If you have any Hyatt stays you are looking to book on points, right now is the time to book. Starting tomorrow, Tues. Oct. 26 at 10am CT, Hyatt will be implementing their peak and off-peak award pricing chart. So if you are looking to book a hotel that most likely will move up to peak pricing due to when you are traveling, you’ll want to lock in your stay now. Any reservations that are booked on points prior to this date will keep the current pricing in tact.
And, if you already have a reservation that ends up moving down in pricing to their off-peak chart, Hyatt will automatically reimburse you the point difference. This means, go ahead and make any speculative reservations now.
From the chart above, you’ll see that peak pricing will cost you anywhere between 1,500 and 5,000 more points, while off-peak pricing will decrease your hotel stay between the same 1,500 and 5,000 point difference.
The all-inclusive resorts are also decreasing or increasing by 5,000 points in each direction.
What to know about peak and off-peak pricing
As of right now, we do not know which resorts and dates will offer peak and off-peak award pricing. Starting tomorrow, you’ll see the difference in pricing when you go to book a stay — up to 13 months out. And unfortunately, Hyatt is not restricting how many nights a particular hotel can have in each pricing category.
Fortunately though, this new award chart will only start for stays starting March 1, 2022 and beyond. If you are looking to stay between now and the end of February, the regular standard hotel chart will be in place.
Additionally, free night award certificates will follow standard pricing. So if you have a category 1-4 night certificate, you’ll still be able to use the award even if peak pricing is displayed.
If you are a Hyatt member, start booking your award stays now. As long as your desired hotel has a flexible cancelation, it’s in your best interest to book all speculative reservations and cancel down the line, if needed. This will lock you into the standard pricing and if your hotel happens to go down in price, you’ll receive the points back.