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Hyatt revealed their annual hotel category changes today. This is the list of hotels that are moving up or down within the World of Hyatt program’s award chart categories. There are no changes to the actual categories or published points requirements – those all remain the same.

The annual changes will take effect on Tuesday March 29 at 8am CDT. There are 372 hotels in total or roughly 25% of the Hyatt’s portfolio that are changing. 158 will drop in award category while 214 will go up to higher category.

Here is what Hyatt highlighted to us in regards to some of the changes:

Several favorites like Stonebridge Inn, a Destination by Hyatt Residence, Thompson Washington D.C., Hyatt Regency Cologne, and Hyatt Place Kyoto will shift down in category. For those planning to use a Category 1-7 Award Night, a call out to reserve ahead of March 28 as nine Hyatt properties will move into Category 8, including Park Hyatt Zurich, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort, Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa, and others.

As the Inclusive Collection, part of World of Hyatt, continues to grow, seven resorts represented on the all-inclusive Award Chart will shift to Category D and one will shift to Category E, representing the first resorts to be included in those respective categories.

Additional details:

  • All free night award and Points + Cash redemptions booked before 8:00 am CDT on Tuesday, March 28 will follow the current Award Chart regardless of stay dates, even if the hotel is shifting to a higher award category.
  • However, members who have existing award or Points + Cash bookings as of 8:00 am CDT on Tuesday, March 28 for a night on or after Tuesday, March 28 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 Tuesday, March 28.
  • Any free night award and Points + Cash redemptions booked on or after 8:00 am CDT on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, will follow the new Award Chart.
  • Once changes go into effect on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 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.

Click here to see the entire list of hotel changes

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