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Changes Coming to World of Hyatt Award Chart  

Changes Coming to World of Hyatt Award Chart  

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The World of Hyatt loyalty program released changes to its awards chart for free nights that will affect 259 hotels around the world starting March 18, 2019.

The good news is no new categories have been added, the points needed for free nights in each category remains the same and 129 hotels will require fewer points to book. Plus, no existing Hyatt properties are moving into Category 8 under this change. The bad news is that it will cost more points to book award nights at 130 hotels.

Existing reservations for nights on or after March 18 will receive a refund for the point difference if the hotel moved to a lower category. Reservations with higher categories will be charged the new points total. The current award chart below outlines the hotel categories and points needed for free nights.

We’ll take a look at some of the hotels affected by the upcoming changes. The complete annual award chart update is now available.

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United States

Going up

Hyatt Place Scottsdale/Old Town, Arizona — Category 2 to 3

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Located in the heart of the city near Phoenix, the hotel touts rooms that feature a Hyatt Grand Bed™, free Wi-Fi, a work desk, bathrooms with vanity with granite countertop and a separate living space with a sofa sleeper. While you’re in the area, take a hike up Camelback Mountain, shop in Scottsdale’s Fashion Square or enjoy in a meal in one of the city’s hot restaurants.

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, Florida — Category 5 to 6

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The resort, close to the city’s famous Pier 60, features 287 oversized rooms with balconies and a couch. There’s also direct access to the beach and an 8th-floor pool with private cabanas and views of the Gulf of Mexico. Play a round at four nearby golf courses, visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium or check out the Salvador Dali Museum.

Going down

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach, Hawaii — Category 5 to 4

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Each of the hotel’s 230 rooms has floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Pacific Ocean or Honolulu’s Diamond Head geological feature. Enjoy the hotel’s Splash Lounge pool with beach chairs, private cabanas, a bar and an outdoor fire pit. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, take a hike at Diamond Head State Monument or play on the Hawaii Kai Golf Course with its majestic island backdrop.

Grand Hyatt New York, New York — Category 6 to 5

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This is the only hotel connected to the Grand Central Terminal train station. Its 42nd Street location is in walking distance to New York’s best dining, shopping, and attractions including Bryant Park, the Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center. Grab a meal at the nearby Keens Steakhouse or sip cocktails at 230 FIFTH, home to New York City’s largest outdoor rooftop garden.

Caribbean & Latin America

Going up

Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Argentina — Category 5 to 6

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The Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, located in the French heritage area of Recoleta, has rooms with plush beds and large bathrooms. Visit Casa Rosada, the seat of the Argentine national government. Recoleta’s Cemetery, where the iconic Evita Peron is buried, is worth seeing. Or check out one of the most extensive collections of contemporary Latin American art at the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica — Category 4 to 5

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This luxury resort offers three beaches and world-class golf on a 1,400-acre private peninsula. Its 132 rooms and 21 suites have terraces with views of the tropical forest and Culebra Bay. Play on the Ocean Course at Peninsula Papagayo, designed by Arnold Palmer, which features water views from 14 of its 18 holes. Go scuba diving in the Gulf of Papagayo or take a day trip to Arenal Volcano National Park.

Going down

Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Category 4 to 3

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The hotel’s 436 apartments all have large private balconies. The beach is across the street, and you can enjoy the hotel’s pool, with a bar and views of the Rio de Janeiro. Check out Barra da Tijuca, a neighborhood with upscale Brazilian bars and restaurants. See Barra Olympic Park, built for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games or take in the sun at local beaches including Barra da Tijuca, Prainha or Grumari.

Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago — Category 4 to 3

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Located downtown, the 423-room hotel features waterfront or city views. Amenities include a rooftop infinity pool with a bar and Caribbean views. See 70 acres of flowering plants, shrubs, and trees at the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Tobago Museum highlights the island’s early history, while the National Museum & Art Gallery showcases works by local artists. Take a day trip to Tobago for great scuba diving and snorkeling.

Europe

Going up

Hôtel du Louvre, France — Category 5 to 6

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This recently renovated Paris hotel has 164 guestrooms and 58 suites with views of the city and its monuments. Nearby attractions include the Louvre museum, the Palais Royal and the Tuileries Gardens. Take a day trip to Monet’s gardens at Giverny or the Louis XIV’s Palace at Versailles.

Park Hyatt Mallorca, Spain — Category 5 to 6

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This luxury retreat features 126 guestrooms and 16 luxury suites with furnished terraces with views of the Canyamel Valley. Guests can enjoy the property’s poolside terrace with four pools. Take a bike ride in the hills of the Llevant Peninsula Nature Reserve. Enjoy the sun at Canyamel Beach or visit attractions including the old Defence Tower and the famous caves of Artà.

Going down

Grand Hyatt Istanbul, Turkey — Category 4 to 3

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This luxury hotel is near Taksim Square, a tourist and leisure district with restaurants and shops. Within driving distance are historic landmarks including the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. It has 360 guestrooms and suites that have views of either the city, the hotel’s garden or the Bosporus.

Andaz London Liverpool Street, England — Category 6 to 5

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Located in East London, the hotel offers a mix of spacious rooms or suites. Go shopping in some of London’s most famous markets, including Borough, Spitalfields and the Brick Lane & Broadway Market. Visit St. Paul’s Cathedral or the Tower of London. View the collection at the Tate Modern, Britain’s national museum of international modern art.

Africa & Middle East

Going up

Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Club and Spa, Saudi Arabia — Category 5 to 6

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This luxury hotel features views of the Red Sea, gardens and the King Fahad Fountain. It has 142 elegant rooms, designed by Gilles Quiffet and Patrice Hart. See the Fakieh Aquarium, home to species that live in the Red Sea or hike the mountain peaks around Jeddah. Or visit Historic Al-Balad, composed of souqs, houses with designs and architecture that reflect ancient Saudi culture.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, UAE — Category 5 to 6

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This award-winning, five-star beach resort has 306 luxury rooms, suites and villas, all with private balconies or terraces with views of the Arabian Sea, landscaped gardens or the pool. Catch some sun at the nearby Al Bateen or Corniche beaches, visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world or see works of art at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Going down

Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort, Egypt — Category 2 to 1

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The hotel is on the edge of an aqua oasis that overlooks one of the world’s best diving and snorkeling spots, with direct access to the marine life of Sharm El Sheikh. It has 432 large guestrooms, suites and villas, all with Red Sea views. Play a round at the Par 72 PGA Championship golf course, with its 18 man-made lakes. Or visit Ras Mohammed National Park’s two islands, Tiran and Sanafir, along with underwater caves formed as the result of earthquakes.

Grand Hyatt Amman, Jordan — Category 3 to 2

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This hotel, located in the heart of Amman’s financial and diplomatic district, has 311 guest rooms and 16 suites. It features indoor and outdoor swimming pools with whirlpools. Nearby is Abdali Boulevard, home to some of Amman’s best outdoor entertainment and shopping. The Citadel, located on the highest point of Amman, offers stunning views of the city. The Roman Theatre dates back to the second century A.D., built into the side of the mountain and can seat up to 6,000.

Asia

Going up

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong — Category 4 to 5

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Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s business and tourism district, the hotel has direct access to two Mass Transit Railway stations for easy connections around the city. It has 381 guestrooms and suites with views of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. Guests can enjoy an outdoor heated swimming pool that overlooks the city. Right below the hotel is the K11 Art Mall, the first art mall in the world. Take a tram ride up The Peak, which offers spectacular views of the city, Victoria Harbour and the mountains. Or tap your inner child and spend the day at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Hyatt Regency Bali, Indonesia — Category 1 to 2

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The hotel is located on a beachfront and has nine hectares of tropical gardens. Its 363 rooms feature a modern Balinese design and private balconies that overlook either the gardens or the Indian Ocean. Visit local attractions including the Bali Safari and Marine Park, Museum Puri Lukisan or the Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

Going down

Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Cambodia — Category 4 to 3

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The hotel features 104 rooms and 13 suites. Amenities include a lap pool with cabanas and a free-form pool surrounded by lush gardens. The renowned ruins of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is nearby. The Night Market sells scarves, silver, and woodwork made in Cambodia. Or visit Wat Damnak, a living Buddhist monastery that was a royal palace during the reign of King Sisowath.

Grand Hyatt Beijing, China — Category 4 to 3

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The hotel is located within walking distance of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. It has  630 guest rooms, along with a 1,500-square meter resort-style indoor swimming pool featuring tropical vegetation, waterfalls, stone statues, majestic pillars, grottos and palm trees. Stroll through parks including Beijing Olympic Forest or Yuyuantan Park or visit the National Museum of China, one of the largest museums in the world. Tour the Lama Temple, built as an Imperial palace in 1694, but completed as a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in 1744.

Australia & Pacific

Going up

Hyatt Regency Guam, Micronesia —  Category 4 to 5

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This 14-acre beachfront hotel in the heart of Tumon Bay has 450 rooms, all with balconies and ocean views. There’s also three free-form swimming pools and a 150-meter white sand beach. Local attractions include the Guam Pacific War Museum and Chamorro Village, a street market that sells food, produce and local crafts. Catch some rays at Ypao Beach Park or Two Lovers Point, which has a spectacular view of Tumon Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Hyatt Regency Saipan, Micronesia — Category 2 to 3

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The hotel is located in the center of the island’s shopping and entertainment district and close to white sand beaches. Rooms and suites have balconies with views of either the hotel’s tropical gardens or the Pacific Ocean. The free-form swimming pool has a bar and a fitness center. Take a hike on Forbidden Island, go scuba diving at Lau Lau Beach or visit the Museum of Saipan.

Going down

Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel, Australia — Category 4 to 3

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This Australian interim Heritage Places Register five-star hotel traces its roots back to the 1920s, reflected in its Art Deco design. The property has 252 rooms and suites with garden or park views. Visit nearby attractions such as the National Museum of Australia, the Old Parliament House or the Canberra Reptile Zoo. Or check out the Australian National Botanic Gardens, home to the world’s largest collection of the country’s native plants.

Hyatt Regency Perth, Australia — Category 3 to 2

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This five-star hotel’s 367 guest rooms and suites offer Swan River or Perth City views. The heated outdoor pool features a bar for food and drinks. The property’s location on Adelaide Terrace offers great views of the city. See exhibits at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, take the city’s Historic Tram Tour or enjoy the sun at Perth’s popular Cottesloe Beach.

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