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World of Hyatt Peak & Off-Peak Pricing Goes Live on October 26

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The World of Hyatt program first announced that it’d be making the switch to a peak/off-peak pricing award chart all the way back in 2019, and after several delays due to the spread of COVID-19, the award pricing changes will finally come into effect on October 26, 2021.

Let’s review what that will mean for future Hyatt stays, along with how you can use the remaining days before the change to get more value out of your future Hyatt stays.

Hyatt Moving to a Peak/Off-Peak Award Chart

Starting October 26, 2021, peak and off-peak pricing will apply to any stays that occur from March 1, 2022, onwards. If that seems confusing, here is a quick breakdown of 3 scenarios to help you out.

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Scenario Award Chart
Any stay booked prior to October 26, 2021Standard/Current Award Chart
Stays booked after October 26, 2021, that take place before March 1, 2022Standard/Current Award Chart
Stays booked after October 26, 2021 that take place after March 1, 2022Peak/Off-Peak Award Chart

Here is a look at what the new Hyatt award chart will be for standard rooms if you haven’t seen it already or need a refresher.

Standard Room Award Chart

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Hotel Category Off-PeakStandardPeakPeak Point Increase
Category 1
3,500
5,000
6,500
1,500
Category 2
6,500
8,000
9,500
1,500
Category 3
9,000
12,000
15,000
3,000
Category 4
12,000
15,000
18,000
3,000
Category 5
17,000
20,000
23,000
3,000
Category 6
21,000
25,000
29,000
4,000
Category 7
25,000
30,000
35,000
5,000
Category 8
35,000
40,000
45,000
5,000

As you can see, the number of additional points you’ll need during peak nights ranges from 1,500 for lower-end properties to 5,000 for high-end properties. This certainly isn’t the worst news in the world, but it will not doubt make award stays at luxury properties quite a bit more expensive for those who can’t afford to be as flexible with the dates that they travel.

Hot Tip: Want some tips on some of the best Hyatt hotels to book award nights at? Our ultimate guide to Hyatt redemptions has you covered!

Club Room Award Chart

Moving on, here will be the new rates for Club Rooms at Hyatt properties for those who don’t have Hyatt Globalist status.

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Hotel Category Off-PeakStandardPeakPeak Point Increase
Category 1
5,500
7,000
8,500
1,500
Category 2
10,500
12,000
13,500
1,500
Category 3
14,000
17,000
20,000
3,000
Category 4
18,000
21,000
24,000
3,000
Category 5
24,000
27,000
30,000
3,000
Category 6
29,000
33,000
37,000
4,000
Category 7
34,000
39,000
44,000
5,000
Category 8
45,000
50,000
55,000
5,000

Here we see the standard 1,500 to 5,000 point increase across the board.

Standard Suite Award Chart

Park Hyatt Saigon Park Suite
Park Hyatt Saigon Park Suite. Image Credit: Hyatt

Next up are the new award rates for Standard Suite nights. These are great to book when you don’t want to rely on a Globalist upgrade.

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Hotel Category Off-PeakStandardPeakPeak Point Increase
Category 1
6,500
8,000
9,500
1,500
Category 2
11,500
13,000
14,500
1,500
Category 3
17,000
20,000
23,000
3,000
Category 4
21,000
24,000
27,000
3,000
Category 5
29,000
32,000
35,000
3,000
Category 6
36,000
40,000
44,000
4,000
Category 7
43,000
48,000
53,000
5,000
Category 8
56,000
61,000
66,000
5,000

Keeping pace with the other charts, you’ll see the increases also range from 1,500 to 5,000 depending on which hotel category you book.

Premium Suite Award Chart

Next is Premium Suite Awards, and these room types are not eligible for Globalist upgrades, so it is great that Hyatt gives you the opportunity to book them outright.

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Hotel Category Off-PeakStandardPeakPeak Point Increase
Category 1
7,000
10,000
13,000
3,000
Category 2
13,000
16,000
19,000
3,000
Category 3
18,000
24,000
30,000
6,000
Category 4
24,000
30,000
36,000
6,000
Category 5
34,000
40,000
46,000
6,000
Category 6
42,000
50,000
58,000
8,000
Category 7
50,000
60,000
70,000
10,000
Category 8
70,000
80,000
90,000
10,000

Booking Premium Suites is where things start to get a bit steeper, as peak nights will cost 3,000 more at the low end, 6,000 at mid-tier properties, and upwards of 10,000 points per night at the very best Hyatt hotels.

All-Inclusive Award Chart

Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana
Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana. Image Credit: Hyatt

Here is what award nights will look like at the fan-favorite Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara all-inclusive properties from now on:

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Hotel Category Off-PeakStandardPeakPeak Point Increase
Category 1 Standard Room
17,000
20,000
23,000
3,000
Extra Person
8,500
10,000
11,500
1,500
Category 2 Standard Room
21,000
25,000
29,000
4,000
Extra Person
10,500
12,500
14,500
2,000
Category 1 Standard Suite
27,000
32,000
37,000
5,000
Extra Person
8,500
10,000
11,500
1,500
Category 2 Standard Suite
35,000
40,000
45,000
5,000
Extra Person
10,500
12,500
14,500
2,000

All room and suite rates are for single or double occupancy and see a peak increase of 3,000 to 5,000 points per night (though previous rates were just for single occupancy). Additional points per night are required for each additional guest (with a maximum of 4 people per room) and we see a peak increase there of 1,500 to 2,000 points per person.

Miraval Award Chart

Finally, the single occupancy cost for a relaxing stay at one of the Miraval Resorts and Spas during peak times has now increased 5,000 to 10,000 points, with additional guests seeing a peak increase of 2,000 points.

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Hotel CategoryOff-PeakStandardPeakPeak Point Increase
Standard Room
40,000
45,000
50,000
5,000
Extra Person
17,500
20,000
22,000
2,000
Standard Suite
65,000
75,000
85,000
10,000
Extra Person
17,500
20,000
22,000
2,000
Premium Suite
95,000
105,000
115,000
10,000
Extra Person
17,500
20,000
22,000
2,000

What Should You Do Prior to October 26, 2021?

That depends! For any upcoming travel that will take place prior to March 1, 2022, you don’t need to hurry and book right away as stays through that date will still fall under standard pricing.

But for any stays you’re planning that will take place after March 1, 2022, you would be wise to go ahead and get those booked prior to October 26, 2021, and there are 2 reasons for this. First, any nights you book prior to October 26, 2021, will be billed at standard pricing, even if those nights are later categorized as peak nights after the chart switch. Better yet? If the nights you’ve booked drop to off-peak pricing after the change then Hyatt will refund you for the difference.

To summarize, if you book before October 26, 2021, and the award prices later increase, you won’t have to pay an extra. But if you book before October 26, 2021, and then the price for your dates drops to off-peak, that difference in price will be refunded back to your account. So booking prior to the award chart change is truly a win-win!

What About My Free Night Certificates?

Unlike other hotel award programs, Hyatt free night certificates are tied to a certain category (normally Category 1-4 or Category 1-7) and not tied to a certain point level. This means that if you have a Category 1-4 free night certificate, like the annual one you receive from The World of Hyatt Credit Card, you’ll still be able to use it at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel, even if the night you want to book is a peak night.

Final Thoughts

Hyatt moving to a peak/off-peak award chart is definitely not ideal for most travelers, especially those that are not able to be flexible with the dates they travel.

Naturally, most people tend to travel during the high season when hotels are usually quite busy and cash rates are high, making it a great time to book some award nights. Now, you won’t be able to get quite as much value out of those nights as you once were.

Even still, as fast as standard room awards are concerned, peak nights will cost just 1,500 to 5,000 points more than standard nights, which isn’t awful, and if you’re able to travel on off-peak nights you’ll actually be able to save yourself 1,500 to 5,000 points per night on your stay.

Either way, if you’ve had your eye on some Hyatt award stays for after March 1, 2022, it would be in your best interest to go ahead and get those booked before October 26, 2021, when peak/off-peak pricing takes effect.

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About Jarrod West

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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