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The World of Hyatt program has announced its annual award chart changes, affecting 183 properties.

Among these, 137 properties will be subject to devaluation, requiring more World of Hyatt points for free night awards if booked after March 26th, 2024.

Conversely, 46 hotels will move to a lower category, reducing the points needed for a free night award.

This blog post will list the properties changing categories and offer booking recommendations before March 26th, 2024.

Views from our room at Hyatt Ziva Cancun (going up to Category F)

Hyatt Award Charts

An encouraging aspect of this year’s changes is that Hyatt has chosen to leave its existing fixed award charts untouched.

This ensures that each category will continue to require the same number of points per night to redeem free night awards.

World of Hyatt Award Chart


Category Changes Effective 3/26/2024

New Category 8 Properties

PropertyOld CategoryNew Category
The Everline Resort & Spa,
Vail Residences at Cascade Village,
Hyatt Centric, Park City, Utah78
Alila Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia78
Hotel Du Palais Biarritz, France78

Thoughts: I was able to book Alila Uluwatu using points advance for April 2025. I am hoping award availability at Hotel Du Palais Biarritz will open before March 26th.

Milestone Reward: Hyatt’s new Ultimate Free Night Award, earned when you stay for 150 nights per calendar year, can be redeemed at Category 8 properties.

This property is going up from Category 7 to 8

New Category 7 Properties

PropertyOld Category
New Category
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman67
Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Japan67
Andaz Papagayo, Costa Rica67
Hyatt Regency Nice, France67
Il Tornabuoni, Florence, Italy 67
Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas,

Thoughts: I’ve been to Andaz Papagayo and Il Tornabouoni and highly recommend both.

Milestone Reward: You earn a Category 1-7 Free Night Certificate when you stay for 60 nights at Hyatt properties per calendar year. You can redeem that certificate at these properties.

Il Tournabuoni, Florence (Going up to Category 7)

New Category 6 Properties

PropertyOld CategoryNew Category
Increasing17K-23K21K – 29K
Hyatt Centric Gran Via
Madrid, Spain
Thompson, Madrid, Spain56
Hyatt Regency Residences,
Madrid, Spain
Park Hyatt Auckland,
New Zealand
Andaz, Singapore56
Park Hyatt Changbaishan,
Park Hyatt Istanbul,
Macka Palas, Turkey
Park Hyatt, Zanzibar
Grand Hyatt, Kuwait56
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, Arizona56
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
Resort, Texas
The Grayson Hotel, New York56
Hyatt Centric Boston
Faneuil Hall
Park Hyatt, Washington DC56
Decreasing25K-35K21K – 29K
Hyatt Carmel Highlands, California76
Magma Resort Santorini, Greece76

Thoughts: This devaluation affects Madrid Hyatts, requiring an additional 5,000 Hyatt points per night for free night stays. I enjoyed my free night stays at the Thompson, Madrid, and Park Hyatt Istanbul, Macka Palas.

Park Hyatt Istanbul (going up to Category 6)

New Category 5 Properties

PropertyOld CategoryNew Category
Increasing12K-18K17K – 23K
Manchester Grand Hyatt,
San Diego
Hyatt Regency, Washington DC45
Grand Hyatt, Washington DC45
Hyatt House, Washington DC
The Wharf
Hyatt Place, Panama City Beach,
Hyatt House, Augusta Downtown,
Georgia USA
Hyatt Place, Athens Downtown,
Georgia USA
Hyatt Centric, Waikiki Beach,
Thompson, Chicago45
Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge45
Hyatt Centric, The Woodlands,
Hyatt Regency, Changbaishan,
Hyatt Regency, Dusseldorf, Germany45
The Wellem Dusseldorf, Germany45
Hyatt Centric Milan Centrale,
Milan, Italy
The Tribune part of JDV by Hyatt,
Rome, Italy
Decreasing21K – 29K17K – 23K
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, Nevada65

Thoughts: If you have a Category 1-4 free night award certificate, now is the time to use it at any of these properties before they become Category 5. I just redeemed my free night certificate at the Thompson Chicago this summer.

New Category 4 Properties

PropertyOld CategoryNew Category
United States (Increasing)9K-15K12K-18K
Hyatt Regency La Jolla,
Hyatt Regency, Mission Bay
Spa & Marina, California
Hyatt Regency Westlake, California34
Hyatt House San Jose / Cupertino,
Grand Hyatt, Denver, Colorado34
Hyatt Regency Denver at
Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Centric Downtown Denver34
Hyatt Place Washington DC /
Georgetown / West End
Hyatt Place Washington DC / National Mall34
Hyatt Place Washington DC / Downtown34
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, Florida34
Hyatt Place West Palm Beach, Florida 34
Hyatt Place Boca Raton, Florida 34
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown,
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, Hawaii 34
Hyatt Regency Chicago34
Hyatt House Chicago West Loop34
Hyatt House Chicago / Evanston34
The Elms Hotel and Spa, Missouri34
Hyatt Regency Morristown, New Jersey34
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, New Mexico34
Hyatt House White Plains, New York34
The Carolina Inn, North Carolina34
Hyatt Place Knoxville / Downtown, Tennessee34
Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City, Utah34
United States (Decreasing)17K -23K12K-18K
Kissel Uptown Oakland,
In The Unbound Collection By Hyatt
Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf
San Francisco 
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz54
International (Increasing)9K-15K12K-18K
Hyatt Centric Venice Murano, Italy34
Grand Hyatt Istanbul34
Park Hyatt Siem Reap34
Grand Hyatt Dalian, China34
Grand Hyatt Goa, India34
The Diwa Club by Alila, India 34
Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach, Thailand34
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa,
Park Hyatt Mendoza, Argentina34
The Anndore House, Canada34
Hyatt Regency Toronto34
Thompson Playa Del Carmen Main House, Mexico34
Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara, Mexico34
Hyatt Place London City East34
International (Decreasing)17K -23K12K-18K
Alila Wuzhen, China54
Firstname Bordeaux, France54

Thoughts: Park Hyatt Siem Reap and Hyatt Centric Venice Murano are exceptional properties. It is also exciting to note the downgrade of three San Francisco Bay Area properties from Category 5 to Category 4, allowing them to be booked again using Hyatt’s Free Night Award Certificates.

Park Hyatt Siem Reap (going up to Category 4)

New Category 3 Properties

PropertyOld CategoryNew Category
United States (Increasing)6.5K – 9.5K 9K – 15K
Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Connecticut23
The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel, Illinois23
Hyatt Place Detroit / Royal Oak23
Hyatt Place Secaucus / Meadowlands,
New Jersey
Hyatt House Charlotte / Center City,
North Carolina
Hyatt Place Charlotte Downtown,
North Carolina
Hyatt Place Greensboro Downtown,
North Carolina
Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills,
North Carolina
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, Ohio23
Hyatt Place Austin Airport, Texas23
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Virginia23
Hyatt Place Milwaukee Downtown,
United States (Decreasing)12K-15K9K – 15K
Tommie Hollywood, California43
Hyatt Place Emeryville / San Francisco Bay Area, California43
Waterfront Hotel, California43
Hyatt House Emeryville / San Francisco Bay Area, California43
Hyatt House Belmont / Redwood Shores43
International (Increasing)6.5K – 9.5K9K – 15K
Hyatt Regency Istanbul, Atakoy, Turkey23
Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, UAE23
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, Cambodia23
Taoxichuan Hotel, China23
Alila Diwa Goa, India 23
Grand Hyatt Mumbai, India23
Alila Ubud, Indonesia23
Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, Thailand23
Hyatt Place Aruba Airport, Aruba23
International (Decreasing)12K-15K9K – 15K
Hyatt Centric Melbourne, Australia43
Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort & Spa, China43
Hyatt Regency Sanya Tianli Bay43
Grand Hyatt Shanghai43
Hyatt Centric Kanazawa43
Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay43
Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa43
Grand Hyatt Taipei43

Thoughts: It’s fantastic to see so much downward movement in this category, with three Japan and four San Francisco Bay Area properties dropping in price.

New Category 2 Properties

PropertyOld CategoryNew Category
United States (Increasing)3.5K – 6.5K 6.5K – 9.5K
Hyatt Place Atlanta / Alpharetta /
Windward Parkway, Georgia
Hyatt Place Kansas City / Overland Park / Convention Center, Kansas12
Hyatt Place Kansas City / Overland Park / Metcalf, Kansas12
Hyatt Place Kansas City / Lenexa City Center, Kansas12
Hyatt Place Greensboro, North Carolina12
Hyatt Regency Tulsa, Oklahoma12
Hyatt Place Tulsa / Downtown, Oklahoma12
Hyatt House Philadelphia / Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania12
Hyatt Regency Dulles, Virginia12
United States (Decreasing)9K – 15K6.5K – 9.5K
Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland, Oregon32
Hyatt House Portland / Downtown, Oregon32
Hyatt House Mount Pleasant Midtown, South Carolina 32
Hyatt Place Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, South Carolina32
International (Increasing)3.5K – 6.5K6.5K – 9.5K
Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa, India12
Hyatt Centric Juhu Mumbai, India12
Hyatt Regency Jaipur Mansarovar, India12
Hyatt House Winnipeg South / Outlet, Canada12
Hyatt Regency Sofia12
Hyatt House Paris CDG Airport
Hyatt Place Paris CDG Airport
Lindner Hotel Berlin Ku Damm12
Lindner Hotel Cologne City Plaza12
Lindner Hotel Cologne Am Dom12
Hyatt Regency Belgrade12
Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport12
International (Decreasing)9K – 15K6.5K – 9.5K
Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, China32
Hyatt House Kanazawa, Japan32
Hyatt Place Kyoto32

Thoughts: Two properties in Japan are going down a category, plus the Grand Hyatt Guangzhou has one of the best breakfasts I’ve had at a property in Asia.

Hyatt Regency Belgrade (going up to Category 2)

New Category 1 Properties

PropertyOld CategoryNew Category
6.5K – 9.5K 3.5K – 6.5K
Wild Palms Hotel – a Joie de Vivre Hotel,
Hyatt Place Fort Wayne Northwest,
Hyatt Place Fort Worth / Alliance Town Center, Texas21
Hyatt House The Woodlands-Shenandoah, Texas21
Hyatt Place San Antonio-Northwest / Medical Center, Texas21
Hyatt Place Waco, Texas21
Hyatt Regency Cape Town, South Africa21
Bei Zhaolong A Joie De Vivre21
Hyatt Regency Hengqin21
Hyatt Regency Dongguan21
Hyatt Regency Hainan Ocean Paradise Resort21
Hyatt Regency Shanghai Songjiang21
Hyatt Regency Chongming21
Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia21
Hyatt Place New Taipei City Xinzhuang21

Thoughts: I’m glad the San Francisco Bay Area finally has a mattress-run-friendly Category 1 property — Wild Palms.

Views at the Andaz Papagayo (going up to Category 7)

Hyatt All-Inclusive Properties Award Chart

Hyatt has notably raised the points needed for stays at select family-friendly all-inclusive properties like the Zivas in Cancun, Cap Cana, Rose Hall, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo.

This change poses a challenge for families looking to enjoy budget-friendly vacations using World of Hyatt points.

World of Hyatt Award Chart for All-Inclusive Properties


All-Inclusive Category Changes Effective 3/26/2024

PropertyOld CategoryNew Category
Latin America
Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, Dominican RepublicE F
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, Dominican RepublicEF
Hyatt Ziva Cancun, MexicoEF
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, MexicoDE
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, JamaicaDE
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, JamaicaDE
Secrets Tulum Resort and Beach Club, MexicoBD
Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort, MexicoCD
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, MexicoCD
Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa, St. MartinDC
Secrets Mallorca Villamil Resort, SpainCD
AluaSoul Ibiza, SpainAB
Alua Soul Menorca, SpainAB
AluaSoul Mallorca ResortAB
Dreams Calvia MallorcaBA

Thoughts: This devaluation is especially brutal for families, as the rates at the most sought-after family-friendly all-inclusive World of Hyatt properties are increasing substantially.

This property is going up from 20K to 30K per night

The Properties to Book

The table below lists the properties that will increase by at least 10,000 Hyatt points per night.

PropertyOld CategoryNew Category
Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Mexico40K50K
Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, Dominican Republic40K50K
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, Dominican Republic40K50K
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, Jamaica30K40K
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Jamaica30K40K
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, Mexico30K40K
The Everline Resort & Spa,
Vail Residences at Cascade Village,
Hyatt Centric, Park City, Utah30K40K
Alila Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia30K40K
Hotel Du Palais Biarritz, France30K40K
Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club, Mexico20K30K

Booking Strategies

Hyatt MemberRecommendations
All MembersBook properties by March 26, 2024 to lock in the old award chart rates.
GlobalistBook properties using points advance perk.
MemberBook properties that are going up in category.
Focus on higher categories.
Member with a
Category 1-4 Free Night Certificate
Book properties that are going up to Category 5.
Member with a
Category 1-7 Free Night Certificate
Book properties that are going up to Category 8.
FamiliesBook the all-inclusive properties that will go up by at least 10,000 World of Hyatt points per night.
Book the adults-only all-inclusive properties going up by at least 10K World of Hyatt points per night.
Book any of the properties going up in category.
Member with
Club Lounge
Book any hotel property with a Regency Club that is also going up in category, such as the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The information in this section was taken from

What is the reason behind the changes to the Award Chart?

World of Hyatt annually reviews the points needed for a complimentary night stay and Points + Cash redemption at each property. A hotel’s award category may be modified in response to prevailing market conditions.

When will the changes to the award chart become effective?

World of Hyatt will adjust the award categories for 183 hotels effective 8:00 a.m. CT, March 26, 2024.

Which award chart will be in effect for free night award redemption reservations made before 8:00 a.m. CT on March 26, 2024?

All free night award redemptions made before 8:00 a.m. CT on March 26, 2024, will adhere to the existing Award Chart. If you reserve an award night before this time for a stay on or after March 26, the current Award Chart rules will be in effect. Any free night awards reserved or modified on or after 800 am CT on March 26, 2024, will be subject to the new Award Chart.

Which award chart will apply for Category 1-4 and Category 1-7 award reservations booked before 8:00 a.m. CT on March 26, 2024?

Any Hyatt Category 1-4 and 1-7 free night awards reserved before 8:00 a.m. CT, March 26, 2024, will adhere to the existing Award Chart. The current Award Chart will apply if you secure a category 1-4 or 1-7 free night award booking before 8:00 a.m. CT, March 26, 2024, for a stay on or after March 26, 2024. However, any Category 1-4 or 1-7 free night award redemption made or revised at 8:00 a.m. CT, March 26, 2024, or later will be subject to the new Award Chart.

How will award reservations made before 8:00 a.m. CT on March 26, 2024, be affected if the hotel I am currently staying at increases the points required?

Any Free Night or Points + Cash Award booked before 8:00 a.m. CT on March 26, 2024, at a property moving to a higher category and requiring more points will not be affected. The reservations will remain at the initially booked point level.

For instance, if a Free Night Award was booked at a Category 1 hotel for 5,000 points before 8:00 a.m. CT on March 26, 2024, and the hotel moves to Category 2, requiring 8,000 points, the award will still be honored at 5,000 points. If the member cancels this Free Night Award later, only the original 5,000 points will be returned to the member’s account, reflecting the points used during the initial booking.

How will reservations made before 8:00 a.m. CT on March 26, 2024, be affected if the hotel I booked reduces the points required?

Before 8:00 a.m. CT on March 26, 2024, any Free Night or Points + Cash Award reservation made for dates on or after March 26, 2024, at a property moving to a lower category with reduced point requirements will be adjusted. The World of Hyatt Customer Care Center will proactively credit the point difference to the member’s account starting March 27, 2024.

If an adjusted reservation is canceled, the originally deducted points will be refunded, while the adjusted points will be deducted. For instance, if a member booked a Free Night Award before 8:00 a.m. CT on March 26, 2024, for a Category 2 hotel at 8,000 points, which later transitions to a Category 1 hotel requiring 5,000 points, they will receive a 3,000-point refund. In case of cancellation, the initial 8,000-point award will be reinstated before removing the 3,000-point adjustment.

How will adjustments to current reservations be managed from 8:00 a.m. CT on March 26, 2024?

Any changes to reservations made on or after 8:00 a.m. CT, March 26, 2024, will be subject to the updated Award Chart terms. If adjustments to Category 1-4 or 1-7 Award Night bookings result in the need for a new award issuance, these cannot be redeemed for hotels reclassified above Category 4 or 7 after 8:00 a.m. CT, March 26, 2024.

Credit Cards that Earn World of Hyatt Points

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Credit Cards that earn World of Hyatt Points
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Credit Cards that can convert into Chase
Ultimate Rewards (UR) Points*
Steps to Convert
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Final Thoughts

The upcoming World of Hyatt devaluation is causing concern among points enthusiasts and program members.

With several properties, especially family-centric all-inclusive resorts, set to move up in category and cost more points per night, budget-conscious travelers should seize the opportunity to book at lower rates before March 26th.

This post offers valuable insights on properties to secure before the devaluation.

Savvy Hyatt members should maximize their points and ensure optimal value from future stays by booking before the changes occur on March 26th.

Given that loyalty programs undergo frequent devaluations almost every year, people who use travel miles and points must stay informed and plan ahead to maximize their points effectively.

Are you booking something before the 26th?

EDITORIAL DISCLOSURE – Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, hotel, airline, or other entity. The content has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of the entities included within the post.