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eefor jfp Oct 23, 18 12:47 pm

New Ways to Use Your Points
 
Today's email highlights new premium suites for double the standard rate as well as room upgrades for 3000 points for Regency Club, 6000 points for standard suites and 9000 points for premium suites per day. Changes effective November 1. No changes to categories that I can see with just a quick look.

See: https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/e...-upgrades.html

neo_781 Oct 23, 18 1:50 pm


Originally Posted by eefor jfp (Post 30347564)
Today's email highlights new premium suites for double the standard rate as well as room upgrades for 3000 points for Regency Club, 6000 points for standard suites and 9000 points for premium suites per day. Changes effective November 1. No changes to categories that I can see with just a quick look.

See: https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/e...-upgrades.html

It's been all over a bunch of blogs for the past few days: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea...ades-and-more/

You missed the other major headline is that for Cash & Points, the CASH portion has now increased to 50% of the cash rate of the room (instead of the curren fixed co-pay by category).

All changes are effective on November 1. Just slightly more than a week notice of the devaluation! :td: :mad:

Also note that Globalists will no longer be receiving 2 United Club vouchers starting with next year's qualification.

josephstern Oct 23, 18 2:22 pm

I know the general sentiment is that these changes suck, but I have to say that with my relatively low valuation of Hyatt points, the C+P hasn't made sense to me for quite a while, so these changes aren't so bad. I think I might get some use out of the suite flexibility.

sfozrhfco Oct 23, 18 2:27 pm


Originally Posted by josephstern (Post 30347918)
I know the general sentiment is that these changes suck, but I have to say that with my relatively low valuation of Hyatt points, the C+P hasn't made sense to me for quite a while, so these changes aren't so bad. I think I might get some use out of the suite flexibility.

Depending greatly on what each hotel classifies as a standard or premium suite. The terms and conditions now specifically exclude specialty, premier, presidential or diplomatic suites. So there are plenty of categories for hotels to conveniently move suites into to exclude them from award inventory.

josephstern Oct 23, 18 2:29 pm


Originally Posted by sfozrhfco (Post 30347935)
Depending greatly on what each hotel classifies as a standard or premium suite. The terms and conditions now specifically exclude specialty, premier, presidential or diplomatic suites. So there are plenty of categories for hotels to conveniently move suites into to exclude them from award inventory.

Yup - too bad you can't browse these options online. Calling is always a bit painful.

s0ssos Oct 23, 18 2:31 pm

I don't care about the points and cash. I'm actually not sure what people who would. Members who stay at Hyatt usually have enough that P&C doesn't make financial sense (globalist get free parking only on pure point stays). M&S should have enough points either so they don't care about using P&C.

Giving premium suite availability with points is good, a very positive change.

United vouchers? What vouchers? Never got any these past few years.

Zelucifer Oct 23, 18 2:57 pm

I'm definitely looking forward to the premium suite upgrades. Hopefully they implement it well.

milehound Oct 23, 18 3:08 pm

GRRR!

I always got a sweet C+P deal at the Park Hyatt Vienna for Thanksgiving trips: good thing I booked my C+P stay for 2018 months in advance. At least we still have the free 1-4 certificate, which I use for an annual visit to Boston (which would be prohibitively expensive otherwise).

sfozrhfco Oct 23, 18 3:29 pm


Originally Posted by milehound (Post 30348068)
GRRR!

I always got a sweet C+P deal at the Park Hyatt Vienna for Thanksgiving trips: good thing I booked my C+P stay for 2018 months in advance. At least we still have the free 1-4 certificate, which I use for an annual visit to Boston (which would be prohibitively expensive otherwise).

I would use that soon. Hotels in Boston proper aren't likely to remain category 4 for much longer given increases other chains have already implemented coupled with generally high cash prices. Plus you never know when you will get the one/no week notice for the 2019 category creeps list.

josephstern Oct 23, 18 3:29 pm

In a few days, and before 11/1, you might be able to book your dates for Thanksgiving 2019 at current C+P prices.

AirbusFan2B Oct 23, 18 4:45 pm


Originally Posted by s0ssos (Post 30347949)
United vouchers? What vouchers? Never got any these past few years.

I donít believe I ever received these as a Globalist - assuming United Club was meant. Was that a published benefit?

NJNY Oct 23, 18 4:54 pm


Originally Posted by AirbusFan2B (Post 30348370)


I donít believe I ever received these as a Globalist - assuming United Club was meant. Was that a published benefit?

Yes, Globalist benefit and they came with the welcome pack. In 2017 I never got a welcome pack at all. For 2018 I asked my concierge 2x (long after I requalified) and both times she said she would have them resent. The packet eventually showed up but it was probably 3 months after my second note to her. I don't know why it was so difficult..

samwise6222 Oct 23, 18 4:56 pm

I am so happy that I burned all my points @ PH Maldives during my last year as a Globalist.

josephstern Oct 23, 18 5:10 pm

I've gotten my club vouchers each year, pretty sure.

Given United clubs, you aren't missing a lot.

hedoman Oct 23, 18 5:12 pm


Originally Posted by s0ssos (Post 30347949)
I don't care about the points and cash. I'm actually not sure what people who would. .

It's great that someone else pays your way and you collect points. Good for you!


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