Published on July 3rd, 2017 | by William Charles15
Should We Be Worried About Hyatt Increasing The Price Of Top Awards?
Recently Hyatt has made two changes that I find interesting:
- They have moved to a points based sign up bonus on their co-branded credit card with Chase
- They added the Miraval Arizona (this costs 45,000 points per night for one person or 65,000 for two)
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?