chart changes for the past couple of years. Now that travel has bounced back, 146 hotels worldwide are changing categories. Here are all the details of the new World of Hyatt hotel category changes that launches on March 22, 2022.

The new award chart for free nights at Hyatt hotels starts on March 22, 2022, at 8 am CST. You should make your bookings for stays through the rest of the year and into next year by March 21, 2022.

Here’s the complete list of all Hyatt hotels changing categories and what you should do to save money. Seventy hotels will cost you more points and 76 hotels will cost less.

All hotels are increasing or decreasing one category. Except for the Hyatt Place Moab, it is increasing two categories.

If you’re planning to reach Globalist status with inexpensive hotel stays like category 1 and 2 hotels, you’ll want to pay particular attention to those hotels that are increasing in category.

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New World of Hyatt Award

You’ll pay more to stay at 70 Hyatt hotels after March 22, 2022, when the new World of Hyatt award chart changes.

When a hotel goes up a category, the points + cash rate also increases.

Pro-tip: After March 22, 2022, you won’t be able to use a free night award at some hotels. This applies to category 1 to 4 free night awards and the Category 1 to 7 free night award earned as a 60-night milestone reward.

World of Hyatt Hotels Increasing in Points

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You should book these World of Hyatt hotels that are increasing in points before the award chart changes. Especially if you plan to stay at any aspirational hotels like Alila Ventana Big Sur.

When a hotel goes up a category, you’ll pay more points for your free night at hotels like Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas.

Pro-tip: Pay attention to the hotels that are moving from Category 4 to 5. Because you won’t 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, 2022. You just have to book your stay before that date.

You can take advantage of the lower points rates when you make your reservation by March 22, 2022 at 7:59 am CT.

Here’s an alphabetical table of all the Hyatt and SLH hotels that will cost you more Hyatt points.

HotelCurrent CategoryNew Category on March 22, 2022
Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas67
Alila Napa Valley78
Alila Ventana Big Sur78
Ambassador Chicago34
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort78
Carmel Valley Ranch67
The Confidante Miami Beach45
El Capitan Hotel23
Gild Hall, a Thompson Hotel45
Grand Hyatt Changsha23
Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty12
Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and Spa34
Hôtel Lou Pinet78
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa67
Hyatt House Irvine/John Wayne Airport23
Hyatt House Washington DC / The Wharf34
Hyatt Place Austin/Round Rock12
Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown23
Hyatt Place Boise/Towne Square12
Hyatt Place Bloomington34
Hyatt Place Chesapeake/Greenbrier12
Hyatt Place Dewey Beach56
Hyatt Place Eugene / Oakway Center23
Hyatt Place Fresno23
Hyatt Place Indianapolis Airport12
Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown23
Hyatt Place Las Vegas23
Hyatt Place Las Vegas at Silverton Village23
Hyatt Place Long Island City / New York City34
Hyatt Place Moab24
Hyatt Place Ocean City / Oceanfront56
Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port45
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Farmington/Station Park12
Hyatt Place Sandestin/at Grand Boulevard34
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara45
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz45
Hyatt Place State College45
Hyatt Place St. George / Convention Center12
Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center23
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina45
Hyatt Regency Dharamshala Resort34
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress34
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa45
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa56
Hyatt Regency Malta23
Hyatt Regency Manila, City of Dreams23
Hyatt Regency Monterey and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course45
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport34
Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island, Okinawa45
Hyatt Regency Tokyo34
Hyatt Regency Valencia23
Hyatt Regency Yokohama34
Hyatt Residence Club Dorado, Hacienda del Mar45
Hyatt Residence Club Key West, Sunset Harbor56
Park Hyatt Busan56
Park Hyatt Hangzhou45
Park Hyatt Istanbul - Macka Palas45
Park Hyatt Kyoto78
Park Hyatt Milan78
Park Hyatt New York78
Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono78
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme78
Park Hyatt Suzhou34
Park Hyatt Sydney78
Park Hyatt Zanzibar45
Spirit Ridge34
The Elms Hotel & Spa23
The Walper Hotel12
The Wellem34
Thompson Central Park New York56

Nine Hotels Increasing to Category 8

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World of Hyatt award chart changes isn’t something new. But what is new is that you won’t be able to book some hotels with your Category 7 free night certificates.

Because nine hotels are increasing from Category 7 to Category 8:

  • Alila Napa Valley
  • Alila Ventana Big Sur
  • Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
  • Park Hyatt Kyoto
  • Park Hyatt Milan
  • Park Hyatt New York
  • Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono
  • Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome
  • Park Hyatt Sydney

World of Hyatt Hotels Decreasing in Points

infinity pool at tropical resort in bali, alila ubud

Several World of Hyatt hotels like the Alila Ubud and the Hyatt Regency Danang are decreasing in points on March 22, 2022.

There are 76 hotels that will cost less. Here’s a table listing all the hotels alphabetically.

HotelCurrent CategoryNew Category on March 22, 2022
Akyra Manor Chiang Mai54
Aleenta Resort & Spa Hua Hin54
Alila Manggis21
Alila Ubud32
Altstadt Vienna54
Andaz Delhi32
Anya Resort Tagaytay43
BEI Zhaolong Hotel32
Boheme Hotel87
Brooks Hotel54
Culloden Estate and Spa43
Grand Hotel Parker’s54
Grand Hyatt Bali21
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok32
Grand Hyatt Macau54
Grand Hyatt Muscat43
Hacienda Pena Pobre43
Hotel Bergs54
Hotel Éclat Beijing43
Hotel Infante Sagres65
Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland43
Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago43
Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria43
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong43
Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur, Mont Kiara21
Hyatt House Pleasanton43
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport21
Hyatt Place Dubai Wasl District21
Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport21
Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley32
Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport21
Hyatt Place Manatí32
Hyatt Place Oklahoma City / Bricktown32
Hyatt Place Orlando/Lake Buena Vista32
Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania32
Hyatt Place Santiago/Vitacura21
Hyatt Place Sanya City Center21
Hyatt Place across from Universal Orlando Resort32
Hyatt Place West London Hayes21
Hyatt Regency Amsterdam54
Hyatt Regency Baku21
Hyatt Regency Bali21
Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit32
Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport32
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa43
Hyatt Regency Dubai21
Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights32
Hyatt Regency Guam54
Hyatt Regency Hengqin32
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui54
Hyatt Residence Club San Antonio, Wild Oak Ranch54
Hyatt Regency Sydney54
Il Melograno65
Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah43
Lanson Place Causeway Bay43
Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias54
Opus XVI54
Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Wellness65
Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães43
Saint Ten Hotel43
Schlosshotel Kronberg54
Tanjong Jara Resort43
Tomtom Suites43
The Cellars-Hohenort43
The Fortress Resort & Spa65
The Grand Hotel54
The Lodge & Spa at Pico Bonito54
The Luang Say Residence65
The Marmara Bodrum43
The Pand Hotel54
The Plettenberg54
The Sukhothai Shanghai54
The Trident Hotel87
Villa Maria Cristina65
Wild Palms Hotel32

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.

Learn more: World of Hyatt Points Calendar: An Easy Way to Find Off Peak Dates.

What You Should Know

If you modify or change reservations made before March 22, 2022, and the hotel went up a category, you will pay more points.

This means if you change your reservation on March 22, 2022, 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 World of Hyatt Credit Card.


You should book your Hyatt stays before the new World of Hyatt award chart changes at 8 am on March 22, 2022.

You’ll pay more points to stay at 70 hotels and pay fewer points at 76 hotels when the new award chart goes into effect on March 22, 2022.

Be sure to review the award chart changes and book those hotels now.

With the category change, the points + cash rates also change.

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. And nine hotels you won’t be able to book with your free Category 1 to 7 award certficiate. 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 22, 2022?

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