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Update: The Hyatt category changes have taken effect. You can now book cheaper award nights at 158 Hyatt properties!

In the world of award travel, the only thing that stays the same is that everything changes. Well, maybe not everything. But, travelers know by now that devaluations are a thing to expect. And painful “annual award chart updates” are set to hit the World of Hyatt program effective March 28, 2023.

The World of Hyatt loyalty program has long been the darling of many points and miles enthusiasts — and for good reason. It's hard to argue the value the Hyatt program offers with its points being some of the easiest to extract value from. The hashtag #hyatt4life was even birthed from devotees' love for the brand, though time will tell if this devaluation will see some jump off the bandwagon.

Hyatt Category Changes in 2023

Let's not sugarcoat things. The vast majority of these award category changes are rough, so we'll get to it. Several properties are moving up from categories 4 to 5 and 7 to 8 — thus eliminating the use of some of the category 1-4 and category 1-7 free night awards for these locations.

A total of 214 Hyatt hotels and resorts will move up in category (costing more points) and 158 will move down (costing fewer points).

These award category changes go into effect as of March 28, 2023 at 8 am. That means you still have time to utilize the current award chart before the changes go into effect.

Here's some important information on how the transition period works:

  • All nights booked before 8 am March 28 will follow the current award chart even for dates booked after the changes go into effect.
  • Nights booked at a property that goes down in category will receive a one-time refund of points for the difference.
  • After the new award chart is adopted any changes to existing reservations will follow the new award chart.

Notable Hyatt Properties Increasing From Category 7 to 8

A total of 28 hotels are increasing from Category 7 to Category 8. Here are 10 of the most notable:

HotelLocationCurrent CategoryNew CategoryCurrent PointsNew Points
Alila Marea Beach Resort EncinitasCalifornia7830,00040,000
Carmel Valley RanchCalifornia7830,00040,000
Hyatt Carmel HighlandsCalifornia7830,00040,000
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & SpaColorado7830,00040,000
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & SpaFlorida7830,00040,000
The Lodge at Spruce PeakVermont7830,00040,000
Wentworth MansionSouth Carolina7830,00040,000
Park Hyatt ZurichSwitzerland7830,00040,000
Viceroy BaliIndonesia7830,00040,000
Hotel Gajoen TokyoJapan7830,00040,000
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

Notable Hyatt Properties Moving From Category 4 to 5

15 hotels are increasing from Category 4 to 5. Here are 8 that you might want to consider booking before Hyatt 2023 category changes go into effect:

HotelLocationCurrent CategoryNew CategoryCurrent PointsNew Points
Hyatt Place MoabUtah4515,00020,000
Andaz San DeigoCalifornia4515,00020,000
Lahaina Shores Beach ResortHawaii4515,00020,000
Chicago Athletic AssociationIllinois4515,00020,000
The Eliza JaneLouisiana4515,00020,000
Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Pureto RicoPuerto Rico4515,00020,000
Grand Hyatt SeoulSouth Korea4515,00020,000
Hyatt Regency AmsterdamNetherlands4515,00020,000

Notable All-Inclusive Properties Moving up in Category

All-inclusive properties in Hyatt's portfolio are categorized by the letters A through F with category A properties requiring the fewest amount of points at 12,000 for an off-peak standard room and category F requiring the most at 58,000 points for a peak night in a standard room.

Here are some of the notable changes to all-inclusive properties:

HotelLocationCurrent CategoryNew CategoryCurrent PointsNew Points
Secrets PapgayoCosta RicaCD25,00030,000
Zoëtry Agua Punta CanaDominican RepublicCE25,00040,000
Zilara & Ziva Cap CanaDominican RepublicCE25,00040,000
Zilara & Ziva CancunMexicoCE25,00040,000
Zilara & Ziva Rose HallJamaicaCD25,00030,000
Secrets Impression MoxchéMexicoCF25,00050,000

Hyatt's Inclusive Collection Feature (from Hyatt's website)

Other Notable Properties Moving up in Category

HotelLocationCurrent CategoryNew CategoryCurrent PointsNew Points
Andaz 5th AveNew York6725,00030,000
Grand Hyatt KauaiHawaii6725,00030,000
Grand Hyatt VailColorado6725,00030,000
Hyatt Regency MauiHawaii6725,00030,000
Park Hyatt ViennaAustria6725,00030,000
Andaz West HollywoodCalifornia56
Grand Hyatt Baha MarThe Bahamas5620,00025,000
Park Hyatt BangkokThailand5620,00025,000
The Driskill AustinTexas5620,00025,000

All 2023 Hyatt Award Chart Changes

Want to see if your favorite property is on the list? Here's the full list of Hyatt category changes:

Up or
Hyatt Place Birmingham / HooverAlabama1250008000Up
Hyatt Place Huntsville / Research ParkAlabama1250008000Up
Hyatt Place Anchorage-MidtownAlaska341200015000Up
Hyatt Place FairbanksAlaska23800012000Up
Hyatt Place Phoenix / MesaArizona23800012000Up
Hyatt Place Tempe / Phoenix AirportArizona23800012000Up
Hyatt Place Rogers / BentonvilleArkansas1250008000Up
Alila Marea Beach Resort EncinitasCalifornia783000040000Up
Andaz San DiegoCalifornia451500020000Up
Andaz West HollywoodCalifornia562000025000Up
Carmel Valley RanchCalifornia783000040000Up
El Capitan HotelCalifornia32120008000Down
Hotel AvanteCalifornia431500012000Down
Hotel De AnzaCalifornia431500012000Down
Hounds Tooth InnCalifornia652500020000Down
Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast & Highlands Inn, A Hyatt Residence ClubCalifornia783000040000Up
Hyatt Centric The Pike Long BeachCalifornia341200015000Up
Hyatt House Cypress / AnaheimCalifornia23800012000Up
Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort / Convention CenterCalifornia341200015000Up
Hyatt Place Glendale / Los AngelesCalifornia341200015000Up
Hyatt Place PasadenaCalifornia341200015000Up
Hyatt Place Riverside / DowntownCalifornia23800012000Up
Hyatt Place Sacramento / RosevilleCalifornia23800012000Up
Hyatt Place San Diego / Vista-CarlsbadCalifornia23800012000Up
Hyatt Place Santa BarbaraCalifornia562000025000Up
Hyatt Regency Long BeachCalifornia341200015000Up
Hyatt Regency Newport BeachCalifornia341200015000Up
Hyatt Regency Orange CountyCalifornia341200015000Up
Mar Monte HotelCalifornia562000025000Up
Mission Pacific HotelCalifornia562000025000Up
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & SpaCalifornia672500030000Up
Resort at Squaw CreekCalifornia672500030000Up
The Seabird ResortCalifornia562000025000Up
The ShayCalifornia562000025000Up
Grand Hyatt VailColorado672500030000Up
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and SpaColorado783000040000Up
Stonebridge InnColorado753000020000Down
Thompson DenverColorado652500020000Down
Hyatt House Hartford North / WindsorConnecticut1250008000Up
Hyatt House SheltonConnecticut1250008000Up
Hyatt Place Milford / New HavenConnecticut1250008000Up
Hyatt Place Mohegan SunConnecticut341200015000Up
Hyatt Place MysticConnecticut341200015000Up
Hyatt Place Washington DC / White HouseD.C.431500012000Down
Thompson Washington D.C.D.C.542000015000Down
Hyatt House Lewes / Rehoboth BeachDelaware341200015000Up
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & SpaFlorida783000040000Up
Hyatt House Naples / 5th AvenueFlorida451500020000Up
Hyatt House Tampa Airport / WestshoreFlorida23800012000Up
Hyatt Place Jacksonville / St. Johns Town CenterFlorida23800012000Up
Hyatt Place Jacksonville AirportFlorida1250008000Up
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville RiverfrontFlorida23800012000Up
Hyatt Regency OrlandoFlorida341200015000Up
Hyatt Place Athens / DowntownGeorgia341200015000Up
Hyatt Regency AtlantaGeorgia23800012000Up
Hyatt Regency SavannahGeorgia341200015000Up
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & SpaHawaii672500030000Up
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and SpaHawaii672500030000Up
Lahaina Shores Beach Resort, a Destination by Hyatt ResidenceHawaii451500020000Up
Wailea Ekahi Village, a Destination by Hyatt ResidenceHawaii562000025000Up
Chicago Athletic AssociationIllinois451500020000Up
Hyatt House Chicago / Oak BrookIllinois1250008000Up
Hyatt Place Bloomington / NormalIllinois1250008000Up
Hyatt Regency DeerfieldIllinois1250008000Up
Hyatt Regency IndianapolisIndiana23800012000Up
Hyatt Place at Wichita State UniversityKansas2180005000Down
Hyatt Place LexingtonKentucky1250008000Up
The GradyKentucky542000015000Down
The Eliza JaneLouisiana451500020000Up
Hyatt House Boston / WalthamMassachusetts32120008000Down
Hyatt Place Ann ArborMichigan341200015000Up
Hyatt Centric Downtown MinneapolisMinnesota431500012000Down
Hyatt House Rochester / Mayo Clinic AreaMinnesota32120008000Down
Hyatt Place Minneapolis / Eden PrairieMinnesota2180005000Down
Hotel Kansas CityMissouri431500012000Down
Hyatt Place St. Louis / ChesterfieldMissouri1250008000Up
Hyatt Regency PrincetonNew Jersey23800012000Up
Hyatt Place Albuquerque AirportNew Mexico1250008000Up
Hyatt Place Albuquerque / UptownNew Mexico1250008000Up
Andaz 5th AvenueNew York672500030000Up
Hotel NyackNew York23800012000Up
Hyatt Place Saratoga / MaltaNew York32120008000Down
Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New YorkNew York341200015000Up
Hyatt Regency RochesterNew York2180005000Down
Hyatt Place Cleveland / Westlake / Crocker ParkOhio23800012000Up
Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto RicoPuerto Rico451500020000Up
Hyatt Place Florence / DowntownSouth Carolina1250008000Up
Hyatt Place Greenville DowntownSouth Carolina23800012000Up
Hyatt Regency GreenvilleSouth Carolina23800012000Up
Wentworth MansionSouth Carolina783000040000Up
Grand Hyatt NashvilleTennessee562000025000Up
Hyatt Centric Beale Street MemphisTennessee431500012000Down
Hyatt House Nashville / Franklin - Cool SpringsTennessee32120008000Down
Hyatt House Nashville Downtown / Convention CenterTennessee542000015000Down
Hyatt Place Knoxville / DowntownTennessee23800012000Up
Hyatt Place Memphis / Wolfchase GalleriaTennessee1250008000Up
Hyatt Place Nashville / Franklin / Cool SpringsTennessee2180005000Down
Hyatt Place Nashville / HendersonvilleTennessee1250008000Up
Hyatt House Dallas / FriscoTexas2180005000Down
Hyatt House Dallas / Las ColinasTexas2180005000Down
Hyatt House Dallas / Lincoln ParkTexas2180005000Down
Hyatt Place Austin / Lake Travis / Four PointsTexas23800012000Up
Hyatt Place Austin AirportTexas1250008000Up
Hyatt Place Dallas / GrapevineTexas2180005000Down
Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic StockyardsTexas341200015000Up
Hyatt Place San Antonio-North / Stone OakTexas1250008000Up
Hyatt Place San Antonio-Northwest / Medical CenterTexas1250008000Up
The DriskillTexas562000025000Up
tommie AustinTexas341200015000Up
Hyatt House Provo / Pleasant GroveUtah1250008000Up
Hyatt Place MoabUtah451500020000Up
Hyatt Place ProvoUtah1250008000Up
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City / Farmington / Station ParkUtah23800012000Up
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City / LehiUtah1250008000Up
Hyatt Place St. George / Convention CenterUtah23800012000Up
The Lodge at Spruce PeakVermont783000040000Up
Hyatt House Herndon / RestonVirginia2180005000Down
Hyatt Place Fredericksburg-Mary WashingtonVirginia1250008000Up
Keswick HallVirginia672500030000Up
Rusty Parrot Lodge & SpaWyoming652500020000Down
Hemingways NairobiKenya763000025000Down
Ksar Char-BaghMorocco783000040000Up
Diamonds Mequfi Beach ResortMozambique542000015000Down
Al Mashreq Boutique HotelSaudi Arabia431500012000Down
Hyatt House Jeddah Sari StreetSaudi Arabia32120008000Down
The PlettenbergSouth Africa431500012000Down
Amani Boutique Hotel ZanzibarTanzania542000015000Down
Maison DedineTunisia431500012000Down
Hyatt Regency DubaiUnited Arab Emirates1250008000Up
Park Hyatt DubaiUnited Arab Emirates562000025000Up
Bhutan Spirit SanctuaryBhutan763000025000Down
Pacific Resort AitutakiCook Islands874000030000Down
Nanuku ResortFiji763000025000Down
Hyatt Regency GuamGuam, United States431500012000Down
Hyatt Delhi Residences, AerocityIndia32120008000Down
Hyatt Regency DehradunIndia1250008000Up
Grand Hyatt BaliIndonesia1250008000Up
Hidden Hills VillasIndonesia652500020000Down
Hyatt Regency BaliIndonesia1250008000Up
Spa Village Resort Tembok BaliIndonesia542000015000Down
Viceroy BaliIndonesia783000040000Up
Hotel Gajoen TokyoJapan783000040000Up
Hyatt Place KyotoJapan431500012000Down
Hyatt Regency KyotoJapan652500020000Down
Karuizawa Prince Hotel EastJapan652500020000Down
Shigira Bayside Suite AllamandaJapan763000025000Down
Shima Kanko Hotel the Bay SuitesJapan763000025000Down
The VeilKazakhstan763000025000Down
Andaz Xintiandi, ShanghaiChina431500012000Down
Commune By The Great WallChina341200015000Up
Cours et PavillonsChina652500020000Down
Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and SpaChina451500020000Up
Hangzhou Rose Garden Resort & SpaChina431500012000Down
Honor Resort Yun Shu DaliChina763000025000Down
Hyatt Regency QingdaoChina23800012000Up
Hyatt Regency SuzhouChina2180005000Down
Jangala DunhuangChina874000030000Down
Muh Shoou Xixi Hotel HangzhouChina542000015000Down
Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay ResortChina672500030000Up
Taoxichuan HotelChina1250008000Up
The Lixury HotelChina32120008000Down
The Lost Stone Villas & SpaChina672500030000Up
The Mist Hot Spring HotelChina542000015000Down
Yangshuo Jora HotelChina652500020000Down
Gaya Island ResortMalaysia431500012000Down
Pangkor Laut ResortMalaysia542000015000Down
Terelj HotelMongolia542000015000Down
Anya Resort TagaytayPhillipines341200015000Up
Grand Hyatt JejuSouth Korea451500020000Up
Grand Hyatt SeoulSouth Korea451500020000Up
Hotel28 MyeongdongSouth Korea431500012000Down
The Fortress Resort & SpaSri Lanka542000015000Down
Hotel Éclat TaipeiTaiwan32120008000Down
Akyra Manor Chiang MaiThailand431500012000Down
Aleenta Resort & Spa Hua HinThailand431500012000Down
Cape Fahn HotelThailand562000025000Up
Cape Kudu HotelThailand542000015000Down
Grand Hyatt Erawan BangkokThailand23800012000Up
MUU Bangkok HotelThailand32120008000Down
Park Hyatt BangkokThailand562000025000Up
The RachaThailand652500020000Down
The Sukhothai BangkokThailand431500012000Down
Twinpalms PhuketThailand652500020000Down
Park Hyatt SaigonVietnam451500020000Up
The Inn at English HarbourAntigua and Barbuda874000030000Down
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and CasinoAruba672500030000Up
Gaia RiverlodgeBelize652500020000Down
Hyatt Place Calgary AirportCanada1250008000Up
Hyatt Regency VancouverCanada341200015000Up
The Walper HotelCanada23800012000Up
Hyatt Centric Las Condes SantiagoChile32120008000Down
Movich Hotel Cartagena de IndiasColombia431500012000Down
Alta Las PalomasCosta Rica542000015000Down
Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula PapagayoCosta Rica562000025000Up
Los Altos ResortCosta Rica672500030000Up
Secrets Papagayo Costa RicaCosta RicaCD2500030000Up
Tabacon Thermal Resort and SpaCosta Rica562000025000Up
Casa Colonial Beach & SpaDominican Republic542000015000Down
Dreams Macao Beach Punta CanaDominican RepublicBC2000025000Up
Hyatt Zilara Cap CanaDominican RepublicCE2500040000Up
Hyatt Ziva Cap CanaDominican RepublicCE2500040000Up
Secrets Cap Cana Resort & SpaDominican RepublicCD2500030000Up
Secrets Royal Beach Punta CanaDominican RepublicBC2000025000Up
Zoëtry Agua Punta CanaDominican RepublicCE2500040000Up
Hyatt Centric San SalvadorEl Salvador2180005000Down
The Lodge & Spa at Pico BonitoHonduras431500012000Down
Breathless Montego Bay Resort & SpaJamaicaCD2500030000Up
Hyatt Zilara Rose HallJamaicaCD2500030000Up
Hyatt Ziva Rose HallJamaicaCD2500030000Up
Secrets St. James Montego BayJamaicaCD2500030000Up
Secrets Wild Orchid Montego BayJamaicaCD2500030000Up
Zoëtry Montego Bay JamaicaJamaicaCD2500030000Up
French CocoMartinique763000025000Down
Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & SpaMexicoCD2500030000Up
Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & SpaMexicoBC2000025000Up
Dreams Acapulco Resort & SpaMexicoAB1500020000Up
Dreams Bahia Mita Surf & Spa ResortMexicoBC2000025000Up
Dreams Cozumel Cape Resort & SpaMexicoBC2000025000Up
Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & SpaMexicoBC2000025000Up
Dreams Natura Resort & SpaMexicoBC2000025000Up
Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa ResortMexicoCD2500030000Up
Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & SpaMexicoBC2000025000Up
Dreams Tulum Resort & SpaMexicoBC2000025000Up
Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & SpaMexicoBC2000025000Up
Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa ResortMexicoBC2000025000Up
Hyatt Place TijuanaMexico1250008000Up
Hyatt Regency Andares GuadalajaraMexico23800012000Up
Hyatt Zilara CancunMexicoCE2500040000Up
Hyatt Ziva CancunMexicoCE2500040000Up
Hyatt Ziva Los CabosMexicoBD2000030000Up
Hyatt Ziva Puerto VallartaMexicoBC2000025000Up
Las Alamandas ResortMexico763000025000Down
Now Emerald CancunMexicoAB1500020000Up
Secrets Akumal Riviera MayaMexicoCD2500030000Up
Secrets Aura CozumelMexicoBC2000025000Up
Secrets Bahia Mita Surf & Spa ResortMexicoBC2000025000Up
Secrets Impression MoxchéMexicoCF2500050000Up
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera CancunMexicoCD2500030000Up
Secrets Moxché Playa del CarmenMexicoCE2500040000Up
Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa ResortMexicoCD2500030000Up
Secrets Riviera Cancun Resort & SpaMexicoCD2500030000Up
Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto VallartaMexicoBC2000025000Up
Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort & SpaMexicoAB1500020000Up
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel Resort & SpaMexicoAB1500020000Up
The Cape, a Thompson HotelMexico672500030000Up
Villa Maria CristinaMexico542000015000Down
Zoëtry Casa del Mar Los CabosMexicoCE2500040000Up
Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera MayaMexicoCD2500030000Up
Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres CancunMexicoCD2500030000Up
Dreams Playa Bonita PanamaPanamaAB1500020000Up
Hotel La CompañiaPanama351200020000Up
Hyatt Centric San Isidro LimaPeru32120008000Down
Secrets St. Martin Resort & SpaSaint Martin (French)CD2500030000Up
The Liming BequiaSaint Vincent and the Grenadines874000030000Down
Grand Hyatt Baha MarThe Bahamas562000025000Up
Hotel Das TyrolAustria542000015000Down
Hotel GoldgasseAustria652500020000Down
Kristiania LechAustria874000030000Down
Park Hyatt ViennaAustria672500030000Up
De Witte LelieBelgium652500020000Down
Boutique Hotel AlhambraCroatia763000025000Down
D-Resort SibenikCroatia652500020000Down
Hotel Excelsior DubrovnikCroatia783000040000Up
Hotel Vestibul PalaceCroatia652500020000Down
San Canzian Village & HotelCroatia652500020000Down
Columbia Beach ResortCyprus763000025000Down
Pädaste ManorEstonia652500020000Down
Château de Fère Hotel & SpaFrance542000015000Down
Château Le CagnardFrance542000015000Down
Domaine des EtangsFrance874000030000Down
Domaine MisincuFrance763000025000Down
Hotel & Spa des PecheursFrance874000030000Down
Hotel des GouverneursFrance542000015000Down
Hôtel du LouvreFrance672500030000Up
Hôtel JuanaFrance652500020000Down
Hotel La RoyaFrance652500020000Down
Hôtel Le Pashmina Le RefugeFrance874000030000Down
Hôtel MartinezFrance783000040000Up
Hotel RaphaelFrance672500030000Up
Hyatt House Paris Charles de Gaulle AirportFrance2180005000Down
Hyatt Paris MadeleineFrance672500030000Up
Hyatt Place Paris Charles de Gaulle AirportFrance2180005000Down
Le Domaine d'AblonFrance874000030000Down
Le Narcisse Blanc Hôtel & SpaFrance783000040000Up
Le Vallon de Valrugues & SpaFrance652500020000Down
Les BoriesFrance652500020000Down
Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & SpaFrance763000025000Down
UP- Ultimate Provence HotelFrance652500020000Down
Breidenbacher HofGermany652500020000Down
Hyatt Regency CologneGermany542000015000Down
Schlosshotel KronbergGermany431500012000Down
100 Rizes Seaside ResortGreece431500012000Down
Boheme HotelGreece783000040000Up
Eagles VillasGreece874000030000Down
Euphoria RetreatGreece652500020000Down
MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & VillasGreece652500020000Down
Mykonos Riviera Hotel & SpaGreece783000040000Up
Naxian CollectionGreece672500030000Up
Rodos Park Suites & SpaGreece542000015000Down
St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & VillasGreece874000030000Down
Hyatt Centric The Liberties DublinIreland341200015000Up
The Lansdowne KenmareIreland431500012000Down
7Pines Resort SardiniaItaly783000040000Up
Albergo PietrasantaItaly652500020000Down
Alpin RoyalItaly652500020000Down
Byblos Art Hotel Villa AmistàItaly652500020000Down
Ca’ Sagredo HotelItaly783000040000Up
Donna Carmela Resort and LodgesItaly652500020000Down
Grand Hotel AngiolieriItaly652500020000Down
Grand Hotel CocumellaItaly783000040000Up
Grand Hotel Victoria Concept and SpaItaly672500030000Up
Hotel D’InghilterraItaly672500030000Up
La Villa del ReItaly783000040000Up
Margutta 19Italy783000040000Up
Palm SuiteItaly672500030000Up
Park Hotel ai CappucciniItaly451500020000Up
Praia Art ResortItaly652500020000Down
The GrayItaly672500030000Up
Villa di PiazzanoItaly672500030000Up
Villa La MadonnaItaly652500020000Down
Villa Spalletti TrivelliItaly783000040000Up
Esperanza Resort & SpaLithuania542000015000Down
Casa EllulMalta652500020000Down
Boutique Hotel Villa GebaMontenegro783000040000Up
Hyatt Place Amsterdam AirportNetherlands1250008000Up
Hyatt Regency AmsterdamNetherlands451500020000Up
Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & WellnessPortugal542000015000Down
Quinta da Casa BrancaPortugal542000015000Down
The Lumiares Hotel and SpaPortugal672500030000Up
Can FerreretaSpain672500030000Up
El Lodge Ski and SpaSpain783000040000Up
Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Organic FarmSpain542000015000Down
Nobu Hotel MarbellaSpain783000040000Up
Thompson MadridSpain451500020000Up
Torre del MarquesSpain652500020000Down
Story Hotel RiddargatanSweden23800012000Up
Ambassador ZürichSwitzerland652500020000Down
Crans AmbassadorSwitzerland763000025000Down
Eastwest HotelSwitzerland542000015000Down
Grand Hotel Villa CastagnolaSwitzerland783000040000Up
Hotel Schweizerhof ZermattSwitzerland672500030000Up
Park Hyatt ZurichSwitzerland783000040000Up
Villa OrselinaSwitzerland783000040000Up
Wellnesshotel Golf PanoramaSwitzerland341200015000Up
D-Resort GöcekTürkiye542000015000Down
Hyatt Centric Levent IstanbulTürkiye23800012000Up
Alexander House Hotel & Utopia SpaUnited Kingdom652500020000Down
Andaz London Liverpool StreetUnited Kingdom562000025000Up
Ashdown Park HotelUnited Kingdom542000015000Down
Bishopstrow Hotel & SpaUnited Kingdom431500012000Down
CromlixUnited Kingdom763000025000Down
Crossbasket CastleUnited Kingdom652500020000Down
Dormy House HotelUnited Kingdom652500020000Down
Flemings MayfairUnited Kingdom652500020000Down
Foxhill ManorUnited Kingdom763000025000Down
Greywalls HotelUnited Kingdom763000025000Down
Grove of NarberthUnited Kingdom542000015000Down
HomewoodUnited Kingdom542000015000Down
Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and IslandUnited Kingdom763000025000Down
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and SpaUnited Kingdom431500012000Down
Monkey Island EstateUnited Kingdom652500020000Down
Stock Exchange HotelUnited Kingdom542000015000Down
Stoke ParkUnited Kingdom542000015000Down
The Arden HotelUnited Kingdom431500012000Down
The FranklinUnited Kingdom672500030000Up
The Greenway Hotel & SpaUnited Kingdom431500012000Down
The Mitre HotelUnited Kingdom652500020000Down
The Retreat at Elcot ParkUnited Kingdom542000015000Down

Notes on Hyatt Peak/Off-Peak Pricing

Remember that World of Hyatt introduced peak and off-peak pricing starting March 1, 2022. Thus, the values in the tables above reflect standard pricing. The number of points you need for a stay with Hyatt could be more or less, depending on what pricing model is in effect for your stay. Things like holidays, demand, and other local trends can affect award pricing and the peak/standard/off-peak calendar.

What To Do Now

This hobby is ever-changing and unpredictable, so when news like this comes it can be unsettling, but it can also be that bump we need to book that trip we've been considering. Maybe it's time to finally jump into the earning side and get the points you'd need to book one of these hotels.

Now that we know about the hotel category changes for 2023, let's look at what this means for you in terms of World of Hyatt redemptions.

Book Hyatt Awards Nights Now

If you want to book now for a hotel that will go down in price, there's no harm in doing so. You will be reimbursed for the points difference after March 28, 2023. This is a customer-friendly move, and you can lock in your reservation now before rooms disappear at the property you want.

On the flip side, if you have your eye on a property that will go up in price, you should absolutely book it before March 28, 2023. Hyatt won't make you pay the difference after changes, so you can book now to get a lower rate. Keep in mind that any changes to your reservation after March 28, 2023 would require paying the higher rate.

Free Night Award Implications

The biggest implications are properties changing to or from category 4 and category 7. That's because Hyatt ties free night awards to these categories.

If a hotel was previously a category 5 property but is now a category 4 property, you will be able to use category 1-4 free night awards to book that hotel. On the flip side, if a hotel goes from category 4 up to 5, you can no longer use your free night awards to stay there.

You can receive a category 1-4 free night award each year by:

Changes to/from Category 7 matter because of the free night award you can get after staying 60 nights with Hyatt in a year. A property that's increasing from category 7 to category 8 will no longer be bookable with these awards.

So, check the expiration on your Category 1-4 and 1-7 free night awards and start booking! As long as you book the hotel with a certificate before March 28 at 8 am, you'll still be able to use that free night award.

Bottom Line

While this news is bleak I wouldn't say it's time to pack it up and wave adieu to Hyatt in favor of another brand. Loyalists and free agents alike will continue to find value in Hyatt points and enjoy the diverse range of properties to experience.

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  • Wow, quite a few here that would potentially affect me…

    I’ve already booked the Wentworth in Charleston for April 2, and I was already iffy about it at the current rate. I’m glad we’re staying there but probably won’t again under the new pricing.

    I had considered the Chicago Athletic Association since I need an Unbound Collection property for Brand Explorer. With this and the Eliza Jane changing, the only remaining category 4 of this brand in the U.S. will be the Bellevue in Philadelphia. I can’t imagine I’d pick the CAA now with the nearby 2 Centrics, 2 Regencies, and Thompson and Ambassador remaining at cat.4 or below.

    Finally, and biggest of all, I’ve been to the Hyatt Ziva Cancun twice and was hoping to try the Zilara next time. That’s an enormous jump for both of them. I might have to try Secrets or Dreams instead.

  • Great news. This a very valuable hotel chain.

  • Que paso con el Hyatt de Las Condes? Una pena que hayan bajado su calificación, es muy bonito.

  • typo alert Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport moving to 500 points?