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World of Hyatt’s Upcoming Category Changes [List of 372 Hotels]

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The World of Hyatt program has just announced that 372 of its hotels will be changing categories as of March 28, 2023.

In total, 214 hotels will move to a higher category, and 158 hotels will be moving to a lower category in the World of Hyatt program.

At first glance, this might feel like a wash. But when you dig into which hotels are moving up, you’ll see that this could turn out to be quite a blow to award travelers, as many “fan favorites” for Category 4 and Category 7 award certificates are moving up in category classification.

Let’s take a closer look at this news.

Important Details

Before we jump into which hotels are changing, here’s a quick overview of the details you’ll want to be aware of:

  • Any awards booked before March 28, 2023, will follow the current award chart — so get your stays booked as soon as possible
  • Awards booked after March 28 will be priced according to their new category, along with peak/off-peak pricing if applicable
  • If you booked an award before March 28 and the hotel moves to a lower category, you will receive a refund for the difference
  • If you booked an award before March 28 and the hotel moves to a higher category, you will not owe extra points

Now, let’s jump right into it and take a look at which hotels are moving categories.

U.S. Hotels Moving Categories

Hyatt Centric Key West Resort View from water
View of the Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa from the water. Image Credit: Katie Seeman

U.S. hotels are being hit the hardest with these changes — 94 hotels are increasing in category while just 27 are decreasing.

Hotels Increasing

Among the U.S. hotels that are increasing are several favorite picks for a World of Hyatt Category 4 free night certificate, including the Andaz San Diego, Chicago Athletic Association, The Eliza Jane, and the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico.

Hot Tip: If you want to book before the category changes take place in March 2023, make sure you read our guide to redeeming World of Hyatt Category 1-4 free night certificates for maximum value!

Further, top-tier properties like the Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas, Carmel Valley Ranch, Hyatt Caramel Highlands, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, and the Hyatt Centric Key West are all moving to Category 8.

StateHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
AlabamaHyatt Place Birmingham / Hoover125,0008,000
AlabamaHyatt Place Huntsville / Research Park125,0008,000
AlaskaHyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown3412,00015,000
AlaskaHyatt Place Fairbanks238,00012,000
ArizonaHyatt Place Phoenix / Mesa238,00012,000
ArizonaHyatt Place Tempe / Phoenix Airport238,00012,000
ArkansasHyatt Place Rogers / Bentonville125,0008,000
CaliforniaAlila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas7830,00040,000
CaliforniaAndaz San Diego4515,00020,000
CaliforniaAndaz West Hollywood5620,00025,000
CaliforniaCarmel Valley Ranch7830,00040,000
CaliforniaHyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast & Highlands Inn, A Hyatt Residence Club7830,00040,000
CaliforniaHyatt Centric The Pike Long Beach3412,00015,000
CaliforniaHyatt House Cypress / Anaheim238,00012,000
CaliforniaHyatt Place at Anaheim Resort / Convention Center3412,00015,000
CaliforniaHyatt Place Glendale / Los Angeles3412,00015,000
CaliforniaHyatt Place Pasadena3412,00015,000
CaliforniaHyatt Place Riverside / Downtown238,00012,000
CaliforniaHyatt Place Sacramento / Roseville238,00012,000
CaliforniaHyatt Place San Diego / Vista-Carlsbad238,00012,000
CaliforniaHyatt Place Santa Barbara5620,00025,000
CaliforniaHyatt Regency Long Beach3412,00015,000
CaliforniaHyatt Regency Newport Beach3412,00015,000
CaliforniaHyatt Regency Orange County3412,00015,000
CaliforniaMar Monte Hotel5620,00025,000
CaliforniaMission Pacific Hotel5620,00025,000
CaliforniaPark Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa6725,00030,000
CaliforniaResort at Squaw Creek6725,00030,000
CaliforniaThe Seabird Resort5620,00025,000
CaliforniaThe Shay5620,00025,000
ColoradoGrand Hyatt Vail6725,00030,000
ColoradoPark Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa7830,00040,000
ConnecticutHyatt House Hartford North / Windsor125,0008,000
ConnecticutHyatt House Shelton125,0008,000
ConnecticutHyatt Place Milford / New Haven125,0008,000
ConnecticutHyatt Place Mohegan Sun3412,00015,000
ConnecticutHyatt Place Mystic3412,00015,000
DelawareHyatt House Lewes / Rehoboth Beach3412,00015,000
FloridaHyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa7830,00040,000
FloridaHyatt House Naples / 5th Avenue4515,00020,000
FloridaHyatt House Tampa Airport / Westshore238,00012,000
FloridaHyatt Place Jacksonville / St. Johns Town Center238,00012,000
FloridaHyatt Place Jacksonville Airport125,0008,000
FloridaHyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront238,00012,000
FloridaHyatt Regency Orlando3412,00015,000
GeorgiaHyatt Place Athens / Downtown3412,00015,000
GeorgiaHyatt Regency Atlanta238,00012,000
GeorgiaHyatt Regency Savannah3412,00015,000
HawaiiGrand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa6725,00030,000
HawaiiHyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa6725,00030,000
HawaiiLahaina Shores Beach Resort, a Destination by Hyatt Residence4515,00020,000
HawaiiWailea Ekahi Village, a Destination by Hyatt Residence5620,00025,000
IllinoisChicago Athletic Association4515,00020,000
IllinoisHyatt House Chicago / Oak Brook125,0008,000
IllinoisHyatt Place Bloomington / Normal125,0008,000
IllinoisHyatt Regency Deerfield125,0008,000
IndianaHyatt Regency Indianapolis238,00012,000
KentuckyHyatt Place Lexington125,0008,000
LouisianaThe Eliza Jane4515,00020,000
MichiganHyatt Place Ann Arbor3412,00015,000
MissouriHyatt Place St. Louis / Chesterfield125,0008,000
New JerseyHyatt Regency Princeton238,00012,000
New MexicoHyatt Place Albuquerque Airport125,0008,000
New MexicoHyatt Place Albuquerque / Uptown125,0008,000
New YorkAndaz 5th Avenue6725,00030,000
New YorkHotel Nyack238,00012,000
New YorkHyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York3412,00015,000
OhioHyatt Place Cleveland / Westlake / Crocker Park238,00012,000
Puerto RicoHyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico4515,00020,000
South CarolinaHyatt Place Florence / Downtown125,0008,000
South CarolinaHyatt Place Greenville Downtown238,00012,000
South CarolinaHyatt Regency Greenville238,00012,000
South CarolinaWentworth Mansion7830,00040,000
TennesseeGrand Hyatt Nashville5620,00025,000
TennesseeHyatt Place Knoxville / Downtown238,00012,000
TennesseeHyatt Place Memphis / Wolfchase Galleria125,0008,000
TennesseeHyatt Place Nashville / Hendersonville125,0008,000
TexasHyatt Place Austin / Lake Travis / Four Points238,00012,000
TexasHyatt Place Austin Airport125,0008,000
TexasHyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards3412,00015,000
TexasHyatt Place San Antonio-North / Stone Oak125,0008,000
TexasHyatt Place San Antonio-Northwest / Medical Center125,0008,000
TexasThe Driskill5620,00025,000
Texastommie Austin3412,00015,000
UtahHyatt House Provo / Pleasant Grove125,0008,000
UtahHyatt Place Moab4515,00020,000
UtahHyatt Place Provo125,0008,000
UtahHyatt Place Salt Lake City / Farmington / Station Park238,00012,000
UtahHyatt Place Salt Lake City / Lehi125,0008,000
UtahHyatt Place St. George / Convention Center238,00012,000
VermontThe Lodge at Spruce Peak7830,00040,000
VirginiaHyatt Place Fredericksburg-Mary Washington125,0008,000
VirginiaKeswick Hall6725,00030,000

Hotels Decreasing

StateHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
CaliforniaEl Capitan Hotel3212,0008,000
CaliforniaHotel Avante4315,00012,000
CaliforniaHotel De Anza4315,00012,000
CaliforniaHounds Tooth Inn6525,00020,000
ColoradoStonebridge Inn7530,00020,000
ColoradoThompson Denver6525,00020,000
D.C.Hyatt Place Washington DC / White House4315,00012,000
D.C.Thompson Washington D.C.5420,00015,000
KansasHyatt Place at Wichita State University218,0005,000
KentuckyThe Grady5420,00015,000
MassachusettsHyatt House Boston / Waltham3212,0008,000
MinnesotaHyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis4315,00012,000
MinnesotaHyatt House Rochester / Mayo Clinic Area3212,0008,000
MinnesotaHyatt Place Minneapolis / Eden Prairie218,0005,000
MissouriHotel Kansas City4315,00012,000
New YorkHyatt Place Saratoga / Malta3212,0008,000
New YorkHyatt Regency Rochester218,0005,000
TennesseeHyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis4315,00012,000
TennesseeHyatt House Nashville / Franklin – Cool Springs3212,0008,000
TennesseeHyatt House Nashville Downtown / Convention Center5420,00015,000
TennesseeHyatt Place Nashville / Franklin / Cool Springs218,0005,000
TexasHyatt House Dallas / Frisco218,0005,000
TexasHyatt House Dallas / Las Colinas218,0005,000
TexasHyatt House Dallas / Lincoln Park218,0005,000
TexasHyatt Place Dallas / Grapevine218,0005,000
VirginiaHyatt House Herndon / Reston218,0005,000
WyomingRusty Parrot Lodge & Spa6525,00020,000

Africa and Middle East Hotels Moving Categories

Park Hyatt Dubai Entrance
The Park Hyatt Dubai entrance. Image Credit: Juan Ruiz

Fortunately, there are just 3 hotels throughout Africa and the Middle East that are moving up a category, while 7 hotels are moving down.

Hotels Increasing

CountryHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
MoroccoKsar Char-Bagh7830,00040,000
United Arab EmiratesHyatt Regency Dubai125,0008,000
United Arab EmiratesPark Hyatt Dubai5620,00025,000

Hotels Decreasing

CountryHotelCurrent CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
KenyaHemingways Nairobi7630,00025,000
MozambiqueDiamonds Mequfi Beach Resort5420,00015,000
Saudi ArabiaAl Mashreq Boutique Hotel4315,00012,000
Saudi ArabiaHyatt House Jeddah Sari Street3212,0008,000
South AfricaThe Plettenberg4315,00012,000
TanzaniaAmani Boutique Hotel Zanzibar5420,00015,000
TunisiaMaison Dedine4315,00012,000

Asia and Pacific Hotels Moving Categories

Grand Hyatt Jeju 130 sqm Premier Suite King Sea View
Grand Hyatt Jeju 130-sqm Premier Suite King Sea View. Image Credit: Hyatt

As for Asia, there are 19 hotels moving up and 36 moving down. Notable changes here include the Grand Hyatt Jeju, Grand Hyatt Seoul, and the Park Hyatt Saigon, all of which are moving up to Category 5 and thus will no longer be eligible for Category 1-4 certificates.

Hotels Increasing

CountryHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
IndiaHyatt Regency Dehradun125,0008,000
IndonesiaGrand Hyatt Bali125,0008,000
IndonesiaHyatt Regency Bali125,0008,000
IndonesiaViceroy Bali7830,00040,000
JapanHotel Gajoen Tokyo7830,00040,000
Mainland ChinaCommune By The Great Wall3412,00015,000
Mainland ChinaGrand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and Spa4515,00020,000
Mainland ChinaHyatt Regency Qingdao238,00012,000
Mainland ChinaPark Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort6725,00030,000
Mainland ChinaTaoxichuan Hotel125,0008,000
Mainland ChinaThe Lost Stone Villas & Spa6725,00030,000
PhillipinesAnya Resort Tagaytay3412,00015,000
South KoreaGrand Hyatt Jeju4515,00020,000
South KoreaGrand Hyatt Seoul4515,00020,000
ThailandCape Fahn Hotel5620,00025,000
ThailandGrand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok238,00012,000
ThailandPark Hyatt Bangkok5620,00025,000
VietnamPark Hyatt Saigon4515,00020,000

Hotels Decreasing

CountryHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
BhutanBhutan Spirit Sanctuary7630,00025,000
Cook IslandsPacific Resort Aitutaki8740,00030,000
FijiNanuku Resort7630,00025,000
Guam, United StatesHyatt Regency Guam4315,00012,000
IndiaHyatt Delhi Residences, Aerocity3212,0008,000
IndonesiaHidden Hills Villas6525,00020,000
IndonesiaSpa Village Resort Tembok Bali5420,00015,000
JapanHyatt Place Kyoto4315,00012,000
JapanHyatt Regency Kyoto6525,00020,000
JapanKaruizawa Prince Hotel East6525,00020,000
JapanShigira Bayside Suite Allamanda7630,00025,000
JapanShima Kanko Hotel the Bay Suites7630,00025,000
KazakhstanThe Veil7630,00025,000
Mainland ChinaAndaz Xintiandi, Shanghai4315,00012,000
Mainland ChinaCours et Pavillons6525,00020,000
Mainland ChinaHangzhou Rose Garden Resort & Spa4315,00012,000
Mainland ChinaHonor Resort Yun Shu Dali7630,00025,000
Mainland ChinaHyatt Regency Suzhou218,0005,000
Mainland ChinaJangala Dunhuang8740,00030,000
Mainland ChinaMuh Shoou Xixi Hotel Hangzhou5420,00015,000
Mainland ChinaThe Lixury Hotel3212,0008,000
Mainland ChinaThe Mist Hot Spring Hotel5420,00015,000
Mainland ChinaYangshuo Jora Hotel6525,00020,000
MalaysiaGaya Island Resort4315,00012,000
MalaysiaPangkor Laut Resort5420,00015,000
MongoliaTerelj Hotel5420,00015,000
South KoreaHotel28 Myeongdong4315,00012,000
Sri LankaThe Fortress Resort & Spa5420,00015,000
TaiwanHotel Éclat Taipei3212,0008,000
ThailandAkyra Manor Chiang Mai4315,00012,000
ThailandAleenta Resort & Spa Hua Hin4315,00012,000
ThailandCape Kudu Hotel5420,00015,000
ThailandMUU Bangkok Hotel3212,0008,000
ThailandThe Racha6525,00020,000
ThailandThe Sukhothai Bangkok4315,00012,000
ThailandTwinpalms Phuket6525,00020,000

Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America Hotels Moving Categories

Main pool at Andaz Costa Rica
Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica. Image Credit: Katie Seemann

Throughout Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America, 59 hotels are increasing, while 13 hotels are dropping a category.

The hardest hit in this region is Hyatt’s all-inclusive resorts, with many of them increasing by 15,000 points per night. For example, all-inclusive options like the Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana are going up to a Category E, meaning a standard award night will cost a whopping 40,000 points.

Hotels Increasing

CountryHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
ArubaHyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino6725,00030,000
CanadaHyatt Place Calgary Airport125,0008,000
CanadaHyatt Regency Vancouver3412,00015,000
CanadaThe Walper Hotel238,00012,000
Costa RicaAndaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo5620,00025,000
Costa RicaLos Altos Resort6725,00030,000
Costa RicaSecrets Papagayo Costa RicaCD25,00030,000
Costa RicaTabacon Thermal Resort and Spa5620,00025,000
Dominican RepublicDreams Macao Beach Punta CanaBC20,00025,000
Dominican RepublicHyatt Zilara Cap CanaCE25,00040,000
Dominican RepublicHyatt Ziva Cap CanaCE25,00040,000
Dominican RepublicSecrets Cap Cana Resort & SpaCD25,00030,000
Dominican RepublicSecrets Royal Beach Punta CanaBC20,00025,000
Dominican RepublicZoëtry Agua Punta CanaCE25,00040,000
JamaicaBreathless Montego Bay Resort & SpaCD25,00030,000
JamaicaHyatt Zilara Rose HallCD25,00030,000
JamaicaHyatt Ziva Rose HallCD25,00030,000
JamaicaSecrets St. James Montego BayCD25,00030,000
JamaicaSecrets Wild Orchid Montego BayCD25,00030,000
JamaicaZoëtry Montego Bay JamaicaCD25,00030,000
MexicoBreathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & SpaCD25,00030,000
MexicoBreathless Riviera Cancun Resort & SpaBC20,00025,000
MexicoDreams Acapulco Resort & SpaAB15,00020,000
MexicoDreams Bahia Mita Surf & Spa ResortBC20,00025,000
MexicoDreams Cozumel Cape Resort & SpaBC20,00025,000
MexicoDreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & SpaBC20,00025,000
MexicoDreams Natura Resort & SpaBC20,00025,000
MexicoDreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa ResortCD25,00030,000
MexicoDreams Riviera Cancun Resort & SpaBC20,00025,000
MexicoDreams Tulum Resort & SpaBC20,00025,000
MexicoDreams Vallarta Bay Resort & SpaBC20,00025,000
MexicoDreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa ResortBC20,00025,000
MexicoHyatt Place Tijuana125,0008,000
MexicoHyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara238,00012,000
MexicoHyatt Zilara CancunCE25,00040,000
MexicoHyatt Ziva CancunCE25,00040,000
MexicoHyatt Ziva Los CabosBD20,00030,000
MexicoHyatt Ziva Puerto VallartaBC20,00025,000
MexicoNow Emerald CancunAB15,00020,000
MexicoSecrets Akumal Riviera MayaCD25,00030,000
MexicoSecrets Aura CozumelBC20,00025,000
MexicoSecrets Bahia Mita Surf & Spa ResortBC20,00025,000
MexicoSecrets Impression MoxchéCF25,00050,000
MexicoSecrets Maroma Beach Riviera CancunCD25,00030,000
MexicoSecrets Moxché Playa del CarmenCE25,00040,000
MexicoSecrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa ResortCD25,00030,000
MexicoSecrets Riviera Cancun Resort & SpaCD25,00030,000
MexicoSecrets Vallarta Bay Puerto VallartaBC20,00025,000
MexicoSunscape Akumal Beach Resort & SpaAB15,00020,000
MexicoSunscape Sabor Cozumel Resort & SpaAB15,00020,000
MexicoThe Cape, a Thompson Hotel6725,00030,000
MexicoZoëtry Casa del Mar Los CabosCE25,00040,000
MexicoZoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera MayaCD25,00030,000
MexicoZoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres CancunCD25,00030,000
PanamaDreams Playa Bonita PanamaAB15,00020,000
PanamaHotel La Compañia3512,00020,000
Saint Martin (French)Secrets St. Martin Resort & SpaCD25,00030,000
The BahamasGrand Hyatt Baha Mar5620,00025,000

Hotels Decreasing

HotelCountry Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
Antigua and BarbudaThe Inn at English Harbour8740,00030,000
BelizeGaia Riverlodge6525,00020,000
ChileHyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago3212,0008,000
ColombiaMovich Hotel Cartagena de Indias4315,00012,000
Costa RicaAlta Las Palomas5420,00015,000
Dominican RepublicCasa Colonial Beach & Spa5420,00015,000
El SalvadorHyatt Centric San Salvador218,0005,000
HondurasThe Lodge & Spa at Pico Bonito4315,00012,000
MartiniqueFrench Coco7630,00025,000
MexicoLas Alamandas Resort7630,00025,000
MexicoVilla Maria Cristina5420,00015,000
PeruHyatt Centric San Isidro Lima3212,0008,000
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesThe Liming Bequia8740,00030,000

Europe Hotels Moving Categories

Park Hyatt Zurich Park King Suite
Park Hyatt Zurich Park King Suite. Image Credit: Hyatt

Finally, there are 39 hotels increasing and 74 decreasing in Europe. There are some tough losses here as well, as you’ll no longer be able to redeem Category 7 certificates at top hotels like Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik, Hôtel Martinez, Mykonos Riviera Hotel & Spa, Park Hyatt Zurich, and more.

Hotels Increasing

HotelCountry Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
AustriaPark Hyatt Vienna6725,00030,000
CroatiaHotel Excelsior Dubrovnik7830,00040,000
FranceHôtel du Louvre6725,00030,000
FranceHôtel Martinez7830,00040,000
FranceHotel Raphael6725,00030,000
FranceLe Narcisse Blanc Hôtel & Spa7830,00040,000
GreeceBoheme Hotel7830,00040,000
GreeceMykonos Riviera Hotel & Spa7830,00040,000
GreeceNaxian Collection6725,00030,000
IrelandHyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin3412,00015,000
Italy7Pines Resort Sardinia7830,00040,000
ItalyCa’ Sagredo Hotel7830,00040,000
ItalyGrand Hotel Cocumella7830,00040,000
ItalyGrand Hotel Victoria Concept and Spa6725,00030,000
ItalyHotel D’Inghilterra6725,00030,000
ItalyLa Villa del Re7830,00040,000
ItalyMargutta 197830,00040,000
ItalyPalm Suite6725,00030,000
ItalyPark Hotel ai Cappuccini4515,00020,000
ItalyThe Gray6725,00030,000
ItalyVilla di Piazzano6725,00030,000
ItalyVilla Spalletti Trivelli7830,00040,000
MontenegroBoutique Hotel Villa Geba7830,00040,000
NetherlandsHyatt Place Amsterdam Airport125,0008,000
NetherlandsHyatt Regency Amsterdam4515,00020,000
PortugalThe Lumiares Hotel and Spa6725,00030,000
SpainCan Ferrereta6725,00030,000
SpainEl Lodge Ski and Spa7830,00040,000
SpainNobu Hotel Marbella7830,00040,000
SpainThompson Madrid4515,00020,000
SwedenStory Hotel Riddargatan238,00012,000
SwitzerlandGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola7830,00040,000
SwitzerlandHotel Schweizerhof Zermatt6725,00030,000
SwitzerlandPark Hyatt Zurich7830,00040,000
SwitzerlandVilla Orselina7830,00040,000
SwitzerlandWellnesshotel Golf Panorama3412,00015,000
TürkiyeHyatt Centric Levent Istanbul238,00012,000
United KingdomAndaz London Liverpool Street5620,00025,000
United KingdomThe Franklin6725,00030,000

Hotels Decreasing

HotelCountry Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
AustriaHotel Das Tyrol5420,00015,000
AustriaHotel Goldgasse6525,00020,000
AustriaKristiania Lech8740,00030,000
BelgiumDe Witte Lelie6525,00020,000
CroatiaBoutique Hotel Alhambra7630,00025,000
CroatiaD-Resort Sibenik6525,00020,000
CroatiaHotel Vestibul Palace6525,00020,000
CroatiaSan Canzian Village & Hotel6525,00020,000
CyprusColumbia Beach Resort7630,00025,000
EstoniaPädaste Manor6525,00020,000
FranceChâteau de Fère Hotel & Spa5420,00015,000
FranceChâteau Le Cagnard5420,00015,000
FranceDomaine des Etangs8740,00030,000
FranceDomaine Misincu7630,00025,000
FranceHotel & Spa des Pecheurs8740,00030,000
FranceHotel des Gouverneurs5420,00015,000
FranceHôtel Juana6525,00020,000
FranceHotel La Roya6525,00020,000
FranceHôtel Le Pashmina Le Refuge8740,00030,000
FranceHyatt House Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport218,0005,000
FranceLe Domaine d’Ablon8740,00030,000
FranceLe Vallon de Valrugues & Spa6525,00020,000
FranceLes Bories6525,00020,000
FranceTiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa7630,00025,000
FranceUP- Ultimate Provence Hotel6525,00020,000
GermanyBreidenbacher Hof6525,00020,000
GermanyHyatt Regency Cologne5420,00015,000
GermanySchlosshotel Kronberg4315,00012,000
Greece100 Rizes Seaside Resort4315,00012,000
GreeceEagles Villas8740,00030,000
GreeceEuphoria Retreat6525,00020,000
GreeceMarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas6525,00020,000
GreeceRodos Park Suites & Spa5420,00015,000
GreeceSt. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas8740,00030,000
IrelandThe Lansdowne Kenmare4315,00012,000
ItalyAlbergo Pietrasanta6525,00020,000
ItalyAlpin Royal6525,00020,000
ItalyByblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà6525,00020,000
ItalyDonna Carmela Resort and Lodges6525,00020,000
ItalyGrand Hotel Angiolieri6525,00020,000
ItalyPraia Art Resort6525,00020,000
ItalyVilla La Madonna6525,00020,000
LithuaniaEsperanza Resort & Spa5420,00015,000
MaltaCasa Ellul6525,00020,000
PortugalPalácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Wellness5420,00015,000
PortugalQuinta da Casa Branca5420,00015,000
SpainHacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Organic Farm5420,00015,000
SpainTorre del Marques6525,00020,000
SwitzerlandAmbassador Zürich6525,00020,000
SwitzerlandCrans Ambassador7630,00025,000
SwitzerlandEastwest Hotel5420,00015,000
TürkiyeD-Resort Göcek5420,00015,000
United KingdomAlexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa6525,00020,000
United KingdomAshdown Park Hotel5420,00015,000
United KingdomBishopstrow Hotel & Spa4315,00012,000
United KingdomCromlix7630,00025,000
United KingdomCrossbasket Castle6525,00020,000
United KingdomDormy House Hotel6525,00020,000
United KingdomFlemings Mayfair6525,00020,000
United KingdomFoxhill Manor7630,00025,000
United KingdomGreywalls Hotel7630,00025,000
United KingdomGrove of Narberth5420,00015,000
United KingdomHomewood5420,00015,000
United KingdomIsle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Island7630,00025,000
United KingdomLuton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa4315,00012,000
United KingdomMonkey Island Estate6525,00020,000
United KingdomStock Exchange Hotel5420,00015,000
United KingdomStoke Park5420,00015,000
United KingdomThe Arden Hotel4315,00012,000
United KingdomThe Greenway Hotel & Spa4315,00012,000
United KingdomThe Mitre Hotel6525,00020,000
United KingdomThe Retreat at Elcot Park5420,00015,000

Final Thoughts

This is, without a doubt, a significant devaluation. If you like to redeem your points at top-tier luxury properties, this move will no doubt hurt, as hotels moving from Category 7 to 8 will soon cost 33% more points!

Further, many of the go-to Category 4 “sweet spots” for redeeming free night certificates have been removed. Perhaps most painful of all is that many of the best all-inclusive properties are increasing by a whopping 60% or more!

If you’re sitting on a stash of World of Hyatt points (or Chase Ultimate Rewards points) and you’re interested in booking a stay at some of these hotels before they increase in price, make sure you do so before March 28, 2023, when the changes become final.

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Boasting a portfolio of over 20 cards, Jarrod has been an expert in the points and miles space for over 6 years. He earns and redeems over 1 million points per year and his work has been featured in outlets like The New York Times.


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