World of Hyatt Announces Annual Updates to Hotel Award Categories

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World of Hyatt Annual Updates to Hotel Award Categories

World of Hyatt announced today that 146 hotels that will be shifting to different award categories in late-March. Hyatt says the changes were made after close evaluation during the annual review of these properties and their market conditions. The adjustments that will go into effect in late-March will place these hotels in more suitable award categories.

Effective as of Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. CDT, World of Hyatt members will see updates made to the number of points required for a free night at 146 hotels – 70 hotels will shift to a higher award category, and 76 will shift to a lower award category. Nine Hyatt properties will move into Category 8, which has historically included Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) hotels and Destination by Hyatt residences. 

The list of hotels and award changes outlines all the affected hotels and their new award category. No new categories have been added and the points required for each category remain the same, with affected hotels shifting by only one category up or down (excluding Hyatt Place Moab, which will shift up two categories). I’m sure many readers will find some of their favorite properties moving up a category. 

More Details

  • All free night award and Points + Cash redemptions booked before 8:00 am CDT on Tuesday, March 22 will follow the current Award Chart regardless of stay dates, even if the hotel is shifting to a higher award category. 
  • Any free night award and Points + Cash redemptions booked on or after 8:00 am CDT on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, will follow the new Award Chart. 
  • Members who have existing award bookings as of 8:00 am CDT on Tuesday, March 22 for a night on or after Tuesday, March 22 at a Hyatt hotel that moved down to a lower category, will receive an automatic one-time refund on the point difference. Points will be returned to members’ accounts starting Thursday, March 23.
  • Once changes go into effect on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. CDT, any adjustments made to existing reservations will follow the terms of the new Award Chart.
  • You can reference the Award Chart Changes FAQs here.

Using Free Night Certificates (Cat 1-4)

Hotels that move down to Cat 4, or move up from Cat 4, are of special interest because you can book them with Free Night Certificates that you earn with the World of Hyatt Credit Card. You can now use free night certificates at these properties:

HOTEL COUNTRY
Hyatt Regency Guam Guam
Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Hyatt Residence Club San Antonio, Wild Oak Ranch Texas
The Plettenberg South Africa
The Sukhothai Shanghai China
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong SAR
Grand Hyatt Macau Macau SAR
Akyra Manor Chiang Mai Thailand
Aleenta Resort & Spa Hua Hin Thailand
Hyatt Regency Sydney Australia
Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias Colombia
The Lodge & Spa at Pico Bonito Honduras
Altstadt Vienna Austria
The Pand Hotel Belgium
Schlosshotel Kronberg Germany
Brooks Hotel Ireland
Grand Hotel Parker’s Italy
Hotel Bergs Latvia
Hyatt Regency Amsterdam Netherlands
Opus XVI Norway
The Grand Hotel United Kingdom

You can no longer use free night certificates at these properties:

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Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port Maine
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina Maryland
Gild Hall, a Thompson Hotel New York
Hyatt Place State College Pennsylvania
Hyatt Residence Club Dorado, Hacienda del Mar Puerto Rico
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa Texas
Park Hyatt Zanzibar Tanzania
Park Hyatt Hangzhou China
Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island, Okinawa Japan
Park Hyatt Istanbul – Macka Palas Turkey

Full List of Hyatt Award Changes for 2022

HOTEL COUNTRY CAT NOW NEW CAT POINTS NOW POINTS NEW
United States          
Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas California 6 7 25,000 30,000
Alila Napa Valley California 7 8 30,000 40,000
Alila Ventana Big Sur California 7 8 30,000 40,000
Carmel Valley Ranch California 6 7 25,000 30,000
El Capitan Hotel California 2 3 8,000 12,000
Hyatt House Irvine/John Wayne Airport California 2 3 8,000 12,000
Hyatt House Pleasanton California 4 3 15,000 12,000
Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley California 3 2 12,000 8,000
Hyatt Place Fresno California 2 3 8,000 12,000
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara California 4 5 15,000 20,000
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz California 4 5 15,000 20,000
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa California 5 6 20,000 25,000
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course California 4 5 15,000 20,000
Hyatt Regency Valencia California 2 3 8,000 12,000
Wild Palms Hotel California 3 2 12,000 8,000
Hyatt Place Dewey Beach Delaware 5 6 20,000 25,000
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa Florida 6 7 25,000 30,000
Hyatt Place across from Universal Orlando Resort™ Florida 3 2 12,000 8,000
Hyatt Place Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Florida 3 2 12,000 8,000
Hyatt Place Sandestin/at Grand Boulevard Florida 3 4 12,000 15,000
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Florida 3 4 12,000 15,000
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport Florida 3 4 12,000 15,000
Hyatt Residence Club Key West, Sunset Harbor Florida 5 6 20,000 25,000
The Confidante Miami Beach Florida 4 5 15,000 20,000
Hyatt Regency Guam Guam 5 4 20,000 15,000
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort Hawaii 7 8 30,000 40,000
Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown Idaho 2 3 8,000 12,000
Hyatt Place Boise/Towne Square Idaho 1 2 5,000 8,000
Ambassador Chicago Illinois 3 4 12,000 15,000
Hyatt Place Bloomington Indiana 3 4 12,000 15,000
Hyatt Place Indianapolis Airport Indiana 1 2 5,000 8,000
Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown Iowa 2 3 8,000 12,000
Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port Maine 4 5 15,000 20,000
Hyatt Place Ocean City / Oceanfront Maryland 5 6 20,000 25,000
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina Maryland 4 5 15,000 20,000
The Elms Hotel & Spa Missouri 2 3 8,000 12,000
Hyatt Place Las Vegas Nevada 2 3 8,000 12,000
Hyatt Place Las Vegas at Silverton Village Nevada 2 3 8,000 12,000
Gild Hall, a Thompson Hotel New York 4 5 15,000 20,000
Hyatt Place Long Island City / New York City New York 3 4 12,000 15,000
Park Hyatt New York New York 7 8 30,000 40,000
Thompson Central Park New York New York 5 6 20,000 25,000
Hyatt Place Oklahoma City / Bricktown Oklahoma 3 2 12,000 8,000
Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland Oregon 4 3 15,000 12,000
Hyatt Place Eugene / Oakway Center Oregon 2 3 8,000 12,000
Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia Pennsylvania 5 4 20,000 15,000
Hyatt Place State College Pennsylvania 4 5 15,000 20,000
Hyatt Place Manatí Puerto Rico 3 2 12,000 8,000
Hyatt Residence Club Dorado, Hacienda del Mar Puerto Rico 4 5 15,000 20,000
Hyatt Place Austin/Round Rock Texas 1 2 5,000 8,000
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa Texas 4 5 15,000 20,000
Hyatt Residence Club San Antonio, Wild Oak Ranch Texas 5 4 20,000 15,000
Hyatt Place Moab Utah 2 4 8,000 15,000
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Farmington/Station Park Utah 1 2 5,000 8,000
Hyatt Place St. George / Convention Center Utah 1 2 5,000 8,000
Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria Virginia 4 3 15,000 12,000
Hyatt Place Chesapeake/Greenbrier Virginia 1 2 5,000 8,000
Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center Virginia 2 3 8,000 12,000
Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport Virginia 3 2 12,000 8,000
Hyatt House Washington DC / The Wharf Washington D.C. 3 4 12,000 15,000
Africa & Middle East
         
Grand Hyatt Muscat Oman 4 3 15,000 12,000
Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania Saudi Arabia 3 2 12,000 8,000
Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah Saudi Arabia 4 3 15,000 12,000
The Cellars-Hohenort South Africa 4 3 15,000 12,000
The Plettenberg South Africa 5 4 20,000 15,000
Park Hyatt Zanzibar Tanzania 4 5 15,000 20,000
Hyatt Place Dubai Wasl District United Arab Emirates 2 1 8,000 5,000
Hyatt Regency Dubai United Arab Emirates 2 1 8,000 5,000
Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights United Arab Emirates 3 2 12,000 8,000
Asia          
BEI Zhaolong Hotel China 3 2 12,000 8,000
Grand Hyatt Changsha China 2 3 8,000 12,000
Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and Spa China 3 4 12,000 15,000
Hotel Éclat Beijing China 4 3 15,000 12,000
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong China 4 3 15,000 12,000
Hyatt Place Sanya City Center China 2 1 8,000 5,000
Hyatt Regency Hengqin China 3 2 12,000 8,000
Park Hyatt Hangzhou China 4 5 15,000 20,000
Park Hyatt Suzhou China 3 4 12,000 15,000
The Sukhothai Shanghai China 5 4 20,000 15,000
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong SAR 5 4 20,000 15,000
Lanson Place Causeway Bay Hong Kong SAR 4 3 15,000 12,000
Andaz Delhi India 3 2 12,000 8,000
Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty India 1 2 5,000 8,000
Hyatt Regency Dharamshala Resort India 3 4 12,000 15,000
Alila Manggis Indonesia 2 1 8,000 5,000
Alila Ubud Indonesia 3 2 12,000 8,000
Grand Hyatt Bali Indonesia 2 1 8,000 5,000
Hyatt Regency Bali Indonesia 2 1 8,000 5,000
Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island, Okinawa Japan 4 5 15,000 20,000
Hyatt Regency Tokyo Japan 3 4 12,000 15,000
Hyatt Regency Yokohama Japan 3 4 12,000 15,000
Park Hyatt Kyoto Japan 7 8 30,000 40,000
Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono Japan 7 8 30,000 40,000
The Luang Say Residence Laos 6 5 25,000 20,000
Grand Hyatt Macau Macau SAR 5 4 20,000 15,000
Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur, Mont Kiara Malaysia 2 1 8,000 5,000
Tanjong Jara Resort Malaysia 4 3 15,000 12,000
Anya Resort Tagaytay Philippines 4 3 15,000 12,000
Hyatt Regency Manila, City of Dreams Philippines 2 3 8,000 12,000
Park Hyatt Busan South Korea 5 6 20,000 25,000
The Fortress Resort & Spa Sri Lanka 6 5 25,000 20,000
Akyra Manor Chiang Mai Thailand 5 4 20,000 15,000
Aleenta Resort & Spa Hua Hin Thailand 5 4 20,000 15,000
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Thailand 3 2 12,000 8,000
Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit Thailand 3 2 12,000 8,000
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa Vietnam 4 3 15,000 12,000
Australia          
Hyatt Regency Sydney Australia 5 4 20,000 15,000
Park Hyatt Sydney Australia 7 8 30,000 40,000
Canada, Caribbean & Latin America
         
Spirit Ridge Canada 3 4 12,000 15,000
The Walper Hotel Canada 1 2 5,000 8,000
Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago Chile 4 3 15,000 12,000
Hyatt Place Santiago/Vitacura Chile 2 1 8,000 5,000
Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias Colombia 5 4 20,000 15,000
The Lodge & Spa at Pico Bonito Honduras 5 4 20,000 15,000
The Trident Hotel Jamaica 8 7 40,000 30,000
Hacienda Pena Pobre Mexico 4 3 15,000 12,000
Villa Maria Cristina Mexico 6 5 25,000 20,000
Europe          
Altstadt Vienna Austria 5 4 20,000 15,000
Hyatt Regency Baku Azerbaijan 2 1 8,000 5,000
The Pand Hotel Belgium 5 4 20,000 15,000
Hôtel Lou Pinet France 7 8 30,000 40,000
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme France 7 8 30,000 40,000
Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport Germany 2 1 8,000 5,000
Schlosshotel Kronberg Germany 5 4 20,000 15,000
The Wellem Germany 3 4 12,000 15,000
Boheme Hotel Greece 8 7 40,000 30,000
Brooks Hotel Ireland 5 4 20,000 15,000
Grand Hotel Parker’s Italy 5 4 20,000 15,000
Il Melograno Italy 6 5 25,000 20,000
Park Hyatt Milan Italy 7 8 30,000 40,000
Hotel Bergs Latvia 5 4 20,000 15,000
Hyatt Regency Malta Malta 2 3 8,000 12,000
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport Netherlands 2 1 8,000 5,000
Hyatt Regency Amsterdam Netherlands 5 4 20,000 15,000
Opus XVI Norway 5 4 20,000 15,000
Hotel Infante Sagres Portugal 6 5 25,000 20,000
Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Wellness Portugal 6 5 25,000 20,000
Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães Portugal 4 3 15,000 12,000
Saint Ten Hotel Serbia 4 3 15,000 12,000
Park Hyatt Istanbul – Macka Palas Turkey 4 5 15,000 20,000
The Marmara Bodrum Turkey 4 3 15,000 12,000
Tomtom Suites Turkey 4 3 15,000 12,000
Culloden Estate and Spa United Kingdom 4 3 15,000 12,000
Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport United Kingdom 2 1 8,000 5,000
Hyatt Place West London Hayes United Kingdom 2 1 8,000 5,000
The Grand Hotel United Kingdom 5 4 20,000 15,000

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