Hyatt Gold Passport made an unannounced Best Rate Guarantee program terms and conditions update late last week.
You are now required to have reservation prior to applying for the guarantee compared to merely making the reservation after the Best Rate Guarantee was approved.
You can access Hyatt’s Best Rate Guarantee here.
This affects reservations where only non-cancelable Advance Purchase Rates are available on Hyatt’s website.
The bigger problem with the Hyatt Best Rate Guarantee is their unwillingness to actually match lower rates found on third party sites claiming that those are “membership” only ones.
Hotel chains have no control of the pricing of their properties and you can most of the time find them at cheaper on third party sites.