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Any word on World of Hyatt 2021 Category Changes?

Old Mar 2, 21, 12:02 pm
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Any word on World of Hyatt 2021 Category Changes?

Is March and I have not seen any word on Hyatt 2021 Cat changes. Do you think there will be one? Maybe they are chalking up to another lost year... and did not want to put effort into it as things are still in flux around the world.
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Old Mar 2, 21, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by hotelfanatic View Post
Is March and I have not seen any word on Hyatt 2021 Cat changes. Do you think there will be one? Maybe they are chalking up to another lost year... and did not want to put effort into it as things are still in flux around the world.
They already announced the changes in November.

4 Properties Going Up (2 of them are Mar Monte Hotel and PH Aviara)

12 Going Down - All Destination Hotels properties

Other than that they said they are postponing changes this year.

July they are doing the Peak/Off Peak pricing for Award Stays.
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Old Mar 2, 21, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by hotelfanatic View Post
Is March and I have not seen any word on Hyatt 2021 Cat changes. Do you think there will be one? Maybe they are chalking up to another lost year... and did not want to put effort into it as things are still in flux around the world.
They made an announcement last October:

https://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=124003

They said "with only a few exceptions, World of Hyatt is suspending its 2021 hotel category award chart changes that typically occur each March." Four properties went up and 12 properties dropped a category.
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I must have missed it... thanks
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Selfishly, I had wanted the category changes to take effect - many I like were actually dropping a category like the Grand Hyatt Chengdu that was dropping to a category 1. 3500 points off peak.

I am actually surprised that some properties dropping don't push to drop.
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I believe March 22 is last day to book standard rates for all nights? Or have they pushed that back to July?
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Old Mar 2, 21, 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted by cfabar1 View Post
I believe March 22 is last day to book standard rates for all nights? Or have they pushed that back to July?
Peak and Off Peak is in July. March 22nd may be when the limited category changes take place.
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Old Mar 11, 21, 4:25 pm
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10 properties going up and 1 going down on March 25th.
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Old Mar 11, 21, 4:29 pm
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Originally Posted by sonicsmash214 View Post
10 properties going up and 1 going down on March 25th.
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Old Mar 11, 21, 4:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Matt4200 View Post
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I donít see an official announcement, but I assume there was some kind of release:

https://viewfromthewing.com/after-pr...egory-changes/
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Old Mar 11, 21, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Matt4200 View Post
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Originally Posted by coleslaw View Post
I donít see an official announcement, but I assume there was some kind of release:

https://viewfromthewing.com/after-pr...egory-changes/
itís actually official from hyatt

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/info/coronavirus-statement

EDIT: link actually shows the original changes. Doesnít look like Hyatt updated based on Garyís blog.

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Old Mar 11, 21, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by myperks View Post
The link you posted only shows the original planned changes -

ďAnnual Hotel Award Chart Changes: In addition, with a few exceptions noted below, we will be suspending our 2021 hotel category award chart changes that typically occur each March. This means that each hotel will remain in its current category and be redeemable for the same number of points in 2021 as it was in 2020 (except as noted below). As always, we'll refund members the point difference for any existing reservations at hotels requiring fewer points as of October 29, 2020. Current exceptions include:

Hotels Moving Down & Requiring Fewer Points (effective October 29, 2020)

● Stonebridge Inn, A Destination Hotel from category 5 to 4
● Wailea Grand Champions Villas, A Destination Residence from category 6 to 5
● Wailea Ekolu Village, A Destination Residence from category 6 to 5
● Wailea Ekahi Village, A Destination Residence from category 6 to 5
● Lichenhearth, A Destination Residence from category 6 to 5
● Parker New York from category 6 to 5
● Grand Hyatt Vail from category 7 to 6
● Mauna Lani Point, A Destination Residence from category 7 to 6
● Wailea Elua Village, A Destination Residence from category 8 to 7
● Kaanapali Alii, A Destination Residence from category 8 to 7
● Vail Residences at Cascade Village, A Destination Residence from category 8 to 7
● The Lodge at Spruce Peak, A Destination Hotel from category 8 to 7

Hotels Moving Up & Requiring More Points (effective mid March 2021)

● Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport from category 2 to 3
● Hyatt House Nashville/Downtown-SoBro from category 4 to 5
● Mar Monte Hotel part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt from category 4 to 5
● Park Hyatt Aviara from category 5 to 6Ē

According to the other poster they are adding 6 more properties going up in Category and 1 more going down.

I think itís bad on Hyattís part to make these changes last minute, especially given the poor Q2 Promo.

I think if they if they started the Peak/Off Peak now and marked everything Off Peak until June thatíd be a great off set, especially with travel still on the low end.
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Originally Posted by Matt4200 View Post
The link you posted only shows the original planned changes -

ďAnnual Hotel Award Chart Changes: In addition, with a few exceptions noted below, we will be suspending our 2021 hotel category award chart changes that typically occur each March. This means that each hotel will remain in its current category and be redeemable for the same number of points in 2021 as it was in 2020 (except as noted below). As always, we'll refund members the point difference for any existing reservations at hotels requiring fewer points as of October 29, 2020. Current exceptions include:

Hotels Moving Down & Requiring Fewer Points (effective October 29, 2020)

● Stonebridge Inn, A Destination Hotel from category 5 to 4
● Wailea Grand Champions Villas, A Destination Residence from category 6 to 5
● Wailea Ekolu Village, A Destination Residence from category 6 to 5
● Wailea Ekahi Village, A Destination Residence from category 6 to 5
● Lichenhearth, A Destination Residence from category 6 to 5
● Parker New York from category 6 to 5
● Grand Hyatt Vail from category 7 to 6
● Mauna Lani Point, A Destination Residence from category 7 to 6
● Wailea Elua Village, A Destination Residence from category 8 to 7
● Kaanapali Alii, A Destination Residence from category 8 to 7
● Vail Residences at Cascade Village, A Destination Residence from category 8 to 7
● The Lodge at Spruce Peak, A Destination Hotel from category 8 to 7

Hotels Moving Up & Requiring More Points (effective mid March 2021)

● Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport from category 2 to 3
● Hyatt House Nashville/Downtown-SoBro from category 4 to 5
● Mar Monte Hotel part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt from category 4 to 5
● Park Hyatt Aviara from category 5 to 6Ē

According to the other poster they are adding 6 more properties going up in Category and 1 more going down.

I think itís bad on Hyattís part to make these changes last minute, especially given the poor Q2 Promo.

I think if they if they started the Peak/Off Peak now and marked everything Off Peak until June thatíd be a great off set, especially with travel still on the low end.
Edited post. Thanks for the correction.
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Old Mar 11, 21, 5:52 pm
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Originally Posted by coleslaw View Post
I donít see an official announcement, but I assume there was some kind of release:

https://viewfromthewing.com/after-pr...egory-changes/
lol hyatt place Delano increasing from 1 to 2...
probably because of the hoards of redemption during Jan/Feb globalists run...
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Originally Posted by Matt4200 View Post
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Also posted by Joe C. on the main FT pages:

Eleven Hyatt Hotels Shifting Categories on March 25, 2021

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