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The Complete List of Hyatt Properties Changing Award Categories in 2020 (217 Hotels)

Written by Charlie

Here are 217 Hyatt hotels that are changing award rates in 2020. This is a complete list of the ones going up and going down – and what you need to know.

This is the time of year for hotel award “adjustments” as loyalty programs figure out which hotels should move up or down in award categories. Today, it is Hyatt’s turn and we have the complete list of Hyatt brands and SLH hotels that will be changing categories next month.

All the Hyatt Hotels Changing Award Categories in 2020

The Short Version

Here are the bullet points you should know before heading down to the list:

  • No Hyatt branded hotels are moving to Category 8 (that will stay as just SLH properties)
  • 117 properties are going up an award category
  • 100 properties are going down an award category
  • No Category 8 property is going down
  • These changes will apply for bookings made before 8:00 am CDT on Sunday, March 22
  • Any property that drops after that will trigger an automatic refund of points making up the difference in the change
  • Any changes made after March 22 will follow the new award chart

That was kind of the short version, right? 🙂

The Good News

We are actually getting 14 properties that will now be bookable with the Hyatt free night certificates! This is certainly good news! We are also seeing the Park Hyatt Mallorca (Reviewcoming down to a Category 5, which is a nice thing. The Park Hyatt Seoul (Review) is coming back down slowly as well to a Category 5 (it used to be a Category 4).

It is also nice to see the Hyatt Regency Sydney dropping into a Category 4 which will give us a nice property in Sydney eligible for the Hyatt free night certificates. The Park Hyatt Melbourne is also changing to a Category 4.

I am a bit surprised to see the Grand Hyatt Athens (Review) drop to a Category 3 – but at the same time not completely surprised. This property is nice but rates are consistently low in the off-season and it is definitely not one of the best located hotels in Athens.

On a personal note, I’m glad to see that my hometown Hyatt Regency Rochester is dropping to a Category 1. I am actually quite surprised about that since this is a hotel that normally costs between $130 and $180 per night so it will be a great award value.

Plus, there are some great airport options that are now in the Category 1 listing – Hyatt Place Frankfurt AirportHyatt Place London Heathrow Airport, and the Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de Gaulle. These are three cities where prices can be high so it will be great to book an airport property in these cities for just 5,000 points (plus or minus with the off-peak/peak pricing coming soon).

The Bad News

What goes up must come down is what we learn in school and we are certainly getting some gravity working here with the hotels that are departing the Hyatt free night range (Category 1 – 4).

So, here are the lists of properties that will be changing award categories for 2020, starting with the hotels that are dropping down an award category. There are 21 properties that will be lifted up to a Category 5 listing and many of those are in the US. So, that is pretty disappointing.

It is also unfortunate to see the excellent Andaz 5th Avenue in Manhattan going up to the big Category 7 listing. This was a great hotel we enjoyed staying at and a nice way to use points. Unfortunately, it will now cost the same as the Park Hyatt in terms of awards but quite a bit less in cash.

We are also seeing 13 SLH properties ascending to the peak Category 8 listing. This includes some excellent hotel types in Greece and Italy so if you want to plan a trip there, make sure you start booking soon. In many cases, if you value Hyatt points at 2 cents per point, it can often be better to pay with cash at Category 8 properties than pay the 40,000 points per night (see this post about why you may not want to book SLH properties through Hyatt).

Hyatt Hotels Going Down an Award Category

Hotel NameBrandCityCountryCurrent CategoryNew Category
Hyatt Place Austin Cedar ParkHyatt PlaceCedar ParkUNITED STATES21
Hyatt Regency BakuHyatt RegencyBakuAZERBAIJAN21
Grand Hyatt ChengduGrand HyattChengduCHINA21
Hyatt Place ChongliHyatt PlaceZhangjiakouCHINA21
HYATT house Dallas/Lincoln ParkHyatt HouseDallasUNITED STATES21
Hyatt Regency DubaiHyatt RegencyDubaiUNITED ARAB EMIRATES21
Hyatt Place Dubai/Wasl DistrictHyatt PlaceDubaiUNITED ARAB EMIRATES21
Hyatt Place Frankfurt AirportHyatt PlaceFrankfurt amGERMANY21
HYATT REGENCY ISTANBUL ATAKOYHyatt RegencyBAKIRKOY ISTANBULTURKEY21
Jinmao Hotel Lijiang in the Unbound Collection by HyattUnbound CollectionLijiangCHINA21
Hyatt House Kuala LumpurHyatt HouseKuala LumpurMALAYSIA21
Hyatt Place London Heathrow AirportHyatt PlaceWest DraytonUNITED KINGDOM21
Hyatt Place Melbourne Essendon FieldsHyatt PlaceEssendon FieldsAUSTRALIA21
Hyatt Place Minneapolis/Eden PrairieHyatt PlaceEden PrairieUNITED STATES21
Hyatt Centric MontevideoHyatt CentricMontevideoURUGUAY21
Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de GaulleHyatt RegencyParisFRANCE21
Hyatt Regency PerthHyatt RegencyPerthAUSTRALIA21
Hyatt Regency RochesterHyatt RegencyRochesterUNITED STATES21
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City AirportHyatt PlaceSalt Lake CityUNITED STATES21
Hyatt Place Sanya City centerHyatt PlaceSanyaCHINA21
Hyatt Regency Shenzhen YantianHyatt RegencyShenzhenCHINA21
Hyatt Place Santiago/VitacuraHyatt PlaceSantiago deCHILE21
Hyatt Place Tampa/Wesley ChapelHyatt PlaceLutzUNITED STATES21
HYATT PLACE WEST LONDON HAYESHyatt PlaceHayesUNITED KINGDOM21
Grand Hyatt Xi'anGrand HyattXianCHINA21
Hyatt Regency Aqaba AylaHyatt RegencyAqabaJORDAN32
Grand Hyatt AthensGrand HyattAthensGREECE32
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner HarborHyatt RegencyBaltimoreUNITED STATES32
Hyatt Regency Bangkok SukhumvitHyatt RegencyBangkokTHAILAND32
Hyatt Place BiloxiHyatt PlaceBiloxiUNITED STATES32
Hyatt Regency BirminghamHyatt RegencyBirmingham EnglandUNITED KINGDOM32
Grand Hyatt BogotaGrand HyattBogotaCOLOMBIA32
Hyatt Regency Cleveland - The ArcadeHyatt RegencyClevelandUNITED STATES32
Andaz DelhiAndazNew DelhiINDIA32
Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek HeightsHyatt RegencyDubaiUNITED ARAB EMIRATES32
HR HengqinHyatt RegencyZhuhaiCHINA32
Grand Hyatt IncheonGrand HyattIncheonKOREA REPUBLIC OF32
Grand Hyatt IstanbulGrand HyattIstanbulTURKEY32
Hyatt House Jeddah Sari StreetHyatt HouseJeddahSAUDI ARABIA32
Hyatt Regency MainzHyatt RegencyMainzGERMANY32
Hyatt Place ManatiHyatt PlaceManatiUNITED STATES32
Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky ParkHyatt RegencyMoscowRUSSIAN FEDERATION32
Hyatt Place Oklahoma City BricktownHyatt PlaceOklahoma CityUNITED STATES32
Hyatt Place Orland/Lake Buena VistaHyatt PlaceOrlandoUNITED STATES32
Hyatt Place Orlando/UniversalHyatt PlaceOrlandoUNITED STATES32
GRAND HYATT RIO DE JANEIROGrand HyattRIO DE JANEIROBRAZIL32
Hyatt Place Riyadh SulaimaniaHyatt PlaceRiyadhSAUDI ARABIA32
Hyatt Place San Antonio/RiverwalkHyatt PlaceSan AntonioUNITED STATES32
Hyatt Place Saratoga/MaltaHyatt PlaceMaltaUNITED STATES32
Hyatt Regency ChangbaishanHyatt RegencyChangbaishanCHINA43
Grand Hyatt DubaiGrand HyattDubaiUNITED ARAB EMIRATES43
The Grand Hotel MinneapolisHyatt CentricMinneapolisUNITED STATES43
Hacienda Pena PobreSLHMexico CityMEXICO43
Grand Hyatt HangzhouGrand HyattHangzhouCHINA43
Hyatt Centric Las Condes SantiagoHyatt CentricSantiagoCHILE43
Hotel da EstrelaSLHLisbonPORTUGAL43
HOTEL ST. PETERSBOURGSLHTallinESTONIA43
Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency MakkahHyatt RegencyMakkahSAUDI ARABIA43
SAINT TEN HOTELSLHBELGRADESERBIA43
Hyatt Regency SarasotaHyatt RegencySarasotaUNITED STATES43
Hyatt Place Seattle/DowntownHyatt PlaceSeattleUNITED STATES43
Grand Hyatt ShanghaiGrand HyattShanghaiCHINA43
THE ARDEN HOTELSLHSTRATFORD UPON AVONUNITED KINGDOM43
ALEENTA RESORT & SPA HUA HINSLHPRANBURITHAILAND54
Hyatt Regency AmsterdamHyatt RegencyAmsterdamNETHERLANDS54
Park Hyatt ChangbaishanPark HyattChangbaishanCHINA54
Park Hyatt HamburgPark HyattHamburgGERMANY54
Hyatt Centric Brickell MiamiHyatt CentricMiamiUNITED STATES54
HOTEL BERGSSLHRIGALATVIA54
Hyatt at Olive 8HyattSeattleUNITED STATES54
Park Hyatt MelbournePark HyattMelbourneAUSTRALIA54
NAM NGHI PHU QUOCUnbound CollectiKIEN GIANG oPnRbOyVHINyaCtEtVIET NAM54
Grand Hyatt SeattleGrand HyattSeattleUNITED STATES54
Hyatt Regency SochiHyatt RegencySochiRUSSIAN FEDERATION54
Hyatt Regency SydneyHyatt RegencySydneyAUSTRALIA54
THE GRAND HOTELSLHEASTBOURNEUNITED KINGDOM54
The Sukhothai ShanghaiSLHShanghaiCHINA54
Agalia Luxury SuitesSLHIos IslandGREECE65
ALPIN ROYAL WELLNESS REFUGIUMSLHST JOHANNITALY65
Ararat Park Hyatt MoscowPark HyattMoscowRUSSIAN FEDERATION65
Carmelo Resort & Spa in The Unboun Collection by HyattUnbound CollectioCnabrmy HelyoattURUGUAY65
Park Hyatt ChicagoPark HyattChicagoUNITED STATES65
IL MELOGRANOSLHMONOPOLIITALY65
Infante SagresSLHPortoPORTUGAL65
KASA HOTEL PAROTASLHTULUMMEXICO65
VILLA MARIA CRISTINASLHGUANAJUATOMEXICO65
PALACIO ESTORIL HOTEL GOLF & SPASLHESTORILPORTUGAL65
PARKER NEW YORKHyattNEW YORKUNITED STATES65
Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay ResortPark HyattSanyaCHINA65
Park Hyatt SeoulPark HyattSeoulKOREA REPUBLIC OF65
The Atlantic HotelSLHSt BreladeUNITED KINGDOM65
The Fortress Resort & SpaSLHHabaraduwaSRI LANKA65
VILLA NERI RESORT & SPASLHLINGUAGLOSSAITALY65
Park Hyatt MallorcaPark HyattCanyamel Cap VermellSPAIN65
COLUMBIA BEACH RESORTSLHLimassolCYPRUS76
CromlixSLHStirlingUNITED KINGDOM76
Hulbert HouseSLHQueenstownNEW ZEALAND76
MONT BLANC HOTEL VILLAGESLHLA SALLEITALY76
VILLA EDEN-THE LEADING PARK RETREATSLHMERANOITALY76
Honor Resort Yun Shu DaliSLHDaliCHINA76

Hyatt Hotels Going Up an Award Category

Hotel NameBrandCityCountryCurrent CategoryNew Category
Hyatt Place Atlanta/Alpharetta/Windward ParkwayHyatt PlaceAlpharettaUNITED STATES12
Hyatt Place Austin AirportHyatt PlaceAustinUNITED STATES12
Hyatt Place Chesapeake/GreenbrierHyatt PlaceChesapeakeUNITED STATES12
Hyatt Regency DeerfieldHyatt RegencyDeerfieldUNITED STATES12
Hyatt Place Fair Lawn/ParamusHyatt PlaceFair LawnUNITED STATES12
Hyatt Place Cincinnati Airport/FlorenceHyatt PlaceFlorenceUNITED STATES12
Hyatt Place Indianapolis AirportHyatt PlaceIndianapolisUNITED STATES12
Grand Hyatt Kochi BolgattyGrand HyattKochiINDIA12
Hyatt Place Bloomington/NormalHyatt PlaceNormalUNITED STATES12
Hyatt House Oak BrookHyatt HouseOak BrookUNITED STATES12
HYATT house Philadelphia/Plymouth MeetingHyatt HouseEast Norriton TwnshpUNITED STATES12
Hyatt Regency AtlantaHyatt RegencyAtlantaUNITED STATES23
Hyatt Place Blacksburg/UniversityHyatt PlaceBlacksburgUNITED STATES23
Hyatt Regency Manila City of DreamsHyatt RegencyParanaque ManilaPHILIPPINES23
Hyatt Place Eugene/Oakway CenterHyatt PlaceEugeneUNITED STATES23
Hyatt Regency HoustonHyatt RegencyHoustonUNITED STATES23
Hyatt Place Iowa City DowntownHyatt PlaceIowa CityUNITED STATES23
Hyatt House Irvine/John Wayne AirportHyatt HouseIrvineUNITED STATES23
Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport BeachHyatt RegencyNewport BeachUNITED STATES23
HYATT house Philadelphia/King of PrussiaHyatt HouseKing of PrussiaUNITED STATES23
Hyatt Place Knoxville/DowntownHyatt PlaceKnoxvilleUNITED STATES23
Hyatt Regency LexingtonHyatt RegencyLexingtonUNITED STATES23
Hyatt Place Lincoln Downtown HaymarketHyatt PlaceLincolnUNITED STATES23
Hyatt Place Louisville-EastHyatt PlaceLouisvilleUNITED STATES23
Hyatt Place Milwaukee DowntownHyatt PlaceMilwaukeeUNITED STATES23
Hyatt Place MoabHyatt PlaceMoabUNITED STATES23
Grand Hyatt MumbaiGrand HyattMumbaiINDIA23
HYATT house Raleigh North HillsHyatt HouseRaleighUNITED STATES23
Hyatt ValenciaHyatt RegencyValenciaUNITED STATES23
Hyatt Regency Addis AbabaHyatt RegencyAddis AbabaETHIOPIA34
Akyra Beach Resort PhuketSLHPhuketTHAILAND34
Hyatt Place Ann ArborHyatt PlaceAnn ArborUNITED STATES34
Hyatt Place Athens DowntownHyatt PlaceAthensUNITED STATES34
Hyatt House Augusta DowntownHyatt HouseAugustaUNITED STATES34
Hyatt Place ChampaignHyatt PlaceChampaignUNITED STATES34
Hyatt Place Columbia DowntownHyatt PlaceColumbiaUNITED STATES34
DINAMO HOTEL BAKUSLHBAKUAZERBAIJAN34
Hyatt House DusseldorfHyatt HouseDusseldorfGERMANY34
Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia AirportHyatt PlaceFlushingUNITED STATES34
LANGSHOTT MANORSLHHORLEYUNITED KINGDOM34
Hyatt Place Minneapolis DowntownHyatt PlaceMinneapolisUNITED STATES34
Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort & SpaPark HyattNingboCHINA34
Hyatt Regency Orlando Intl AirportHyatt RegencyOrlandoUNITED STATES34
Hyatt Place San Jose DowntownHyatt Placesan joseUNITED STATES34
HYATT house Scottsdale/Old TownHyatt HouseScottsdaleUNITED STATES34
Hyatt Place Scottsdale/Old TownHyatt PlaceScottsdaleUNITED STATES34
Hyatt Regency TashkentHyatt RegencyTashkentUZBEKISTAN34
Hyatt Regency TokyoHyatt RegencyTokyoJAPAN34
Hyatt House Washington DC/The WharfHyatt HouseWashingtonUNITED STATES34
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick RanchDestinationScottsdaleUNITED STATES34
Tempe Missions PalmsDestinationTempeUNITED STATES34
Hyatt Place AugustaHyatt PlaceAugustaUNITED STATES45
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort Hyatt RegencyCambridgeUNITED STATES45
Grand Hyatt DohaGrand HyattDohaQATAR45
Hyatt Regency DusseldorfHyatt RegencyDusseldorfGERMANY45
Grand Hyatt FukuokaGrand HyattFukuokaJAPAN45
Gaya Island ResortSLHBorneoMALAYSIA45
Hyatt Regency LouisvilleHyatt RegencyLouisvilleUNITED STATES45
Hyatt House Nashville DowntownHyatt HouseNashvilleUNITED STATES45
Hyatt Place Ocean City OceanfrontHyatt PlaceOcean CityUNITED STATES45
Hyatt Place Portland - Old PortHyatt PlacePortlandUNITED STATES45
Park Hyatt SaigonPark HyattHo Chi MinhVIET NAM45
HYATT house San Jose/Silicon ValleyHyatt HouseSan JoseUNITED STATES45
HYATT house Santa ClaraHyatt HouseSanta ClaraUNITED STATES45
Hyatt Regency Santa ClaraHyatt RegencySanta ClaraUNITED STATES45
Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island OkinawaHyatt RegencyKunigami-gunJAPAN45
Park Hyatt Shenzhen FutianPark HyattShenzhenCHINA45
Hyatt Place State CollegeHyatt PlaceState CollegeUNITED STATES45
The Fish HotelSLHBroadwayUNITED KINGDOM45
BOUTIQUE HOTEL VILLA AM RUHRUFERSLHMULHEIM AN DER RUHRGERMANY45
Alila YangshuoAlilaGuilinCHINA45
Park Hyatt ZanzibarPark HyattZANZIBARTANZANIA UNITED REPUBLIC OF45
CAPE FAHN HOTELSLHKoh SamuiTHAILAND56
Chateau De Fere Hotel And SpaSLHFere EnFRANCE56
Chateau Le CagnardSLHCagnes Sur MerFRANCE56
Correntoso Lake & River HotelSLHVilla laARGENTINA56
D RESORT GOCEKSLHGOCEKTURKEY56
Hyatt Centric Boston Faneuil HallHyatt CentricBostonUNITED STATES56
Hemingways WatamuSLHWatamuKENYA56
HOTEL LORD BYRONSLHROMEITALY56
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and SpaHyatt RegencyHuntington BeachUNITED STATES56
Hyatt Centric La RosiereHyatt CentricLa RosiereFRANCE56
Diamonds Mequfi Beach ResortSLHPembaMOZAMBIQUE56
ANDAZ PENINSULA PAPAGAYOAndazPeninsulaCOSTA RICA56
THE PILLARS HOTELSLHFORTUNITED STATES56
137 PILLARS SUITES BANGKOKSLHBANGKOKTHAILAND67
Andaz 5th AvenueAndazNew York CityUNITED STATES67
ALEENTA RESORT & SPA PHUKETSLHPHUKETTHAILAND67
Ariana Sustainable Luxury LodgeSLHUhisar/NevsehirTURKEY67
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & CasinoHyatt RegencyPalm BeachARUBA67
Carmel Valley Ranch - a Joie de Vivre HotelJoie de VivreCarmelUNITED STATES67
DASPOSTHOTELSLHZELL AM ZILLERAUSTRIA67
D-Resort SibenikSLHSibenikCROATIA67
Gran Hotel Son NetSLHPuigpunyentSPAIN67
GRAND POWERSSLHPARISFRANCE67
Hotel la PerouseSLHNiceFRANCE67
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa Hyatt CentricKey WestUNITED STATES67
LIOSTASI HOTEL & SUITESSLHIosGREECE67
Naxian CollectionSLLHNaxos IslandGREECE67
NOBORIOJI HOTEL NARASLHNARA CITYJAPAN67
Hyatt Centric Park CityHyatt CentricPark CityUNITED STATES67
Rusty Parrot Lodge & SpaSLHJacksonUNITED STATES67
Grand Hyatt TokyoGrand HyattTokyoJAPAN67
TORRALBENCSLHALAIORSPAIN67
CA'SAGREDO HOTELSLHVENICEITALY78
CHATEAU EZASLHEZE VILLAGEFRANCE78
GRAND HOTEL DU PALAIS ROYALSLHPARISFRANCE78
ELOUNDA GULF VILLAS AND SUITESSLHCreteGREECE78
Hotel Gajoen TokyoSLHTokyoJAPAN78
KEEMALASLHPHUKETTHAILAND78
Margutta 19SLHRomeITALY78
MYKONOS RIVIERA HOTEL & SPASLHMYKONOSGREECE78
Nobu Hotel MarbellaSLHMarbellaSPAIN78
HOTEL RELAIS CHRISTINESLHPARISFRANCE78
SIKELIASLHPantelleriaITALY78
VILLA SPALLETTI TRIVELLISLHROMEITALY78
VICEROY BALISLHUBUDINDONESIA78

 

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About the author

Charlie

Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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