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I hope you were able to secure all the reservations you were after at the 50 Hyatt properties that increased in points prices effective today (though as of this morning the website doesn’t seem fully updated in case you forgot…). We are thrilled about the reservations we made just under the wire, and are looking forward not only to those trips, but to taking advantage of the new lower point rates at some of the 56 Hyatt properties that dropped in category effective today!
This is one of those relatively rare instances when some of the properties that now cost fewer points are actually pretty exciting! As always, the best way to get a sense of whether any properties now represent a better value for your travels is to take a close look at the full list of 56 properties below, but I’ll highlight five properties I am personally excited about as they are now even a better value for your Hyatt points and award nights!
|HOTEL NAME||Current Award Category||New Award Category|
|Hyatt House Gaithersburg||2||1|
|Hyatt House Mt. Laurel||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Albuquerque/Uptown||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Ciudad del Carmen||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington/Grand Prairie||2||1|
|Hyatt Place El Paso Airport||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Fredericksburg UMW||2||1|
|Hyatt Place La Paz||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Los Cabos||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Mt. Laurel||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Phoenix Chandler-Fashion Center||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Phoenix/Gilbert||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Phoenix-Mesa||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Pittsburgh/Cranberry||2||1|
|Hyatt Place San Antonio North/Stone Oak||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Tempe/Phoenix Airport||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Ahmedabad||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Chandigarh||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Changchun||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Chennai||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Chongqing||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Dulles||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Fairfax||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Guiyang||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Gurgaon||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Kolkata||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Ludhiana||2||1|
|Hyatt Regency Tianjin East||2||1|
|Park Hyatt Chennai||2||1|
|Hyatt Place Secaucus/Meadowlands||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Belgrade||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Delhi||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Ekaterinburg||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Mumbai||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Pune||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Qingdao||3||2|
|Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki||3||2|
|Park Hyatt Hyderabad||3||2|
|Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur||4||3|
|Grand Hyatt Lijiang||4||3|
|Grand Hyatt Mumbai||4||3|
|Hyatt Regency Baku||4||3|
|Hyatt Regency Changbaishan||4||3|
|Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria||4||3|
|Hyatt Regency Perth||4||3|
|Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort||4||3|
|Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort||5||4|
|Hyatt Regency Sochi||5||4|
|Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami||6||4|
Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa – Now 15,000 points per night
This property and it’s cousin, Hyatt Lost Pines, are two of my personal favorite Hyatt Resorts (see review here and here). In part this is because they are both within driving distance to our house near Houston, but they also just know how to set the stage for families to put down the electronics, exhale the daily stressors, and dive into old fashioned (but upscale) fun. Rates during peak summer weekends are easily over $300/night, and sometimes over $400/night once you factor in taxes and resort fees. This property is by far the one I am most excited to see drop down a category.
During school breaks, Hyatt Hill Country has lots of daily activities, evening outdoor movies, and boosts an outstanding water park including a lazy river, beach/sand area, water slide, and even a surfing area for the older kids!
I fully intend to book some nights there next summer using just 15,000 points a night, use a Hyatt credit card annual award night, or possibly even just stay on a points and cash rate that will cost 7,500 points + $100/night – though remember to factor in resort fees and taxes to the points + cash rates.
Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami – Now 15,000 points per night
Hyatt Centric South Beach just dropped two full categories plummeting from 25,000 to just 15,000 points per night. This relatively new property is just off the beach and gives you access to a great location, but also towels, bottled water, hotel bicycles, beach toys, yoga mats, and two chaise lounge chairs per room.
While I think this represents a fantastic adult getaway location, I do want to mention that I don’t really think this property is geared towards families, at least on points, as the standard rooms are relatively small with only a king bed.
Hyatt Place Los Cabos – Now 5,000 points per night
This property dropped from a Category 2 to a Category 1, and now represents a very good way to have a budget stay in Los Cabos. It is near a large supermarket and within about a 5 minute walk to the beach. If you are looking for a full service resort stay this is obviously not it, but if you want free breakfast, beach access, and a very affordable and clean room then this is a place to consider for sure. This could also be a good place to stay either before or after a resort stay so you can enjoy more of what the city has to offer without feeling like you are missing out on the resort aspect of your vacation.
Hyatt Regency Dulles – Now 5,000 points per night
Anytime a full service Hyatt property in the United States is just a Category 1 and only 5,000 points per night it has my attention (see my favorite Category 1 property here!), and this one is no exception. Obviously this property now represents a good budget way to stay near Dulles airport before or after a flight. It offers a complimentary shuttle both to the airport as well as to Reston Town Center. I wouldn’t headquarter out of here for a family trip to Washington DC, but it could be a good way to bookend the trip near the airport.
Park Hyatt Chennai – Now 5,000 points per night
The Park Hyatt Chennai represents the first Park Hyatt to grace the Category 1 list. The photos and reviews of this property look very nice, so its presence at the Category 1 level isn’t that it isn’t nice, it’s just that rates the average going rate of this property is relatively low. Remember that as a Category 1 property not only can you book rooms for just 5,000 points, but that also means you can book suites for just 8,000 points per night.
A Park Hyatt suite for 8,000 points per night? Yes, it can be done if you find yourself in India!
If you have booked any of the 56 Hyatt properties that are now less expensive on points, Hyatt has said they will proactively issue you a refund of the difference in points…though I would keep an eye on that just to be sure everything works the way it is intended. The Hyatt website is still being updated with the new lower point prices so be patient if you are ready to lock something in right this second at the new prices. I expect that to all be rectified in the near future.
Are you ready to lock in one of the 56 Hyatt properties that now cost fewer points?
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