Posted by William Charles on July 3, 2017
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Published on July 3rd, 2017 | by William Charles

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Should We Be Worried About Hyatt Increasing The Price Of Top Awards?

Recently Hyatt has made two changes that I find interesting:

Hyatt’s award chart looks like this currently:

As you can see the Miraval doesn’t fall into any of those categories. It is an all inclusive property and includes activities as well (and award nights also come with a $175 credit that can be used towards massages) but Hyatt does have other all inclusive’s (Zilara & Ziva costing 25,000 & 20,000 points respectively) so I can see why Hyatt wants to charge more than the standard 30,000 points (and to be far they have launched the property with a 50% rebate).

That being said you have properties like the Park Hyatt in NYC also having a high cash price and still only costing 30,000 points per night. It wouldn’t surprise me that part of the reason why Hyatt changed to a points based credit card offer is so that they could add more high tier properties. They can then either add a new category 8 or make exceptions and not have the hotel listed under any category.

Am I being paranoid or does anybody else see a possible connection?



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Ed
Ed

Yep

P
P

October or February I’m predicting is the month of Hyatt devaluation

Blue
Blue

Considering the change in the CC was focused like a laser on the incredible value of the free night at a handful of exclusive properties I think that’s exactly what is going to happen.

Paul
Paul

This is all pointing towards a deval.
Gave they hired a new head of loyalty yet?

Jeff
Jeff

Not to mention the current 10% points back for booked stays this summer, too. Almost certain a deval is coming.

scott
scott

The 10% points back has nothing to do with it. They’ve done that each summer for the past few years.

scott
scott

When you think about it the current all-inclusive rates don’t make much sense. I paid 25,000 points per night to stay at the Hyatt Zilara. Considering the free food and drinks is per room and not per person this is an amazing deal. Hopefully the devaluation will only affect all-inclusives, which would still kind of suck anyway.

Guy Bucktastik
Guy Bucktastik

25k pts is for double occupancy. Add another person and add 12.5k pts.

JP
JP

I just hope Hyatt doesn’t turn into Hilton for points redemption. Hilton points do come easy but redemption values are just ridiculous.

Eduard
Eduard

Hey guys, I am just getting on the Hyatt train for 2 free nights at the Zilara. I’m planning on going possibly in January. Can anyone comment if the devaluations have any kind of “warning”? I plan to transfer some UR to get another 2-3 night’s. I was going to hold off on spending the 2k to get the nights (so that I would have more time to use them…) but now I’m getting a little nervous. Thanks for any help!

Emgee
Emgee

With the whole “world of Hyatt” non sense this makes perfectly sense. Wish I’m wrong though 😂.

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