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Hyatt Gold Passport members will soon need more Gold Points to book free nights at 50 of the chain’s hotels across the Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt House, Hyatt Place and Hyatt Regency brands, while at 56 other properties the number of points needed per night will decrease.
Among that list: the Hyatt Regency Perth which drops from ‘Category 4’ to ‘Category 3’ – cutting standard rooms from 15,000 to 12,000 points per night, Club-level rooms from 21,000 to 17,000 and suites from 24,000 to an even 20,000 points per night.
Those new rates will also apply at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur which too slips from Category 4, along with the Grand Hyatt Incheon (nearby Seoul), Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport and Grand Hyatt Santiago, among others, which rise from Category 2 to Category 3.
That ups the nightly bill from a generous 8,000 points for a standard room, 12,000 points for a Club room and 13,000 points for a suite by up to 50% to match the new 12,000/17,000/20,000 rates above.
Across all properties the new rates take effect from August 1 2016, with Hyatt Gold Passport reward bookings made prior to this date honoured at the current rates – even if staying beyond August.
There’s a sweetener, too: if you book before August 1 at a hotel where the nightly points rate is decreasing, Hyatt will automatically refund the difference between the higher and lower points rates to your account.
Hyatt’s iconic Sydney and Melbourne properties remain within their current categories, while the full list of changes can be found on the Hyatt website, as can the points needed for stays within each category.
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