Point Increases and Decreases 2020 for World of Hyatt Hotel and Resort Properties

A list of 217 hotel and resort properties whose World of Hyatt point redemption amounts are increasing or decreasing — effective as of Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time — has been released; a new award chart debuts; and combining Points + Cash requires 50 percent of the points required for a free night and 50 percent of the chosen room rate.

Point Increases and Decreases 2020 for World of Hyatt Hotel and Resort Properties

The complete list of hotel and resort properties which are affected by the changes in point redemption is below — and red indicates a increase in the number of points which are required to be redeemed for an award night; while green indicates a reduction in the number of points which are required to be redeemed for an award night:

United States and Canada

Arizona
3
4
12,000
15,000
Arizona
3
4
12,000
15,000
Arizona
3
4
12,000
15,000
Arizona
3
4
12,000
15,000
California
6
7
25,000
30,000
California
2
3
8,000
12,000
California
4
5
15,000
20,000
California
4
5
15,000
20,000
California
3
4
12,000
15,000
California
5
6
20,000
25,000
California
2
3
8,000
12,000
California
4
5
15,000
20,000
California
2
3
8,000
12,000
District of Columbia
3
4
12,000
15,000
Florida
5
4
20,000
15,000
Florida
6
7
25,000
30,000
Florida
3
2
12,000
8,000
Florida
3
2
12,000
8,000
Florida
2
1
8,000
5,000
Florida
3
4
12,000
15,000
Florida
4
3
15,000
12,000
Florida
5
6
20,000
25,000
Georgia
3
4
12,000
15,000
Georgia
3
4
12,000
15,000
Georgia
1
2
5,000
8,000
Georgia
4
5
15,000
20,000
Georgia
2
3
8,000
12,000
Iowa
2
3
8,000
12,000
Illinois
1
2
5,000
8,000
Illinois
1
2
5,000
8,000
Illinois
3
4
12,000
15,000
Illinois
1
2
5,000
8,000
Illinois
6
5
25,000
20,000
Indiana
1
2
5,000
8,000
Kentucky
2
3
8,000
12,000
Kentucky
2
3
8,000
12,000
Kentucky
4
5
15,000
20,000
Massachussetts
5
6
20,000
25,000
Maryland
4
5
15,000
20,000
Maryland
3
2
12,000
8,000
Maryland
4
5
15,000
20,000
Maryland
4
5
15,000
20,000
Michigan
3
4
12,000
15,000
Mississippi
3
2
12,000
8,000
Minnesota
3
4
12,000
15,000
Minnesota
2
1
8,000
5,000
Minnesota
4
3
15,000
12,000
North Carolina
2
3
8,000
12,000
Nebraska
2
3
8,000
12,000
New Jersey
1
2
5,000
8,000
New York
6
7
25,000
30,000
New York
3
4
12,000
15,000
New York
3
2
12,000
8,000
New York
2
1
8,000
5,000
New York
6
5
25,000
20,000
Ohio
1
2
5,000
8,000
Ohio
3
2
12,000
8,000
Oklahoma
3
2
12,000
8,000
Oregon
2
3
8,000
12,000
Pennsylvania
2
3
8,000
12,000
Pennsylvania
1
2
5,000
8,000
Pennyslvania
4
5
15,000
20,000
Puerto Rico
3
2
12,000
8,000
South Carolina
3
4
12,000
15,000
Tennessee
4
5
15,000
20,000
Tennessee
2
3
8,000
12,000
Texas
2
1
8,000
5,000
Texas
2
1
8,000
5,000
Texas
1
2
5,000
8,000
Texas
3
2
12,000
8,000
Texas
2
3
8,000
12,000
Utah
6
7
25,000
30,000
Utah
2
3
8,000
12,000
Utah
2
1
8,000
5,000
Virginia
2
3
8,000
12,000
Virginia
1
2
5,000
8,000
Washington
5
4
20,000
15,000
Washington
5
4
20,000
15,000
Washington
4
3
15,000
12,000
Wisconsin
2
3
8,000
12,000
Wyoming
6
7
25,000
30,000

Africa and Middle East

Ethiopia
3
4
12,000
15,000
Jordan
3
2
12,000
8,000
Kenya
5
6
20,000
25,000
Mozambique
5
6
20,000
25,000
Qatar
4
5
15,000
20,000
Saudi Arabia
3
2
12,000
8,000
Saudi Arabia
3
2
12,000
8,000
Saudi Arabia
4
3
15,000
12,000
Tanzania
4
5
15,000
20,000
United Arab Emirates
4
3
15,000
12,000
United Arab Emirates
2
1
8,000
5,000
United Arab Emirates
2
1
8,000
5,000
United Arab Emirates
3
2
12,000
8,000

Europe

Austria
6
7
25,000
30,000
Azerbaijan
3
4
12,000
15,000
Azerbaijan
2
1
8,000
5,000
Channel Islands
6
5
25,000
20,000
Croatia
6
7
25,000
30,000
Cyprus
7
6
30,000
25,000
Estonia
4
3
15,000
12,000
France
5
6
20,000
25,000
France
7
8
30,000
40,000
France
5
6
20,000
25,000
France
7
8
30,000
40,000
France
6
7
25,000
30,000
France
6
7
25,000
30,000
France
7
8
30,000
40,000
France
5
6
20,000
25,000
France
2
1
8,000
5,000
Germany
4
5
15,000
20,000
Germany
3
4
12,000
15,000
Germany
2
1
8,000
5,000
Germany
4
5
15,000
20,000
Germany
3
2
12,000
8,000
Germany
5
4
20,000
15,000
Greece
6
5
25,000
20,000
Greece
7
8
30,000
40,000
Greece
3
2
12,000
8,000
Greece
6
7
25,000
30,000
Greece
7
8
30,000
40,000
Greece
6
7
25,000
30,000
Italy
6
5
25,000
20,000
Italy
7
8
30,000
40,000
Italy
5
6
20,000
25,000
Italy
6
5
25,000
20,000
Italy
7
8
30,000
40,000
Italy
7
6
30,000
25,000
Italy
7
8
30,000
40,000
Italy
7
6
30,000
25,000
Italy
6
5
25,000
20,000
Italy
7
8
30,000
40,000
Jordan
3
2
12,000
8,000
Latvia
5
4
20,000
15,000
Netherlands
5
4
20,000
15,000
Portugal
4
3
15,000
12,000
Portugal
6
5
25,000
20,000
Portugal
6
5
25,000
20,000
Russia
6
5
25,000
20,000
Russia
3
2
12,000
8,000
Russia
5
4
20,000
15,000
Serbia
4
3
15,000
12,000
Spain
6
7
25,000
30,000
Spain
7
8
30,000
40,000
Spain
6
5
25,000
20,000
Spain
6
7
25,000
30,000
Turkey
6
7
25,000
30,000
Turkey
5
6
20,000
25,000
Turkey
3
2
12,000
8,000
Turkey
2
1
8,000
5,000
United Kingdom
7
6
30,000
25,000
United Kingdom
2
1
8,000
5,000
United Kingdom
2
1
8,000
5,000
United Kingdom
3
2
12,000
8,000
United Kingdom
3
4
12,000
15,000
United Kingdom
4
3
15,000
12,000
United Kingdom
4
5
15,000
20,000
United Kingdom
5
4
20,000
15,000
Uzbekistan
3
4
12,000
15,000

Asia

China
4
5
15,000
20,000
China
2
1
8,000
5,000
China
4
3
15,000
12,000
China
4
3
15,000
12,000
China
2
1
8,000
5,000
China
7
6
30,000
25,000
China
2
1
8,000
5,000
China
2
1
8,000
5,000
China
4
3
15,000
12,000
China
3
2
12,000
8,000
China
2
1
8,000
5,000
China
2
1
8,000
5,000
China
5
4
20,000
15,000
China
3
4
12,000
15,000
China
6
5
25,000
20,000
China
4
5
15,000
20,000
China
5
4
20,000
15,000
Indonesia
1
2
5,000
8,000
Indonesia
7
8
30,000
40,000
India
3
2
12,000
8,000
India
2
3
8,000
12,000
Japan
4
5
15,000
20,000
Japan
6
7
25,000
30,000
Japan
7
8
30,000
40,000
Japan
4
5
15,000
20,000
Japan
3
4
12,000
15,000
Japan
6
7
25,000
30,000
South Korea
3
2
12,000
8,000
South Korea
6
5
25,000
20,000
Sri Lanka
6
5
25,000
20,000
Malaysia
4
5
15,000
20,000
Malaysia
2
1
8,000
5,000
Philippines
2
3
8,000
12,000
Thailand
6
7
25,000
30,000
Thailand
3
4
12,000
15,000
Thailand
5
4
20,000
15,000
Thailand
6
7
25,000
30,000
Thailand
5
6
20,000
25,000
Thailand
3
2
12,000
8,000
Thailand
7
8
30,000
40,000
Vietnam
5
4
20,000
15,000
Vietnam
4
5
15,000
20,000

Australia and Pacific

Australia
2
1
8,000
5,000
Australia
2
1
8,000
5,000
Australia
5
4
20,000
15,000
Australia
5
4
20,000
15,000
New Zealand
7
6
30,000
25,000

Caribbean and Latin America

Argentina
5
6
20,000
25,000
Aruba
6
7
25,000
30,000
Brazil
3
2
12,000
8,000
Chile
4
3
15,000
12,000
Chile
2
1
8,000
5,000
Colombia
3
2
12,000
8,000
Costa Rica
5
6
20,000
25,000
Mexico
4
3
15,000
12,000
Mexico
6
5
25,000
20,000
Mexico
6
5
25,000
20,000
Uruguay
6
5
25,000
20,000
Uruguay
2
1
8,000
5,000

Notes

All free night award redemptions booked before Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time, will follow the current Award Chart. For example, if you book an award night prior to Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time, for a stay that occurs on March 21 or after, the current Award Chart will apply. Any free night award redemptions booked at Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time, or after will follow the new Award Chart.

All Hyatt Category 1-4 free night awards booked before Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time, will follow the current Award Chart. For example, if you book a category 1-4 free night award night prior to Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time, for a stay that occurs on March 22, 2020, or after the current Award Chart will apply. Any Category 1-4 free night award redemption booked at Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time, or after will follow the new Award Chart.

Any Free Night Award booked prior to Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time, at a property that is shifting to a higher category and will require more points will not be affected. Reservations will remain in place at the originally booked point level. For example, a Free Night Award booked at a Category 1 hotel for 5,000 points before Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time, that is moving to a Category 2 hotel for 8,000 points will remain at 5,000 points.

Any Free Night or Points & Cash Award booked prior to Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time, for nights on or after March 22, 2020, at a property that is shifting to a lower category and will require fewer points will receive an adjustment. World of Hyatt Customer Service will proactively deposit the point difference into a member’s account starting on March 22, 2020. If the reservation that received an adjustment is canceled, the points originally deducted for the award reservation will be returned to the members account and the adjusted points will be removed from the member’s account. For example, a member with a Free Night Award booked before Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time, for a Category 2 hotel for 8,000 points that is moving to a Category 1 hotel that requires 5,000 points on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time, will receive 3,000 points returned to his/her account. If the member cancels this Free Night Award, 8,000 points will be returned to the members account and 3,000 points will be deducted.

Any modifications made to reservations on or after Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time, will follow the terms of the new Award Chart. Any modifications to Category 1-4 Award Night reservations that cause an award to be reissued cannot be redeemed for hotels that moved above Category 4 as part of these changes.

Free Night point requirements are not changing for all-inclusive resorts and for Miraval Resorts.

New Off-Peak and Peak Redemption Rates 2020 For World of Hyatt Award Chart

Hyatt on the Bund logo Shanghai

Photograph ©2014 by Brian Cohen.

The current point redemption values for each free night award category through Saturday, March 21, 2020 are as follows:

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

New off-peak and peak redemption rates will be added to the World of Hyatt award chart effective as of Sunday, March 22, 2020 for greater than 1,000 hotel and resort properties worldwide; and the standard redemption rates in the current award chart remain.

If you have an upcoming redemption stay, the standard rate still applies. If you need to change your reservation after the new redemption rates become effective as of March of 2020, you will receive the available redemption rate when you rebook your reservation…

…and if you have already booked an existing award reservation which drops to off-peak in March of 2020, you will get an automatic one-time refund of the difference in the number of points which are redeemed for your award.

In the new award charts for the redemption of World of Hyatt points which are presented later in this article, the percentage column applies for both off-peak and peak redemption of World of Hyatt points when compared to the standard redemption of World of Hyatt points: for example, 12,000 points for an off-peak award night at a Category 4 hotel property is a 20 percent discount when compared to 15,000 points for a standard award night; while 15,000 points for a peak award night at a Category 3 hotel property is a 25 percent premium when compared to 12,000 points for a standard award night.

Put another way, the best value is for off-peak award nights at Category 1 hotel properties, with which you will save 30 percent on the number of points redeemed versus the standard award night; while at 12.50 percent on the number of points redeemed, the lowest premium for peak award nights applies to Category 8 hotel properties versus the standard award night.

Redemption rates for award nights will be announced as soon as nights are available for reservations — usually 13 months in advance — and will not change once they are posted. Additionally, a new calendar — which is coming soon — will help you plan the redemption of your World of Hyatt points for your award.

Enjoy free nights in standard rooms at Hyatt hotel and resort properties — with no blackout dates — and participating Small Luxury Hotels of the World or at participating M life Rewards destinations.

The current award chart shows that you can only redeem points for Standard Room points per night at Category 8 hotel and resort properties. The new award charts introduce the point redemption amounts per night for Category 8 hotel and resort properties for Regency/Grand Club, Standard Suite, and Premium Suite awards.

STANDARD ROOM Off-Peak Standard Peak Percentage
Hotel Category
Points Per Night
3,500
5,000
6,500
30.00 percent
6,500
8,000
9,500
18.75 percent
9,000
12,000
15,000
25.00 percent
12,000
15,000
18,000
20.00 percent
17,000
20,000
23,000
15.00 percent
21,000
25,000
29,000
16.00 percent
25,000
30,000
35,000
16.67 percent
35,000
40,000
45,000
12.50 percent
STANDARD SUITE Off-Peak Standard Peak Percentage
Hotel Category
Points Per Night
6,500
8,000
9,500
18.75 percent
11,500
13,000
14,500
11.54 percent
17,000
20,000
23,000
15.00 percent
21,000
24,000
27,000
12.50 percent
29,000
32,000
35,000
9.38 percent
36,000
40,000
44,000
10.00 percent
43,000
48,000
53,000
10.42 percent
56,000
61,000
66,000
8.20 percent
PREMIUM SUITE Off-Peak Standard Peak Percentage
Hotel Category
Points Per Night
7,000
10,000
13,000
30.00 percent
13,000
16,000
19,000
18.75 percent
18,000
24,000
30,000
25.00 percent
24,000
30,000
36,000
20.00 percent
34,000
40,000
46,000
15.00 percent
42,000
50,000
58,000
16.00 percent
50,000
60,000
70,000
16.67 percent
70,000
80,000
90,000
12.50 percent
REGENCY/GRAND CLUB Off-Peak Standard Peak Percentage
Hotel Category
Points Per Night
5,500
7,000
8,500
21.43 percent
10,500
12,000
13,500
12.50 percent
14,000
17,000
20,000
17.65 percent
18,000
21,000
24,000
14.29 percent
24,000
27,000
30,000
11.11 percent
29,000
33,000
37,000
12.12 percent
34,000
39,000
44,000
12.82 percent
45,000
50,000
55,000
10.00 percent

Points + Cash Awards

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Combining Points + Cash requires 50 percent of the points required for a free night and 50 percent of the chosen room rate.

Combine Points + Cash for a standard room at MGM Resorts Destinations in Las Vegas, or a standard room, suite, or premium suite at Hyatt hotels and resort properties or Hyatt Residence Club resort properties.

Cash amounts are 50 percent of the rate for the chosen room type.

STANDARD ROOM Off-Peak Standard Peak Percentage
Hotel Category
Points Per Night
1,750 + Cash
2,500 + Cash
3,250 + Cash
30.00 percent
3,250 + Cash
4,000 + Cash
4,750 + Cash
18.75 percent
4,500 + Cash
6,000 + Cash
7,500 + Cash
25.00 percent
6,000 + Cash
7,500 + Cash
9,000 + Cash
20.00 percent
8,500 + Cash
10,000 + Cash
11,500 + Cash
15.00 percent
10,500 + Cash
12,500 + Cash
14,500 + Cash
16.00 percent
12,500 + Cash
15,000 + Cash
17,500 + Cash
16.67 percent
17,500 + Cash
20,000 + Cash
22,500 + Cash
12.50 percent
STANDARD SUITE Off-Peak Standard Peak Percentage
Hotel Category
Points Per Night
3,250 + Cash
4,000 + Cash
4,750 + Cash
18.75 percent
5,750 + Cash
6,500 + Cash
7,250 + Cash
11.54 percent
8,500 + Cash
10,000 + Cash
11,500 + Cash
15.00 percent
10,500 + Cash
12,000 + Cash
13,500 + Cash
12.50 percent
14,500 + Cash
16,000 + Cash
17,500 + Cash
9.38 percent
18,000 + Cash
20,000 + Cash
22,000 + Cash
10.00 percent
21,500 + Cash
24,000 + Cash
26,500 + Cash
10.42 percent
28,000 + Cash
30,500 + Cash
33,000 + Cash
8.20 percent
PREMIUM SUITE Off-Peak Standard Peak Percentage
Hotel Category
Points Per Night
3,500 + Cash
5,000 + Cash
6,500 + Cash
30.00 percent
6,500 + Cash
8,000 + Cash
9,500 + Cash
18.75 percent
9,000 + Cash
12,000 + Cash
15,000 + Cash
25.00 percent
12,000 + Cash
15,000 + Cash
18,000 + Cash
20.00 percent
17,000 + Cash
20,000 + Cash
23,000 + Cash
15.00 percent
21,000 + Cash
25,000 + Cash
29,000 + Cash
16.00 percent
25,000 + Cash
30,000 + Cash
35,000 + Cash
16.67 percent
35,000 + Cash
40,000 + Cash
45,000 + Cash
12.50 percent

All-Inclusive Resorts

Single or double room occupancy, with a maximum of four people per room. Hyatt Zilara resorts are adults only; while Hyatt Ziva resorts welcome guests of all ages.

STANDARD ROOM Off-Peak Standard Peak Percentage
Hotel Property
Points Per Night
Hyatt Zilara Cancun
21,000
25,000
29,000
16.00 percent
Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana
21,000
25,000
29,000
16.00 percent
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
21,000
25,000
29,000
16.00 percent
Hyatt Ziva Cancun
21,000
25,000
29,000
16.00 percent
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana
21,000
25,000
29,000
16.00 percent
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
17,000
20,000
23,000
15.00 percent
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
17,000
20,000
23,000
15.00 percent
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall
21,000
25,000
29,000
16.00 percent
STANDARD SUITE Off-Peak Standard Peak Percentage
Hotel Property
Points Per Night
Hyatt Zilara Cancun
35,000
40,000
45,000
12.50 percent
Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana
35,000
40,000
45,000
12.50 percent
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
35,000
40,000
45,000
12.50 percent
Hyatt Ziva Cancun
35,000
40,000
45,000
12.50 percent
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana
35,000
40,000
45,000
12.50 percent
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
27,000
32,000
37,000
15.63 percent
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
27,000
32,000
37,000
15.63 percent
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall
35,000
40,000
45,000
12.50 percent
ADDITIONAL POINTS PER PERSON Off-Peak Standard Peak Percentage
Hotel Property
Points Per Night
Hyatt Zilara Cancun
10,500
12,500
14,500
16.00 percent
Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana
10,500
12,500
14,500
16.00 percent
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
10,500
12,500
14,500
16.00 percent
Hyatt Ziva Cancun
10,500
12,500
14,500
16.00 percent
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana
10,500
12,500
14,500
16.00 percent
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
8,500
10,000
11,500
15.00 percent
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
8,500
10,000
11,500
15.00 percent
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall
10,500
12,500
14,500
16.00 percent

Miraval Resorts

Combining Points + Cash requires 50 percent of the points required for an award night and 50 percent of the standard rate — plus you can use your points for award nights in standard and premium suites.

Cash amounts are 50 percent of the rate for the chosen room type.

A limited number of rooms are allocated to the awards above; reservations are subject to availability.

FREE NIGHT AWARD TYPE Off-Peak Standard Peak Percentage
Room Type
Points Per Night
Standard Room – Single Occupancy
40,000
45,000
50,000
11.11 percent
Standard Room – Double Occupancy
57,500
65,000
72,000
10.77 percent
Standard Suite – Single Occupancy
65,000
75,000
85,000
13.33 percent
Standard Suite – Double Occupancy
82,500
95,000
107,000
12.63 percent
Premium Suite – Single Occupancy
95,000
105,000
115,000
9.52 percent
Premium Suite – Double Occupancy
112,500
125,000
137,000
9.60 percent
POINTS + CASH AWARD TYPE Off-Peak Standard Peak Percentage
Room Type
Points Per Night
Standard Room – Single Occupancy
20,000 + Cash
22,500 + Cash
25,000 + Cash
11.11 percent
Standard Room – Double Occupancy
28,750 + Cash
32,500 + Cash
36,000 + Cash
10.77 percent
Standard Suite – Single Occupancy
32,500 + Cash
37,500 + Cash
42,500 + Cash
13.33 percent
Standard Suite – Double Occupancy
41,250 + Cash
47,500 + Cash
53,500 + Cash
12.63 percent
Premium Suite – Single Occupancy
47,500 + Cash
52,500 + Cash
57,500 + Cash
9.52 percent
Premium Suite – Double Occupancy
56,250 + Cash
62,500 + Cash
68,500 + Cash
9.60 percent

With all award charts, World of Hyatt point values are based on a standard room and may vary by length of stay and hotel category or tier. Point values might be higher at selected locations. Upgrades may be available for additional points.

If you are not a member of World of Hyatt, you can join free of charge.

Other terms and conditions — including those of the World of Hyatt frequent guest loyalty program, which defines the terms eligible rate and ineligible rate — apply.

Dining, Spa and More Awards to Provide More Value For Your Points

When you redeem World of Hyatt points for credits in United States dollars toward dining, spa, in-room purchases and more, you can enjoy up to 50 percent more effective as of Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Credit in United States Dollars Previous Points Required New Points Required Percentage
$10.00
2,000
1,000
50.00 percent
$25.00
5,000
2,500
50.00 percent
$50.00
10,000
5,000
50.00 percent
$75.00
12,000
7,500
37.50 percent
$100.00
15,000
8,000
46.67 percent
$150.00
20,000
12,000
40.00 percent
$250.00
32,000
20,000
37.50 percent
$500.00
60,000
35,000
41.67 percent
$1,000.00
120,000
65,000
45.83 percent

Not much may have been said about the new redemption rates because they are not in effect yet; but one thing is for certain: aspirational hotel and resort properties will certainly be more expensive during peak periods; and those Hyatt Place hotel properties in East Squeedonk, Idaho or Moron, North Dakota will only cost you 3,500 World of Hyatt points per night in January…

…but exactly when peak periods and off-peak periods occur will depend on each individual hotel or resort property; and you will not know for certain unless you invest time and effort into doing the research yourself for your future stay.

Welcome to another entrant in the world of dynamic pricing, as illustrated by past articles written by me and posted here at The Gate — and expect other frequent travel loyalty programs to follow suit in their typical lemming style:

Summary

A total of 217 hotel and resort properties worldwide are affected by the changes in point redemption: 117 hotel and resort properties will move to a higher award category with which free night award redemptions will require additional World of Hyatt points; while 100 hotel and resort properties will move to a lower award category with which free night award redemptions at these hotel and resort properties will require fewer World of Hyatt points.

The good news is that at least no new categories have been added; and the points required for each category will remain the same — although ten hotel and resort properties in Europe and three hotel and resort properties in Asia are moving into Category 8 with this change.

World of Hyatt performs an audit every year of the number of points required to redeem a free night and Points + Cash at each hotel or resort property. The award category of a hotel or resort property may be adjusted based on the current market conditions.

If you intend on redeeming points at a hotel or resort property at which an increase will occur, do so as soon as possible prior to Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time.

Keep in mind that:

  • When you book before March 22, your reservations will follow the current free night award chart found here.
  • Reservations made on or after March 22 will follow the new free night award chart and incorporate the updates noted below
  • Existing reservations for nights on or after March 22 will receive a refund for the point difference if the hotel moved to a lower category

Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai is one of the hotel properties which is affected by this change. Please read this article for a review of Hyatt on the Bund. All photographs ©2014 by Brian Cohen.

4 thoughts on “Point Increases and Decreases 2020 for World of Hyatt Hotel and Resort Properties”

  1. Charlie says:

    Hyatt is determining what the peak and off peak dates are for regional markets so it is not up to each hotel.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Thank you for providing that important information, Charlie.

      As always, I appreciate it.

      _____________________

      Please be sure to read the article written by Charlie pertaining to the latest changes from World of Hyatt at Running With Miles:

      https://runningwithmiles.boardingarea.com/major-world-of-hyatt-changes-2020/?utm_source=BoardingArea&utm_medium=BoardingArea

  2. John says:

    Will they have set in stone months that will be off-peak/peak? Or will have to wait and see?

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I do not know the answer, John; so as far as I know for now, we will have to wait and see.

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