Hyatt Gold Passport updated their award chart today displaying a downgrade of one of their best properties, Park Hyatt Hadahaa (Maldives), to a Category 6 (25,000 Points per night).
Park Hyatt Maldives is one of the aspirational properties on the Hyatt award chart due to it’s great redemption value and serene surroundings, making for a dream vacation. Hyatt and all other hotel loyalty programs review their award charts periodically and adjust the required points per night either up or down. You can access the current Hyatt Gold Passport chart here.
John has visited the Park Hyatt Maldives previously and wrote a synopsis on LoyaltyLobby (access here).
Keep in mind that the cost per night is only one part of the medal. All Maldives resorts are located remotely and you reach them via speedboat and domestic flight. These transfers are very expensive and the Park Hyatt displays the following information during the booking process
Round trip transfers between international airport and resort (domestic flight and speedboat) will be arranged by the hotel and will be charged at USD 510 per adult USD 416 per child (2-11 years old), USD 156 for infants not requiring separate seat. Transfer charges are inclusive of taxes and are subject to change.
Additionally, since all consumption goods need to be imported and due to lack of local dining options the prices for Food & Beverage at the resort are also quite high. Hyatt Diamond members can really benefit from their Breakfast Amenity here.
It’s always great to see aspirational awards go down in category. I think it’s just fair as most of the time the only way for such redemptions is up and this is certainly a welcome change for once.
The Park Hyatt Maldives is really a great hotel and the experience will be fantastic should you decide to go there. Just bear in mind the associated expenses when planning your vacation.