World of Hyatt Points + Cash Award Pricing Changes and More


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World of Hyatt has announced some changes to their program effective November 1, 2018, with the biggest impacting Points + Cash awards redemption rates. The cash portion on these reservations is doing to a dynamic pricing, which will be 50% off the standard rate.

Additionally, Hyatt will soon allow members can use their points for free nights in premium suites, and will not require a minimum length of stay for free nights in suites. This includes redeeming at their Miraval Resorts as well.

Lastly, Hyatt will be discontinuing the Globalist member benefit of United Club one-time passes in their membership packets. Starting January 1, 2019, World of Hyatt Globalist members will no longer receive two United Club one-time passes upon achieving status.

Here’s a look at the changes:

Free Nights

Starting November 1, 2018, World of Hyatt members can use their points for free nights in premium suites, starting at 10,000 points for a category 1 Hyatt hotel or resort. In addition, there is no longer a required minimum length of stay for free nights in suites. You can search our award chart below by hotel category to determine how many points you need for a free night in the following room types.

Points + Cash

Starting November 1, combining points and cash for a standard room will require 50% of the points required for a free night and 50% of the Standard Rate. These changes to our Points + Cash offering apply to standard rooms, as well as newly added standard suites and premium suites. Here are more details:

As a reminder, Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to World of Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio, if you’re planning to redeem using all points as this is another consideration to transfer over Chase Ultimate Rewards. Hyatt recently announced New Benefits for World of Hyatt Members with Exhale Integration.

What are your thoughts on these latest changes from World of Hyatt? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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