Hyatt Award Chart Changing Soon

Hyatt Award Chart Changing Soon

Hyatt Award Chart Changing Soon

From time to time hotel chains modify their award chart either making it more or less difficult to redeem for a stay at one of their properties.

The award chart changes happen in theory to make the award redemption equivalent in value to the cash price. This is not always the case; however, sometimes it is just about supply and demand. If more people are redeeming points for a stay, the chain will typically increase the number of points required. Likewise, if fewer people are redeeming points for a stay, the chain will likely decrease the points required for an award night.

Hyatt Award Chart Changing Soon

Hyatt makes these changes on a quarterly basis generally and does so by changing the tier level of the award.

The next one will take place on August 1, 2016. What that means is properties are at the current levels through the end of July.

Hyatt Award Levels

Hyatt offers levels between 1 and 7.

An example of a level 1 property would be a Hyatt House in a small community such as the Hyatt House Mount Laurel. This property requires 5,000 points per-night.

An example of a level 7 property would be Park Hyatt Sydney. The Park Hyatt Sydney requires 30,000 points per-night.

The current Hyatt Award Chart

Hotel Category Standard Room
Points per Night
Regency/Grand Club
Points per Night
Suite
Points Per Night

1

5,000 7,000 8,000

2

8,000 12,000 13,000

3

12,000 17,000 20,000

4

15,000 21,000 24,000

5

20,000 27,000 32,000

6

25,000 33,000 40,000

7

30,000 39,000 48,000

Properties Impacted by the upcoming Award Chart Update

For the upcoming award chart update, 106 properties are impacted.

56 properties are moving to a lower level

50 properties are moving to a higher level

The fact that 56 properties are going down in level is excellent.

The other 50 make sense in that most of those properties are in markets where the nightly rates have increased.

The following list published by Hyatt and shows which properties are changing as of August 1, 2016:

Hotel Current

Category

New

Category

Hyatt House Dallas/Frisco 1 2
Hyatt House Dallas/Lincoln Park 1 2
Hyatt House Dallas/Uptown 1 2
Hyatt House Denver/Lakwood at Belmar 1 2
Hyatt Place Augusta 1 2
Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst 1 2
Hyatt Place Champaign 1 2
Hyatt Place Corpus Christi 1 2
Hyatt Place Dallas/Grapevine 1 2
Hyatt Place Nashville/Franklin/Cool Springs 1 2
Hyatt Place Nashville/Hendersonville 1 2
Hyatt Place North Charleston 1 2
Hyatt Place Sacramento/Roseville 1 2
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Airport 1 2
Hyatt Place Santiago/Vitacura 1 2
Hyatt Place Savannah Airport 1 2
Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest 1 2
Hyatt Place Asheville Downtown 1 3
Hyatt Ahmedabad 2 1
Hyatt Amritsar 2 1
Hyatt Bangalore 2 1
Hyatt House Gaithersburg 2 1
Hyatt House Mt. Laurel 2 1
Hyatt Hyderabad 2 1
Hyatt Place Albuquerque/Uptown 2 1
Hyatt Place Ciudad del Carmen 2 1
Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington/Grand Prairie 2 1
Hyatt Place El Paso Airport 2 1
Hyatt Place Fredericksburg UMW 2 1
Hyatt Place La Paz 2 1
Hyatt Place Los Cabos 2 1
Hyatt Place Mt. Laurel 2 1
Hyatt Place Phoenix Chandler-Fashion Center 2 1
Hyatt Place Phoenix/Gilbert 2 1
Hyatt Place Phoenix-Mesa 2 1
Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport 2 1
Hyatt Place Pittsburgh/Cranberry 2 1
Hyatt Place San Antonio North/Stone Oak 2 1
Hyatt Place Tempe/Phoenix Airport 2 1
Hyatt Pune 2 1
Hyatt Raipur 2 1
Hyatt Regency Ahmedabad 2 1
Hyatt Regency Chandigarh 2 1
Hyatt Regency Changchun 2 1
Hyatt Regency Chennai 2 1
Hyatt Regency Chongqing 2 1
Hyatt Regency Dulles 2 1
Hyatt Regency Fairfax 2 1
Hyatt Regency Guiyang 2 1
Hyatt Regency Gurgaon 2 1
Hyatt Regency Kolkata 2 1
Hyatt Regency Ludhiana 2 1
Hyatt Regnecy Tianjin East 2 1
Park Hyatt Chennai 2 1
Grand Hyatt Amman 2 3
Grand Hyatt Chengdu 2 3
Grand Hyatt Incheon 2 3
Grand Hyatt Santiago 2 3
Hyatt House Atlanta/Downtown 2 3
Hyatt House Belmont/Redwood Shores 2 3
Hyatt House Boston/Waltham 2 3
Hyatt House Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area 2 3
Hyatt House Falls Church/Merrifield 2 3
Hyatt House Naples/5th Avenue 2 3
Hyatt House Pleasanton 2 3
Hyatt House San Diego/Sorrento Mesa 2 3
Hyatt House San Juan 2 3
Hyatt House Santa Clara 2 3
Hyatt Place Chicago South University 2 3
Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards 2 3
Hyatt Place Garden City 2 3
Hyatt Place Houston/The Woodlands 2 3
Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun 2 3
Hyatt Place Portland Airport 2 3
Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center 2 3
Hyatt Regency Dallas 2 3
Hyatt Regency SF Airport 2 3
Hyatt Valencia 2 3
Hyatt Place Secaucus/Meadowlands 3 2
Hyatt Regency Belgrade 3 2
Hyatt Regency Delhi 3 2
Hyatt Regency Ekaterinburg 3 2
Hyatt Regency Mumbai 3 2
Hyatt Regency Pune 3 2
Hyatt Regency Qingdao 3 2
Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki 3 2
Park Hyatt Hyderabad 3 2
Grand Hyatt DFW 3 4
Hyatt Place Dewey Beach 3 4
Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown 3 4
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 3 4
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur 4 3
Grand Hyatt Lijiang 4 3
Grand Hyatt Mumbai 4 3
Hyatt Regency Baku 4 3
Hyatt Regency Changbaishan 4 3
Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria 4 3
Hyatt Regency Perth 4 3
Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort 4 3
Hyatt Centric Park City 4 5
Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago 4 5
Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson 4 5
Hyatt Regency San Francisco 4 5
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort 5 4
Hyatt Regency Sochi 5 4
Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami 6 4

I’ve stayed at a couple of these properties in the past.

Hyatt Award Chart Changing Soon

The last property listed was one that I recently reviewed: Hyatt Centric Miami. This property is going down by two levels. That is a significant decrease.

You can find my review of the property here.

I felt that the property was nice and modern and it offered an excellent breakfast. The drawback was that it did not offer ocean views. That is likely the reason for the change.

It was nice the see that none of the properties went up to level 7 for this update.

One disappointment that I noted was the Grand Hyatt DFW went up in value from 3 to 4. It is a great hotel to stay at if you have a layover in Dallas as is located within the international terminal. I’ve had a few flights that come in which have required an overnight at the airport and it was a hassle getting to the other Hyatt located near terminal C. If I had known how difficult it was, I would have stayed at the Grand because I could have gotten more sleep that night.

Did your favorite Hyatt show up on the above list?

  • I hate it when hotels change the award charts, but it’s a part of the lifestyle of using miles and points. This reinforces the mantra of “earn and burn”… earn the miles and use them as soon as possible!