World of Hyatt promised to suspend award category changes in 2021, with only four hotels moving up in the number of points required in mid-March.
They have had a change of heart, and a total of 10 hotels will require move points while only one will require less. Also, Hyatt is going ahead with the off-peak/standard/peak award pricing in 2021 that was set to take effect in 2020.
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Here are the changes:
- Andaz Scottsdale Resort category 5 to 6
- Park Hyatt Aviara category 5 to 6
- Mar Monte Hotel (Unbound) category 4 to 5
- Hyatt House Nashville/Downtown category 4 to 5
- Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico category 3 to 4
- Hyatt Regency Dharamshala category 2 to 3
- Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport category 2 to 3
- Hyatt Place Delano category 1 to 2
- Hyatt Place Fair Lawn/Paramus category 1 to 2
- Hyatt Place Palm Bay/Melbourne category 1 to 2
- Hyatt Place Houston Downtown category 3 to 2
Off-Peak – Standard – Peak July 1, 2021
Hotel occupancy and average daily rates have crashed due to the pandemic, yet only one hotel will require fewer points?
Can you guess what will happen in about a year when the rates have somewhat recovered? The award redemptions will go up, of course, even when there hasn’t been a change in underlying rates.
Not lowering award redemption rates in the current environment, is in effect, a devaluation.