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World of Hyatt’s Award Category Updates for 2024 – Full List of 183 Hotels [Book By March 26!]

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It’s a new year, which sadly often means a new round of loyalty program devaluations. Last year, we saw 372 properties in the World of Hyatt program shift categories, but it was roughly a 58% to 42% split of properties increasing in price vs. properties decreasing in price, respectively.

This time around, only 183 hotels are changing in price. But the vast majority — 137 hotels to be exact — are increasing in price, while only 46 are decreasing in price.

These changes are set to take effect on March 26th, 2024, and many fan-favorite hotels are impacted, so this is your reminder to get these hotels booked before that date to lock in lower prices.

Here is a full look at Hyatt’s award category updates this year, as well as some guidance on what you should do to take advantage of current prices before March 26th, 2024.

Hyatt Award Category Changes 2024 Details

Here are a few important details to make note of.

  • All bookings before March 26th, 2024, will follow the current award pricing. Given that, if there are properties that you’ve had your eye on that are increasing in price, you’ll want to get those booked before the March 26, 2024, deadline.
  • Naturally, any booking made on or after March 26, 2024, will follow the updated pricing categories.
  • If you booked an award before March 26 and the hotel moves to a lower category, you will receive a refund for the difference.
  • If you booked an award before March 26 and the hotel moves to a higher category, you will not owe extra points.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at which hotels are moving categories.

U.S. Hyatt Hotels Moving Categories

There is, by far, the most activity happening to U.S. properties, with 64 hotels moving up a category, and 21 moving down a category.

Thompson Chicago
The Thompson Chicago. Image Credit: Hyatt

Notably, travelers who love to use their Category 4 free night certificates for weekend trips to Boston, Chicago, San Diego, and Washington D.C will be sad to see that popular hotels in all those locations are increasing in price. Including the Thompson Chicago, the Grand Hyatt Washington, and the Hyatt Regency Boston.

Hyatt Hotels Increasing

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StateHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
ArizonaHyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch5620,00025,000
CaliforniaHyatt Regency La Jolla3412,00015,000
CaliforniaHyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina3412,00015,000
CaliforniaThe Everline Resort and Spa7830,00040,000
California Hyatt Regency Westlake3412,00015,000
California Hyatt House San Jose / Cupertino3412,00015,000
California Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego4515,00020,000
ColoradoGrand Hyatt Denver3412,00015,000
ColoradoHyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center3412,00015,000
Colorado Hyatt Centric Downtown Denver3412,00015,000
Colorado Vail Residences at Cascade Village7830,00040,000
ConnecticutHyatt Regency Greenwich238,00012,000
DCHyatt Place Washington DC / Georgetown / West End3412,00015,000
DCHyatt Place Washington DC / National Mall3412,00015,000
DCHyatt Place Washington DC / Downtown3412,00015,000
DCHyatt Regency Washington4515,00020,000
DCGrand Hyatt Washington4515,00020,000
DCHyatt House Washington DC / The Wharf4515,00020,000
DCPark Hyatt Washington5620,00025,000
FloridaHyatt Regency Coral Gables3412,00015,000
FloridaHyatt Place West Palm Beach3412,00015,000
FloridaHyatt Place Boca Raton3412,00015,000
FloridaHyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown3412,00015,000
FloridaHyatt Place Panama City Beach / Beachfront4515,00020,000
GeorgiaHyatt Place Atlanta / Alpharetta / Windward Parkway125,0008,000
GeorgiaHyatt House Augusta Downtown4515,00020,000
GeorgiaHyatt Place Athens Downtown4515,00020,000
HawaiiHyatt Place Waikiki Beach3412,00015,000
HawaiiHyatt Centric Waikiki Beach4515,00020,000
IllinoisThe Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel238,00012,000
IllinoisHyatt Regency Chicago3412,00015,000
IllinoisHyatt House Chicago West Loop3412,00015,000
IllinoisHyatt House Chicago / Evanston3412,00015,000
Illinois Thompson Chicago4515,00020,000
KansasHyatt Place Kansas City / Overland Park / Convention Center125,0008,000
KansasHyatt Place Kansas City / Overland Park / Metcalf125,0008,000
KansasHyatt Place Kansas City / Lenexa City Center125,0008,000
MassachusettsHyatt Regency Boston / Cambridge4515,00020,000
Massachusetts Hyatt Centric Boston Faneuil Hall5620,00025,000
MichiganHyatt Place Detroit / Royal Oak238,00012,000
MissouriThe Elms Hotel and Spa3412,00015,000
New JerseyHyatt Place Secaucus / Meadowlands238,00012,000
New JerseyHyatt Regency Morristown3412,00015,000
New MexicoHyatt Regency Tamaya Resort3412,00015,000
New YorkHyatt House White Plains3412,00015,000
New YorkThe Grayson Hotel5620,00025,000
North CarolinaHyatt Place Greensboro125,0008,000
North CarolinaHyatt House Charlotte / Center City238,00012,000
North CarolinaHyatt Place Charlotte Downtown238,00012,000
North CarolinaHyatt Place Greensboro Downtown238,00012,000
North CarolinaHyatt House Raleigh North Hills238,00012,000
North CarolinaThe Carolina Inn3412,00015,000
OhioHyatt Regency Cincinnati238,00012,000
OklahomaHyatt Regency Tulsa125,0008,000
OklahomaHyatt Place Tulsa / Downtown125,0008,000
PennsylvaniaHyatt House Philadelphia / Plymouth Meeting125,0008,000
TennesseeHyatt Place Knoxville / Downtown3412,00015,000
TexasHyatt Place Austin Airport238,00012,000
TexasHyatt Centric The Woodlands4515,00020,000
TexasHyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort5620,00025,000
UtahHyatt Regency Salt Lake City3412,00015,000
UtahHyatt Centric Park City7830,00040,000
VirginiaHyatt Regency Dulles125,0008,000
Virginia Hyatt Regency Crystal City238,00012,000
WisconsinHyatt Place Milwaukee Downtown238,00012,000

Hyatt Hotels Decreasing

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StateHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
CaliforniaWild Palms Hotel – a Joie de Vivre Hotel218,0005,000
CaliforniaTommie Hollywood4315,00012,000
CaliforniaHyatt Place Emeryville / San Francisco Bay Area4315,00012,000
CaliforniaWaterfront Hotel4315,00012,000
CaliforniaHyatt House Emeryville / San Francisco Bay Area4315,00012,000
CaliforniaHyatt House Belmont / Redwood Shores4315,00012,000
CaliforniaKissel Uptown Oakland, In The Unbound Collection By Hyatt5420,00015,000
CaliforniaHyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco 5420,00015,000
CaliforniaHyatt Place Santa Cruz5420,00015,000
CaliforniaHyatt Carmel Highlands7630,00025,000
CaliforniaAlila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas8740,00030,000
IndianaHyatt Place Fort Wayne Northwest218,0005,000
NevadaHyatt Regency Lake Tahoe6525,00020,000
OregonHyatt Centric Downtown Portland3212,0008,000
OregonHyatt House Portland / Downtown3212,0008,000
South CarolinaHyatt House Mount Pleasant Midtown3212,0008,000
South CarolinaHyatt Place Mount Pleasant Towne Centre3212,0008,000
TexasHyatt Place Fort Worth / Alliance Town Center218,0005,000
TexasHyatt House The Woodlands-Shenandoah218,0005,000
TexasHyatt Place San Antonio-Northwest / Medical Center218,0005,000
TexasHyatt Place Waco218,0005,000

Africa and Middle East Hyatt Hotels Moving Categories

The World of Hyatt footprint throughout Africa and the Middle East is certainly the smallest of all the featured regions, but of the hotels that are offered there, 7 are increasing a category while just 1 property is decreasing.

Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Park Hyatt Zanzibar Image Credit: Hyatt

Hotels Increasing

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CountryHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
KuwaitGrand Hyatt Kuwait5620,00025,000
OmanAlila Jabal Akhdar6725,00030,000
TanzaniaPark Hyatt Zanzibar5620,00025,000
TurkeyHyatt Regency Istanbul, Atakoy238,00012,000
TurkeyGrand Hyatt Istanbul3412,00015,000
TurkeyPark Hyatt Istanbul – Macka Palas5620,00025,000
United Arab EmiratesAndaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi238,00012,000

Hyatt Hotels Decreasing

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CountryHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
South AfricaHyatt Regency Cape Town218,0005,000

Asia and Pacific Hotels Moving Categories

Alila Ubud
Alila Ubud. Image Credit: Hyatt

The changes to Asia and Pacific hotels are a bit more even than other regions, with 24 hotels moving up a category, and 20 hotels moving down a category.

 Hyatt Hotels Increasing

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CountryHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
CambodiaHyatt Regency Phnom Penh238,00012,000
CambodiaPark Hyatt Siem Reap3412,00015,000
ChinaTaoxichuan Hotel238,00012,000
ChinaGrand Hyatt Dalian3412,00015,000
ChinaHyatt Regency Changbaishan4515,00020,000
ChinaPark Hyatt Changbaishan5620,00025,000
IndiaHyatt Centric Candolim Goa125,0008,000
IndiaHyatt Centric Juhu Mumbai125,0008,000
IndiaHyatt Regency Jaipur Mansarovar125,0008,000
IndiaAlila Diwa Goa238,00012,000
IndiaGrand Hyatt Mumbai238,00012,000
IndiaGrand Hyatt Goa3412,00015,000
IndiaThe Diwa Club by Alila3412,00015,000
IndiaHyatt Regency Dharamshala Resort4515,00020,000
IndiaAlila Fort Bishangarh4515,00020,000
IndonesiaAlila Ubud238,00012,000
IndonesiaAndaz Bali4515,00020,000
IndonesiaAlila Villas Uluwatu7830,00040,000
JapanGrand Hyatt Tokyo6725,00030,000
New ZealandPark Hyatt Auckland5620,00025,000
SingaporeAndaz Singapore5620,00025,000
ThailandHyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit238,00012,000
ThailandAndaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach3412,00015,000
VietnamHyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa3412,00015,000

Hyatt Hotels Decreasing

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CountryHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
AustraliaHyatt Centric Melbourne4315,00012,000
ChinaAlila Wuzhen5420,00015,000
ChinaBei Zhaolong A Joie De Vivre218,0005,000
ChinaHyatt Regency Hengqin218,0005,000
ChinaHyatt Regency Dongguan218,0005,000
ChinaHyatt Regency Hainan Ocean Paradise Resort218,0005,000
ChinaHyatt Regency Shanghai Songjiang218,0005,000
ChinaHyatt Regency Chongming218,0005,000
ChinaPark Hyatt Ningbo Resort & Spa4315,00012,000
ChinaHyatt Regency Sanya Tianli Bay4315,00012,000
ChinaGrand Hyatt Shanghai4315,00012,000
ChinaGrand Hyatt Guangzhou3212,0008,000
JapanHyatt House Kanazawa3212,0008,000
JapanHyatt Place Kyoto3212,0008,000
JapanHyatt Centric Kanazawa4315,00012,000
JapanHyatt Regency Tokyo Bay4315,00012,000
JapanHyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa4315,00012,000
MalaysiaHyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu218,0005,000
Taiwan, Republic of ChinaHyatt Place New Taipei City Xinzhuang218,0005,000
Taiwan, Republic of ChinaGrand Hyatt Taipei4315,00012,000

Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America Hyatt Hotels Moving Categories

In Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America, 17 hotels are increasing in price while just 1 is decreasing in price.

Park Hyatt Mendoza Entrance at Night
The Park Hyatt Mendoza. Image Credit Nick Ellis

Hotels increasing in price include favorites like the Park Hyatt Mendoza, and many of the Hyatt Ziva/Zilara properties like Cancun, Cap Cana, Rose Hall, Puerto Vallarta, and Los Cabos. Plus, the Andaz Costa Rica Papagayo, which was once 15,000 points not too long ago, will now cost a whopping 30,000 points per night.

Hyatt Hotels Increasing

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CountryHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
ArgentinaPark Hyatt Mendoza3412,00015,000
ArubaHyatt Place Aruba Airport238,00012,000
CanadaHyatt House Winnipeg South / Outlet125,0008,000
CanadaThe Anndore House3412,00015,000
CanadaHyatt Regency Toronto3412,00015,000
Costa RicaAndaz Costa Rica Penninsula Papagayo 6725,00030,000
Dominican RepublicHyatt Zilara Cap CanaEF40,00050,000
Dominican RepublicHyatt Ziva Cap CanaEF40,00050,000
JamaicaHyatt Zilara Rose HallDE30,00040,000
JamaicaHyatt Ziva Rose HallDE30,00040,000
MexicoThompson Playa Del Carmen Main House3412,00015,000
MexicoHyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara3412,00015,000
MexicoSecrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa ResortCD25,00030,000
MexicoHyatt Ziva Puerto VallartaCD25,00030,000
MexicoHyatt Ziva Los CabosDE30,00040,000
MexicoHyatt Ziva CancunEF40,00050,000
MexicoSecrets Tulum Resort and Beach ClubBD20,00030,000

Hotels Decreasing

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CountryHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
Saint MartinSecrets St. Martin Resort & SpaDC30,00025,000

Europe Hyatt Hotels Moving Categories

Lastly, there are 24 Hyatt hotels in Europe that are increasing in price and just 3 properties that are decreasing. Notably, properties increasing in price include the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee, Hotel Du Palais Biarritz, as well as properties where you’ll no longer be able to use a Category 4 free night certificate like the Hyatt Centric Milan Centrale and The Tribune, part of JdV by Hyatt.

Hotel Du Palais Biarritz
Hotel Du Palais Biarritz. Image Credit: Hyatt

Hyatt Hotels Increasing

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CountryHotel Current CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
BulgariaHyatt Regency Sofia125,0008,000
FranceHyatt House Paris CDG Airport125,0008,000
FranceHyatt Place Paris CDG Airport125,0008,000
FranceHyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee6725,00030,000
FranceHotel Du Palais Biarritz7830,00040,000
GermanyLindner Hotel Berlin Ku Damm125,0008,000
GermanyLindner Hotel Cologne City Plaza125,0008,000
GermanyLindner Hotel Cologne Am Dom125,000    8,000
GermanyHyatt Regency Dusseldorf4515,00020,000
GermanyThe Wellem Dusseldorf4515,00020,000
ItalyHyatt Centric Venice Murano3412,00015,000
ItalyHyatt Centric Milan Centrale4515,00020,000
ItalyThe Tribune, part of JdV by Hyatt4515,00020,000
ItalyIL Tornabuoni Unbound6725,00030,000
SerbiaHyatt Regency Belgrade125,0008,000
SpainHyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid5620,00025,000
SpainThompson Madrid5620,00025,000
SpainHyatt Regency Madrid Residences5620,00025,000
SpainAluaSoul IbizaAB15,00020,000
SpainAlua Soul MenorcaAB15,00020,000
SpainAluaSoul Mallorca ResortAB15,00020,000
SpainSecrets Mallorca Villamil ResortCD25,00030,000
United KingdomHyatt Place London Heathrow Airport125,0008,000
United KingdomHyatt Place London City East3412,00015,000

Hyatt Hotels Decreasing

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CountryHotelCurrent CategoryNew CategoryCurrent Standard Award PriceNew Standard Award Price
FranceFirstname Bordeaux5420,00015,000
GreeceMagma Resort Santorini7630,00025,000
SpainDreams Calvia MallorcaBA20,00015,000

Final Thoughts

While there are some decent properties moving down in price, for the most part, these changes are largely negative.

Not only are many top-tier Category 6 and Category 7 properties getting 25% to 33% more expensive, respectively, but also many popular properties that provide excellent value for Category 4 Free Night Awards will now no longer be eligible.

If any of the 137 hotels increasing in price are properties that you have had your eye on, you’ll want to get your night booked before these hotels change prices on March 26, 2024.

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