Hyatt introduced a new award chart for all-inclusive properties on Monday as it began onboarding 100 Apple Leisure Group hotels, across 7 brands, into the World of Hyatt program.
There are (6) categories – labeled A through F to avoid confusion with categories 1-8 in the regular award chart – and 6 new hotels have joined the program already with 50 more coming May 9 and then European all-inclusives following. All currently-available hotels are either in the second (b) or third (c) categories:
Creating this new chart meant adding existing Hyatt Ziva and Zilara all-inclusive brands into it as well. All of these hotels were already 20,000 or 25,000 points per night for a standard room and on their own separate chart.
Hyatt Senior Vice President Amy Weinberg told me there would not be “a lot of change for existing all-inclusives.” Now that they’ve been folded into the new all-inclusive chart let’s look at what happened to their pricing:
|Property Name||Category||Standard Points Required||Old Chart Pricing|
|Hyatt Zilara Cancun||C||25,000||25,000|
|Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall||C||25,000||25,000|
|Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana||C||25,000||25,000|
|Hyatt Ziva Cancun||C||25,000||25,000|
|Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun||C||25,000||25,000|
|Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall||C||25,000||25,000|
|Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana||C||25,000||25,000|
|Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta||C||25,000||20,000|
|Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos||B||20,000||20,000|
As you can see from this chart, only Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta has changed pricing, going from 20,000 points per night to 25,000 points per night. Hyatt tells me, though, that Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta will be moving to Category B at 20,000 points in the next week.
I have to give Hyatt a lot of credit here. My first instinct is to wonder whether assigning existing all-inclusives to a new award chart would be an opportunity to raise the price of redemptions. Surely at most programs it would be! And they have not done this here.