As a reminder, there are some major Hyatt Gold Passport changes that will be going into effect tomorrow- Tuesday, January 7th, meaning that today is the last day to book at awards at the lower rates.
As a recap Hyatt is adding new Category 7, which includes six Park Hyatt hotels in Beaver Creek, Milan, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich, and requires 30,000 points.
They are also changing the number of points required to redeem a Free Night Award for standard rooms and upgraded rooms in select categories.
In addition, 38 hotels are shifting between categories. This includes 21 hotels moving to a higher category and 17 hotels moving to a lower category. Existing reservations for stays starting January 7, 2014, will receive a refund for the point difference if the hotel moved to a lower category.
Lastly, the points required to upgrade your paid stay to a Regency/Grand Club room or suite will now be on a per-night basis.
Award Chart- Ending January 6th
Award Chart- Starting January 7, 2014:
If you think you will be staying at any of the hotels that will be going up to a Category 7 as well as those that will be staying at a Category 5 or 6, you should book today before the price increase, so you can lock in the lower redemption prices.
If you book an award today, you will still be able to make changes and keep the lower the prices, so even if you’re not completely sure of the dates, you should still go ahead and book something since you will be allowed to change the dates.