Hyatt Announces Changes to Award Chart – but Don’t Worry

Earlier this week, Hyatt announced that they are making changes to the redemption categories for about 100 of their hotels. This change is effective August 1, 2016. 50 hotels are increasing in category (more points needed per night) and 56 hotels are decreasing in category (fewer points needed per night). RewardStock’s charts will reflect this change on August 1st, but we wanted to give our users a head’s up.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort



Why is this important to me?
If your RewardStock strategy shows one of the hotels on this list, then you will want to be aware. If you have the points needed to book your hotel and the number of points for that hotel is increasing, we would recommend to go ahead and book prior to August 1st. If your strategy involves a hotel that is decreasing in points, we would recommend that you hold off on booking until after August 1st (if plans allow), to save some valuable points.

If you are not currently working towards a strategy, but have some points lying around that can be used on Hyatt properties and one of these destinations catches your interest, then you may want to book. One RewardStock employee was able to reserve a night in Asheville at the current point rate, which saved him about 5,000 points on what the new rate will be.

Do I have any Hyatt points?

Hyatt points can be earned in a number of ways:

  • Earning on a Chase Hyatt credit card.
  • Earning Ultimate Reward points on a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink Plus (business).
  • Staying at Hyatt hotels.

You may already have points that can be used for Hyatt if you fall into any of these categories. We can also show you how within your account by doing a hotel search.


All in all these are not drastic changes and it isn’t anything to be worried about. Hotels and airlines routinely change their award charts to keep up with the industry, locations, and average prices. We will make every effort to notify you of these changes when we find out and will update award charts in our results to reflect all changes. You can see all property changes here.

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