List of Category Decreases 2020 — and Increases 2021 — for World of Hyatt Hotel and Resort Properties

A list of hotel and resort properties which are increasing or decreasing in category was recently released for the World of Hyatt frequent guest loyalty program, with no hotel and resort property changing by more than one category…

List of Category Decreases 2020 — and Increases 2021 — for World of Hyatt Hotel and Resort Properties

Hyatt Place Richmond/Chester

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

…and of the total of 16 hotel and resort properties which are affected by the category changes, only four hotel and resort properties — or 25 percent — will require the redemption of an increased amount of World of Hyatt points per night effective as of sometime during March of 2021.

The good news is that the remaining twelve hotel and resort properties will require the redemption of fewer World of Hyatt points per night effective as of Thursday, October 29, 2020.

The hotel category award chart changes for 2021 by World of Hyatt — which typically occur during March of each year — has been suspended. This means that aside from the aforementioned 16 hotel and resort properties, most hotel and resort properties will remain in their current categories and require the same number of points to be redeemed for an award night in 2021 as they were in 2020.

Categories and World of Hyatt Points Required

Here is a list of categories and the amount of World of Hyatt points which are required to be redeemed for a stay of one night within each category:

Hotel Category Standard Room Points Per Night Regency/Grand Club Points Per Night Standard Suite
Points Per Night
Premium Suite Points Per Night
1 5,000 7,000 8,000 10,000
2 8,000 12,000 13,000 16,000
3 12,000 17,000 20,000 24,000
4 15,000 21,000 24,000 30,000
5 20,000 27,000 32,000 40,000
6 25,000 33,000 40,000 50,000
7 30,000 39,000 48,000 60,000
8 40,000

Hotel and Resort Properties Requiring the Redemption of Fewer World of Hyatt Points

The Stonebridge Inn, A Destination Hotel
Snowmass Village, Colorado
5
4
20,000
15,000
Wailea Grand Champions Villas, A Destination Residence
Wailea, Hawaii
6
5
25,000
20,000
Wailea Ekolu Village, A Destination Residence
Wailea, Hawaii
6
5
25,000
20,000
Wailea Ekahi Village, A Destination Residence
Wailea, Hawaii
6
5
25,000
20,000
Lichenhearth, A Destination Residence
Snowmass Village, Colorado
6
5
25,000
20,000
Parker New York
New York, New York
6
5
25,000
20,000
Grand Hyatt Vail
Vail, Colorado
7
6
30,000
25,000
Mauna Lani Point, A Destination Residence
Waimea, Hawaii
7
6
30,000
25,000
Wailea Elua Village, A Destination Residence
Wailea, Hawaii
8
7
40,000
30,000
Kaanapali Alii, A Destination Residence
Lahaina, Hawaii
8
7
40,000
30,000
Vail Residences at Cascade Village, A Destination Residence
Vail, Colorado
8
7
40,000
30,000
The Lodge at Spruce Peak, A Destination Hotel
Stowe, Vermont
8
7
40,000
30,000

Hotel and Resort Properties Requiring the Redemption of More World of Hyatt Points

Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport
Newport Beach, California
2
3
5,000
8,000
Hyatt House Nashville/Downtown-SoBro
Nashville, Tennessee
4
5
15,000
20,000
Mar Monte Hotel part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Santa Barbara, California
4
5
15,000
20,000
Park Hyatt Aviara
Carlsbad, California
5
6
20,000
25,000

Summary

Hyatt Place Richmond/Chester

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Most of the hotel and resort properties which will require the redemption of fewer World of Hyatt points per night effective as of Thursday, October 29, 2020 are Destination Residences which are located in Colorado and Hawaii.

Although only four hotel and resort properties — three of which are located in California — will require the redemption of an increased amount of World of Hyatt points per night effective as of sometime during the month of March in 2021, I am not sure that during the uncertainty of the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic was a good time to announce the category increase of any hotel and resort property.

All photographs ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

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