The World of Hyatt program has long been a favorite with us at 10xTravel. There are a lot of great ways to use World of Hyatt points, and you can find a good amount of value from the Hyatt program.

Historically, Hyatt has had a fixed award chart. This is subject to change in October, 2021. While Hyatt isn’t changing to fully dynamic pricing, its award nights will price as either peak, standard, or off-peak after October. This change will create Hyatt peak award pricing, which means you may pay a bit more for your award night soon.

Let’s dig in and take a look at what’s coming with Hyatt peak award pricing and what you need to do now.

The New Award Chart With Hyatt Peak Award Pricing For Standard Rooms

Before we share the new award chart, keep in mind that standard award nights will remain at the same price point as they already are. What is changing is the addition of Hyatt peak award pricing and off-peak pricing.

As expected, peak award nights will require more points than standard award rates. Off-peak award nights will require fewer points.

Hyatt CategoryOff-Peak PricingStandard PricingPeak Pricing
Category 13,5005,0006,500
Category 26,5008,0009,500
Category 39,00012,00015,000
Category 412,00015,00018,000
Category 517,00020,00023,000
Category 621,00025,00029,000
Category 725,00030,00035,000
Category 835,00040,00045,000
hyatt ziva los cabos

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos | Photo Credit from Hyatt

New Award Pricing for Suites

Hyatt introduced the option to redeem points directly for suites. If you need a suite, you won’t have to hold out for an upgrade. You can now book suites directly with points.

Suite award nights will also be impacted by the new Hyatt peak award pricing.

Hyatt CategoryOff-Peak PricingStandard PricingPeak Pricing
Category 16,5008,0009,500
Category 211,50013,00014,500
Category 317,00020,00023,000
Category 421,00024,00027,000
Category 529,00032,00035,000
Category 636,00040,00044,000
Category 743,00048,00053,000
Category 856,00061,00066,000
Guide To Hyatt All-Inclusive Properties - Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

New Award Pricing for Premium Suites

If you want to book a grand experience, you can redeem World of Hyatt points for premium suites. Not all properties offer premium suites, and to book them you’ll have to call in to Hyatt directly.

You’ll be able to book premium suites at the following Hyatt peak award pricing chart:

Hyatt CategoryOff-Peak PricingStandard PricingPeak Pricing
Category 17,00010,00013,000
Category 213,00016,00019,000
Category 318,00024,00030,000
Category 424,00030,00036,000
Category 534,00040,00046,000
Category 642,00050,00058,000
Category 750,00060,00070,000
Category 870,00080,00090,000

Pricing for Hyatt Regency Club or Hyatt Grand Club Rooms

Hyatt’s Regency and Grand lines of hotels offer club level rooms. These rooms provide access to the clubs which offer amenities such as breakfast, lunch and evening drinks complimentary for people staying in club rooms.

Hyatt CategoryOff-Peak PricingStandard PricingPeak Pricing
Category 15,5007,0008,500
Category 210,50012,00013,500
Category 314,00017,00020,000
Category 418,00021,00024,000
Category 524,00027,00030,000
Category 629,00033,00037,000
Category 734,00039,00044,000
Category 845,00050,00055,000
Guide To Hyatt All-Inclusive Properties - Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is a romantic, adults-only retreat in Montego Bay, featuring pristine beaches and sparkling swimming pools. Photo Credit: Hyatt All-Inclusive

Points and Cash Rates

With the introduction of Hyatt peak award pricing, the points and cash rates are also updating.

When you book using the points and cash rate, you’re effectively buying a discount off the standard room rate. If you plan to book a points and cash rate, be sure to compare the price to any discounts available. Standard cash rates tend to be higher than many of the publicly available rates for World of Hyatt members.

If booking points and cash does work out for you, you’ll use half the points needed for a full night and get anywhere from 50-70% off of the standard paid rate.

Hyatt Ziva and Zilara

No one is exempt from the introduction of Hyatt peak award pricing, including Hyatt Ziva and Zilara. Ziva and Zilara properties aren’t exactly categorized, but they do have certain point requirements.

Historically, some hotels have cost 20,000 points while others cost 25,000. We’ll break these down one at a time.

Properties that previously cost 20,000 points will still require the same number of points for standard nights. Off-peak awards at these hotels will require 17,000 points while peak nights will require 23,000 points. If you’d rather book a suite, those will cost 27,000 points for an off-peak night, 32,000 for a standard suite night and 37,000 points for a peak suite night. This pricing applies to the following properties:

  • Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
  • Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

The remaining Ziva and Zilara properties cost 25,000 points for a standard night. Off-peak award nights will cost 21,000 points while peak nights will cost 29,000 points. Suite nights at these properties require 35,000 points off-peak, standard suite nights cost 40,000 points and peak suite nights cost 45,000 points. You’ll find this pricing at the following properties:

  • Hyatt Zilara Cancun
  • Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana
  • Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
  • Hyatt Ziva Cancun
  • Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana
  • Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

For these all-inclusive properties, you get two guests included. You can have up to four guests, but for the third and fourth you’ll have to pay more for each guest. Extra guest nights are also subject to Hyatt peak award pricing.

At the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, extra guests will cost 8,500 points on off-peak nights, 10,000 points on standard nights and 11,500 for peak nights

For all other properties, extra guests cost 10,500 points on off-peak nights, 12,500 on standard nights and 14,500 on peak nights.

The cost for extra guests is the same regardless of the class of room you book. Even if you book a suite night, the price for extra guests won’t change.

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall - hyatt peak award pricing

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall | Photo Credit: Hyatt

Miraval Pricing

The Hyatt peak award pricing merry-go-round continues. Miraval properties will also be subject to off-peak, standard and peak pricing. Remember, Miraval properties are based on room type and the occupancy level.

Award TypeOff-Peak Pricing
Standard PricingPeak Pricing
Standard Room - Single Occupancy40,00045,00050,000
Standard Room - Double Occupancy57,50065,00072,000
Standard Suite - Single Occupancy65,00075,00085,000
Standard Suite - Double Occupancy82,50095,000107,000
Premium Suite - Single Occupancy95,000105,000115,000
Premium Suite - Double Occupancy112,500125,000137,000
Guide To Hyatt All-Inclusive Properties - Miraval

A wellness retreat instead of a resort getaway, Miraval should be at the top of your list. Currently, there is one Miraval property open in Tucson, Arizona. Photo Credit: Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa in Tucson

How to Plan For Changes

You may be wondering how this is going to impact future travel plans.

For starters, Hyatt plans to release a fixed calendar for every property listing what nights are peak, standard and off-peak nights. These calendars will be published as soon as nights are available for booking, roughly 13 months in advance. When launched in October, the plan is that the changes will be effect for stays beginning in March 2022.

Once set, the pricing won’t change. If the calendar says a date is peak, standard or off-peak it will stay that way. This differs from other programs that can change day-to-day. You’ll know well in advance what type of pricing to expect.

Although there are no set number of nights that properties must allocate for peak and off-peak nights, Hyatt says that the majority of days will be set to standard days. Additionally, these nights will be set per market. So you won’t have some hotels in one destination as off-peak while others are peak. All hotels in the same market will have the same classification.

The Impact on Free Night Awards

Currently, there are a number of ways to get free night award certificates at Hyatt hotels. Rather than redeeming points, you redeem the free night certificate that you’ve earned. These certificates are matched to a certain category (such as a free night at a category 1-4 property).

These free night awards will be valid for any night at a hotel within the respective category. So a certificate good for a category 4 hotel can be redeemed for any night regardless of its classification as an off-peak, standard or peak night.

What You Should Do Now

If you’re looking to lock in a stay at a Hyatt hotel, now would be the time to book it to avoid the risk of peak pricing. If your dates eventually end up being off-peak award nights, Hyatt will refund the difference in points to your account automatically. However, if the award nights increase and become peak nights, you’ll lock in your pricing.

Remember, we don’t know exactly when this goes into effect. Hyatt has said to expect it in October 2021, but we haven’t gotten an exact day in October. To be safe, you can assume the changes go into effect October 1st and be pleasantly surprised if it goes into effect later.

Final Thoughts

Although the introduction of peak night pricing is a bit of a let down, it does create the opportunity to save some points if your travel falls on off-peak dates.

Be sure to book your stays before the change, as you’ll be locked in to the standard rate if your nights go up to peak pricing. If your nights are later classified as off-peak, you’ll be refunded the difference.