Hyatt Launches New Points Calendar with Peak/Off-Peak Pricing
Hyatt has now introduced its new award chart with peak and off-peak pricing as of October 26. Free-night redemptions will continue to be at Standard rates for nights through February 28, 2022.
Along with the new award chart, Hyatt has also launched a new helpful tool. For each Hyatt property you will now see a Points Calendar. While the toll is not as useful as those we are used to when booking awards with Hilton Honors and Marriott Bonvoy, it is a good tool to see pricing for your favorite properties.
Hyatt Points Calendar
To get started, you go to Hyatt’s hotel map and search for a destination, specific property or just zoom to a preferred location. I chose the Financial District in Manhattan for this demonstration.
The pricing shown here is the Standard award rate for each property. But on the left hand side, you will see a Points Calendar. If you click that link, a calendar will pop up for that specific property, and you can see pricing by month. Here you will see peak and off-peak pricing when available. If you go to the hotel page, you will see this same option there as well.
This is a Category 4 hotel, so you will need 12,000 off-peak, 15,000 standard and 18,000 World of Hyatt points for peak pricing.
So for example a stay on of March 26 will cost you 12,000 points, but a stay on the next day will be 15,000 points. Off-peak pricing is highlighted in green, but peak pricing is not distinguished by color. It will just show the higher price in the same white box as the standard pricing.
You can also change the room type as you search through the searching through the Points Calendar.
It’s worth noting that Hyatt’s new Points Calendar only shows you award pricing for each date, but that doesn’t mean that there’s award availability for those dates.
This is a helpful tool for Hyatt bookings, but it falls short. You can see the pricing by month, but the calendar doesn’t show actual award availability. Hopefully that comes later on.