Hyatt Gold Passport today announced changes to the award chard for their loyalty program Hyatt Gold Passport.
56 hotels will be moving to a lower category- meaning they will require less points to redeem free nights, while 50 hotels are moving to a higher category, requiring more points to redeem free nights. The full list of all hotels affected and their old and new categories can be viewed here. The changes will take place from August 1 2016. When you book before August 1, 2016, your reservations can be made using the current award chart. Existing reservations for stays after August 1, 2016, will receive a refund for the point difference if the hotel moved to a lower category.
One property in Thailand is on the list, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort (shown above), which will change from a category 4 to category 3. The changes mean that a free night at the Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort will require 12,000 Gold Passport points, a reduction of 3000 points, down from 15,000 points previously required. With 5 points awarded per eligible dollar spent at the lowest tier, this represents a saving of USD600 in spend required to redeem a free night at this property.